Friday, December 11, 2009

Parcel Delivery Service Scam

In my whole years of internet surfing i have received numerous email letters telling me to forward that very important email, because my dog would die, or my dvd player would burn or I would win amazing amounts of money and other tragic stories.

I got this by email from a trusted person. And it is a totally new fraud - scam concept. Hence it might be true. Whatever it is, proceed with caution.

Can you circulate this around especially as Xmas is fast approaching - it has been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 09066611911 (a Premium rate number).

DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Proceed with caution

I must admit that I do not know for sure that this one is a scammer, but that is the notion I got from our correspondence

this one is under the email name of J LC and

Address: Spinhuis str 4, 8713KE, Hindeloopen, Netherlands

The things that got me thinking about it, was that he/she wanted to pay only by check.
He/She was singing the emails as Jeff
And asked about my last price. I really dont get it. If I wanted a lower price I would have stated so. (ONO, or price negotiable).
The email doesn't seem to have any relation to the name that wanted the item send to.
Was more polite that I would ever think, with a writing similar to various other Nigerian Scammers "Dear Seller" and such stuff.

Be cautious about it.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Its a flooooooood of scammers

YES YES the scam flood continues.

New member:

Name: realman Paula


Wants to send somehting somewhere with her own shipper! Such wealth guys and so much trust, I cant even begin to imagine.

Her email:

"Thanks for your response.I have been away on an official trip(A Technologist)would have come to inspect the item personally but won't be back for another three weeks.I'm taking your word for true on it though .

The price is affordable,i think it worth it anyway....will have to notify my shipper who's helping me move my stuff to get set for the pickup of the item from your place as i might be delayed depending on how things goes.
Kindly get back to me with,contact addres so i can get a certified cheque prepared and have it sent out to you...


What a nice person I think I feel I want to give everything to her just because I like her.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

NSOTB = New scammer on the block...

MORE MORE MORE and the some more:

Name: Emiley Wesley cummingham

Other known information

Name: Tunji Sanya
Address:101, Adeniran Ogunsanya Str
Zip Code:23401

Name: abdulazeez hassan

Name:hassan Abdul john
Address:11 fagbero street idi-araba mu-shin lagos.
Zip code:+23401
Mobile number:+2347070191458

Also used by him:

hassan g;b
us marine dept.

A Nigerian internet user came looking for this webpage, with IP
I assume is the individual using the details above which means they knoooooooowwww I knowoooowwwww

Yet more scammers

I have come to the conclusion that scammers are like cockroaches.

this one "Mrs" Angela Adams"
wanted to send a present to her "cousin"


Name:Ogueijor James
Address:2, Lucina Joseph street,Off Adeniran Ogunsanya.
Zip Code:23401

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lottery scammers!

Mr Thomas Harrah with email is the new breed of scammers
using also the

Microsoft Award Team
20 Craven Park, Harlesden
London NW10,United Kingdom.
Ref: BTL/101OXI/02
Batch: 12/25/0340

Microsoft Award Notification

This e-mail is to inform you that your e-mail address has won you the sum of £500,000.00(Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling) from the MICROSOFT INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY. For your payment, you are required to contact our fiduciary agent with the below contact details:

CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Terry Martins
Tel: +44 703 193 8652

You are also required to contact him with the below information.

(a) Your full Name:
(b) Contact address:
(c) Your Telephone and fax numbers:
(d) Your Age:
(e) Your occupation:
(f) Your country of origin:

Mr Thomas Harrah
Online Co-coordinator

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Has anybody had a scam type of experience with buyers supposedly from the Nederlands?

Things get a bit strange, but scammers are always scammers...

This time the scammers have reached an all time low point wanted to buy something that costs just 10£ offering 50£ and wanting to arrange a courier on their own, asking for my address, name and telephone number.

My thoughts about this is that they might be wanting to send me a "hot package" if you get my point, or even deliver this "package" by themselves.

NAME: lewis west email:

Well I wouldn't provide them with any of my details, for any reason so they can chock themselves in hatred.

I would also advice everyone on the good side of things, not to give any details at all. You never know when someone will come knocking your door with not the best of intentions.

and there are even more!!!

