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Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.
      #58342 - 04/12/04 10:59 PM
Okay.

As a result of the previous Poll thread here's the Thing itself

Item 1)
How it will work.

This thread will be a locked sticky. Moderator and Admin team members will update it as often as is reasonably practicable. you tell us about an item, we'll give ita quick look, and then assuming it's found to be suspicious, it will be added to the list here, if you view this thread the latest items will be at the bottom of it... over time, items that are expired in relevancy, will be deleted or amalgamated into a reference post.

Item 2 )

How to Notify Admin or Moderators of a suspicious item.

If you come across an item in Readers ads, or Ebay, or indeed, anywhere else that we Gear junkies frequent, that is suspicious, and your initial investigation bears this out, then Send the User "SCAM ALERTS" a PM with the gory details.

All the Moderation and admin team will be able to log in as "SCAM ALERTS" and check the PMs, then do the necessary leg work.


ITEM 3)
The Rest of the Stuff.

We'll look at it as soon as we can, and if it looks dodgy, We'll Post the details in this thread.

If your item fails to be posted, it will be because it has either already closed or been removed, or it failed to be sufficiently obviously fraudulent. In my case I WILL be asking questions of sellers, and will base my opinions on the manner of their replies, and other data i can dig up in a sensible length of time.

I will also be notifying the issuing authority (be it Ebay security, or SOS readers ads admin or whatever) of these items before I post the details.

Please bear in Mind that this is a free service, and that we all have other work to be doing as well, so responses may not be instantaneous, indeed they are quite unlikely to be so.


This method aims to keep the available data relevant, and minimise the unfair or malicious slander that could result in legal issues or damage to innocent reputations that is unwarranted.


As to the Poll Results, 62% of you Voted for this method, so I hope it satisfies as many of you as possible.

Best regards to all

Max the mac

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Alert Notice new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #60084 - 08/12/04 08:20 PM
Avoid this like the plague.

if you geta reply like this, DO NOT DEAL WITH THEM.

Supplied By Forum Admin.

How are you doing.Hope everything is going fine on your side.According
to my client,he has already sent the cheque out to you(it will arrive by
mail to your location).I made him understand it's urgent so he sent it
immediately i gave him your details.So the payment should arrive in a short
while from now.And once you get the payment,all other arrangments will be
accomplished.So Just be close watch out for payment.

But there was a little problem/mistake which i guess we can be well
handled with understanding.When i contacted my client to now maybe the
cheque as already been sent,i got to know that there was a misinterpretation
while sending the cheque.According to the instruction i gave him,he was
suppose to have sent you a cheque of £120 out of the money he was oweing
me.But instead,he sent a cheque of(£1,530).It was a terrible mistake and the
cheque is already out for delivery to your location.He claimed that he
thougth i said he should send you a cheque of £1,530(which was the total sum
he was oweing me)and not just £120.But i know very well that i told him to
send just £120,but i guess he didnt get it straigth.

But that should not disturb how own purchase.The deal is on and we will
get through it.What will happen is that ,once you get the cheque you will
easily cash it and forward the extra($1,410) directly to my secretary in
cash immediately so as to make arrangement for shipment.It will be sent to
him Via WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.Originally,i had in mind to collect the
money from him and use to fix some other things personally.But since,its now
coming to you now,i guess i can be assured in you that you can handle it
with trust and have the excess money sent to my secretary.Hope all is
well.Mail me back immediately,to let me know that i can trust you to handle
everything well.I will be expecting your mail asap".

Best Regards
Mrs Sheri Baldwin

NB
Make sure you mail me back immediately you get this message.And also please
confirm your phone number, i tried reaching you by phone but i didnt get
through.


Be careful out there people

Max

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Dodgy Ebay Item Yamaha 02R new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #60109 - 08/12/04 09:04 PM
Hi,
eBay item 3768014047

1. This is an exact copy of one Manny's had on aBey a while back- even the photos!
2. New seller & bidders ID kept secret.

This is identical to another recent scam with another 02R about a month ago.

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Classic Nigerian Scam mail new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #60413 - 09/12/04 02:50 PM
A user got this as a reply to one of his Readers ads items.

