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    MCHeshPants420's Avatar Fake Shemp
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    Posted this on my forum but maybe some FST'ers have some ideas of how I should reply:

    Selling my mp3 player, got this email:

    HELLO,
    I AM INTERESTEDIN THE PURCHASE OF YOUR ITEM
    Creative JukeBox Zen NX Extra 60GB,
    WHICH WAS ADVERTISED IN MY STORE BY
    AMAZON.CO.UK,I WILL LIKE TO BUY THIS ITEM AND WILL BE
    PAYING YOU VIA PAYPAL AND I WILL LIKE THIS ITEM TO BE
    SHIPPED ASAP
    ONCE PAYMENT IS CONFIRMED,AND WILL ARRANGE THE
    SHIPPING LABEL WHICH YOU WILL USE IN DROP OFF TO ANY
    FEDEX COURIER NEAR BY,IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, KINDLY
    MAIL ME BACK WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS FOR
    PAYMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND IT WILL BE SHIPPED TO
    WESTERN AFRICA,THANKS.
    BEST REGARDS
    To which I replied:

    Thanks for your interest in the item for sale. Please use the Amazon
    shop to purchase the item. There is no need to use Paypal, nor will I
    use Paypal (or any method other than Amazon) for the sale of this
    item.

    If Amazon confirm that you have purchased the item I will gladly send
    it ASAP. Otherwise there will be no sale.

    Thanks.
    He replied:

    ok,
    i have made your payment, and i will like you to
    get this item shipped via royal mail once you got
    payment confirmation from amazon, and also i will not
    be able to send you the fedex shipping lable at the
    moment, and i will like you to ship the item via royal
    mail today.

    Up to then I was having trouble believing him but then Amazon sent me an email to clear everything up:

    Dear Dave Cheese,
    This is amazon.com new customercare we are very sorry for the inconvinience,
    we will be sending your money into your amazon account immediately.
    After Ben Jack\'s merchandise has been sent to him and after the merchandise is been sent, you should mail our customercare the tracking number for verification so that we can send the money to your account , end up the transaction on amazon and also send you a verification order confirmation.
    Ben Jack is one of our truthfull buyers at our web page,and we will try to cash out your money from his credit card been registered
    with us,so do not delay his merchandise because he complained to us that
    the item is urgently needed, so once we cash the money out of his account the money will be transfered into your amazon account,sorry for the way we contact you we are having a little problem with our customercare which will soon be sorted out in few days time, so you can go and ship
    the item.

    Note..
    You must not mail the buyer the tracking reference number, until you are told to do so, and also make sure you get back to us with the tracking reference number of the shippment to our customerservice at :
    customerserviceplan@emailaccount.com

    Buyers Shipping Address.

    Ben Jack
    14 sanni olabode street abule egba
    Agege
    lagos
    Nigeria
    23401.

    Thanks
    Manager.
    Last edited by MCHeshPants420; 06-15-2005 at 10:24 AM.

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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    Well, first of all, I'd edit my post (once more) and edit out my name, David.


    I'm not extremely familiar with amazon, but their new customercare service people seems to type in incredibly bad english. This coupled to the fact the guy is from Nigeria, I'd be extremely suspicious.
    The phishing scams are getting more sophisticated every day that passes.

    And I'm paranoid, but that doean't really count, does it?

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    Don't send 'owt til the money is in your account no matter what they say.

    See about securing a 15% surcharge for teh eye-bleedage too
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    I like the email address: customerserviceplan@emailaccount.com



    @Guillaume: Didn't see my name on there, cheers.

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    Mr. Mulder's Avatar pepper your angus BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
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    use ebay for selling mp3 players, i've sold one or two and got back more than what i paid for them

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    Obviously I didn't read it properly. I can now see that it is entirely legitimate and would urge you to send the mp3 player straight to myBen Jack's address without further phishing about.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    MCHeshPants420's Avatar Fake Shemp
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    I'm thinking of asking "Amazon" to mail me some money (in cheque form, I guess) to cover the postage before I'll send the item off.

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    It might be easy just to send him your bank details and he can just deposit the cash directly. That customer care sounds a bit iffy.

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    Nigeria is full of scammers!

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    JPaul's Avatar Fat Secret Agent
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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    Nigeria is full of scammers!
    That really is rather harsh

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