Scammy Fun

Being sil­ly with strangers is always fun. Being sil­ly with strangers try­ing to sell you some­thing is even fun­ner. Being sil­ly with strangers who are try­ing to scam you is the funnest of all.

Cour­tesy of www.ip-adress.com/trace_email/

Behold the email tran­script between myself and Karen — a “flight atten­dant” who want­ed to buy my car sight unseen.

The high­light for me was the two “sexy” pho­tos of her­self that she sent me. They look so sim­i­lar they could almost be dis­tant cousins.

As with all good email tran­scripts, please read from the bot­tom up — not­ing the scam warn­ing foot­er from carsales.com.au.

As you can see, the con­ver­sa­tion even­tu­al­ly fiz­zled out…
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From: Bill
Sent: Sat, 23 Jan­u­ary 2010 11:04 PM
To: Karen
Sub­ject: RE: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Karen, did you get my trans­ac­tion?

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From: Karen
Sent: Mon, 18 Jan­u­ary 2010 8:47 PM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Please have the mon­ey deposit­ed today

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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Mon, 18 Jan­u­ary 2010 3:20 AM
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Thanks Karen. Just let me know when you are ready for me to deposit the mon­ey.

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From: Karen
Sent: Sun, 17 Jan­u­ary 2010 10:41 PM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Hi Bill, yes all you need to deposit is $500. I am not with my lap­top so cant send you a pic­ture now. But should be back home before the pick up agent comes for the pick up.. Get back to me with the west­ern union details when you make the trans­fer. Thanks

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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Sun, 17 Jan­u­ary 2010 10:22 AM
Sub­ject: RE: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Hi Karen,

I think I acci­den­tal­ly deposit­ed the whole $9000 which is why it was reject­ed.

So you are say­ing I only need to deposit $500?

Also, I am still wait­ing for the pic­ture in your air­line uni­form…

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From: Karen
Sent: Sat, 16 Jan­u­ary 2010 7:29 PM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

hi Bill, i havent deposit­ed the mon­ey, you will be the one to send the mon­ey through west­ern union to the pick up agent in UK, then your account will be cred­it­ed with the amount plus that of the car.

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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Fri, 15 Jan­u­ary 2010 9:31 PM
Sub­ject: RE: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Thanks Karen. Do you deposit the $500 on my behalf?

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From: Karen
Sent: Fri, 15 Jan­u­ary 2010 7:40 PM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Hi Bill, i would love us to fin­ish this trans­ac­tion asap, please have the mon­ey sent again maybe through a post office this time around, there should be a west­ern union in a post office oth­er­wise you can send it online at www.westernunion.com with your cred­it card, please have this done as soon as you get this email and get back to me with the Full senders name and the 10 dig­its MTCN so it can be for­ward­ed to Pay­pal for ver­i­fi­ca­tion and your account can be cred­it­ed then pick up can be arrnaged. Thanks and wait­it­ng to hear from you..
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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Thu, 14 Jan­u­ary 2010 10:28 PM
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Hi Karen, my pay­ment was reject­ed by West­ern Union due to insuf­fi­cient funds. I am not sure why as I have plen­ty of mon­ey.

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From: Karen
Sent: Thu, 14 Jan­u­ary 2010 8:54 PM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Yes Bill, i am still inter­est­ed, i made pay­ment already and wait­ing for you to send the mon­ey via west­ern union to the pick up head­quar­ters in UK and send the MTCN to pay­pal at paypalpickuponline@rocketmail.com , please do this so your account can be cred­it­ed imme­di­ate­ly and pick up can be arranged.

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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Wed, 13 Jan­u­ary 2010 8:29 AM
Sub­ject: RE: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Hi Karen, I have some­one else who has offered to buy the car via Pay­Pal.

Are you still inter­est­ed in buy­ing the car?

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From: Karen
Sent: Tue, 12 Jan­u­ary 2010 8:47 PM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Thank Bill. the trans­ac­tion isnt appear­ing in the west­ern union data­base, are you sure you sent the mon­ey, or maybe you made a mis­take with the MTCN so please send it again. I will send my pic­ture tomor­row as i am not on my lap­top.

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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Tue, 12 Jan­u­ary 2010 7:27 AM
Sub­ject: RE: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Full senders name: Bill Graeme True

Do you have a pic­ture in your air­line uni­form?

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From: Karen
Sent: Sun, 10 Jan­u­ary 2010 7:46 PM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Hi Bill i would like you to send me the full senders name you used in send­ing the mon­ey.. Wait­ing to hear from you asap.

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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Fri, 8 Jan­u­ary 2010 9:16 PM
Sub­ject: RE: carsales..com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Thank you.

I emailed the address you gave me, but it didn’t work. What should I do?

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From: Karen David
Sent: Fri, 8 Jan­u­ary 2010 8:50 PM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

here is a pic­ture of me attached,pls try and email them soon so that we can get this done as soon as pos­si­ble.