Be aware that this isa variation on the classic Nigerian419 scam.

This was in reply to a readers' ad - house for sale:



Dear Friend,



This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met. I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains so i decided to contact you through this medium (ads) As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Motala Bello, a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with prostate andesophageal Cancer that was discovered very late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine and right now, I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts.



I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.



I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that I know my time is near, I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close friends and Schools in the UAE.



I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, London and Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self any more. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and donate the money, which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.



The last of my money which is the huge cash deposit that I have with Financial Firm Abroad .I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations and let them know that it is I Motala Bello that is making this generous donation.



I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital bed where I wait for my time to come. I pray that God uses you to support and assist me with good heart



God be with you,

Motala Bello.



NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I dont want anything that will Jeopadize my last wish. and Also I will be contacting with you by email as I dont want anybody to know cos they are always around me. Please try send your phone number to make communication easier.




be careful out there folks.

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #62227 - 14/12/04 12:03 AM
Got this notice today.

Anyone viewing this auction should be aware that not only is it highly unlikely to be legal, but that I have notified both Korg UK, and Ebay security.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51346&item=573780 4822&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Listed it as being "public domain". Also has 3 available with no mention of the MS20 controller!


Public domain my arse! \

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: SCAM ALERTS]
      #85561 - 09/02/05 04:29 PM
A reader (********@****.***) received this poorly-punctuated email in response to an ad on the site:

From: chris pastor
Date: 19 January 2005 10:10:43 GMT
To: *******************@***********
Subject: Payment and shipping info!!!!

Hello,fine so i would like to informed you that i  will contact my client to issued cheque whole amount  of £2,500 and you will deduct your real cost which is £170 and you will help me send the balance  to my  shipper agency via western union for pick up so that they can come and pickup the item ok so let me have your address you want the check sent to and the name you want to be on cheque including your cell phone and i  want this to be done fast ok thanks for your cooperation Regard...

ADVICE

Obviously dodgy....... avoid this buiyer like something smelly and sticky....


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: SCAM ALERTS]
      #85562 - 09/02/05 04:31 PM
Just thought I'd let you know about this one!!

A user advertised an item on Readers' Ads and received this initial response from leebruce20032003@yahoo.com

"hello, am interested in buying your Pro-cussion i will want you to give me the last price for it and tell me the present condition and also send me pics as well. Thanks Please email me direct with your real email okay"

He responded and then received this mail:

"Hello,
Thanks for the mail i really appreciate your quick
response i will want you to give me the name you want
on the check and the address where the check will be
send to with your mobile phone number and landline
number.i just want to inform you that you will be
receiving the check of £2,500 and send the remaining
to my shipping agent who is coming for the pick up at
your place.in my last transaction with one of of
associate he is the one that owns me the money okay
and he has promise to pay me when ever i needed it
andhave contact him about this transaction and he ask
me to forward the name on the check and the address
where the check will be send to.so i will want you to
give me the information so that you can have the check
in time.mind you i will compensate you with £100.for
accepting my offer.as soon as you give me the name and
the address consider the check at your door.and as
soon as the check clears your bank then you can send
the balance back to the shipper for the pick up at
your place.can i trust you with this deal? co's am
willing to do this is deal with you with my
wholeheartedly.if so let us move forward on this
transaction.hoping to read from you soonest.
Thanks,

Regards...

i want you to give me the name you want on the cheque
and address where the cheque will be send to and as
soon as the cheque cleared your bank then you can
transfer the rest to the shipper"

Followed up by:

"hello,
why the silence ? i will want you to get back to me
with the name you want on the cheque and the address
where the cheque will be send to with your mobile and
landline number so that we can move forward on this
transaction.And as soon as the cheque cleared your
bank then you can send the rest money to the shipper
for the pickup at your place okay.Hoping to read from
you soonest.
Thanks.."


It's the usual Scam......

Again, avoid the leebruce email address as a buyer....


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: SCAM ALERTS]
      #85564 - 09/02/05 04:33 PM
I've just been told that Some eBay scammers have now started putting reserve prices on items.

