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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000184.txt from 2010/11

From: Jennifer Jones <>
Subj: Re: [kl] phishing? a scam?
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 02:07:32 -0500

I remember the "nigerian" scams

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 12:54 PM, Martin Marks <> wrote:
> On Nov 13, 2010, at 12:31 AM, Sean Osborn <> wrote:
> Dear List,
> I would like some advice.
> I have for sale a bell and four barrels on the classifieds.
> Recently I received the following reply:
> ___________________________
> Subject: Classifieds: You have a question re: your ad #3696
> From: "allen" <>
> Hello, Sean Osborn!
> You have a question regarding your ad #3696 from allen:
> I am interested in the immediate purchase of your item placed on the
> Ads for Sale and i will like to ask few questions before i proceed
> on the purchase.
> =A0Yes, this is a variation of the Nigerian Scam. =A0They will tell you t=
hat they have a check in a very large amount which they can't cash in their=
country. =A0They will ask for your bank account number so they can deposit=
it in your bank account. =A0You can keep the amount to cover the cost of t=
he item, keep the balance of the check for commission and they will send th=
eir US representative or "global shipping company" to pick up the item. =A0=
If they have enough info to make a deposit, =A0they can make a withdrawal.
> 9
> . =A0They may also ask for your SS#. =A0They can clean out your bank acco=
unt. =A0There are many variations on this scam. =A0It's amazing how many pe=
ople fall for this
> ____________________y
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