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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Fri, 8 Jan­u­ary 2010 12:54 AM
Sub­ject: RE: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Thank you Karen, I will email them. Can you also send me that oth­er pho­to please? I like to know who I am doing busi­ness with.

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From: Karen
Sent: Fri, 8 Jan­u­ary 2010 12:06 AM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

hi, pay­pal got back to me that they are hav­ing a prob­lem to deliv­er the noti­fi­ca­tion to your email, please email them at paypalpickuponline@rocketmail..com to ver­i­fy pay­ment to your account. Thanks

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From: Karen David [mailto:kdavids005@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thurs­day, 7 Jan­u­ary 2010 8:30 PM
To: bill@sketchycrew.com
Sub­ject: ***Noti­fi­ca­tion Of Pay­ment From Karen Davids***

Dear Bill Graeme True,

You have an Auc­tion Pay­ment of $9,000.00 from Karen Davids (kdavids005@yahoo.com)

This is to inform you that you are required to send a sum of

$500.00 to the address below via West­ern Union Mon­ey Trans­fer and get back to us with the rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion which you will be pro­vid­ed with after the mon­ey has been sent, you are request­ed to email us the MTCN (Mon­ey Trans­fer Con­trol Num­ber), sender’s name and address used to make the trans­fer and the secret ques­tion and answer. As soon as we have received these infor­ma­tion from you, we will cred­it a sum of $9000.00 to your Pay­Pal account.Below is the address where the mon­ey is to be sent to using West­ern Union Mon­ey Trans­fer.

Please note: We wish to inform you that Karen Davids has made the pay­ment and her inten­tions known to Pay­Pal that she will like $500.00 to be sent to her pick up agent head­quar­ter in West­min­ster Lon­don via West­ern Union Mon­ey Trans­fer so that her ship­per can pro­ceed in pick­ing up the pur­chased car before your account will be cred­it­ed with the total sum of $9000.00.

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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Thu, 7 Jan­u­ary 2010 12:02 PM
Sub­ject: RE: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry
Ok thanks. I will wait for the email then send you the MTCN.

Can you send a big­ger pho­to please? It is hard to see that one.

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From: Karen
Sent: Thu, 7 Jan­u­ary 2010 8:29 PM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales…com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Hi Bill i just made pay­ment through pay­pal, i am sure you must have got­ten a pay­ment noti­fi­ca­tion from them, please have the MTCN sent to them so your account can be cred­it­ed and pick up can be arranged. Thanks and i attached a pic­ture of me.

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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Mon, 4 Jan­u­ary 2010 9:58 AM
Sub­ject: RE: carsales.com..au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Sounds great. Details are as fol­lows:

Name: Bill Graeme True
Pay­Pal email: bgt@gforked.com
Phone num­ber: 02 6264 8866
Home address: 1 Lo St, Can­ber­ra ACT 2601

I would like assur­ance from you also. Can you send me a pho­to of your­self please?

I am look­ing for­ward to doing busi­ness with you. It is a real­ly great car in good con­di­tion.

Regards
Bill

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From: Karen
Sent: Mon, 4 Jan­u­ary 2010 1:57 AM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Hi,am ok with the price on assur­ance that the car is in a very good condition,i will be pay­ing the $8500
to you through my cred­it­card via my Pay­Pal account,if my offer is accept­ed, please get back to me with your:
Name:
Pay­Pal email:
Phone num­ber:
Home address:

So i can pay in right away to your Pay­pal account, if you dont have you can open one at www..paypal.com it is safe,secure and fast,i do not have much time around me because i work as one of the cab­in crew to Delta Airline,make sure you get back to me so that we can arrange for pick up as i will like the car to be picked as soon as pay­ment is made, Hope to read from you soon.

Karen

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From: Bill
To: Karen
Sent: Sun, 3 Jan­u­ary 2010 7:25 AM
Sub­ject: Re: carsales.com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

Hel­lo, yes.

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From: Karen
Sent: Fri, 1 Jan­u­ary 2010 1:22 AM
To: Bill
Sub­ject: Re: carsales…com.au Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry

The fol­low­ing Pri­vate Vehi­cle Enquiry was gen­er­at­ed by carsales.com.au:

Enquiry ID: 3817403
Date: 01/01/2010 01:21
Name: karen
Town/Suburb: Near MASCOT
Post­code: 2020
Email: kdavids005@yahoo.com
Com­ments:

Hi, Am Karen,i like to know if your car is still avail­able and at what price.I hope to hear from you soon.

Karen

Impor­tant Notice for Pri­vate Sell­ers: Please be aware that there is a phish­ing scam run­ning cur­rent­ly with some buy­ers only oper­at­ing through their Pay Pal account. If the buy­er advis­es that they do not have inter­net bank­ing and have a pick up agent then this is not a legit­i­mate enquiry.

Scam Infor­ma­tion: Help pro­tect your­self from scams. Click below to view recent scam infor­ma­tion:
http://www.carsales.com.au/sell-your-car/hints-tips.aspx#virusorscam