So keep yer eyes peeled...... and don;t assume a reserve meansa real deal....

M


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: SCAM ALERTS]
      #85567 - 09/02/05 04:35 PM
yet another form the LeeBruce2003 Email addy.


Quote:



Hi all

Got this today. I'd been e-mailing the guy for a few days - seemed OK until this one came. It was in response to my posting of a Mac FS in the readers ads. The previous mails were very convincing.

Regards

**********


From:lee bruce

'Hello,
   Thanks for the mail i really appreciate your quick
response i will want you to give me the name you want
on the check and the address where the check will be
send to with your mobile phone number and landline
number.i just want to inform you that you will be
receiving the check of £2,500 and send the remaining
to my shipping agent who is coming for the pick up at
your place.in my last transaction with one of of
associate he is the one that owns me the money okay
and he has promise to pay me when ever i needed it
andhave contact him about this transaction and he ask
me to forward the name on the check and the address
where the check will be send to.so i will want you to
give me the information so that you can have the check
in time.mind you i will compensate you with £100.for
accepting my offer.as soon as you give me the name and
the address consider the check at your door.and as
soon as the check clears your bank then you can send
the balance back to the shipper for the pick up at
your place.can i trust you with this deal? co's am
willing to do this is deal with you with my
wholeheartedly.if so let us move forward on this
transaction.hoping to read from you soonest.
Thanks,

Regards...

i want you to give me the name you want on the cheque
and address where the cheque will be send to and as
soon as the cheque cleared your bank then you can
transfer the rest to the shipper'






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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: SCAM ALERTS]
      #85577 - 09/02/05 04:54 PM
Oh, and matey boy with the Korg legacy cracks is at it again on ebay.... Avoid this./..

I have spoken directly with Korg about it, i can confirm it is definitely illegal.


eBay - Korg Legacy Collection (minus controller) - still ongoing

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51346&item=574984 9507&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51346&item=574863 6944&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51346&item=574984 4496&rd=1


turns out I used to work for the same companmy as Mike at Korg Support..........

this industry is smaller than you think....

Max


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SCAMS On EBAY a reminder . new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #98499 - 07/03/05 04:14 PM
Right , this is getting really really silly....

This last week, Every single serious level console, (DMXR100, Neve, etc) with just 1 quite notable exception, (Euphonix Cs3000) was a SCAM

Current std tip offs.

1) Anything that's a private auction.

Generally speaking this is now a favourite of the Scam artists, as it prevents Concerned parties form emailing the bidders to warn them of the nature of the auction

2) Zero Feedback
Obviously everyone's got to start sometime, but basically Any high value Auction from a Seller with 0 feedback or new seller status should be avoided...

3) Even Feedback isn't certain now, as a number of Seller ID's have been hijacked. So be careful, check out previous feedback, email them and walk away at the slightest whiff of something funny.

4) Terms and Conditions
If they won't agree to accept Cash and allow you to collect the goods in person, or deliver to you on a C.O.D basis, then don't buy it. simple as that. NO excuses.
if a seller ONLY accepts Paypal, Western union, Nochex, or other electronic payment, and won;t accept cash, Don;t buy it. They may be Legit, but it'\s simply not worth taking that risk.

4B) NEVER go on your own to a meeting for collection.

5) NEVER accept payment for any amount other than the auction end price + P&P

6) if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Be safe, be careful, and don,t get caught out.

Max

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #103916 - 19/03/05 11:03 PM
Recent updates


From a Forum member (thanks)
_________________________________________________
Ok,

Recently on ebay a new user has been attempting to sell an EMS Synthi AKS with no reserve. Some slight anomolies in the advertisement caused some suspicion. Firstly the guy comes from Truro, yet he placed his location as London. Secondly I asked a couple of questions in order to see if he would meet up and accept COD, and the condition of the unit.

REPLY:
Hi, You are right I am located in Truro, UK! I can make the shipping to your address as I work 12-14 hours in a day and I don't have time to meet you. The Synth is in perfect working condition. Best Regards.
---
slightly lacking in detail there, and the refusal to meet up was very suspicious. Further more, 2 hours before the auction was set to end it looks like eBay stopped things. "If the item was removed by eBay, please consider this transaction cancelled. If anybody contacts you to complete the sale, please ignore the request."

