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    Scam Alert!!!!

    As I had mentioned in another post, I placed an order with apple for an ipad 2 64gb 3g ATT version and the delivery time was for 3 - 4 weeks. As human nature will have it I wanted now, so I pre-order it at Best Buy. With my luck (they call me Mr. Lucky) both ipads came in last Thursday. Taking the advise on this forum I placed one on Craiglist for sale. I got an immediate bid for $1100. Great I will make some money.
    Buyer sent me an e-mail that she paid with PayPal and received a letter from PayPal stating that they where holding monies for the purchase, but it will not appear on my account until I shipped the item and I could provide tracking # registered USPS proof. I almost took the bait. I contacted Paypal and they told me they never hold any funds and the transaction was phoney. Two days have gone by and the buyer insists that is legit.
    By the way I had to ship to Nigeria.
    Do a google search on Nigeria Scams and see for yourself. Be Carefull there is a fool born everyday. no offence.

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    absolutely. never ship off the goods until the paypal payment is in your account (and in my case, transferred into my bank account too) lucky escape there

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    Nigeria is another word for scam!
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    Anything that says Nigeria should set off your scam alert..

    anything that says HOLD should set it off even more.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by archions
    As I had mentioned in another post, I placed an order with apple for an ipad 2 64gb 3g ATT version and the delivery time was for 3 - 4 weeks. As human nature will have it I wanted now, so I pre-order it at Best Buy. With my luck (they call me Mr. Lucky) both ipads came in last Thursday. Taking the advise on this forum I placed one on Craiglist for sale. I got an immediate bid for $1100. Great I will make some money.
    Buyer sent me an e-mail that she paid with PayPal and received a letter from PayPal stating that they where holding monies for the purchase, but it will not appear on my account until I shipped the item and I could provide tracking # registered USPS proof. I almost took the bait. I contacted Paypal and they told me they never hold any funds and the transaction was phoney. Two days have gone by and the buyer insists that is legit.
    By the way I had to ship to Nigeria.
    Do a google search on Nigeria Scams and see for yourself. Be Carefull there is a fool born everyday. no offence.
    Typical scam that happens in Nigeria

    If I were you, i would have wasted as much as their time as possible!

    When I was selling an iPhone on Gumtree I got loads of Nigerian scams. One wanted the iPhone so badly...I made them send pics of themselves with a sign above their head saying ' i am a GIANT ****'!

    But yeah, if this happens again, just scam bait them and waste as much as their time as possible.

    If you want a laugh, type 419 eater into google and check out 'letter archives'. Hilarious stuff
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    Ha, ha, the Minister of Defense just contacted me from Nigeria. It seems I have 25 million US dollars over there that is mine, they just need my bank information, my SSN, and my mothers maiden name.....LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Hal View Post
    Nigeria is another word for scam!
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    My cousin’s idiot GF fell for that crap on Ebay. She shipped her laptop and never seen the money. LOL It is hard to believe there are so many people with so little common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kctay View Post
    Ha, ha, the Minister of Defense just contacted me from Nigeria. It seems I have 25 million US dollars over there that is mine, they just need my bank information, my SSN, and my mothers maiden name.....LMAO
    I always get a Barrister, or the son/daughter of some King or Queen.. I feel so noble whenever they contact me..

    I always tell them I'll give them whatever they're trying to buy, for free, if they get me a ticket to Nigeria.. Some have bit, and made a bunch of bs promises.. Others say they are unable to do that, but will do so in the future.. lol

    It's all a game to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ncaissie View Post
    My cousin’s idiot GF fell for that crap on Ebay. She shipped her laptop and never seen the money. LOL It is hard to believe there are so many people with so little common sense.
    Is she selling more laptops? I live in Georgia, not Nigeria, so she could save on shipping costs?? LOL


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