People get scammed through

I received an email from someone who wrote to me personally. I cannot verify if this is indeed true. But no harm sharing it, just in case there are others who fall into the same scam.

Sam <> wrote:
Hi Ms. Lilian,

I just want to share my experience with you.
Recently I posted to sell my laptop on
I got a feedback very quick from a lady who said she is from Canada.
She wants me to deliver the laptop to her mom in Nigeria.
Then I received an email from a bank Royal Bank of Canada confirming her
But I need to ship to her the item before the bank can release the payment to
The bank is real and reputable.
But this is a SCAM, the bank email is
she even asked me to pay the custom duty which I did paid half of it after
negotiating through Western Union to Nigeria.
She gave me an University address to her mom which is a lecturer Dr.
I felt cheated as I did not check the bank email or contact to bank personally
to confirm.
Many scams from Nigeria is using email to scam people.
I hope you can share this with other people as a precaution.
Thank you very much.

Aha, next time whenever someone mention the name Nigeria, please run the other direction. However, I hope Sam has brought this matter to administration as well. I never buy or sell anything online, do not even have an eBay account so I know nothing about being scammed. Maybe ignorance is bliss after all.

Post Author: lilian

3 thoughts on “People get scammed through


    (February 8, 2009 - 2:07 pm)

    agree. No need to waste our time with that.


    (September 1, 2009 - 9:46 am)

    betul tu…

    macam2 cara org nk tipu…

    so…hati-hati n be smart…


    (September 15, 2009 - 11:11 pm)

    Guess what? I just got scammed yesterday by someone living in Malaysia who wants me to send my camera to Nigeria. Must be this same bastard who did this to you. He/She sounded like a Muslim because the 1st thing he/she said was “salam” which is kinda like “Hi” in arabic. I gave him my bank account number & my full name to bank in his money. He said he’s already banked in the money in my bank account. I haven’t checked yet but I got an email saying that the money has been transferred using Barclays Banking. Instantly I KNEW I got scammed. I hope he/she hasn’t done anything to my bank account. Good thing is, I only have RM5 left in my bank but still… I immediately checked online about this Barclays Banking & it looked like it is legit however, their website seemed a little empty & I’ve never heard anyone using it before. This fella must be caught!!!!


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