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Fake Money Being Used To Buy High-End Iphones In Kijiji

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Fake Money Being Used To Buy High-End Iphones In Kijiji

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Greedy guy flipping goods on kijiji gets ripped off because he was too eager for a fast sale. Bills look pretty fake if you have a quick check.
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The guy didn't bother to check until he went back in his house?

I always count my money on the spot and check all bills. That hologram is so fake.
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Going to be very easy for the authorities to find that iphone, including identity of the buyer.
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beachlover wrote: Going to be very easy for the authorities to find that iphone, including identity of the buyer.
No. Do you think the crook didn't cover his tracks with fake email, throw away phone number and masked IP address? Also cops don't chase around ripoff artists and scammers. They'll just file away the case.
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beachlover wrote: Going to be very easy for the authorities to find that iphone, including identity of the buyer.
They have to prove he gave the counterfeit money.. not so easy.
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MusicBox wrote: No. Do you think the crook didn't cover his tracks with fake email, throw away phone number and masked IP address? Also cops don't chase around ripoff artists and scammers. They'll just file away the case.
Let alone the buyer probably flipped the phone already anyways.

Those bills are so fake, I'd say it's not a Bad fake but anyone taking a quick look should have been able to spot that with ease.
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MusicBox wrote: No. Do you think the crook didn't cover his tracks with fake email, throw away phone number and masked IP address? Also cops don't chase around ripoff artists and scammers. They'll just file away the case.
None of that. The IMEI number of the phone is immediately transmitted to the carrier if any working sim card is used. And they do chase counterfeiters.
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XtremeModder wrote: Let alone the buyer probably flipped the phone already anyways.
That's would be a foolish extra step to this crime that would have to be pulled off pretty quick. And most buyers of phones will be checking the blacklist and testing it. A smart detective would already be looking for ads.
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beachlover wrote: None of that. The IMEI number of the phone is immediately transmitted to the carrier if any working sim card is used. And they do chase counterfeiters.
beachlover wrote: That's would be a foolish extra step to this crime that would have to be pulled off pretty quick. And most buyers of phones will be checking the blacklist and testing it. A smart detective would already be looking for ads.
The phone will be sold again overseas, where blacklisting in NA will have no affect on it.
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beachlover wrote: None of that. The IMEI number of the phone is immediately transmitted to the carrier if any working sim card is used. And they do chase counterfeiters.
Its seems that for scammers none of this IMEi jogwash does anything to stop scammers. Why are phones being kept stolen then? Like UPS packages being taken with phones inside?
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vkizzle wrote: The phone will be sold again overseas, where blacklisting in NA will have no affect on it.
Boy, this criminal is sure doing a lot of work. Maybe they should be allowed to keep this money. Apparently they have to invest in printers, ink, software, paper. Buy throwaway phones, probably take Ubers for meet ups, taxis for quick getaways. Acting lessons to convince seller to take fake bills. Maybe disguises, lay low for a while, and gotta burn all the clothes they were wearing. Now they also have to cut in cronies to get the phone out of this hemisphere.
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beachlover wrote: Boy, this criminal is sure doing a lot of work. Maybe they should be allowed to keep this money. Apparently they have to invest in printers, ink, software, paper. Buy throwaway phones, probably take Ubers for meet ups, taxis for quick getaways. Acting lessons to convince seller to take fake bills. Now they also have to cut in cronies to get the phone out of this hemisphere.
You must be naive to think it's some lone wolf operation.
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beachlover wrote: Boy, this criminal is sure doing a lot of work. Maybe they should be allowed to keep this money. Apparently they have to invest in printers, ink, software, paper. Buy throwaway phones, probably take Ubers for meet ups, taxis for quick getaways. Acting lessons to convince seller to take fake bills. Maybe disguises, lay low for a while, and gotta burn all the clothes they were wearing. Now they also have to cut in cronies to get the phone out of this hemisphere.
I would do it if Im a scammer who buys 200 iphones with fake money a month, make $1,000 profit on each (remember that its fake money so its 100% profit), that would be 200,000 dollars. That would make it worthwhile to throw away clothes, sims, computers and even passports if needs to be.
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MusicBox wrote: I would do it if Im a scammer who buys 200 iphones with fake money a month, make $1,000 profit on each (remember that its fake money so its 100% profit), that would be 200,000 dollars. That would make it worthwhile to throw away clothes, sims, computers and even passports if needs to be.
Passports, where does that figure in any discussion?

And just using multiplication to make a point also multiplies the chances of being caught, or even being beaten up by a seller who notices the fake bills. Especially on your 180th time as there would be plenty of Kijiji users posting warnings.

BTW, not one Kijiji ad in Canada warning anyone that this happened to them. So this doesn't appear to be this widespread scam organization as everyone is saying.

Yet an ad warning of "Never buy these FAKE micro SD cards for $2.99, don't waste money".

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