Thursday, October 22, 2009

don't be duped.

I got a message on etsy today that read

I am interested in the immediate purchase of your item and will be make payment via cashier check/money order, my private shipping company will handle the shipping, but before payment will be made i need to be sure of who i am dealing with if you are going to be honest and sincere throughout the transaction. A certified cashiers check is cash-able the same day,there is going to be an excess fund on the check ,the excess fund is meant for the private shipping company who will come to your place for pick up of the item, so shipping is not a problem,will you be able to transfer the excess fund to the shipping company the same day you receive the check?. check would be sent to you so when you get payment you can easily cash it at any cashing point near you or deposit in your bank. You'll be sending excess fund to my shipper , which would be meant for shipping arrangement.if you agree, signify your interest by forwarding to me your Final Asking Price, Full Name & Contact Address a
nd Tel # also i will want you to email to my private email address white.carl@rocketmail.com because i had some bad network with my acct in Etsy.com,So plz kindly email me to my email address I await your response soonest.

Best and kind regards,

nope. didn't even sign it. anyway, I've encountered this type of fraud before. a banker I knew fell for it. it's a mess. Etsy made a post about this type of scam on the storque.

please be safe.

3 comments:

George said...

I was selling a truck on ebay and I received the same email from Carl 'Scumbag' White. The only thing different was that the one I received did not have the sentence: "because I had some bad network with Etsy". I'm certain this theiving bastard is not American because of the way some sentences are constructed. I'm going along with the piece of trash and when his 'private shipping' guy shows up it's gonna be curtains.

Gina said...

Ack!

Shine said...

George, please be careful.