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CL Scam Artist's Email

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by chuck norriss, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    I'll put all of his stuff in blue so it's easier to read. I didn't correct any of his grammar. See if you can spot anything fishy. Also, should be noted, each email was from sender "service@paypal.com." with the add'l period at the end.

    1st message: He asked if item was for sale.
    2nd message:
    Thanks for the reply,i am buying the item for my son who study oversea,so i want you to ship the item to him,I will pay $80 for the shipping cost,I am a member of the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS(USMC)i would have preferred to make this cash payment but i am out of the state presently so get back to me with your PayPal email account so i can pay into your account now,hope to hear from you asap

    3rd message:
    [I wish I knew a way to show a screenshot on TB because it's a beauty. Anyway here's the content copy-pasted. It's a counterfeit Paypal email that looks exactly like a real one. Begins here.]

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    Hello Cxk

    Ethan Noah Sent you $580.00 USD Via PayPal.

    Ethan Noah
    Note from merchant
    Ship ASAP

    Thank you.
    Description Amount
    Goods $580.00 USD
    Total $580.00 USD
    Pay with PayPal
    Use PayPal - the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online.

    Questions? Go to the Help Center at: [url]https://www.paypal.com/us/help[/url]

    You can receive plain text emails instead of HTML emails. To change your Notifications preferences, log in to your account, go to your Profile, and click My settings.

    PayPal Email ID PP1525[/COLOR]

    Message 4:
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    Dear (Cxkang@yahoo.com),

    You have received a PayPal Payment of $580.00 USD from Ethan Noah(etanoah2@gmail.com) .

    A temporary hold has been placed on this transaction!

    As mentioned in the receipt of Payment and as per New PayPal Payment policy, we have fully debited the total amount (above) from the buyer's account which includes the shipping fees .

    In order to complete this transaction and get the funds approved in your account. We advice you go to nearest Post Office, and ship the item Via Priority Mail International to the confirmed address we provided in the confirmation email and send us a Scanned Copy/Photograph of the Receipt issued to you at the post office(in .JPG Format).

    NOTE: This is important as a security measure to ensure safety of this transaction.

    Please, find below the name and address

    Name: Feranmi James
    Address: 15 Ibara Housing Estate
    City: Abeokuta
    State: Ogun State
    Country: Nigeria
    Zip Code: 23403

    Address Status:

    Your Account will be credited accordingly upon the receipt of details requested. It should either be sent in JPG format or send the shipment tracking number

    You are advised to contact the PayPal Customer Verification Department the the email below with the shipment tracking number and include either transaction ID or reference number (PP118) for quick recognition of this transaction at: (service118@secureroot.com)

    Next, it starts to get a little juicier
    [COLOR="RoyalBlue"][COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]PayPal Notification:payment Temporary Holding Confirmation (T872-R471-A021-K1459)Routing Code Confirmed

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    Dear [email]Cxk

    Thank you for using PayPal.
    Note that PayPal verifies member's account on a regular basis
    to secure a maximum protection for both parties.

    This email confirm that you have a pending payment from Ethan Noah
    with Transaction ID: T872-R471-A021-K1459. The present status of the transaction is *PENDING* the funds has been debited from the buyer's account now awaiting onward transfer to your PayPal account upon confirmation of shipment for security purpose.

    You are now mandated to ship the merchandise to the buyer's confirmed address and email us a proof of shipment such as shipment confirmation code/receipt reference number, this is required for shipment verification in other to transfer the funds in question to your account immediately.

    You have PayPal authority 100% assurance, upon shipment confirmation, your account will be credited instantly as follow
    Amount: $580.00.USD
    This is 100% assurance from PayPal authority to you.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Do not email or give the buyer any shipment tracking number until you are asked to do so by PayPal authority.

    Understand that we are taking this security measure to safeguard both party against the ongoing internet fraud and make PayPal a safer place for online transactions.

    We are highly sorry for any inconvenience caused.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Scott Thompson

    And lastly, a message containing pics of people in handcuffs being escorted by FBI agents.


