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Nigeria Scam ****BEWARE*****
Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2003 1:01 am
Sellers beware!!!!!!! There are many scams originating in Nigeria that are under investigation at this time; here is another. I had items forsale here and was contacted by "erik anthony" who uses "email2me.com" for his email. He told me he was sending me a certified check for an amount far greater than my sale price for my items and wanted me to wire him back the balance after his "contact" here picked up the items in person for shipping. He sent me a certified check drawn from a bank in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. which I'm sure is a fake. He has sent at least 3 emails requesting that I send him the difference right away. This is most certainly a scam and sellers should be aware. Too bad these crooks have found their way into our site! I will update this feedback if anything more developes. 73
Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:24 pm
This scam is detailed in my posting here at:
Heres another scammer
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:37 am
From: paul decker <email@example.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)
I am very sorry for the delay, i have a little problem with my daddy he was admitted in the hospital due to stroke problem.Thank you for your reply, am very glad the cable and connectors is still Available. Am very sorry I do not tell you this before hand that i have a client that owns some amount of money close to $6,500.00.And in respect of payment I will instruct him to send you a cashier Cheque, which you can clear within 24hours, but will I trusts you to Send me the remaining balances of the money via western union money Transfer. Inorder to start processing the shipping and insurance.Let me know if you agreed, in order for me to inform my client to Precede the payment.I will be expecting your mail on this regard.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:12 am
I think it would be fun to play along with him. Make him spend his hard earned money to mail you the check. Then tear it up and throw it in the garbage.