Craigslist scam baiting, part 3

Why is it so much fun to play with scammers?  You remember the last few times.  Here’s another chapter in the scam baiting dialogs.  You know the drill.  My emails are in black.  The hapless scammer’s are in red.  My occasional notes in highlighted blue. Let the games begin….

From: nicole smith <>
Subject: [SPAM] Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
Date: May 20, 2010 6:38:51 AM MDT

First off, I just love that my email server flagged this person’s email as “SPAM” in big capital letters! More coincidence than anything, but a nice poetic ring to start things off.

** Avoid: wiring money,cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info:

i just wanna ask if the item is still for sale get back to me if yes

Subject: Re: Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
From: Rob
Date: May 20, 2010 6:52:49 AM MDT
To: nicole smith <>

Yep, still have it. Wanna come pick it up?

From: nicole smith <>
Subject: [SPAM] Re: Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
Date: May 21, 2010 3:14:36 AM MDT
To: Rob

Thanks for the Response,i want you to know am buying this item
for my cousin who is now in oversea but i wish i could make it there in
person right now to feel the present condition of the item,but I cant cox
I’m presently out of town and wont be back in few months…if u don’t mind i
can make the instant payment through PAYPAL so kindly get back to me with
your PAYPAL email id so i can make the payment asap and i will be Offering
you $70 for the shipping cost, and i will like the item to be shipped
via  Express Mail Delivery (EMS).
Thanks and get back to me asap

Aha!  Here’s where we identify the responder as a scammer.  The game begins!

Subject: RE: [SPAM] Re: Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
From: rob
Date: Fri, May 21, 2010 9:01 am
To: nicole smith <>

Nicole. I forget which sale this is for (I have so many on Craigslist!); can you remind me? Was this for the case of generic Viagra? {Nevermind that the subject tells me what I’m selling.  I’m just messing with “nicole”}

This is my PayPal email address. Please send me $10 (for the item) + $70 for the shipping. {Wow, that’s a lot for shipping!  I wonder where I’m shipping the Viagra? Could it be… Nigeria?!} Next, please send me your shipping address and I will ship it as soon as I receive payment.

From:     nicole smith <>
Subject:     Re: [SPAM] Re: Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
Date:     May 22, 2010 5:18:31 AM MDT
To:     Rob Lund

i need hp laptop from you and should send me more of  the pic and i
will select my choice.

Hmm, interesting.  So now “nicole” thinks I’m selling an entire computer.  Clearly didn’t study my Craigslist ad that carefully.

From:     Rob Lund
Subject:     Re: [SPAM] Re: Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
Date:     May 22, 2010 8:33:02 AM MDT
To:     nicole smith <>

Hi, Nicole.  I see you are wanting my computer.  Actually, I was selling my computer memory, not the actual computer.  But I could make an exception for your overseas cousin.

You see, I am something of an old-fashioned person.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe in getting the latest bit of technology every six months.  I think the older computer equipment still has lots of value.

That’s why I am selling this computer memory.  I don’t think we really need all this RAM, like those techy geeks would have us believe!  512KB is plenty enough for me and my computer.

Speaking of my computer — I call mine Mr. Eniac, have you named your computer? — I’m quite attached to it.  It’s not very portable, but it’s quite the computing factory!  In fact, I’m writing this very electronic mail message on it, and sending it over the global connected web to you!  Isn’t technology amazing?!  {For the computer history ignorant, the ENIAC was the world’s first computer.}

Here is a picture of my computer below.  As I said, I’m not certain I’m ready to sell it to your cousin, but if the price was right, I could be convinced.  Can you make me an offer?


From:     nicole smith <>
Subject:     Re: Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
Date:     May 24, 2010 4:04:21 AM MDT
To:     Rob Lund

yes, send me your paypal invioce for payment i can make the payment for you asap

Hmm, so how much do I charge for an archaic computer that weighed 30 tons?!  I don’t want to scare the scammer away, so I’ll tack on just a humble $1900 to the price. Here’s the PayPal send invoice email confirmation:

Subject:     Mr. Eniac invoice
Date:     May 25, 2010 4:21:24 PM MDT
To:     Rob

Hello Rob Lund,

You sent a money request for $1,984.00 USD to

Money Request details

Amount: $1,984.00 USD
Note: Hello Nicole,
Please review this second request.  I have reduced the invoice a little as a show of good faith to you.

