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Re: ALERT - ALLEGED SCAM - Gary Hume aka Gary Feeney

Postby jimbo1982 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:44 pm

Gary Bloo%$y Feeney. He did me for over a grand a couple of years back on a Digi 002. Reported it to the Met Police so nothing happened as usual. If he is ever found let me know as I will not be calling the police.


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<div class="WarningText"><span class="bodytext">08 May 2009 -- </span>HE's BACK!!!! Warning: DO NOT transfer money to anyone using the names GARY HUME or GARY FEENEY (Kelso, Edinburgh, Forfar regions) as readers continue to lose money and never receive goods. Ongoing Police enquiries. </div>

<p>Email SOS Managing Director: md@soundonsound.com with your details/experiences.<br/><br/>READ newspaper story about him: http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2008/02/08/newsstory10909342t0.asp</p>

This person has the following adverts live on the site, so DO NOT reply to them:

Microphones : Neumann TLM103 Large diaphragm, cardioid condenser microphone derived from the famous U87. Boxed with shockmount, unused in mint condition. 2 available.
£400. Phone Gary 07935 100616 or Email (Kelso) 05/05/09
Microphones : Neumann U87ai Pro studio mic, large dual-diaphragm capsule with three directional patterns. Mint condition, boxed and unused with boxed EA87 shockmount. Less than six months old.
£750. Phone Gary 07935 100616 or Email (Kelso) 05/05/09
Microphones : Shure SM10A Low-impedance, unidirectional dynamic microphone designed for close-talk head-worn applications. New, boxed and unused.
£70. Phone 07935 100616 (Kelso) 25/04/09
Microphones : Beyerdynamic TG-X 60 High performance professional vocal mic. New and unused in carry case.
£80. Phone 07935 100616 (Kelso) 25/04/09
Microphones : Rode NT1000 Large-capsule condenser microphone. Mint condition and unused.
£90. Phone 07935 100616 (Kelso) 25/04/09
Monitors | Speakers : ESI Pro nEar 08 eXperience Studio Near-field reference monitors, extended low frequency response and high quality Kevlar 8" drivers. Boxed and unused.
£140. Phone Gary 07935 100616 or Email (Kelso) 05/05/09
Synth Modules : Korg Triton Rack Excellent sound module, hardly used in mint condition. Still boxed, with manuals, discs and cables.
£380. Phone Gary 07935 100616 or Email (Kelso) 05/05/09
Voice Channels | Preamps : Focusrite Voicemaster Pro Voice channel strip with ADC board fitted. Hardly used, mint condition, boxed with cables and manual.
£200. Phone Gary 07935 100616 or Email (Kelso) 05/05/09

We have received reports that he has taken money and NOT (yet) delivered said goods to the innocent purchasers.

BEWARE and anyone already recently affected by this, feel free to send by email any emails you have had with this person so that we may pass on again to the Police - include statement in any email you send to SOS MD Ian Gilby, that you are willing to have your info passed to the Police to assist in clearing up this matter.

READ newspaper story about him: http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2008/02/08/newsstory10909342t0.asp
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Ripped off » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:34 pm

PM'd Jimbo.
My sentiments on the s hithouse exactly. :x :x :x
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby matthbh » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:54 am

If you put that phone number into google then he's offering Piano lessons in Edinburgh.

Edit: Sorry, just read that newspaper article. Good stuff!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Kwaidan » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:06 pm

Beware this prophecy from Mr Nostrodamus!


From: nostrodamusfamily@yahoo.com

Good Day,

I saw your advertisement on the Internet; I'm really interested in buying it for my daughter for her school Project. I really love this particular model, can you please explain some more than what I have already seen on the advertisement. {How well it works}.

The working condition is really important for me because I am not in a good state of health to come to see it. I'd really appreciate a well descriptive description about its present condition and the {asking price} that it will be sold for. I would also appreciate if you could send more pictures of it.

Please reply back with your asking price for record purpose.


Get back to me as soon as possible to avoid further delay in the purchase, you don't need to worry about the delivery to my location because my shipping agent will be ready for coming to receive it once payment has been confirmed by you.


