so once again the internet fraudsters are alive and kicking – this one is reported as a 419 Nigerian advanced pay scam…. how does it work?
they contact your business with a large juicy order – and insist it be shipped the fastest way possible… this order was destined for Japan…. the catch is that you have to use their courier – so when I contacted the courier – of course they wanted a HUGE amount of money to ship the cargo which of course is paid in advance using your credit card number…
of course I asked for the order to be paid by paypal or by western union before I would contact the courier – and dearest billy wanted me to process the order manually – and of course give me his credit card # over email … good grief!
when I refused to take the card number – and insist on proper payment channels, suddenly they threatened to cancel the order – of course… I checked out the address of their courier – and lo and behold – it was on BAKER street in London – HA HA HA HA HA the address of the fabled Sherlock Holmes!!!
of course the phone number and address don’t match up for the courier either – and unless Kuwait airlines is now yorkeraircargo (which is a company that doesn’t exist) and some guy in the poorest area of Japan suddenly can afford $3000 for coffee, this was looking like wool sunglasses…
I wanted to blog this – to show first that scammers are everywhere – but also how to catch them – so you learn from my almost mistake – check the properties on your email – go into the details button and scroll to the bottom – darned if my email filter caught them too!
I’m sure they’ve tricked a lot of people in the past – but no sale here today billy – I’m also posting this so if anyone else does an internet search, they will find this – and hopefully everyone else they are attempting to scam will take the time too –
my message to these fools is – GET A JOB – if you are this creative and energetic – you could easily be a chicken catcher or a roadside sign holder – it’s honest work at least – and you would pay some overdue respect into the time you’ve wasted. My time.
I send to you the mothers curse – may you and all those involved with this, have children that someday scam you…