Dear Scammers, Thanks for keeping good records

Update: I realize his email address didn’t get included. So he’s at williamsrnd4@gmail.com, in Nigeria (shocker, I know), I’m a little sad that I deleted the most entertaining messages from this joker, but such is life. Anyways, don’t send him money, it’s a scam. Any time you get a message from paypal, check the full message headers, and make sure it’s coming from paypal, write gmail a note telling them that you don’t appreciate them hiding the ip addresses of scammers, or facilitating this behavior by delivering messages originating from Nigeria for that matter.

this is our conversation from day one.
john doe Wed, May 4, 2011 at 7:39 PM
To: Williams Randy
Cc: sale-vsjn8-2361578881@craigslist.org
Great. Would you rather meet at 168th (9am or 6pm) street or 114th (9-4)? -Joe

On 05/04/2011 02:37 PM, Williams Randy wrote:

** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY — AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

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Williams Randy Wed, May 4, 2011 at 7:41 PM
To: john doe
okay,am buying it for my cousin in nigeria as a gift,am in chicago,you
will be shipping,i will pay the shipping cost.i will be paying you
with PayPal

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john doe Wed, May 4, 2011 at 7:43 PM
To: Williams Randy
You can send me payment at john.doe+paypal@gmail.com

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Williams Randy Wed, May 4, 2011 at 7:45 PM
To: john doe
send me a payment request to avoid scam ,i hope you understand.please
include the shipping cost,you will be shipping with usps express
mail,do you need the shipping address to calculate the shipping cost?

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Williams Randy Wed, May 4, 2011 at 8:21 PM
To: john doe
i got your invoice,i will be making the payment now,please pack the
camera very well and get ready to ship,i will let you know when
payment has been made..thanks

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Williams Randy Wed, May 4, 2011 at 8:35 PM
To: john doe
i just make the payment now,kindly check the paypal email you gave
me-john.doe+paypal@gmail.com.paypal must have send you a message
regarding the payment.here is the shipping address;
Name :Tosin Williams
Address :No 218,Ibrahim Taiwo Rd,Ilorin,Kwara
State,Nigeria.234031.please ship with usps express mail.thanks,it’s a
pleasure doing business with you

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Williams Randy Wed, May 4, 2011 at 8:46 PM
To: john doe
hope you got the payment notification? please get back asap..thanks

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john doe Wed, May 4, 2011 at 8:49 PM
To: Williams Randy
Got payment notification, will send you a note when I ship.

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Williams Randy Wed, May 4, 2011 at 8:50 PM
To: john doe
alright..thanks.please ship with usps express mail..i will be
expecting your mail

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Williams Randy Thu, May 5, 2011 at 9:53 AM
To: john doe
am still expecting your reply..have you shipped the camera? please get back asap

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john doe Thu, May 5, 2011 at 1:21 PM
To: Williams Randy
The payment hasn’t cleared yet.

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Williams Randy Thu, May 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM
To: john doe
read the payment notification very well,you will have to send the
tracking number to there customer care before they credit your
account…okay?

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Williams Randy Thu, May 5, 2011 at 2:59 PM
To: john doe
do you get it? please get back asap

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john doe Thu, May 5, 2011 at 5:00 PM
To: Williams Randy
Randy, I have not received a payment notification. Funds still appear
to be in “pending” in paypal.

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Williams Randy Thu, May 5, 2011 at 6:42 PM
To: john doe
check your inbox in this email (john.doe+paypal@gmail.com).that’s
where paypal will send the messages

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john doe Thu, May 5, 2011 at 7:14 PM
To: Williams Randy
Nope, don’t have a message. Payment still shows as “pending”.

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Williams Randy Thu, May 5, 2011 at 7:16 PM
To: john doe
i mean ycheck your email inbox not your paypal account

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john doe Thu, May 5, 2011 at 7:18 PM
To: Williams Randy
Have no message in either place. Maybe you should try paying again?
Also there’s someone who wants to buy it locally, maybe you can send
me $10 which is not “pending” and clears for the effort?

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Williams Randy Thu, May 5, 2011 at 7:28 PM
To: john doe
alright,i will make a nes payment of $450

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Williams Randy Thu, May 5, 2011 at 8:13 PM
To: john doe
i have made the payment again.hope you got it this time? please get back asap.

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john doe Thu, May 5, 2011 at 8:29 PM
To: Williams Randy
There’s not even one that shows up as pending this time. Please send
$10, which will not be pending to john.doe+paypal@gmail.com.

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john doe Thu, May 5, 2011 at 11:41 PM
To: Williams Randy
randy i have still not heard back from you
i very much like to sell you the d3000 camera because you seem like
good person and you offer some more than the person here and my
girlfriend is very sick and i hope to buy for her something nice with
the $450
please get back asap

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On 05/05/2011 03:13 PM, Williams Randy wrote:
Williams Randy Sat, May 7, 2011 at 11:47 AM
To: john doe
yes,i want to buy,paypal must have send you a notification,read it
very well,you will have to send the tracking number to there customer
care before they credit your account

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Williams Randy Sat, May 7, 2011 at 12:09 PM
To: john doe
where do you ship the camera to,RUSSIA? please get back asap so that
can send the $100 and help you clear your money

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john doe Sat, May 7, 2011 at 12:28 PM
To: Williams Randy
dont worry .i send camera to
Name :Tosin Williams
Address :No 218,Ibrahim Taiwo Rd,
State :Kwara State
City : Ibadan
Zip Code :23402
Country: Nigeria
they say it be there real soon .any day now .paypal just send me email
saying everything ok .appreciate anything you can send me that clears
and is not pending at paypal at john.doe+paypal@gmail.com as
paypal says it might still take 48 more hours .and like i say my
girlfriend is very not well and i have to spend long time at hospital
and not at work .also you might want to include previous messages in
reply as you seem not brightest crayola in the box and maybe it help
you keep track of things .

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Williams Randy Sat, May 7, 2011 at 12:33 PM
To: john doe
this is where i said you should ship it to:Name :Tosin Williams
Address :No 218,Ibrahim Taiwo Rd,Ilorin,Kwara State,Nigeria.234031.why
do you change the city and the zip code?

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john doe Sat, May 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM
To: Williams Randy
ok no worries. i deleted your old messages and i only had one piece i
had printed out from the trash that had some coffee on it so it was
hard to read .like i said maybe it would be better if you include all
messages in replies like i do below .dont worry though item is safe on
way they will hold for you at the post office .you can pick up this
coming week .

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Williams Randy Sat, May 7, 2011 at 12:43 PM
To: john doe
i mean you shipped the camera to another state,it’s meant to be
shipped to ilorin with zip code 234031 and that’s what i gave you but
you shipped the camera to ibadan with zip code 23402..why? and please
let me know if you have other electronics to sell,i will love to buy
more from you..

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john doe Sat, May 7, 2011 at 12:44 PM
To: Williams Randy
I’m sorry I haven’t the faintest idea what you’re going on about. Can
you include any previous correspondence in your message.

One Response to “Dear Scammers, Thanks for keeping good records”

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    minimize the time you spend interacting with scammers to maximize the time they waste thinking you’re a high value target


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