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Old 04-14-2005, 05:02 PM
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Unusual Credit Card Request. (help needed)

Ok, since I occasionaly get requests to take credit cards from Nigeria I know this is highly suspect... but I feel this one may be worth looking into.
I normally handle credit card transactions through PayPal, but it seems they don't deal with Nigeria.
I'm wondering if anyone that handles cards would run the numbers or handle this transaction for me...I would of course pay a fair fee for your time. Thanks.


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Old 04-14-2005, 05:06 PM
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Have a cup pf coffee and don't come back to this
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:39 PM
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Steve, I haven't sold or bought anything from there, but I sort of have a policy not to. Not for any particular reason mind you, but there has been so much problems in the past with other peoples transactions, that I've just decided against it. My suggestion would be to let this one pass, but I've made many incorrect decisions in my lifetime.


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Old 04-14-2005, 06:58 PM
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Sounds a little "suspect" to me Steve........... Be very careful.

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Old 04-15-2005, 08:55 AM
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Steve,

If they are serious - and I too doubt this is legitimate - simply ask them to send you an International Money Order. They are available at any major bank and they can probably even use their credit card to pay for it if they want to. By air mail, the I.M.O. should be in your hands in about a week .....


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Old 04-15-2005, 09:20 AM
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I get those all the time. They have servers that send out these by the millions. All pure scam.

delete. Set your spam filter.
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:03 AM
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The next thing they will want, if you respond, is to pay an amount greater than the price (they will have a slick reason why) and they'll want you to send the difference with the knife. Steer clear.

This Nigeria scam was real bad with Ebay car sales a year or so ago.

Or, I guess it could be a nice Nigerian who wants a great knife.

I say go with the money order. I'm sure you'll never hear back from them.

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Old 04-15-2005, 06:46 PM
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Knifemaker, I think you are trying to make one of our legs longer than the other. Is it April Fools late day???


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Old 04-16-2005, 03:20 AM
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There're many other ways to send money.
I'm in Thailand, and back then when we don't have PayPal yet, I sent $$ via Wire-Transfer, Bank Draft, Western Union . . .
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:01 PM
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still

Well, several phone calls later and we still have no solution.lol I did mention a bank draft and in his best Nigerian accent he explained that the amount was limited for what could be sent out of the country..(?)
I get several of these also and usually just ignore them unless they seem somewhat legit and I have the time to mess with them at that time.
He's supposed to call back tomorrow but I don't see what might change between now and then.

And no, KandS Knives, not pulling anyone's leg.


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Old 04-18-2005, 04:23 PM
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There is no limit as to how much can be sent out of the country.
It's pure scam.

Tell him to send cash via registed mail, UPS or FedEx, with insurance. They all deliver to and from there.

Whatever you do, do not process the credit card.

With each excuse he makes, allow another red flag to go up.
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:46 PM
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possible maybe

Well, he has now offered to send a money order from his bank so maybe, just maybe, this is on the up and up.


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Old 04-18-2005, 06:24 PM
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Make sure it's an International Money Order and not something local that might have come out of a Monopoly game. If you do actually receive it, don't ship until the funds are available to you. Then, take the money out of the bank, ship the knives, and move to South America someplace where there is no extradition just to cover all the bases.....


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Old 04-18-2005, 09:23 PM
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Then, take the money out of the bank, ship the knives, and move to South America someplace where there is no extradition just to cover all the bases.....
lol

maybe move to nigeria!
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Old 04-18-2005, 09:27 PM
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seriously verify that the money order IS International and IS NOT forged.

A company I worked for was taken for 15 GRAND on a counterfiet International Money Order. From Nigeria.
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