More Nigerian scammers...

this one: sonia elizabeth with email

wants to send the item to her brother in nigeria and wants to pay by paypal...OLAOYE RICHARD
No 7 Bisimilahi Str Owode Oyo
Oyo Nigeria 23402

tossersove scammer who incidentaly wanted to pay by fake paypal emails, are:

and another name tottaly irrelevant "Micheal Milan"

the funny part of this, was that I was asking 150£, he/she offered to pay 50$ for postage and the total was 200£ or 200eru


₤150.00 USD

150.00 ERU

Postage & Packing via U S P S Express Mail Service to 234XX:
(includes any seller packing fees)

50.00 ERU

Postage Insurance (not offered): -----
Total: 200.00 ERU

Yes I am also not familiar with the £200 USD or £200ERU.

Friday, November 13, 2009

More scammers

New scammer from Craigslist:)

they just do not know how to stop.
So this one wanted me to ship the item to her husband overseas. In my repeated question WHERE overseas? She kept asking if it is available and that I need to send it overseas.

The supposed name of the scammer is Jessica Sarah and the email

Name: Engr. Ogundipe Kenny
Address: Osun state polytechnic
State: Ogun
City: Osun Country: Nigeria
Zip Code: 23426

baby pig for God's sake!!!!
Only natural of course since they are pigs.

associate email accounts are:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Scams in Craigslist

New Scammer found in Craigslist

Name: James Jerry


This one in order to buy something with a cost of 100£
he proposed the following:

Okay, sorry for the delay before getting back to you, i am imn turkey right now, there is my business partner that wants to pay me the money that he owes me, the money is 5000pounds, i want him you to recieve this money and when you get this money, you will take your money out and send me the rest of the money, and he wants to make it bank transfer.
Hope to hear back from you soon.

Now that is what I call a scam, cause when I find out that the 5000£ were thin air (ok might be thick air) I would be 5000£ out of my pocket when the bank comes asking for the money back and facing a HUGE problem since I dont have this kind of money...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Friday-Ad Scammer

Loosers continue to pester me and waste my time.

Today a Mr Kelvin Wilson with email:

And with the fake paypal payment sent from also send me his address (and probably his real name)

Name: Eric Ogbeni
Address:24, Jones Street
City:Ebute Metta west
Zip Code:2340

In that email the following paragraph was very interesting and very fake too since paypal doesnt use this kind of policy. The money are directly credited into ones account.

PayPal team confirms that the sum of £ 180. 00 GBP will be credited into your account immediately we have confirmed that this item has been delivered to the buyer.You are hereby authorized to deliver this item to the buyer and forward the recorded delivery number of item in next 48 hours to us for verification and to enable PayPal Accounts Review Department to credit this fund to your account.Please do not go against our policy , as PayPal team will view it as an attempt to cheat the buyer and your account will be BLOCKED in accordance with PayPal Monetary Policy on Fraudulent Act.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Scammers from Craiglist Gumtree etc...

We got a new breeze here bringing us more of those distasteful and god damned scammers.
Here goes the trash:

  • "Mr" joshua adebayo email : tried kindly to buy something and have me send it to Ghana.

  • "Mr" andy benson emai : tried to buy something and have me send it to his son in Nigeria.

  • "Mrs" Sandra Collins email : tried to buy something and pay by check.

  • "Mrs" Vera Blair email: Was busy to pick it up cause she is working at the airport.Mrs Vera wants to send the item to her associate in where else? Lagos Nigeria...

    Richard Onowu
    9, Okeiho Street

  • "Mrs" Jane Orongan email: wanted to buy and send something to Philipines

  • "Mrs" Mrs Liss Yeye email: wanted something shiped to Lagos Nigeria.

  • "Mr" Matthew Collinions email: email: contacted me and then lost his interest.Then he regained interest using

    Name:Timothy collinions
    Address:No 7,Oguntolu street,
    Zip Code:23401

  • New scammer: Mikel Perfect email:, wants an item for his son. Paying sending fake paypal emails...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Craiglist Scammers continued

A variety of other people contact me through Craigslist to buy stuff offering to pay by check while they wanted the item to be posted within the United Kingdom.

