Stories involving Romanian scammers and eBay usually end with the scammee and their money separated for ever, so it’s nice to read one with a happy ending for a change. A group of scambusters have been tracking a fraudster named Ghiuri Simionescu who sells non-existant electronic products via eBay. One Russian victim, having lost a year’s pay trying to buy iPhones that didn’t exist, then received some unexpected help: well, no one expects the Russian mafia:
“I said now listen carefully Florin, you have 8 hours to send my nephew his money back, 8 hours. If not I will ship you ass back to Romania in a box, with one phone stuffed down your throat and another up your ass, do you hear me.”
And the scammer, obviously terrified that the self-styled mafia uncle really was going to get him, gave his victim the money back. The whole story‘s well worth a read – it’s a bit sweary if that bothers you – and there are more details in the comments thread. It’s a great testament to the power of the internet.