Friday, April 3, 2009

Nigerian Scam Buying Items Using Fake Paypal

There are a lot of posts on this problem, so I don't profess to be the last word on it. Indeed, this is just another post on the burgeoning problem. In fact, there is a website devoted to the past addresses and fake names used by past Nigeria-based scams.

But this one deserves a little spotlight.

It began with an ad I posted in the L.A. Craigslist, as well as on Blujay, for some 18k Tiffany Fringe Earrings. I put the ad in because, like many other people, I need the money.

And that's when it began. So I wanted to prove that I had bought the earrings myself and because, like most normal people, I threw away the receipt, I put up an image of my bank account statement. It said I could prove that I bought them myself. Which I did. All $514.19 of it. Sheesh. What was I thinking?

At any rate, I was, and am, asking for a little over $100 less than I paid for them. $400 to be specific. And I got a response within a few hours.

It sounded too good to be true. Sound familiar? What is that adage they say about "If it sounds to good to be true, it is?" Well, as much as we would like to think that we are special, individually, there is a reason that is an adage. Because it is true.

So the buyer was named "Jerry Springer": beware of that name, right? Again, sounds unreal, so it probably is. The email address, and all subsequent ones, are gmail addresses: Springerfuture011@gmail.com.

This is the content of a series of emails over the past two days, from April 1 (so appropriate) through April 3:


IS THIS ITEM STIL FOR SALE GET BACK TO ME ASAP...........

4/0/09 12:18 pm: I am very glad to hear back from you,but i will just like to know if the item is really in good condition?cos i wanna get this for my partner who is on a company project inspector in abroad, and i will not be able to come and pick it up from your place,Because am out of state for a Business trip,so i will be glad if you can help me to handle the shipping and i prefer to paying you $100 for the shipping cost via USPS EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL EMS AND YOU CAN GET THIS FROM YOUR POST OFFICE THERE....so get back to me with all details to proceed the payment and the total price including the shipping fee as well.....and i will like to pay you via paypal email account...ok.....so do get back to me now with your paypal email personal account for instant payment..ok....

Thanks.

4/1/09 11:57: YES..IT GREAT TO HAVE YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT EMAIL ID...I WILL MAKE THE PAYMENT INTO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT NOW AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS AM THROUGH WITH TRANSACTION PAYMENT.
THANKS

And finally in response to a deadline I set of a payment by 8 am PST where I said, and did, cancel my Paypal bill, this is what I received, at 12:59 pm, 4/2/09, no less:

thanks for the propmt mail,i am very busy here and right now i just transfer the money into your account..i am sure that paypal will have get back to you through your paypal email address that you use to have the account with them ..and i have add the shipping fees with the money i sent to your account so as soon as you got the notify mail from paypal i want you to kndly get the package ship to this address ..

NAME: OWOLABI KAZEEM
ADDRESS: NO 11 ADEOLUYOYE STR OFF IMALEFALAFIA ROAD
CITY; IBADAN
STATE: OYO
COUNTRY: NIGERIA
ZIP CODE: 23402

and i want this to be ship through express mail international and you can get this done in your post office there and you get back to me with the tracking number so i can forward this to paypal for final verification ...hope to hear from you back soonest ..

After my husband checked our real paypal account, and saw that there was no deposit, I decided to check the email account associated with the Paypal account.

Four emails were in my box, from, supposedly, Paypal, though the return address was different:

serviceonlinefund@mail2consultant.com, "Hank Bonds" at --can you believe it??

And now we are getting emails from hsbcgold@gmail.com that says

It is important we know the status of the item bought otherwise, legal action may be taken against you since you have not replied to the confirmation of payment made to your account by our client(Anita Morgan) via PayPal.We request for the Tracking Number to prove postage of the item in less than 24hours and we will fund the money into your account or face the consequences of LEGAL ACTION.

We believed you entered into bidding agreement by requesting money through Pay Pal , and by non response to the payment confirmation made to your account you have violate Pay Pal agreement. However the buyer has already contacted us in other to make report about your non response. We are ensuring to make PayPal a safer place, therefore we need to set confidence on our users.

Therefore, if your Money is credit into your Account before the shipment of the item, that means the item will not be shipped to the Buyer. From IC3 we give you 24hours (1days) to ship the package to the Delivery Address given to you by your buyer, and also send the Shipment Tracking Number immediately to us to verify the shipment.Immediately we confirm the shipping.You will receive a confirmation e-mail that your account has been credited.

NOTE:
Failure to respond to this means your Name and Address will be forward to the law enforcement Agency in your Country which may result to an Arrest, because you are practicing Scam, And your Account with PayPal will be BLOCKED, In order to free yourself from this'' Ship the package within 24hours and send the Shipment Tracking to PayPal for them to Verify. If you have any comment on this issue do not hesitate to contact us via our customer care email. Although we check our e-mail frequently, we do not consider it to be an alternative to telephonic contact in emergency situations.Feel free to contact us directly to this mail (serviceonlinefund@mail2consultant.com)
New York Field Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Can you believe this?

Shocking.

118 comments:

  1. is there a way I can contact you - or you contact me - because the same scam happened to me, but I was foolish enough to send the package and NEVER received payment!

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    1. Akin Lewis
      NO 7 Lawyer Hameed Street
      Stadium Road
      Ogbomoso
      23402
      Nigeria. The bastards took money from my baby they was buying my pram set on gumtree uk watch out dont send money be wasten union

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  2. I SENT MY FUCKING LAPTOP RECENTLY, AND I'M KINDA SCREWED I DON'T THINK THEY ARE IN IT FOR IDENTITY THEFT BUT STILL I DID LIKE A FRESH INSTALL OF THE OS AND NOW I'M OUT 80 DOLLARS FOR SHIPPING AND MY FUCKING LATPTOP, ANY ADVICE.

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  3. same thing happend to me, fake paypal email, but i got the asshole. bottom line is don't deal with anyone that far away. also google is a great tool. if it sounds suspicius type the issue in the box. thats how i found out.23402 is not a zip code. try it you be amazed. keep america strong,be one step a head of these d--k heads.

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  4. hey. guys. happened to me too. felt wrong from the first email they sent me. really glad i trusted my intuition. these are the addresses they used though....

    kclarke9192@gmail.com
    trackingverifier@mail2consultant.com

    Name: Anu Samuel
    Address: Opposite Zenith Bank, Sabo Road
    State: Oyo
    City: Ogbomoso
    Country: Nigeria
    Zipcode: 23438.

    hopefully this helps someone else out.

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  5. it happened to me to but they used close emails
    paypalpay@mail2pal.com

    good thing i faked the tracking number and they believed it because i had a friend that was sending a package out to nigeria for his cousin.

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  6. Sorry but WHY would anyone ship an item without receiving a payment.

    Paypal DO NOT hold transfers, ever.

    I am livid, since one of these scammers won't stop emailing me, seems that they are not reading my email as if it is automated system. Must be.

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  7. Yea.. i am fuming right now... Yea I am stupid... but do not respond to me if ur just gonna lecture me what I shouldnt have done... so anyway... i got screwed too... have any of you found what we can do to try to get our items back or anything? I wanna buy a ticket head out there and hunt these pricks down

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  8. i lost my new iphone worth $700 to me because i bought it on ebay and also paid $31 for postal service and more stuff ...........
    i dont know whether some one will do something to stop this, BUT i will do something ..... and teach the scammer a lesson that nigerians scammer will not forget

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  9. The same thing happened to me this week. I was selling a camera on craigslist, when a man named Nick Douglas contacted and offered on it. He requested a paypal request, so I obliged. Soon thereafter I started receiving emails from what I thought was paypal. The email address was service@paypal.com Sounds legit, right? It required me to ship the item, send the tracking number to paypalpay@mail2pal.com. Although I had suspicious feelings, I went on with the transaction. I dropped it off at the post office today, sent the tracking number and recieved an email in return containing several grammatical errors. Feeling even more suspicious, I started doing my homework (which I should have done previously). I came upon this blog and promptly called the post office and requested a cancellation of the shipment. The readily obliged, and I was luckily saved from the scam. Beware of Nigerians...I should have known better after the fuckers tried to blow up Detroit.

