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    That puppy scam reminds me of the photo theft issue I posted a while back. That hatching eggs seller on ebay was using a real breeder's photo from outside of the US. The breed doesn't even exist in the US. I guess they can use that, or similar scams with any animal or merchandise.

    It said that over $15 million is stolen in a given year this way.
    What I can't figure out is, who on earth is that dumb!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiana Gardener View Post
    What I can't figure out is, who on earth is that dumb!?
    Well, there all not this pathetic. Some are a lot more convincing and even have some checks with water marks. Basically though, if they ask you to put money into another account by cashing the check, go around them and ask the company they claim to be directly. My mom got one of those checks awhile ago and reported it. it looked 90% real, except the amount of money on the check was unbelievable.

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    You should play with them, try to get them to meet you in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWurm View Post
    You should play with them, try to get them to meet you in person.
    From Nigeria?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    From Nigeria?
    They aren't really in Nigeria... That's the backbone of the scam.
    growlist

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    Actually the guy we talked to REALLY was from Nigeria, I traced his IP address through his email and the number he called from was international...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchy87128 View Post
    Actually the guy we talked to REALLY was from Nigeria, I traced his IP address through his email and the number he called from was international...
    That was also probably part of the scam. But if it wasn't, I'm sure the majority of scammers probably aren't actually in Nigeria.
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    From Nigeria?
    yeah, they did it on dateline. Tell them you're interested, but want to meet them in person. Then you get them to fly out to France or something to "meet you." If you're really good, you can even make an excuse for not being at the first meeting and try to get them to see you again.

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