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Barrie Heaton
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Internet Scams

Post by Barrie Heaton » 17 May 2008, 18:34

brian has sent the following message to you:
Hello seller,
I saw your piano while surfing via the internet and am willing and
intrested to buy your advert. Get back to me via my email if the (PIANO) is
still available for sale. Are you the 1st owner? State its condition? Send
its recent pictures if available.
What is your last offer?You can also ring me on my mobile
look forward to read from you about the advert.
Best Regards


Internet IP:
Hi Larry,

Yes the piano is still for sale as it was only advertised for the first time yesterday. I'm afraid I have no photos as I don't actually live in the house where the piano is kept (it is currently being rented out). To my knowledge the piano is in reasonable condition, but has not been tuned for a
few years now. I bought it new in February 1997. I may possibly consider a reasonable offer from someone who is genuinely interested.

The best thing to do (if you are interested) is to arrange to go and view the piano. Let me know roughly when you would like to visit and I will try to arrange a viewing.

the scam
thanks for your quickly respond, i am very okay with this lovely pics, i will not get chance to come over and view the piano , so far i am okay with what i few in the website,i will issue the cheque excess funds, which you will deduct your money and send the remaining ballance to the shipping agent so they can come for the pickup in your location immediately the bank draft check which will cleared in your bank account 2 to3 days,immediately you receive the funds, you will get back to me so i can contact the shipping agent for the pickup shedule, i will need your payment
information so the check can be issue tomorrow and you will receive it under 48 hours , fill the information below,
your full name ...............................
your full address and zipcode .....................
your phone number ..............................
your last offer ................................
hope to hear from you asap
And brian lives Lagos Nigeria what a surprise

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address: Multilinks Telecommunications Limited
address: 231 Adeola Odeku Str.
address: Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria

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Barrie Heaton
Web Master UK Piano Page

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