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Is this scam or real?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by twisted_one, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    http://elizabeth.locanto.com/ID_159140172/FOR-SELL-Apple-iPhone-5-Unlocked.html

    I contacted that guy and he said brand new unlocked iPhone 5 64 GB is just $380 and $50 extra for shipping it to India. So I get it all for just $430? Sounds too good to be true for me but then I am way too tempted to buy as well. Hence, thought I would ask you guys an opinion before I go ahead with the transaction.
     
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    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    Like you said, too good to be true.
     
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    Do not make a mistake that you would regret later.

    The number 1 rule of every business model comes into place:
    "When something seems to be too good to be true, then it probably is".

    Also "You get what you paid for". IMO you should forget about that guy and his offer.

    Hopefully you can thank me later for saving you the waste of energy and time. :)
     
  4. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    This is fun... I asked him for his business details and he replied me with this

    I then said, no way I am paying thru WU or Money gram. he then replied:

    Look at the signature.... Sales manager and Management Lol
     
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    In his add his location is in the USA, now it is the UK, but he has Malaysian and Indian bank accounts. Let me guess though, at the moment he is on a business trip in Nigeria.
     
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    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's a duck!
     
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    I wouldn't do it. It seems even more fishy that he wants Western Union or bank wire. If you want an iPhone 5 cheaper, try eBay. You can find some good deals on there if you take the time to look around. I am almost 100% that this is a scam.
     
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    service hub BANNED BANNED

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    No way Done trust anyone ...as i lost many money via this !!!
     
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    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If that person is from the UK, I don't think he was born there. You can 'read his accent' with his message - to me, English is not his first language.

    As others have already said, when you hear that little voice inside you questioning the validity of what you're looking at - you listen to it.
     
  10. mervat

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    It doesn't sound real to me
    I Have a lot of Nigerian guys told me they from UK
    Anyway be-careful