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Earl Blansfield
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005

Selling Photos in Nigeria

I just received two emails on the same day from two different people in Nigeria asking to purchase some of my photos shown on my BetterPhoto Gallery. Seemed strange to me and I know Nigeria is a country that is famous for scams. Just curious if anyone else has experienced this same thing and if so, what action did you take. One asked if I accept credit cards and the other send they would send a cashiers check or money order once we agreed on a price for my photos. Just a little leary on this one!

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1/13/2006 5:58:18 AM

Kerry L. Walker   Don't be a little leary, be very leary. It is a scam.

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1/13/2006 5:59:50 AM

Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  there is another thread about this- you may help her to protect her self if you post on there as well.
Scam artists prey on our self esteam, the desperate need to make money, and with all the flattery in the world they cosy in to rob us blind.
this is a NEW SCAM.
I am sorry,I have not looked at your work , I am sure it is good,but this may come to bite you in the end.
I did post a secure way to do this on the other thread.
best of luck,

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1/13/2006 6:09:56 AM

Peter Anderson
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  I just got two emails as well, although one included the photo they were interested in and size. Still, I am very leary of it. Not sure how this scam works as the more traditional "Nigerian" letters ask for the recipient to send money. Proceed with caution.

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1/14/2006 7:49:03 AM

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