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    bosnian1
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    I have foound these pages on the Internet, offering cheap brand new unlocked cell phones(mobiles) . Almost everyone of them is in Nigeria and you send the payment, either by Western Union or Money Gram.
    I just want to see if anybody knows anything about this, 'cus it looks fishey?
    For two Nokia N70 with shipping to my place in Portland, OR they want $330.
    If anybody has any info,please tell me.
    Thank you!!!
    These are just the examples of their prices:
    NOKIA N90 FOR A CHEAP PRICE OF...$180USD
    NOKIA N91 FOR A CHEAP PRICE OF...$185USD
    NOKIA N92 FOR A CHEAP PRICE OF...$220USD
    NOKIA N80 FOR A CHEAP PRICE OF...$170USD
    NOKIA N71 FOR A CHEAP PRICE OF...$140USD
    NOKIA N70 FOR A CHEAP PRICE OF...$130USD


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    Re: Unlocked nNokia's for low 100's--is it a scam

    OF COURSE IT IS, nigeria is like the mecca of scammers



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    Re: Unlocked nNokia's for low 100's--is it a scam

    We have to delete that garbage from our forums all the time.

    Don't trust them, it's a scam from Africa.



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    Re: Unlocked nNokia's for low 100's--is it a scam

    Thx, guys
    Well I wanted to check first, 'cus it was to good to be true.
    I just love Nokia N70. But I ain't be a suckka and lose my money.

    Yea you can see those ads all over Net.



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    Re: Unlocked nNokia's for low 100's--is it a scam

    Some people fall for it, some don't. But these guys never quit because they make alot of money from the ones who do.



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    Re: Unlocked nNokia's for low 100's--is it a scam

    Quote Originally Posted by peryus88
    Some people fall for it, some don't. But these guys never quit because they make alot of money from the ones who do.
    I just googled exchange rates. $180USD = 24,024.2 Nigerian Naira, which another google search tells me is more than most Nigerian families make in a YEAR. I'm sure it's tempting to make a year's salary by ripping off just one person, but did you realize the average cost of 1GB of data downloaded in Africa is around $1800USD (link)!!! How can they afford the internet service unless a lot more people than suspected are falling for this?



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    Re: Unlocked nNokia's for low 100's--is it a scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad729
    I just googled exchange rates. $180USD = 24,024.2 Nigerian Naira, which another google search tells me is more than most Nigerian families make in a YEAR. I'm sure it's tempting to make a year's salary by ripping off just one person, but did you realize the average cost of 1GB of data downloaded in Africa is around $1800USD (link)!!! How can they afford the internet service unless a lot more people than suspected are falling for this?
    i read that in africa you can get a 1meg dsl line with 3 gig monthly traffic limit for $120 month



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    Re: Unlocked nNokia's for low 100's--is it a scam

    Quote Originally Posted by haydeno
    i read that in africa you can get a 1meg dsl line with 3 gig monthly traffic limit for $120 month
    Maybe in South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, or another well-developed African nation, but we were talking about Nigeria and it costs a lot there because all they have is satellite and everyone is dirt poor. The statistics I googled said less than 5% of Africa has access to the internet.



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