RED ALERT - World Class Scammer is here!

Discussion in 'References' started by BobFL, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. tennis-kid

    tennis-kid Rookie

    May 29, 2011
    Thank you for your post.
    Usually nice people fall into scam because they think others are nice as well and trust them.
  2. PGlock

    PGlock Rookie

    Sep 3, 2004
    O-H-I-O Home of The Ohio State Buckeyes
    New Alias: Nicholas Chilcott

    I recently posted in the Wanted section and received this curious but very dubious response. It may be a new name for this scam artist.
    I have some tennis related items for sale at an affordable rate. They
    are too many for me to list out so get back to me with a comprehensive list of what you need and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

    Whats your phone number and where are you located?

    Nicholas Chilcott
    6 Burlington Rd West, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1NL UK
  3. lobman

    lobman Rookie

    Nov 21, 2009
    Here's another one I received:

    "Hi Mate.

    Let me know if you are still interested in buying the parts listed in your ad and I'll let you the price including the shipping to you.

    Many Thanks.
    NY USA"

    The sloppy sentence is his exact wording. It was from a Will Wright. I learned my lesson about including my e-mail address in a post.

    Be careful; be very careful.
  4. Fearsome Forehand

    Fearsome Forehand Professional

    Aug 23, 2007
    Yes, if you post your email address on the internet, you will receive spam. Much of it is harmless spam but some of it will be phishing/fraud. Most people know better than to reply to such tripe but occasionally someone will get taken.

    The wording in the email is almost identical to another case that someone posted about not too long ago. Different thread I believe.

    Edit: I think this is the same scammer.

    Don't wire money to strangers (unless you have reason to believe they are honest sellers.) For instance, I have had international buyers contact me and pay me via Western Union based on my auction site feedback because PP was too risky for my tastes due to tracking issues with foreign deliveries.

    If some joker contacts you out of the blue and wants you to wire them money, there is about a 99.99% chance that person is a scammer.

    The other tell is something that is priced way below market like a used car that is worth $20K that is being sold for $10K. Of course, the ad, on CL or otherwise doesn't mention that the car is in another country and the seller wants payment via WU.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014

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