Selling phone advice needed re:Nigeria sale

36 replies
Found 14th May 2009
Hi all,
Need advice, put my C905 up for sale today on fleabay (110389963348) and within 5 mins someone brought at the buy it now price. Due to probs with paypal account i can't activate the immediate payment bit of buy it now though. I was really surprised as there were other cheaper ones on there so imediately was suspicious. Buyer has 100% feedback and is from USA, so i sent an invoice for bill plus new postage and just got this back from him via email....

Hi Mate,

I apologize for not contacting you immediately,, I am very
happy about the purchase but the outcome of the meeting would have me
and my colleagues traveling to Asia on another assignment.

I precisely purchased the item on behalf of a folk of mine in
Nigeria who has been transferred to serve as a missionary in Africa. I
will be leaving for North Korea on a nuclear inspection
program.

I'm seeking your help in getting the item posted to him in Nigeria,
Africa.I will sort out the postage costs on the Royal mail website
and add it accordingly to the costs of the item;

Heres the postage address

ADDRESS BLANKED OUT FOR PRIVACY
Nigeria.

Payment will be made securely via Paypal

Thanks for your help.

Am i right to be suspicious and if so can i relist the item, where do i stand with this as even if payment is made by paypal the address that they want me to post to is different.

Thanks for any help, its a lot of money and i've heard things about scams etc.,

Rachel

36 Comments

nigerian = scam

SuperEd

scammerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Pull out of it now, refund him and say you dont want to send it there.

If you do go ahead with it you have noone else to blame bar yourselfwhen it goes tits up.

dont do it!!!..

Banned

Avoid like the plague. I've had a few like that on ebay!

rather give to me for free

Defo a scam, stay well clear.. DO NOT POST TO NIGERIA../

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/sch/cn/v/v3/w479/1211117_400_300.jpeg

goooooooooooooooooood afternoon madam

its a scam next time you relist your item state at the bottom you have no interest in sending it to nigeria or any scammers,

I have always put this and it has worked.

just turn on the option so that international bidders cant bid on your items, UK ONLY

When on fleebay click on Community at the top right hand side of the page then choose disscusion boards. Within the help boards go into Community Question and Answer. You will find a thread in there just near the top called 'how to deal with scam buyers'. It tells you exactly what you need to do about the Nigerian scammers.

scam for sure,,, go to ur account details and some where in there is sellers bit , and [COLOR="Red"]block overseas buyers[/COLOR]

Original Poster

Thanks all, he has just made an idiot of himself and sent a fake email telling me he paid £290 then he had broken the payment up to total £240, spotted it as a fake straight away, says paypal won't release money till shipping ref sent etc., Double checked and went through ebay and no messages on there at all so i know its a fake ebay and paypal email. Checked paypal and no amounts pending.

What do i do now? Do i report to ebay as scammer and then relist the sale (once i have edited to UK only)??

Thanks all for your help

By the way, Rachel - one of the other things that tends to help online scammers with things like ID theft and breaking into people's email accounts is finding out details about them, including their date of birth. It's not as if you're automatically going to get looted jut because it's available, but it does make you an easier target. So watch out to keep it to yourself in future, just to help keep yourself safe.

lol @ nuclear inspection

Fraud for sure, they have prob hacked some-one's account.
Don't do it.
$£ss off would be my reply.

brettytopbanana;5211228

its a scam next time you relist your item state at the bottom you have no … its a scam next time you relist your item state at the bottom you have no interest in sending it to nigeria or any scammers,I have always put this and it has worked.

I vouch for it

The last phone i had, i decided to recycle it on tesco and get money off shopping and points for days out. Ebay charge so much in fees and there are so many scammers that it was worth listing it

Cantona_7;5211227

goooooooooooooooooood afternoon madam



lol :-D

when u sell phones limit the sale to UK only!

110% scam

brettytopbanana;5211228

its a scam next time you relist your item state at the bottom you have no … its a scam next time you relist your item state at the bottom you have no interest in sending it to nigeria or any scammers,I have always put this and it has worked.



+1

This is not a scam.

I am a deposed Nigerian Prince. Me and my country folk quite often have problems with international money transfers. I currently have £10m sitting in an account I can't access. All I need is all of your bank account details and I can transfer the money to you...............

Ha ha ha I love Nigerian scammers and the idiots that fall for it!

I say go for it, sounds ok to me

taurus_the_bull;5211928

I say go for it, sounds ok to me



don't go for it at all, SCAM! listen to everyone on here lol..well..nearly everyone.

[COLOR="Red"]rach160971[/COLOR]--[COLOR="red"]you need to make your mind up where you selling this ebay or fleabay.......or NObay????[/COLOR]

Need advice, put my C905 up for sale today on fleabay (110389963348) and within 5 mins someone brought at the buy it now price

What do i do now? Do i report to ebay as scammer and then relist the sale (once i have edited to UK only)??

Banned

Hi Mate,

I apologize for not contacting you immediately,, I am very
happy about the purchase but the outcome of the meeting would have me
and my colleagues traveling to Asia on another assignment.

I precisely purchased the item on behalf of a folk of mine in
Nigeria who has been transferred to serve as a missionary in Africa. I
will be leaving for North Korea on a nuclear inspection
program.

I'm seeking your help in getting the item posted to him in Nigeria,
Africa.I will sort out the postage costs on the Royal mail website
and add it accordingly to the costs of the item;

Heres the postage address

ADDRESS BLANKED OUT FOR PRIVACY
Nigeria.

Payment will be made securely via Paypal

Thanks for your help.



LOL I love this story

Assure him you'll send the phone if he takes a photo of himself with your username on a piece of card and a fish strapped to his forehead.

419eater.com/

http://www.419eater.com/images/trophy_room/samuel_eze4.jpg

ALICOM007;5211276

lol @ nuclear inspection



Seriously, at least make something up that's slightly believable?
I have to laugh at people that actually fall for this.

I cant believe i'm reading this.... If you know nothing about the world do not sell any goods of any value on ebay !!!!

Why not sell your item on a forum you can trust where actual real people exist ?

FFS

maxmix

keep the cash and keep the phone.............

see what happens....:thumbsup::whistling:

BIGBAWBAG;5216123

keep the cash and keep the phone.............see what … keep the cash and keep the phone.............see what happens....:thumbsup::whistling:



Definately, withdraw the cash, then remove all cards form Paypal, then send nothing to the scammer....

Then see what happens around 5-7 days later....

maxmix

taurus_the_bull;5211928

I say go for it, sounds ok to me


Same here cannot see anything wrong with sending it to them ?

BIGBAWBAG: keep the cash and keep the phone.............see what … BIGBAWBAG: keep the cash and keep the phone.............see what happens.... Definately, withdraw the cash, then remove all cards form Paypal, then send nothing to the scammer....Then see what happens around 5-7 days later....maxmix



maybe a nuclear warhead up yer jacksy from north korea!!!

waterloo;5216162

Same here cannot see anything wrong with sending it to them ?



:w00t: Paypal will be reversed withinn days or reversed through fraudulent activity....

Then becomes a Police matter ! (and they wont want to know either)

Cash and Phone gone to Cukoo land !

maxmix

I know I have been on eBay and Paypal for 10 years ;-)

maxmix;5216186

:w00t: Paypal will be reversed withinn days or reversed through … :w00t: Paypal will be reversed withinn days or reversed through fraudulent activity....Then becomes a Police matter ! (and they wont want to know either)Cash and Phone gone to Cukoo land !maxmixI know I have been on eBay and Paypal for 10 years ;-)

I was only joking :w00t:
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