Say hello to Mr. Smith for me.

You will receive a confirmation email when this Money Request is paid.

To modify or cancel this Money Request, log in to your PayPal account, then:
1.  Click the My Account tab.
2.  Click the History subtab.
3.  Find the Money Request in your History.
4.  Click Cancel.


From:     nicole smith <>
Subject:     Re: Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
Date:     May 25, 2010 2:46:47 AM MDT
To:     Rob Lund

ok have seen it but how can you send something like that not including the item to it so ican just work on that for the payment andyour paypal id is not there so do some correction now because am about to make the payment and also you said you are i should pay 1,984.00 USD,
get back to me with the correcions so i will make the payment snappy

From:     Rob Lund
Subject:     RE: Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
Date:     May 25, 2010 9:23:15 AM MDT
To:     nicole smith <>

Hello, Mrs. Smith.  Give my regards to Mr. Smith!

You are correct.  I am asking for US $1,984.00 for the Mr. Eniac computer.  I sent you a PayPal money request earlier.  Just click the link to send the money.  It’s the little blue text with the blue underline — that is what the kids call a “hypertext link”.  It is traditional eBay / Craigslist policy for the seller to receive payment first, then the product is shipped.

But in your case, I am willing to make an exception.  I can tell from your very literate, conversant style that I can trust you wholeheartedly.  Please send me your shipping address and I will send out Mr. Eniac computer post-haste!

Also, please include a phone number and credit card number so that I can forward shipping cost to you.

From:     nicole smith <>
Subject:     Re: Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
Date:     May 27, 2010 3:42:02 AM MDT
To:     Rob Lund

i will make the payment now including the shipping cost of $140

From:     Rob Lund
Subject:     RE: Laptop memory – 512MB – $10 (80909)
Date:     May 27, 2010 10:04:57 AM MDT
To:     nicole smith <>

Ok, sounds good, Nicole Smith.  So if I am correct, you are sending an extra $140 on top of the already raised $1974 for shipping?  I like this very much! So that would bring the new total to $2,124 USD.  How about we just round off this awkward number to $2,130?

Sound good?

I then got this semi-official looking PayPal payment email.  Perhaps “semi” is an understatement, because upon further examination, you could drive a semi-truck through the discrepancies.  Have a look…

From: <>
Subject:     [SPAM] *** PayPal Payment Confirmed Shipment Tracking Number Needed ***
Date:     May 28, 2010 5:41:16 AM MDT
To:     Rob Lund

{my scammer stole this banner image from  They didn’t bother to change the file name either.}


Your item has been paid for and the money has been deducted from buyer’s account,we want you to ship the item and send the tracking number to us as verification, if you can do this within 24Hours we will get your account credited immediately, ship the item to the given address below.
Please forward the proof of shipment to us,so that we can credit your PayPal account. Hope to hear from you soon.

Here is the Shipping address:

Name : Gabby atkins, {name changing is a typical scammer tactic; we went from Nicole Smith to now Gabby Atkins}
Address : No 39 Lagere Area,
City : Ife
State : Osun STATE
Country : Nigeria {Ding, ding, ding!  20 points  for Nigeria!}
Zip Code : 23436. {I didn’t realize that Nigeria was in Suffolk, Virginia.  At least that’s where this US zip code is at!}

Thank you,

If you are having any question feel free to contact us on our customer care & amp; amp; amp; lt; span> email online.consultant@consultant. com {why not a PayPal email address?}

Note: Never give your password to anyone.  {I love that the scammer included this note at the end to never give your password out.  Especially to a scammer!}

At this point, I sat on the bait a few days to see what would happen.  I then got this juicy little surprise…

From:     nicole smith <>
Subject:     Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
Date:     June 1, 2010 8:07:39 AM MDT
To:     Rob Lund

{More amateurish image lifting from the actual page.  See that missing corner above?  If you go to, you’ll see that in that corner is a search box.  My scammer didn’t even bother to try to fill in that odd vacant corner.}

Dear Tom lynn, {Who the heck is Tom Lynn?! Could my scammer be working more than one scam at a time? Likely!}
It is important we know the status of the money transfer to the shipping agent otherwise, legal action may be taken against you since you have not replied to the Refund of payment made to your Post office box by our client(Mr shina Alamu)
{Wow, name change number 3!} via GTB BANK .We request for the Scanned Receipt and the Western Details to prove the fund of the money to the shipping agent in less than 24hours or face the consequences of LEGAL ACTION.

