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Help Me Teach a Scammer a Lesson

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Donnie Darko, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Regular Member

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    So earlier today I listed my laptop for sale on Craigslist. In an hour or so I got a text from a Los Angeles number, asking to buy my laptop. The person said they wanted the laptop shipped to their daughter who is on a "missionary trip" lol. Funny thing is he wants to pay via PayPal. Once he said PayPal, I knew it was a scam attempt, especially because he offered to pay an extra $100 for me to ship it. When I asked where he wanted me to ship it, he at first tried to avoid the question but after me asking for a 2nd time said West Africa.

    So long story short, I got myself a scammer that's trying to scam me and I've so far acted totally oblivious to it because I want to teach this mofo a lesson. He asked for my PayPal e-mail and my full name, and is ready to send me the money. I was thinking about getting the money and somehow keeping it without having to refund it later, and just donate it to a charity.

    Shoot me your ideas.
     
  2. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Normally the scam is that they send you a cashier's check that looks good in your account for about 2 weeks until it's discovered that the check is no good.

    My guess is that Magumi Nertaga in Nigeria has figured out a way to do the same thing with your PayPal account. Stolen credit card, maybe.

    As the saying goes, if you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. If there was a way to hurt them, I'd say do it, but you are risking a whole lot of trouble for no pay-off at all. Maybe report them to the FBI, but I don't know if they'd be interested, since they are all focused on selling weapons to Mexican drug gangs and shaking-down college students for downloading music files. They have more important things to do, is my point. Like not arresting Eric Holder and putting him in jail.
     
  3. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Regular Member

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    Yeah I totally feel you. My guess is that he's gonna send my PayPal e-mail a spoofed "You've received a payment!" e-mail, hoping that I won't check my account. I just don't get why he is doing this via texting. Can't be as cheap as mailing, so maybe a noob scammer?
     
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    Donnie Darko Regular Member

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    That is fucking hilarious. I don't know if I'm willing to put so much time into it, unless BHW is trying to make a tribute to the Powerbook Prank haha.
     
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    He probably has a daughter on a mission trip in Africa... YOU ASS!
     
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    First this :)

    And second, let the karma deal with scammers, your time doesn't worth wasting it, or does it ?
     
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    hahah i am laughing at the other jokes on that site. haha go to pranks/ outgoing
     
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    wwow just say im not gona do it
     
  11. squidkai1

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    That kind of frightens me that Jeff was never heard from again after the DoS attack lol. Kinda makes you wonder if maybe the scammer came to the U.S. and hunted him down or something haha.

    As far as the payment goes, the above is correct as the payment won't go through. What happens is the make you send an invoice so it looks like they are going to pay and then they just cancel it.

    Probably the best thing to do would be just to mess with the person. One time I had someone try to scam me on Craigslist and so I just played dumb.....for over a week. Every time they would have me do something or try to send information, I would ask them how. They got mad and told me to stop wasting their time. lol
     
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  12. CoyoteAssassin

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    I had something like this happen to me...

    A gf bought me a Canon dSLR Rebel XT back in 2006 for $1200. She decided that she needed the money and asked me to pay her back. So, I agreed and tried to sell it on eBay as I didn't want to have that much tied up into a camera.

    Someone bought it and paid with PayPal and the money posted to my account and Chase bank confirmed. The person wanted it sent to another county and was getting real pushy and their email replies started to have more typo's than before. So, I didn't send it... A week later, the money was pulled from PayPal to show that I owed $1000 (the sales price).

    My plan was to never pay it back since it was PayPal's fault and I didn't have the money and couldn't sell the camera.

    Fast forward to 2011 and I tried to log into my NEW PayPal account but used my old email address. PayPal realized that the two were tied and locked my new account until I paid back the money. So, in 2011 I had to pay back the $1000.

    I still say that it is PayPal's fault and they should have taken the hit. At least I didn't ship the camera...
     
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  13. Nigel Farage

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    How did PayPal connect the two accounts. If you tried to log on to the old account, that was the old account. How did the new one get associated with it? IP? Common back account?
     
  14. CoyoteAssassin

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    No, not the same IP since I lived somewhere different.

    From what I understood from them, it was a cookie or something shady. They told me that I did something that flagged their computer to think that the two accounts were related to the same person. Maybe it was because I was signed into Hotmail (the account used with the first PayPal) and tried to access my second PayPal. Not sure.

    I hadn't used the first PayPal account since the problem took place and my second account was used many times since creating it in 2009/10.

    Needless to say, it caught me by surprise and since some of my clients were paying me though PayPal (as I could still receive money), I had to turn it back on by paying the fee.
     
  15. graphox

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    Weird, I had somebody tell me the same thing.

    This is what happens.

    He owns a domain that is like pay-pal.info or something, and they send you a fake email saying you received money, but when you check your account nothing was added
     
  16. BlazinChron

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    Paypal can use my dick as a toothbrush. I fucking hate them.
     
  17. deekay619

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    Make a second VCC single-use account on a different name, take his money, withdraw immediately. If it's a scam, paypal will limit your account within the next 30 days. Since your money is cashed and the account was disposable, no need to worry. If the account doesn't get limited in 30 days, be a good guy and send the laptop.

    I don't see why it's that difficult to come up with this.
     
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    PPPPPPowerbook Wow what an elaborate prank, freaking hilarious!
     
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    ^Basically the only common sense reply.
     
  20. Donnie Darko

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    I already know this, the thing is, like someone mentioned in the thread, I don't want my legit accounts to be somehow traced. All in all though this is probably the best way of doing it.