Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Beware of the Internets

I recently posted an ad on MTBR.com to sell some jerseys.  I'm happy to report that my return on this $2.00 ad has been great until last night when I got this question from a prospective buyer.  Is it me or does this seem a little fishy?

thanks for the mail ok i just want you to know that i quite okay by the price of the item and also i will like to quickly pay for the item through check which will be sent to your full name and address...

Also i have a shipping Company Agent that will come for the pick up of the item as soon as i pay you...

I will include the shipping fee of the item and ur item fee together on one check that will be sent to you address...

So as soon as you get the check you all you need to do is that cash the check same day and deduct your item fee and send the rest funds to the shipping Company Agent Through Western Union, So that they can come for the pick up of the item as soon as possible.. 

Please kindly answer the few questions Accordingly. 

Will you be able to cash the check same day? 

Will you be able to send the rest funds to the shipper same day you cash the 

How can i trust you with rest funds.? 

Please if you are okay by this get back to me with you full name and address,city,state,code,tel number .. 
Get back to me now...

I turned to my trusted friend and advisor (let's call him Maddox) to respond to the above email. Here is the response:

Dear Buy er,


I am ecstatics with your offer. Thank you very muches for taking interested in my goods and/or products. I should like to make such a deals. My name, address, resting heart rate, zodiac sign, and all my other personal and vital informations are below. This is for you to do: place check along with your shoes in a bocks and send it upon when you shall receive this communicationale vehicle.


Then I would send him your info so he can route the cash:


And such again, my informations are here:

- Same name in the adveratorial

- 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
- Washington, DC 20500

- 202-456-1111

- 84bpm

- Scorpians

- I love dogs and hate cats

- I have much money


You must go now to do these as I will not much longer live in this house.



Mark M said...

So, you don't really want my check/money for a jersey?! Dang! :)

vh1 said...

I don't see a problem. My guess is this is legit.

KanyonKris said...

I'd only trust that e-mail if it came from Nigeria.

South County Ciclista said...

All that for the price of one jersey?

StupidBike said...

That guy buys lots of bikes, he needs a jersey every now and then

Rob said...

I think (GWB) is actually a cancers not a scorpians. (he just rocks to the scorpians...and twisted sister.)

Jonathan said...

That is damn funny!