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  Topic: Lady wants to meet
winelight

Replies: 16
Views: 23500

PostForum: IS THIS A SCAM?   Posted: Thu 07 Apr 2005 05:17   Subject: Lady wants to meet
What gives the game away is the story of the $4million.

It is certainly true that there are many beautiful African ladies who would love to marry someone in the West, but they don't have $4million. ...
  Topic: Commercial scam: samples required for import licence
winelight

Replies: 1
Views: 7431

PostForum: INFORMATION RELATED TO SCAMS AND OTHER FRAUD   Posted: Sun 03 Apr 2005 20:49   Subject: Commercial scam: samples required for import licence
Another excuse used to obtain samples is something fictitious to do with transferring small amounts of money, for example:

it will not be possiable for us to transfer any little amount due to the ...
  Topic: Commercial scam: samples required for import licence
winelight

Replies: 1
Views: 7431

PostForum: INFORMATION RELATED TO SCAMS AND OTHER FRAUD   Posted: Sun 03 Apr 2005 18:49   Subject: Commercial scam: samples required for import licence
This is how this one works.

1) Contact made either directly or via alibaba or another trading site.

2) Scammer (usually in Africa) requests quotation for a large quantity of product: perhaps two ...
  Topic: New scam: "Your product requires registration"
winelight

Replies: 6
Views: 14524

PostForum: INFORMATION RELATED TO SCAMS AND OTHER FRAUD   Posted: Fri 28 Jan 2005 18:41   Subject: New scam: "Your product requires registration"
Thanks klaasvaak, that's useful information and we know how to bait them now.

EDIT: except that they only accept quotations from paid members.

Clever!
  Topic: New scam: "Your product requires registration"
winelight

Replies: 6
Views: 14524

PostForum: INFORMATION RELATED TO SCAMS AND OTHER FRAUD   Posted: Sun 23 Jan 2005 13:11   Subject: New scam: "Your product requires registration"
Who it is targeted at:

Legitimate businesses, exporters, probably in East Asia.

How the scam works
1) Lad poses as an importer to (usually) Nigeria.
2) Lad contacts a manufacturer by email, s ...
  Topic: victim of counterfeit cashier's check
winelight

Replies: 23
Views: 42253

PostForum: REQUEST HELP   Posted: Thu 25 Nov 2004 16:48   Subject: victim of counterfeit cashier's check
Welcome here and very sorry to hear about your experiences.

No need to feel foolish: these scammers are very good at what they do.
 
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