Check Scams, Debt Collection scams and other financial scams.
#32366 by David Jansen Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:08 pm
This scammer will place an order and will pay with an stolen credit card, making an overpayment. Then he will ask the balance back via western union or money gram. Or the scammer will use a fake check. Don't fall for this scam.
CAN YOU SUPPLY ANY OF THESE ITEMS?

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Attention: Sir / Madam

The Government of Ghana, in West Africa, has received funds from the
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (IDA) with loan number: IDA
CREDIT NO: 3964 Ghana AGENCE FRANCAISE DEVELOPMENT (AFD), AFD LOAN NO:
CGH 6004.01.G, towards the cost of community based rural development
projects (CBRDP) and intends to apply part of this fund to cover
eligible payments under the contracts for the supply of the following
items.

1. Hospital bed sheets and Pillow cases.
2. Industrial Machines and knapsack sprayer.
3. Animal Feeds / Ingredients.
4. T-shirts / Umbrellas.
5. Stationeries.
6. Mobile Phone and Desk Tops.
7. Security equipments.
8. Fertilizers / Agricultural products.
9. Sports Wears.
10. Fishing Equipments and Water Treatment Equipment.
11. Condoms.
12. Treated mosquito net.
13. Medical Equipment and Surgical and Dental Instruments
14. Agro chemicals.
15. Rice.
16. Sewing Machines.

Tender is open to all eligible foreign contractors from eligible
source countries as defined in the guidelines of the procurement Board
of the Republic of Ghana. If you can handle the supply of any of the
above items, get back to me via email alternatively on (
[email protected] ) for more details. I am a commissioned
agent.

Best regards,

Mr. Owusu Tetteh

Director / CEO: Oti Trading Company Limited.
Address: Osu Accra - Ghana.
Tel: 00233 541 293 424.

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#33899 by SpamGuy Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:52 am
> This scammer will place an order and will pay with an stolen credit card, making an overpayment.
> Then he will ask the balance back via western union or money gram. Or the scammer will use a
> fake check. Don't fall for this scam.

How can the scammer make an over-payment?

It's the vendor that puts the charge amount on the credit card, not the purchaser.

If the scammer was paying by check, then yes, the scammer can put the wrong amount on the check. But if he's paying by credit card, then it's the vendor that puts the charge on the card.

Vendors usually transact credit-card purchases before the shipment of goods are done - so wouldn't a transaction on a stolen credit card be immediately declined?
#33905 by David Jansen Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:01 am
Welcome here SpamGuy.

You're right about the creditcard, i should've written fake check instead of creditcard. Overpayment with a CC is, as you say, impossible. I should know that, i use a CC too. So thanks for putting me right. :D Anyway, i'm not the most suitable person to answer your questions about CC's, i'd suggest you send a PM to GomerPyle with your questions. He has more knowledge about CC's

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