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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts - Tony Dave

Postby boomboy » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:43 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

Postby John Willett » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:09 am

boomboy wrote:... 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

Postby pwdm » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:09 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

Postby boomboy » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:01 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 you're right.

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

Hilarious......
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby rmaxtpmx » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:17 pm

anyone know anything bout this seller?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7378882528&sspagename=ADME: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.

Postby * User requested deletion 2 * » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:04 pm

If that's not a scam, I'll eat my hat.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby forumuser728691 » Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:47 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.

Postby forumuser650225 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:09 am

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.

Postby Groutfinger » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:30 am

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. :shock:
Yes i blocked the caller.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Pip » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:55 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.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:00 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.

Postby Stephen W. » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:16 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.

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:27 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.

Postby ElviraZ28 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:34 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.

Postby Studio Support Gnome » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:36 pm

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 .

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby The Byre » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:41 pm

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.

Postby oxymoron » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:24 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. :shock:

Good luck!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Frank Eleveld » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:08 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.

Postby pumpkin » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:43 pm

just got this email:

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
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Congratulations once
again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotions
program.

Sincerely Yours,
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THE PROMOTION
COORDINATOR,




what shall i spend the money on? :roll:
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