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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Fizmo100 » Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:17 am

I've had the same email - definately a scam. Not decided whether to string the guy along for a bit. Some people must be desperate to reply to what looks like the majority of adverts on this site! :roll:
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:49 am

Here's a follow-up email that this Garry Roland sent to another SOS reader who replied to his initial approach:

With thanks I acknowledge the receipt of your mail and the contents were well noted...I am happy the Item is still available for sale and price you placed is okay with me. I am prepared to offer you an extra £200 Extra to secure the sale to me, so the total balance to be paid to you will be £500.

I am actually buying this as a gift for a Neighboring Church in Africa for rehearsal an their upcoming harvest next month. I have already arranged with my shipper for a pick-up at your location after payment as been confirmed by you, I’ll handle the cost however. Pick-up will only be done when you have money in hands ok?

Please let me have your Full Details such as:
Your Full Name
Contact address and Post code including your mobile and home/office phone number where i could get you anytime i feel the call is needed so i can have my banker issue the payment {BANK DRAFT} to be sent to you as quickly as possible...

Hope i can trust you on this sales, cause i am buying here online for the first time and i hope it goes well for us...And also i will be sending more than the asking price due to the shipment Cost cause i will want my private shipping agent to come for the pickup of all my items in the UK...You will be sending the remaining funds to my shipping agent through via western union or money gram so he can come for pick up immediately okay !!!!!

I await your mail later today..!!!!!!!

Best Regards...........

Engr Garry Roland


Conz wrote:I got this over the weekend for 3 of my items in the SOS ads column. It read EXACTLY the same for all 3, so looks like a scam to me...

Hello seller,

I am an engineer based in ireland.I saw your advert on the internet, and i must tell you that i am really interested.I want to know the present working condition of your item.Please do go ahead and tell me the present condition ,and the {least price} that it will be sold for. Get back to me quickly to avoid further delay in the purchase,as my shippers are ready to come for the pick-up.

Get Back to me Via My Private Email Address: engr_garry_roland@yahoo.co.uk

Regards,

Garry Roland


If he's genuine, then I apologise, but the email doesn't seem very personal at all and has characteristics of the regular scams we've all come to know and hate!

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Nigerian scammer jailed

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:34 am

The police unfortunately cannot follow-up every internet scammer, but (as this news story from the BBC shows) they do thankfully seem to be having a go and succeeding at jailing some of these scamming ba***rds!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/3594043.stm

One down, thousands to go... Stay vigilant.

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Re: Nigerian scammer jailed

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:10 am

Forum Admin wrote:The police unfortunately cannot follow-up every internet scammer, but (as this news story from the BBC shows) they do thankfully seem to be having a go and succeeding at jailing some of these scamming ba***rds!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/3594043.stm

One down, thousands to go... Stay vigilant.

Ian G

That's made my day! Thanks for the link! :lol:

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Mr Sister » Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:49 am

Recieved another what i think is a scam,I had the same reply for 4 bits of gear(I apologise to the person if this is genuine which i very much doubt given the duplicate )I have ommitted the guys Phone number just incase,but seeing as the person used the same wording (apart from the **** which was where he mentioned the gear i was selling and the listed price)

Its got to be a hoax,this is not the kind of normal reply that you get when someone enquires (genuinly)


Anyone else had an of these???




"Hello, am interested in your ******** which you posted for sale on the internet. Do get back to me with the lastest offering price.i will want you konw if is still is good condition. I will be looking forward to your response.I can be reach via e-mail johnsonyoung_1@yahoo.co.uk or phone
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:53 am

That sounds like a scam to me. These scammers always seem to ask "latest price" and "present condition", even though you state in the ad the price and condition... Well, I do in anyway.

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Wonks » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:27 pm

A bit of advice here to avoid buying anything from either "Jarl Wholesale" or "Jarl Audio" on eBay (or the web). Although they initially appear to be UK based they seem to be a front for a Chinese counterfeit goods operation. A Sennheiser EW100 radio headset kit that I bought was shipped direct from China and turned out to be imitation kit with Sennheiser logos, badges and stickers on and not at all what was shown in the advert. I couldn't even see if it works as according to the stickers it is the wrong frequency range for the UK.

The company have not responded to my emails.

I have informed both eBay (no response to date) and John Willet - who is informing Sennheiser in Germany of this lot.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby sywater » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:58 am

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Quaver » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:45 pm

Pretty sure we got another Scammer drifting the Reader ads Received this Email today





Hello,
Having read through the details of your advert in the listing.I will be much enthusiastic in saying that i will be eager to purchase your "xxxxxx" at the reasonable retail best offer price of £xxx.Please,i will kindly want you to get back to with with more pics,details including the present condition and defects which might have been excluded in the listing.I will be more happy to hearing from you again and having the transaction close up as soon as possible.Hope to read from your prompt and positive response.
Regards.
N.B:I will be making the payment with a certified bank cheque drawn from UK bank.



johnmikel1983@yahoo.com

I apologise if this IS a genuine punter,but sounds too Hokey for my liking and very much worded like someone whos trying to scam its not the Usual sort of query from a genuine buyer,Anyone else had anything
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby baron_de » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:09 pm


Of course it is.