We believed you entered into sending agreement by requesting money through BANK TRANSFER, and by non response to the refund confirmation made to your account you have violate GTB BANK agreement. However the sender has already contacted us in other to make report about your non response. We are ensuring to make GTB BANK a safer place, therefore we need to set confidence on our users.

Therefore, if the  Money is not received today. From IC3 we give you 48hours(2days) to send the money  to the  Address given to you by your sender, and also send the money transfer details  immediately to us to verify the fund.Immediately we confirm the fund.
Failure to Abide to this means your Name and Address will be forward to the law enforcement Agency in your Country to get you Arrested, because you are practicing Scam, And your Account with your BANK will be BLOCKED,  In order to free yourself from this” transfer the money within 48hours and send the details to GTB BANK for them to Verify. If you have any comment on this issue do not hesitate to contact us.If the information you wish to provide pertains to an emergency situation, please contact us at (232) 304-3300. Although we check our e-mail frequently, we do not consider it to be an alternative to telephonic contact in emergency situations.Feel free to contact us directly to this mail (

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Thanks for your co-operation.
Yours sincerely,

Subject:     Re: Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
From:     Rob Lund
Date:     June 1, 2010 10:07:01 AM MDT
To:     nicole smith <>

Dear Mrs. Nicole Smith, Ms. Gabby Atkins, and Mr. Shina Alamu:

Which is your cousin, Nicole?  Is it Gabby or Shina?  I would really like your cousin to come see Mr. Eniac up close.  There are many, many control panels with knobs and switches, and even more relays and vacuum tubes.  And I’m afraid I no longer have the user’s manual, so it would be much easier to train your cousin in person before I attempt to ship this large Turing-complete computer.

Secondly, why did you feel it necessary to involve the FBI UK office in our transaction?  I didn’t realize they patrolled Craigslist disputes.  But I’m glad Big Brother is watching over us!  This morning, the local Tasmania FBI office called me on my telegraph.  They have been informed of this case and are threatening me to act soon to ship Mr. Eniac.  I fear bodily harm, Mrs. Smith!  Please call off the FBI!

I’m positive that you and I can work out our problems and come to a fair arrangement.

Sincerely, Tom Lynn.

Subject: Re: Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
From: nicole smith <>
Date: Wed, Jun 02, 2010 3:47 am
To: Rob Lund

ooh you want fbi to be out this matter then get my item shipped my cousin are two shina and gabby so if you want it to be settled get my item shipped or you will refund my money or you will be arrested

Would it kill “Nicole” to use an occasional period?  Seriously, the run-on sentences are just painful to decode!

Subject:RE: Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
Date:     June 2, 2010 2:18:01 PM MDT
From: Rob Lund
To: “nicole smith” <>

Are you an FBI informant? Because I will only make deals with reputable people like yourselves, not the feds! I got another call this morning from one Agent Sidney Bristow. She wants to set up a meeting between the two of us, and with Mr. Alamu and Ms. Atkins. Agent Bristow was insistent that I turn myself in or face the consequences of federal prison.

What do you suggest I do, Mrs. Smith? Help me, Nicole, you’re my only hope!

I had to sneak some Star Wars quotation in there!

Subject: [SPAM] Re: Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
From: nicole smith <>
Date: Thu, Jun 03, 2010 10:31 am
To: Rob Lund

which agent the solution for you now is to send the item get the item shipped and get back to me the tracking no and get off the fbi issue

Subject:RE: [SPAM] Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
Date: Fri, June 4, 2010 10:43 AM MDT
From: Rob Lund
To: “nicole smith” <>

Ok, Nicole Smith, I have purchased 7 boxes of packing tape and a giant cardboard box to wrap up Mr. Eniac. It is probably the biggest box I have ever seen! I’m not certain that FedEx will pick up such a large box. They may have to ship it by rail due to its exorbitant size. Is that ok with you? If so, expect the computer in about 6-8 weeks.

