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eBay and Nigerian Scam

Posted in : internet, security on by : TruXter

For starts, I was selling a PlayStation Portable on eBay.

Total went all the way to $150, the total was increased to 152. The winning bidder of this auction that was specified as U.S. only and PayPal only, decided to tell me to send the item to his/her son in Nigeria. I send a request to eBay to inspect the account and stated the situation. of course eBay screwed it up by canceling my auction and sending me an email that says I owe $2.

Great.

Well I did a search for  “john_milo500@yahoo.com” and removed the 500 and put a space between and after  the @ symbol.

Found his name came up a few times.  Sooooo I went to Self Destruct Email and sent him a few messages. One from Nigerian police, one from Internet police, one from international police, and another from the Wal-Mart security association. just for kicks.

The Wal-Mart one told him of hordes of overweight grannies storming his village in golf carts .

I also sent a threat of explosives possibly being in one of seven packages intercepted by us.

I have no idea what to with this dude just yet.

The guy is steadily sending me these emails.

Subject: ** John Milo sent you an Auction Payment with PayPal (Routing
Code:C826-L003-Q-T-S111)***
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 01:01:07 +0000
>  [image: PayPal]
>       *Protect Your Account Info*   Make sure you never provide your
> password to fraudulent websites.
>
> To safely and securely access the PayPal website or your account, open
a new
> web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the
PayPal URL
> ( https://www.paypal.com/row/) to be sure you are on the real PayPal
site.
>
> PayPal will never ask you to enter your password in an email.
>
> For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review
our
> Security Tips at https://www.paypal.com/row/securitytips
>     Protect Your Password  You should *never* give your PayPal
password to
> anyone, including PayPal employees.
>
>  *You've got new funds!*
> *
> * [image: Payments by PayPal]Dear truxter,
>
> John Milo  just sent you money with PayPal.
> John Milo is a *Verified Buyer.*
>  ------------------------------
>    Payment Details
>   Amount: US $300.00
>
>   Transaction ID: 5TV18003RU451511S   Subject:  Pls Shipping before
> 05/07/2008   Note: You have been paid for one
> #270250209172, Psp, 1gb & 32mb, 2 gta games, 1001
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>    Shipping Information
>
>  Address:   Name:Tunde Ogunleye
> Address:# 6 Okadigbo Street
> State:Ogun
> City :Sagamu
> COUNTRY:Nigeria
> Zip Code:23403
> Tel No:+2348063864900
>
>    Address Status:  Confirmed