CLASSIFIEDS SCAMMER ccCorner

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  1. JBrunner

    JBrunner Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Heads up everybody, there is a scammer working the APUG classifieds. If you receive contact from "cc25Corner" or "cc25corner@gmail" it is a scam. We have banned this user, but he may attempt to re-register under another alias.

    The general scam is to respond by email to WTB postings and offer the item sought requesting payment through western union to an address in the UK. The scammer is actually located in Nigeria.

    He/she displays a general lack of photographic knowledge and bad grammar. If you get contacted by this person or someone else offering similar terms, please report it.
     
  2. jnanian

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    thanks jason !
    john
     
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    I wonder if this is the Finance Minister's son? He owes me a $30,000,000 fee.............

    Bob
     
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    Get in line chum. I've first call on the $25,000,000 fee for helping secure the fortune of one Basher Mobutu (now there's a name you don't want to meet in a dark alleyway), whose cocoa-rich father was poisoned by business colleagues who lured him to an out of town meeting. I've already sent the bank clearance fee of $3,500, so you can have what's left over once my $25m comes.
     
  5. Bob Carnie

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    I actually got contacted by someone from the UK wanting to sell me a 8x10 camera by Email saying they saw my posts. Maybe this is the person you speak of Mr Brunner.
     
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    Nigeria = Scam....oh shit:mad:
    good work all
    regards
     
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    Could that mean my friend Prince N'mbugubullutulubutomba isn't on the level? Oh-oh.
    But he seemed so nice. Terrible about what happened to his father.
     
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    Taking note of this and on new version of APUG due out this weekend will make it so members can't PM other members until a certain amount of posts are under their belt.
     
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    Mine came from email, not sure if from LFF or APUG
     
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    Can you mask email addresses too, along with the PM's? I don't mind if real members see it, just new members without a history.
     
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    Do I have enough posts??

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    Thanks for jumping on this right away. :smile:

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    unfortunately :D
     
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    Sean and all moderators, I appreciate all of the hard work you folks are doing to make this the best photographic site on the Internet.

    Curt
     
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    Getting these warnings is useful. Whilst some scams are obvious (are there people who really believe that they've been singled out to be made a multi-millionaire by a dispossessed African prince with a Hotmail address?), others are far more sophisticated traps for the unwary, and sometimes even the wary.
     
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    You folks are all late to the party. Nigerian scams didn't start with the invention of email.

    In 1975, while working in the back office of an international Wall St firm, I was assigned the task of searching for the holdings of a deceased uncle of a Nigerian gentleman by the name of Onugbu C. Moulie. Onugbu never seemed to be able to come up with an account number or old statement of his uncle's, but insisted that the firm owed him money. Large waste of my time.

    Charley