Lovely party. Pity I wasn't invited. (mahlon) wrote,
Lovely party. Pity I wasn't invited.
mahlon

scammers aren't getting any smarter

Posted a camera on Craigslist a short while back.

Got a reply. Never mind all the huge warnings all over craigslist about being wary of long distance buyers and their false checks! This guy must be legit!

Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 08:16:09 -0800 (PST)
From: yinka ayodele <fowelly2k_ayo@yahoo.com>
Subject:  Panasonic SV-AV100 Digital Camcorder
To: mahlon-dated-1112063363.9364d3@martini.nu

Hello,
i saw ur avdert which shows the above item is for sale
and i am interested in buying it from u ok.pls let me 
know the price and how much it would cost sending it to
my outlet in Lagos Nigeria so i can send u a cheque for 
the payment asap ok. Pls let me hear from u soonest ok.
Thanks,
Lyor

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Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 11:31:57 -0800
From: “Mahlon E. Smith” <mahlon@martini.nu>
To: yinka ayodele <fowelly2k_ayo@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Panasonic SV-AV100 Digital Camcorder
                                                                                                
Because you saw this on Craigslist, I’m not sure why you are asking 
me “the price”.  It clearly says I’d like $700 for it, but I’m willing to entertain 
offers.   However, for you, I’ll let the camera go for $2500 dollars.  
I’ll include shipping in that price, though!!  k ok pls thx ok.

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Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 07:17:57 -0800 (PST)
From: yinka ayodele <fowelly2k_ayo@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Panasonic SV-AV100 Digital Camcorder
To: “Mahlon E. Smith” <mahlon-dated-1105299118.1c5d82@martini.nu>

Hi,
i have seen ur response for my enquiry,i will need u to forward to me the
name to appear the check,ur address and ur phone number ok.so i can 
send the check to u soonest. Hope to hear from u asap.
Thanks,
Lyor


This dude is miserably bad. I hope to God people -really- don’t send shitbags like this their belongings.
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