Sunday, March 29, 2009

Beware Computer For Sale Scams






Another Online Classified Scam
Designed To Steal Your Money

The above ad appears on the popular online classified ad site 'kijiji' which is owned by internet giant Google.

Similar to the 'too good to be true' cars for sale scam, this scammer offers a state of the art computer for less than half the price you would pay a legitimate seller. But human nature being what it is, greed will sometimes overcome common sense or perhaps some people are simply naive when it comes to such things.

How The Scam Works

First off, if you ask where you can see the product you will always get an email telling you the product is in some distant location but the seller will ship via Fed Ex or some other courier as soon as they receive payment.

If you are still interested once you know you can't actually see the computer and you respond to the scammer's first email; they will go on to explain how to pay for your bargain.

They will assure you they can't get your money until you have received your purchase and are happy with it. That is simply a lie and if you are foolish enough to send this scammer your money, the only thing you will see is a hole in your bank account and no computer.

These online classified sites are a common fishing ground for the scammers who are out trolling for suckers all the time. They are almost impossible to catch as they can very well be in Russia and appear to be in the next province.

So BUYER BEWARE and 'IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS OR IT IS ILLEGAL'.

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