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Fraud in Nigeria.

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Fraud in Nigeria.

"Thanks for the response,it's my first time buying an item online and i'm gonna be glad if you can sell it to me.I'm presently in Afghanistan Where am serving the country being a military officer,i wanna get the item for my daughter whom school overseas as a Surprise gift. I will pay you the sum of $1100 via PayPal for the item and shipping cost via USPS Global Express Mail International (EMS). I'm gonna need your PayPal email for the instant payment,i look forward in hearing from you."

 

I think ohhh well that's nice...

 

Hi, i have made the payment and i want you to ship the Engagement Ring out asap to the PayPal confirmed address.Am sure the customer care might have reached you,check your PayPal email inbox or spam folder for the confirmation.Do get back to me after the shipment once again these is the shipping address,don't forget i want the item shipped via USPS Global Express Mail International 3-5 days delivery.
  
  
    Name: ****
    Address: ****
                
I didn't see any payments show up in paypal...soooo I google the address and BAM! found this conversation room! hah really? I'm going to ship something to that address with no payment in my account? Cammmmon' get smater...hows this guy use the same line everytime.  So I say "Okay - well the payment has not yet gone through.  And just so you are aware, when I Google the address you sent me below, it has "Fraud" written all over it --- sooooo I'll be waiting money in the account to go through before sending anything. Check it out for yourself!  /t5/Selling-on-eBay/Fraud/td-p/284652?profile.language=en-gb Soooo I'm going to say this probably isn't going to work out!  Thanks for trying though!"

 

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New Community Member

Re: Fraud in Nigeria.

Hi, i have had someone wanting the item i was selling on ebay, they said they would put the money into my paypal account, and sure enough the money was in my paypal account, but i had a feeling it was dodgy, so i have now cancelled the money request, any idea what i do now the person and address is,  ****

 

 

i wondered why he wanted to give me £90 for postage...glad i came into paypal forum and checked it out.

 

Volunteer Advisor

Re: Fraud in Nigeria.

People in nigeria can't use paypal, they would have hijacked someone elses paypal account probable and used that and once reported by the owner of the account the funds would have been removed. 

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Re: Fraud in Nigeria.

Is that a fact?
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Re: Fraud in Nigeria.

I have no problem giving you my email and my name on paypal? After readingthis forum, I told him that had already sold the product, but because you hadgiven those data, I do?

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Re: Fraud in Nigeria.

Wow the exact same thing is happening to me right now. It shows that he has paid but i searched the zip code of the buyer and it brought me to websites about nigerian fraud. Want to know why it is happening and how to fix it.

 

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Re: Fraud in Nigeria.

OOOOOOH MY GOD. I just encountered this person. Same story! I have ten email regarding an iPhone I wanted to sell!!! $780 for an iPhone 4S 64GB he said I'll send money via PayPal and the funds r there just frozen until I show proof of delivery, as per PayPal email. This is wild. Same goddam story! *HIS INNITIAL EMAIL AFTER GETTING MY ATTENTION* <ryan_michaels670 hotmail ; wrote: Thanks for the response,it's my first time buying an item online and i'm gonna be glad if you can sell it to me.i Could have instructed Junior Officer to  pick-up & cash. But I'm presently in Afghanistan Where am serving the country being a military officer, i wanna get the item for my daughter whom school overseas  as a surprise Birthday gift. I will pay you the sum of $780 via PayPal for the item and shipping cost via USPS Global Express Mail International (EMS). I'm gonna need your PayPal email for the instant payment, i look forward in hearing from you. -------------- If anyone is interested in the rest of his BS I have many other emails
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Re: Fraud in Nigeria.

Same here the guy was asking me the tracking no so he can release the payment and he had sended extra £ 100 for the post its all fake cant believe how come the paypal original email id and that fake email id r same
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Got the same..told the Nigerian a fake shipping number and he never bothered me again. Also posted a toy £1 mobile Fone out to him just as gift lol
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Okay so I have read everyone's stories and I'm wondering the same thing has happened to me but I'm not sure if it's real or not I need some help anybody can give me some information that would be great. The guy put the money in my account I got the email saying that it's there but I have to put in the tracking number in order for the money to be able to be released can anyone help me here what do I do is the money really there or is it fake need help any information would be great also is there any way to send them a fake tracking number to make sure it's not a scam
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