Also, could you please reimburse me for the packing materials? I spent nearly all of my Confederate currency on the packing effort — roughly $500 USD after the exchange rate.

Thanks and blessing to you and Mr. Alamu and Ms. Atkins.

P.S., Agent Bristow is backing off now.  Thank you for contacting her with your satisfaction.

From:     nicole smith <>
Subject:     [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
Date:     June 9, 2010 8:21:42 AM MDT
To:     Rob Lund <>

ok have been out to settle the issue but my opinionnow is that you
will have to refund my money back when the item cannot be shipped have
offline because i just dont want to tretean you {oh no, he’s “treatening” me!} becuase i have stopped
fbi from their action because you have explain the shipping issue to
me but right now you can send my money via western union once or twice
but if you fail to do so you will be investigated by fbi for scam
best regards

I’m stepping up my wackiness now

Subject:     Re: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
From:     Rob Lund
Date:     June 9, 2010 9:06:33 PM MDT
To:     nicole smith <>

Ok, Nicole Smith, I believe you must be telling me the truth.  Because now Agent Bristow with the FBI has removed the wire tap from my phone.  Thanks to you!

But I need to alert you to something.  I suspect that your nephew, Shina Alamu, might be a double agent.  I received the following email from Mr. Alamu this morning.  Please, Ms. Smith, I don’t know what to do!  I am convinced that you are on the side of good, and that Mr. Alamu is lying to me.  Please convince me that you are good!

From:     Agent Alamu <>
Subject:     ***ATTENTION*** scam alert!
Date:     June 9, 2010 6:37:43 AM EDT
To:     Rob

Dear citizen Mr. ElectroLund:

This is a private security bulletin, directed to you personally.  As you know, the number of internet scams have risen in the last several years.  While many theories abound, we believe it is mostly due to George W. Bush’s preemptive war doctrine.  When Mr. Bush invaded the African country of Nigeria to locate the missing uranium — which had been used in a weapon of mass destruction to demolish the world trade center towers — the Nigerian citizens naturally sought out vengeance against the American people.

The FBI believes that the Nigerians recruited their most educated and industrious minds to form an elite computer hacking squad to slowly and methodically rob Americans of their money and pride.

You should know that I am an undercover agent, working inside of Nigeria.  I have infiltrated Ms. Nicole Smith’s operation and am very close to the inner circle of genius hackers.

Your great country needs you, Mr. ElectroLund!  Do not betray my identity, I beg you.  I am very close now.  Soon, Ms. Smith will be behind bars.

Unfortunately, the above historical revisionism didn’t even phase my scammer.  She sent me two(!) emails, both equally indecipherable, but undeterred.  Still asking for a wire transfer.  I’m going to have to step up the efforts.

Subject: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
From: nicole smith <>
To: Rob Lund
Date: 6/14/2010 11:17AM

hi i just know now that the guy(shina alamu )told me that he said so that you can be drag to court and you will pay for what you have done that is why he said am behind the bar so the next thing you will do right now is that you will send me part of of the payment today via western union and i will contact my lawyer and will sougth things out so i will tell Shina that you have send both that you have send the money to gabby Atkins so respond to me as soon as possible

Subject: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
From: nicole smith <>
To: Rob Lund
Date: 6/14/2010 11:39AM

now you send the money to gabby Atkins today and get back to me with Mtcn number

What the heck is an MTCN?  Oh, I see.

From: nicole smith <>
Subject: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: Get Theitem shipped Immediately !!!!!
Date: June 14, 2010 11:39:45 AM MDT
To: Rob Lund

Dear Mrs. Nicole Smith. I apologize for the long delay. I was conducting very important business for the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund. But I have returned now.

Before I can wire you the money back, I must first get a good feeling about you and Ms. Gabby Atkins. Would it be possible to send some sort of ID to verify you? Perhaps a picture of you and Gabby? Maybe even a short video?

My scammer is still interested in playing, as today I got two more emails from him!  And they are fun.

