I kid you not... from CL

Ramesh

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I posted something on Craiglist. Read from the bottom up. A scammer actually wrote back! LMAO.

THANKS FOR THE MAIL,
WELL AM NOT IN NIGERIA AS YOU SAID,BUT AM ONLY BUYING THE ITEM FOR MY SON OVER THERE..OK?


On 8/11/09, Ramesh wrote:
are you in nigeria?

From: banky wen
To: Me
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 6:30:22 PM
Subject:

** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html


i wish to know the present condition of this item and the total cost...thanks.awaiting for your good news

this message was remailed to you via:
 

Ramesh

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wow. He wrote me again!

WHY ARE YOU SAYING ALL THIS THING TO ME.YOU DO NOT KNOW A SCAMMER..I ONLY LOVE TO BUY YOU ITEM AND PAY YOU,AM NOT A SCAMMER...OK?

On 8/11/09, Ramesh wrote:
lmao. Have a good day, enjoy your scamming.
 

ZR_Yancy

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Jul 11, 2008
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I got the same but he advised me he's sending it to his son in Nigeria for schooling.
 

Luckykelleyk

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Why so skeptical? Haven't you heard? The schools in Nigeria are AMAZING!
 
Jul 16, 2008
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Why are you so surprised he replied to you? They'll do everythmg to try yo convince you they have no intention to scam or defraud you. I guess some people may doubt their original conviction if the scammer tries to defend himself.
 

Saverino

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Wow. The spambots have been "upgraded."
They sound a lot smarter now than they did last month.
 

aggieman

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sounds legit to me. ;) Just a thoughtful parent wanting to buy a phone for his son. I'm sure the phone selection isn't exactly the greatest in Nigeria :eek:k:eek:k