Scammer

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Half Off, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    430
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Apha 1 Gen II's
    I placed an ad in the local paper to sell a piano for $400. The first day I get this phone call from an online service that helps hard of hearing people make phone calls by them typing and the service talks to the person being called. Well, this guy wanted me to send him details of the piano to his email address so I did and this is what transpired so far, start at the bottom of this exchange of emails. I'm trying to mess with this scammer as long as I can before he gets tired of me. I have not given him my real name, home address, or home phone. As soon as he catches on, I'm going to go to every porno site and dating service site I can find and sign up using his email address. My replies are in blue. His are in green. Any other ideas?



    Do you know if they will pick it up on the weekends or just on weekdays?
    --- On Fri, 11/28/08, lorabeth wayne <wlora88@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: lorabeth wayne <wlora88@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Re: payment and shipping arrangements....Piano
    To: seadeebea@yahoo.com
    Date: Friday, November 28, 2008, 11:33 AM


    incoporated shipping investments company, pls email me with the rest of the details i asked from u.

    Lorabeth


    --- On Fri, 11/28/08, sea dee bea <seadeebea@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: sea dee bea <seadeebea@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Re: payment and shipping arrangements....Piano
    To: wlora88@yahoo.com
    Date: Friday, November 28, 2008, 2:25 PM


    What is the name of the shipping company you plan to use?


    --- On Thu, 11/27/08, lorabeth wayne <wlora88@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: lorabeth wayne <wlora88@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Re: payment and shipping arrangements....Piano
    To: seadeebea@yahoo.com
    Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008, 7:07 PM


    Thanks for the email, but you didnt give the address completely and also your cell and home phone numbers.

    Lorabeth


    --- On Thu, 11/27/08, sea dee bea <seadeebea@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: sea dee bea <seadeebea@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Re: payment and shipping arrangements....Piano
    To: wlora88@yahoo.com
    Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008, 4:48 PM


    Full Name: Sea D. Bea
    Address : W. Center St.
    Phone Number: Cell and Home
    Acceptance of Offer: Yes
    Final asking price: $4,000.00
    Total Asking price plus $50: $4,050.00



    --- On Tue, 11/25/08, lorabeth wayne <wlora88@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: lorabeth wayne <wlora88@yahoo.com>
    Subject: payment and shipping arrangements....Piano
    To: "sea dee bea" <seadeebea@yahoo.com>
    Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 10:01 PM


    Hello,

    I am glad to read from you. I want to buy the (Piano). I Live in Dayton, ohio and i really need to get this right away and I am ready to pay on time. You dont have to bother yourself concerning the shipment as I have a reliable shipping agent that will take care of it. I will like my shipper to schedule a pick up immediately you get the payment confirmed.

    I would have love to come for it or see it but i must let you know I am okay with it. I just want this as replacement. I will offer you extra $50 to remove the ad from the news paper to be sure you are selling this to me ok. I will be able to make payment in form of US Certified Cashiers Check that is payable in any American banks in us dollars . I will like you to let me have information of whom i should issue the payment to.Such As :

    Full Name:
    Address :
    Phone Number: Cell and Home
    Acceptance of Offer:
    Final asking price:
    Total Asking price plus $50:

    Once I received the above information, I will go ahead with the payment so that courier service can make delivery of the payment on time. I will also issue an excess fund with the payment so that when you get the payment, you will have to deduct your exact amount and wire out the excess to my shipper so that he can be able to make the pick up. I hope i can trust you with my money .. When its time for the pick up, You will have to let me know the exact time and day my shipper can make the pick up of this item .. Your early response will be highly appreciated.

    Warmest Regards

    Lorabeth
     
  2. VTSeaRay

    VTSeaRay Active Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Northern Vermont / SW FL
    2007 210 Select w/5.0L 260HP MPI Mercruiser Alpha 1
    8 cyl 5.0 Merc mpi, w/alpha 1 with 19" prop, with the speedo hole on the leading edge just above it
    I only deal with face-to-face and cash with craigslist... I get so many scammers trying this kind of stuff, it's unreal...

    -VtSeaRay
     
  3. tmhudson2

    tmhudson2 New Member

    885
    Aug 30, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Best of luck taking the offense against scammers. They deserve whatever they get.
     
