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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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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:53 pm

I've just had an interesting response from a seller on eBay, selling an Emu Vintage Keys Plus. When I asked them if they had any pics, they replied "don't have pics...sorry". They're selling a SH!T load of music stuff, worth 10,000's. I was a bit caught off guard, I have to admit... so won't be making a bid on that item.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:39 pm

Peter Conz Connelly wrote:I've just had an interesting response from a seller on eBay, selling an Emu Vintage Keys Plus. When I asked them if they had any pics, they replied "don't have pics...sorry". They're selling a SH!T load of music stuff, worth 10,000's. I was a bit caught off guard, I have to admit... so won't be making a bid on that item.


Follow up: I replied saying:

"OK, thanks for your reply. If you can be bothered to take some and upload them I might consider bidding. Thanks, P."

Their reply was... wait for it...

"I am not bothered"

My hunch would be they're dodgy so will share their eBay name in case anyone else is looking at any of their items: carmen7221

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:01 pm

Peter Conz Connelly wrote:
Peter Conz Connelly wrote:I've just had an interesting response from a seller on eBay, selling an Emu Vintage Keys Plus. When I asked them if they had any pics, they replied "don't have pics...sorry". They're selling a SH!T load of music stuff, worth 10,000's. I was a bit caught off guard, I have to admit... so won't be making a bid on that item.

Follow up: I replied saying:

"OK, thanks for your reply. If you can be bothered to take some and upload them I might consider bidding. Thanks, P."

Their reply was... wait for it...

"I am not bothered"

My hunch would be they're dodgy so will share their eBay name in case anyone else is looking at any of their items: carmen7221

P

It seems this seller is far too good for us mere peasants, check their latest reply out:

"for a stingy 150 quid you want pictures...don't you want a HD movie with this rack? It is in very good condition and by the way...after playing it again...I think for this sort of change is not worth selling is it? So, it is not for sale anymore."

two words, arrogant c**t

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Kwackman » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:47 pm

If you check out his auctions, in some of them he states he's leaving the UK for good in 5 days....
Not exactly confidence inspiring?
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Chevytraveller » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:18 pm

Kwackman wrote:If you check out his auctions, in some of them he states he's leaving the UK for good in 5 days....
Not exactly confidence inspiring?

Well at least that means we are less one tosser

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Monotron » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:01 pm

ainternational wrote:This may or may not be genuine

Well, I just had this come through regarding an ad for an MS6:

> My name is Peter Chamberlain from Sweden...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 +46704029617..Feel free to call me anytime for further discussion or email me back thanks and hope to hear from you soon >

These tossers must think we were born yesterday. I think it's always worth getting them to send pics with copies of your email or the advert next to the item. :bouncy:
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby ainternational » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:36 pm

Germany, Sweden... Mr Chamberlain gets around a bit.

Was going to post an ad warning people to beware of him, but if he's so dim as to continue using the same name, maybe we'd be better off not letting him know he's been rumbled? What do the SOS people think?
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby ainternational » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:39 pm

ainternational wrote:Germany, Sweden... Mr Chamberlain gets around a bit.

Was going to post an ad warning people to beware of him, but if he's so dim as to continue using the same name, maybe we'd be better off not letting him know he's been rumbled? What do the SOS people think?

On second thoughts, he probably only reads the wanted ads so I will post to warn others
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby gnarl » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:09 pm

Thank you for this post. He just replied to my wanted add for a GR33. After reading through the thread, I have not tipped him off and just replied that I had already purchased it.

The text in the post is exactly the same as posted by Monotron.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Raystrack » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:35 am

Thanks for this post about Peter Chamberlain. He has responded to my request for an SM81 mike with the same generic wording as your responses. There again if he is genuinely selling a lot, he may have a template - he included specs and photos on request

My only concern was his gmail address ( I tend to be itchy about gmailers) but when I requested photos he has sent them straight away and they're obviously taken with a mobile. The price is right and he checked post and shipping costs against my address.

I was about to pay via Paypal as the safest means but they didn't recognise his email address - not sure what to do now if he sorts out things with Paypal.
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