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 Need some Western Union advice for a bait

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johnson3000
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:56 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I've been corresponding this past week with a scammer who listed a car for sale on Craigslist and sent the fake Ebay escrow invoice. I've already jerked him around a bit by claiming that I tried to wire the money to the "Ebay" account in the invoice but was unable to because the my bank was advised that the account was "red flagged" and the transfer was blocked.

He quickly emailed me back saying he'd spoken to Ebay and it was because the account was "overloaded". Smile He then sent another Ebay invoice with a different account number and I plan to give him the same story about red flagging and add that the HSBC branch in London advised my bank rep that the account is not registered to Ebay and he cannot give any further details as there is an "internal investigation" being conducted. I thought this might make the scammer a little antsy.

I thought I'd then suggest sending the money via Western Union but am unfamiliar with how that works. What type of fake info should I send the scammer to make him think the money is waiting? Can he just check online? I was hoping I could get him to physically go at least 2 times to WU. Any help would be appreciated. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, the problem with sending them the 10 digit MTCN code for WU is that they can just sit at home and check it. You could use one of the baiter designed lad headaches for money transfers (see the stickies in the Baiting Help, Hints, & Tips forum)

Another option could be asking for his account to do a direct money transfer and then sending that info along to Alan (& earn a piggie)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi johnson3000, and welcome to Eater

If you are using your 'real' email address, or the scammer has it, I suggest you drop the matter and do not contact him again. We bait safe, or we don't bait at all!

If you want to continue scambaiting (what you are doing to the guy right now), I suggest you read the Stickies, Eater university and sign up in the Cherry Mentoring Program.

Also, in our help forum, you might find some ideas how to string the scammer along..

But as said: bait safe. If he has your real details, do not proceed!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

johnson3000

:yikes: welcome to the madhouse.



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a scammer who listed a car for sale on Craigslist


BertjeAass is right, don't continue from your real life email address

Do sign up for a mentor, etc.

Having said that --- I think you have options here, if you want to continue set up a nice new gmail email account under a nice new name and contact scammer afresh.

After contact from nice safe 'baiter email' and the prelims are completed, say paypal won't accept your payment becasue your bank account is not confirmed with them

say you want to send direct to his bank account (report to Alan and get a piggie)

Avoid mentioning WU or MG, if he mentions them it gives you the lead into numberous emails asking silly questions about these services. Twisted Evil We aim to keep scammers busy, spending theri loot on internet cafes, travelling and anything else that keeps them occupied and not talking to real victims.

Of course you could ALSO post detail in Surplus for the attention of other baiters Twisted Evil

There must be adirect link to the Craig List listing?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

johnson3000 wrote:

I thought I'd then suggest sending the money via Western Union but am unfamiliar with how that works. What type of fake info should I send the scammer to make him think the money is waiting? Can he just check online? I was hoping I could get him to physically go at least 2 times to WU. Any help would be appreciated. Smile


Note points from others about baiting safe. I'm not sure if he has your real email or not. Anyway, only you know that.

Just a couple of ideas.

The MTCN tourture vault
http://forum.419eater.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=183265

Then if he has trouble getting the number (which he will do, as it never gives one), say your secretary has made the payment and has sent some digits to various people who he must phone to get the digits.

That wastes his time and money. I'm happy to accept a phone call and give him one or more digits of the WU code. Drop me a private message if you want that. I'm make sure the first time I'm too busy, the next time I don't have the number, and then on the third occasion perhaps I will give him a digit. The number I will give you will cost him a lot to phone.

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