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  10. I just got scammed a lady contacted me on craigslist wanting to buy a laptop, she asked to pay through pay pal and I said ok, I sent the package thinking ok it sounds legit, once again I get an email a few days later, asking to send 300 dollars for a custom fee. I sent it, then I get an email asking for another 600 dollars, then I thought no way this is real, I contacted pay pal and they said it was a scam, I called the post office and tried to track the package but it had already left the united states, Is there anything that we can do about this now i'm out a laptop and 300 dollars. I feel so stupid never again will I do business with nigerians.

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  12. Hey everybody, do you think this is a good solution. First, make a temporary Email account at gmail/yahoo. that way if they want to spam you, who cares. its not your main account. then send an email like so:


    Dear Buyer

    1. Please send the payment to TemporaryEmailAccount@yahoo.com the paypal website. And, Send me an email at TemporaryEmailAccount@yahoo.com letting me know that you have sent the payment thru paypal immediately after. In the email, include exactly where I am shipping the computer (name, street address, city, state, country zip code). Also, acknowledge the fact that there will be no more money exchange, payments or anything else dealing with money in relation to this transaction. Should any issue relating to money arise after you send this email, you (the buyer) will be responsible no matter what.
    2. Once i can see the payment in my "history" I will verify that the money transfer is legitimate. This should only take seconds to do after recieving the notification email that you have sent the payment thru paypal.
    3. I will phone up paypal immediately after at 402-935-2050 to verify that the payment is complete.
    4. In 3-5 business days i will send you the item via fedex (as well as cash out on the money to make sure this is not a bogus transaction). Fedex will package it, and send it. (It will be sent with confirmation delivery). I will email you the tracking number.


    thank you

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  13. my name is stephen and i am thorougly ashamed to call my self a nigerian but while i sympathise with your situaion i want you to know that those pricks who are scamming people are already being hunted downby the govt, as well as good hearted nigerians, for Gods sake we are over 140 million people, we all cant be bad. just like you have bad guys in your countries as wellbut that does not make you all bad too. nigerians need you to help us fight the scammers by not responding to their mails and making sure that YOU GET PAID FIRST BEFORE SENDING ANYTHING TO NIGERIA. TRUELY SORRY FOR ALL YOUR LOSSES.

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  14. This is me doing the research before agreeing to sell the item to someone in Nigeria.

    jsvlad, your letter is excellent, and I hope you don't mind that I've copied it and will send it to the guy who wanted me to send my jewellery pieces advertised on kijiji.ca to his wife in Nigeria for her b-day rushrush!

    My guy uses the email addy garrymary68@yahoo.com. I did an ip search using the email headers and found that it was sent from Nigeria (even though he said he was "out of the state"). A red flad went up immediately, and I ended up here through a google search on the topic of nigeria paypal scams.

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  15. I just sent a laptop to Nigeria as well...Global Express...not only am I out a laptop, but over $200 to send it...I am now kicking myself...my intuition told me this is not right....but I trusted the buyer....did the same with a Zune going to China. I am struggling between blaming myself for being so trusting (or stupid)....and being absolutely livid at these SOBs....What goes around comes around...I guess if you have to make a living trying to screw people with scams...I should feels sorry for them...I guess I made another charitable donation this year... I did send all my emails to Paypal so they can continue to combat this problem. C'est la vie....
    At least I have found some comfort knowing I was not the only one who was trusting...

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  16. yep, me too.... awful. i was all excited to get this thing sold and it was a hefty sum of cash. but paypal through the UK for NIGERIA? eh.... plus, they missed a word in the first sentence from their suspicious PayPal reps..... anyways. this one was from:

    Name: Abel R
    Address: No 185 Iremo Street,
    City: Ile Ife,
    State: Osun State,
    Zip Code: 234036,
    Country: Nigeria
    Tel: +2348139366534

    that was his "brother". his name was holbern abel. and now he's still almost screaming, send it!!! send it!!! "i want you to ship immediately" was the last one wherein i said "oh bite me, you're scammers". losers.

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  17. Here's another one:
    Seun Adejumo
    No 14 Agbowo U.I Road,
    Ibadan,
    Oyo,
    23402,
    Nigeria,
    +2348132380904.

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  18. i receive email on 2010 March 8 at 12:57am from someone who want to buy my camera from MARKETPLACE in FACEBOOK..me too..i was all excited to get this thing sold and it was a hefty sum of cash. but something fishy about her profile in FACEBOOK....she was a white lady name Jennifer Cole buying the camera for her grandson with below detail..

    Name;.........Abraham Ekpo
    Address:.....N0,33 Olayinka Street Ijeshatedo
    City:............Surulere
    State:...........Lagos
    Country:........Nigeria
    Zipcode:........23401

    thanks god after read all this email and comments, i cancel to send the item..

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  19. well here's another one...LOL..

    Williams Oluwatoyin
    47 Alhaji Bakare str,Ojodu Berger
    Ikeja
    Lagos State
    Nigeria
    23401
    Tel:+2348023852016

    they sent me an email confirming i had been paid amount of GBP 435 for HTC mobile set that i listed on ebay. but my paypal account didnt show anything

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  20. Name: Okubadejo Hamed.A.
    Address: No 15 owutotoro road,
    City: Abeokuta,
    State: Ogun
    Country: Nigeria
    Zip Code: 110001

    Luckily I did the standard 5-8 day shipping instead of express, I sent the package off today, looked up this scam and called again they said I have enough time to cancel the delivery tomorrow before it leaves the U.S. Once the package leaves and ends up in customs, the U.S.P.S doesn't have any jurisdiction. I received e-mail saying the payment has been confirmed but there is a delay of paypal and be patient, and begged saying don't cancel the delivery...yeah right.

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  21. I just got this one, Good thing I googled nigerian paypal scams huh... I almost sent out a 2 carat diamond ring.lol !


    HERE IS THE ADDRESS

    Innocent Adaikwu,
    No 158 Baptist Church Owu, totoro,
    Abeokuta,
    Ogun State.
    Nigeria.
    121101.
    2348078054121

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  22. Wow! I'm glad I read this web page! I almost got scammed by the Nigerians too!! I posted a very expensive watch on Craigslist just last night and a woman (Alice Cage=bjdoman2003@gmail.com) responded to my ad asking what my final price would be. She then quickly responded she would be willing to throw in much more than I was even asking (which was fishy) and said that she was going to transfer the money through PayPal (immediately). I sent her the Money Request and she then tells me the funds couldn't be released until I gave her a tracking number (same as the other victim stories). I too was very convinced that it was all legit when I received an email that seemed so professional and convincing:

    From: "service@paypal.com."
    Date: May 26, 2010 11:35:21 AM EDT
    To: ....@gmail.com
    Subject: PayPal Payment Notification: Temporary Hold Pending Verification (Routing Code: C840-L001-Q999-T8497) Confirmed

    I am real glad I read this site. I just told that person that the deal is off and that I knew it was a SCAM!

