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Look what happened when I tried selling my wii ...

Cyrus Avatar
9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
So I put up an ad to sell my wii for £220 (which has an extra controller before you say thats priced too high ! :) ) and I got this email from a 'potential buyer'

Hello

Thanks for the mail,am so happy to hear from you while I have finalized issues with my partner now about the ( Nintendo wii )which £220. My Boss has just informed me that we are expecting a refund payment from a Motherless babies home, which we use to send for the motherless every month, so we have to refund the money to them.
Meanwhile,this refund payment which he is expecting, can only be made out in this one whole amount, that is the full amount that he paid before because the company policy only allows a refund and payment in one cheque, so he has to instruct for the cheque payment to be drawn toy ou. So he has informed me that payment will get to you in a cheque. He is expecting a refund payment of £3,000 when payment gets to you are required to deduct the cost of your Nintendo wii which is £220 and return the remaining balance of the cheque £2,740 through Western Union Money Transfer to the motherless babies home.
The company is willing to compesate you for the whole things for £40.Meanwhile we will needing the details below to send the payment to you.

Full Name:
ADDRESS:
POST CODE:
MOBILE PHONE NUMBER & LANLINE:

Thanks and hope to hear from you.
'Warm regards

Fortunately, it doesnt say "Yesterday" on my birth certificate so I thought rather than ignoring them, send them on a wild (and wicked) goose chase. This was my reply :-

Thanks for your e-mail.
That's fine. I will send you back the difference and the wii. Please send the cheque to :-

I. Blair
N. S'land Yrd
Broadway
London
SW1H 0BG

Also, can you send me your address so that I can package it up in the mean time.

thank you

Regs,

For those of you who didnt notice, thats the address for Sir Ian Blair, the Head at Metropolitan Police. I didn't expect much to happen but this person seems really stupid. They have confirmed the full name and sent the cheque out.

Anything could happen from here ... but I won't be holding my breath :-) Good fun to kill off some time at work, anyhoo hehe :whistling::p
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
:giggle:
#2
lol, thats funny.
#3
you got to laugh buti guess there are some who may fall for it :w00t:
#4
loupomm
you got to laugh buti guess there are some who may fall for it :w00t:


Yup, this was meant to be a kind of "beware" and "haha" thread.
Education never ends ...
#5
I like it.
#6
:w00t: :giggle: :w00t: :giggle: Funny A++++
#7
Good plan, always nice to read attempts to scam the scammer.
#8
Very clever :giggle:
#9
ha ha brilliant!
#10
It's not a good idea to mess about with these scammers. Be very careful.
#11
Well they are offering to buy your Wii and give you £40, maybe you should do it! You run the slight risk of going to prison for up to 14 years and/or a fine for money laundering but what the hell, worth a shot!
#12
And think of the poor Motherless Babies....
#13
lmao, I hope they send something to the addy
1 Like #14
lol @ motherless babies. Clearly a graduate in English to have written that e-mail (!)

I think some of you actually rep+ me ... if so, thanks :)

I will keep you all updated ...
banned#15
You are crazy to be selling your Wii, put it in bottles and drink it during the hot summer.

H Hughes of Las Vegas
#16
Don't they ever give it a rest, well I hope they follow through with your instructions, at least it will take your mind of the yobs outside ;-) :thumbsup:
#17
dkiernan
You are crazy to be selling your Wii, put it in bottles and drink it during the hot summer.

H Hughes of Las Vegas


LOL

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