A scammer scammed

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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.

One Response

  1. Im sure someone else has thought of the

    “In Soviet Russia, ebay scammer pays YOU”

    line…. so Im not going to do it.


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