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OMG Thanks to everyone for posting about this huge scam on Craigslist.com.
I almost fall for it myself. Check it out...

Hi,
>
> The MacBook Pro is still available, but I'm currently in London, United Kingdom. Because of the financial crisis, I lost my job in United States and I had to come back to my family.
> I don't need the laptop anymore so I tried to sell it locally, but with no luck. I was offered silly money for the laptop because of issues like - it is a US version or the warranty doesn't work here or that it has a US keyboard format. That's why I'm trying my luck in the US.
> I hope you are still interested. The laptop was bought brand new from Best Buy a 10 weeks ago. I have attached some pics with it to this email.
> About the laptop I can say it is 10 weeks old and it is in good shape, no scratches, no dents as you can see from the pics I've sent. Included in the $580 price is everything the laptop came with when it was new, including the original manuals and warranty papers. The warranty is fully transferable to the new owner.
> The laptop is here with me in UK.
> I tried to be as thorough as I could with the presentation so you can have all the info if you decide to go ahead and buy it.
> Please get back to me and let me know if you like the laptop if you're really interested in buying it.

Next Email:
Hi,
>
> I will attach pics with serial number and purchase receipt to this email.
> Well, I found a way to sell the laptop that will be safe for both of us. It's a worldwide delivery company called TNT. They have a service that will allow you to test the laptop before I receive my payment.
> Please go to the TNT website below and read their procedure so we can be on the same page:
>
> http://shiptnt.uk.com/express.london.depot.overseas.transactions.html
>
> I will pay the TNT shipping fee.
> If you agree to their terms please send me your name and address and I will start the delivery procedure.
>
> Thanks,
> Bianca

Can't believe I almost fall for this crap. When its too good to be true, thats because it is...

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  • Ol
      6th of Apr, 2011
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    Hi Oliver,

    I have placed the TV in TNT's custody. The guys from TNT told me that they will send the TV to their technical department for inspection and then they will send you the delivery notification.
    Well, I have received an invoice from TNT telling me that they have sent you the delivery notification to your e-mail, so you must have received it.
    Look for it well in your e-mail, perhaps it has come in the bulk folder of your e-mail.
    Let me know if you received anything from TNT.

    Thanks,
    Diane

    ________________________________________
    Subject: Re: SAMSUNG UN46C6900 LED TV 46" - $360
    To: diane.[protected]@hotmail.com
    From: [protected]@xxx
    Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:47:33 +0000

    Hi Diane,
    That is a fantastic service. I would agree to these conditions The address further down would be my shipping address. I would ask for 3 Days before the payment is released.

    Oliver

    ________________________________________
    From: Diane Halley
    Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:46:14 +0000
    To: <[protected]@xxx>
    Subject: RE: SAMSUNG UN46C6900 LED TV 46" - $360

    Hi Oliver,

    The TV will come with all it's standard accessories like buying it from the shop. Also in his original box.
    Well, I found a way to sell the TV that will be safe for both of us. It's a worldwide delivery company called TNT. They have a service that will allow you to test the TV before I receive my payment.
    Please go to the TNT website below and read their procedure so we can be on the same page:

    http://tordepots-tnt.com/tnt.express.torino.depot.overseas.transactions.html

    I will pay the TNT shipping fee.
    If you agree to their terms please send me your name and address and I will start the delivery procedure.

    Thanks,
    Diane

    ________________________________________
    From: [protected]@xxx
    Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 19:19:16 -0400
    Subject: RE: SAMSUNG UN46C6900 LED TV 46" - $360
    To: diane.[protected]@hotmail.com
    Hi Diane,
    I’m interested but I have a couple of questions:
    1.) Ok, The TV is in Italy – how and for what kind of money do we get the TV back to the US. That would be something what needs to be arranged by you (Doing international Pickups with something like UPS are a little complicated and expensive and there are issues with customs as well…)
    2.) Do you have the original Box (what could be used to ship safely)?
    3.) How are we doing a Payment (Paypal)?

    By the way: I’m a little jealous about Torino, Italy. Sometimes I miss Europe a little – I’m originally from Frankfurt, Germany…

    Oliver


    From: Diane H [mailto:[protected]@sportcarsvendor.info]
    Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 10:45 AM
    To: [protected]@xxx
    Subject: Re: SAMSUNG UN46C6900 LED TV 46" - $360

    Hi,

    The Samsung Led TV is still available, but I'm currently in Torino, Italy. Because of the financial crisis, I lost my job in United States and I had to come back to my family.
    I don't need the TV anymore so I tried to sell it locally, but with no luck. I was offered silly money for the TV because of issues like - it is a US version or the warranty doesn't work here. That's why I'm trying my luck in the US.
    I hope you are still interested. The TV was bought brand new from Samsung 5 months ago. I have attached some pics with it to this email.
    About the TV I can say it is 5 months old and it is in good shape, no scratches, no dents as you can see from the pics I've sent. Included in the $360 price is everything the TV came with when it was new, including the original manuals and warranty papers. The warranty is fully transferable to the new owner.
    The TV is here with me in Italy.
    I tried to be as thorough as I could with the presentation so you can have all the info if you decide to go ahead and buy it.
    Please get back to me and let me know if you like the TV if you're really interested in buying it.

    Thanks,
    Diane


    Some of the domains used in that scam:

    Domain name: tordepots-tnt.com

    Registrant Contact:
    yoosha
    yoosha mandanipoor
    +98.9173198608 fax: +98.9173198608
    shiraz
    shiraz shiraz 71636
    ca

    Domain Name:SPORTCARSVENDOR.INFO
    Created On:04-Nov-2010 11:45:02 UTC
    Last Updated On:09-Mar-2011 23:32:21 UTC
    Expiration Date:04-Nov-2011 11:45:02 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com Inc. (R171-LRMS)
    Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
    Status:CLIENT RENEW PROHIBITED
    Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
    Registrant ID:CR66194191
    Registrant Name:exar softwares
    Registrant Organization:exar software research pvt ltd
    Registrant Street1:arakkal, peramangalam
    Registrant Street2:trichur
    Registrant City:trichur
    Registrant State/Province:Kerala
    Registrant Postal Code:680545
    Registrant Country:IN
    Registrant Phone:+48.72214400


    Domain Name: GLOBALTNTSHIP.COM.CO
    Domain ID: D3455759-CO
    Sponsoring Registrar: PUBLIC DOMAIN REGISTRY .CO REGISTRATIONS, LLC
    Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 713558
    Registrar URL (registration services): www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Registrant ID: DI_13413615
    Registrant Name: Kurt Kamletz
    Registrant Organization: KKamletz
    Registrant Address1: 905 Muldoon RoADF A29
    Registrant City: Anchorage
    Registrant State/Province: Alaska
    Registrant Postal Code: 99504
    Registrant Country: United States
    Registrant Country Code: US
    Registrant Phone Number: +001.7469346628
    Registrant Email:


    Some names used in that scam:
    First name Diane
    Last name Halley
    Address 64 Via Rovereto
    City/State Torino
    Zip(City Code) 10136
    Country Italy

    First name Debra
    Last name Barnes
    Address 17 Via Giacinto Collegno
    City/State Torino
    Zip(City Code) 10143
    Country Italy

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