You can contact us on this line +44 70359 16387, but it is better if you could send me e-mails because I might be busy to pick my calls......
Please send your reply to : nostrodamusfamily@yahoo.com


Hope to hear from you as soon as possible


Best regards

Mr. Nostrodamus
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Mr Nostradamus strikes back

Postby Microwave » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:06 pm





Good Day,

I saw your advertisement on the Internet; I'm really interested in buying it for my daughter for her school Project. I really love this particular model, can you please explain some more than what I have already seen on the advertisement. {How well it works}.

The working condition is really important for me because I am not in a good state of health to come to see it. I'd really appreciate a well descriptive description about its present condition and the {asking price} that it will be sold for. I would also appreciate if you could send more pictures of it.

Please reply back with your asking price for record purpose.


Get back to me as soon as possible to avoid further delay in the purchase, you don't need to worry about the delivery to my location because my shipping agent will be ready for coming to receive it once payment has been confirmed by you.


You can contact us on this line +44 70359 16387, but it is better if you could send me e-mails because I might be busy to pick my calls......
Please send your reply to : nostrodamusfamily@yahoo.com


Hope to hear from you as soon as possible
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby danbroad » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:43 pm

Yes, I've had the Nostradamus prophecy enquiring about two of my three 'sale' ads in the forums. Fortunately, such obvious spam seems to be spoken in Pidgin English. One of these days we'll all get really well written emails and then we'll be in trouble...

As far as Sengaruny@aol.com is concerned, I've bought from him before and all went well.

I use Paypal with fees - always - just in case of non-delivery, but the synth I bought was exactly as described, delivered on time, and in the original box. I spoke a number of times with him on the 'phone. I can't vouch with certainty about anyone I've never met, but I can say that I had no problems and he seemed a decent chap in our brief dealings.

Incidentally, I'll never buy a higher priced item without the original box. I'd not dream of buying, say, a Virus or Andromeda only to find the original owner had 'binned' the original packaging. Most of us still have the boxes for our tellies, let alone a £1500 synth, hanging around the loft. And thieves never go into the loft to grab the original packaging...

If it's a cheap MIDI controller [like I'm selling unboxed at the moment:roll:] or a 40-year old vintage, then I'd understand that perhaps the original carboard was lost or disposed of. Anything else, and I'll walk on by.

EDIT; 4 years I've been an SOS forum visitor, and this is my first SOS post! Is that some kind of a record?!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby hogberto » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:51 pm

danbroad wrote:
EDIT; 4 years I've been an SOS forum visitor, and this is my first SOS post! Is that some kind of a record?!

looking forward to your second post in 2013. :bouncy:
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Recreation » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:14 pm

I had the email from Nostradamus,

I thought you might like to see my response!

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Good day to you too Sir,

Thanks for getting in touch.

This model of the Liquid Mix is in immaculate condition, as are the emulation algorithms - My favourite of which is the US Vintage Tube 1 (Fairchild Model 670 (US), which has no rust or marks even though it is so old. I'd recommend getting some decent leads for this old equipment, and a decent supply of clean, renewable energy (cold fusion would be ideal). There are 40 Compressors and 20 classic EQs, each one of these will require its own metaphysical storage space, and an EU to UK(mk2) 42 watt phase coherency adapter (each sold separately, easy to find in ASDA or at a flea market) . They all work flawlessly, a perfect compliment to a child's music course.

One feature that I found really quite remarkable was that if you give the FireWire cable a little squeeze on one side, it creates a 'Flanger' effect, just as though you were slowing down a tape with your finger! Very authentic and great fun.

This is a considerably large setup, and will probably require a small shed or some sort of bunker to contain all of these emulations. You will also be required to get a license to use the Distressor emulation, as it has nuclear capabilities.

As for the price, in my advert, I was asking for £210, but with the current state of inflation since I posted the ad, I have decided to lower the price to £34,000 per emulation, a total of £2,040,000.

A ship will certainly be required to move all of these algorithms, I can arrange to have then delivered to Southampton docks in a container for collection and shipment to anywhere in the known galaxy, and some elements of the 5th dimension (or time-space) / or Nigeria.

Best wishes in your future prophecies, I await you reply with semi-baited breath.

Kindest regards,



A.



:bouncy:

I just sent it, i'll let you know if he responds!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby soulata » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:23 pm

DIGITAL SCREAMS wrote:TR 808 listed in Readers' Ads as of 26/06/09

As new condition and only wants £600 for it.....so I responded :round1:

This is his reply email (reported to SOS)

RE: Enquiry re TR-808 in Sound On Sound Readers' Ads‏
From: Bonaparte Mihamed (drkamkurac@hotmail.com)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: 27 June 2009 11:25:37
To: thesynthwizard@hotmail.com


Hey,

Give me your address.

