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Possible victim of a scam

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jacob_wood, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood [OP] Screw your MPG's

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    So I have a family member who was selling a product and they were to ship it out to Nigeria and they had shipped it yesterday 7/10 but now they are thinking that it might be a possible scam and have not received any money for it since it's through paypal. This is the first time for her to use paypal and so the e-mail said to wait 3 days to receive the money. I'm unsure on how to help her and I figured you guys might have some helpful advice. Thanks so much!
     
  2. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    eordonez

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    no money, no shipment, see if you can call the shipping company, and have the package retained or something.... until money clears at least
     
  3. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    topgun155

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    Check with the shipping company, I know some can stop a package in route. Hope everything works out for the best.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    Incognito

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    Anything that has the words "nigeria" near it is either an A.) scam or B.) a scam.

    Never send ANYTHING to nigeria! It's the place where every scammer overseas has the products shipped to.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    hendooman

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    you will have to pay to stop it more than likely. The fed ex and ups world is not made to be stopped. It is hard to pull a package out of the "system" but there is a good chance they can stop it if it is still in the US.

    Nigeria? SCAM, SCAM. Did they pay more than you were asking? Craigslist?
     
  6. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    Anytime any transaction of any type mentions Nigeria the words fuck you should have already been thought.

    Word association. Nigeria=scam Scam=Nigeria. Sucker/Scammed=those who don't think scam when they hear Nigeria.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    They put a lot more than asking, and yeah craigslist. She wanted it out right away and I guess did not think about it. Details show that it is outta the US as of last night and is going by USPS
     
  8. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    Dr Suess once said, " there are only two things in Nigeria, scam and aids." Maybe he didn't say that. Either way, it's a scam.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    Craigslist + Shipping + Nigeria = 100% Scam
     
  10. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    alright thanks a lot guys I have took it upon myself to contact paypal as well as USPS to see if I am able to retrieve the product for her and everything. Thanks to everyone who helped out she is really shaken up about this because it was very expensive and she needed the money.
     
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  12. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    wow, Im sorry but why would u ship without the payment. Also, what was it. Im just curious what a person in nigeria might want to rip u off for.
     
  14. Jul 11, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    Hope it wasn't Plutonium or uranium...:eek:
     
  15. Jul 11, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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    war lords.first you get the money, then you get the guns, then you get the saggy breasted womens. and if she fell for it after all the advertising on the subject, she f*cked up. she got greedy, thought it was a win win. hope you can stop the deliverance of said package and not take that big of a hit.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2009 at 10:51 PM
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    It was a super old stereo that she was getting rid of.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    i didn't know anyone fell for the old Nigeria scam....
     
  18. Jul 15, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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  19. Jul 15, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    My only advice would be to stop shipment immediately. It looks like you already have done that, so now all you can do is sit, and wait.

    The stop shipment will cost you, but I'm sure not as much as losing an old radio.
     
  20. Jul 15, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    how much money are we talking about here???


    Nigeria = 100% Scam
     
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