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#1 posted 11-12-2012 03:02 AM

I get emails (spam) all the time with a story of how some wealthy person in Nigeria or other far away place needs a trusting person to keep their money safe – usually several million dollars – for which they would gladly let me keep a large portion of it. This is along the same line as buying a product. Very common scam, and they are always trying new angles.

Another scam, sort of along the same line, is responding to your CL ad requesting more information. However, they don’t specifically say what item they are inquiring about, or something very general like “the tool you are selling” or car or instument… whatever general category they are spamming at the time. In this case it is not to send you a cashiers check but, rather, to get your email address when you respond. They do this to collect legitimate email addresses, which they then use for spamming and they also sell the lists to other spammers.

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