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i got conned by online scam

if you ask me right now how i really feel..honestly..? i feel really STUPID.. and helpless.. BUT, i am back smiling because, i learned something new today.. just that, i learned the hard way. ein... biasa lahh... :P here's how the story goes. i thought of selling my wedding dress, so, i put it up on the next day, i received an email from 'regina' from UK. she was interested.. i felt funny because she asked me to send the dress to nigeria to her son. but then again, it was funnier when i just followed her wants. to cut the story short... i delivered the dress without getting paid, and now i have to pay for the courier of RM492.57 for the shipping to nigeria. read thru... and i am writing this so that you people out there don't do what i did okay...

Hello Seller,
Am Regina Singleton from UK am interested in buying your item and i want you to let me know the cost of the item and i will like you to get back to my Email:( waiting for you...


Hi Regina,

The dress is still available. I will check with the post office here how much it will cost and how long it will take to be there. 

The dress comes with 2 boleros, 1 is the short sleeve and the other one is made of plain long sleeve chiffon, no beads. 

I can only go to the post office on the weekend, I will get back to you asap okay.

Thank you. 

Hello seller,
    Thanks for the Mail, Am Very Happy to hear From you so Fast that you Want to sell your item for me. I will Like you to go and Calculate the Total cost of the item together with the shipping To my son Address Through (DHL Shipping courier 2-3 Days Delivery) for his Programmed in College and Don't Forget also to Provide me your Full Bank Information Below for the Payment to be Made to your Bank Account..

Here is the Information Needed for the Payment
Account Name:
Account Number:
Bank Name:
Bank Address:
Swift Code/Bank Code:

Here is my son Shipping address:
Name: Alao Banji
Address:45 boys arena street Mokola
State:Oyo State
Telephone Number:07090145656

Awaiting to For your Fastest Reply

Hi Regina

I have checked, postage is about RM100. So total is RM650 + RM100 = RM750. Roughly USD240 in total.

Are you still interested?

Hello seller,
    I will Like you to go and check with DHL for the shipping fee to Nigeria and get to me back with the actual cost and your full bank details for the payment to be made to your bank account..

Hi Regina

Okay... but i think they need to know the weight. The cost that I gave you is roughly.. Do let me know where you want me to ship the dress as soon as you can because I have another interested buyer.

Thank you. 

Here is my son Shipping address:
Name: Alao Banji
Address:45 boys arena street Mokola
State:Oyo State
Telephone Number:

Awaiting to For your Fastest Reply

Hi Regina

I just want to make sure that the dress will fit well. 

Waist: 26"
Bust: 34"

Is that okay for the person who is going to wear it? :) 

that was me, still being excited, nice and stupid at the same time... 

yes it is ok..

Great! I need to check on my bank info now.. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Regina, here is the information

Account Name: Nurain bt Mohamed Kalam
Account Number: 014 XXX XXX xxx
Bank Name: Maybank Berhad
Bank Address: Maybank Berhad, 
WISMA UN, Block C, Damansara Offices Complex Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Swift Code/Bank Code: 

Please transfer USD 240 and I will do the postings once I have received the full payment.

Thank you.

to be continued part II.


wallace said…
Hi~ i got the same messages too but with different name!!! i want to read your part 2!!! and why do you need to pay for the courier fee? you already sent the dress to her?
Ein said…
Hi Wallace, I need to pay the courier because I sent the dress already. She said she needed the courier's slip in order for her to transfer the money. I was so naive to believe here.

So, until now, there is no money transfered. I lost my dress and I had to pay the courier. :/
gloryahatty said…
wow!! kesiannya you... i dapat email yang sama macam you dapat ni!!! Seriously...... i jual my handbag on jugak... and the other days "REGINA form UK' interested nak buy my item.... i kena sama macam you... but i tak layan dia punya email yang suruh hantar kat doughter dia tuh.... eeerrrggghhhhh..... nasib baik before i send the handbag i research dulu alamat yang dia bagi kat internet, then i jumpe blog u..... WTF? kurang ajar punya NIGERIA...... luckily i tak send handbag tu lagi...
tinta sirna said…
Hi y'all...
I think the same stupid person is using another e-mail add which ''..
Just be carefull..
Cerihik said…
woow... im so relieve toread this, and thank to my brother who found this blog.. and tomy wife who remind me to askfor my brother help.. i got the same massage from katy pery.. and she makes my life harder day by day.. by making me miserable to think either this transaction si true or not.. i already call bank negara but they cant help.. i receive an email from her bank.. firts national bank with transfer transaction..ialmost fall for it.. just now i receive an email again.. telling me to proceed.. lastly thank you to all..

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