An Incompetent Scammer

The Internet is full of scams, some better executed than others. The advance-fee scam is one of the most common. The scammer promises some amount of money, but the victim must pay out a lesser amount to get the larger sum. The Nigerian prince email scams are a perfect example of this. The Craigslist/Ebay variation involves the scammer paying the victim extra money by check for an item so the victim can pay the shipper or someone else by Western Union. With Western Union, the money leaves the victim's account immediately. Meanwhile, the check received from the scammer fails to clear after three days and the funds. This is my interaction with a Craigslist scammer who struggled to pull off an advance-fee scam despite her best efforts to fail.

Oct 29, 2016
In an attempt to clear out my basement, I posted an ad on Craigslist for an Aprilaire 400A bypass humidifier for $50. It is a humidifier that must be installed in the duct work and connected to water and electricity, an item for only a very handy DIYer.
Text from 860-785-****
Hello i will like to buy your Aprilaire 400A bypass humidifier Get back to me with last selling price at lindabusbby@gmail.com Thanks Suspicious from the start! Bad English, switching communications, and doesn't know the price of the item which was posted on Craigslist. Maybe it is a non-English speaker new to Craigslist. No one else was wanting my questionable humidifier, so let's give this person a try.
Email to lindabusbby@gmail.com
Hi Linda,

It's yours for $50! If it doesn't function, bring it back and I'll refund your money.

Thanks,
Tim
Oct 30, 2016
Email from Linda Busby <lindabusbby@gmail.com>
Thanks for the your prompt response and i have decided and concluded
to buy the item from you. I am OK with the cost.And I would be very
glad to inform you that, My Office will be mailing overnight certified
check from my salary to cover the cost of the item as you requested
..I'll want you to remove the advert from CRAIGSLIST and consider this item
is sold to me..So i want to be the best offer by offering you extra
$50 to your money as the best offer and i hope you will keep this item
for me, I will be needing the following information to issue out the
payment ..

Name:
Address:(Not P o Box)
City:
State:
Postal Code:
Country:
Cell Phone Number:
Total amount for the item :

Also you should be aware that you won't be responsible for shipping as
i will have my mover come over and pick it up as soon as you received
the check and i also have some other goods i already bought in other
location which my mover will pick up all together. i will get back to
you with tracking number for your payment once my secretary made the
payment out to you
WTH? Extra $50? Be the best offer? I just said she could have it for $50! Fill out information that is already available from Craigslist? Why is she asking me to fill in the total? Doesn't she know what she is paying? For Christ's sake, she even misspelled her name, Busby when the email address is busbby! If I wasn't completely sure before, now I knew it was a scam, but what scam is it? Phishing? Now I'm curious and I love the "i have decided and concluded" line!
Nov 2, 2016
Email to lindabusbby@gmail.com
Hi Linda,

I removed the Craigslist ad for the Aprilaire 400A humidifier.

Please send a check in the amount of $100 to:
Tim Moses
**** ——— Ave
Nashville, TN *****
615-***-****

Thanks,
Tim
Email from Linda Busby <lindabusbby@gmail.com>
Thanks for your willingness to sell the item to me. As i promised your payment will be mailed first thing in the morning . I will need you to hold the package on my behalf till Friday when the payment arrives. I also like to inform you that i include the shipping fund along with your check, just get back to me when you receive the check and i will want you to remove the item from the Advert on Craigslist  that i can be assure that the item will be sold to me.. STAY BLESSED
Yes! It's a variation of the advance-fee scam! How exciting! How is this going to go down? Who is the mover who will come get the item? I can't wait! Now, I just need a check!
Days pass
Sadly, no check arrives and I'm afraid the whole deal fell apart. Yet...
Nov 5, 2016
Email from Linda Busby <lindabusbby@gmail.com>
I'm very sorry for the late response ,have been in hospital since coz i had a call and they told me my husband was rush down to the hospital....but am assuring you that we are buying from you,so the check has been mailed out and it will deliver to you on MONDAY Morning.....thanks and God bless..Please reply this message.
Email to lindabusbby@gmail.com
Hi Linda,

I got your message and will watch for the check on Monday.

