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Thread: Attempted Scam On Amazon Sellers Account from Nigeria

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    Default Attempted Scam On Amazon Sellers Account from Nigeria

    So, I'm trying to sell one of my cameras on amazon for a significant amount. First time selling through amazon. So disappointed for my first 'sale' to be a scam (I didn't fall for it!)

    Clues - all the 'amazon' emails telling me I must send stuff were sent to an address that has never been associated with my amazon account
    The grammer is ridiculous
    Since when does anyone demand how and when you must post your item.

    Anyway - I couldn't find much trace of this person online so thought it best to shout about it and hopefully no one else will experience the same waste of time

    Heres the scam

    E-mail through amazon legitimately requesting some photos of my item

    I hadn't put any up so figured its only fair I send some over

    Had a quick look at the email address it was from - rediffmail? An indian based e-mail provider - alarm bells already, I'd specified domestic shipping only, however it could always be a student or someone who moved here... photos sent via another address of mine

    Then


    Hello,

    I have paid for your item, i will like you to get the item sent
    through Royal Mail and mail me the shipment tracking number for the
    delivery once you've been Notify by amazon.

    Here is the shipping address below

    Mr Tunde. B
    56 baruwa street
    agboju kute
    lagos
    23401
    Nigeria

    And here we go

    To:
    Subject: Sold dispatch item:HVR-Z5E HDV CAMCORDER USED

    Dear seller,

    Your Amazon.co.uk Marketplace sale has been confirmed. We've deposited
    your earnings from the sale of this item into our Payments account, but
    it's yet to be transferred into your amazon account.This includes a
    postage credit of 240.00. If you haven't already provided us with your
    bank account information, please do so at your earliest convenience; we
    cannot transfer funds to you until you provide your bank account
    details

    Dispatch item:HVR-Z5E HDV CAMCORDER USED

    You have agreed to dispatch no later than two working days after the buyer's
    purchase on 07.10.2012 In the unfortunate case that you cannot provide the
    item that you have sold, you should issue a full refund through Western Union
    Money Transfer or Money Gram.We would have advise you to make the refund
    through our system but the sales is oversea.
    Amazon.co.uk : Sell online - selling on Amazon

    Your buyer's delivery address is below (please use your own address as
    the return address and enclose the packing slip for your buyer's
    reference)

    Note: You'll have to ship item and email us the tracking reference
    number of the shipment for the release of funds to be authorized to
    your current account. Also item will be ended up once this is done. Get
    back to us on:(Amazon-Sales_Deposit_Dpt@inMail24.com).
    Here are the details of your completed Amazon Marketplace sale:
    Order #: 202-3XL2X6GN
    Listings: 1
    Total Item Count:1

    Listing :HVR-Z5E HDV CAMCORDER USED

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-HVR-Z5E...=AGHTLJ2YSKOG8

    Quantity: 1
    Buyer's Price: (2,600.00)
    Postage & Handling: (240.00)
    Total Amount: (2,840.00)
    Less Amazon.co.uk Marketplace Fees: (97.76)
    Less VAT on Amazon.co.uk Marketplace: (1.29)
    Total Due Seller: (2,740.95)

    Your fund will not be transferred to your Amazon Account and your item will
    not be remove from our web-pages until you dispatch the item to the buyer
    and email us the shipment tracking reference number for shipment verification

    Amazon.co.uk Marketplace Item:HVR-Z5E HDV CAMCORDER USED

    Quantity: 1
    Purchased on: 07.10.2012
    Dispatched by:

    Invoice Address
    Dispatch to : Mr Tunde. B
    Address Line 1: 56 baruwa street
    Town / City : agboju kute
    state:Lagos
    Post Code: 23401
    Country:Nigeria

    Delivery address:
    Dispatch to :Mr Tunde. B
    Address Line 1: 56 baruwa street
    Town / City :agboju kute
    state:Lagos
    Post Code: 23401
    Country:Nigeria

    Buyer Name: Mr Tunde. B
    Buyer e-mail: thomasjames254@rediffmail.com
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    DISPATCH LABEL
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    Mr Tunde. B
    56 baruwa street
    agboju kute
    lagos
    23401
    Nigeria


    Thanks for your Co-operation

    We wish you best of luck selling at Amazon.co.uk Marketplace.

