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    Is this a dodgy Nigerian on Ebay?

    Right I just sold a phone on ebay (nice Sagem MYX-7!)
    But the winning bidder was some newbie who had just signed up today.

    Then I just got this email:

    from: blissy_50@localstreet.com

    Hello,
    i want to make an immediate purchase of this item at 100 pounds to my fiancee in nigeria for his birthday coming up soonest since i will not be able to be present there so i want to know if i can make the payment via western union money order bidpay in which the money will be brought to your given address for the payment after you might have recieved the payment confirmation notification through email.

    So let me have your full name and address including the total amount of the item and shipping cost to nigeria via FEDEX or UPS or REGISTERED ROYALMAIL so that i can make the payment.

    let me know if i should go ahead with the payment.
    here is the shipping information of my fiancee in nigeria:

    segun ogundiran
    3 eyiowuawi street off oyemekun road
    ifako ijaye
    lagos
    234001
    nigeria

    Get back to me ASAP.
    Now here's the evidence that points to a scam:
    1. Person just joined up today
    2. Wants to send it to Nigeria (some very dodgy people there)
    3. Wants to pay by western union (even says in every ebay email - dont deal with these kind of money transfers)

    Don't really understand what this person is trying to say, but I ain't sending no phone to Nigeria!

    I have already sent a reply saying I will only post to within the Uk and only accept bank transfer, paypal and cheque as payment (as stated on my auction)

    Should I contact ebay if they don't get back to me?

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    yeah, it's a scam, avoid and report, it's probably a stolen ebay account too..
    Last edited by Stoo; 30-10-2004 at 11:04 PM.
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    cheers Stoo, thats what i was thinking - just wanted to make sure i wasn't being paranoid!

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    Never accept or send money to western union, it should ring alarm bells straight away.

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    the fact these types slip through screams out to me how insecure ebay really is...
    anyone see watchdoy the otehr night? how ebay holds no accountability at auctions gone wrong and take no notice what so ever when cock-ups happen?...the thing I hate about it is in order to actually sign-up you have to give them your card details!! who else asks for those unless you're actually paying e.g. after chosing items at amazon or something...
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    It's a scam.



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    I bet used "buy it now" I had a similar thing goin on were he joined that day used buy it now, he spun a load of bollocks for his story.........



    Hello,
    How are u?and everything,i made but it now on ur item at ebay and i have just been notify by ebay now and i have to tell u that i need the item urgently and i will be paying u money order via bidpay or r metod of payemt but to make it this transaction easier kindly send me ur full name and address so that i can make the payment,i will add £80.00 to the amount bcos of shipping via fedex or ups,bcos i know that it will cost so and i have to tell u that i want to present it to me friemd in nigeria for his wedding ceremony coming up next week and plz kindly mail me now so that we can work it out.And mail me ur full name and address so that i can make it via bidpay.Thanks,i will be looking forward to hear from u soon.
    Name.....H.Amson
    Address..47 dada street,ifako ijaye,
    City......Agege,
    State......Lagos
    Zip code...234001
    Counrty.....Nigeria




    Dear Seller,
    Greetings,I am Adebayo adeola from holland i saw your item below
    and i will like to buy it for my duaghter in nigeria has a gift for
    her birthday coming up next week,pls kindly mail me the amount of the
    goods and the amount of shipping through fedex shipping company or ups shipping company add up together so i can sen the money through western union postal money order ok, also mail me your name and contact address immedately for fast transaction.this my daugther's address below.

    name----a.adebayo
    address-----23 dada st
    city----ifako ijaye
    state-----lagos
    country-----nigeria
    zip code----23401


    He did this twice to me the git, how similar are the addresses, it was only the next day after I relisted my ngage that he did the same again and spun the second load of bollocks. I reported him and gave him negative feedback. Not that ebay have done owt about it. Avoid like the plague

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    its a scam, I had EXACTLY the same email when i sold my laptop over ebay..even sent what looked like legit western union emails. I checked with them and discovered that they were fraudulent. I phoned the cop shop and then he mysteriously dissapeared....

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    The other side to the scam is the seller receiving a cheque for well in excess of final fee, with a polite request that you send the 'change' to another bank account. There's usually some sort of sob story covering the size of the cheque. They usually take the p out of the central clearing system so the cheque takes slightly longer to bounce than normal.

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    Thats a new one to me.

    looks like i been scammed on ebay to the tune of 236 quid....



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    yes i was almost done by this... i stay well clear of anything but hard cash or bank transfer........and UK ONLY

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    what is a western union transfer? And why would someone want an item posted to Nigeria?
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    doh SCAM !

    dear oh dear, no ones safe now nigerians have discovered ebay :\
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    Quote Originally Posted by starside
    what is a western union transfer? And why would someone want an item posted to Nigeria?
    A) A highly insecure method of payment, regularly used by scammers because there's virtually nothing the victim can do about it

    B) Because that's where they live, or where the stash is held before being flogged on the black market..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    A) A highly insecure method of payment, regularly used by scammers because there's virtually nothing the victim can do about it

    B) Because that's where they live, or where the stash is held before being flogged on the black market..

    don't be racist mate
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