If i'm wrong, i would like you please to get back with me about this and will be happy to hear with you on it.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby carlmeanwell » Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:59 am

Absolutely hilarious. I would refuse anyone business based on them being unable to use correct punctuation and grammar.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby carlmeanwell » Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:01 am

I'm going to die a poor man.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby chrismaaaaan » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:30 pm

I see these [email]tw@ts[/email] all the time punting out fantoms and extremes et al for stupid money, why dont we all form a bidding cartel (which there are loads of anyway) and bid it up to 1,000,000 pounds straight away. Ebay ignore to a point but if they see regular occurances of said million they close down accounts if fee's dont get replied to as they are terrified of fraud allegations..

But if you are [email]tw@t[/email] enough to think you will get a fantom x8 for £150 you deserve everything you get!

Lets fleece the fleecers, bid em up to a million+

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby saxsmith7 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:07 am

Another thing to watch for: check the seller's history. If it has been dormant for a while....

Danger Will Robinson....

I saw a Kyma and an Apogee up from an account that hadn't been used for over 3 years. You can't check their items to see if they had been buying or selling shoes, colored golf balls, or whatever.

(also watch for 1-day and 3-day ads...)

best to all... Steven
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby semtex1974 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:25 pm

I've recently been scammed by an e-bay user called name removed for legal reasons.So do not trust this e-bayer at all.I paid £101 for a cd player which paypal accidentally took 2 payments from bank for so I payed £202,then I was refunded by the very annoyed seller like it was my fault.I clicked the mouse once and paypal sent 2 payments so its their fault.The he refused to send me the ce even though I had paid for it.

Now after name removed ignoring countless e-mails me and paypal have sent him asking for him to send the cd player or to refund my money,he still has my £101 and is being given 9 more days before action is taken by way of the police.I have looked on e-bay and he has now un-registered from e-bay in the hope that he cannot be traced and will be able to keep the £101 of my money.But he is a verified paypal user so the idiot has all his details including address and phone number on the paypal database which means he will not get away with it and after 9 days,the police will be called by me pressing charges against him for fraud.

I don't know whether or not this is the kind of thing that this 'e-bay scam' section of this forum is for but if it is I wanted to make everyone aware of name removed on e-bay as being a fraudster and thief.

Semtex - general heads-ups are useful to alert other readers, but there are always 2 sides to every story and your comments may land you in legal hot water, and us, so I am removing them as requested by the other party - Forum Admin

This fraudster's e-bay name is name removed so do not trust him.The worst part is he had a feedback score on e-bay of 100% then ruined it all when he decided to steal my money.

We have been informed that you have been refunded both amounts, so your comments are no longer justified. If this is incorrect, get in touch directly with webmaster@soundonsound.com, but for legal reasons please do not post here about this incident - Forum Admin
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Mr Sister » Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:38 pm

Seems we have another scammer trawling the Ads...but by the sounds of it,the scammer maybe thinks I'm selling a car???


From: maggie_teddy77us@yahoo.se

Goodday,
I was fortunate to spot your advert on the net and I Like to know if it is still availabe for sale . if available,please get? back to me with the following enquiries: are you the first owner? any accident? last price? present condition? pics? where are you based? What is the reasone you want to sell it and made of payment is BANK DRAFT
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby cheekyjack » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:16 pm

Hello,
I want to buy Hypersonic VST, so just checked out on 'Froogle'...someone on Ebay claims to be selling it 'for PC only' for 10 quid.

This is so far off the 'usual' retail price I thought I'd better let everyone know, and ask if anyone else knows about the seller? Seller's name = linforddelivery91. Private seller, claims to have 20 Hypersonic v2.0 packages in stock, presumably new. Dodgy or not people????????

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby tomafd » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:27 pm

Sounds a little iffy to me- what with all the headaches we get with official software, in terms of correct drivers, updates, etc , I'd be wary of buying anything that didn't come from an official distributor/shop- you may end up with something that either won't work (and no support from the seller), or, worse, something that screws your whole system up.

I reckon music software is in the same state as music CDs- if you want more good software to be designed, or good music made, you have to be prepared to put your hands in your pocket and pay for it. Buy the software, and buy the music. Ripping off either software designers or musicians isn't going to help any of us.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Mr Sister » Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:38 pm

Another Scammer


From: todd_hawmann@yahoo.com

Dear seller,
I 'm interested in purchasing your advertised item,and i will like to know the price if is okay by me.if I can pay with bank transfer. If this is okay with you do get back to me immediately for me to arrange the payment. Do get back to me immediately with your Full Name, Contact Address and Phone Number for me to instruct my client to make the payment ASAP. Hope to hear from you soon.
Best regards,


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Getting Peeed off now,This is the 3rd one this month!!!!

I stopped using Ebay because of these losers,now i use SOS as a more "safer and genuine selling place,and still get tossers annoying me!!

Can't the mods terminate there accounts????
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