    It's sad that there are so many deceiving people out in the world who can care less what they take from others!

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  23. Oh, and the "Shipping Address" they gave me was:

    Shipping Information

    Address: Name: Oluwatobi Erabor
    Address; No 9 Agbowo Ui,
    City ;Ibadan
    State ;Oyo state
    Country ;Nigeria
    Zipcode ;23402
    Phone: 2348071550923

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  24. Ya I got scammed too. Expensive nikon camera sent to LAGOS, NIGERIA

    Ive been tracking the item but last data shows it left NYC and that was over 2 weeks ago... Is there anything USPS can do to recall the item? I dont even know where the package was shipped to from NYC but they dont know anything from the tracking number. Is there absolutely anything they can do to get the package back? or if it was insured can I somehow recover damages? it was insured with delivery confirmation.

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  25. hahahahahaha!!! same here! selling ipod touch on craigslist...said her son was schooling in nigeria....really...? caught that idiot only because my father had gotten scammed 3 days before me on an ipad....wow, this is insain....heres my "NY girl trying to get the ipod to her son schooling in nigeria".



    gabsara2@googlemail.com
    NAME: Bamidele Tosin
    Address: No 4 madojutimi Street,
    CITY: Abeokuta
    STATE: Ogun state
    COUNTRY: Nigeria
    CODE:23439

    be careful guys and gals. they will go to some lengths to getcha. just dont send to anywhere other than the US, period!

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  26. I also posted item on Craigs List & had very quick response from Raimi Azeez at No 158 Baptist Church Owu, totoro, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria 121101. He offered more than item was priced (1st red flag). He was anxious to get item, wanted it shipped immediately. I received fake email from PayPal stating there was Temporary Hold Pending Verification. Email went on to say funds would be credited to my account when tracking number was sent to postageverificationteam@representative.com. Fortunately, I did Google search & found all your stories. Thanks so much for sharing. You have saved me a lot of grief. Isn't there some way to stop these low lifes?

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  27. This **** tried it on with me. Needless to say it was a clear scam, I waited for the address:

    Watch out for this guy, same crap:

    johnlipton001@gmail.com

    Hello,
    Thanks for the message , i will like to inform you that am willing
    to buy and pay for this item so kindly send me this information for
    the payment of the item :

    Your Full Name:
    PayPal Email Address:
    Total Cost:


    Here is the shipping address below:

    Name:John Obrien
    Address:NO 3 oba adesida road
    State:Ondo State
    City :Akure
    Country:Nigeria
    Zip Code:23434

    Thanks Alot i will be waiting for your reply as soon as possible

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    1. He's still using that e-mail ... It almost happened to me this week! But i cought him before!

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  28. if i dont respond to these people that are scamming me do i get in trouble or do they just not get a product and i get no money? cuz this is happening to me right now!

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  29. THank god for you people!!! CODY- the same exact niger just tried stealing my Droid Eris for her son in school in Nigeria. She said she was from NY and need this shipped to her son asap- this is the email that made me realize it was a scam!>>>>


    I have just made out the payment online now.Go and check the mail you
    used in opening your paypal account the confirmation mail have been
    sent there check the inbox or the spam message you should see it
    there........ I will also like you to know that i am having some little
    problems with my fedex account as i checked it online now and i was asked to
    reactivate it so i cant do that now as i have to sort one or two thing out
    with them.So i am sorry as i wont be handling shipment through my fedex
    account again.So, pls get the postage cost to the following address
    via post office(USPS REGISTERED MAIL at the usps office) and
    ship out the item via post office (REGISTERED MAIL) asap cos i have told my
    son to be expecting it. I have also included $30 extra for the shipping. i
    think that should be enough for you to ship
    NAME: Bamidele Tosin
    Address: No 4 madojutimi Street,
    CITY: Abeokuta
    STATE: Ogun state
    COUNTRY: Nigeria
    CODE:23439
    Let me know how much it costs you to ship.After you ship get back to me
    with the amount you used to ship. .I am really sorry for the inconveniences.

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  30. OH MY GOSH!! so happy i found this post.

    was about to sell my laptop to a lady from "utah" who wanted to send her son who is studying abroad in west africa a gift. (why didnt he already have a laptop with him??) so she "sends me the payment" thru paypal, and i get a fishy email from paypal saying that once i send the tracking number of the item i shipped, i'll get my money. she also included that she wants me to send it straight to nigeria now. i took the laptop to the post office just to make sure she gave me enough money for shipping and the lady working there told me i better check this out further because she's seen a lot of scams like this... so i looked back at all of my old paypal emails, they all look different than the one that "Dr. Jenny Cloes" sent me. i googled the tracking number and found a blog about a paypal fraud. i did a little more research and came across this blog. and THANK GOODNESS. so i wrote back and told dr jenny cloes that i cannot send the item anymore and she writes back saying that she will take me to court. oh i'm so scared.. haha

    the address i was to send it to was:

    Bethrand CJ
    13 Affa Street Uwani
    Enugu State
    Enugu
    23442
    Nigeria

    hope this helps!

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  33. THANK YOU!!! You saved me from sending my item out and getting screwed! This time they were using janetmark01@gmail.com...

    Address was:
    NAME: Bamidele Tosin
    Address: No 4 madojutimi Street,
    CITY: Abeokuta
    STATE: Ogun state
    COUNTRY: Nigeria
    CODE:23439

    I sent them a f-bomb filled email back... bullet dodged.

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  34. Also... this is the email they sent me. Same as another above, so they are just copying and pasting.

    I have just made out the payment online now.Go and check the mail you
    used in opening your paypal account the confirmation mail have been
    sent there check the inbox or the spam message you should see it
    there........ I will also like you to know that i am having some little
    problems with my fedex account as i checked it online now and i was asked to
    reactivate it so i cant do that now as i have to sort one or two thing out
    with them.So i am sorry as i wont be handling shipment through my fedex
    account again.So, pls get the postage cost to the following address
    via post office(USPS EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL MAIL at the usps office) and
    ship out the item via post office (EXPRESS MAIL) asap cos i have told my
    son to be expecting it. I have also included $70 extra for the shipping. i
    think that should be enough for you to ship

    NAME: Bamidele Tosin
    Address: No 4 madojutimi Street,
    CITY: Abeokuta
    STATE: Ogun state
    COUNTRY: Nigeria
    CODE:23439

    Let me know how much it costs you to ship.After you ship get back to me
    with the amount you used to ship. .I am really sorry for the inconveniences.
    The tracking number will start from EG**********US
    AND LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS YOU DO THAT..
    THANKS

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  35. same here received a ad reply from gumtree asking me to post an item to this alice bjdoman2003@gmail.com
    making some stupid demands to post the item and send them a tracking number to get the details released.. i asked for the delivery address curious to see what they give me .. if its local i'll make the delivery my self .. with a few mates.....

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  37. I got the same scam... I almost sent out and ipad but I had a funny feeling something was up. I searched the address on google and this post came up.... THANK YOU FOR POSTING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS. I called paypal, reported them as well as forwarded the fraudulent emails and sent them a nasty email in return. Now they are sending me emails that they are going to report me to the fbi and their lawyer?!? Good luck fuckers. The email addresses they used were: timmytin124@gmail.com and jole212@gmail.com

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  38. I was suspicious that something fishy was going on today, so i googled an address in nigeria that I sent an item to on friday. This is the address

    Name:Funsho James.
    No 22 Owode-Estate Apata,
    City:Ibadan
    State:Oyo-State
    Zip Code:+23402
    Country: Nigeria

    I am absolutely devastated. Not only did I send a brand new phone worth 130euro but I then recieved an email from paypal saying the needed me to send 200euro through western union as my account had 350 euro going into it instead of 150. I was 100% sure that I was actually dealing with paypal.

