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I need your ideas--419 scambaiting opportunity

Post by nakatago » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 4:20 pm

So, I put one of my camera lenses up for sale in Clubsnap. Then, someone emailed asking about it. Now, he claims to be in the US and wants to buy the lens so I could send it to his daughter in London. Says he can pay via PayPal or bank transfer.

Smells like a scam but there's a tiny sliver of chance that it isn't. I already replied with my asking price (inspite me putting it on the ad) and that I'll only ship once I receive payment.

This is where you guys come in. I need suggestions on how to trail this along if this, indeed is a 419. Maybe some subtle (in the off chance that he's sincere) but ridiculous (and not to mention fun) requests so I can confirm the scam for our entertainment. Think 419baiter.com.

Can't wait for the ensuing fun!

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Post by BillyB » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 9:28 pm

nakatago wrote:So, I put one of my camera lenses up for sale in Clubsnap. Then, someone emailed asking about it. Now, he claims to be in the US and wants to buy the lens so I could send it to his daughter in London. Says he can pay via PayPal or bank transfer.

Smells like a scam but there's a tiny sliver of chance that it isn't. I already replied with my asking price (inspite me putting it on the ad) and that I'll only ship once I receive payment.

This is where you guys come in. I need suggestions on how to trail this along if this, indeed is a 419. Maybe some subtle (in the off chance that he's sincere) but ridiculous (and not to mention fun) requests so I can confirm the scam for our entertainment. Think 419baiter.com.

Can't wait for the ensuing fun!

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Tell him you'll only accept Ugandan dollars.....

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 9:32 pm

Ok, I gave the guy a fake PayPal ID. According to the internet, this guy will then send me a fake PayPal invoice.

He told me he'll pay me Sunday so I could "send the item" on Monday. :twisted:
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Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 29 Jan 2012 12:22 pm

This isn't a 410 scam. What they attempt to do is send you a check for more than the amount, then ask you to send back the difference... of course the check is no good. You could probably stated an asking price of $400,000 and he would have replied.

419 generally refers to Nigerian scammers and the law that makes it illegal... ha ha

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Post by carteki » Sun, 29 Jan 2012 1:02 pm

Bit confused as to what is going on. If you want complete protection then get paid by bank transfer. If you're paid by Paypal then they can dispute that the article arrived and Paypal will refund the money to the customer. Previously discussed on Sgexpats.

If you're delivering to London - do you know of anyone that can do the delivery personally?

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