Tim
Nov 6, 2016
Email from Linda Busby <lindabusbby@gmail.com>
Hello sorry for late respond thank you for the text and God bless you
Nov 7, 2016
Monday comes and goes and no check arrives. :(
Nov 8, 2016
Text from 817-381-****
Hello Tim Moses good morning and hope you had a wonderful night ? this is Linda Busby of your item and i want to keep you posted that i will provide the tracking number to you today when am off from work okay ? Please reply me back asap for confirmation that you see my message
Text to 817-381-****
I got your message
Two more days pass
Still no tracking number or check.
Nov 10, 2016
Text from 817-381-****
Hello, how are doing this morning and I hope you had a wonderful night ? I called USPS to ask about the delayed delivery of the mail, I was told VOTE PROTESTER IN CALIFORNIA is really affecting their services so they apologized for the delay and promised to reschedule the delivery as soon as possible. Kindly be patient till the delivery is reschedule and I want you to consider the item sold as I am very interested in buying it, okay?
Text to 817-381-****
Ok
What? First, the hospital, now voter protests? Come on! I am waiting to be scammed and you can't even send out a stupid check?
Nov 15, 2016
Text from 817-381-****
I just want to thank you for the honest and trustworthy you are having towards this transaction and i want to bring it to your notice that my payment will deliver to you via UsPS courier service.and here is the tracking number provided (9405501699320099201404)
Text to 817-381-****
I'll watch for the check
A tracking number! At least that's some progress!
Nov 17, 2016
Text from 817-381-****
Hello good day and hope you having a wonderful time ?
Nov 19, 2016
Grrr! 21 days after the first text and still no check! You are the worst scammer ever! I give up.
Text to 817-381-****
The tracking number shows it hasn't been sent. I am reposting the humidifier.
Nov 20, 2016
I reposted the humidifier and some other stuff for free. In the midst of a bunch of responses, this came in from a new name and number...
Text from 619-494-****
Hello Tim Moses this is Kimberly Harris buyer of your item and my cell phone just fell down now not working anymore and am making use of my Husband phone to text you.. Please text me back asap once you see my message okay ?
Buyer of my item? I thought I gave it to someone else, but I'd better check.
Text to 619-494-****
Hi Kimberly,

Which item was it and what phone number did you text from before?

Thanks,
Tim
Email from Linda Busby <lindabusbby@gmail.com>
Hello i just got a call from USPS and i was been told that the package will deliver to your mailbox this week and thank you for still holding the item for us.. STAY BLESSED
Text from 619-494-****
I'm the buyer of your Aprilaire 400A humidifier. and Have just text you on your email now okay ?
Text to 619-494-****
Just to make sure I don't have two different people confused, what number did you originally text from? Thanks!
Text from 619-494-****
Here is the number 817-381-***, I am using to text you before it sudden fell down an not working anymore and you can message here if you have any questions to ask okay ? STAY BLESSED
No way! That is Linda Busby's number from before!
Text to 619-494-****
I'm sorry. I don't know who Kimberly Harris is. I had texts from Linda Busby at that number.

Since it has been a couple weeks with no payment from Linda Busby, I listed the humidifier again and gave it to the first person who responded.
Text from 619-494-****
The Payment has been mail out and i will want you to get the item remove from ad coz the payment will be deliver to you tomorrow okay ?
Ok. This is just dumb. I don't even have the humidifier anymore.
Text to 619-494-****
No. I checked the tracking number yesterday and it still hadn't been sent. What should have been a simple transaction has been drawn out into a couple weeks of multiple texts and promised payment that still hasn't been sent. I am not selling it to you because after this much time I don't believe that a payment will arrive or that if it does, I won't have further difficulty even if it does.
Nov 21, 2016
Email to lindabusbby@gmail.com
Hi Linda or Kimberly,

I gave the Aprilaire to someone else. The tracking number for your check still doesn’t show that it has been picked up by USPS. If it does ever arrive, I will shred it.

Thanks,
Tim
Text from 619-494-****
Have told you earlier in our conversation that it's USPS delivery the package and am pretty sure it will deliver to you tomorrow okay ?
Email from lindabusbby@gmail.com
I called USPS to ask about the delayed delivery of the mail, I was told weather is really affecting their services so they apologized for the delay and promised to reschedule the delivery as soon as possible. Kindly be patient till the delivery is reschedule and I want you to consider the item sold as I am very interested in buying it, okay?
Now it's the weather! What about "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"?
Text to 619-494-****
You sent a tracking number that I have been checking. It has been 12 days and the check hasn't even been picked up. I just wanted to quickly get that thing out of my basement and you have drug the process out for three weeks.