From:     nicole smith <>
Subject:     [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: Get Theitem shipped Immediately  !!!!!
Date:     June 24, 2010 8:31:25 AM MDT
To:     Rob Lund

you think am stupid you went to post my email to craiglist abuse and you are now telling me to give you a video if you are not a scammer then show me your own video first and have told you that am out of the state and gabby is in nigeria {Aha! Nigeria!  At least my scammer is beginning to be honest with me, however late.} so why dont you go to his shipping address when you said you went to nigeria so that means that you are big scammer and why dont you report to fbi so that you will know the statement have written against you you should send the money or else

Seriously, would it kill him to give me one period?  Just that little bit of punctuation goes a long way, you know?  I’m not asking for much.  There’s not one damn period in the above email!

And then I got this beauty, with picture attached!

From:     nicole smith <>
Subject:     [SPAM] that it
Date:     June 24, 2010 8:38:04 AM MDT
To:     Rob Lund

that the two of us when he was with me younger age then

{Click the image above for a bigger view. This is just so, so classic.  There’s so much to appreciate about this photo.  For starters, it’s so terribly evident that it’s a leeched stock photo.  My god, he didn’t even bother removing the stock photo watermarks!  Here, I’ll zoom in for you:

This is the upper left corner.  It appears to be — surprise, surprise! — a copyright logo.

Here’s the lower left corner.  There is a file name descriptor, but more importantly, the hosting website of the stock photo.  In fact, the meta data embedded in the photo includes a description of “A woman and a boy leaning against a tree”.  Hmm.  And these two people are so very, very white!  Why, they aren’t Nigerians at all.

My scammer is so lazy, he thinks he can pull this crap without any work on his part.  We need to teach him!}

Subject:     Re: [SPAM] that it
From:     Rob Lund
Date:     July 1, 2010 10:37:05 AM MDT
To:     nicole smith <>

Nicole, your cousins are very attractive people. They should consider professional modeling!

I have some bad news for you. I’m afraid that I don’t have much money right now, from which to pay you back. I have a problem with my bank. They (the Evil Bankers) informed me that my account information was stolen by someone located in Nigeria. I don’t know how this could happen! Do you have any idea? Could this be what the FBI and Agent Bristow were after?

I trust you, Nicole Smith. But you have to give me some time to come up with the money, as the Nigerians have stolen most of my cash, and the Evil Bankers — who are responsible for the worldwide economic crisis — are locking down my accounts.

Here is what I propose: would you be interested in loaning me a small amount so that I can get back on my feet? You may charge me a high interest rate if you please. I want to do good by you, but this is the only way I can see of paying you back.

Thank you for understanding, Ms. Smith.

Subject:     Re: [SPAM] that it
From:     Rob Lund
Date:     July 18, 2010 12:54:34 PM MDT
To:     nicole smith <>

Nicole Smith! This is your final warning. If you do not wire me the moneys that we agreed upon for loan, I will be forced to have Sidney Bristow with the FBI enter this case.

Please respond.


Subject:     Re: [SPAM] that it
From:     Rob Lund
Date:     July 23, 2010 6:15:44 AM MDT
To:     nicole smith <>

Ms. Smith (Nicole), I have reported you to Interpol. They have requested your address. I told them to start looking in Nigeria someplace. Is that about right? Could you give me your street address so that I might forward to the kind officers?

And finally a reply…

From:     ensmith1 <>
Subject:     [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] that it
Date:     July 30, 2010 3:54:32 AM MDT
To:     Rob Lund

yes no1 hell fire street nigeria

Whaa??? I’m getting bored of the guy, so here’s my final email:

Subject:     Re: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] that it
From:     Rob Lund
Date:     July 31, 2010 8:14:46 AM MDT
To:     ensmith1 smith <>

Hey Nicole, take some English classes, because your scam isn’t working. Sidney Bristow says hi. I’ll talk to you next time, ok?






17 responses to “Craigslist scam baiting, part 3”

  1. spammer Avatar

    My niece was laughing at me when reading one paragraph on your post!

    (Admin note: removed spammers name and link, but left the flattering comment; because, well… I can).

  2. Cathy Avatar

    Have you filed any complaints with the FTC on these scammers?

    1. Rob Avatar

      Nah. I didn’t have the energy after the long exchange. Instead, I just report their abuse to their email provider. That usually gets the email account shut down.

