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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000185.txt from 2010/11

From: "Matthew Lloyd" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] phishing? a scam?
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 05:26:18 -0500

That's a 419 scam. From article 419 of the Nigerian Penal Code.

-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Kundert [] =

Sent: 13 November 2010 13:24
To: The Klarinet Mailing List
Subject: Re: [kl] phishing? a scam?

Yes, Sean, this absolutely REEKS of scam, to wit:

1. The m.o. is all too clear -- it's a form letter, basically, not at
all specific about the item that they might want to buy (it doesn't
matter, they're not interested in what you have for sale, they are
interested in getting YOUR money).

2. The "global shipping company" is going to come to your house to
pick it up THE SAME DAY their check clears your bank. Putting aside
the degree of fancy footwork it would take for that to happen [how do
you KNOW for SURE ahead of time when the check will clear?] I will
bet you that if you responded and engaged in a transaction with this
person, somewhere along the line he would discover that somehow the
check got made out for a great deal more than the transaction amount,
and he can't get another one, or has already sent it, or some such,
and so would you please just go ahead and deposit this check, and give
the courier from the "global shipping company" the balance, thank you
very much.

3. And then of course the check proves inauthentic, and your bank
can't make good on it from the maker, so they make good on it from
YOU, and you are out the cash AND the merchandise that you supposedly
sold (which you will probably find in the nearest public trash bin).

No, I don't think this guy is after your identity. I think this is
just another of the endless variations on the same scam that you


On Sat, 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: =A0Classifieds: 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 =A0for Sale and i will like to ask few questions before i proceed
> on the purchase.
> =A01 :- Is the item available for sale ?
> 2 :- What is the condition of the item ?
> 3 :- Do accept =A0U S =A0Check as mode of payment?
> 4 :- Where is the item located ?
> 5 :- What is the final price of the item ?
> 6 :- Will you be able to send more pictures to see how it look likes ?
> 7 :-Will you let my global shipping company to come to your house for
> the pick up after the payment clears your bank sameday?
> 9 :- if accepted kindly get back to me with your full name and
> contact address including your phone number TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL
> BELOW =A0so that my client can mail out the check right away? email me
> back to this email
> Thanks
> Allen.
> ____________________
> Before that, I also received a similar, but less vague response to
> which I replied with my name, address, and phone number - information
> anyone can get from a simple internet search or by looking in a phone
> book. =A0This email reminds me of those "my daughter is coming to your
> area to study and need a teacher for clarinet one hour every day"
> emails that started up about four years back. =A0Mostly it's suspect
> because nearly all of the questions in his email are answered in my
> ad. =A0Well, that and "my global shipping company" will come to my
> house?!?! =A0Yeah, right!
> Have any of you had similar problems?
> Do you think this person is trying to get my identity?
> Any other ideas?
> Thanks all for your help!
> Sean
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