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Re: Nigeria Scam

Okay, I have the exact same situation.  Fortunately I didn't send item yet (got tracking # from local PO and sent to buyer) and now waiting to see if funds will be released to me ($400).  I am VERY tempted to just cancel the transaction (how do I do that?) and relist my item (iPhone) on ebay.  First time on CL and very uncomfortable w/this transaction.  Please help.

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Re: Nigeria Scam

hello! very important... go with your gut,if you feel it is not right dont do it. do not ever send $$ to a buyer,wire transfers or any thing like that..  good luck.   jeff

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Is this a scam?

I have had contact from someone interested in an item I am selling. Their last email, however, has raised my suspicians. Here's what he said:

 

Thanks for your mail. i would be glad to pay for it as soon as possible though i will not be available to come for an inspection due to my flexible schedule.Kindly get back to me with the following
questions below:
1) What is the condition?
2) Are you the Owner?
3) Your Pick up Location?
4) Your full name and your PayPal email id for the instant payment
I would be glad to make the payment immediately through PayPal so kindly get back to me with your PayPal ID. You need not to worry yourself about title transfer and shipment,i will instruct the shipping company to handle that..
Thanks and hope to read from you soon.
I personally feel that I shouldn't continue with this transaction, but would you feel otherwise?
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Re: Is this a scam?

I received a very similar sounding e-mail in reply to an item I'm selling on Craigs List....can you share the buyer's fist name? It is rather unique...  I'm not comfortable with the offer either...

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Re: Is this a scam?

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Email came from a <name removed>.

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Re: Is this a scam?

Mine came from a "Bent", but after some research, this is a scam.  I just copied and pasted his whole message into a Google search and found several articles where the very same language had been used in various scams on Craigs List....an attempt to steal account info, apparently.  Good luck!

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Re: Is this a scam?

Thanks for the advice!
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Re: Is this a scam?

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I had a similar email from a gavin *removed* but since i refused have not heard from him.

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Re: Is this a scam?

I received the same thing, almost word for word, from Amazon. I sent it to their "spoof" department and was told that it was definitely a scam. So sorry you got one too.

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Beware!  was selling an item on craig' list ...got a text from Nigeria, they wanted the item. Requested I send my email for Pay Pal pay't.  They wanted me to ship immediately. When I refused because my account had showed NO Payment...they said I needed to "ship the order, then contact Pay Pal with the tracking number and the funds would be released". When I imformed this Dupwa@2 that I would send it only once I received payment...have not had contact since..

 

The address to send the item was:  Wale *removed*

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                                                         Ibadan, Oyo State

                                                         Nigeria  23402

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