But, surprise surprise the user contacted me:

HIS E-MAIL:
Mail me if you are still interested by the EMS SYNTHI AKS Analog Synth for EURO 1100
I closed the auction for a buyer but he can't make the payment until 2 weeks from now. We agreed to find other buyer.
Make the payment on my name and address via western union
Name : Mark Jonson
Address : 61 Lemon Street
City : Truro
Zip Codes : TR1 2PE
Country : UK
Total price including the shipping is 1100 EURO( I will pay the shipping taxes and you will pay for the money transfer )
Soon as the payment is done email me the scanned copy from the receipt or the Sender's name and the MTCN from W U . I will verify the transfer online and if is fine I will make the shipping to your name and address. You will receive the tracking no.
Let me know
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Hmm, so he's a new user, lied about the closure of the auction, only accepts WU, and refuses to meet up. I've since posted an e-mail saying that I'll only do COD... but have not yet recieved a reply. I wouldnt seriously meet up, but it'll be intersting to see what other excuses he'll come up with.

If anyone by the name of Mark Johnson (jhgh78 on ebay, jhgh78@yahoo.com) sells something like this again then watch out.


__________________________________________________

Basically the stock advice applies.
this is a text book scam case, and should be avoided .

Also from another user
__________________________________________________
Hi again

Came across a Korg Triton Extreme being sold on Ebay again.

New user / seller has zero feedback, user id's kept private and from London........think this is another Triton scam.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38089&item=730796 3572&rd=1

Regards

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: SCAM ALERTS]
      #103918 - 19/03/05 11:05 PM
Also This post in the forum

Quote a forum user:

Watch out for someone named Brian Nichol with the email address paul_jakes@hotmail.co.uk

Offers to buy goods, says he will pay cash into your account and arrange courier uplift. But in fact he pays in a cheque and arranges uplift before the cheque bounces.




I've notified Admin as of this evening....

be careful out there peeps.

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #116179 - 16/04/05 09:49 PM
Although SOS has forced everyone to register who wishes to reply via email to genuine advertisers on our Readers Ads site, 2 alleged scammers have bothered to register and started sending emails like the one below to sellers. They look like scams to me, so avoid them like the plague!

Ian G

Thanks for the response.I have contacted my client who need the XXXX.He
said he will issue to you a CHEQUE of £2,000 after you send the following
informations:

Full name..............

Address.....................

Phone number......................

You are to deduct £450 and forward the balance to the shipping company that will come for the pick-up from your destination.The balance for the shipping includes my COMMISSION AND SHIPPING.My client said he love to make use of the XXXX in a movie....Also i need your phone number get back to me asap........

I saw your advert on net. I will like to know if it is still available for
sale if available please get back with the pics, last price and present
condition. Are you the first owner? When do you service it last?Also where
do you base?I will like you to e mail me direct to my mailbox:
Oli_in_Jam@yahoo.com.Your response will highly appreciate.

This is my phone number +447031844488
Best Regards
Olic...........


This next guy equally seems well dodgy to me, so take care/ignore his emails:

llo,
I am Engr Mark Job from France, I deal with all kinds of used Items and Engines, I came across your advert for the item listed above.
I will like to know if you are the owner of the Item, if so i will like you to provide me it's Photograph, Present condition and the least price you can sell it to me.
But if you have no pictures for it, you can go on by telling it's Conditions, as long as i can have trust in you.
Also Payment would be through a certiffied uk bank cheque or Banker's Draft.

I will like you to know that, the shipment will be handled by me.
I await your quick response.

Engr Mark Job
mark_job11@yahoo.de



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Reminders about Ebay stuff , second chance scam... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #140458 - 09/06/05 09:57 AM

this is a Quote of a thread to remind you guys.....


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Heads up on ebay scam
      #140380 - 02:48 09/06/2005
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People are sending fake email informing outbided users that the wining bider has backed out and you have an opertunity to buy. They will try and get you to transact outside of ebay and get your personal details. If you have doubts ask them to relist with your last bid as a buy it now.
This has hapened to me with an AW16G but it could have been anything!
Heads up, and lets be carefull out there.


