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Question Scam?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, May 24, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

    tomsteebs Donator

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    Hi,

    I've had this reply to a rifle I've have for sale also I've had it before, (a year or 2 ago) seems a little dodgey to me?

    "Hi,i am an Navy (USNR -VS-82, NAS Alameda, VS-82.), I'm buying this
    for my friend as a surprise gift, so i'm willing to offer you the
    amount you required.
    *Due to the hectic nature of my job, the only mode of payment that
    best suit this transaction is Paypal therefore i have made arrangement
    with my agent who is a registered arm dealer to come pick it up when
    payment has been cleared in your account so i would want you to get
    back to me with your pay pal email address for me to make payment to
    you and perhaps, your pick up address so i can have my agent to
    schedule pick up appointment after payment.
    Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:

    1) Are you the Owner?
    2) Pick up Location?
    3) Your PayPal Email ID to effect the payment
    4)asking price once again for confirmation?

    Thanks and . bless
    From
    Jordan David."

    What do you think?
     
  2. RichieRich

    RichieRich Ping!

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    Scaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam!!
     
  3. Brittleview

    Brittleview Well-Known Member

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    Fake. Smells phishy so it probably is phishy

    Hopefully any correspondence is through the site your rifle is advertised and not directly through your own email account.
     
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  4. tomsteebs

    tomsteebs Donator

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    This email was through my email account, the original was through g star
     
  5. jps norton

    jps norton One Hit Wonder

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    I got exactly the same email this morning
     
  6. Harwich Shooter

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    You could always ask for a paypal gift ;)
     
  7. leecraw66

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    Hi I have had a few of these while selling stuff on Ebay.
    Personally I wouldn't entertain them.
    I think I told them that it would be cash on collection and face to face.
    No one ever contacted me after that.
    Funny thing is it was always something I had relisted a few times and had been on for a while.
    Dodgey ? I think so.

    Lee.
     
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  8. tomsteebs

    tomsteebs Donator

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    Lol
     
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    To coin an old phrase, I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole! Think last year a member on here had the same email I definitely remember it,it's word perfect if not exactly the same as last year's.dodgy as hell!!
     
  10. trumpetier

    trumpetier Pro Poster

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    A little dodgey ?.............. if ever there was something dodgey this would be it, good grief if anyone falls for that the need there bumps felt :eek:
     
  11. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Just think, they are in the USA where ft lb limits do not apply, so why in hell's name are they interested in a sub 12 "pellet" gun that most out there would not view as fit to even hunt paper targets?

    My nephew lives in West Jupiter, for his 21st birthday we arranged for the delivery of a Hatsan 95, scope and pellets, paid for by Paypal from The Airgun Depot (which is in Utah) it was couriered to him and arrived safely, albeit with the wrong pellets, after a quick email of complaint the right tin of pellets was sent at no cost, all for under what the gun would cost in the UK!

    So why in all that is holy would they want to go though the hassle of importing a gun from the UK?
     
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    It is so obviously a scam I'm not sure why you felt the need to ask!
     
  13. tomsteebs

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    It was a way of exposure, and I have had the email before as said.
    I wouldn't even want non cash payment for it.
     
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    My thinking exactly - I remember that episode.
     
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    Yeah but out of hundreds of emails sent at no cost it only needs one person to fall for it and they are quids in.
    Sadly people do fall for these despite us lot thinking we are so clever to see through it for what it is.
     
  16. Bullwhip

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    reminds of phone jacker when he rings up: "hello madaam, im just a calling from your baaank, yo have a pigeon in your baaank account!"

    stay well away, and inform *******.
     
  17. tomsteebs

    tomsteebs Donator

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    And when desperate for money, it leads to mistakes being made, it's easy to look at it as black and white
     
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    The Boys from Lagos...
     
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    yes it's a scam ,I also remember reading that same post on here last year ,
     
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    Just give him your bank account details and pin number and be done with it.
     

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