    The email they used was "service@paypal.com."

    I feel like such an IDIOT! And now i'm broke for the rest of the month.

    Heartless shits!

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  39. 3 days later and 7 similar emails from 'interested' buyers for my laptop. I suppose my laptop must be very special for it to be shipped all the way to Nigeria from South Africa where I stay (mind u, one address was in Cairo, Egypt) - o yes, I remember, they don't sell laptops in Africa......yeah right.........I wasn't only bombarded by these emails, but SMS's as well where these fraudsters fabricate banking institution proof of payment statements. They would present you with such a statement, you will hand over the item and later find that payment was never made. If you call and advise that you call the police they will calmly respond and say that they know where you live/work (happened to my girlfriend a while ago).

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  40. I got the timmytin124@gmail email too. from some lady claiming to be Gabler Sara living in New York and her son lives in Nigeria. I called paypal, reported it, and just sent the person an email saying "called paypal. You aren't legit. You aren't getting my camera. Screw you."

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  41. selling my netbook on craiglist. got an offer from a jenifercloud@gmail.com who wanted to give me $30 more than i was asking in order to close the auction. Sending it to her son who was studying overseas. The sons name being completely different. Got the scam paypal notice emails through gmail. Looked up the details of the email, and they were sent using gmail.com, and not paypal.com. So always check the details of the email if things dont seem legitamite

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  42. email jus received by a Sara Gabler at timmytin124@gmail.com

    Thanks for you reply,i am located in Remsenburg city in NY,i really need to buy this and send to my son schooling outside the state as a gift .I have been trying to buy this on ebay but its so very stressful buying on ebay.I will offer you $150 so as to close the auction as soon as possible.I will be paying through PAYPAL because i have a verified account with paypal.So kindly get back with your paypal email address so i can make payment into your paypal account.Once payment clears,shipment will be handled by me through my personal fedex account,so you dont have to pay for shipment.Get back to me if my approval is granted.I would like to see the pictures please. Thanks.


    _______
    i had pictures up on craigslist already. freakin scammers

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  43. really wish i'd seen this blog 3 days ago. got scammed myself, sent out an ipod touch to a buyer's "cousin" in Nigeria after emails from "service@Paypal" claimed that that the item had been paid for. didn't get suspicious until 24 hours later when "paypal" reported an overdraft of $200 that i needed to reimburse the buyer by way of a bank check. By the time I got off the phone with the real PayPal, my ipod had left the country.

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  44. I am soooo glad i found this post also. I was getting excited to finally sell my camera before Christmas. But I have ran into a few people trying to scam me before and decided to research this one also.

    I was emailed by an Alice Sandra asking if it was still for sale and how much.

    Later after i emailed her she said she will pay me through her verified paypal account and handle the packages herself through her personal FedEx account.After i agreed she sent me an email "from PayPal Services" saying she sent me the money and once i sent her the tracking number she will confirm the payment into my account then said there was issues with her FedEx account and i needed to send it ASAP USPS her son is expecting it.

    good thing i didnt send it though.
    All I have to say is try and deal local and if you meet up make sure its in a public place with a lot of people around.

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  45. FUCK JENIFER CLOUD! I really wish I googled her name and found out about this earlier. I should've stuck with my gut feeling and knew it was a scam but when I got an email from paypal saying I was delaying the sending that they would get the FBI involved and become a legal matter which made me send it asap. I lost my entire house and everything in a flood and that was going to help me out financially. And as always I get fucked from the scum of this earth. FUCK HERRRRRRRRRR.

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  46. Same thing just happened to me "Ethan Noah" is the named they used, email address etanoah@gmail.com. He sent me money via paypal and I received a confermation email from paypal. It all seemed lagit until I checked the address he sent me

    Name: Feranmi James
    Address: No 9 Eleweran Street
    City: Abeokuta
    State: Ogun state
    Country: Nigeria
    Zip code: 23403

    And this post showed up of this blog. So I called paypal customer service and asked if the money had gone through. she told me there was nothing showing where any money had come through. I told her well paypal sent me an email confirming the transaction, she said we have not sent you any emails. She asked what email address was used by paypal I told her "service@paypal.org".......she said that is a fraudulent account and to forward it to there spoof dept. so I did! I learned that the only way to know if it is a true email from paypal is that it will say service@paypal.com not .org!

    So thanks for this bog post it saved me from loosing a $500 phone!

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  47. Thank you everyone for posting on this blog, because I had just avoided a horrific scam! Wow. Last night I posted a Canon Powershot SD1400is for $150 on Facebook MarketPlace, and this lady named "Mary Luse" sent me a message saying she is willing to pay for $280, asked for my paypal account, wanted me to send her an email of pictures and take down the listing right away. All in poor grammar too. On her Facebook wall was nothing but responding to listings at the MarketPlace, so that is a sign! On her info it says she worked for Grooveshark and went to college in Georgia. UGH! DISGUSTING.

    So here are the infos:

    Mary Luse
    lusemary29@yahoo.com

    33 Olayinka Street Ijeshatedo
    Surulere
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    23401
    Receiver #: +2345081604789

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  48. Fortunately for me, I caught the bad spelling and grammar right away. They also sent the same type of email from 2 different people. One wanted the laptop for his wife (gordonjones@aol.com), the other for his minister's wife (holy4man). He tried the PayPal thing, so we told we only accept Credit Cards. He had the audacity to say he only uses PayPal because there is so much fraud. So, I wanted to have little fun with this guy. So, I send him a link to my PayPal Request for money. The link looked like this user1234/paypal/payment. However, the link went to the FBI cyber crime homepage. I couldn't believe it - the guy wrote back and said he didn't understand the link and please send him a real PayPal money request. So, I send him a note with "my apologies". I said I forgot a word in the link. I told him for security reasons, he must use the link to access the payment request. I ended the note with "This will get you exactly what you need." This time, I made the link go to whatismyip.com. So, when he clicks on the link, the webpage pops up with the words "Your IP address is XXX.XX.XXXX". Except the X's are his actual IP address. So, it looks like I sent him his actual IP address. Needless to say, he hasn't contacted me again.
    The only reason I caught this is because I am familiar with computers. What bothers me, my friends and family are not. I have received numerous calls and emails from people that are a bit nervous about a request like this, so they ask me to check it out first. Like many of you, I googled the names. Anyone can fall for this. If you did, you are just a good person and thought you were doing the right thing. The best thing we can all do to help is notify PayPal,Craigslist, EBay, and the email service they are using like Yahoo, aol, gmail. Then, tell everyone you know what to watch for - the broken English, the shipping request, the PayPal request, etc.
    It's not just Nigeria that does this stuff, trust me. Craigslist especially is full of scammers and cons. I have seen ads with signed antiques listed and include pictures. They don't promise authenticity, they say "Found in my grandmother's attic. Don't know if they are real, so I will sacrifice for $50." What they have is something they bought at Hobby Lobby (if it's that nice) for about $20 and they scratched the "artist's" signature on the bottom. The moral of this story, just be careful. It might happen to you once, but it won't happen to you again. Those of you that took the time to post, saved a lot of other people from being ripped off. Thank you for that.

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  49. Dave Cole is apparently the scammer's user name and his email is davecole8@gmail.com. This is the fake info below, hope it helps out someone before another person gets scammed!!