  4. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Here is a novel idea: Reply only thru Craig's list with: "Show up at (your address) with $400 cash, a helper and a truck to pick up the piano. Show up here for any other purpose and I'll shoot your ass." No other communication should be necessary.
     
  5. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    Maybe I'm missing something here but why does a deaf guy need a piano? :huh:
     
  6. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    :thumbsup::lol::smt043:lol::thumbsup:
    Maybe it is like the blind person that needs the brail writing at the drive up ATM?
    :thumbsup::lol::smt043:lol::thumbsup:
     
  7. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    430
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Apha 1 Gen II's
    My guess is this is one of those Nigerian scams by the looks of his first email, he no speak English too well. That and he lives in Ohio and wants to buy a piano sight unseen from Iowa. I also told him the total was $4,050.00 when the ad said $400.00 and he didn't question it.
     
  8. SeaSu

    SeaSu New Member

    30
    Mar 28, 2008
    San Diego
    1988 305 Sedan Bridge
    Twin 5.7 260hp Inboard
    Saddens it me taht with Obama election event being transpired recently I have had to be adjusting asking the price of the piano. Included in my responses are the additional taxation levies which will have been included.

    Aksing Price: 40000.00
    Accoustical Reproduction Tax (19.3%) 77020.00
    Ptarmagon Tax: 320.00
    Bellows Replacement Fee: 630.00
     
  9. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB
    QSM11's
    No, no I do know this guy and he is trustworthy. As a matter of fact I just sent him my bank account #'s and he is wiring $1,000,000 to me as we speak...
     
  10. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    If you send it to me too, I'll double that number:grin:
     
  11. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB
    QSM11's
    I PM'd you my bank account #'s Chuck - thanks alot buddy!
     
  12. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Pool 10 Guttenberg, IA
    2006 300DA Sundancer
    350 Mags / Bravo III
    Since he is giving you BS.....See if he will give you his mailing address to send him a good ole box of Iowa cowshit. If you need some...let me know!
     
  13. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    The way this scam works is he sends a forged check for more than the amount of the purchase. The gullible people deposit the check and give him the excess $$$ back in cash which he promptly disappears with along with the merchandise. Your bank calls a couple of days later and gives you the bad news. You have been hosed out of the merchandise AND the excess cash.

    I like the idea about putting the email adress on every porn site and spammer list.
     
  14. Westie

    Westie Active Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Calgary
    2001 260 Sundancer towed with the power of an IFORCE V8
    7.4 L Bravo III
    When they ask for a phone number just give them the number of the local police commercial crimes unit.
     
  15. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    On a serious note the problem has gotten so bad with certified/cashier checks some of the closing attorneys will not take them at the closing. The funds must be wired to their accounts.
     
  16. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Mozart was deaf.
    [​IMG]

    And as far as putting his email into porn sites, you can be assured this is a dummy email address used solely for phishing. If it gets contaminated he'll just open up another email account somewhere. Don't waste your time. You'll probably wind up getting a virus by visiting the porn sites to sign him up. Move on and don't dignify a loser with a response.
     
  17. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    430
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Apha 1 Gen II's
    THAT'S no fun.

    I just replied to him asking for his address so I could set up the shipment. Something tells me I might not get a response.

    Well I was wrong, he replied almost immediately, I'm not going to reply right away, don't want him to think I'm anxious or anything. Here's his latest reply to my request:

    The shipping company will be coming to your own location for the pick, so you dnt have to bother yourself okay. Send me the rest of the details, so that the payment can be effected immediately okay.

    Lorabeth
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2008
  18. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
  19. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    I thought Beethoven was the deaf guy?:huh:
     
  20. comsnark

    comsnark New Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    NJ Shore
    SeaRay SunSport
    5.7LX
    Wow. I bought my SeaRay with a certified check. Stupid SeaRay dealer couldn't be bothered to give me the details for a wire transfer until 2 hours before I was planning to pick up the boat!

    So I guess the intent of the scammer is to simultaneously trade a check for the piano? What if you stated that you intended to wait 10 buisness days for the check to clear before proceeding?
     

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