I no longer have the humidifier. I gave it away. Do not send the check.
Nov 22, 2016
Text from 619-494-****
It was very sad to hear that you have sold the [item]. I guess it was as a result of delay in payment sent. Try to understand that the check has been iued out in your name and the check i issued out to you included the Shipping Charges of the other items i have all around to pick up, even excluding the [item].I also have some other item ready for my shipper to pick up tomorrow and the shipper are awaiting payment from you
"I guess it was as a result of delay in payment sent." You guess? Why is that a guess? That's what I said multiple times! That's the one critical action you had to take to make this scam work and you have failed at it over and over!
What is with the [item]? Did she forget to replace [item] in her scammer template with the item she is supposed to be buying? Can this get any more ridiculous? Maybe it can. Let's see...
Text to 619-494-****
Ok. I'm sorry I no longer have the [item], but I do have a nice set of ceramic figurines that are similar I could send you instead. They are mostly bunnies and Yodas. Would that be ok? I will keep looking for the check.

When should I expect to meet the shippers? How much do I need to pay them? Can I give them a check or a bag of fairy tears? If so, how many? Thanks!
Fairy tears are the currency of my children's school. They are colored glass beads. No way she is going to go for this. I have taken it too far.
Text from 619-494-****
I'm interested in buying this your set of ceramic figurines and how much do you want to sell it for me and please acknowledge that i will call USPS for the date of delivery of the package okay ?
Yes! Why do I need to acknowledge that she is going to do something?
Text to 619-494-****
I hate to give them up, but my wife says they have to go. How about $50?