    Name: Olaiya Adeolu
    Address: No 6b, Ilupeju quarters apata.
    City: Ibadan
    State: Oyo
    Country:Nigeria
    Zip code:23402
    Phone #: +2347055302945

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  50. Recognized the scam immediately when I got the email... Posting the info for others:

    Simpson Bright
    No,11 abiola way.
    Abeokuta,Ogun
    Nigeria,23439

    Michael Smith

    Emails address so far:
    stageade5050@gmail.com
    Michael Smith [nikexyz001@gmail.com]

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  51. These are the email address that Michael Smith used trying to buy a blackberry Storm from me. Also sends fake paypal payment transactions that look real. Forwarded all info to paypal.

    nikexyz001@gmail.com, "service@intl.paypal.com." Add to Contacts



    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------




    Dear Gabe Mezei,

    Reports from database records shows that you have received a payment of $255.00.CAD,Verification of shipment tracking number is required to complete the pending transaction. Therefore, you are mandated to ship the package within 18 Hours and supply the Shipment Reference (Tracking Number/Bar Code, as appears on the shipment receipt). Your account is being monitored and the funds will be accessible in your account when the reference(s) are received.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The pending funds has been debited from the buyer's account for security measures.




    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Forward the Tracking Number directly to Verification Department : customers_concerned@consultant.com.
    Be advised that this is a security measure to protect both parties involved in this transaction.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Thanks you for using PayPal ,
    The PayPal team.



    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Copyright ©1999-2011 PayPal. All rights reserved.
    PayPal E-mail I..D PP27

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  52. This is latest news to this nigerian prick,
    I nearly get scammed with Fake PayPal Acc and not losing my laptop to this scammer, below i paste the latest transaction confirmation that i get from PayPal

    Carl England just sent you an Auction Payment using PayPal.

    sylvastrange@gmail.com is a Verified buyer.

    Payment Details:

    Amount: $400.00 USD

    Transaction"ID: 5Y765772CS5622206
    Status: Confirmed

    Shipping and Handling:
    USPS Express Mail.

    Note from buyer:
    You Have Been Paid For:
    BenQ JoyBook R53U.

    Shipping Information

    Address :
    NAME:Paul Alfred
    ADDRESS:25 Oyemekun Rd
    CITY:Akure
    STATE:Ondo State
    ZIP-CODE:23434
    COUNTRY:Nigeria

    Address Status: Confirmed

    Yes my feeling this a scammed until i bring forth to this website... thank GOD!
    Already report to spoof@paypal.com
    and deleted the email transaction tru my gmail acc.

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  53. Oh thnk god i read this blog.crrdits to 18th descendant of perak.bcz of what his wrote,he save me from this scammed.

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  54. We got this response after posting an ad on Craigslist for an SLR camera. Can't believe I was ready to send it out to her and even gave her my phone number!!

    Thank you so much y'all for posting on this site. I copied and pasted the email to google and found "Jenifer Cloud" and this site.

    Below is the email I got. Can't believe they have the gall to do this!!


    >
    > On Mar 23, 2011, at 11:08 AM, jenifer cloud wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks for you reply,i am located in Remsenburg city
    >> in NY,i really need to buy this and send to my
    >> son schooling outside the state as a gift .I have
    >> been trying to buy this on ebay but its so very stressful
    >> buying on ebay.I will offer you $280 so as to close the
    >> auction as soon as possible.I will be paying through PAYPAL
    >> because i have a verified account with paypal.So kindly get back with
    >> your paypal email address so i can make payment into your paypal
    >> account.Once payment clears,shipment will be handled by me through my
    >> personal fedex account,so you dont have to pay for
    >> shipment.Get back to me if my approval is granted.I would like to see
    >> the pictures please.
    >> Thanks
    >>

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  55. hi Guys,
    the same thing happened on me. But it is still in PROCESS.
    I've send the money to Nigeria today, but I finally stoped this, and get it back. The point is: I've send a guitar to USA, from Poland, europe.
    The item is on the way NOW.The adress:
    Alvaro Carvajal 78 park ave apartment
    2a Summit 07901, New Jersey

    could anybody from Summit help me to contact they local UPS departament before these guys get my item? I've already asked UPS to stop delivery, but it is a long way, I'm not sure if they really will do this.
    The good thing is: I didn't send anything to NIgeria.
    The bad thing: I still didn't receive a message from UPS if they send my item back to POland.
    Can anybody from USA help me? Do you know where exactly should i write? Or maybe you know anyone from UPS there?
    If I stop this before monday, april 25th 2011 it is the chance to get my item back.
    Please help...

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  56. Scammer:

    johnniewalker0003@gmail.com

    I have just made out the payment online now.Go and check the mail you
    used in opening your PayPal account the confirmation mail have been
    sent there check the in-box or the spam message you should see it
    there........ I will also like you to know that i am having some little
    problems with my FedEx account as i checked it online now and i was asked to
    reactivate it so i cant do that now as i have to sort one or two thing out
    with them.So i am sorry as i wont be handling shipment through my FedEx
    account again.So, pls get the postage cost to the following address
    via post office(USPS EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL at the
    USPS office) and ship out the item via post office (EXPRESS MAIL)
    asap cos i have told my son to be expecting it. I have also included
    $80 extra for the shipping. i think that should be enough for you to
    ship..............

    NAME: Bamidele Tosin
    Address: NO 4 madojutimi street
    CITY: Abeokuta
    STATE: Ogun state
    COUNTRY: Nigeria
    CODE:23439.

    Let me know how much it costs you to ship.After you ship get back to me
    with the amount you used to ship. .I am really sorry for the inconveniences.

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  57. Yet another Scamer:

    stevenmark951@gmail.com

    Hello There,
    I have remitted payment to you via PayPal and I also paid PayPal charges to
    ensure you get full payment. the shipping address is registered with PayPal
    and they should send it to you in the payment notification. please check
    your PayPal account email address for the payment confirmation notice as i
    have been debited.Kindly Ship the item to my Representative as soon as
    possible and
    let me know when that is done.

    Name:Taofeek Oladosu
    Address:No 9 Eleweran Street
    City:Abeokuta
    State:Ogun State
    Country:Nigeria
    Zip Code:23403
    Pls make sure its well packed with the available accessories ok...
    NOTE:Do ship the item via USPS (EMS) Global Express Mail International
    Speed Post 3-5 days shipping...Not FEDEX,UPS,DHL.

    NOTE:To the Nigeria situation do not include the item value when you get to
    the post,so the clearance will be affordable there.

    Thanks and nice doing business with you.

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  58. Trying to scam a diamond ring listed on Craigslist.

    Using gmail email addresss for contact and a blumail.org address for "the sting" follow up.

    Uses the name "Paul Cage" and/or "Mike Cage"

    Uses these email addresses

    pcage18@gmail.com

    and

    lcage18@gmail.com

    and

    mikec17@blumail.org

    Shipping address:

    Name: Paul Ayodele
    Address: Federal Housing Estate B24/25
    City: Abeokuta
    State: Ogun
    Country: Nigeria
    Postal Code: 234039
    Tel; +2347054313822

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  59. Another Nigerian Craigslist scammer using the addresses below

    markadrew200@gmail.com

    pponlineservice@consultant.com

    NAME : SIKIRU BAYONLE
    ADDRESS : 40 ORI OLA AGBOWO UI
    CITY : IBADAN
    STATE : OYO
    COUNTRY : NIGERIA
    ZIPCODE : 23402

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  60. //Same Email was sent to me when I was selling my Laptop In Belfast Northern Ireland - Unbelievable!//

    As soon as I seen Nigeria, I was like.. Fuck off!

