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Somewhere in South Africa
2015-01-17 03:27:15
Nigerian/419 Scam
+1 Linda Fish, claiming to be in the USA, Sending my items to NIGERIA!!!   
Linda Fish aka Babatunde Dolapo
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Hi All,

On the 16 January 2015, I received an email from a Linda Fish wanting to buy my items I was selling on gumtree. She claimed she was buying my wedding dresses and other bridal items for her daughter in Nigeria as a wedding present, and she said that she stays in the USA. When it came to paying she had no problem! Linda said she would give me an extra R2,000.00 for shipping, but then! I get told that I must send the items and then her "Bank of America" will only transfer the money into my account! I refused to ship anything until I had the money, so she started shouting at me and saying "don't you understand" and threatening to press charges against me for fraud!

The email from the supposed Bank of America said:
        This is an automated generated email from Bank Of America to inform you that you have just received payment of  ZAR17,000.00  from our valuable subscriber Linda Fish The payment has just been sent. This will take 48 hours after shipment details have been provided by you and verified before payment will be transferred to your account.

Please view the transfer details below if they are correct.

Below Are The Payment Details For This Transfer......................     

Payment made to:                    
Name on Account:                              My name
Bank Name:                                    STANDARD BANK
Account number:                    62*******
Branch Code:                 ******
Country:             SOUTH AFRICA.


Creditor's Banking Information.                                     

Creditor's Id:
Name On Account: Linda Fish
Account Number:     017831457384
Creditor's Bank Name: Bank Of America
Bank Branch:      Georgia District
Postage Information:
Name:Babatunde Dolapo. 
Address:No 22,olorunshogo street off gari alimi. 
State:Kwara State.
Postal Code:23401.

Transfer Description


This payment has been approved and it is currently pending for shipment details to be received before it will be transfer. You are to send out the item that has been paid for by our client and send the shipment details to us in other for negotiations to be commenced with your bank and finally transfer the money to your account. If the shipment details is not received, payment will not be credited into your account.
Failure to send out the item and  provide the bank with the shipment details will result to a complain file to your Bank against you as a suspected fraudulent seller. We've been call to notice that some sellers after receiving payment, they do not send out the item (Goods/Service) paid for, and when this occur, customers come to hold the bank responsible and not the seller.
When the shipment details are received from you, we will start the verification process. Contacts will be made to the agency that shipment was done. Some sellers provide fake shipment details. If it turns out that the shipment details are false, this automatically means the you are a scammer and will be reported to the Authorities for an immediate action to take place on you.
Sending payment from a Bank Of America account to another Bank Of America account is easy and does not take any extra charges. For further information's about local transfer between two accounts from our bank, you can visit the bank website at


Our customer service consultants are online 24 hours a day to reply to any question that you may have. For further enquirers or any question regarding your payment or regarding where you are to send the shipment details to, you can contact our consultant at
Thanks for using Bank Of America Online Payment.
We are looking forward to serving your online payment better in the future.

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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-04-14 04:50:00
Bekky Taylor
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I recevied an email wanting to buy my wedding dress. same story as this one! i told her I would not send her my banking details unless she sent me a copy of her id so I could see she is a legimate buyer and she refused! she then told me I am a bastard when I told her she is a scam artist and I was goiing to report it to Gum tree!

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