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Nigerian scam

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by notyourmatey, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. notyourmatey

    notyourmatey Power Member

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    Had a client today who probably lost 9k EU. Used ebay to buy a car from uk to pl in good price. transfered the money and that's it. he received e-mails from them from ebay look a like e-mail address but it looked well dodgy for me. i realize its money probably lost- bank do not want to transfer back the money so i guess thats it? is there any chance to get that money? any international authorities to turn to? he went to local police station but they said there is no evidence and thats it?
     
  2. mickyfu

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    Is pl Poland, and if so, why would anyone want to by a car from the UK and hope it turns up in Poland. Sorry to say, you would have to be seriously simple to even do that. Because it is international, my guess and it is a good one coming from experience, is that your friend is screwed.
     
  3. notyourmatey

    notyourmatey Power Member

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    i know, the client is fresh into internet and dont know what he was thinking. my question is is there e anything we can do to get the money back?
     
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    May be cyber crime division help you.
     
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    lol, sell a fake car himself?
     
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    I think Credit card Company Should Support Ur Friend
    and Reverse the payment ,You can do this within 1-3 month of peroid
    wats the problem!!!!

    i am not familair with ebay

    is it possible to report them or contact?

    Or ,Do like this
    Tell Him to call paypal convincin that "the person Had fraud him ........."

    If paypal don;t agree ,THen Tell them that You wil tell credit card company to make reverse......
    :)
     
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    Good joke but bad timing,
     
  8. freezingfingers

    freezingfingers Newbie

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    Hard to say for EU but in the US, the credit card company (as a previous poster noted) would play a role. The FBI might also get involved and help out. I'm certain the EU has policing for this sort of fraud but I couldn't say which agency might be best. It sounds really fishy that your local police just blew you off and didn't direct you elsewhere though. There should be evidence in the email and financial records.
     
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    So did you sell the fake car?

     
  10. jbswebeck

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    Sorry to say your friend can kiss the money good bye.
     
  11. Duffers5000

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    He probably sent the dough by a wire transfer and not by credit card hence it can't be recalled. He needs to be getting on to the bank and the authorities in the uk. You can't just walk in off the streets and open bank accounts in the UK, they would have had to show some ID. I would encourage him to move fast just in case. I can p.m you a guide to buying cars off eBay just in case any more of your clients decide to do silly things.
     
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  12. freezingfingers

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    I would be interested in seeing this. The process interests me -- not that I'm about to fall into the same trap as the OP's friend but I'm not sure how exactly to make it work.
     
  13. notyourmatey

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    he transferred the money from his bank acc to their. paypal not involwed. so scammer created there auction( no buy now) of a car in good price ( yellow light), after clicking contact him he was sending and receiving e-mail from address very similar to ebay- for instance support@ebay-eu.pl. then he was required to send the money and car supposed to be in poland in 4 days time. of course no car and no money. also he had to send his personal data such as bank acc, id- can it be danger?
     
  14. PeaceLoveSubmission1

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    Im in the UK, if i can help in anyway shoot me a PM, if the client has any contact details etc alos i can contact local police here.
     
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    thanks mate- i'll pm you tomoro!
     
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    Contact UK police with all details that you have about him they should be able to track his identity from the bank account details
     
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    I see you've already gotten some help so I won't intervene but I just wanted to add that you need to be quick with this as otherwise the money will be long gone and you will be unable to do anything. It is possible that the bank account was registered under a stolen identity and your client will never see their money again. The other issue is the fact that your client has given his details to this person meaning that those details will most likely be used for further fraud. I don't know how to go about this but you / someone who does will need to contact the appropriate authorities as soon as possible. Otherwise your client's details may be used for further fraud which will create big issues if this person ever decides to visit the UK.

    Hope everything works out well.
     
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  18. drealbrowny

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    Hello, but where is the Nigerian connection that makes it a Nigerian scam?
     
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    This can also involve eBay scams. Like someone abroad buying a car. Then saying the car hasn't arrived there for they would pay the money. Watch out.
     
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    Never you mind.
    Surely SOMETHING can be done? I mean I'm sure its not cool to go about on Ebay and sell cars that don't exist or are never going to arrive!!

    Can Paypal not help with a dispute? 9k is a pretty big deal. :/