    Anyways, below is the emails they sent me...
    (NOTICE THE TERRIBLE GRAMMAR !!!)


    THEY ARE GOING BY NAME OF ANN McKENNA & SANDRA HUMISTON

    >
    >Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 05:05:28 -0700
    > Subject: Re: Hp Laptop Excellent Condition Windows 7 Bargain" (ad# 79134102)
    > From: ann.mckena@gmail.com
    > To: ******MY EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED******
    >

    Hi there, thanks for your quick response, i really want to buy this
    item off you but i want it for my friend who has just been posted to
    West Africa on a training course, i want to send it as a Birthday
    Present, i would have loved to come for the collection and post it
    myself but I'm not in the UK presently, I'm in Finland with my boss on
    a business trip, so I'll really be happy if you can help me out. I
    will be offering you £40 for the postage cost....
    kindly reply me with a PayPal money request for the total cost of the
    item plus the postage cost that I'm offering and I'll make the payment
    asap. I hope to read from you soon.

    ********READ from me???? What?? ASSHOLE!********


    Cheers,

    Ann

    Name: Big Timi
    Address:Block A Room 3b Akerele Street,
    City:Surulere
    State:Lagos
    Country:Nigeria
    Zip Code:23401



    Response from me -------


    Hi Ann,

    Im happy to help you out, though ill hold the Laptop until you return from your business trip and you can collect in person.

    Many Thanks,
    Stephen


    /// LOL THE DICK HEAD actually thinks im falling for it ///


    Email from SCAMMER>>>>>

    THANKS FOR THE MAIL I CANT SAY FOR NOW CUS AM ON A BUSINESS FOR KNOW
    SO I WILL LIKE YOU TO GET BACK TO ME WITH YOUR PAY PAL MONEY REQUEST
    SO THAT I CAN MAKE THE PAYMENT ASAP ....




    RESPONSIVE FROM ME -------

    You must think I'm stupid do you??. If you think for a second that I'm going to fall for your scam you miserable cunt. I've tracked your ip address and you are not in Finland you arsehole. I've passed this info onto the police who are going to trace you.. Good luck getting ass raped in prison!




    GUYS BEWARE OF THESE PESTS!!

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  61. I almost just got scammed my Mark Adrew, email markadrew200@gmail.com. I at first received emails which looked like they were from the service team at paypal and said they froze the funds from Mark until I give them tracking information to Paypal. I called Paypal and they said they have no such option. I was about to walk out the door and send my $600 projector to this scamming bastard! Thankfully my instincts were telling me something was wrong!

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  62. There are a lot of idiots in our country. You really send a package that quickly when someone says they sent money to your paypal account? you didnt even log in to your account?!! Check first dumbasses. now i feel like getting into this scam business, i knew our country's avergae IQ went down, but DAMN!!

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  63. Bastards!!! I Just got one today and googled the address and up pops this. little ape was trying to make me send my brand new camera to nigeria to his "pastor" LMAO..!!

    If you read pay pals terms and conditions it states that you MUST send it to the other person registered pay pal address otherwise they are not insured to help you in any way shape or form!! thats why these guys tell us its for a brither uncle pet fish..etc...

    xx

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  64. They get away with it because payment looks like its there.. but its actually just pending...but I would have the money in the palm of my hand before sending anything!!!!!

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  65. Just to add more information of scammers:

    Eric Simpson
    enic6061@gmail.com

    Mike Austin
    160 Allen St.
    Rutland, VT
    05701 USA

    Emails came from stageade5050@gmail.com on behalf of service@intl.paypal.com and customers.concerned@consultant.com

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  66. Carl England sylvastrange@gmail.com tried to buy my macbook pro. DO NOT sell to this person. Luckily I did my research after doing ANYTHING else. I did NOT request payment via paypal, so... thank god, that was a close one.

    IF YOU DON'T GET THE MONEY, DON'T SHIP THE ITEM. That's the way it works, people. If you can't spend the money, you don't HAVE the money.

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  67. ppaidmoneytransfer@officeemail.net
    profalex093@gmail.com

    Name: Mark Johnson
    Address: Isale Afa street
    No,16 Odorasoyin,
    City: Ijebu ode.
    State: ogun state
    Cuntry: Nigeria
    zipcode: 234039..
    Phone: +2347037999423

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  68. These people aren't as slick as they think. We advertised a used pickup truck for a family friend and early the next day, we had a hit from this guy:

    nickgrant0003@gmail.com

    His English is atrocious, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt until the third email, when he asked for our Paypal email address to transfer money "ASAP", trying to pressure us into giving info.

    I googled his email and found a similar email address ending in 0003@gmail.com, found this website.

    Notified Paypal of the scam, spoke with a friend who is a State Trooper. No money or goods changed hands, nothing can be done. I may invite him over to pickup the truck so I can have a face to face with "Nick."

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  69. Got scammed too, and the person keeps telling me that they are going to pay me and how can they make me believe them, so I told them to tell me where their son was going to college, since that is who my phone that I "sold" him was for, and I would go figure it out with him...Mark Abel, Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria is where mine came from, and he couldn't use his fedex acct. either, etc. etc...I told him that if he was a real person to be careful from now on opening packages that they scammed because who knows what might really be in it...

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  70. profalex093@gmail.com
    profalex0001@gmail.com
    drcollinjude073@gmail.com

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  71. Here is my fake Jason. Same old story as all the posts above. So I'm NOT sending my camera to Nigeria, obviously, and I thank all of you for that. But can someone explain to me the angle here? Are the items people send actually getting to the spammers??
    And what should I expect from this point forward? More junk e-mails, certainly, but should I I expect that the person will try to hack my PayPal account? Or is there a possibility of identity fraud? I assume those answers are no, because I haven't seen them mentioned in the posts above.
    Jason Russell
    Jason Russell

    Take good care.

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  72. another fraud to add to the list... I certainly hope ppl don't get scammed with this...

    On 5 January 2012 21:15, alex steve wrote:
    this is my son address here is the
    Shipping Information


    Name: Mark Johnson
    Address: Isale Afa street
    No,16 Odorasoyin,
    City: Ijebu ode.
    State: ogun state
    Cuntry: Nigeria
    zipcode: 234039..
    Phone: +2347037999423
    so get back to me with your paypal money request so i can make the payment
    thanks

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  73. Hello,
    I just got the same thing happining to me today. I had contact paypal and they told me it was fake. He was going by the name of STEVE COURTNEY (livingthalifealone@hotmail.com) Here the info I got:

    Name: Mr Babajide Olalere
    Address: No 24, bolumole street kuto,
    City: Abeokuta
    State: Ogun State,
    Country: Nigeria
    Post Code: 234039
    Tell: +234-803-404-7393.

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    Replies
    1. Yep, same here; only this time whoever the scammer is they're using livingthalifealone@gmail.com - buyers and sellers BEWARE!

      Delete
  74. Hey guys, here is another story. Listed my used iPod touch on gumtree.com, a guy called "James Kenneth" (later Michael, also Eddy...muhahahaha):

    "Sorry but I would like to post the item to my colleague who was transferred
    > abroad as a surprise gift. I'm presently on duty on a vessel so i will like
    > you to post the item on my behalf. I'll be offering £20 for shipping and
    > postage via royal mail International signed for, and I'm paying via paypal.
    > here is my paypal email for you to send a request to: jamyk6252@gmail.com"

    Got fake Paypal notifications, and thank god i listened to my intuition, called paypal and i've been told that e-mail didn't really exist.

    Sent a fake receipt to the fucking scammers, now they want 150GBP from me LMFAO.

