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chad-tanner  



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Location: New Madrid,MO

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Strange P.M. Reply with quote

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I am interested in buying the 14x6 8 spoke wheel that you have placed for sell now, and I would want to enquire about the present condition of the above mentioned, as well as some detail about you. I expect this timely enough.

As for the payment, I would need you to get back in touch with the last asking price as I will be paying with a certified cheque.

Lastly, please forward to me your full company's (or house address, telephone and fax) details as I will subsequently prefer reaching you through these facilities.

Yours interestingly,

Raymond Griffiths


Forward a Reply through email to my confidential email address @ "cus52@yahoo.com" for confidential purposes.




I got this PM today from a member "relly"I thought it was funny,they wanted so much info,without making an offer on the wheel,the ad says"please make me an offer"
then I get to the part about the "confidential email address".All this smells really funny to me,so I check the memberlist,and find that this "relly" from texas joined today.The email on the profile does not match the one in the pm.

If this is on the "up and up",,It's still very strange to me.

I just thought someone should know about it.
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924turbo_sout_africa  



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmmmm internet...love and hsye it but that sounds fishy!! to me
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PwrGTOGuy  



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting as well... I got one from this guy too... I thought it a bit strange that someone wanted my life story with a zero post count. I did a search on his email address... it is all over the place as "questionable"

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Hello

I am interested in buying the 931 Hood that you have placed for sell now, and I would want to enquire about the present condition of the above mentioned, as well as some detail about you. I expect this timely enough.

As for the payment, I would need you to get back in touch with the last asking price as I will be paying with a certified cheque.

Lastly, please forward to me your full company's (or house address, telephone and fax) details as I will subsequently prefer reaching you through these facilities.

Yours interestingly,

Raymond Griffiths


Forward a Reply through email to my confidential email address @ "cus52@yahoo.com" for confidential purposes.
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924turbo_sout_africa  



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well now will be the time to leave him alone delete the pm...maybe .....

i dont like these kinda things at all
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Petrovich got an identical PM. I've banned the guy (the scammer, not Petrovich).

One thing to check if you get a PM like that - look up the sender's profile and if they haven't posted anything then be suspicious.
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ideola  



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI, I got one of these messages too. I sent a cryptic reply but didn't disclose any personal info...
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Rasta Monsta  



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"yours interestingly"

Hilarious. Overseas IP, I'd wager. . .I got a similar one from a Craigslist posting. Someone has undoubtedly developed a bot that churns these out in an effort to collect personal info.
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Martijnus  



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&q=cus52%40yahoo.com&btnG=Google+zoeken&meta=
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Peter_in_AU  



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately he didn't post anything so I can't get his IP and ban the entire network.
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saturn800  



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of these dodgy e-mail scams originate in Africa or from people of African origin in particular Nigeria.
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tom!  



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Classic 419 scam, hilarious messages BTW...
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deborah5123  



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: only spammers do Reply with quote

I got also one saying that they need information about me and be registered free with their website and will have freebies. For me it is just spam and advertisements.
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Fasteddie313  



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i was disappointed when that Arabian sheik’s daughter didnt really want to move to america with me along with all her millions...

oh well, win some, loose some


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