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    Default Nigerian 419 scammer emails, have some fun!

    I listed a wii for sale on craigslist a few weeks ago and got a reply from an obvious scammer. Instead of deleting it, I replied. We eventually reached a great deal where I would get a check for 3650 dollars for my wii and only have to send him 2000 back! Needless to say, I feel pretty lucky.

    I called the issuing bank and they confirmed the cashiers check as fake. They even had people cashing them, as it appears to be a reused check number.

    Here is the dialog we've been having. If you can think of a great way to pwn this guy, please let me know. He gave me a stateside address after I was hesitant to send the money overseas. The bank doesnt appear interested in calling the police to raid this obvious drop site in texas, so I'm getting ready to go vigilante. He wants to do a yahoo messenger chat as well... what to do, what to do.....

    1/6/09

    Hello,
    How are you doing? I will like to let you know that I have gone
    through your posting and very satisfied with it, I am willing to buy
    it as far as I will not be making any repairs on it.I am buying it
    for my ex-neighbor's daugther who lost both her father and mother
    during a motor accident when going to work couply of weeks ago as a
    gift which she also need for her final year project.So I will be
    buying it with an offer of $500 for packaging. Because I will not be
    able to come over there to pick it up myself due to the nature of my
    job and also the distance. I will like to send the money through US
    Certify Check which will be delivered to you in 1-3ays latest. So to
    proceed with the payment I will like to have your full name, contact
    address and phone number for payment today so that the money could be
    delivered latest tomorrow after all arrangement.I will also like to
    let you know that I have a Fedex or DHL prepaid account which will
    take care of the shipping cost,so you will not have to pay for
    shipping once payment is made.Thanks for your understanding and
    please note that it is neededurgently so I will like to hear from you
    soon

    1/7/09

    Hello,
    i really appreciate your fast respond and good understanding
    concerning the transaction. I will be forwarding your informations to
    my Banker and you should be expecting the check latest in the next 3
    days but, i will be very gald if you can remove the item from posting
    on Craigslist so that other buyer's will not be disturbing you about
    the item anymore..Ok ????

    1/15/09

    HELLO,
    HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY ? SORRY FOR GETTING BACK TO YOU LATE. I
    RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM MY BANKER THAT THE CHECK HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO
    YOU SO, ALL YOU SHOULD DO IS TO TAKE THE CHECK TO YOUR BANK AND CASH
    IT THEN, YOU SHOULD EMAIL ME AS SOON AS THE CHECK CLEARS SO THAT I CAN
    GIVE YOU THE INFORMATIONS WHICH YOU'LL BE USING TO SEND THE REMAINING
    EXCESS FUNDS...OK ???

    1/15/09

    SO CONCERNING THE SHIPPING INFORMATIONS, REMEMBER I TOLD YOU THAT THE
    PACKAGE WILL BE SHIP OUTSIDE UNITED STATES ? SO, HERE IS THE
    SHIPPING DETAILS BELOW:

    NAME: AKINYEMI LATEEF AKANJI
    STREE: 17A, IREPODUN STR, ILUGUN
    CITY: ASALU ABEOKUTA
    STATE: OGUN
    ZIPCODE: 234039
    NIGERIA

    KINDLY GET THE PACKAGE SHIP OUT TODAY VIA UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    ( USPS ) REGISTER/EXPRESS SHIPPING AND ASK FOR THE TRACKING NUMBER
    THEN, SEND THE TRACKING NUMBER TO ME WHEN YOU WITH THE SHIPPING
    TODAY......OK ???

    1/16/09

    why do you think i sent you a check without knowning you if it wasn't
    legitmate ? That all western union gat to say but, you can confused
    them that i'm your business partner and that we've been having deal
    for so long so, kindly get the package and money send and send all
    necessary informations for receiving the money to me asap so that i
    can send it to the people invloved that needs the money to complete a
    contract...moreover, dont you have my US address ??

