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Yes 3 10.34%
No 25 86.21%
Other (please explain) 1 3.45%
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Old 10-02-2014   #21
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Ten years ago someone in London(?) tried this scam on a guy in the US. The American was selling his Powerbook and asked if the offer sounded legit on a popular forum. They all said it was a scam, and someone suggested sending something. So, with the forum posters egging him on, he shipped the scammer a P-p-p-powerbook "notebook" (made out of a real notebook) instead, declaring it for the full amount, and making the scammer pay $200 in customs fees.

None of the links work for anyone hosting the short story, but you can read the full story on the somethingawful forums.

It's long, but it's a thing of beauty. Really funny stuff.

I remember that one it was a classic. Yeah I have received that email before when posting on Craigs, I always write back that they need to send me cash, and I will send the item. I never hear from them again.
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Didn't the P-P-P-PowerBook guy mysteriously vanish off of the internet shortly after that reverse scam? I vaguely recall reading something about this on 419eater.com or another similar site.

Definitely want to exercise some caution if you're going to mess around with them.
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We have these scammers all the time trolling thru horse sites. We've had all kinds of documented email exchanges where they try to get the scammers to waste the money sending the check. I even did my part one time.. figure if I'm taking up a small bit of their time, they can't hurt someone else with that time.

It makes for great reading if the person they are trying to scam is a creative and a great writer.

An example:
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Hell no, I would not ship the camera.
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Hell no, I would not ship the camera.
I would have no problem shipping the camera AFTER the CASH was delivered to me.
Pretty simple really.
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I would have no problem shipping the camera AFTER the CASH was delivered to me.
Pretty simple really.
It would have to be cash. That's the problem. They send a fake check.
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It would have to be cash. That's the problem. They send a fake check.
It would have to be someone I recognize, like Hamilton, Jackson and them other guys. That is the ONLY work politicians do that I like. And I don't take checks from anyone.
But that's just me.
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Good ol' Ben.

But use a counterfeit detection pen, just to make sure.
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Good ol' Ben.

But use a counterfeit detection pen, just to make sure.


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Karl, no way would I ship this. When I use Craig's list I state local only, cash only, mutual agreeable meeting place.


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