I acknowledge that you will call USPS for the date of delivery of the package. I look forward to hearing what date that will be.
Text from 619-494-****
I'm satisfy with the price of the item and once the USPS quote the date of delivery of the item for me, i will forward it to you asap and thank you for still making transaction with me.. GOD BLESS YOU
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I'm confused. What happens next? Am I waiting for you to do something or do I need to do something?
Text from 619-494-****
Hello sorry for late response the package will deliver to you on THURSDAY okay ?
We have a date! It's actually going to happen this time. I can feel it!
I'm not sure why some words are in all caps. I guess I should do that too. She also blesses me occasionally, so I should return the gesture.
Text to 619-494-****
Great! I will eagerly await the PACKAGE delivery on THURSDAY. May GANESH REMOVE ALL OBSTACLES FROM YOUR PATH!
A couple of days
I must have pushed it too far.
Nov 24, 2016
Text from 619-494-****
Hello good day and happy thank's giving day ?
Is it? Are you asking me? Why is that a question?
A week passes
Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.
Nov 30, 2016
Text from 619-494-****
Hello Tim Moses this is Kimberly Harris the Buyer of your item .i want to bring it to your notice that my payment will deliver to you via UsPS courier service.and here is the tracking number provided (9405501699320100999627)
No way! She is back and with another tracking number! It has been a month at this point.
She is still calling it an item. Does she have a memory from text to text? Let's see.
Text to 619-494-****
Hi Kimberly! I have the phase conjugate tracking mirror packed up and ready to go. I see by the tracking number that the payment is on the way. How much did you send? Who will be picking up the package?
MAY HERMES BLESS YOUR ENDEAVORS
The "phase conjugate tracking mirror" is from one of my favorite movies. I decided that my blessings should all come from trickster gods or gods of thievery and scamming. She needs all the help she can get!
Dec 2, 2016
Text from 619-494-****
Hello sorry for late response and i want to bring it to your notice that the package has been delivered to your mailbox via USPS and kindly text me back once you receive it so that i will instruct you on how to do it okay ?
Text to 619-494-****
Hi Linda! I see from the tracking number that the package should have arrived, but the postal carrier hasn't come to my house yet. Hopefully, it will show up later today.
May Mąʼii bless this transaction!
Mąʼii is the Navajo variation of Coyote.
Text from 619-494-****
I will advise you to deposit the check through ATM Machine, it makes the process relatively easier plus my financial institution makes sure of same day or next day funding for all checks you deposit via your bank's ATM machine and send a clear picture of the deposit slip when deposited, okay ? Please acknowledge the receipt of this message.
For the scam to work, she needs me to deposit through some automated means, since a banker might spot the scam right off. I should change the item again.
Text to 619-494-****
I acknowledge receipt of this message. I can probably deposit with my bank's mobile app, but I can only deposit up to a certain amount. How much is the check for? I hope it gets here soon. The ice sculpture of a llama you are purchasing from me will only last so long. May Veles bring us cold weather!
Surely, the change to an ice sculpture will give me away. Veles is the Slavic god of trickery, among other things, and is similar to Loki.
BTW, I googled for a picture of an ice sculpture of a llama. No luck.
Text from 619-494-****
Sounds good depositing via your Bank's app will be easier and faster.. The amount on the check is $1250 okay ?
$1250? It was a $50 item. Does she really think I'm going to wire $1200 to someone after payment on a $50 item? Do people fall for this?
Text from 619-494-****
Please keep me posted once you get it deposit.. STAY BLESSED
$1250 is such a ridiculous amount ... but not if the llama ice sculture is now a real llama!
Text to 619-494-****
Oh. I thought we had agreed on more than that. The llama is only $50, but it will cost you at least that much or more to ship it. It requires a large cage, food, water, and transportation for its personal veterinarian. I'll let you know when the check arrives.
Text from 619-494-****
Sounds good and i am still at work and i might be busy reply you when you receive the check.. Please acknowledge to get it deposit via your Bank's app and send me the picture of the deposited slip for confirmation okay ?
Does she read these texts? Is this a bot handling the responses? How does this not raise a red flag about the whole transaction?
Text to 619-494-****
That amount is going to be too high for the bank mobile app. I pass by the bank every day, though, so I can deposit it there. Thanks! Laverna watches over us!
Laverna is the Roman goddess of thieves and cheats.
Text from 619-494-****
It's not too high for the Bank's app, try it .. The Highest amount starting from $1500 above okay ?
Text from 619-494-****
Hello have you receive the check ?
Well, someone is getting antsy. Does she realize it has taken her 34 days to get the check to me?
Dec 3, 2016
Text from 619-494-****
Hello good morning and hope you had a wonderful night ? Have you get it deposited last night? Please your response is needed urgently.. STAY BLESSED
It actually arrived! Is it even a real check? I'll ask my bank. Who is Nakia Simmons?
I'm going to bet it is no coincidence that it arrived on a Friday and she pushed really hard for me to deposit it now. I'm sure she wants this all to happen over the weekend.
Text to 619-494-****
The check arrived! It was too late to deposit it by the time it arrived, but I have some good news! The llama had babies! Would you like to purchase them, too? LOKI BLESS YOU
Email from lindabusbby@gmail.com
Sounds good and how much do you want to sell The llama babies ? You can also get the check deposit through your bank's ATM machine also and how soon will you get it done ? Your response is needed urgently okay STAY BLESSED
Really? Does she get this is a joke and is just playing along? That doesn't stop her from trying to proceed with the transaction, though.
Text to 619-494-****
I am asking $500 for each llama baby, so $1000 total.

