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Posted 6/28/2007 11:10 PM (#26597 - in reply to #8288)
Subject: RE: Warning, fake e-mails from bottom-feeders

Originally written by Joyce on 6/30/2005 7:19 PM

One of our list members received this email concerning an ad placed here. Please be careful and don't be scamed

"Thanks for the mail, the price is okay by me and i am ready to purchase from you immediately, i am ok with $5500 for the(bmw r100 gs/pd w/ sputnick cargo},and i want you to deletethe ad from the website, ihave a reputableshipper thatwill takecare of shipping from yourend i want to let you know i have aclient in the state that isoweing me a sum of $10,000 i will instruct him to issue you a united state postal money order or cashier check on my behalf and as soon as united state postal money order or cashier check arrives, you holdout your amount and
send the difference to my shipper THROUGH WESTERNUNION for the pick up in your place, i
hope i can trust you for mybalance??? and also you will be contacting myshipper with all neccesary information needed for pick up inyour place i.e the actual weight and exact dimension of the(bmw r100 gs/pd w/ sputnick cargo ) . if
this terms are okay b y you,moreover there parts will be ship to hollond where my son live,becuse am buying it for my son inholland, do get back to me with thefollowing
details with payment be made out to you like this
Home Address...
Full Name on united state postal money order or cashier
Telephone Nu mb er... Mobilephone number..."

This is almost the exact wording seen on other phishing scams and sad to say, people fall for this all too often. Any deal that has a friend who owes money and will pick up the goods in lieu of cash is probably a scam. Be Careful! Notice the many misspellings. Sometimes the goods are asked to be sent and the buyer wishes to use his own shipper as in this message. Never use an unverified payment address or shipper. Never release the goods until the cash has been verified at an escrow account of your own choice or an agent of your own choice. Never send a balance "owed" before the same conditions are met.

This letter is a phishing scam.

Edited by Tomcat101147 6/28/2007 11:12 PM
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