I am not sure if the below is for real or not, all the flash images and so forth used in the original was pretty extensive for a scam... In addition, the guy: James Scott, who is sending the money order hasn't written in broken English or anything, been very understanding thus far, but this still doesnt feel right, as in order to recieve the Money Order I have to first send a email to "email@example.com" with a tracking number and shipping information for the notebook computer I am sending, then once I do that the Money Order should be shipped to me = / No real sob story that the guy gave me, just that he wants me to send this to his daughter in Oklahoma and he gave me the address and so forth.
-What do you think...?
PS- I am waiting for a reply of an email I sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
about this as well, to see if they can give me a phone number or somthing... This sucks when your kind of desperate to get rid of an item... I had another guy contact me that was verbatim one of the scammers mentioned on here, but this James Scott, it's hard to say, cause I dont know if the Post Office does anything like this... = /
USPS MONEY ORDER
USPS Online Payment Order sent byJames Scott to have a ($1650.00) Money Order has been Processed and Consecutively been approved
Congratulations! The order placed by the buyer of your item:James Scott to have a United States Postal Service Branded Money OrderSM of $1650.00 (USD) sent to you as payment for the item:Toshiba Satellite Notebook~P105-S9722 has been successfully processed and has consequently been APPROVED. The financial details of the transaction are stated below:
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Auction Item :Toshiba Satellite Notebook~P105-S9722
Auction Site : Craigslist.org
TOTAL : $1650.00
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Order Status: None
Auction Payments Order Available AVAILABLE
Order Placed 10/08/2007
Order Status Postal Order Available
Postal Order-Approved Postal Order Confirmed
Status: Processed successfully
Card Type MasterCard
Card Number 5***********5643
Exp. Date 8/2008
Name on Card James Scott
Street Address 1818 H Street NW
City, State, Zip Washington, DC 20433
Country United States
Item Amount $1650.00
Shipping Fee $50.00
Total Amount posted to card $1700.00
Item Unit 1 Unit
Purchased Item Information:
Auction site Craigslist.org
Item ID None
Item description Toshiba Satellite Notebook~P105-S972
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