Current warning: emails from Bobby Tony – email address: firstname.lastname@example.org This man is scamming sellers on this website. Do not respond to his emails, just delete them.
Sellers of items on websites need to be aware that including your email address in your advert does make you susceptible to receiving scam emails.
These scam emails are fairly obvious as they sound foreign, the english is poor and also strange phrases and words are used which just don’t sound genuine.
Below are examples of a scam email currently in circulation and also an example of the reply you will get if you respond to his scam email:
This is just to let you to know that i came across your advert on the website and I’m very interested in buying it from you. I’ll like you to kindly write
back if you still have it for sale and what is your final price? Also I’ll really appreciate it if you can send me some recent pictures. Meanwhile i live in London, but I will like you to know that I will.
And the reply you may receive back:
Thanks for your mail back and also for the information of your
(item) I must tell you am really interested about the (item) and
also I hope the (item) is good condition. I want the best that’s I’m
Concerning the shipment of the (item) from your location to my
house,this will be taking (item) of by my shipping agent, who will be
coming directly to your location for the pickup of the (item). If
there are papers, he can use this for clearance and also for the
shipment of the (item).This is all the requirements needed at this
time. The shipper agent will handle every other thing necessary when
he Arrive sour O cation.
So i will like to pay £1,300 for the (item) plus an extra £50 for
you to keep other buyers off till it is picked up by the shipping
agent. So please get back to me, and also keep other buyers off. My
client who owes me will send you a bank certified cheque of £1,980.
Can I trust you to have it cashed, take £1,350 and and send the
balance to the agent, so he will be using the rest of the money for
the pick up of the (item).?If yes, kindly reply with the following
payment details so I can inform him to make out payment to you.
PHONE NUMBER (S).
Looking forward to your soonest reply.
My very warm regards to your family,..