    I reported this whole story to FBI (ic3.gov), you all should do the same, there is might a tiny chance to catch these fuckerz!

    Here are the details:

    Name: Michael Smith
    Address: 14 Mosaku str, Puposola
    City: Abule egba
    State: Lagos State
    Country: Nigeria.Zip
    Code: 23401

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  75. It's a shame that few Nigerians (bad eggs) have tarnished the image of Nigerians across the world. But one thing remains certain, not all Nigerians are scammers/bad. I am terribly sorry for your losses. You should start exercising skepticism in dealing with Nigerians henceforth. I am a Nigerian and I can never do such a thing.

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  76. What you people think we happen now??

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  77. I just had this happened yesterday 03/21/2012
    EXACTLY the same issue BE AWARE

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  78. Me too.
    Name: Mr Babajide Olalere
    Address: No 24, bolumole street kuto,
    City: Abeokuta
    State: Ogun State,
    Country: Nigeria
    Post Code: 234039

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    Replies
    1. here another gal by name sharon william wants to buy a watch from me


      Ok,i'm from Scotland But i want to Buy it for my client in Nigeria i will
      pay for the shipping chARges,You will ship the item via Speedpost
      (EMS or dhl) Post Office and i will need your Bank information Below for
      the payment at my bank

      Delete
  79. hello.. thanks for all the posts and info here.. it also happen to me and thank God i didn't send the item yet..
    she (kath) said that she want to buy a cloth to her "kid" in nigeria but she at scotland UK.. it sound fishy isn't it.. i sell a wedding dress but she want to buy the wedding dress to her kid?? idiot!! nonsense!!

    here she comes..

    Thanks for your promptly reply.......This is my Kid shipping address below:
    Name- Arise Evans
    Address- 11A UI Road,UI

    City- IBadan
    State- OYO
    Country- Nigeria
    Zip Code- 23402
    Phone no-2347082115738


    Get back to me with total cost and your bank detail..
    Kath

    be ware!

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  80. and also i want to share this.. check the nigerians address and zip code here..

    http://www.nigeriapostcodes.com/views/

    and 23402 is actually not a real zip code..

    hope this will help some people out there.. tq..

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  81. the same thing with me..:-(
    I made an Ad about a tabletPC on avito.ru and was very surprised that a man from Scotland wanted to buy it for his cousin in Nigeria. He wants to pay Western Union
    this was my first on-line tradind case,so I wish I searched the web before I shipped out the parcel

    his address
    Odewale olas
    No 12 American Quarters GRA,
    Ibadan
    Oyo
    Nigeria
    23402

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  84. Seriously, ignorance really is a bad thing. Here is the deal people. I am Nigerian living in the US. Know this : NIGERIA DOES NOT USE ZIP CODES!!!!
    Through some comments I found that zip codes/ postal codes are being implemented : http://www.nigeriapostcodes.com/views/rural.php
    But they are not used. I ship packages to my family without using those. I guess the scammers understand that an air of familiarity goes a long way in roping targets in

    And the supposed zip codes are so weird and all have the country's dailing code. God help Nigeria

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  85. people, call post service which you used to ship the parcel, it is possible to return it even if it left the customs!!!
    today I got a call from post office that I will get my parcel back, eventhough 17 days have passed since I shipped it and the parcel was already out of Russia

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  86. I was selling my HTC phone on gum-tree
    I put my ad on gum-tree at 11 pm and i got text from some unknown buyer early at 7 am in the morning showing interest buying it
    So i replied to text and as same as other people he was so hurry in transferring the money and shipping the item ASAP
    I had no idea about any Nigeria Scam
    We had very long chat upon it
    And finally he gave me his cousins address



    "Hi mate Payment has been made and by now PayPal should have notify you
    because i just received my deduction notification below is the address
    where the item will be shipped to, So kindly help me with the shipment
    as soon as possible through Australia Post Parcel Airmail or Express
    Mail Service (EMS)

    Name: Jeremiah Williams
    No 20 Felele Rab Challenge,
    City:Ibadan.
    State:Oyo State
    ZipCode: 23402.
    Country: Nigeria.

    Thanks and nice having business with you"


    He was ready to pay anything for the mobile
    I received an email from FAKE PAYPAL asking me for TRACKING NUMBER
    So After few days i shipped the item to Nigeria and sent TRACKING NUMBER to FAKE PAYPAL
    So they replied me saying your account will be credited in 48 hours
    So i thought i should wait for it
    Next day,i again ask them(PAYPAL)for money, this time they asked me for scan copy of receipt(From POST), so i scanned it and sent it.
    So again they replied me saying your account will be credited in 24 hours
    So this time i was like there is something fishy
    So i called to PAYPAL for confirmation and they said i have not received any money from NIGERIA
    They also said that we never done any kind of transaction through NIGERIA.
    So i called to post to recall my parcel ASAP
    But unfortunately parcel was already out of melbourne.
    So they contact to Nigeria DHL office and tried to stop delivery and luckily parcel returned from the destination & i got my mobile back after 10 days.
    That cunt was pissed off with it
    Sending me an email saying whats going on why its returned to you and blah blah....
    Thanks to POST

    NEVER EVER SEND ANY PARCEL TO NIGERIA WITHOUT GETTING PAID

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  87. How are you guys sending out packages just by receiving the PayPal payment emails??? Be sure to log in to your account at paypal.com and check the transactions before sending anything out. If you see nothing, then no payment has been sent despite the emails from PayPal (which is fake).

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    1. they are not to smart apparently! trying to make a fast buck i assume also. really sad considering all the grammer spelling and other suspicious details that should have alerted them. this is the education system in north america, keeps ppl stupid and subservient, always willing to rip off some1 else. sad state of affairs... really if you are that slow, i hate to say it, but undeserve to be ripped off

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  88. boy was i fooled!! Ethan Noah scam me like he did to the other girl. well he's an asshole i got a message today saying he wants to pay 300.00 for my camera and ipod which i put for 160.00, than he wanted it to be express ship. i got a msg from "pay pal" and like a dumb ass i send the package than i called pay pal because i recieve a msg saying i have to wait 24-48 hours upon pay ment. So they told me they never sent me emails and asked what i was talking about i forward msgs to spoof@paypal.com. DONT BE FOOLED!!! i than call usps and they stop the package they were about to put it in the truck. I got a refund of my money!! :) Thanks god. dont be fool read his msg.



    Am glad to inform you that I am through with the payment,I have add enough fund with the shipping cost...PayPal have sent me an email that the money have been deducted from my account you can also check your paypal email.I hope you must have received the confirmation mail from PayPal if that is the case, kindly made the shipment immediately Via **(USPS) Global Express Mail International.(EMS)** 3-4days delivery to the confirm address giving to you by PayPal and send the tracking number to the customer care for proper verification.So that your account will be credit......i want you to ship the item via *EMS(USPS)* Here is the shipping address below:


    Name:Feranmi James
    Address:15 Ibara Housing Estate
    City:Abeokuta
    State:Ogun State
    Country:Nigeria
    Zip Code: 23403
    Phone Number: 07082734324

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  89. Well they're BACK I have just had exactly this someone wanting to buy my Tiffany bracelet and Burberry bag and sent to Nigeria i havent and luckily this too good to be true made my mother in law google it and found this link Thanks Mine is chritopher bampton at gmail.com no nigeria address it was a gift for his pastors daughter on a missionary in Nigeria

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  90. Yes, 'Sara Gabler' is back and offering me waaaay too much money for my used electronic item

    I played with her back and forth in emails. Finally, the following statement seems to have stopped her in her tracks:

    "As soon as I am able to withdraw the money from my PayPal account, we will arrange shipment through USPS."