    1/16/09

    WILLIAM, I GUEES YOU SHOULD SEND THE MONEY THROUGH MONEY GRAM WITH
    BELOW INFORMATIONS:

    Mildred White
    City-Angleton
    State--Texas
    Zip-77515
    USA


    AND GET BACK TO ME WITH THE MTCN NUMBER...OK ??? GET BACK NOW...OK ??

    1/16/09

    Nope, that is not where both the Wii and Money should be but, am only
    telling you be very sure that am legit so, i want the Wii and the
    money to be send to the international informations i gave you which is
    why i gave you $200 extra for you to be able to send the wii via USPS
    international Registered or Express service which they will give you
    tracking number for the package, also, i want the money to be send to
    that international infos i gave you not quite ago. Do you have yahoo
    messenger ? if you do, kindly join me on my yahoo messnger so that we
    talk this out now akins_100@yahoo.com is my yahoo messenger
    id....ok ???

    1/17/09

    WILLIAM,
    I HAVE INFORMED THE FBI ABOUT YOUR SCAM ART AND YOU SHOULD BE
    READY TO BE ARRESTED SOON BECAUSE,I DONT KNOW WHY YOU FIND IT HARD TO
    REPLY ME SIMPLY COZ YOU HAVE MY $3150 WITH YOU? BE EXPECTING FBI IN
    YOUR HOUSE SOON......

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    This is my reply to his FBI threat:

    No need to get the law involved. I already have an extensive police record, I don't want to go back to jail.

    I'll see about sending the money to the address you gave me in Texas. Will Mildred forward the package to you? I want you to get it soon so I don't get in trouble.

    William

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    Quote Originally Posted by williamc View Post
    This is my reply to his FBI threat:

    No need to get the law involved. I already have an extensive police record, I don't want to go back to jail.

    I'll see about sending the money to the address you gave me in Texas. Will Mildred forward the package to you? I want you to get it soon so I don't get in trouble.

    William
    Ha! I love Nigerian scammers, they are sooo freaking lovable :P

    I'd call the police yourself. Or, if you have friends in the area, have 'em do a little stake-out for you. Of course whatever box you send there should be filled with pieces of paper stating "You're on candid camera!!!"



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    We were discussing mailing him a 50lb dumbell via COD to the texas address. Anyone live near Arlington?

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    Mildred White
    City-Angleton
    State--Texas
    Zip-77515
    USA
    Say you posted it to a friend that lives one town away and that they will drop it off at the address in texas, but your freind would like some petrol money.

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    I used to solve these problems by threatening them with some Vodun religion curses. For example, summoning The Sakpata deity to cast some weird ilness on spammer always helps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by williamc View Post
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    WILLIAM, I GUEES YOU SHOULD SEND THE MONEY THROUGH MONEY GRAM WITH
    BELOW INFORMATIONS:

    Mildred White
    City-Angleton
    State--Texas
    Zip-77515
    USA


    AND GET BACK TO ME WITH THE MTCN NUMBER...OK ??? GET BACK NOW...OK ??

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    I just noticed he didn't even give you a street address..... Wow!



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    Thx williamc, i love those kind of stories
    If anyone did something similar, please post it here or in the funny things thread.
    It's so amusing how incredible some people are
    Be sensitive in choosing where you ask your question. You are likely to be ignored, or written off as a loser, if you:

    * post your question to a forum where it's off topic
    * post a very elementary question to a forum where advanced technical questions are expected, or vice-versa
    * cross-post to too many different newsgroups
    * post a personal e-mail to somebody who is neither an acquaintance of yours nor personally responsible for solving your problem

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    I won the Australian Lottery yesterday. All they need is a release fee and my passport to verify i'm who I am.

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    My favourites is when the 'leader' of the fbi starts of with...

    Dear brotheren, may the lord speak your name and bless your family
    [...]
    Hope to hear form you soon
    Your close friend
    Leader of the FBI


    Always cracks me up.


    (along with a recent spam campaign where the prize was a £250 woolworth voucher... genius!)
    wtf?

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