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 Post subject: SCAM - Arianna Fulkerson - 21 Maplewood Circle - TNT-UK
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:55 pm 

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I can't begin to tell you how much of an *** I feel like right now. I wanted a Macbook so much - I got scammed, not once, but twice in the same blasted week, both from sources on Craig's List. That's what I flippin get for being greedy. Anyway here's the info - and a piece of advice - do your research before you buy anything - you don't want to end up like me and the others here who've been scammed. Here's some info on this scam

1. -
> ________________________________________
> From: Arianna Fulkerson []
> Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 3:27 PM
> To: removed
> Subject: the 15 inch MacBook Pro with core 2 duo from Craigslist $350
> Hi
> Yes I still have the laptop. But there is something that I didn't mention in the post.
> Please bear with me on this. I am now in United Kingdom. I have been relocated here with my work several months ago. I don't need the laptop anymore so I tried to sell the laptop locally, but with no luck. I was offered silly money for the laptop because of issues like - it is a US version or the warranty doesn't work here or that it has a US keyboard format. That's why I'm trying my luck in the US.
> Since I can't meet you and make the exchange, I found a service that will help us with that. Click on the link below to learn more about the service:
> TNT is a worldwide delivery company but it is better known here in the UK. You can see from their procedure that you will be able to check out the laptop before I receive the payment. In this way the both of us can be at ease. I will use 2 day delivery at my expense.
> Thanks.

2. - this was sent on Nov. 19th


I went to TNT today. The guys from TNT told me that they will check the laptop out and then notify you with their findings. They will also contact you with the shipping and payment details.
Be sure to check your junk folder as well, as TNT said that some email providers may misinterpret their notifications as junk email (due to the fact that their notifications are sent automatically).


3. -

Date Friday, November 20, 2009

TNT Express Package Confirmation

Reference Number - 920105729

reduces risks associated with Internet transactions by acting as a licensed, trusted, neutral third party for online transactions.

Buyer of the Package - removed

First name
Last name
Zip(City Code)

Seller of the Package

First name Arianna
Last name Fulkerson
Address 21 Maplewood Circle
City/State Wolverhampton
Zip(City Code) S31 3GT
Country United Kingdom

This package was processed on a TNT OnLine compatible shipping system. For TNT support please contact us:

Description of goods

Quantity: 1 Apple MacBook Pro Computer

Additional Details
Processor and memory

2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
800MHz frontside bus
2GB (two SO-DIMMs) of PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB

220GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW)


15.4-inch (diagonal) TFT LED backlit display
Native resolution 1440 by 900

Graphics support

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor with dual-link DVI support; 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM

Built-in iSight camera
Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Peripheral connections

One FireWire 400
One FireWire 800
Two USB 2.0 ports
ExpressCard/34 slot

Combined optical digital input/audio line in (minijack)
Combined optical digital output/headphone out (minijack)
Built-in stereo speakers
Internal omnidirectional microphone

Video accessories

DVI to VGA adapter


660-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) in good working condition (tested)

Keyboard and trackpad

Built-in full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted T arrangement), and embedded numeric keypad
Backlit keyboard with ambient light sensors for automatic adjustment of keyboard illumination and screen brightness
Solid-state scrolling trackpad for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Electrical and environmental

Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Size and weight

Height: 1.0 inch (2.59 cm)
Width: 14.1 inches (35.7 cm)
Depth: 9.6 inches (24.3 cm)
Weight: 5.4 pounds (2.45 kg)

Supplied Software

Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard (includes Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Xcode Developer Tools)
Apple Quicken 2006
Apple iLife 08
Microsoft Windows Vista Business
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Service and Warranty Information
Warranty Available until February 15, 2010 (as written on the Warranty Papers)
Supplied Accessories:

MacBook Pro's Original packaging
Laptop bag
External USB mouse
85W MagSafe Power Adapter
AC wall plug
Power cord
Lithium-polymer battery
Apple Remote
DVI to VGA adapter
Install/restore DVDs
Printed and electronic documentation
Software CDs
Legal papers
Warranty papers
Verification Results:
The laptop - Apple MacBook Pro Computer has been verified by our Technical Team.
The specifications found by our Technical Team are the one above and are the same with the specifications of the laptop from the Legal and Warranty Papers which were deposited in our custody at the same time with the laptop by the Seller.
Working problems found: none (a series of tests has been performed to all the laptop's hardware).
Cosmetic problems found: none (we have inspected the laptop for everything from minor scratches to signs of intensive use).

We are confirming through this email that the merchandise has been left in our custody.
Important! The merchandise has been verified by TNT .
In a short period of time we will send you another notification called: "TNT Transaction Details - Payment Instructions ".
Please follow the instructions from our "TNT Transaction Details - Payment Instructions " notification in order to complete this transaction.

We have found that providing email and Internet support allows us to give quick, reliable, and consistent answers to questions and concerns. Using email also allows us to document what was communicated in previous emails to you and to avoid duplication of responses. Phone support simply does not serve our members needs as well as email does. For TNT support please contact us:

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4. - I decided to check and see the status of my shipping - imagine my surprise when I couldn't find anything - and upon further checking on the senders address I realize it's a scam. D*** - $ I've lost $700 on two scams in one week.

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