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  91. Wow. I just sent an expensive MacBook air spending hundreds of $$$ to get it there. After not getting my payment for such a long time getting all these shitty 'paypal' emails, I google Nigeria fraud. I am out almost $2000. I am so stupid... Here is this person's info.

    Oluwaseyi Smith
    Ogunsami Street
    Ljeshatedo, Lagos
    Nigeria
    Postal code 23401

    Ughhhh I wish I knew before I sent it.......

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    1. They almost got me, good thing I googled it first. I never ship outside of USA, even for Ebay. Spread the word !

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  92. PAYPAL SCAM FROM NIGERIA!

    DO NOT SENT ANYTHING until you get
    your money in the bank especially to
    another country.

    Scammer from Ebay classified & craiglist
    for my Tablet.


    Name: Tolulope Morrison
    Address: TOBS building apata
    City: Ibadan
    State: Oyo
    Zip Code: 23402
    Country: Nigeria

    David Morrison
    tossit6@gmail.com (or other GMAIL email)

    Beware !!!

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  93. Beware I was scammed out a laptop and these are the emails they used


    headmanager_verifyservicedepartment@live.com,
    annsmith708@gmail.com,
    rudolph0z@yahoo.com,
    consultant_verifyservice2012@live.com

    Dont let those mother fuckers dupe you!

    If I were you ask them to send a drivers licences to you then search the person on the web and find their phone number and call to see if its really them

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    1. Thanks, I've just received from annsmith708@gmail.com a text for an ad on kijiji and it looks like a fraud...

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  94. Edit
    ryansluman said...
    Caught one in the act. His phone number is 2019725210 address is cosmos ediomi 10 ijesha road itire/ surulere. Lagos nigeria 23401

    Go get em

    November 26, 2012 9:54 AM

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  95. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thank you...


    Classified Site Nigeria

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  97. Almost fell for a scam to sell a piece of equipment. I had even dropped off the package for express USPS before checking with PayPal to see if their confimation emails were legit.

    Turns out it's not hard to fake emails from PayPal that look official and USPS refunded my shipping costs. Luckily it was only 30min after I was ready to send this off.

    The info I received came from:
    Cortnie Meier
    cortmeertn@yahoo.com

    item was to be sent to
    Name...........................Lisa James
    Address....................... 45, Sanya Street,
    City.......................... ...Mushin
    State......................... ..Lagos
    Zip code........................ 23401
    Country...................... Nigeria

    Beware of unsusal names, poor use of grammar/spelling and call PayPal to confirm payments

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  98. Just wanted to say this is happening in the UK as well:

    BIFA Removals Company goodsdelivery.intl@techemail.com via blumail.org

    Ayo Dada
    16, Olorunsogo avenue.
    Ibadan
    Oyo State, 23402
    NIGERIA

    service@paypal.com® pay_palhelpline@secureroot.com via blumail.org

    The name of the woman was Jasmine Morgan

    I didn't fall for the scam, and it was only after reading this that I even noticed the emails in my spam and remembered I'd sent the removal company's emails to spam as well. Gmail will send all the fake paypal emails straight to spam. If anyone ever says they've paid you on paypal, check it first it's pretty much instant or send them a payment request.

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  99. WHAT A FAKE!

    Name: Feranmi James
    Address:15 Ibara Housing Estate
    City:Abeokuta,
    State:Ogun State,
    Country: Nigeria,
    Zip/ Postal Code:23403


    Good thing I found this website before I sent my Nikon D70!!!! The joke was on them. (:

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  100. Heres another SCAM

    donaldharman1@gmail.com HE WANTED TO BUY PUSHCHAIR FROM ME, THAT I POSTED ON GUMTREE. FIRST HE SAID THIS PUSHCHAIR IS FOR MY OLD MUM. AND THEN AFTER OTHER FEW TEXTS HE SAYING ITS FOR HIS WIFE o.0 HE "PAID THE MONEY IN TO MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT £270. and then i received letter from paypal that i have to pay £100 fee. and like stupid i paid for it. and then i got other letter asking more £150 for insurance cost, for an agent that come to take the puchair. so i showed this to my friend and he told me its a scam.. i was very upset. lost £100. so be careful of this one too.



    AGENT ADDRESS PROVIDED!

    Steven Lewis
    NO7,14TH AVENUE,
    OLUYOLE ESTATE,
    RING ROAD,
    IBADAN.
    23402.
    NIGERIA

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  101. Name:Abiola Joe
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Address:No 41 owode estate apata
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> City:Ibadan
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> State:Oyo-State
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Zip Code: 23402
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Country: Nigeria
    Thankyou so much you have just made my night, I almost shipped my laptop of to this guy untill i read this page you have helped me out do a scammer! Thanks so much do not buy of this man. Also known as paul lewis under the email address
    paull2952@gmail.com

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  102. This mother fucka I knew it was fake just curse him out as you can hear in my voice I'm pissed lol !!!!!

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  103. wow wow wow wow wow !!!! yeah i m so lucky i did not ship the item to Nigeria i was about to sell my LED 3d lovely tv to a thief i m so lucky and happy thank you all guys for opening my eyes ok this what happed to me let me explain it to you all guys how i figured out the seller,
    few days ago a person contacted me named ann mickey stating i interested in buying your tv
    for showroom in nigeria, i was like wow my TV !! amazing and a women too how lucky i am :p and then after she offered me a price that no one might refuse for i was like whoa a chick and money what can go better but as i m not a fool i told her to pay for the item i got the payment receipt stating that they will credit my acount as soon i get back to them with air way bill no! and the shipping receipt so i went of with shipping but i took the receipt and the airway bill and here i played smart i told the courier guy do not dispatch this item untill or unless i told you to, bingo i got back to them with the shipping details but still no payment made for 3 to 4 days she got back to me saying the item not moved from my country my bank cannot verify your awb i told her to provide her driving license and a valid id proof....she sent me some garbage saying my id proof after inspecting those id cards for more than 5 hours i acme to a conclusion that this id is fake both of them so that moment i cancelled my shipment.....so what you guys learn from this is never trust buys from outside of your country and second always do a cross check on the buyer who he or she is what she does and all that, and one of most important of all do not ship the item till you get the money!!!! if do so you will be in for a huge loss my friend u will regret it.

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  104. This has just happened to me today, I have not shipped my item however and have no intention to do so, am shocked at how many years this has been going on. I was contacted through vivastreet.com and asked to ship my item to Nigeria. I received a fake notification of an instant payment from a spoof paypal e-mail address: Service@intl.Paypal.com® from a person named Mrs. Lux Sandra. I have now reported the address to the free ads site and to paypal.com

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  105. I got scammed today selling my ipod touch and he said add tracking number and then i will get money and now i lost my ipod and $50 for shipping.So Pissed

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  106. Here is another one....
    melissasteven02@gmail.com

    Name: Steven John
    Address: 16 street lafenwa
    City: Abeokuta
    State: Ogun State
    Country: Nigeria
    Zip Code: 234039

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  107. They have moved there scam her to the uk . tried to scam me out of £1200 for a gaming pc. But i have done some ip tracking from the email i received and found a location. now i don't know how accurate this is but maybe sum 1 in the states might be able to find out more.
    Country: United States us flag
    State/Region: Washington
    City: Redmond
    Latitude: 47.6801 (47° 40′ 48.36″ N)
    Longitude: -122.1206 (122° 7′ 14.16″ W)
    Area Code: 425
    Postal Code: 98052

    this person is suppose to just off NE 85th street or something like that .

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