Email scammers at it again!!!!!!!

Submitted: Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:52
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G'Day, It looks like the idiots are at it again.
I have just recieved an email from Holland?? wanting to buy my car. This has arrived courtesy of Trader which I presume is an automated system.I have a Free To Air TV reciever advertised on there and most definitely dont wish to sell my car.It looks to me like they are just scanning everything to get email addresses to send these mails to.
I am tempted to scam them to see what happens and how far they will go. I remember something about this from a while back, I think they send a cheque from an Irish bank for a lot more than you want and ask you to send the difference back to them.
I can't remember if it was on this site or not, anyway will put this in forums just in case
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Reply By: Leroy - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:58

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:58
Scam the scammers!!!! Pretend to go along with them and string them along as long as you can! They will get frustrated!!

Leroy
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 16:25

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 16:25
Not recommended at all!!

Most of these email scams just rip all the email addresses they can of webpages, then send recipients a generic email to the addresses they have collected. If you reply to them you get added to their list, and a valuable list: It means someone (you) is actually going to read the scam emails they will send you. This suddenly makes their list very valuable and they can flog this off to other scammers at a fee.

Reply to a scam email like that with any sort of response and it will more likely than not result in you being a target for crap you cannot avoid.
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:05

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:05
Cabbage

Got the same email myself today.

Just like little black flies.

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Reply By: Squire - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:12

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:12
Play along with their scam. Get them to send you a cheque, then make up a fake cheque to send back to them but put their cheque account number (from their cheque) on the bottom. Therefore when they go to bank the cheque it will be drawing from their own account and they can get hit with all the fees that the banks charge.
Worth a try...

Squire
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:20

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:20
Send the user names to david@exploroz.com
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:35

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:35
G'day Cabbage,
I work for a large bank. I would suggest you go along with the scam to a certain extent. However, when you get their cheque DO NOT BANK IT (you'll get charged all sorts of fees etc).
Instead, contact your bank's security area. If you bank with one of the larger banks (and not some piddly credit union for example), I think you will find they will take great delight in working with local and o'seas police to catch these arzeholes and put an end to their scamming (at least for a while).
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Follow Up By: Top Cat - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:41

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:41
I wish.

I can assure you the bank........any bank big or small.......could not give a bloody hoot.

I happenned to come across some information that would have helped one of the banks.........I wont say "which bank".............to take some action against people for a credit card scam that has been going on for a while now...........bottom line.............they were not interested...........not one bit interested...........There attitude was that they were aware of the problem and that they couldnt stop it.

I was and still am dumbfounded.
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Follow Up By: flappan - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:54

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:54
I cant speak for other Banks TC , but I CAN assure you , the one I work for does. If fact , its one of the areas I work in.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:07

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:07
I can go along with TC on that.. have been there before with stolen cheques from realestate agents.
maybe it was the branch that dilligaf...
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Follow Up By: Top Cat - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:42

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:42
fair enouigh.........maybe i should have tried to speak to others............. I gave up after my first experience..........the scam was being done on all the big Aussie banks.........but after spending time with mine and getting the reaction i did.........I decided that either they were in on it or that there were just way to many scams for them to cope with............. I even had names and addresses for them.

I have to admit that i had asked for totally anonimity............for obvious reasons but i couldnt see how that was gunna matter to them......... I just didnt want the crap beaten outta me.
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Reply By: ianmc - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:41

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:41
Roachie, you mean U work for one of those BIG banks with the massive & dangerous exposure of trillions $$ to the derivatives market??
U say they will charge big fees, well we know they do what they want .Its refreshing U realise least some of this too.LOL! Gee I could go on about this stuff.
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Follow Up By: flappan - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:29

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:29
"Gee I could go on about this stuff. "

Then why dont you. It seems you want to.

All Roachie was doing was giving an insight , you want to tear him a new one.

A LOVE a good Bank bashing story , because 95% its all BS.

ANOTHER Banky.

PS , just because we work for Bank's doesn't mean we AGREE with them.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Juliana - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:49

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:49
Hi Jim,

The guy actually sent several people the same email. I have banned him this morning.

Regards,
Juliana
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:58

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:58
wish he would send me one, at then at least I could pretend I was selling my van - about as close as it looks like getting for now
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:12

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:12
Is this what you were thinkin dave?

LMAO Some funny reading there
http://www.419eater.com/html/joe_eboh.htm <-- THIS IS WAY TOO FUNNY!!!
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Follow Up By: beatit - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 15:42

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 15:42
Truckster,

That's just the best laugh, thanks for the link.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 20:02

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 20:02
nah wasnt actaully I was more lamenting the fact I cant sell my van locally or over the net - try perth next but thats a hastle. good link I was reading the red breast one got a fair way through it funny ok . but I did wonder who has that much time on their hands?
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