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Here's my yahoo messenger conversation with him.

Jen: you were interested in buying my cell phone?
Bynum Mark: yeah
Bynum Mark: how much do you wanna sell this?
Jen: asking $185
Bynum Mark: ok
Bynum Mark: i will add $100 for the shipping via USPS as i want to buy this for my Reverend father
Bynum Mark: who traveled abroad for his missionary journey
Jen: my paypal address is
Jen: y $100 for shipping isn't that high?
Bynum Mark: i told you iwant this shipped internationalyy
Bynum Mark: i want it shipped to him via USPS
Bynum Mark: to the west africa
Bynum Mark: Nigeria
Jen: what's the address?
Bynum Mark: ok i will send it to you soon
Jen: ok
Bynum Mark:
Name:Akin Yinka
Address:JD 7, Odi-olowo street,
Zip Code:234036
Phone Number:+[protected]
Bynum Mark: Statesun
Bynum Mark: osun
Bynum Mark: i will also send that to your mail
Bynum Mark: ok?
Jen: are you sending the payment now?
Jen: once i receive it I will mail it out today
Bynum Mark: am about to send it
Bynum Mark: i will like you to mail it out as soon as you get the notification from Paypal
Jen: Is that enough for shipping? I've never shipped internationally before. do I have to fill out any customs forms?
Bynum Mark: the shipping should not be up to $100
Bynum Mark: if you go to usps
Bynum Mark: Can you tell me more about the condition of the cell phone?
Jen: it was only used for about a month. in pretty good condition. looks brand new. not sure if I should continue this since you won't be able to test it
Bynum Mark: you will continue
Bynum Mark: just want to know
Jen: my mom said it should work with anyone who has a sim card
Bynum Mark: am about to send the money
Bynum Mark: PayPal will send you a notification on your PayPal e-mail
Bynum Mark: My money has just been deducted
Bynum Mark: Hope you get the confirmation letter?
Jen: I'll check
Bynum Mark: check your mail
Bynum Mark: you get it?
Jen: got the email. im checking my paypal
Bynum Mark: Great
Jen: nothing yet in my paypal
Bynum Mark: but you get the confirmation?
Jen: yeah but I can't send anything without seeing it in my paypal account
Bynum Mark: You are to do as paypal instruct in their mail sent to you
Bynum Mark: PayPal will surely accredit your account as soon as you send them the shipping tracking number
Bynum Mark: ok?
Jen: sorry i have to wait
Bynum Mark: You are to mail out the item and send them the tracking number in their data base admin
Bynum Mark: at
Jen: sounds like a scam
Jen: usually if paid, it goes directly to my account
Jen: not having to submit a tracking number
Bynum Mark: what does that mean?
Bynum Mark: my money has been deducted from my account
Bynum Mark: and am new to all this things happening
Last message received on 7/17 at 12:29 PM
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Jen: y are u not responding?

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  • Iu
      23rd of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    Mark Bynum also tried to get me to mail an iPod Nano to his 'Reverend father'. We traded emails ONCE before I recognized his scam. He offered to pay $40 extra for the shipping. Bogus! DO NOT SELL TO/BUY FROM MARK BYNUM! His email at the time was

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