Nigeria Scam Strategy - Latest Hit

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Many people have talked about this thing but one more story is one more experience for all of eBayer. Here is my latest story.
I got a message from a member called psathas
Dear van.cao,    
i am john from usa i want to buy your item and i want you to get to me the present condition of the item and the total price to Nigeria via dhl or Ems Speed post,which i will be paying via Paypal payment.

so get back to me all this info for payment

Ebay id
Item no
Pay pal id
Full Name

so reply me to (

    - psathas
So the name in the letter is John and he also gave out a private email address, this guy thinks he is a fox maybe!!! And the stand out point is the target location Nigeria, which is a very popular place of Scammers. I wonder why Nigeria?!! Anyway, I replied with a very high price to see how it is going on, just a short time later I get a email from offered me extra 300.00 US$ over the requested price. Wow, this guy is very generous hey, and he said he is already made payment through Paypal then asked me to be ready to ship the item.
Now is the most interested part. He generated a email looks like from Paypal to inform me that Paypal has received the amount of money from this guy, that's the amount of money has been deducted from his account, which is now still unknown, and ask me to provide the shipment reference before the money then can get into my account!!! Oh man, this is not a very good strategy, since you don't see money you don't ship the item, that's the rule on eBay. How can he missed this part? but the email that he generated like Paypal is get good mark. Below is a copy of that email.
Dear van.cao,
This is to confirm to you that we have received your payment of   $1300.00USD from Mr JOHN FOX for Sony Vaio Laptop PCG-799P Centrino 1.6Ghz Made in Japan. The money has now been deducted from the buyer's account and is ready to be deposited into your account. It will be debited into your PayPal( account as soon as we receive the shipping reference / tracking number from you.The number is to be sent to (
This is due to new policies at PayPal to protect both the buyer and the seller in the face of the growing number of fraudulent activities perpetrated via the internet. Your payment is intact. You are encouraged to complete this transaction.
Here at PayPal you can be assured that your security and safety is our topmost concern.
If you have questions about this payment for your sold item or service, please contact PayPal directly by replying to this email. Your query will be answered promptly.
We hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
NEVER give your password to anyone, including PayPal employees.

PayPal Email ID:  PP997
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                                                                    PayPal, an eBay company
Copyright © 1999-2007 PayPal. All rights reserved.
PayPal (Australia) Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the australia as an electronic money institution.
PayPal FSA Register Number: 226056
So the address of this "Paypal" email is, which is very easy to realize that this is a fake Paypal, he should used a for instance, pay-pal is too simple to be tricky. And one more email said it is confirmation of the payment like below

Dear van.cao,

This email confirms that you, have receive an eBay instant payment of  $1300.00USD using PayPal.

This PayPal Payment Has Been Deducted From The buyer's Account But Can Not Be Credited Into Your Account Until You Send  Us Shipment Confirmation e.g tracking number or scanned receipt
You can now go and ship out the buyer's merchandise and send the tracking number to us at
Payment Details

Purchased From: van.cao,

  Item Number              Item Title     Quantity      
    Price     Subtotal
    Sony Vaio Laptop PCG-799P Centrino 1.6Ghz Made in Japan     1
     $1300.00USD      $1300.00USD

Postage & Packing via USPS/DHL/FEDEX/UPS service:
(includes any seller packing fees)      00.00USD
Total:      $1300.00USD
Delivery Information

Postage Info:         Name:     Ilesanmi Mathew
Address:  #5 Alarape Close Off Ajibade Street
City:         Ibadan
State:       Oyo
Zip code:  23402
Country:   Nigeria

Address Status:         Confirmed

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The PayPal Team.

This email is much better than the first one, since it gives you more information of buyer and item's specifics. I'm still thinking about keep playing with this guy to find out what he gonna take the next step to get out more strategies of this kind of scammer to share with every eBayer. I'll keep this thread up to date. Cheers.

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