baby you can drive my car

Italy 4, Scammers 0 in overtime. From a Kindly Contributor in Rome.
On his first outing as a scambaiter, he achieved a TWU count of 4. This might be a record.
[You'll have to read on to see what that is.]

Hi, my name is Marco from Italy and I would like to submit this scam attempt to your great site... it was deeply influenced by one of your story: ORGANS OF THE GODS. I had a lot of fun!!!

Marco - The good guy. Just trying to sell his car.
vs.
Phili Green - Scammer du jour


MARCO

PROLOGUE: I have published an announcement to sell my car. In my Hotmail inbox I receive the following:

AUTOSCOUT 24

Someone has inquired about your car listing on AutoScout24

An AutoScout24 User is interested in your car listing and has sent you this e-mail. In particular, the user has expressed an interest in your following car:

Audi A4 TDI, 4/5-Doors, 09/2003
Green, 100000 km, EUR 8500,-

Please contact this person:

Name: mr phili
E-Mail: phili101g@hotmail.com
Telephone: 000

Following are specific questions this person has asked about your car:

Hello,
Do you still have the Car for sale?
Phili.

(SO MR.PHILI IS INTERESTED IN MY CAR. LET'S CHECK WHAT HE IS LOOKING FOR...)

Yes I have. Are U interested?

PHILI GREEN
Hello,

Good to hear from you and that the vehicle is still avaliable for sale, before making arrangement for the payment, i would like you to get to me with the recent conditions of the car, recent picture's of the car and as well as the last asking price for us to check up andncomfirm if we are going ahead with the payment of the car.

Payment will be made out as soon as i confirm the car ok and also were the car is parked. Please kindly get to me once you recive my email, we will be coming for the pickup of the car as soon as the payment is paid in full.

Mr Phili Green.

(WELL, MY ANNOUNCEMENT WAS FULL OF DETAILS AND PICS, BUT LET'S ANSWER THIS...)

MARCO
All details are in the announcement.

What else do you need in terms of informations?
PHILI GREEN
Last price!

(OK WOW! HE IS A STRONG NEGOTIATOR...)

MARCO
8.500 Euros
PHILI GREEN
Hello,

So sorry for the little delay, we were only trying to make up our mind on the price . i am happy to tell you that your price of 8,500eur has been accepted and we are ready to go ahead with the payment of the car.

We will be paying you with a cheque payment of 11,500eur,which you must comfirm payment in your account first before we can come for the pick-up of the car, hope you understand?

When payment gets to you, you are required to deduct the cost of your vehicle which is 8,500eur and use the rest of the balance which 3,000eur for transportation of the car, bank commisson or charges which you are to pay to cash the cheque payment and other necesray things to be done in your location during the pick-up of the car.

We will also be sending an agent who is going to help out on the transportation of the car to my location as soon as you receive the payment to aviod much work or stress you too much ok. You are required to forward your payment information to me soonest, for us to address the cheque payment and send to you soonest :

(1)Full name
(2)Address
(3)Postal code and Country of your location
(4)And phone number.

All details in full for payment to be delivered to you immediately, i will be expecting your email soonest with the details so that we can conclude the sale of the car, cos i will be moving in three weeks time, as you can see i dont really have much time.

Thanks very much once and again for everything and God bless.
MARCO

(HERE WE ARE! THE GAME STARTS...)

Ok here are details as requested:

Marco Pannella
Via Vela 52
00100 Roma, Italia
+39057324001

regards

(LAST NAME IS FAKE AS IT IS A POLITICIAN IN ITALY. ADDRESS IS FAKE AND PHONE NUMBER IS THE LOCAL POLICE STATION! IMPORTANT TO NOTICE AS HE WILL TRY TO CONTACT THEM LATER SEVERAL TIMES!!!)

PHILI GREEN
Thanks very much for the details you sent! we have addressed the cheque payment and sent it to the address you provided, it will get to you by next week monday, please get to me as soon as you receive the payment....
MARCO
Hi, money arrived as announced. What's the next step?

