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    How do I check up someones email address?

    Hiya,

    I've posted an ad up on some website, so people have my email address etc, however how do I find out their legitimate? I've tried the usual FB and google search, no results.. is there anyway I can find out if this person is actually from the uk or just a scammer of sorts from Nigeria?

    Thanks!

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    You dont, insist on cash on collection, do not give them your bank details either!!

    Ask for an ebay ID or payment from a verified Paypal address only maybe?

    What are you selling?

    Get them to mail you a home Conatct number.

    Original Poster

    Im not selling anything per say, im renting...........................

    I've seen alot of weird and wonderful people before but this person from the start was being a little.. 'open'........
    Something you wouldnt normally say to a stranger via email.

    post the email here so we can have a laugh.... i mean a look...

    Original Poster

    Tanchi;7620889

    post the email here so we can have a laugh.... i mean a look...



    LOL :roll:

    Back to the subject on hand...... is there no way to track where an email is coming from when i have the email address? or is that something only hackers, FBI and movies can do? :thinking:

    There are services like emailfinder but these are chargeable anf the information is not always great.

    You are renting something out? You need to speak to this person on the phone or meet it seems.

    Original Poster

    DJNG22;7621125

    There are services like emailfinder but these are chargeable anf the … There are services like emailfinder but these are chargeable anf the information is not always great.You are renting something out? You need to speak to this person on the phone or meet it seems.



    lol yeah, or its a scam.. would you like the emails now? lol :thumbsup:

    Inquisitor;7621134

    lol yeah, or its a scam.. would you like the emails now? lol :thumbsup:



    you have lost me:?

    Original Poster

    DJNG22;7621163

    you have lost me:?



    Sorry, basically someone emailed me about renting the room then he/she really needed to tell me a secret (it goes into detail but i wont bore you with that)......... the secret was this:

    I really feel like telling you this might be a regret.i am really interested in renting your place,due to my present situation and the fact that i have to relocate.

    This is a very confidential discussion between you and i,I meet an American guy at a resort while doing some photo shot,and we've been friends for about 3months,he always travelled to Malaysia often,we had dinner once,he was a very nice guy who told me he was into Diamond business and i had no doubt to hesitate he was saying the truth because of his flambouyant life style.Just about two weeks ago He was arrested for drug trafficking and that is a death penalty here in asia,the day before he was arrested,he came to my house and entrusted a bag with me,he asked me he would get it back the next day before his flight back to Miami.and i never opened it,but i just did 3days ago after i was told he was convicted to death and i found it was filled with US dollars,attached is the picture of the bag that contains the money.I couldnt believe my eye's when i first set my eye's on the content inside.

    The American guy has been sentenced already,am so confused and nervous,i dont know what to do and i cant tell any1 am so scared,i cant even turn the money over to the authourities because i am scared of my own life.the system here is quite corrupt and i am so terrified and scared for my life right now.I cant sleep,i am having eating disorder all because of this.i just cant tell anbody here,and i really need to talk to someone.Can i confide in you?.Attached is the picture of the bag.

    Thank you

    Original Poster

    ace101;7621339

    Not sure but think you check the IP of where the email was sent from: … Not sure but think you check the IP of where the email was sent from: ]How to find the IP address of the email sender in Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail, AOL, Outlook Express, etcAnd then track the IP down ?



    Thanks! will bookmark that however, if it was bounced and rebounced or something would it be untraceable?

    anyway heres what I got:

    X-Originating-IP: [110.159.106.180]

    IP address 110.159.106.180
    Hostname tm.net.my
    ISP CORE IP DEVELOPMENT,
    TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
    Country Malaysia

    Original Poster

    ace101;7621397

    [IMG]http://beestonia.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/teri-jpg-021209-sony.gif?w=300&h=247[/IMG]was that the image attached ?



    lol ya how did you find that? I tried to google that but couldnt find any answers..

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;7621477

    Ahahahahahahahaha how could you even remotely think that was real.



    Lol yeah the secret thing is a bit suspicious but I've had people saying A LOT weirder things when they come for a viewing. :roll:.

    Lol im liking the story tho.. i might to play aswell :w00t:

    I work for a lettings company, and I got the same e-mail a few days ago.

    I googled some of the text, and got the same site.
    I e-mailed "her" back yesterday with a link to the blog above. Awaiting her reply.

    This was the 1st e-mail:

    Hello,my name is Teresa ,i am 24yrs old,i am into photography,and would … Hello,my name is Teresa ,i am 24yrs old,i am into photography,and would like to rent your place for a period of 6months or more,i just had a terrible breakup and will like to be away for a while.Is it available?How much does it cost monthly with utilities?



