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1. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3533 posts) 5 May '10 10:12

An acquaintance of mine, Dan, just got robbed via Internet. He did not have the $1K needed to fly to Manila, so he looked around on 'craigslist' for discounted airline miles. Found a guy who would sell him enough miles to fly to the P.I. for $400. My friend Carl decided to go with him. They sent $800 for 2 tickets to Manila. I found out about it after they had sent their money to this guy. I was told of all the safeguards so that they did not get taken. I told Carl that it just does not sound right. Today he called and said they lost their money.

This is what the thief e-mailed back after their money was stolen. The old saw: "If it sounds to good to be true, I probably is". Hopefully none of the TP family will fall for this con. Mike

I'm a bad boy! Bad bad boy!!

First i went to this website:

http://www.sprint.com/business/products/phones/usbU720_allPcsPhones.html

And then I bought a portable usb 3G modem with a hacked credit card. Portable usb modems makes it difficult to triangulate user position, so i can send emails from my laptop while cruising from one street block to another. Sweet! And then i had the modem sent to an usb
untraceable mailbox address here in new york which i got off the internet. And then i went here:

www.hide-my-ip.com

And then i bought anonymizer software to anonymize email and browser trace routes. And then i download hacker software so i can send the emails to you with reconfigured trace protocols so that the emails cannot be traced. And then i interlink Tor, Privoxy and TorCP on my laptop to Onion Routers so that when you check where my emails arecoming from, it will show i am in russia or thailand or argentina or kenya or alaska or africa or peru or japan or new york or berlin or indonesia or wherever!! The emails all get lost in the Anonym-OS operating system which destroys the trace by multiplexing the channels!!! Yummy! Try it, check my email IP origin and you will be like WTF WHY IS IT SAYING CANADA NOW, THEN AFRICA, THEN JAPAN, THEN PERU, THEN FLORIDA, THEN KENTUCKY, THEN MALAYSIA. It's not good, it's not good coz i now got the fat money from the ATM and i was paranoid about security cameras so i used an ATM without surveillance cameras installed on them.

And then i went to this website:

www.photobucket.com

and then i searched for "passport" and "driver license". And then some dumb people upload their personal documents on that site in full view of the public eyes including bad ass hackers like me. Eeeeeeek! And then i use a digital image editor software to manipulate the data on their passports so it shows a different name and then i print it out and put a fake "certified true copy" stamp on it. And then i email it to you to make you feel protected.

And then i go online and order one of those disposable reloadable ATM card from sigomoney.com using fake name, fake date of birth, fake address, fake everything. And they cost just few bucks and can be loaded with western union, moneygram, greendot, liberty reserve,
alertpay, moneybookers. And i buy dozens of similar ATM cards from websites like rushcard.com readycard.com accountnow.com privacash.com
and lotsa lots other sources.

What's good for me and bad for you is that i now got all $800 fat bucks on my sweaty hands that can't wait to spend it with my gangsta bros at the mall tomorow and get myself some cool nike shoes and nice shit. Cool that you didn't go to www.moneypak.com or you would have seen that big fat red warning about moneypaks. So now even if you complain to the store where you got them from or moneypak or the cops they will be like sorry but those moneypaks have zero cents on it coz the fat yummy $800 you put on them were already taken out of an ATM by bad ass "declan". And then i throw away the ATM card after withdrawing the sweet bucks coz its the safest way to destroy the trail and make me untraceable. Cool, i should use a brand new disposable ATM card for fresh scam selling redsox tickets, yankees tix, nonexistant iphone or blackberries, laptops shipped from another planet, etc etc

Aaaaak!! And then to make the whole airline ticket offer
seem realistic enough I get a fake phone number on the internet on this website:

www.virtualphoneline.com

so the number cannot be traced because i used a fake name and hacked credit card to pay for it. So even if ya call and call and call that number now its gonna keep ringin and ringin to a voicemail now coz i blocked its divert feature and i'm gonna get myself a new online phone number for new scam, maybe an ohio one, or vermont or louisiana or
wherevah. And then i open an American Airlines AADvantage account and make a screenshot of the account showing zero miles. And then i used bad ass Paint software to digitally edit it to show half a million miles!!