(OF COURSE NOT AS ALL DATAS WERE FAKE. LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPEN NEXT)

PHILI GREEN
Hello ,

Good to hear that you have received the cheque payment that was sent you, the cheque payment is in Pound equvilet of 11,500euro. Please you are to deduct the cost of your car which is 8,500eur and send the balance of the funds which is 3,000eur to my agent (JOHN WOOD) who is coming for the pickup of the car like i told.

Please get to the nearest WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER OFFICE and send the balance of the payment to him at once. I have informed John Wood the agent that balance will be sent to him as soon as you receive the payment via western union for him to start-up pickup arrangement to avoid delays.

Remember to deduct the bank chargers for cashing the cheque in your bank from the 3,000eur as well as the charges to be paid at the western union money transfer office! all the expenses you have done must be deduct from the 3,000 and have the rest of the balance sent to the agent for the transportation of the car to our location.

Below is my agents details for the transfer of the funds;

Name: John Wood
Address: 54 JOSEPH TROTTER, CLOSE
EC1R 1UB LONDON
UNITED KINGDOM.

I will be waiting for the details of the transfer as soon as the money is sent (MTCN NUMBER, SENDER NAME IN FULL AND OTHER INFORMATION GIVEN) I also need you to get to me with your telephone number again for us to discuss on phone how the pickup of the car will be done and the recent place were the car is parked right now.

Thanks very much for everything and God bless.

Phili Green....

Below Are Western Union Agent locations/Addresses Close To You....

A.C.M. MONEY
VIA TOR DE SCHIAVI, 127
ROMA , RM , 00100

ITALCHANGE DI E CAVALLO & C SA
VIA SOLFERINO, 6
ROMA , RM , 00100

(THIS IS GREAT! BUYING A VERY COMMON CAR FROM LONDON!!! HE'S ALSO HELPING ME WITH ADDRESESS... NOW IT'S TIME TO USE WHAT I WAS INSPIRED FOR ON SCAMORAMA)

MARCO
I send you the money, mtcn number is 1741939872. Test question is "How old are you?" the anwer is "42".

Send me an email when you get that money.

rgds
PHILI GREEN

TWU = 1
Hello Marco,

Mr John Wood went to the western union and could not collect the money, he was told that the money was not the system, And that the MTCN NUMBER 1741939872 is not correct, check up in the transfer slip you were given by the western union agent and see if the number is correct or rather go to were you send the money from and ask them what, that the person you sent the money to could not pick it up! Get to me as soon as you comfirm this and also i need direct telephone number i can get on or a moble so we could discuss how the pickup will be done, i will be waiting for your email with the correct details for John to pickup the funds as soon as possible.

Phili.

(WHAT AN IDIOT! LET'S SEE HOW MANY TIMES I CAN SEND HIM TO WESTERN UNION...)

MARCO
Hi, I went myself to WU that is very close to home. The employee said that the had a failure due to very high temperatures in Rome that collapsed the terminals cooling system. I told them this was really urgent and luckly they are very professional so reissued the transfer at Mr. John Wood name, but they said MTCN number has to change. Here it is the new one :
5637149666

Test question and answer is the same.

Hope this will work and your agent will come soon to pick up the car.

Rgds

(LAUGHING ON MY OWN WHILE TYPING THIS...)

PHILI GREEN

TWU = 2
Marco,

John Wood just went to the western union money transfer office right now with the new MTCN NUMBER you sent 5637149666, his was told that such tranfer is not on record....! that the transfer is not in the computer system, meaning no money was transfered: i cant seem to understand what really going on? i tried calling your telepone number someone picked up and refused to talk to me...

Am really confused right now... am so sorry but you have to go back to that office and inform them on the development that the money was paid to the receiver, if you have the payment slip i would want you to send me the transfer slip via email, scan it inform of picture and send it via email, so we could go to the western union office with the slip.

One more thing... Can please tell me why you dont want to talk to me on the phone or rather give me your direct phone number???????

