I am selling a couple of items on kijiji and I noticed something very strange about one of the people who contacted me. Whenever he contacts me and I reply back, I get a phishing attempt to my inbox within 30-60 minutes, like clockwork. This just happened a fourth time.
1. The guy had first offered me $80 for the item I am selling. I immediately accepted. Got a phishing attempt. (Feb 17, 17)
2. The guy finally got back to me and then offered $70 (who does this? losers). I decline his offer and tell him good luck. 35 minutes later a phishing attempt arrives. (Feb 23, 17)
3. Guy then offered me $75 (really?) to which I simply stated: "Please do not contact me again". 47 minutes later a phishing attempt arrives. (Feb 25, 17)
4. I thought that was the end of it. That is, until yesterday (Mar 9, 17). I got an email from the guy saying he is willing to pay $80 for it. I did not reply to the guy as I had instructed him to no longer contact me. 3 hours later I get an angry email from him asking why I won't reply. 30 minutes after that angry email, another phishing attempt.
I get that this could be a coincidence. However, before I talked to this guy I rarely ever got phishing attempts, so few that they never really registered on my radar. Maybe 1 or 2 phishing attempts to my personal inbox per year. Ever since this guy messaged me, I've had 4 in around a month's time. Also, in the period between Feb 25 and yesterday (when I told him not to contact me and he didn't) I had zero phishing attempts. As soon as he contacts me again, one shows up.
So, should I report this activity to the CPS? I get that the CPS can't really act on anything I provide. However, I'm thinking it might be good for them to have a report on file in case others have reported this guy.
Last edited by BandW on 03-10-2017 at 04:23 PM
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