  3. Alice Avatar

    Has anyone ever heard of a British lottery scam? I received an e-mail today in my SPAM box indicating that I have “won the sum of £1,500.000.00 (ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND,POUNDS STERLING ) from BRITISH LOTTERY on our 2010 new year
    charity bonanza.”

    The e-mail further states that “The winning ticket was selected from a Data Base of Internet E-mail Users,from which your Address came out as the winning coupon. We hereby urge
    you to claim the winning amount quickly as this is a monthly lottery.”

    This seems very fishy to me but I have been unable to find any information on this particular type of scam. I know it’s not Craigslist, but I was just wondering if anyone had heard of this.

  4. eric Avatar

    Get them back by subscribing them to email bulk mailing list you can find… Fill their inbox with junk mail..

  5. orlando Avatar

    Anyone see a red flag here? I just got this one guy today and he has both of the names that scammers would use lol LYNN AND SMITH xD
    Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from
    you so please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. I will need
    some pics and to know the present condition if you have any just to
    be sure of what i am
    buying but if you don’t have any then its okay.I will not be able to
    come and see
    it due to my tight schedule at work but i am okay with the advert.I
    will be picking up the item so
    you don’t have to worry about the pick up…Please be informed that i
    will be paying with a certified check from a known united states bank
    so it will take just two working days to clear you bank after which my
    shipper will be coming to pick up the item .He will come after the
    check has cleared so you don’t have to worry about the shipping..I
    will need the following details to mail the payment to
    1.Name to be on the payment
    2.Home address
    3.Cell phone #
    I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be
    delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
    and will receive your calls via email **Hope to read from you
    soon.Thank you and God bless
    You can reach my shipper via is Land Phone to tell you more about the

  6. linda Avatar

    I think i might just have caught on to a scam…rrrrr the emails look very similar to the ones you have posted. i had i weird feeling so i googled his email and found your blog. i think i will avoid it just in case. this is the email just in case they try to use it on someone else:

  7. Dave Avatar

    HAHA, that is beyond hilarious. I love how Nicole was too dumb to catch on to your baiting and just kept up with the games. Unbelievable the lengths some scammers go to.

  8. Edmund Avatar

    How stupid this scammer is! At least you keep her busy so that she couldn’t try and scam other people who are unaware of these type of scams.

    1. Rob Avatar

      The funny irony here, Edmund, is that you are possibly a human spammer. So, as admin, I have removed your link. Good day.

  9. Lakisha Sedgwick Avatar

    It’s an interesting story. if the scammer was smart enouch it could be an epic. Thank God I always get good guys from craigslist, those who give me continual projects. It was on Ebay that I experienced scam. The scammer was from Turkey, he sold home depot coupons, too bad I did not so smart to notice it was a scam and I lost hundreds of dollars and ebay closed my accounts… aeh… it was so complicated to be told and shared here. And thinking about it that I could not do much to get my money back is chocking my neck.

  10. Stan Desir Avatar
    Stan Desir

    Wow!! Just my guess, I knew if I Google’d [ ] I would get just want happened. Very interesting story here, as matter fact this guy scammed me and pulled the same trick for my Playstation 3 slim this past weekend. I contacted Paypal, the “real” Paypal yesterday and told me I was scammed and help them catch this guy by reporting it to their website. I am not new to Ebay or Craiglist but it was my first International transaction before and there were some fish stuff going on via emails and replies. I just sent my final email back to him 20 mins ago because I got “FBI” legal action to pay. Same here this time tomorrow he sould receive the package and I am chocking myself on losing my money. It’s pissing me off because I need the funds for schools last tuition’s payment. But is there anything else I could do in terms of reporting it because I have heard much from PayPal since I was not protected by them, no way to trace the transaction.

    1. Rob Avatar

      Bummer, Stan. Sorry you got scammed! Better luck next time.

  11. Colin Avatar

    This was really good. I used to be a property manager and got many similar emails from Nigeria.
    I told one of my co-workers about them and discovered that his son had been scammed out of $5,000.

    1. George Nikolopoulos Avatar

      looking for scammer (female) nicole smith from silver spring maryland currentlyin osu accra ghana

      1. Rob Avatar

        Good luck! Why are you looking for the scammer?

  12. Mark the Shark Avatar
    Mark the Shark

    I always mess with these scammers but my exchanges are much more X-Rated than these, lol.

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