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    Default Customer Scam?

    So I got this email from someone looking for honey well mabye?. He emailed me and wants this info. Anyone run into this? He wont give me his cell number so we can talk live. I am not giving him anything until I figure out if he is just trying to scam me.



    Thank you for the response.I like to know the price and the
    condition.The mode of my payment will be bank certified check /
    cashier check,because that is the only convenient means for me.so
    please do withdraw the advert from the website with
    immediate,Concerning the shipment,my shipper will be at your place for
    the pick up after you receive the payment and when it clears. I really
    wish to be there to check out the item but i don't have time,So please
    let me have the following so that the payment can be made out to you .

    Name to be on the check.................................
    Home address or office address.....................
    City.............................................. ....................
    State............................................. ...................
    Zip Code.............................................. ............
    cell phone #................................................. ..
    Name of the item and price................................

    Note that the payment will be shipped to your address via UPS/FedEx
    Next day air service and I will like you to know that you will not be
    responsible for shipping i will have my mover to come over as soon as
    you have cashed the check, THANK YOU

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    Default Re: Customer Scam?

    Run away!

    Read this thread before you do anything more ....

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?193076-Nigerian-honey-broker



    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Customer Scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    Run away!
    Same advice here! Drop it!

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    I agree run. Respond with" if you contact me again I will turn this over to the proper authorities." and report it on whatever site you received it from. Where did they get your contact info from.? Good luck.

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    DOn't attempt any reply.... A threat to turn it over will just lead to more crap from them They like playing this game.

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    Default Re: Customer Scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by EastSideBuzz View Post
    until I figure out if he is just trying to scam me.
    Seriously? Now it's getting exposure here.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Customer Scam?

    I love how it is written, mass mail to anyone selling anything!!!

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    He kept asking for my contact info and email. I asked for his cell number and I think he has given up. There has been 3-4 volleys via a CL hidden email.

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    It is no doubt a scam. What happens next is he will make his payment too much you will refund or pay the guys for delivery and when you deposit the check it WILL BE FAKE. Not a customer and prolly from some coffee shop in a third world country. Block this guy from your email as spam and maybe phishing

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    What Pops says, the wife had the same issue with something she was selling. Guy was going to pay like $6000 for a $1000 item and she was to give the delivery guys the difference.... Not sure if the check was going to be fake or not, but it's more of a way to launder it in my opinion.....

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    I got the Exact response via text message recently while advertising a used car for sale. If you even think you detect the tiniest hint of a wiff of anything scammy - that's your inner scam detector. Listen to it. It's always right. Or at least it is right so much of the time that you are more likely to die by being run over by a girl on a snow board than to out guess it.
    5Y-25H-T-Z6b

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    You opened an e-mail from an unknown source? Mind if I send you a virus?
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

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    It was a text message on my cell phone, but I use a virus scanner - so go for it. I need a new computer anyway.

    As soon as I posted this reply the banner ad changed to one for Norton.
    Last edited by David LaFerney; 12-05-2013 at 06:42 AM.
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    Default Re: Customer Scam?

    This is a funny sight about scammers getting played

    http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com

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