New EBay Scam

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Metalmann, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Metalmann

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    Received a letter tonight from some retard who says this:

    "There are 8 months since u did not responded to my emails . I will report you to eBay , PayPal and FBI if you continue to ignore me .
    - asleyj88"


    Google search, turned up a fishing lure.
    I should report him/it for using text speech.;)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Storm-Short...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


    "Storm Short Wart"? Never heard of that lure.

     
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  2. R!f@@

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    Tell him/her to report away.

    That's what I do
     
  3. MaxHeadRoom

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    Send a report to Ebay/Paypal with a copy of the link.
    Max.
     
  4. gerty

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    Might as well copy the FBI as well :D
     
  5. tcmtech

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    I have a filter system on my email that takes most of that junk out. ;)

    Now If I could only get that .gov site to stay blocked that keeps sending me junk emails saying I owe back taxes. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. alfacliff

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    I got off ebay 15 years ago, I was still getting notices that I had won bids after 10 years. fortunatly they dont bother me anymore.
     
  7. bountyhunter

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    Notice the grammar:

    This is from a non-English speaking scam artist who can't even hire somebody who can write a coherent sentence.

    BTW: most of the phishing scams, even the best ones, have very consistent types of grammar errors in them.
     
  8. takao21203

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    <snip>............
     
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  9. Sparky49

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    :eek: Did you just really write that?
     
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  10. takao21203

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    Well...it maybe makes people uncomfy but take a look the factbook.
    http://s05.flagcounter.com/factbook/th/8BMM

    A real scam is using a kindof suggestive speech and often
    obscure and antiquated titulations/salutations.

    For instance: FROM THE OFFICE OF BARRISTER Ukuna Mirusa FOR YOUR ATTENTION A.S.A.P.

    There are reports of people who responded, and were forced to pay a lot of money, were suffering false imprisonment, or were lured into a redlight establishment. Chances are these are also rumours which are spread by someone.

    A scam is falsely suggesting some beneficiary good or business.

    If it is a report about a dangerous spider at the Blare Airport, it is a hoax.
     
  11. bountyhunter

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    I was going to try to decipher the post in question but then a voice in my head said:

    "Don't bother...... who cares?";)
     
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  12. Sparky49

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    It really amazes me that we judge people on where they come from.

    Not that long ago, the Irish were considered (wrongly) 'inferior beings'.
     
  13. THE_RB

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    Loosewire can understand him. :D
     
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  14. JoeJester

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    I tend to think we are judging them on what they write.

    Scammers are plentiful and the world wide web has given them unfettered access to potential marks.
     
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  15. bountyhunter

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    Not me, I'm 1/4 Irish. I know lot's of Irish jokes but I'm only legally allowed to tell them to other Irishmen.:D
     
  16. takao21203

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    Well we do have 20000 Embassies on this world approx.

    If you go there and want a papers, then you are judged.
     
  17. Georacer

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    takao, please don't be too pedantic in your answers. Over-analyzing words is great when you design a digital protocol but considered bad manners in human-to-human conversation.

    What Sparky says is that country of origin shouldn't be a factor when judging one's competence.
     
  18. takao21203

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    Hmm. I am considering your request.

    When talking about bad things (on forums) chances are you get into trouble too. So, maybe, only talk about nice things.

    Maybe it is not alright to judge an individual just by nationality.

    But taking a look at various countries, there are hudge differences the way the system is.

    Forums almost require a certain writing style, or your writing can and will be misunderstood.
     
  19. Georacer

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    It's not just fora. Whenever you talk to someone, how you convey your message contributes to the overall meaning.

    In an extreme form, as the famous phrase says, "The medium IS the message".
     
  20. takao21203

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    Negative topics are poison for any kind of personal relationship, dating, conversation etc. Even if the issue is serious and the need to communicate it does exist.

    So the solution is to pretend the world is just nice and carefree (even if it is clear daily life isn't), always smile and talk nice things?

    Maybe, "communications" could be a secondary thread topic.

    As it looks there is a communications problem (one could call the email sent to OP "unwanted communications").

    What bugs me is that in music lyrics you have to endure nearly each day when shopping etc., they can raise bad topics freely and on random basis. But if you speak up as a single individual, often people are alienated to a point to tell you to be quiet.
     
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