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MattHiggs
12-10-2005, 16:29:32
Some idiot in Africa is trying to con me out of a mobile phone. I figured out what he was doing after the first email he sent to me.

Basically he won an auction for a Nokia 6600 I was selling. He immediately emailed me asking me to send it to Nigeria if he pays through paypal.

He has just sent me a 'spoof email' from Paypal stating that the money is ready to be put into my account when I put my shipping number in.

Obviously I'm not going to send the package. But I want some fun with the guy. Anyone got any suggestions.

I'm thinking about sending a random worthless item and making him pay import tax or something along them lines. This involves a lot of luck and effort though do other suggestions are greatly appreciated! :D

Seamus
12-10-2005, 16:34:41
Tell him to transfer the funds per e-bay policy or forget it. Don't bother fucking with him.

MDA
12-10-2005, 16:42:36
Mail him a broken phone. Any broken phone.

Or an alarm clock, coil of wire, and a few road flares.

Gary
12-10-2005, 16:42:43
Not sure how these things work. Can you spoof a shipping number ?

It leaves you the opportunity to send it afterwards, if it turns out he is genuine after all.

That said though, why bother if ebay already has a valid system ? Tell him to pay normally or you'll report him for welching on the deal.

MattHiggs
12-10-2005, 16:56:09
Oh don't worry. I've already reported him to ebay and contacted the 8 other people he tried doing it to on the same day.

He's still contacting me via email (ebay have kicked him off thanks to my complaint).

He's really, really stupid and I want to take advantage of that fact!

fp
12-10-2005, 16:59:29
Ask him to e-mail you his bank details so that you can usurp the Windors and put the Higgs clan back on the throne that is rightfully theirs!

MattHiggs
12-10-2005, 17:02:41
The guy is a 'tard. I told him postage costs to Nigeria would amount to 200 due to the risks the wear and tear on the bicycle of the poor postman.

The spoof email was a payment for 287 (87 was the cost of the phone)

Oerdin
12-10-2005, 17:55:19
Originally posted by Gary
Not
That said though, why bother if ebay already has a valid system ? Tell him to pay normally or you'll report him for welching on the deal.

:b:

MattHiggs
12-10-2005, 18:00:37
No, you don't understand. I've done all that and he has been banned from ebay and his other transactions have fell through.

The thing is the guy is such a 'tard he's still trying to follow up the sale i.e. sending me a spoof email.

I just want to have some fun with the guy, preferably make him part with some of his cash or waste his time.

DaShi
13-10-2005, 05:54:26
Send him a bomb.

Aredhran
13-10-2005, 09:13:41
There was this web site I found once that told the story of how people try to have fun at the expense of these nigerian scams. I don't have the link anymore, but you might find some ideas there. If you can find the site that is.

Drekkus
13-10-2005, 09:23:20
Tell him that you are a son of a british minister, who has access to several billion pounds of iraq war profits. You need to get it out of the country, and that you need him to help him.

MattHiggs
13-10-2005, 10:00:18
Originally posted by Aredhran
There was this web site I found once that told the story of how people try to have fun at the expense of these nigerian scams. I don't have the link anymore, but you might find some ideas there. If you can find the site that is.

www.somethingawful.com

Funko
13-10-2005, 10:20:17
This thread still isn't about an e-bay convention

Drekkus
13-10-2005, 10:23:19
it's about ebay convicts, funko. Pay attention.

Funko
13-10-2005, 10:24:20
In Yorkshire you can get gum on e-bay.

I just made that up but I don't think I should have bothered. I'm going to have to PHd myself.

Gary
13-10-2005, 10:51:04
Please don't.

PH will do it later.

MattHiggs
13-10-2005, 11:15:17
Gum ebay.

Greg W
13-10-2005, 11:17:50
Originally posted by Drekkus
it's about ebay convicts, funko. Pay attention. They're selling Aussies on Ebay? :eek:

Cruddy
13-10-2005, 11:57:09
Originally posted by DaShi
Send him a bomb.

No. That could well injure an innocent person.

Take a holiday to Nigeria, go to the address, and RAM IT UP HIS ARSE.

Legal technicality; he wanted a mobile, and he got one.

Oerdin
13-10-2005, 17:33:00
So tomorrow this fucktard starts a new e-bay account and does it all again. That's progress.

HelloKitty
13-10-2005, 17:36:12
Originally posted by Funko
This thread still isn't about an e-bay convention

I was dissapointed too.

I was hoping for pictures of masses of people like this gathered together.

http://www.thegreenrabbit.ca/images/GreenRabbit/toothless1.jpg

E-bay. Like an Alabama fea market, with less risk of Tetnus!

Venom
13-10-2005, 18:11:08
Tell him that you need him to front you the 200 fancy L's for shipping via International Money Order due to your heavy investment in Nigerian infrastructure leaving you short on cash.