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  1. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    The portion in red (which I highlighted) killed their hopes. :)
    Maybe I should play along for a bit and lead them to FBI. :p

     
  2. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    there was a website I saw once... i think someone on this board actually mentioned it... (was it unimax...?) I can't remember... But on this site they listed all the internet/email scams and then actually posted the email conversations they would have while leading the scammers on... it was pretty funny reading. And amazing to see what lengths these scammers go to!
     
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    DestinDave Master of Non Sequitur

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    Read through this letter carefully. I should think the English language is taught better in England than any other country, wouldn't you agree?

    Actually this sounds more like a money-laundering scheme. A friend of mine at work had an old boat listed on E-bay recently. The boat is worth crap at best. He hoped to get $300-400 US for it - mainly for the trailer. He got an offer from a woman in Germany for $300. If he would take her check for $1500, cash it, and send back $1200 via Wesern Union. No matter how you dissect this it makes no sense except as a way to cover up a money trail.

    Amazing the stuff people try and pull off. Even more amazing is the number of people who fall for it. Be wary friends...

    Dave
     
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    'MONEY ORDER' 'CASHER'S CHEUQES' and/or 'Western Union' are usually the keywords. Ppl should be more creative!! ;)
     
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    ...a silver briefcase filled with millions of dollars....NOW THAT I'D SIGN UP FOR!
     
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    they say they live in London but their address is in Liverpool?

    I live in liverpool myself, very near to that postcode too, and ive never heard of Shannon Art World Inc
     
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    I had the scam happen to me last year when I was selling my horses. I figured out what was going on, but still let the guy send me the cashier's check. I then got together with my bank and told them that it was bogus. They then turned it over to the FBI. (The sad part is, these people constantly change their "yahoo" email address and they are very difficult to track down, not to mention they are overseas and the matter has to be turned over to their authorities, who also have a difficult time tracking these people down.)
    I received an email from the guy after he knew I had received the cashier's check. I gave him the run around for a couple of days just for the fun of it..He kept telling me that I needed to go to Western Union right away, because he knew that I had received the money. I finally set off the bomb and told him that I had turned his money over to the FBI and strung him along long enough for the FBI to trace his email (I was lying of course LOL). He sent me a nasty email back threatening bodily injury :hertz: :biglaugh:
     

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