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Re: Heads up on ebay scam [Re: Free Trade Inn]
      #140387 - 05:28 09/06/2005
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Yeah, this goes on pretty regularly. I've seen a few people selling Access Virus TIs shortly after they were announced, I've had people want to pay me more for an item I was selling then expect me to give the difference to their agent in Africa, and I've gotten a number of emails telling me that I need to fix something with my personal information or I will be banned from eBay. Just the other day I got a warning that my bid had been cancelled on an item I had never bid on. I don't know how all the scams work; some are clearly trying to separate honest people from their cash or merchandise, some are probably attempts to get valid email addresses and financial information from gullible people...who knows? eBay has a mechanism for reporting such scams, but I'm not sure that anything actually ever gets done. I suspect there are too many for the eBay people to keep up with.

You should always, ALWAYS, be careful dealing with eBay. When you get an email that seems odd, NEVER click on any of its links. When I got the notice that my bid had been cancelled for item # XX, I opened a new browser window, navigated to eBay on my own, then did a search for that item number. It was some teapot or something that I've never seen before in my life. I use a Mac, so I don't have to worry about viruses or spyware, but I still would never click on any link that a suspect email wanted me to use.

Lots of great people selling great things use eBay, but I suspect there will always be scams. There's little harm in being too careful.


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Re: Heads up on ebay scam [Re: Free Trade Inn]
      #140449 - 10:27 09/06/2005



I send everything suspicious (that means pretty much anything which claims to be from 'Ebay' just to be sure) to spoof@ebay.com or spoof@ebay.co.uk which is their catch-all spam centre email address.

Ben




it still happens a LOT.... Be careful....


Further Notes.

From: John Williams

Notified Ebay already, thought it might be worth sharing for the sheer cheek of it... check out his Items For Sale...

http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZwatson2230

Multiple copies of Cubase SX2, Korg Legacy etc. Unbelievable!

SX2 & Legacy for £5.99 Buy it Now...!

ALL THE ITEMS ARE ILLEGAL> DO NOT BUY FROM THE USER>

\despite the advertisement disclaimers.... what he is doing IS illegal.,

and thoroughly immoral !



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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #188404 - 28/09/05 08:42 AM
Got this today "Tony Dave" eh, no there a good english name!!!!

Hello,



I am Tony Dave, Live in Newham,Truro.United Kindom but Presently doing business in France Paris.



I deal with all kinds of used Items and Engines, I came across your advert for the item listed above. I will like to know if you are the owner of the Item, and if you still have it for sale? if so, i will like you to provide me with the photograph, Present condition and the {least price} you can sell it to me, because i will have to re-sale it here and i have to be sure its in Good condiction.



But if you have no pictures for it, You can go on by telling me the conditions,as long as i can have trust in you.

Payment would be through a certiffied uk bank cheque or Banker's Draft.

I will like you to know, I will be shipping it once payment has been comfirmed by you.



Your immidiate response would be appreciated.



Get back to me via my personal email address: tony_dave0101@yahoo.fr



Regards



Mr. Tony Dave


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: wul]
      #188721 - 28/09/05 04:52 PM
Quote wul:

Got this today "Tony Dave" eh, no there a good english name!!!!

Hello,



I am Tony Dave, Live in Newham,Truro.United Kindom but Presently doing business in France Paris.



I deal with all kinds of used Items and Engines, I came across your advert for the item listed above. I will like to know if you are the owner of the Item, and if you still have it for sale? if so, i will like you to provide me with the photograph, Present condition and the {least price} you can sell it to me, because i will have to re-sale it here and i have to be sure its in Good condiction.



But if you have no pictures for it, You can go on by telling me the conditions,as long as i can have trust in you.

Payment would be through a certiffied uk bank cheque or Banker's Draft.

I will like you to know, I will be shipping it once payment has been comfirmed by you.



Your immidiate response would be appreciated.



Get back to me via my personal email address: tony_dave0101@yahoo.fr



Regards



Mr. Tony Dave




Me too... I didn't even bother replying...

