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What kind of scam is this?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thedon23, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hey guys,

    I put my laptop for sale on Craigslist, in my city. Since last night, I've received 2 emails from people offering to pay $200 extra if I can ship the item to them. They say they will pay VIA PayPal, and will pay BEFORE I send the item (which is where I'm confused).

    What kind of scam is this..:confused:
     
  2. StinkyPeat

    StinkyPeat Registered Member

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    dont do it. they will ask u to send it to nigeria
     
  3. noob411

    noob411 Junior Member

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    you are supposed to ignore them :) craigslist even says deal locally. I wouldn't worry about what type of scam it is just erase and move on. Unless you are trying to get into a career of fraud and theft lol
     
  4. raidel21

    raidel21 Regular Member

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    They want you to reply so your email can show when you reply.

    Then , spam you.
     
  5. hackNstuff

    hackNstuff BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Probably either someone's hacked account or plan on filing a dispute.
     
  6. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thanks so far guys. Based on what I've read, they file a dispute after they receive the laptop (so they get a laptop, and their cash).

    Just a general question about PayPal; if they were to send the payment as a gift, would they be able to file a dispute?
     
  7. PlatinumPi4u

    PlatinumPi4u Junior Member

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    Its a scam.

    Only deal face to face with CL, and don't meet them at your house. Infact, if you are strapped, bring it - There was just another article in my local paper today about some lady who got beat to hell after she let a buyer from CL into her house to buy a bike....
     
  8. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That was only because she was a real annoying person.
     
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  9. 3Infidels

    3Infidels BANNED BANNED

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    accept the payment but dont ship it. say it got lost in the mail
     
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  10. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hahahahaha, I like that idea.
     
  11. stouthearted

    stouthearted Registered Member

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    If you have two different people offering to pay $200 over with the same basic reply then something is up. I would ignore them and move on.
     
  12. Com_e

    Com_e Junior Member

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    Hey how do you know they are Nigerians ? but the victim never mention any names or specific country, so why did you point fingers ?


     
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    voyevoda Regular Member Premium Member

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    Because Nigerians are the ones doing that the overwhelming majority of the time?
     
  14. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Thats actually a good idea. If you could somehow get the money in your account then say you sent the item but really dont, would the scammer come after you for scamming them?
     
  15. GreenGoblin

    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

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    it's a nigerian scam, if u email them, they will ask u for your paypal email addy, then email u a fake paypal payment saying u have money etc...oldest scam in the book.
     
  16. Com_e

    Com_e Junior Member

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    Really don't know that, there are many country that does that so if you don't know what to say stop pointing fingers, i've been ripped off from people in other country but i let go & have Nigerians ripe you?


     
  17. Com_e

    Com_e Junior Member

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    Nigerians scam someone try to ripe me off from this forum but i'll never point finger was that a Nigerians also? when the victim never state any country why does you people start pointing fingers?


     
  18. spirit bay

    spirit bay Registered Member

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    Goblin's right as usual. I tried this with an old paypal address when I got some similar emails for an ipod touch. They send a spoof message then try and steal your paypal login. I didn't take it any further but I'm assuming they then use your paypal on the next guy. Clever in a scumbag sort of way. If yo want com_e I'll email and tell them I've got people betting on whether there Nigerian or not. ;)
     
  19. ExtraWinner

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    You will ship, they will go for dispute in paypal... Probably they will ask you to send with regular post or so to have no real proof...
     
  20. Com_e

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    Yeah this isn't about betting whether they are Nigerians or not what i am saying is that they should stop pointing fingers that's all .