Ok. I have deposited the check. What now?
I didn't really deposit the check. I'll ask the bank about it on Monday. I am curious if it is real with no funds or just a complete fake.
Text from 619-494-****
kindly send me the picture of the deposited slip for confirmation okay ?
Text to 619-494-****
I did it from my mobile bank app, so there is no deposit slip.
Text from 619-494-****
When says will be clear ?
Text from 619-494-****
??
Dec 4, 2016
Text from 619-494-****
Hello good morning and hope you had a wonderful night ? I Guess the fund will be clear tomorrow okay ? Please your response is needed urgently
Are you asking me if I had a wonderful night? Are you asking me if you guessed the funds will clear?
Text to 619-494-****
Why are your texting me early on a weekend? You took more than a month to send out the payment. I will text you when it clears.
Text from 619-494-****
Hello sorry for disturbing you and i just want to know the date the payment will be clear that why am asking you so that i will let the shipper know the day they will come for the pick up of the item okay ?
Suddenly everything is urgent! She must really want that llama.
Text to 619-494-****
I would guess it will at least clear by Monday. Can you explain the process with the shippers, please? Who are they? What are the expecting to get?
Text from 619-494-****
I will call the shipper now and tell them..
Text to 619-494-****
Who are the shippers and what will they be expecting from me other than the llama?
Text from 619-494-****
Once the fund is available, you are to deduct $50 for the Ilama plus the extra $50 i promised you earlier as an offset running gas and you will get the rest money send to the shipper to come for the pick up of the Ilama in any specific location you wish okay ?
Yes! She acknowledged that she's buying a llama! What is an offset running gas? I think that happens when I run, too.
Text to 619-494-****
Does the shipper understand that a llama will require a cage that is at least 4’ x 8’ and 8’ high unless they bring a horse trailer or something else that would fit a large animal?
Text from 619-494-****
Yes! Have explained to them and i will text you the shipper info to send the rest money to once it's clear.. STAY BLESSED
Wow! And the shipper wasn't surprised by that request?
Dec 5, 2016
Text from 619-494-****
Hello good morning and hope you had a wonderful night ? kindly check your account online if the fund is clear okay ? Please your response is needed urgently
Almost an exact repeat of yesterday morning. I'm sure there is a lot of copy and paste involved in this scam.
I called California Cost Credit Union, the bank listed on the check. A very nice person verified that the check number was indeed invalid, so it's a forged check.
I called my fantastic banker, Santi, at Pinnacle Financial for his input. Out of state checks like this can take 6 to 8 days to clear. That means that if you want to be sure you have money from an out of state check, you should wait more than a week before using those funds. Your bank may be nice and credit your account that much money assuming your are depositing a valid check, but if the check fails, that money is debited from your account again. This is the entire reason an advance-fee scam works. If everyone waited the 8 days, before sending their own money off to a stranger, the scam would never work.
Text to 619-494-****
Ok. I have the money. Now what? Please acknowledge that I said I have the money?
Sorry for the fib. I didn't actually deposit it. She's always asking me to acknowledge something. I thought I'd ask her this time.
Text from 619-494-****
Sounds good, you are to deduct the $50 for the set of ceramic figurines am buying from you plus the extra $50 i promised you earlier and you are to make a cash deposit of rest $1150 to the shipper to come for the pick up, HERE IS THE BANK INFO TO DO THE CASH DEPOSIT TO FOR THE SHIPPER..
Account name: Green Pastures Engineering Firm.
Checking account number: 5726880858
Bank: Wells Fargo bank
I called a local Wells Fargo bank to let them know one of their accounts is owned by a scammer. They were less than helpful. I would either need to come into the bank in person or call their main 800 number. I called the 800 number and talked to a very nice person who could only verify that it is a real account. She said I would have to physically go into a bank branch to let them know one of their accounts is part of a scam. I'm not asking them to take my word for it. Just look at the account! I'm sure they could quickly discover that there is all sorts of shadiness surrounding it.
Text from 619-494-****
Please acknowledge to take cash go to the bank.. Understood ? How soon will you get it done ?
Now what? I guess I'll make her sweat over it a little.
Text to 619-494-****
I’ll just write a check for the shipper when they arrive. Ok?
Text from 619-494-****
You don't to write a check for them, You are to take a cash to the bank as i instruct you okay ?
Text to 619-494-****
No need to get snippy with me! Why can’t I just write a check?
Text from 619-494-****
It's once you get the fund send to them they will be able to come for the pick up.. Understood ?
Text to 619-494-****
Ok. What’s their address or phone number? I can just drop it off with them directly instead of whatever you are asking me to do at the bank.
Text from 619-494-****
Have told you earlier in our previous conversation that they are working with my WORK and that's is the easiest way for them to come for the pick up, please i will want you to do as i instruct you so that we will finalize our deal asap okay ?
Text from 619-494-****
Hope you got my text ?
Text to 619-494-****
Sure. I am just hoping to be able to talk to the shipper to arrange a time for them to come by and I want to be sure they are prepared to handle a package this large. I googled for Green Pastures Engineering Firm and didn’t find anything.
Text to 619-494-****
That doesn’t sound like a shipping company.
Text from 619-494-****
I understand you, it's once you get the fund send to them and i will notify them so that they will be preparing for the pick up, have explained to them about the package is large am very sure they will handle it coz it there work and how soon will you get it done, so that i will notify them.. Please do that asap to finalize our deal.. STAY BLESSED
Text to 619-494-****
That’s what I’m saying. I’ll drop off the money at their local office. I think I found their address. Is it 901 R.S. Gass Boulevard in Nashville? That’s close by!
For the fun of it, I included the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations headquarters address.
Text from 619-494-****
Wait let me call the Secretary and tell her about this and i will give you a feedback, give me a seconds to call her now okay ?
Not secretary, but Secretary! Is that like the Secretary of Foreign Scamming Operations?
Text to 619-494-****
Sure!
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I just called the secretary now and i was been told that they will direct the shipper to come for the pick up and She told me that you should transfer the $1100 to the following info at Walmart via Money gram