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #190117 - 01/10/05 04:05 PM
Just today getting a string of dodgy requests from richard01_smithonline@yahoo.com

He has an 'associate in Nigeria'!


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: RegressiveRock]
      #195101 - 12/10/05 09:18 AM
As a general rule of thumb just avoid anyone who even mentions the name Western Union. I had one guy try scamming me to which I told him I had reported him to the police etc... Anyway, the reply I received should go down in history as the most ridiculous. Its amusement made the guys existance worthwhile.

Basically, I received the following email addressed from:
FEDERAL BOUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

It even came with a very pixellated FBI logo header.

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Dear sir,

We are International Federal Boureau of Investigation (FBI) . Our Company waiting from you .. The information from were we can arrest the guy.From were office he go to pick up the money . For we can arest him , we ask you to give him all information about the payment but that information must be available. When he will be in the #Wstern Union office to pick up the money , we will cath him ..

Thank you for your cooperation .

Director : Gerrard Saun from FBI LONDON..
Thank you .
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Hilarious!


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #199915 - 22/10/05 11:30 AM
Ha Ha Tony Dave lol

Got 2 in one day from this idiot. I just signed him up to over 100 spam emails, hopefully it annoyed him as it did me recieving his crap.


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts - Tony Dave new [Re: jaytranzmit]
      #201127 - 25/10/05 09:43 AM
And here's where the scam hits:

"Thanks for the honesty you have put in from the day one of this purchase and your open hearted in this transaction.

Just want to inform you about the Urgent news I had from my associate today.....I just received a call from my client letting me know that a terrible mistake was made in the amount stipulated on your payment, Which was made out of {National Irish Bank} instead of £500 he went on and issue the sum of £5000 on the cheque.
I think it's a typo Error from me so please try and understand it was due to my shut side view, and I have not been chanced to call for somedays now cos my phone was bad but i can use my other phone now.has you will be receivnig the payment be today or tomorrow.

My client was suppose to issue two payment out of my funds with him, One to you and send the other to my Personal assistant who is taking care of my daughter aswell for the medical treatment and also to make an arrangement for the pick up,but he made the whole to you instead of sending just £500 for the item and £4,500 to my Personal assistant for medical expensess and the agent fees.
And this can't be rectified from my end,because right now I'm not in the UK.

I will want us to carry on this transaction without further delay, I'll really appreciate if you go on and deposite the banker's draft in your account to avoid further delay and get back to me letting me know the amount of days it will use in clearing from your account so i can tell you what to do from there.

I'd like you to go ahead and cash the funds, then keep your own part of the funds, am also ready to give you extra £300 for the bank charges, after this, you will have to send the balance on the banker's draft to my Personal Assistant so he can arrange for the medical bills of my daughter in the hospital and also make an arrangement for the pick up as soon as you cash the funds.

We have spent to much time on this transaction and will not be adviseable to waste anymore time on this purchase again as we both are mature business men who deals internationally and this is a very small issue i think we can surtout bettween ourself.

I have spoking with my client that mistakely sent you the over payment about the mistake and he made me understand we can go ahead and have the Bankers draft cashed in any bank in the UK since the bank draft is issued from a UK bank.

I really do regret any inconviences this might cause you, you can call me as soon as you get this message or reply back with a message in my email.

This is my number +447031941239 it is a UK roam Number. You can find a copy of my Picture bellow this message.

I will be waiting to hear from you.

Once again, i'm really sorry for the inconviences this might have caused you. And you are free to deduct the £300 as promise.

Thanks for your usual cooperation,

I await your urgent response,

Engr Tony Dave"


Oh, and the twat even includes a picture of himself......


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts - Tony Dave new [Re: boomboy]
      #201139 - 25/10/05 10:09 AM
Quote boomboy:

... and the twat even includes a picture of himself......




Of someone - it may not be him - and it's there to set you at ease so you will bite on the scam more easily.

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts - Tony Dave new [Re: John Willett]
      #203777 - 30/10/05 10:09 PM
You can check hidden ebay comments with this plugin for firefox.
https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=560

Just check out the amount of bad comments for some of the sellers. Its amazing ebay let them continue selling.


