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WATCH OUT FOR THIS EBAY NIGERIA SCAM!

 

 

This is a link to another version of this Nigeria / Ebay scam:      http://empegbbs.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/281186/Main/281141/

 

E-bay buyer claims that they are from Wisconsin and want to buy a cell phone for their daughter who is attending school in Nigera. This ebay buyer is claiming to be temporarily in  the UK.  They send an email that looks just like an official Pay Pal mail (see below) saying that the fund are on hold until a pay pal consultant confirms that the item has shipped.  The paypal consulant has an email address going to the domain - consultant.com  which you will see is not a valid business that would handle this type of transaction.

 

MESSAGE FROM SCAM ARTIST -

Hello,
         I have made out my payment to you for this item purchase ,So check your mail for the new confirmation mail from paypal i also add and additional payment of $100.00 for the shipment charges and the remaining for the stress of going to send the item,also don't forget to send me the shipment tracking number so that my daughter can know when the item will reach her.
 

PayPal
You've got cash!
Dear Brad,
  • This email confirms that Mrs Lisa Wilcox have paid bdwhaley@scienceshareware.com $394.00 USD using PayPal.

    Mrs Lisa Wilcox just sent you money with PayPal.
    Mrs Lisa Wilcox  is a Verified buyer.
 
Lisa Wilcox Payment Details.
Payment Confirmation # 0775-1108-9321-3941-9139
Purchased From:Brad
Item # Item Title Quantity          Price  
9725855611                      Samsung A950 with 256MB Transflash, Home & Car Charger         1 $280.00 USD

                                                                                                                                                              

Shipping & Handling via Standard Delivery to :
 
$114.00
Shipping Insurance(included):  
Total:
$394.00 
                                                                                                                                                                    
 Note:This PayPal®payment has been deducted from the buyer's account and has been "APPROVED" but will not be credited to your account until the shipment tracking number is sent to our customers service for shipment verification so as to secure both the seller and the buyer. (pay-pal_Paid@consultant.com)                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
         
          Shipping Information
Address:
Verified.
 
   Address Status: Confirmed.


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Brad <bdwhaley@scienceshareware.com> wrote:

Lisa, 
 
Thank you for your business.   Please click on the button below that says “Pay Now”  and that will automatically take you to an ebay login screen. 
 
Once you have logged in to ebay, you will be able to pay through pay pal-  let me know if you have any questions.
 
 
I can ship the package using your Fed Ex account – no problem.
 
Best Regards,
Brad Whaley
Cell phone : 480-266-4444
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Lisa Wilcox [mailto:lisa_watt02@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 8:12 AM
To: bdwhaley@scienceshareware.com
Subject: Re: You Won eBay Item: Samsung A950 with 256MB Transflash, Home & Car Charger (9725855611)
 
    Hello,
      Compliment of the season to you. I am Mrs lisa Wilcox from Wi,USA but Presently in London,UK for a church program. I saw your product and i am really intrested in buying it for my Daugther as a surprise gift for her in school (University of Nigeria) and i will handle the shipment expenses.i will send you my fedex account so you will not pay no money for shipping to nigeria. i will be sending you payment via PayPal,so kindly send me your paypal account email address  so as to immedaitely make out your payment. make sure you get the package ready for shipment today,you can ship the item as soon as you recieve the paypal confirmation.Expecting your reply so as to immedaitely make out the payment.
  Thanks,
          Lisa Wilcox

eBay <endofitem@ebay.com> wrote:
eBay
eBay sent this message to Lisa Wilcox (lisa_watt02).
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more.
 
Congratulations, the item is yours. Please pay now!
 
 
Dear lisa_watt02,
Congratulations! You committed to buy the following item:
 
Sale price:
$280.00
Quantity:
1
Subtotal:
US $280.00
Shipping & Handling:
US Postal Service First Class Mail:
US $14.00
 
 
Insurance:
(not offered)
Sales tax:
(none)
 
  

Get Your Item

Pay Now
Click to confirm shipping, get total price and arrange payment.
 
Details for Item number: 9725855611
Item URL:
Sale Date:
Friday, May 12, 2006, 07:48:47 PDT
Seller:
Payment details:
Thanks for bidding on my item. The item needs to be paid for within 72 hours of the end of auction. I will combine shipping on items won within 3 days as long as the payment is made as one payment. Please communicate with me if there are any issues, please ask questions before placing your bid. thanks a bunch!
Seller Information
Bradley Whaley
Gilbert, AZ 85296 United States
 
 
Your registered address [update]

Lisa Wilcox
342 parker rd
eau claire, WI 54703 United States
 
 
 Message from the Seller (bdwhaley2)
 
For more information on my shipping, insurance, and other policies, or if you would like to pay for this item with a method other than PayPal, please see this item listing for details.
 
 
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o                                Your purchase is a contract and you have committed to buy this item. Please contact the seller to arrange payment.
o                                Avoid paying for your eBay item using instant cash transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.
For more safe buying tips, go to Security Center [http://pages.ebay.com/securitycenter/buying_safely.html]
 

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