Having heard stories about fake checks that the bank and the police is coming after you and not after the one who gave it to you, naturally I denied, although I offered them the option to pay by Paypal or deposit money in my bank account, or pay on collection, which I would prefer.

After my answer, they vanished :)

"james scout"
1st Email

i saw your listing on craiglist and i am interested in it. Let me knoe if
it is still available.

2nd email

dea seller,
thanks for your response. Let me have the shipping cost to
northampton and also your full contact address for me to send you a
cheque for the payment.


requested about the item's condition and vanished (my guess is to make sure I had posted the item for a friend of his, in Nigeria which of course I hadnt)

"Jonathan Lescott"

Good day Dear Seller,
How are you and hope you had a lovely weekend? I am writing you this mail as regard your item placed,you indicated you had this camera for sale at the offer of £145,before i continue,i am Jonathan Lescott,i am interested in buying this item from you,but i would like to confirm it the item is still as described as i will buy from you,hope to read from you soon.

Hello Thank you very much for the mail and i so much appreciate your mail and the fact that this item is still for sale,i would have loved to come by and see the item for myself,but i would not be chanced to do so because of my tight and busy schedules,but you can call me on my mobile phone number so we can talk better on this and also discuss on the payment terms (+44)70359****,i await your call soon, or you can email me the payment details so i can make payment available.bye and have a splendid day.


hello i am located in London and would make payment via a check.let me know if this will work out for you as i will make out payment soon.



Another one send to me the following:

"Reuben Lawson"

I'm interested in your item which you displayed on site.I want to get it for my Pastor daughter as a gift.Kindly get back to me if it's still available for sell,present condition and the major reason why you want to selling it and if you accept PayPal service Payment ?
Your reply will be highly appreciated,God Bless.Your reply will be highly appreciated,
regards and God Bless.

Craiglist UK scammers

For a cable that costs 2$. someone told me the following:

"emmanuel junior"

1st email

Hello Customer, i would like to know if this item is still available for sale? if yes i would like to know the present condition of the item, the payment method, and the shipping cost of the item....asap.......hope to hear from you soon...........thank you......

2nd Email

Nice to hear from you, i am very very interested in this item and i just want to present this item to my son as a
birthday gift, and right now i am not in the state for some travelling business. I have a PayPal account that I use for my business and send out money without delay to my customers since it's good for business payments.i will offer you $350 for the item and the shipping cost, so Send your PayPal email account to this email address in order for me to have your money sent on time as soon as i will offer you $350 for the item and the shipping cost. So try as much as possible to ship the item immediately and get back to me as soon as possible. Thank You.

For the same item, a second scammer showed interest. Different email, same shit:

"emmanuel messi"

Hello Customer, i would like to know if this item is still available for sale? if yes i would like to know the present condition of the item, the payment method, and the shipping cost of the item....asap.......hope to hear from you soon...........thank you......

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gumtree UK scam

Having a digital camera for sale in in the UK

more than one different email accounts asked me if the item is for still sale also asking about the condition of the item which I had already stated as brand new.

"Is your item available for sale and how is the conditions of your items???? your regards Devon........."
then the next step after my reply, it was to send me the following typical for this situation email:

"Hi,Thanks for getting back to me,just to let you know that am showing my interest in buying your item,so i will want to know more about it.
I will want to know the recent condition of this item and its total amount.I 'm sending it to a Friend in West Africa as a surprise package,via Royal Mail or Parcel Force International Signed For,but unfortunately I'm not opportune to come down to get the item myself due to work transfer,so i will really appreciate if you can kindly post the item for me which i will offer you the sum of 50 for postage and packaging of the items Abroad.
I will want us to sincerely deal with each other through PayPal Online Auction,cause i believe its safe for both of us..I will love you to get back to me with all the answers and also your PayPal email and full name with the total amount plus p&p,so that payment can be made asap and i can get back to you with the postage address.
I await your quick response
God Bless You"

Having heard about the Nigerian scams before, I was alerted by the high price of the postage he was prepared to pay and the fact that he wanted to send the item in Africa.
Similar situations before this one, the next step after I gave them my details to send the money in Paypal, I received a strange letter of confirmation form paypal for receiving the funds, but when I logged on in my paypal account, there was no money there.

Little bit after, the "buyer" send me an email, saying that he had send the money and I received a paypal email!!!