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts - Tony Dave new [Re: John Willett]
      #204733 - 01/11/05 06:01 PM





Of someone - it may not be him - and it's there to set you at ease so you will bite on the scam more easily.




I'm sure your right.

The good news: received a "Bank Draft" (in the post) for £5000
The bad news: looks like it's been printed on an inkjet

Hilarious......


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts - Tony Dave new [Re: boomboy]
      #228314 - 23/12/05 10:27 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AKG-C12-C-12-C-12-ORIGINAL-VINTAGE-CONDENSER-MIC-195 4_W0QQitemZ7375035602QQcategoryZ15198QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Same serial number and pictures as this one?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ORIGINAL-VINTAGE-CONDENSER-MIC-1954-AKG-C12_W0QQitem Z7376719997QQcategoryZ41466QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Someone is going to get a big $12,000 shock!

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #232661 - 06/01/06 04:17 PM
anyone know anything bout this seller?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7378882528&sspagename=A DME:L:RTQ:US:1

also, i can't quite tell if that's a gibson, or a really close ripoff. can anyone lend a better set of eyes towards the headstock? the seller just says the following:

We collected all our goods from our country's authentic market. We are not the specialist, we don't know the exact condition of the goods. As far as I known, it is new .it is be send to your country needs Shipping cost:GBP180.00 ,insurance:GBP2.00
If you have any question please feel free to contact us.
I hope you have many fortunes and good health.
sincerely
wen

mostly positive feedback, but pretty fishy. but that's a hell of a deal for a lp standard or classic, if it is in deed such.

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: rmaxtpmx]
      #232740 - 06/01/06 07:04 PM
If that's not a scam, I'll eat my hat.


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #232813 - 06/01/06 09:47 PM
notice how he ignores the question "can you tell me what it says on top of the guitar" i wouldnt go anywhere near that guy. thats probably not even a picture of the guitar hes got.

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: :simon:]
      #232841 - 06/01/06 11:09 PM
That's another common ploy. My wife runs a site for her dad selling Antique Clocks. She was recently alerted to the fact that a number of her images and descriptions had been lifted by someone purporting to be selling them on eBay!


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #232848 - 06/01/06 11:30 PM
Saw a nice u87 mic for sale in the USA, to good to be true? E mailed and they stated they had just moved over to Bali, if i sent half the money they would send me the mic!

Please dont say someone bought it, it was only £400! Ha.
Yes i blocked the caller.

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #244808 - 29/01/06 10:55 PM
Ok.. be aware of a guy with the email ScottFather1956 @hotmail and ebay name of BobbyBlueMonkey

He is offering a Roland Jupiter 8 with Kention kit for a "buy now" price of £200 but you have to buy 2!! Imaging someone actually having two to sell.

Ok, that scam was easy to spot but I checked out his other items: Apple 30inch screem, Korg Triton, some wierd modular synth (could be Russian), Sony HandyCam... a hold load of stuff. Oh and DDrums too.

Usual, Western Union money transfer scam.

Edited by Pip (29/01/06 10:57 PM)


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Pip]
      #245078 - 30/01/06 02:00 PM
I was one of the many victims of MC Boardman a few years back so I can only advise anyone to be extra vigilant when dealing with "to good to be true" offers. If you part with your cash, it's highly like you'll never see your money again. I didn't / haven't and the police have been as much use as a bucket of sh*te chasing / finding this w*nker or even keeping me up-to-date! It's been 2.5 years! Not a dickie bird!

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #247186 - 02/02/06 09:16 PM
Yah I've been scammed on ebay before... beware of johnleota, he bought a microphone off me and never replied or payed... I ended up having to pay the ebay fees...

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Stephen W.]
      #247407 - 03/02/06 09:27 AM
You can get a refund of eBay fees if you file a non-paying bidder. It takes a little time, but the process does work. It did for me in anyway, twice...


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Pip]
      #254497 - 16/02/06 03:34 AM
I wish I had seen this before findinf out about Scottfather1956. He4 just stole $2,215 from me. I would like to know how you are sure he is the same person as Bobby Blue Monkey on eBay. WHY cant he be caught??? Any ideas?


