Thursday, 28 February 2013
Regular readers (and those who commented) may remember this post.
The saga continues.
I've had three separate attempts at scamming since. Here's my update on the original post -
Update - They're still at it.
Since this was posted, I've received the following texts -
From - firstname.lastname@example.org - Hello seller Do you still have the listed AD(car) on drive.com.au for sale? get back to me.
From - email@example.com - Hello ,is your car advert still available for sale and what your firm selling price ? contact me
From - firstname.lastname@example.org - I will like to know if your car is still available and to know the firm price, please get back to me
I replied to each saying I would only negotiate personally or by direct phone contact. There was no response of course.
Each of these is obviously a scam. Why would you text a seller when you have his phone number and could call? In addition, their use of English is clunky and characteristic of someone who is not fluent, meaning they're probably offshore.
I don't know who is thicker - these spivs who are dumb enough to think someone would fall for this, and those who actually do.
The sad story is, some must be taken in, otherwise the scammers wouldn't continue to try their ripoffs.
Scamdex is a useful website.
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