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    UPDATE: How does this scam work?

    I'm selling something and I keep getting messages from africans, which they think they can get away with but I don't get how it would work....I'm actually tempted to play along to see what there next message would be.

    There email is in the next post:

    EDIT AND UPDATED FROM POST 30: I have other people that are willing to pay the money straight into my bank account for the item to be posted within the UK....can this be reversed or anything like that?

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    Original Poster

    I am willing to proceed with the transaction now and pay you £380
    which include p&p.kindly login to your paypal account and select the
    request money button located at the top of your paypal account
    homepage and send the money request directly to my paypal account id
    which is (insert email here) so that i can submit payment to you
    via paypal right now as paypal is safe, fast and easy to send and
    receive money online.

    If you don't have a paypal account just login to [url]www.paypal.com[/url] and
    set up your paypal account, after setting up your paypal account you
    locate the request money button located at the top of your paypal
    account home page, use it to request money directly from my paypal
    account which is (email ad)@yahoo.com once I receive your money
    request from paypal, I will submit payment to you via paypal asap.

    Thanks

    realfriendlyman;8624033

    I am willing to proceed with the transaction now and pay you £380which … I am willing to proceed with the transaction now and pay you £380which include p&p.kindly login to your paypal account and select therequest money button located at the top of your paypal accounthomepage and send the money request directly to my paypal account idwhich is (insert email here) so that i can submit payment to youvia paypal right now as paypal is safe, fast and easy to send andreceive money online.If you don't have a paypal account just login to [url]www.paypal.com[/url] andset up your paypal account, after setting up your paypal account youlocate the request money button located at the top of your paypalaccount home page, use it to request money directly from my paypalaccount which is (email ad)@yahoo.com once I receive your moneyrequest from paypal, I will submit payment to you via paypal asap.Thanks



    lol, i caught the email adress there :lol:

    Banned

    I guess basically, you would have to send the item to nigeria, which you cant do with decent tracking, they claim not received and paypal take the money back

    or they send you an email from fake paypal to say they have paid (and think you wont check the real paypal)

    also they are asking you to request money rather than them send it? sounds funny

    http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1303/emailsn.jpg

    Hijacked paypal accounts for a guess. Anyone who can upload a torrent to a tracker can get ebay logins and from there most people use the same email/password combo for paypal, I could set up a trojan thats undetectable in minutes and literally have 100's of details in 24 hours. Never ever use a cracked ebay sniper, stick with goofbay.

    Original Poster

    jubbyme;8624059

    I guess basically, you would have to send the item to nigeria, which you … I guess basically, you would have to send the item to nigeria, which you cant do with decent tracking, they claim not received and paypal take the money backor they send you an email from fake paypal to say they have paid (and think you wont check the real paypal)



    I doubt they'd send the money....they probably wouldn't have enough....but I get so many of these emails every day lol....even though I stated I don't post to Africa, yet they still try regardless.

    Do you think they'll just try and send me a fake paypal email saying they've paid and they're waiting for the item?

    I'm tempted to get there details and notify the police for the constant attempt of scams.

    numptyj;8624062






    :lol::lol: lmao !

    Original Poster

    micoo;8624042

    lol, i caught the email adress there :lol:



    Damn you! lol

    Feel free to send them spam as retaliation then haha

    realfriendlyman;8624033

    I'm actually tempted to play along to see what there next message would … I'm actually tempted to play along to see what there next message would be.



    Yeah, do it! These have and it's fantastic! 419eater.com/

    Banned

    the scam works when idiots fall for it;-)

    deek72;8624097

    Yeah, do it! These have and it's fantastic! http://www.419eater.com/



    has that got the one where the guy has the load of bread on his head? lmao

    numptyj;8624108

    has that got the one where the guy has the load of bread on his head? lmao



    lol, not sure but there are some hilarious ones on there :-D

    Original Poster

    casparwhite;8624107

    the scam works when idiots fall for it;-)



    I suppose lol

    I just wanted to know what they'd do i.e would they show me a link where it looks like they've deposited the money, would they send the money and then claim it back....or would they just send the heavies around and steal my stuff? lol

    deek72;8624119

    lol, not sure but there are some hilarious ones on there :-D



    lool yeah it is I knew I had pics somewhere haha

    the guy is meant to be from the church of bread and wine or something along those lines so this is how he has to prove it LOL LMAO

    http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1361/samuelz.jpg

    http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/933/samuel2s.jpg

    Original Poster

    jellybaby22;8624126

    he probably already has...I was going to say in before RFM loses … he probably already has...I was going to say in before RFM loses thousands... but I fear it may be too late



