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Windows 7: Scams

29 Sep 2010   #1
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Scams

Anyone happen to come across this scam? I think I've received like 4 different versions of it.

Hello,
I am very grateful to hear back from you. I am a University Senior lecturer residing in Texas.The (Laptop) is for my son's
birthday gift,due to his brilliant performance,he was currently transfered from Us to West Africa with his team on a research on Human
development under world Health Organization. I'll be paying you through paypal. I will forward my son's residential address to you for
shipping as soon as the payment reaches you. Send me your paypal email so that i will send the payment today.
NB: I will be paying you $800 for both the cost price and shipping fee.Please get back to me so that i will proceed with the payment.

Best Regard.

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29 Sep 2010   #2
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote:
Sent from my iPhone
It was sent from your iphone?

Do you know this person personally, other than just conversations thru emails, phone calls or iphone?

How did your conversation originate?

If he really is a University Senior lecturer he would of never abbreviated United States as Us.

world Health Organization.
Another spelling error. world should be World.

I would say it is a scam....
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29 Sep 2010   #3
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Quote:
Sent from my iPhone
It was sent from your iphone?

Do you know this person personally, other than just conversations thru emails, phone calls or iphone?

No

How did your conversation originate?

Asked me about what I am selling

If he really is a University Senior lecturer he would of never abbreviated United States as Us.

world Health Organization.
Another spelling error. world should be World.

I noticed the bad grammar, I concur.

I would say it is a scam....

Well that's the third time I got my hopes up, this one was not as bad as the other two but the IP address is in Texas which makes it seem more legit than some other scam e-mails.
Yep
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29 Sep 2010   #4
madtownidiot

 

That is a pretty common craigslist scam. If you do business on craigslist, never agree to ship anything anywhere, never give out personal information in a response from a craigslist ad you've posted until you've actually met the person face to face, and never accept anything except cash in advance as payment for services... spoken from a bit of experience.. and don't bother to respond in the first place if the email address and the senders' name sound the least bit fishy
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29 Sep 2010   #5
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
Well that's the third time I got my hopes up, this one was not as bad as the other two but the IP address is in Texas which makes it seem more legit than some other scam e-mails.
Just because an address is local, it does not mean the sender is.
Have you ever heard of proxies or anonymizers?

My neighbor was selling on craigslist.
The buyer said he was in Belgium.
He sent a check from the UK that was drawn from a business whose bank was in Wisconsin.
His IP address was eventually found out to be from Romania.

Have you ever heard of the saying....

"If it looks too good to be true it probably is".
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29 Sep 2010   #6
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

This has been going on now for at least a year. It's a scam. GL
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