Your name and your address.

I'm going to come to you as I don't have home.

Be alone as I hate crowds.

Prepare Cash for me.I want to see notes.No mess.Real ones.

I don't have a phone number bastard stole it.I have f*** who steal other ppl property.Thats not me.

So if you want it - I can bring it to you if you give me your address and tell me when you'r at home.

Do you have wife or someone else I can see if you are out working ? Are they in your flat 24/7 ?

Just for security of my own , who do you live with ? Any other adults there ?

Peace

> Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 11:25:10 +0000
> To: drkamkurac@hotmail.com
> From: ReadersAds@soundonsound.com
> Subject: Enquiry re TR-808 in Sound On Sound Readers' Ads
>
> From: thesynthwizard@hotmail.com
>
> Still Available?
>
> Can you elaborate on its condition? Got any pictures?
>
> Thanks, im interested
>
> Jago


btw. "drkamkurac" actually means "I'm spanking my monkey" in Serbian/Croatian/Slovenian languages ...I'd think twice before sending him anything...
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Re: ALERT - ALLEGED SCAM - Gary Hume aka Gary Feeney

Postby nervous_testpilot » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:00 pm

I think "Steph Brown" may also be Gary Feeney, and may also have scammed me.

I replied to this advert:

Effects | Signal Processors : Focusrite Liquid Mix 32
channel EQ and Compression. 20 EQs and 40 Compressors are
available straight out of the box, with an expanding
library online. New, boxed and unused. Originally bought in
September.
£220. Email Steph Brown (Glasgow) 10/12/09

...and was given the following details:

steph.medical@googlemail.com

8 Carmichael Place
Glasgow
G42 9UE

07513 077074

Also the following work details:

I'm on tomorrow backshift so you can call anytime after 2pm.
At the moment I'm based on the High Dependency Unit (Victoria Infirmary), the direct line is 0141 201 5062 or you can go through the switchboard on 0141 201 6000.

My details

Halifax/Bank Of Scotland

Acc No 01222899
Sort Code 804635
Acc Name Stephen Andrew Brown

Didn't think anyone who gave that much info, and also an actual bank account would be fraudulent, but was aware I wasn't checking fully. I googled the address, and yes, it was near that hospital - perfectly plausible he could work there.

I transfered the money and didn't hear anything for a couple of days. Then emailed asking for a tracking number and was told it would be sent over "when I get back from work."

That was three days ago.

Now all emails to that address bounce. I googled the phone number and found this:

http://edinburgh.gumtree.com/edinburgh/79/47959979.html

GARY??

Also I looked up the other adverts posted by "Steph"

Microphones : Neumann U87ai I have a mint condition and unused U87ai, in nickel, with an EA87 suspension mount. Mic comes in its original wooden case and original box, and the EA87 is also boxed. Bought in June, with original receipt. Collection and cash only please.
£950. Email Steph Brown (Glasgow) 14/12/09

There's that Neumann again. Also...

Voice Channels | Preamps : Focusrite ISA 428 multichannel front end with four classic, Rupert Neve-designed, transformer-based pre amps with switchable impedance and direct instrument inputs. Boxed and unused, with original receipt from Dolphin Music, purchased back in August. Local collection only please.
£850. Email Steph Brown (Glasgow) 12/12/09

I think these "collection only" items might just be flak. Anyone dealt with this person? I think there is about a 1% chance I could be wrong about this but I'm fairly certain this is Feeney or a Feeney-a-like.

I have contacted my local police as well as emailing the address suggested for Ian Gilby. Anything else I can do - someone mentioned contacting the bank...

