<VV> EBAY SCAM/Nigerian Phone Scam?
Fri, 27 Aug 2004 21:27:54 EDT
We got a strange call at work today... thank goodness the manager took it.
Someone (?) was using a translator (maybe one of the TDD machines the hearing
impaired use? Not sure) Anyway they were asking for 10 electric fuel pumps for a
98 Honda... yes, TEN of them... and the price was somewhere around $170
each... then they wanted them shipped FedEx to Lagos, Nigeria... gave a credit card
over the phone, and said he would email the proper paperwork.... When Phil
said "Lagos, Nigeria" I sat there and went "Danger Will Robinson! Danger!" and
spun around on the stool I was sitting on... flailing my arms like the robot on
Lost in Space. (They've grown used to my antics there, and enjoy the comic
relief)... I informed Phil that I would NOT send anything to ANYONE phoning from
Nigeria, and to give them the phone number at Autozone or O Reilly's...
I told Phil that the MO they use is get the parts, refuse the credit card
payment, so they get thier money back AND keep the parts...
Who'd a thunk o' calling Elizabethtown, KY from Nigeria???? and poor Phil was
on the phone for over half an hour... Oh well... we decided to see if the guy
calls back, and have payment sent via Western Union...
I just thought I'd share...
Lon Anderson in White Mills, KY
CORSA, Corvanatics, Central Kentucky Corvair, Derby City Corvair
Quart Low Quarterly editor
1961 Greenbrier pg, daily driver
1963 Greenbrier 4spd.
1964 700 sedan 95/pg