    Lol no way would I fall for it....I've been getting these emails for weeks. lol

    Oh well, it's worth it, I've made nearly a grand selling stuff recently. :p....sold a wicked necklace the other day. :thumbsup:

    numptyj;8624108

    has that got the one where the guy has the load of bread on his head? lmao



    lol, not sure but there are some hilarious ones on there :-D

    Another site with my favourite - The Brewer. Scambuster419

    scambuster419.co.uk/bre…htm

    The way the prankster keeps getting his name wrong creased me :-D

    Original Poster

    deek72;8624148

    lol, not sure but there are some hilarious ones on there :-DAnother site … lol, not sure but there are some hilarious ones on there :-DAnother site with my favourite - The Brewer. Scambuster419http://www.scambuster419.co.uk/brewer.htm



    Has anyone seen some pranks, my friend showed me one ages ago that I only remembered this morning where this guy arranged to cyber with a girl that had an illness and was pasty white and eventually he made out he was hired by ghost busters to catch her. lol

    stolen credit cards. Even if you think you are taking advantage of this, You will get scammed.
    There are other scams out there like this, Alot more clever I should add.
    This is an organized scam run, from outside of the UK so they have nothing to loose, apart from the gullible who choose take take it up.
    Read something, a while back, and a guy took one of these deals up,they rolled him in( went abroad etc ) got a tyre put round his neck and set it alight)

    Most of the time they just send fake paypal payment emails

    Original Poster

    mrman007;8624372

    stolen credit cards. Even if you think you are taking advantage of this, … stolen credit cards. Even if you think you are taking advantage of this, You will get scammed.There are other scams out there like this, Alot more clever I should add.This is an organized scam run, from outside of the UK so they have nothing to loose, apart from the gullible who choose take take it up.Read something, a while back, and a guy took one of these deals up,they rolled him in( went abroad etc ) got a tyre put round his neck and set it alight)



    Lol, there's no way I'd even think about going ahead with it....I'm not stupid at all, even though I like to play dumb for entertainment purposes. :lol:

    Hmmmm....I don't think that guy liked playing set the tyre on fire this time. :w00t:

    harlzter;8624072

    Hijacked paypal accounts for a guess. Anyone who can upload a torrent to … Hijacked paypal accounts for a guess. Anyone who can upload a torrent to a tracker can get ebay logins and from there most people use the same email/password combo for paypal, I could set up a trojan thats undetectable in minutes and literally have 100's of details in 24 hours. Never ever use a cracked ebay sniper, stick with goofbay.



    Never heard of people collecting passwords via a bittorrent tracker / rogue torrent. Do you have any more details / links to news articles / etc, I'm genuinely interested.
    Would make me think twice about using a public torrent tracker if this is true..

    casparwhite;8624107

    the scam works when idiots fall for it;-)



    + 1 million

    oldmanhouse;8624591

    Never heard of people collecting passwords via a bittorrent tracker / … Never heard of people collecting passwords via a bittorrent tracker / rogue torrent. Do you have any more details / links to news articles / etc, I'm genuinely interested.Would make me think twice about using a public torrent tracker if this is true..



    +1 :thumbsup:

    Is it a malicious script in the torrent file itself or the data that it downloads?

    I don't use torrents these days as I have preferred options but I'm quite interested in the issue.

    oldmanhouse;8624591

    Never heard of people collecting passwords via a bittorrent tracker / … Never heard of people collecting passwords via a bittorrent tracker / rogue torrent. Do you have any more details / links to news articles / etc, I'm genuinely interested.Would make me think twice about using a public torrent tracker if this is true..


    Its only done via a auction sniper software (you need to enter your details for the sniper to work) I apologise I used the word trojan earlier its actually a keylogger. the way you bind it to the software means it has a unique signature each time so no anti-virus will detect it.

    The only info I have on this is the guide to making this work to which I obviously wont link.

    There are many rogue torrents out there with malicious code embedded.

    Banned

    realfriendlyman;8624143

    Lol no way would I fall for it....I've been getting these emails for … Lol no way would I fall for it....I've been getting these emails for weeks. lol



    And I had high hopes of this working too! :w00t:

    numptyj;8624062



    Someones spilt a Ferrari on your Avatar.

    Original Poster

    EDIT: I have other people that are willing to pay the money straight into my bank account for the item to be posted within the UK....can this be reversed or anything like that?
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