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the p-p-p-powerbook

okay I don't know if anybody has ever heard of this before. A guy selling his G4 powerbook online got back at a scammer with this one..

http://www.p-p-p-powerbook.com/files/thepowerbook.pdf

check it out

also, some further research lead me to a website named Zug.com which has information as to what happened at the conclusion of the story that the writer had gone MIA

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what happened to dude? I actually read the whole 28 pages. good story

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jesus, too long. give me the readers digest version.

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Ya I aint reading 28 pages of anything right now. summerize it.




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dude scammed an ebay scammer back. but there's no payoff. doesn't say what happened when the deal went thru

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Hey Tony...with all the recent computer threads, and the popularity of other sub-forums here I vote that we change the name to...

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Hey Tony...with all the recent computer threads, and the popularity of other sub-forums here I vote that we change the name to...

chicagolandsportbikeswithcomputerproblemslotsofgun sandmanymanypoliticaldiscussions.com

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guy is selling a laptop, scan through it, there's pictures... Realizes it's a scam, so instead of sending him the real deal he takes a 3 ring binder and to the inside bottom he glues computer keys, to the inside top he draws a fake monitor image. outside he writes p-p-powerbook... He takes an old Microsoft mouse cuts off the cord and puts a piece of box tape over the bottom with the word laser written on it. He then ships this thing overseas to the scammer who had to pay customs cost of 27.5% of $2K on it $500, for a three ring binder...

According to the reaserach I did the scammer recieved it and sent a reply with a virus attached to the honest guy, and did a Denial of Service attack against the website that hosts the p-p-power book story....

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there's the payoff i was looking for

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Gotta love it!

Now if only we could do that somehow to the guys doing the scams on bikes on eBay...

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guy is selling a laptop, scan through it, there's pictures... Realizes it's a scam, so instead of sending him the real deal he takes a 3 ring binder and to the inside bottom he glues computer keys, to the inside top he draws a fake monitor image. outside he writes p-p-powerbook... He takes an old Microsoft mouse cuts off the cord and puts a piece of box tape over the bottom with the word laser written on it. He then ships this thing overseas to the scammer who had to pay customs cost of 27.5% of $2K on it $500, for a three ring binder...

According to the reaserach I did the scammer recieved it and sent a reply with a virus attached to the honest guy, and did a Denial of Service attack against the website that hosts the p-p-power book story....
all that and i didn't have to read the 28 pages? thanks Chris!

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all that and i didn't have to read the 28 pages? thanks Chris!
dude you been bitchin about being bored because a motorcycle intended to be ridden by 6 year olds kicked your ass... Maybe we should borrow some training wheels for you... and then I give you something to do, read this funny 28 pages... and you bitch...

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dude you been bitchin about being bored because a motorcycle intended to be ridden by 6 year olds kicked your ass... Maybe we should borrow some training wheels for you... and then I give you something to do, read this funny 28 pages... and you bitch...
ummmm..yeah?

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