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Now I recieved a response to something I am trying to sell on craiglist. The reponse I KNOW is obviously some scammer, but I just dont know how the scam would work for them?? T is convinced it is genuine (he can be very naive like that!) but I know its not. Has anyone recieved anything similar, or can tell me how the scam works.

Thanks!

Heres the email:

hello.

Thanks for your mail.I need a favour from you:I contacted the shipping company to pay them directly,but they told me they couldn't collect any money from me unless they have assigned the shipper that will come for the pick up of the ( solid oak entertainment center )along side other cars placed in care of the shipping agent and you know that could cause a delay which i don't want in this transaction.A check of $3500 will be sent to you and you will take the following steps:

1.Get the payment cashed

2.Deduct the amount for the goods

3.Deduct Extra $100 for running around

4.Send the balance to the shipper that will come for the pick up through western union money transfer or international moneygram.The balance will be used by the shipper to ship the goods,purchase flight ticket to come to your location and make necessary documents for me. I will let you know when the shipping company assign the person that will come for the pick up.My shipper will come for the pick up on a specicified day that will be convenient for both of you.I will be keeping you updated about the payment.I hope i can count on you for my excess amount.I need to know the following information;the way you

want it to appear on

the payment:

Name in full

Adress in full

Zip and postal code

Home and cellphone number

NB:You will dedeuct western union charges from the amount you will

send to the shipper. I will beexpecting your mail asap.

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You cash it, send them the balance and then the check is bad so you are screwed. It is a well known scam.


*January 24 2006 - mailed in I129-F petition

*January 25 2006 - I129-F received at CSC

*January 30 2006 - packet returned.....arggggggggg we forgot one signature!!

*January 31 2006 - sent I129-F back to the CSC, hope we did not forget anything else

*February 1 2006 - I129-F received at CSC again

*February 3 2006 - NOA1

*April 20 2006 - NOA2!!!!!

*April 24 2006 - Touched!

*May 15 2006 - NVC received petition today!

*May 17 2006 - Case left NVC today!!

*May 30 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Vancouver!

*May 30 2006 - Faxed back Packet 3!!

*June 6 2006 - Received packet 4!

*June 20 2006 - Medical in Saskatoon

*June 28 2006 - Interview in Vancouver!!

*June 28 2006 - GOT THE VISA!!!*June 30 2006 - Moving day!

*July 3 2006 - Home at last!!

*July 28 2006 - married!

*September 13 2006 - Mailed AOS/EAD package

*September 25 2006 - Received NOA for AOS/EAD

*October 6 2006 - Biometrics appointments

*October 10 2006 - Touched!

*October 19 2006 - Transferred to CSC!

*October 26 2006 - Received by CSC

*October 27 2006 - Touched

*October 28 2006 - Touched again

*October 31 2006 - Touched again

*November 2 2006 - Touched again

*November 3 2006- and another touch

*November 7 2006- touched

*November 7 2006 - My case approved, still waiting for kids!

*November 8 2006 - Touched my case again

*November 13 2006 - Greencard arrived...yeah I can work!

*November 14 2006 - Touched my case again

*January 2007 - RFE for kids Greencard.

*February 2007 - kids medical and sent in RFE

*February 2007 - Received kids greencards

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This might make interesting reading for you....

http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html


Removing of Conditions Timeline

05/29/2007 - Sent package to NSC

05/31/2007 - Package received by NSC

06/01/2007 - Date on NOA (1 day after they received our package!)

06/11/2007 - NOA and Biometrics notice received via snail-mail

06/21/2007 - Biometrics taken

04/03/2008 - Transferred to CSC

05/14/2008 - Approved (notified via email)

05/21/2008 - Card received

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This might make interesting reading for you....

http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

Ah thanks!! I will show this to T- damn naivety!! :no:

You are so very welcome :)

Jen


Removing of Conditions Timeline

05/29/2007 - Sent package to NSC

05/31/2007 - Package received by NSC

06/01/2007 - Date on NOA (1 day after they received our package!)

06/11/2007 - NOA and Biometrics notice received via snail-mail

06/21/2007 - Biometrics taken

04/03/2008 - Transferred to CSC

05/14/2008 - Approved (notified via email)

05/21/2008 - Card received

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This might make interesting reading for you....

http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

Ah thanks!! I will show this to T- damn naivety!! :no:

my answer - play with them. tell them you sent it and keep them occupied.

that's a well known scam btw.


* ~ * Charles * ~ *
 

I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.

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Trying to bait them back and have fun stringing them along is always fun. http://www.scamorama.com/ is always a fun read.


Jan 10th 2005, I-129F sent to NSC

Jan 13th 2005, NOA1.

Mar 14th 2005, NOA2

Mar 29th 2005, Case # received

Apr 15th 2005, Packet 3 arrived from London Embassy

Apr 19th 2005, Packet 3 returned to London Embassy

May 10th 2005, Packet 4 arrived from London Embassy

June 10th 2005, Interview at London Embassy - Approved

June 13th 2005, Visa issued via courier

June 24th 2005, Moved to Ohio

July 19th 2005, Wedding day.