I'd like to hear if any of you have any more info.
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Beware of this scammer: victor.frank85@yahoo.com

Postby Microwave » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:59 pm

victor.frank85@yahoo.com

"thanks for the kind mail
am interested in buying your item for my friend's child who is currently studying in USA as a congratulatory gift, if you can mail to explain the actual condition presently i and i want you to get back to me with the total cost of it and and get back to me with your paypal e-mail ID so that i can transfer your money to your paypal account as soon as possible, Your urgent response will be highly appreciated.Thanks and God bless"
His email is thanks for the kind mail"
This was actually on gumtree, but I wouldn't be surprised if he turns up here as well.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby themildbunch » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:43 am

potential wanted ad scam..

anyone heard or had experience of Andy Evan(s)?
a_evans@sify.com and andy.evan46@gmail.com from Spain?

he's replied to my wanted ad for a dolby 363 sr/a unit with very small images culled from ebay and what looks like google image searches as they are images of different units!

we has reduced the price by 50 euros in the last couple of days for no obvious reason and accepts paypal, western union, bank wire transfer..

it seems decidedly dodgy to me and I've as asked for pictures he's taken himself but I'm not going to send any money!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby UkReMiX » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:53 pm

Got stung from Spain with Western Union, I wouldn't unless you know the person or unless your feeling generouse...

I ignored the "If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is" rule once, it was a good lesson.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby The Fold Studios » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:55 pm

anyone heard or had experience of Andy Evan(s)?
a_evans@sify.com and andy.evan46@gmail.com from Spain?


This guy replied to my wanted ad for a digi 192. Just had a look @ the latest scam posts just in case and saw this post. Looks pretty dodgy. Though are you not protected if paying through paypal if nothing turns up?
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby The Fold Studios » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:14 pm

To answer my own question, if you get scammed on a paypal transaction, you may get your money back if a claim is decided in your favour but only to the extent that Paypal can recover the money from the seller's paypal account, so basically any scammer worth his salt would presumably empty his paypal account pretty quicksmart and leave you up a certain creek without so much as a canoe.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby The Fold Studios » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:46 pm

Final update on this. Seems definitely to be a scam... See this link:

http://www.astrobuysell.com/fraud_alert.htm
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Tomás Mulcahy » Sat May 01, 2010 2:12 pm

Might be the same guy, replied to my wanted ad for a Casio CZ-5000, using pictures from one that is on ebay US.Here's the email:

On 19 Apr 2010, at 1:14 pm, Sound On Sound Readers Ads wrote:

From: r.wint67@gmail.com

Hope you are doing fine..I am ROBERT WINTHROP from Madrid,Spain.How you still interested in buying the above item..I have it in a very good condition and i will email details as soon as i hear from you thanks
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Re: ALERT - ALLEGED SCAM - Gary Hume aka Gary Feeney

Postby Beat it productions » Thu May 06, 2010 10:53 pm

sent money to a nick green with the same bank details, have you got any further with your enquiries
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby susbemol » Fri May 14, 2010 4:30 pm

BE VERY AWARE: I sent money for a Mesa Boogie F30 to a guy calling himself SIMON WALTERS (simon_walters18@yahoo.co.uk) claiming to be from Plymouth, phone number 07949355519 but he has never posted the amp. Obviously a scammer now but seemed very genuine at first. Again, "too good to be true, it probably is!".

I think he is the same guy advertising on Gumtree.com other Mesa Boogie amps (every now and then) for £350, like this one: http://www.gumtree.com/london/26/57971126.html
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby ainternational » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:01 pm

This may or may not be genuine, but I received the first message in reply to two items wanted ads I've just placed in SOS (for an S1000 and TR808). The guy sent 2 photos of an 808 and described it as a 606. This, the price, and his keen-ness to know my address rings alarm bells: if it is genuine, my apologies, and I've probably just passed on the cheapest 808 for some time...

His first message:

On 24 Jul 2010, at 17:54, Sound On Sound Readers Ads wrote:

From: 2e0***@gmail.com

My name is Peter Chamberlain from Germany...I am contacting you regarding your advert you place on website that you are looking for the above subject...I have it in very good condition and if still interested,Let me know and i will forward you details of the item and i will also need your shipping address and telephone number to calculate the shipping cost to your destination.My mode of payment is Via Paypal,Western union,MoneyGram..Bank wire transfer..Let me know which method you prefer and i ship the next day after payment has been receive..My phone number is +4924029***..Feel free to call me anytime for further discussion or email me back thanks and hope to hear from you soon

My reply:

Hi Peter

Yes, still interested: please send details, photos and price

Thanks

Tony

His reply:

Roland TR-606 in very good condition and work perfectly well...Look clean and excellent..Everything work fine and solid..it is complete with original operation manual..I will be asking 600GBP and i will need your home address to calculate the shipping cost to your doorstep thanks and hope to hear from you soon


I've added the asterisks in case this is genuine: anyone else had dealings with this guy?
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