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RE: Is this a scam and how does it work?

Yeah, it is a scam, here is the link you were thinking of:
http://419eater.com/index.htm
Have fun the site is a super funny.

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Well it can't hurt to play the game for a little while so I e-mailed and said "Please send check and e-mail all details." I'm not about to wire any money to Japan but interested in what his next move is. I will post when I receive he e-mail.
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I do not take certified cashier checks. My bother purchased a certifed cashier check from a check cashing company and they went out of business. The check did not clear.

Just asked them to wire the money to your bank account.

I would play it out and get his name and address and report him to the police. Maybee the police will have a sting operation.

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It would be nice to actually scam the scammer. Do you have an address for this guy?

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100% SCAM, I'm actually thinking about catching thses jokers out. By cashing these checks in a south american bank account and then paying off certain "suppliers" with the money. Lets see how far these turkeys will go to hide from some of thier "enforcement" guys[8D]
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Well after not hearing from my scam artist I unexpectedly received a Fed Ex shipment today. I now have a cashiers check for $29,500. He did not include the instructions on wiring him the $8,000. I guess I will receive an e-mail from him when my Fed Ex receipt is conformed. Fed Ex package tracking says it originated in Lagos, Nigeria. A simple 2 minute phone call to Arvest Bank conformed it to be a counterfeit. They play the numbers game and hope 1 out of a few hundred or so will blindly wire the money.
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