AOS

Nov 13th 2005, AOS paperwork sent.

Dec 15th 2005, Fingerprints taken in Cleveland

Mar 3rd 2006, AOS interview in Cleveland. Approved pending results of security check.

Nov 20th 2006, "Welcome to America" letter received.

Nov 29th 2006, Green Card received.

EAD

March 4th 2006. Applied for EAD Subsequently denied due to my application code error.

June 2006. Re-applied.

June 22nd 2006. Biometrics taken in Cleveland.

August 19th 2006. Received EAD card.

August 2009. Applied for citizenship.

December 2009. Passed citizenship test in Cleveland.

Jan 15th 2010. Swore-in as a new US Citizen.

Visa Journey completed.

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When my wife was looking for a job she (almost) got involved in some kind of scheme where they'd send her a check purportedly from Lithuania. She was to go to a check cashing service, get it cashed, then Western Union the remainder less 10%. She got one check drawn on a Wachovia account. I called Wachovia and gave them the account number and asked if the check would clear. Of course, the check would have bounced.

I told her if it sounds too good to be true, it is.


Me -.us Her -.ma

------------------------

I-129F NOA1: 8 Dec 2003

Interview Date: 13 July 2004 Approved!

US Arrival: 04 Oct 2004 We're here!

Wedding: 15 November 2004, Maui

AOS & EAD Sent: 23 Dec 2004

AOS approved!: 12 July 2005

Residency card received!: 4 Aug 2005

I-751 NOA1 dated 02 May 2007

I-751 biometrics appt. 29 May 2007

10 year green card received! 11 June 2007

Our son Michael is born!: 18 Aug 2007

Apply for US Citizenship: 14 July 2008

N-400 NOA1: 15 July 2008

Check cashed: 17 July 2008

Our son Michael is one year old!: 18 Aug 2008

N-400 biometrics: 19 Aug 2008

N-400 interview: 18 Nov 2008 Passed!

Our daughter Emmy is born!: 23 Dec 2008

Oath ceremony: 29 Jan 2009 Complete! Woo-hoo no more USCIS!

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The check will be a very good fake. It's called a Nigerian 419 scam.

http://419eater.com/html/419faq.htm


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They will send you a cashiers check payable on some foreign bank. What they are banking on is that you dont realize that an international cashiers check can take up to 30 days to clear. After about 10 days or so they will bug you to send the money (shipping agent my a$$). You send the money and it isnt until a few weeks later that the bank returns the cashiers check as a forgery.

Check out http://www.scamorama.com for some fun scambaiting.

Edited by desert_fox

I finally got rid of the never ending money drain. I called the plumber, and got the problem fixed. I wish her the best.

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They will send you a cashiers check payable on some foreign bank. What they are banking on is that you dont realize that an international cashiers check can take up to 30 days to clear. After about 10 days or so they will bug you to send the money (shipping agent my a$$). You send the money and it isnt until a few weeks later that the bank returns the cashiers check as a forgery.

Check out http://www.scamorama.com for some fun scambaiting.

from what i understand, they are taking advantage of there being some law that requires a check to clear in the us in some set about of time. so you can get the money and when it finally is discovered that the check is worthless, the bank comes back to get their money.

this particular scam got lots of headlines in europe when military people were leaving on orders to a new assignment and would sell their car, sometimes to someone running this scam. they'd wind up without a car and possibly still owing on it too.


* ~ * Charles * ~ *
 

I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.

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Trying to bait them back and have fun stringing them along is always fun. http://www.scamorama.com/ is always a fun read.

oooooohhh this is gonna get fun!! :devil: He is going to regret targeting someone with so much time on their hands........*evil laugh*

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Trying to bait them back and have fun stringing them along is always fun. http://www.scamorama.com/ is always a fun read.

oooooohhh this is gonna get fun!! :devil: He is going to regret targeting someone with so much time on their hands........*evil laugh*

Be CAREFUL. Scambaiting IS fun, but make sure that they do not have any information that could be used to identify you.

Bartek

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Now I wish someone was doing it to me so I could have some fun too!! I'm so bored..... :reading:


OUR COMPLETE TIMELINE

Latest steps:

10/26/2006- Consulate receives case (seriously, one month to receive the case?? BS!), and packet 3 that I sent even before they had received the case.

01/02/2007- Interview!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got a 221(g)

01/23/2007- Second Interview. VISA granted!!!

01/29/2007- VISA arrived.... no envelope though. I'm gonna contact them and see what happened this time!

01/31/2007- I'll have to send them one last financial support evidence.

02/01/2007- Evidence sent

02/02/2007- Evidence received by Consulate

02/06/2007- Consulate sends envelope!

02/07/2007- Envelope received!!!

02/10/2007- Flew to the USA!!!!!!

04/17/2007- Wedding day!!!

--- Wish us luck!!! ---

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