Phili....

(AH AH HE WAS CALLING THE LOCAL POLICE AFTER GOING FOR THE SECOND TIME TO WESTERN UNION... I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!! )

MARCO

(CHECKING IF I CAN FOOL HIM FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW...)

Hi, sorry but I was out of home. I'm really sorry to inform you that I made a mistake giving you the number.

I have inverted 2 numbers!!! That's happen doing things in hurry but I was so upset about Western Union!!!

Sorry again to you and Mr John Wood... Tell him that when he will be in Italy I will invite him out for dinner!

Rgds, Marco
PHILI GREEN
Its all ok i due understand! Please get to me with correct western union money transfer details, so that John Wood could go and collect the funds and start-up pickup arrangement....
PHILI GREEN

TWU = 3
John Wood was in the western union and he was told that no money was sent, that the transaction code (MTCN NUMBER) is not on record... That such name and address did sent any money via western union... you have to go to were you sent the money from and comfirm all this... i cant seem to understand why didnt post the money if you really send the money like you said.

Go to the western union outlet you sent the money from and tell them the person you sent the money has not received the funds... am nolonger happy with the way things are going on right now, please go that office and no what is going. Once John receives the funds he will come for the pickup by friday.

Get to me as soon as you are back from the wester union office.

(AH AH AH THIRD TIME!!! GOING FOR THE NEXT ONE...)

MARCO
Hi, I'm so sorry for the big problem. But we are in Italy, you know...

I was said that payment was still on hold as, for security reason, the question and secret answer had to be changed as number changed!!!

I said that the employee didn't told me that!!! They excuses themselves saying that as for summer, they had to replace some people in holiday with others not very skilled in procedure and that branch manager is in holiday. In attachment you can find a copy of the trsfer made.

I also give you personal phone number of WU employee where you can reach him in case of trouble +39087434135.

I want to solve this fast as I don't want to pay parking anymore...

Secret question is : My dog Name
Answer: Mamadou

Rgds

(I HAVE ATTACHED A WESTERN UNION PAPER I FOUND IN INTERNET. I MADE IT WITH AN IMAGE EDITOR BLUR AND SMALL. WHEN HE WILL TRY TO ENLARGE IT WILL BE UNREADABLE BUT CAN BE RECOGNIZED AS A REAL ONE. THIS TIME THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS AGAIN A SMALL POLICE STATION IN THE DEEP SOUTH OF ITALY ...)

PHILI GREEN

TWU = 4
Marco, i called the agent with the number you sent, he was'nt understanding my English same to you when i called you right now.

Are you sure you sent the money to the right location? Because John went and could not collect the funds cos they was not transaction made which such infromation given to us by you. Below is the agent details again for you to check-up and see if the money was sent to LONDON (ENGLAND)

Name: John Wood
Address: 54 JOSEPH TROTTER, CLOSE
EC1R 1UB LONDON
UNITED KINGDOM.

Tell them to post the transaction or rather collect the money from them and find another western union office and send the money, cos we dont have much time again since you're paying 500eur for the car were is parked right now.

Am so sorry for all this stress my dear but you have to do something about this... please get back to that office and find out what really going-on, And the transfer slip you is not show very well you have to resend it after you must have been to the western union. i will be waiting for your email as soon as possible.

Phil.

(4TH TIME, WHAT A RECORD! THE TRANSFER SLIP ATTACHMENT WAS A PERFECT MOVE. NOW I HAVE TO THINK NEXT MOVE AND KEEP HIM BOILING FOR AT LEAST ONE DAY...)

MARCO
OK, I have changed WU office. I think now payment will go thru.Waiting John Wood to pick it up.

Rgds

(FORGOT ON PURPOSE TO SEND FURTHER DETAILS. HE WILL GO NUTS...)

PHILI GREEN
How come you didnt send the details.... for the pickup. And also a clear slip you were given when you sent the money.
MARCO
Ops... You're right! Sorry about that....

(AGAIN "FORGOT" TO SEND DETAILS... I CAN EVEN IMAGINE HIS/HER FACE!)

