Lol, whats this?? A scam email??? :p

December 5, 2006

Last week I put my laptop for sale in Loot, a UK based ads paper ( think of it as a ebay on paper ๐Ÿ˜› ). So anyway, I got a few responses, but so far, they all seem to be scam emails lol. One email in particular has a request for the laptop to be shipped to Nigeria (how typical), and she was willing to pay ยฃ20 extra to persuade me to only sell to her ๐Ÿ˜ฎ .

I thought for once I’d play along with the scammer. I sent an email saying I’d only pay to people who meet and pay me in London. The reply I got was the funniest scam response I’ve read so far. She emailed back saying she works on a boat as a sailor, and can’t meet me or pay me in person, but she can pay via Paypal. Bear in mind that this person hasn’t asked about the condition of the laptop, or any pictures of it. So I replied saying that that is fine with me, but I need her account details first to make sure it was a valid account.

I got a response saying that Paypal has authorised us ๐Ÿ˜† to not give out account information, and am I trying to scam her ๐Ÿ˜ฎ . TBH, yes I was trying to scam the scammer, it was getting kinda fun making them get their hopes up that I might share account information with them. ๐Ÿ˜› I replied saying, oh noes, not the password, just the account details to make sure it was valid “as I want to protect myself against fraud.” ๐Ÿ˜€ We’ll that seemed to end my little game, I got a reply saying she was no longer interested and I could sell to who I wanted. I decided it was time to let all my frustration at scammers out, and I sent a very colourfully worded email, telling them I knew what they were doing, and I was playing along to it to annoy them ๐Ÿ˜€

So far I haven’t got a reply, but no doubt there’ll be plenty of scam email everytime I advertise something, so next time I’ll be a bit more careful when I ask for info and maybe I’ll be able to make them do some of the silly stuff you find at the 419 Eater forums. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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OMFG! Scammer gets pwned

October 29, 2006

I found a hilarious example of a “scammer” getting scammed by the person he tried to scam!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Confused? Read the conversation below:

br0kenrabbit says:
hi

Greg_ValveOLS says:
good evening
br0kenrabbit says:
What’s ip?

br0kenrabbit says:
up?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
my name is greg a member of the valve online Support team

br0kenrabbit says:
On MSN?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
yes ๐Ÿ™‚

br0kenrabbit says:
Why?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
we logged multiple ips from your account and ned to verifi your information

br0kenrabbit says:
My information?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
we believe someone may have stolen your account mmmm you havent shared youre account infomation with anyone have you?

br0kenrabbit says:
No. I don’t even have it written down.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
hmmm maybe a keylogger on you r PC then maybe you need a format?

br0kenrabbit says:
Well…

Greg_ValveOLS says:
if you can verify your account information to me i can insure that only your ip have access to it Its a new security feature were trying because this happens so muchlogin names and passwords aint safe anymroe You know. L:)

br0kenrabbit says:
Well

Greg_ValveOLS says:
dont worry this connect it secure

br0kenrabbit says:
Can I be honest with you, Greg?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
k

br0kenrabbit says:
Look, I don’t know how you go this MSN account name, don’t really care, either.

br0kenrabbit says:
Unlike you, I DO work for Valve. Trace my ip and you’ll see.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
huh?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
bs

br0kenrabbit says:
Trace it.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
how

br0kenrabbit says:
Start/run/cmd type Tracert and then my IP address and hit enter.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
oh k

br0kenrabbit says:
As an employee, I know that Valve employees will NEVER contact users over MSN. I also know a valve employee will NEVER ask a user for his/her username and password.

br0kenrabbit says:
I’m putting a temporary hold on your Steam account.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
why?

br0kenrabbit says:
Have you read the ToS?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
Tod?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
tos

br0kenrabbit says:
terms of service

Greg_ValveOLS says:
were?

br0kenrabbit says:
Greg, this is a serious infraction against the Tos. You are at risk of losing your account.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
why

br0kenrabbit says:
I just told you why

Greg_ValveOLS says:
๐Ÿ˜ฆ

br0kenrabbit says:
I need some information from you if you want me to unlock you account. I’m going to write you up but I will only suspend you account for three days, since this is your first infraction, okay?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
k

br0kenrabbit says:
First, what is the name the account is registered to. Not the user name, the persons real name who created the account. This is for verification purposes.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
xxxxx xxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says:
Is this you?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
ya

br0kenrabbit says:
Are you the only user of this account?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
ya

br0kenrabbit says:
Okay, and what is the username

Greg_ValveOLS says:
xxxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says:
Okay.

br0kenrabbit says:
I see you have purchased a few of our games, thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Greg_ValveOLS says:
some. dude

Greg_ValveOLS says:
m

br0kenrabbit says:
Do you always log on from the same IP?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
ya

br0kenrabbit says:
And who is your internet providers, your ISP?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
xxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says:
Thank you. One moment, please, let me verify this information.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
am i gonna be bale to play 2nite?

br0kenrabbit says:
What is your city of residence?

br0kenrabbit says:
That depends on if you cooperate. You’re doing fine so far.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
xxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says:
Illinios?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
yes

br0kenrabbit says:
Okay. And what is the password associated with this account?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
xxxxxxx

br0kenrabbit says:
Okay. Do not try to log into steam. If you are connected now you need to log off.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
why

br0kenrabbit says:
So I can update your account.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
can I play 2 nite

Greg_ValveOLS says:
clan fight

Greg_ValveOLS says:
wont win without me heh

br0kenrabbit says:
Heh. You’ll have to wait a few minutes. Are you logged off?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
ya

br0kenrabbit says:
Okay. Give me just a moment.

br0kenrabbit says:
Try to log in now.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
k

Greg_ValveOLS says:
It says login failed wtf wtf!!@?

br0kenrabbit says:
Greg

Greg_ValveOLS says:
did u ban me???????????>WHY

br0kenrabbit says:
Greg

Greg_ValveOLS says:
what

br0kenrabbit says:
Valve will never ask for your username and password.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
what????

br0kenrabbit says:
I don’t work for Valve dude, but you just got pwnt.

Greg_ValveOLS says:
omg dude wtf why?

br0kenrabbit says:
Why were you trying to steal my account?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
i wanst

br0kenrabbit says:
Then why were you asking for my information?

Greg_ValveOLS says:
i was just making a joke but not cerious honest dude just give
my acount back pllllleeease i’m only 13 and save d up for like a year to buy it

br0kenrabbit says:
Greg

Greg_ValveOLS says:
dude pleas

Greg_ValveOLS says:
what

br0kenrabbit says:
Go mow some yards, bitch.

pwned

Original Post on Futuremark Forums

Don’t try any scamming boys and gals, or at least be clever enough to realize you’re getting owned. ๐Ÿ˜›