    Regards,
    Sarah Travers.
    Amazon.co.uk--Amazon Services Europe SALR Sell Your Stuff
    http:www.amazon.co.uk/marketplace

    Dear seller,

    Do not make any mistake by sending your item to another buyer apart from this buyer. You have already received our confirmation that the payment has been made. You have no problem with this buyer, because we already had the money in our account and ready to be transferred to your account.

    Your funds will not be transferred to your Amazon Account and your item will not be remove from Amazon.co.uk web-pages not until you go and post/ship the item to the address below and get back to our customer care service at :(amazon-sales_deposit_dept@inMail24.com) with the postage reference number so that we can Transfer your Funds into you Amazon Account.Failure to Post/Ship out the item within 1-2 Business days, you have violate our policy and your Amazon Account will be suspended and deactivated.We will be waiting for your e-mail concerning the postage reference number,we can hold your money in our account for just only 2-3 days. Dear seller we urge you to go and post the item today of first thing tomorrow.Once again.

    **NOTE---- You are not allowed to send the postage reference number to the buyer until you receive your fund into the account but immediately you ship the item send the postage reference number to our customer care at: (Amazon-Sales_Deposit_Dpt@InMail24.com) and we will track it and transfer your money immediately into your amazon account.
    This is the shipping address below.
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    DISPATCH LABEL
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    Mr Tunde. B
    56 baruwa street
    agboju kute
    lagos
    23401
    Nigeria

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    Buyers Name: Mr Tunde. B

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    Amazon Buyer's e-mail:
    thomasjames254@rediffmail.com

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    Amazon Seller's e-mail:

    Kindly go and make the shipment via Royal Mail to the shipping address provided for you.Failure to ship out the item within 1-2 Business Days,your Amazon account will be deactivated and suspended. Mail the shipment postage reference number to Amazon.co.uk customer service at: (Amazon-Sales_Deposit_Dpt@InMail24.com) in order for the funds to be Transferred into your Amazon Account.Feel free to contact our customer care service department for any Question or Query

    Thanks for your Co-operation

    We wish you the best of luck selling at Amazon.co.uk Marketplace

    Regards
    Sarah Travers
    Amazon.co.uk--Amazon Services Europe
    SARL Sell You Stuff
    http: www.amazon.co.uk/marketplacea


    I RESPOND TO PERSON SAYING I WILL NOT BE SENDING THE ITEM AND THAT I'M AWARE THAT IT IS A SCAM

    Dear Seller

    Report from the buyer, failure to ship out the item within 1-2 Business Days,your Amazon account will be deactivated and suspended.

    Your fund will not be transferred to your Amazon Account and your item will be remove from our web-pages until you dispatch the item to the buyer and email the shipment tracking reference number for shipment verification.

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    DISPATCH LABEL

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    Mr Tunde. B
    56 baruwa street
    agboju kute
    lagos
    23401
    Nigeria



    Thanks for your Co-operation

    We wish you the best of luck selling at Amazon.co.uk Marketplace

    Regards
    Sarah Travers.
    Amazon.co.uk--Amazon Services Europe
    SALR Sell Your Stuff
    http:www.amazon.co.uk/marketplace


    I Guess I'll receive another in a couple of days to tell me my account has been closed.
    Whatever.

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    Thanks fuzzymuffin. It's laughable, but all such a waste of everyone's time.
    Tim

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    I'll give you 100,000 for it, apparently I've come into some money, I've just won the Polish lottery and won $4,000,000. Not bad seeing I didn't enter it.

    I've lost count of the number of people I have had to ban just this week for spamming, The 10's of thousands of scam mail I've had to deal with at work etc...... These people are the lowest of the low.

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