Name: Jeannette Heflin
State: Virginia
City: Winchester
Zipcode: 22602
Text from 619-494-****
Please acknowledge to use the rest $50 as money gram charge and it's money in minute okay ? STAY BLESSED
What? To acknowledge, I'd have to know what the hell you are talking about.
Text from 619-494-****
Do you got the text ?
Time to change it up!
Text to 619-494-****
Jeannette? Jeannette Heflin in Winchester? No way! She is my cousin! Why didn’t you say that at the beginning? Her husband has a shipping company that must be who your using. I can probably talk her into giving you a discount. Do you want me to give her a call?
Text from 619-494-****
This is a Business transaction issue it's does not involve family issue and you making things late please kindly go to Walmart now and get the $ transfer.. Understood ? Please acknowledge to get back to me with the transfer slip once you get it done for confirmation.
Text to 619-494-****
Ok, ok. I was just trying to help. You should be more polite to the people you are trying to scam. I’m heading to Walmart now.
Have I blown my cover? I have called it a scam. It's hard to be more obvious than that.
Text from 619-494-****
What do you ? MIND YOU!
So mad she can't even finish her sentence. Does that mean she knows I'm on to her?
Text from 619-494-****
How soon will get it done ?
Nope!
Text to 619-494-****
It should be quick. I live in a van parked behind the Walmart.
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Please acknowledge to send me clear picture of the transfer receipt once you get it done.. STAY BLESSED
Text to 619-494-****
Ok! Done! I sent an extra $50 for you having to wait so long. I’ve got some extra money anyway. A widow of a Nigerian prince gave me part of her inheritance.
Text from 619-494-****
WHAT DO YOU MEAN ?
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I mean I sent an extra $50. Is that a problem?
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ARE YOU TRYING TO SCREW ME ?
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I sent $1150 instead of $1100. Why is that a problem?
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Kindly send me the picture of the transfer receipt given to you at Walmart for confirmation.. Understood ? STAY BLESSED
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Sending…
Whoops! Wrong picture.
Who can resist pictures of kitties?
Text from 619-494-****
Qoute the tracking number for me that was circle in the receipt
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Sending the picture of the deposit slip…
You can see the tracking number in the picture.
I sent a blank jpg.
Text from 619-494-****
I didn't seen any picture and kindly send the picture of the transfer slip to my email at lindabusbby@gmail.com okay ?
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IYA EE
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What?
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What's all this trash are you trying to play me, you want to run away with my earn i will get you report to the AUTHORITY
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Ha ha ha! You’re so funny! Exactly which AUTHORITY would you report me to?
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GET LOST
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Don’t be mad. I have been nice this whole time, even when you sent me a fake check. Would you mind answering one thing I am curious about?
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Tell me the question and i will answer you perfectly okay ?
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What country are you from?
Text from 619-494-****
USA
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I’m not going to ask for any other information because I do not want to get you in trouble, but I knew this was a scam from the start. I didn’t deposit the check because I knew it was fake. I know you are not from the US. Can you be honest on this one answer? What country are you really from?
Text to 619-494-****
If you don’t want to answer that, can you at least tell me what part of the world?
Text from 619-494-****
I was born and raised up in California and my check is real and legit ok ?
Text to 619-494-****
I called California Coast Credit Union, the bank listed on your check, and they verified the check number was invalid. You are running what is called an advance-fee scam. We both know you are trying to steal from me. The least you could do is answer my one question honestly.
Text to 619-494-****
You are using fake names and have given me two different names at different times. I described the item I was selling as a humidifier, ceramic figurines, a laser targeting system, an ice sculpture, and an actual live llama. You didn’t care what item it was.
Text to 619-494-****
Are you from Russia, a former CCCP country, a country in southeast Asia, a country in South America, Africa?
Text from 619-494-****
USA
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Oh well. Thank you for your time, Linda Busby or Kimberly Harris! This has been very entertaining. I’ll send you a link to my blog when I finish the article.
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