    Dear Paypal User

    We're contacting you concerning the money sent from Ethan Noah PayPal's account.

    NOTE : It is important we know the status of the transaction, otherwise, legal action may be taken against you since the buyer sent the money for the Item purchased from you including the shipping and handling fees. We believed you entered into agreement by requesting money through PayPal from Ethan Noah. Therefore, if your Money is credit into your Account and the item has not be shipped, you will have to face the consequences of LEGAL ACTION

    You are advice to ship the item within 24 Hours and get back to us with the shipment tracking number and we will credit your account with the fund(s) pending.

    Failure to abide to this means your Name, Picture and Address will be forward to the Law Enforcement Agency in your country to get you arrested, because you are practicing Fraud, and your account with PayPal, Bank or Credit Card linked to your PayPal account will be BLOCKED and SUSPENDED , In order to free yourself from this, get the item shipped within 24hours and send the shipment tracking number to us so we can Verify the shipping and to release the fund(s) into your account. 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 [email]f.bureauinvestigation@newyork.usa.com

    Thanks for using PayPal.
  2. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    I should add, I only replied first that the item was still for sale, and second, my paypal-associated email address.
  3. simply breathtaking....:D

    i don't know whether to be more amazed at his stupidity or his ba**s...but you got to hand it to the guy. when he commits fraud, he lets it all hang out.

  4. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Yes, a lot of effort isn't it. The pictures were funny. I wish I could show them.
    I have a paypal app on my phone so I knew all along that I never got a dime from this guy. And I've experienced so much commerce using paypal that I know what a real message looks like.
  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Send him some fake shipping info and tell him the stuff is on the way, then tell him you hope he enjoys his new item.
  6. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I would ask him to talk to the Barrister, who lives quite close, about your inheritance. Promise him a go between fee if he does.
  7. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    So elaborate that guy. But I'd do what diablous said.
  8. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Tell him you can't send him the 'item' he was interested in because he had the police come and arrest you and you can't send anything from jail.
  9. 1SHOT1HIT


    Feb 17, 2012
    Tell him you work for Pay Pal and are currently tracking his IP Address.

    Then I am pretty sure you can download an Email bomb which is similar to a text bomb where it more or less just texts the recipient endlessly over and over again as many times as you'd like.

    My brother got me on a 500 message text just last month. There is NOTHING more annoying, your phone is literally useless until its done.

    Anyway I'm pretty sure I've heard of similar programs for email as well.
  10. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    All excellent ideas keep em coming
  11. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    +1 one
    the email bomb
  12. better be careful of that one...if you have HIS email address, no doubt he has yours (as a matter of fact, you know he does because he has sent you the emails in your op)...therefore, if you start that kind of war, he might retaliate and who knows where it would end...:eyebrow:

  13. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    1. Create phony yahoo email
    2. Send email bomb from yahoo email
    3. Send phony shipping email from normal email.
    4. Then send phony PayPal email saying item is being returned due to lack of response from him ( because email bomb was occupying the bandwidth )

    Or just skip 3 & 4 and bomb the crap outta this dill wad.

    You gotta fight fire with napalm.

    Just be prepared to change your email address.
  14. chris1125


    May 14, 2007
    This, I wouldn't get into a email bomb situation, not worth getting spammed. Why did you give him your paypal email anyways? That sounded like a scam from the get go.
  15. Poop in a box and send it to him.
  16. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    We have a winner
  17. ErebusBass


    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    There's actually a website that will do that for you.
  18. chris1125


    May 14, 2007
    Hmm do you think it would make it through customs?
  19. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    The truth is I reported him to CL & I'm letting it go. Just wanted to share the scam with TB.
  20. Lazarus.Bird

    Lazarus.Bird Mr. Personality

    Aug 16, 2010
    Any time someone sends you an email asking if your item is still available you should ignore it, unless they specifically refer to the item. Your best course of action is to report and move on.

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