Also beware of Brian Clinton..I got an email from these two exactly the same message :]
Beware of Phishing!
If Western Union even comes up once in any interaction, run away and ban the address.
firstname.lastname@example.org has the same message
Here's the last email that tipped me off.
I was just about to make the payments when I had a little problem with the Picking-Up Agent of the Scooter ,Has i explained to you earlier that I am currently on sea and I am buying the Scooter for my dad,I tried to book a Pick-up with my shipping agent,But they asked me to Pay first before they can made the Booking, and they only Accept Western Union Money Transfer for thier payment's and they don't accept PayPal or bank Transfer and I tried to send the Money Online but i could not and I am on sea and there is no way i can find a Western Union Agent to make the transfer to my Pick-up agent,So i wanted to ask if it was okay for me to include my Pick-up agent's fees in the payment's I am about to send through PayPal,my pick up agent charged is $210 plus Insurance and some other document for the pick-up,please can i include their money in the payments I want to send then after i have made the payments you will help me forward the $210 to my pick up agent through Western Union Money Transfer,this I would have done myself and not bother you but for the fact that I am currently on sea, so after I have made the payments you will help me send $210 to my pick up agent through western union money transfer,I just wanted to seek your consent before going ahead with the payments,I will more than appreciate if you mail me back, and I will be made the payments shortly......Awaiting your response soonest
PS:the shipping company's Head quarters is in England and any pick up fees to be paid is sent to their head quarters by the payee, so the money for pick up will be sent to their head quarters in England through western union money transfer(this can be done from any post office) or you can do it online atwww.westernunion.com
:( anybody wanna buy my scooter?
Just got scammed, this time by Wilmer Caldwell. Unfortunately I got suckered in and did send some money. I swear if I could track these f***ers down, I would break his neck. Stupid me didnt check to see the "Beware of phishing link", would have saved me shitloads of time/money.
how did you get scammed?i have been receiving emails with links too but never click cuz i assume is a scam,but i just wonder what on earth could make you send money to someone you dnt know,baffles me
Beware of Lauren Henshaw (email@example.com), a phisher that tried to scam me to send out the laptop with a fake email from paypal. The email comes from firstname.lastname@example.org but the body looks like one from paypal.
Transaction ID: 3C264499N8247361G
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