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    Default Ebay scammer gets scammed

    For those of us who hear about the ebay scams. Very interesting read about one guys mission to scam an ebay scammer. Very 419-esque...

    A bunch of other ebay'ers get involved and help out investigating the scammer. One of them even goes so far as to scope out the delivery location (in London no less)

    Some funny and technically interesting stuff here, but a warning: it's a long read. Took me about 30 mins to get through it (28 pages). Worth it if you're into that sort of thing (and it's friday).

    http://students.uwf.edu/cjg5/sa/thepowerbook.pdf

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    I read the whole thing...

    Friggin Hilarious!

    We should do that to Scott Trigg!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!

    AWESOME! LOL!!!

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    Great story! Thanks for sharing!
    "she had the body of Venus, with arms."

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    OMG... the idiot Professor is from INDIANA.

    Could this be Scott Trigg????


    (( Not that it would surprise me ))

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    That is one of the coolest things I've ever read...
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    I wanna know where this site is that he keeps referring to so I can see all the pics and stuff...
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    I hear ya...where is this sight??
    "she had the body of Venus, with arms."

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    I've been trying to find out myself. I'm dying to see the response from the scammed scammer. Promise to post the link if I find it.

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    I found an update:

    Update! Monday, May 17, 2004: Scammer Responds

    The scammer sends Jeff a virus:

    Return-path: scont06(at)yahoo.com
    Envelope-to: mbbq(at)bootsix.net
    Delivery-date: Mon, 17 May 2004 14:28:47 -0400
    Received: from [82.42.50.228] (helo=paul-rlmc0c0snw.net)
    by h-2.properhosting.com with smtp (Exim 4.24; FreeBSD 4.8)
    id 1BPmqw-0005E1-Th
    for bbq(at)bootsix.net; Mon, 17 May 2004 14:28:43 -0400
    Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 11:28:43 -0800
    To: mbbq(at)bootsix.net
    Subject: Re: Thank you!
    From: scont06(at)yahoo.com
    Message-ID: bbq(at)bootsix.net
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="--------vldvbdqvpxcftjoomjbl"
    -------------------------------------
    See attach. For security purposes the attached file is password protected. Password 27735

    The file attached to this email contained a Trojan Virus. You can find out more about this email and the virus by going to http://easynetworknyc.com/powerbook/.


    I also can't get the website to open, that appears to be where the pictures are.

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    Here is the original thread:

    HERE

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    Found an AVI. file of the delivery:

    here

    THIS IS GREAT!!!! :D

    Last edited by Demiurge; 05-28-2004 at 07:19 PM.

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    Great story, I would love to have seen the expression on his face when he opened the box.

    BTW Demi those links dont work
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    Originally posted by gatemplin
    Great story, I would love to have seen the expression on his face when he opened the box.

    BTW Demi those links dont work
    The only links that don't work are the pics. Goto the thread. It's hosted on a picture hosting site which means they can't be remotely accessed....apparently or bandwith was exceeded. The .AVI file works fine.

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    Hmm...they do work, actually. Just the first one doesn't.



    Thanks for the heads up though.

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    Yep they work fine for me now, dont know why they weren`t working before
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    I believe this is the place...
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    Here's a mailing they wanted to send the scammer...
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    Letter portion of mass mailing:

    Dear P-P-P-Powerbook Owner,

    It has recently come to our attention that you are the new recipient of one of our best selling products, the P-P-P-Powerbook. This product represents the latest in cutting edge computer technology and we invite you to get to know more about this amazing and diverse machine and what it can mean for you.

    The casing of the P-P-P-Powerbook is made from space-age polymer plastics tested to withstand the combined destructive power of 3 chunky fifth grade boys. The wide varieties of plug-in ports allow for maximum upgradeablitiy while not obstructing your computerary endeavors. A special port for fire wire will allow you to construct your own strong digital defenses to deal with computer hackers and scammers. With proper maintenance, your P-P-P-Powerbook will power you to the 30th century and beyond (providing you and your P-P-P-Powerbook fall through some sort of time warp)!

    The keyboard design has been developed with utmost comfort in mind. Even the fattest of slobs have used our keyboards for hours without so much as a stomach cramp. The decidedly non-Windows function keys make desktop surfing a breeze. Many of our customers say they have relaxed for hours merely by caressing the home row of their P-P-P-Powerbook keyboard.

    Mouse responsiveness is key to any successful computer user. That is why only Microsoft brand computer mice work on the P-P-P-Powerbook. Breakthroughs in laser technology allow your Blue-Saber-Toothed Mouse to bounce hi-tech lasers off of satellites straight to the former Soviet Union, whom, in turn, send nano-robots back to your computer and move your cursor. All of this creates the most thrilling mouse experience in the world. Of course, if you find yourself without your Microsoft Blue-Saber-Toothed Mouse, then the P-P-P-Powerbook comes with a free touchpad, crafted from the same material as the P-P-P-Powerbook itself.

    Your P-P-P-Powerbook also offers the user-friendliest OS since Linux. Important tasks such as distributing kiddie porn and ordering yams are always available at the top of your screen. All P-P-P-Powerbooks come with critically acclaimed programs such as Ha>
    By now I’m sure you realize the vast potential your P-P-P-Powerbook has. With a little initiative you can be setting the pace of the next generation. P-P-P-Powerbook can give you a world without limitations that stretches across the sea of petty desires and ignorance to the land of heart shaped kisses and bubblegum dreams. You can do anything. You have the p-p-p-power!

    Sincerely,

    Team P-P-P-Powerbook

    *Microsoft Blue-Saber-Toothed Mouse may take dozens of double clicks to access programs

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