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Hilarious attempted scam!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by arcticfang, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. arcticfang

    arcticfang Regular Member

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    I put up 2 360 elites on Craigslist (I have a newer one, and I need a bit of extra money right now), and I got a text from someone. Here's how that conversation went:


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    Them: Hello i am inquiring about your your item in the add..i want to know if it is available..
    
    Me: Yepp, both are
    
    Them: Hello and thanks for getting back to me with your answer .. I wonder if in good condition and I would like you to know that I will be buying for $200 including shipping fees / expenses to my cousin, who is out of the States now. I will also be making payment with PayPal ... Just in case you don't have an account with PayPal, kindly log onto www.PayPal.com to setup an account with them... So back to me with your email address for PayPal and probably photos.
    
    Me: alright, PayPal is [email protected], and I'll have some pics to you soon!
    
    Them: i just make the payment into your account check your mail and see the notification mail from them
    
    Me: Alright, waiting on the confirmation email, hasn't come through yet
    
    Them: have you receive that from them?
    
    Me: got a nice email from a scam artist, don't waste your time mate, have a nice day
    
    
    Here's the email I got from them. :rolleyes:

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    Subject: ***COMFIRMATION OF YOUR FUND***
    From: [email protected] via zoho.com 
    
    Body: Dear xxxx,
    
    This PayPal® payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has  been "APPROVED" but will not be credited to your account until the shipment onlinetrackingdelivery  number is sent to us for verification. This security measure is embark on, due to the fact that the buyer was subscribed under Paypal User Protection Policy so as to secure the buyer's transaction.  
     
    Below are the necessary information requested before your account will be credited. 
    Send tracking number to us through this mail: [email protected]
     and our customer care service will attend to you. As soon as you send the shipment's tracking number to us for security purposes and the safety of the buyer and the seller, the money will be credited to your account. 
     
                                                               **PLEASE NOTE**
    Once item has been shipped and the tracking number sent to us,you will receive a "CONFIRMATION EMAIL"  from PayPal® Team informing you that the Fund has been credited
    Thank you for using PayPal!
    The PayPal Team
     
                            
    
    PayPal Worldwide Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the world as an electronic money institution.
     
    PayPal Email ID PP1525
    
    
    Gave me a nice chuckle, unfortunately now I have to continue looking for a buyer. lol
     
  2. download

    download Supreme Member

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    Hilarious!
     
  3. meli2233

    meli2233 Registered Member

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    ha ha ha! I hate scam artists:mad2:
     
  4. scrapefox

    scrapefox Power Member

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    Sad thing is: I bet a lot of people will fall for something like that.
     
  5. arcticfang

    arcticfang Regular Member

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    Yepp, unfortunately, but that's the vicious cycle of life I guess.
     
  6. jasan

    jasan Newbie

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    Yeah that is pretty funny.
     
  7. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Haha! I bet a few people will fall for that!
     
  8. cyvex

    cyvex Regular Member

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    People that need to make money like this need to be shot and put in a hole lol!

    Nice work man!!
     
  9. awsomnick1

    awsomnick1 BANNED BANNED

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    Noticed that the email gave no address to send the 360 to... did you remove it or is it an error on the scam artist's part?
     
  10. arcticfang

    arcticfang Regular Member

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    I removed anything that could give away details of either party. :)