nigerian scamsters!!!

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if you are unaware of the scam that seems to be taking hold of most selling sites (not just ebay) that is nigerian scamsters, read on....

i first came aware of this scam when trying to sell a mobile phone on ebay- the final bid was a wooping 400 quid for a used phone. this is the first thing that these scamsters do- bid obscene amounts for items and then proceed to ask if the won item could be posted to nigeria.

this is the email i received and as with all nigerian scam emails asks you to send item to /son/daugther/cousin etc etc or some other made up person.

Hello seller,
 am the winner of your item i want to make urgent purchase on this
 item,but i will
 apologize that i disobey your rules that you dont ship out of
 state the reason why i order for this item,becos i need it  badly
 then i will be happy if you can ship the item to my son who is
 living in west africa am ready to pay your money right away but i
 will wait for you about 20 mins if i did not hear anything from
 you i wil go and send your money through paypal i will like if you
 can tell me the condition of the item, i will be happy if youcan
 kindly assist me on this issue you will see the shipping address
 listed in the confirmation that paypal will send to you. i want
 you to ship the item through Royal Mail,Am waiting to hear from you soon.
 shiping address.....
 Name: Ibikunle Sunday
 Address:Plot1 BlockX Oluyole estate Ring Road
 City:- Ibadan
 State:- Oyo State
 Country:- Nigeria
 Zipcode:- 23402

i urge anyone out there to disregard any emails of the like, you will loose your item and receive not a penny.shame on ebay too, for not alerting users to such scams.more info can be found by using search engine such as google as typing in 'nigerian ebay scam'.

hope you this has been useful.


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