And then i look for an ATM which does not have surveillance camera and then i take out ALL the fat cash you paid for those moneypaks, leaving them with not a cent left. And now the moneypaks are as empty as a rabbit hole.

Anyway i have to go and use the cash now on my new girl and gangsta boyz. She so impatient. No need to respond coz i will not use this email anymore. Happy trip to manila!!

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5577 posts) 5 May '10 12:49

Dang, that's a pretty cheeky sucker to send back an email like that!! But it does go to show just how important it is not to just randomly fork over cash to someone you don't know via the internet...

Sam meanders off to collect his lottery winnings from Nigeria...

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5545 posts) 5 May '10 12:55

Quoting Sam I Am

Sam meanders off to collect his lottery winnings from Nigeria...

Are you sure Sam, I won as well you know. I tell you, something is not right

Still, I really have to say I am sorry to hear that, especially because your friend really hadn't the money in the first place (the 1k) and now looses a lot of money after all.
Sometimes money does go trough the drain and I always say 'it's just money', but again: it really really s*cks!

[ Edit: Edited on 05-May-2010, at 12:57 by Utrecht ]

4. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive, 842 posts) 5 May '10 12:55

Quoting vegasmike6

An acquaintance of mine, Dan, just got robbed via Internet. He did not have the $1K needed to fly to Manila, so he looked around on 'craigslist' for discounted airline miles. Found a guy who would sell him enough miles to fly to the P.I. for $400. My friend Carl decided to go with him. They sent $800 for 2 tickets to Manila. I found out about it after they had sent their money to this guy. I was told of all the safeguards so that they did not get taken. I told Carl that it just does not sound right. Today he called and said they lost their money.

To be honest, don't they think they were a little soft to fall for a con-trick like this?
It's happening all the time, probably a million times a day somewhere in the world.
A $1 note for me every time someone has a similar story to tell - and I'd be richer than in my wildest dreams by the following morning.

5. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 5 May '10 14:30

I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Mike. That just truly sucks.

But, it also reinforces why those who offer selling their frequent flyer miles here on TP are deleted as spam. (Same with their leftover Malarone.) The guy who screwed Dan definitely has balls bigger than church bells to send an e-mail explaining his actions. There will be a circle in Hell for him once he's been arrested. The mouthy ones usually do get caught because they are - well - mouthy. It won't help your friend but it may save someone else the same heartache.

Sam, don't you dare collect MY Nigerian lottery winnings! You can't have my winnings from the lottery in Spain either. Funny, don't remember being in Spain so guess they just hand out money freely there. I want it in $10s and $20s.

I'm so old-fashioned, I have problems (psychologically) buying things from eBay.

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4381 posts) 5 May '10 14:43

Quoting Isadora

The guy who screwed Dan definitely has balls bigger than church bells to send an e-mail explaining his actions.

Not that he actually "explained" anything. A phrase like "The emails all get lost in the Anonym-OS operating system which destroys the trace by multiplexing the channels" is pure meaningless technobabble drivel.

7. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3533 posts) 5 May '10 19:08

Quoting Isadora

I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Mike. That just truly sucks.

Gretchen,
I told them (too late) that it sounded like a scam. Carl has enough money that $400 just ruin his day. Dan is basically living on unemployment and $400 ruined several months. A lesson learned I hope.

[ Edit: Edited on 05-May-2010, at 19:08 by vegasmike6 ]

8. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3533 posts) 6 May '10 12:28

Dan just received this from the guy that scammed him. Likes to brag apparently.

Ok thanks for the $800, time to spend it! cool, now i'm not "declan" anymore coz it was fake name anyway. Just finished doctoring a new i.d with fake data, fake i.d number, fake notary stamp, fake everything. I'm "Dr. Paul Fenyves" now. Just made a new fake i.d for fresh new scam (attached to this email for you to inspect how perfect it looks). Maybe i can use this for new scam selling fake redsox or new york yankees tickets. Found a new way to rob some fat cash using western union funds this time. Time to get a new phone number on www.virtualphoneline.com

"Paul"

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