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  • WTF is up with ebay and this Africa SCAM?

    My friend put 5 dell laptop on ebay and this ****ers(9 different users) keep emailing saying i will give you $3000 by thru western union and can you mail the laptop to africa. The laptop on ebay only go for like $1100. So for like last 3 hours and i am ebaying just searching and lots of people are dealing with this carp. Anyways all you newbie dont fall in to this trap. Let the auction play all the way out.

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    I had a few offers like this when I was selling my Thinkpad. It's amusing to say the least.
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      Originally posted by kickercivic1
      My friend put 5 dell laptop on ebay and this ****ers(9 different users) keep emailing saying i will give you $3000 by thru western union and can you mail the laptop to africa. The laptop on ebay only go for like $1100. So for like last 3 hours and i am ebaying just searching and lots of people are dealing with this carp. Anyways all you newbie dont fall in to this trap. Let the auction play all the way out.
      I believe that they will probably send the western union through bidpay.com, which is legitamate. The problem is, they send confirmation emails as if they are coming from bidpay, which they aren't. But they want the laptop as soon as possible, so they want you to send it ASAP (as in, before you "get" the money order). Someone tried to do this to me before christmas, but with some PS2's I was selling. I let it play out, but I wasn't sending till I got a money order. 2 days after the auction ended, they weren't a registered user anymore, so it got relisted and still sold for $250, and I all had to do was go buy one at my Walmart (which had a lot for some reason)...

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