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: ElviraZ28]
      #254612 - 16/02/06 11:36 AM
their email is the same, when people send mail via the ebay system, it usually reveals their direct registered email address, and in this case they're the same .

Max

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #254614 - 16/02/06 11:41 AM
I agree with the judge in Pinocio, people who have stuff stolen from them should go to prison. Perhaps then they would be more careful . . .

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #256947 - 20/02/06 07:24 PM
Beware the "Second Chance Offer" emails which look like the real thing, except that there's no link to buy from the ebay site. I think the graphics in the email were even directly posted from ebay's site.

If you reply (and I did...I really wanted that DA-7), the second email will ask for personal information.

At that point I emailed the seller directly from ebay, asking him to confirm that he'd actually made the Second Chance Offer. Guess what? He had not.

Good luck!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #267205 - 13/03/06 09:08 PM
I've just been informed that the following PayPal-scam has started to rear its ugly head frequently (again):

It works as follows:
An e-mail is sent to your PayPal e-mail account, confirming you've just paid for an item using PayPal:

Dear [name],
This e-mail confirms that you have paid NAME* (e-mail@name.com) $ [amount] USD using PayPal.

This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as NAME*


The address mentioned under 'Shipping Information' is most likely unknown to you, so you're probably tempted to click the 'Dispute Transaction' link below the sentence 'If you haven't authorized this charge, click the link below to cancel the payment and get a full refund'

Don't! The link refers to a spoofed website in Croatia: ebnc.cipet.ac.cr/coppermine/.us/cancel.htm

If you'd log into your PayPal-account, you will notice that no such charge on your account (if all is well, that is!).

*) This is likely to be the name and e-mail address you're using for your PayPal account, so the message may appear authentic. It is not!


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts. new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #268066 - 15/03/06 03:43 PM
just got this email:

Quote:

WEBMAIL PROMO.FORWARD YOUR DETAILS
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE
AWARD DEPARTMENT

RESULTS FOR CATEGORY "A" DRAWS
Congratulations to
you as we bring to your notice, the results of the Second Category
draws of THE MICRO/STAAT PROMO INT. We are happy to inform you that you
have emerged a winner under the First Category, which is part of our
promotional draws. The draws are being officially announced today 15th
of March, 2006. Participants were selected through a computer ballot
system drawn from 2,500,000 email addresses of individuals and
companies from Africa, America, Asia, Australia,Europe, Middle East,
and Oceania as part of our International Promotions Program.




Your e-
mail address, attached to ticket number 50941465206-529, with serial
number 5772-54 drew the lucky numbers 3-4-17-28-35-44 and consequently
won in the First Category.
You have therefore been awarded a lump sum
pay out of 1,000,000 (One Million Euros), which is the winning payout
for Category A winners.
This is from the total prize money from
2,000,000 shared among the 2 winners in this category CONGRATULATIONS!
Your fund is now deposited with the paying Bank.
In your best interest
to aviod mix up of numbers and names of any kind, we request that you
keep the entire details of your award strictly from public notice until
the process of transferring your claims has been completed, and your
funds remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol
to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by
participants/nonparticipants of this program.
Please contact your
claims agent immediately for due processing and remittance of your
prize money to a designated account of your choice:



You are advised
to contact the agents by email.
Failure to do so may warrant
disqualification.
NOTE: For easy reference and identification, find
below your Reference and Batch numbers.
Remember to quote these
numbers in your correspondence with your claims agent.



REFERENCE
NUMBER: LSLUK/2031/8161/06
BATCH NUMBER: 75/011/INL



To file for your
claim,please contact the fiduciary agent.



***********************************************
MR.JOHAN
PIETER.
ROTTERDAM,THE NETHERLANDS.
TELEPHONE:0031-622-142-315.

Reply Email: staatlotawaednl@netscape.net
***********************************************
Congratulations once
again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions
program.

Sincerely Yours,
MRS.MARISKA NOWAK.
THE PROMOTION
COORDINATOR,







what shall i spend the money on?


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