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junglejym

Been Away For A While

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A few years ago I really enjoyed reading some accounts on this site, and after moving and getting busier with work, drifted away.

However, a recent event served as a reminder, thought I'd share it with you.

Looking to upgrade to a full format digital camera, I put my trusty 60D and a kit lens on cl. Pretty quickly, I received an offer.

 

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Hello, I came across this post on Cragilist Classified and am interested
let me know if you still got it.

Regards..
Samantha Fields

 

I replied that yes, I still had the camera.
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Good to know it's still up for sale! well am getting it for my niece use so
does it come with the original box & where are you located at ??

 

Told her that I was in central AL, and that I might be able to find the original box, and asked to ensure that the price was agreeable.
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Ok, i hope it good condition, do you have a PayPal account so i can pay you
asap ?

 

Started to get my hopes up. Christmas is coming, loving aunt wants to buy something nice, and quickly. I gave her my Paypal email address.
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Hello i have made the payment successfully including postage fee off and
the receipt i got from PayPal stated an email confirmation has been sent to
you so kindly check in your Mail inbox ([email protected]<script type="text/javascript"> /* */ </script>) and keep
me posted if you got the confirmation email from PayPal ok.

 

I had the Paypal site open, logged in to my account to wait for verification before actually sending anything. Then I get prodded by another message telling

me:
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Actually you mail the cam so please check your email for the confirmation
from PayPal an let me know if you got it yet ??

 

So, I check the other email account (my Paypal one) and find three messages from "Paypal". Hovering over the links, it's obvious these are spoofed, and scrolling down to the

shipping address...
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Shipping address - confirmed
Name: David Peters
Address: No.33,Custom Street Marina,
City: Lagos Island
State: Lagos,
Zip-code: 23401
Country: Nigeria.
    
Shipping details
 
    USPS EXPRESS MAIL
 
 Description     
                                                           
    Unit price     Qty    Amount
Canon EOS 60D bundle
    $890.00 USD    1

    $890.00 USD
        
     
Shipping and handling          $70.00USD
Subtotal         $960.00 USD
         

I replied that all I'd received so far were three badly spoofed "Paypal" emails, with an address in Lagos. Since sending that, I haven't heard a peep from 'em.

It also occurred to me, a little too late, that they could have been talked in to a COD shipment, of a large brick with a lens and "camera" written on it in marker.

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