    2nd:

    Hi I really appreciate your urgent reply,and i would really love to be … Hi I really appreciate your urgent reply,and i would really love to be your choosen candidate to occupy the vacancy available but before any further discussion,i really have a secret on my mind thats becoming a burden to me,and i really need to talk to someone.Can i confide in you?please let me know.Thank you Teri

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    Inquisitor;7621190

    Sorry, basically someone emailed me about renting the room then he/she … Sorry, basically someone emailed me about renting the room then he/she really needed to tell me a secret (it goes into detail but i wont bore you with that)......... the secret was this:I really feel like telling you this might be a regret.i am really interested in renting your place,due to my present situation and the fact that i have to relocate.This is a very confidential discussion between you and i,I meet an American guy at a resort while doing some photo shot,and we've been friends for about 3months,he always travelled to Malaysia often,we had dinner once,he was a very nice guy who told me he was into Diamond business and i had no doubt to hesitate he was saying the truth because of his flambouyant life style.Just about two weeks ago He was arrested for drug trafficking and that is a death penalty here in asia,the day before he was arrested,he came to my house and entrusted a bag with me,he asked me he would get it back the next day before his flight back to Miami.and i never opened it,but i just did 3days ago after i was told he was convicted to death and i found it was filled with US dollars,attached is the picture of the bag that contains the money.I couldnt believe my eye's when i first set my eye's on the content inside. The American guy has been sentenced already,am so confused and nervous,i dont know what to do and i cant tell any1 am so scared,i cant even turn the money over to the authourities because i am scared of my own life.the system here is quite corrupt and i am so terrified and scared for my life right now.I cant sleep,i am having eating disorder all because of this.i just cant tell anbody here,and i really need to talk to someone.Can i confide in you?.Attached is the picture of the bag.Thank you


    LOL - such an obvious scam!

    Original Poster

    csiman;7621727

    LOL - such an obvious scam!



    lol sorry bit of confusion.. yes i know its a scam after the 3rd email, eye brows raised on the 2nd when 'she wanted to tell me a secret', hence i posted up here to seek wisdom............

    but yes, theres many weird and wonderful people out there..

    Banned

    Inquisitor;7621836

    lol sorry bit of confusion.. yes i know its a scam after the 3rd email, … lol sorry bit of confusion.. yes i know its a scam after the 3rd email, eye brows raised on the 2nd when 'she wanted to tell me a secret', hence i posted up here to seek wisdom............ :pbut yes, theres many weird and wonderful people out there..


    fair enough - I thought that was the first one! :w00t:

    Original Poster

    csiman;7622363

    fair enough - I thought that was the first one! :w00t:



    Lol have you read the story on the above link? stupidly long but funny! :thumbsup:

    Edit: Oh it got removed.. no funn...

    is op having a laugh here??
    How can anyone believe that to be true?

    Original Poster

    whosthere?;7625665

    is op having a laugh here??How can anyone believe that to be true?



    :thinking:

    1st email:
    Hello,my name is teresa,i am 24yrs old,i am into photography,and would like to rent your place for a period of 6months or more,i just had a terrible breakup and will like to be away for a while.Is it available?
    How much does it cost monthly with utilities?Thanks alot teri

    2nd email:
    Hi
    really appreciate your urgent reply,and i would really love to be your choosen candidate to occupy the vacancy availablembut before any further discussion,i really have a secret on my mind thats becoming a burden to me,and i really need to talk to someone.Can i confide in you?please let me know.Thank you Teri


    at this point am thinking i should check up one this persons email before going any further........................................................................................................... I made a posted here.............

    then i got this after a reply.........
    3rd email:
    Hello,

    I really feel like telling you this might be a regret.i am really interested in renting your place,due to my present situation and the fact that i have to relocate.This is a very confidential discussion between you and i,I meet an American guy at a resort while doing some photo shot,and we’ve been friends for about 3months,he always travelled to Malaysia often,we had dinner once,he was a very nice guy who told me he was into Diamond business and i had no doubt to hesitate he was saying the truth because of his flambouyant life style.Just about two weeks ago He was arrested for drug trafficking and that is a death penalty here in asia,the day before he was arrested,he came to my house and entrusted a bag with me,he asked me he would get it back the next day before his flight back to Miami.and i never opened it,but i just did 3days ago after i was told he was convicted to death and i found it was filled with US dollars,attached is the picture of the bag that contains the money.I couldnt believe my eye’s when i first set my eye’s on the content inside.The American guy has been sentenced already,am so confused and nervous,i dont know what to do and i cant tell any1 am so scared,i cant even turn the money over to the authourities because i am scared of my own life.the system here is quite corrupt and i am so terrified and scared for my life right now.I cant sleep,i am having eating disorder all because of this.i just cant tell anbody here,and i really need to talk to someone.Can i confide in you?.Attached is the picture of the bag.


    Then at this point I was laughing and started reading the blog from beestonia (google the name if you want a long funny read).
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