PHILI GREEN
Waiting for details!!!! Please
MARCO
Hi Phil and sorry for the delay but I had a big problem scanning properly the Western Union slip. Now I have checked and all datas are clear and readable. Please make sure details are correct.

Question is: "what is your home town"
Answer is: "rome"

I hope I didn't cause any trouble to you and Mr. Wood as for my mistakes.

I hope to see soon Mr. Wood and have a nice dinner with him (as promised I will pay for that!).

Rgds, Marco PS: Please don't forget to send me a picture of you with my car. It would be nice to see you driving it in Piccadilly Circus!!!

CIAO

(IN ATTACHMENT I HAVE INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING PIC.
GAME IS OVER, I HAVE TO GO IN HOLIDAY!!!)



NOTE I HAVE SENT SEVERAL EMAILS IN BETWEEN MAKING HIM REALLY NERVOUS ASKING FOR CLARIFICATION, NOT GIVING THE RIGHT REPLY AND SO ON... IT WAS REAL FUN.

MARCO

I didn't receive any answer...Quite strange... :)
So far I could not remember last time I was laughing so much...
This was only my first try...

FOR THE SAME CAR I HAVE ALSO RECEIVED THIS EMAIL THAT I FORWARD AS I FOUND IT REALLY CRAZY, EXPECIALLY ABOUT THE PART OF THE WIFE PREGNANT IN GREECE...

LET'S SEE IF I CAN BEAT THE RECORD...

CIAO CIAO

MR. WITTMAN??
Hello,

I want to inform you that i will buy your car but i have a business proposal for you.

I work in an oil company in Iraq,Due to the war in Iraq We are not allowed to live the company till further notice please i need you to help me out I have a big problem.I will need a car for my wife who is pregnant in Greece this is why i contacted you.

On the other hand I want to inform you that I have in my possession the sum of 100,000 USD. which I won in a lottery in Indonesia during my assignment there, if i don't clam this money i will loose every thing within 9working days.

My problem now is

(1) this money has to be paid to an account in Europe within 9working days.

(2) my wife will soon put to birth and so i need your car to be in Greece within 12days, this was why i contacted you.

(3) what i want from you now is to help me so i can transfer this money to your account as soon as possible from indonesia, because my wife can't have this kind of money in her account, the reason is she is not working and so has a small account to control.

(4) This now brings me to my biggest problem, how do i get the car to Greece within 12days, a car I have not seen before, I have contacted a shipper in Holloand Whom formally worked with the T&T transport caompany and he has vouched to help me and he said, if the money is going to take 9working days and i have just 3ays days to get the car to Greece then he can't do the job.

Please i don't want my wife to come out of the hospital with my baby using a cab, she needs a driver and this car asap. I will give you 10% of the 100,000USD, plus the money for the car, the shipper wants me to send him 1000euros as an advance payment so that he can come and start shipping preperation immidiately, register the car and book a place for the shipping of the car, so when the money is in your account which is in about 9days time he will just come back to drive the car to the already booked shipping space,

Please note that the 1,000 eurs money has to be sent in advance , when i send you the proof that I have made the transfer to your account,I will give you a call to inform you that i have made the payment. The 1,000 eurs has to be paid from your own pocket, this is why i want to give you 10% of the total money that will come to your account so you have 10,000USD plus the money for your car the balance of 70% i will come personal to pick it up myself.

Please if you understand this and you are willing to help me please let me have all this informations from your bank so i can start the transfer.Then i will give you the shipper's informations so that you can send to him the advance payment.

Bank informations:

1.Your complete account name and your personal addres.
2.The complete name and address of your bank.
3.Your account number,IBAN(international bank number) transfer
4.your personal phone number.
5. your passport.

Sir i will equally forward to you a copy of my passport at your perusal.

Regards
Mr Wittman

More to come? We'll keep you updated!
Meanwhile, there is a tiny bit more Italian here:
TRUFFA PER VOI
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