I just made the payment for your item and when you have received confirmation mail from PayPal and you have posted out the item get back to me and the shipping address for the item is below:

Adewale Emmanuel
108 Akerele Street

Thanks for your support


Mr Davis Davon, you are a big piece of pig.

The bogus Paypal email I received, was surprisingly similar to original paypal emails, but was send by hotmail :) on behalf of PayPal service (



You have an Instant Payment of
£195.00 GBP From Davis Devon(

Payment Details

Purchased From:
Transaction ID:5NS50308X5606661C

Item Number
Item TitleQuantityPrice Subtotal

Olympus 1040 digital
Postage & Packing via Global priority (ROYAL MAIL SIGNED FOR):
(includes any seller packing fees)

Postage Compensation (not offered): --

Payment Information:

The payment for item has been verified and confirmed. But due to security reasons on both sides of the buyer and the seller the status of the payment is pending. Most sellers do not ship out the exact items as they have listed on Gumtree Ad and we are keen on securing the Gumtree Ad community.

You will be required to post out the item and email us its shipment reference number ( We will then verify the status and contents of the shipment within 10 minutes with the courier service its been shipped through. Once we have completed verification, your account will be credited instantly.

Should you have additional questions or need help with your PayPal account or these transaction,Please feel free to email or call our Customer Service Representatives at +4470 2408 3722 to provide the shipment reference number or for any questions contact us via: immediately with the shipment reference number so we can credit your account immediately without any delay.

Note: Do not send the shipment reference number to the buyer until we have confirmed the status of the shipment and credited your PayPal Account.

Delivery Information
Address:Adewale Emmanuel
108 Akerele Street ,

Address Status: Confirmed

Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team

Roman" >PayPal Email ID: Roman">PP315
Copyright © 1999-2009 PayPal. All rights reserved.
PayPal (Europe) Ltd. is
authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United State as an electronic money institution.
PayPal FSA Register Number

the motherfuckers send me a second email confirming the authenticity of the first! Again from hotmail!



This is to confirm payment in the amount of £195.00 received From Davis Devon( The payment was made today for your item and is thereby recorded in our Database.Due to the high rate of fraudsters on the Gumtree website, we have devised a means of protecting both the buyer and the seller should in case either parties do not want to send the items paid for or send money for the item bought. The buyer pays for the item through our secured website and the transaction is recorded but the sellers account cannot be credited until he/she has shipped out the item paid for and send the details from the post office to us for verification. You can take a look at the following websites as to type of fraud recorded on eBay:

You are in no way advised to send a copy of the shipping reference to the buyer once the item has been shipped out by you. The shipping reference is to be sent to us for further verification and thereby your account will be credited immediately as soon as the shipping reference has been confirmed.
We hope you do understand our plight as we at PayPal hope to serve you better in future. All emails and Enquiries to be sent to

Thank you for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team

Copyright © 1999-2008 PayPal. All rights reserved. PayPal (Europe) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom as an electronic money institution. PayPal FSA Register Number: 226056

PayPal Email ID PP275

Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.

Because this has happened more than once with supposedly different buyers, other names the scammers use, are:

Ashton Batty (

Abiodun Lawal
9 Badaru Street
Alhaji Masha
Surulere Lagos
23401 Nigeria

on behalf of paypal service (

Actually i want you to know that i am buying this item to my pastor daughter in London as a gift. Kindly get back to me with your PayPal Email Address Or you can send me PayPal Money Requested from PayPal to my email address ( for immediately payment.and don't forget to send me the amount of the item.payment,because they are fast and reliable and secure with no stress of all payments.I'm offering you £200 for this item plus the shipping and handling cost via Royal mail post.I would have prefer to come and pick up the item but unfortunately i have been transferred to Canada for missionary purpose and i will not be available to received the item my self.Your reply will be highly appreciated.


Being a frequent online seller and buyer, I have come across a few individuals trying to steal what ever I had for sale. Most usually expensive equipment, such as mobile phones, laptops, or digital cameras.

I decided to post their details online here for others to avoid them.

Of course since email addressed are a dime a dozen, there might be not much point in making the addressed they use public. However even if one person avoids the scam due to that, my purpose is served.