LOL I THINK I'VE GOT A SCAMMER TOO!

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by keren, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    So I got an email from someone wanting to purchase my goats for sale.

    First email:

    hello
    > how are you doing i will like to let you know that i have interest
    >in your goats and i will like to order for it you can kindly send me
    >the final asking price and more information about the goats i will be
    >waiting for your soonest reply....
    >best regards

    My reply:

    Hi Alex,

    Which goats were you interested in? I have sold the last remaining angoras,
    I still have two boer bucks and one Boer wether trained to harness. The boer
    bucks I am asking $300 each, the harness trained wether I am asking $600 for.


    If you are interested in angoras, you might like to be put on my waiting list,
    to be contacted when the kids are born in August. You can also reserve a kid
    due this year. The way this works is you can choose which of my does the kid
    will come from (I send you photos and information), you nominate whether you
    want a doe, buck or wether kid, I require a non-refundable $50 deposit on each
    kid reserved. When the kid is born in August you will be notified, and at weaning
    in October you will be required to pay the remaining price and pick up the kid.
    Doe kids are roughly $150, wether kids are $50 and buck kids $150 - $200.

    Let me know if you would like more information.

    Take care, Keren.

    Next email:

    >hello
    >thanks i will like to buy the ones available for sale you can kindly
    >tell me more information i will be waiting for your soonest reply
    >best regards
    >
    >

    My reply:

    Hi Alex,

    as I said, I dont have any angoras available currently.

    I have two Boer bucks at $300 each.

    I have one harness wether at $600.

    If you would like more information you will need to tell me what details you
    require!

    Take care,

    Keren.

    Next email:

    hello
    >>>thanks i will like to buy the ones available for sale you can kindly
    >>>tell me more information i will be waiting for your soonest reply
    >>>best regards

    My reply:

    Hi Alex, yes the price is firm.

    Would you mind telling me a little about your operation? Where are you located?
    Do you have stud or commercial does?

    K



    Havent heard back yet.

    Something just doesnt seem right with all this ... lol
     
  2. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    yes lol that sounds a bit.. weird. xD
     

  3. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    BINGO!

    Hi..
    Thanks very much for your response. I would be buying goats you have
    for sale so kindly reserve it for me. I am sending you this email to
    make final reconfirmation of the puppy
    which am willing to buy for my son as his birthday present and I also
    want to let you know that payment will be by certified Check or Money
    Order. However, I want to alert you on the fact that you will be
    receiving the Check or Money Order this week or next week and payment
    will cover your cost and as well as the shipping cost to be paid to
    the person that will take care of the pickup in your house. So please
    as soon as you receive the payment, get it cashed immediately, deduct
    the money that accrues to you and send the remaining balance to the
    Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via Western
    union. Moreso, I will pay you an extra $100 if you can reserve this
    for me. So in view of the above, Here are some of the details I will
    need for final issuance of the Check or Money Order to you.

    (1) Full Name
    (2) Mailing address, no p.o.box please
    (3) your direct telephone number both home and cell.?
    {4} Acceptance of my offer
    (5} Final asking price

    Once you get back to me with all the above information, the check or
    money order will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to
    you.



    Regards
    Mr wilson
     
  4. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Lol im not that smart

    So scammer or not?
     
  5. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Alyssa, did you not pick up on the fact that he said he wanted to buy the 'puppy'

    It also sounds remarkably similar to the other scam posted here ... the key is when they start talking about transporters.

    Here is my response to him:

     
  6. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    This is absolutely a scam! Whenever they want you to "cash" a money order, and then send money on to someone else it's a scam. You have to deposit this "check" into your checking account, then you send your money to the next guy, then the "check" bounces but you have already sent your money to the "transporter" so you are out that money...I can't imagine anyone falling for this...but alot of people do! :doh:
     
  7. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Yep, its a scam, I've gotten several of those, they're always fun to mess with though :D
     
  8. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Just got this from him:

    thanks for the advise and may god judge you as you have judge me wrong
    just because i wanted to but goats from you you are a disgrace to
    human hood
    best regards


    :ROFL: I think I hurt his feelings :ROFL:

    I REALLY enjoyed writing that email. It was very cathartic.
     
  9. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Oh yes i get it now keren.
    I didnt pick up on it
    Ice cream is very distracting you know :greengrin:

    That is so funny keren lol
     
  10. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    ROFL that is too good :ROFL:
     
  11. deenak

    deenak Member

    296
    Oct 10, 2007
    Ames Iowa
    With all of the publicity about these scams I am still amazed that people fall for them!
     
  12. grandmajo

    grandmajo Member

    352
    Oct 14, 2008
    Pioneer, Ohio
    Hmmm.....I wonder what got him the most, bet it was the "May your daughters' hair grow thick, black, and abundant -- all over their faces."

    :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:

    WTG Keren, and thanks for the chuckle!
     
  13. Cinder

    Cinder New Member

    736
    Mar 2, 2008
    Thanks Keren for a good laugh...

    Those scams are so obvious to most people but there are some people that still fall for them and actually send money to the con artists. I loved your response! :) I'd say he is really a low life considering the total lie of his final response to you.
     
  14. Iwantgoats

    Iwantgoats New Member

    284
    Oct 3, 2008
    Missouri
    I loved your response, may I save it for my next scam email?
     
  15. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

    728
    Oct 1, 2008
    Yep, that's totally a scammer, we used to get these alot from people in Africa though.
     
  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    scam......scam..........scam........ :roll:
     
  17. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    yeah you hurt his feelings. lol.

    i get those stupid things alot, mostly from Africa too.

    That was incredibly well written. i loved it.
     
  18. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Isn't that something....2 or more "scam" artists within the week, and in 2 different countries! There are thousands every day that go on and no- one reports it....amazing how these idiots work, and to take advantage of someone who is a few watts shy of total brightness to realize that itis a scam. I pray for those who aren't as blessed intelectually that they do have someone close to them that can stear them in the right direction.


    keren....your reply was great! I hope his daughters do grow beards!
     
  19. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Go for it!
     
  20. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    As you knew already from his first email that it was a scam I am going to point out how I noticed it right off

    hello
    > how are you doing i will like to let you know that i have interest
    >in your goats and i will like to order for it you can kindly send me
    >the final asking price and more information about the goats i will be
    >waiting for your soonest reply....
    >best regards

    ok the breakdown - first the > show you it has been used before and they are just copying and pasting.

    hello
    > how are you doing i will like to let you know that i have interest
    >in your goats {very few people talk like that}and i will like to order for it you can kindly send me
    >the final asking price{what kind of sentence is this?} and more information about the goats i will be
    >waiting for your soonest reply....{Again no one talks like this -- well at least not in teh US do we use "soonest reply" }
    >best regards