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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:

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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
***********************************************
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? :roll:
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:46 pm

What's his general history? His eBay history seems good!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby baron_de » Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:23 pm

having two of them seemed dubious to me... so i googled his address and it turns up on a brace of fraudster lists.

one of the listings has now been removed by eBay themselves.

then there's the price... the fact that he puts his email address on the listing... FB is from sellers... and doesn't reply when i ask to pay COD ;-)

i'd say 'be careful'... no?


...bugger, have i just done myself out of a bargain..?

...double bugger, am i in court for libel..?
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:46 pm

Madness!!! :madas:
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby demon dave » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:44 pm

seen this last week, thought it was too good to be true

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7401167074&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3APIC&rd=1

i sent an email to him about shipping costs and i got a message back directing me to email his personal email for a response which i ignored. then i got an email from an "ebay partner" which i never opened. then.. i got a message from ebay in my ebay account saying...


Our records indicate that you recently sent an email to or received an email from downsa through the eBay email system (for example, you may have sent an email to this member through Ask Seller a Question or received an email from this member through Contact eBay Member).

Sometimes eBay accounts are used to send email solicitations for transactions outside of eBay, or to send unrelated questions in hopes that you will respond so that the other party can obtain your email address. We wanted you to be aware of the potential fraud risk these solicitations pose and encourage you to be cautious about the email you received from this member.

Please keep in mind, sales that take place outside of eBay are not eligible for any eBay or PayPal protective services and you run the risk of losing your money or your item if you complete these transactions. We would encourage you to review the eBay pages related to Fraud Protection at the address provided below for information on steps you can take to ensure that your transactions are successful:

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/confidence/isgw-fraud-ov.html

Should you have paid for this item, please write with details through our "Contact Us" form found on the page below:

http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/contact_inline/index.html

Please select "Report problems with other eBay members > Fraud concerns for buyers > You paid for an item but never received it"

If you have paid for the item through PayPal, you may find the following page useful:

/csg/p?www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_pbp-info-outside

Regards,

Trust & Safety Department





Now i see the item is back under a different name and location..........
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Digidesign-Control-24-Board_W0QQitemZ7402828577QQcategoryZ23792QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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