I just read through that whole P-P-P-powerbook thing, it's freakin great. The more we scam the scammers the better, but unfortunately there's still a whole lot of stupid people out there who play right into their scams. Oh well, at least we get to have some fun with them first.
I posted my bike on a few different sites and the next day got like 6 scam emails. Here is one...it's stupid because I listed how much it was
how much do you wanna sell the item?i willbe making payment with a cashier cheque,so i will be needing your full name and address to send the cheque to you.dont worry about the shipment,my shipping agent will pick it up overthere.get back to me as soon as possible
I saw your advert via the net about an item put forsale by you and i would like to make an enquiry as regard it.I would like to know if the item is still up for sale or not?If it's still up forsale,kindly let me know,If you purchase this item from new or how many previous owner before you?I would also like to know the present working condition of this item and the present picture of this said item if any, where you are located and lastly i would want you to get back to me with the last price of the item.
Its mostly based on the 419 nigerian money scam, but theres some real funny stuff. Check out the photos of the people trying to scam ( trophy room) , and check some of the recorded phone conversations the guy does ( audio files)... Great way to spend a lazy afternoon......
man I wish I had seen the pppower book anti-scam when I was selling my sants cruz.
I had four different scammers ready to buy for 2X the ammount of my bike.
one of them contacted me through via phone call , he said that he was a mute so the operator had to translate his text to me.
the only problem was I couldn't get the operator to translate- F@#K off you scammin piece of S%^t your lucky your a euro cause I'd find ya and beat the F@#k out of you, die slowly you S%^t bag !!she said something a little less vulgar
needless to say he hung up after I refused his crappy check
I had a guy try to buy my bike a while back, and he made the mistake of using a larger UK email host so I pinged his address got the number for his ISP and when he sent me the check I forwarded it to the police over there and they arrested the guy for fraud it was quite satisfying.