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Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby sound surround » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:15 am

Hi all,

Just this morning I've had an interaction with a "buyer" on Readers Ads which smells of a scam. Their initial message:

Send me the picture and the asking price

The ad had the asking price already. I responded with the page for the item and almost immediately they responded with:


I am okay with the Terms and Condition of sale as seen on the advert
including Your Final asking Price as Stated.

I have gone through the content of the advert once again am very
satisfy.Payment will be made out via a Check which will be issue to
you for the payment and pick up will be arrange after the Cheque is
Fully Cleared by your Bank.

I will not be able to come over to view it because im always busy at
work but i believe that all the details of the advert are right and
will want update about the Service History. You don't have to worry
yourself about the shipment, My Shipper will take care of pick up as
soon as you confirm the payment is Cleared by your Bank. let me know
if there is any other miscellaneous payment like,the tax charges, etc
that will be added to it.

Transportation and maintenance cost will be added to the Total amount
that will be issued on the Cheque, it will be used By My shipper who
will be coming for the Pick Up at your location after your bank
confirms cash available for use.My shipper is the one that will act on
my behalf regards the documentation of the change of ownership so any
signation will be sign by my shipper pick up and other all necessary
detail information will be fill by shipper so don't worry yourself
about the change of ownership documentation will be taken care by my

Get Back to me with information listed below in order to make out the
Cheque and payment will be issued and send from Kent via first class

Name to Be Write on The Cheque
Address To Send the Cheque To so you receive and get it Deposited in
your bank.
Your Phone Numbers.

There's no way they wrote that in the 30 seconds from my response. Their username is kierancourtney.
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:54 am

Yes, it does sound like a scammer. Thanks. We'll look into it.

...and it has now been dealt with as best we can.

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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Threecircles Recording Studio » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:39 pm

I've had two emails like this - in fact verbatim copies of the text above.

Alarm bells rang when they asked for a picture of the licence I was selling....

Same email as above so definitely suspect.

Email was kierancourtney2 so maybe a few accounts being used...?
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:56 pm

Thanks -- I'll pass that on.

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