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Q: indonesian scam companies ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: indonesian scam companies
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: barneca-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 19 Sep 2006 17:34 PDT
Expires: 19 Oct 2006 17:34 PDT
Question ID: 766779
why in the world don't indonesian scam companies EVER seem to take the
additional 2 minutes of effort it would take to pick a valid street
address *with matching post code*?  i'm sure the inestimable scriptor
would still be able to sniff them out, but they should at least make
it challenging...


Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 19 Sep 2006 17:40 PDT
Well, from my subjective point of view the answer is easy: Those
scammers are nitwits. But I won't complain ... as far as I'm
concerned, it's just fine that way.

Oh, and thank you for praising me :-)

Clarification of Question by barneca-ga on 19 Sep 2006 18:04 PDT
hi scriptor,

i'm not sure what it says about me, but i get a strong vicarious
thrill out of watching you, pafalfa, and... (well, i can't remember
who usually does it, answerfinder i think?...) demolish the weasels
that set these things up.

i know it's probably because, as you say, they're idiots, but still,
almost every single one does it.  it seems like it would take some
effort to set one of these sites up, and i just can't figure out why
getting the post code right is so hard.

please post you personal opinion to the following question as an official answer:

1. is there ANY benefit you can possibly imagine for them to
intentionally use a post code that doesn't match the address?

Subject: Re: indonesian scam companies
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 19 Sep 2006 18:16 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear cab,

here is my personal opinion: No, I can't imagine any benefit the
scammers would get from using those wrong post codes.

It even seems to be a specialty of Indonesian scammers not to know how
to use the post code directory of their own country. Granted, I have
seen scams that used fake addresses in other countries that were just
as wrong and clumsy. But only Indonesian fraudsters are so completely
incompetent when it comes to making up fake addresses.

I hope they'll never learn, so I can continue to amaze my audience.

All the best,

Clarification of Answer by scriptor-ga on 19 Sep 2006 18:36 PDT
Thank you very much - I'll do what I can! :-)

barneca-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
hope you'll keep fighting for truth, justice, and the american...

well, hope you'll keep fighting for truth and justice.


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