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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:28 pm

They're all over the place... Probably same group of gippos. Here's one I got (and deleted) this morning:

From: todd_hawmann@yahoo.com

Dear seller,

I 'm interested in purchasing your advertised RS 654 / RS 954 ,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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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:49 pm

Mr Sister wrote:Another Scammer


From: todd_hawmann@yahoo.com


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

Yes, I do terminate any scammer's account with SOS, but this is always by default in retrospect after they have contacted someone. They simply re-register with our site.

I did think of banning the use of Yahoo email registrations at one time, but that's unfair on genuine Yahoo users - but they do seem to nearly always use Yahoo email addresses, so if you are suspicious of any email approaches fro readers ads gear you are selling, if it's a Yahoo account and poorly written English, then reason to be doubly on the alert perhaps?

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Q00 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:16 pm

Hello All

I have had a couple of suspect emails from the same person. He has left a mobile number too for some odd reason!!


From: rollandlord47@yahoo.com

How are you today? I will like to know if the item is till up for sale.Await the
price along with the present condition.

Regards..

07024079053


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Q00 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:18 pm

Just went to post a message on the readers ads scam alert and found this about same guy

Avoid rollandlord47@yahoo.com robot ? trying to pull £2000 chex scam , call his number & slag off ! 07024079053.
£2000
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby tea for two » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:40 pm

Yesterday, from SOS RAd's


From: rollandlord47@yahoo.com

How are you today? I will like to know if the item is till up for sale.Await the
price along with the present condition.

Regards..

07024079053




Me three.
Despite the fact that the price and present condition are clearly mentoned.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Q00 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:13 pm

I sent a reply stating that the condition and cost were on the advert. His reply I hear you cry!!

Hello,

Thanks for the mail respones. The price is okay by
me,I do appreciate your response regarding my offer on
the ( GEQ3102 & DSP2000 C).Am out for a missionary
assistment
outside the UK at the moment as an (UNICEF AGENT).I
have contact my client who is my associate to issue
out a cheque of (£3,500) to you . Once you receive
the cheque all you have to do is just to deduct the
cost of the (GEQ3102 & DSP2000 C) after the cheque
must
have clear in your bank and then kindly assist in
wiring the rest of the funds to my shipping agent
through Western Union Money Transfer they are the ones
who will be coming down for the pickup in your
ends.The reason for this is that they have some other
consignment in which they have to pickup for me near
your location hope this is clear
with you.
These funds would be used for arranging the
shippment and also make arrangements for all necessary
shipping dcuments.So all you have to do is just to
provide me with the information which the paymentwould
be sent to you such as
Full Name on cheque............
Home Address......
city........
State.........
Zipcode........
Country......
Home, cell, work phone numbers.....

So as soon as all these details have been provided
payment would be issued out to you as soon as
possible,I will wait for the cheque to clear before
pickup is made.I would be expecting to read from you.

Best regards.

07024079053

I will offer you £50 for you to considered the item
sold to me.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby tea for two » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:56 pm

Lo and behold, I got exactly the same response about 2 mins ago, having sent the email about an hour ago.
With the email titled "Pickup schedule" !
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Ben Bayliss » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:24 pm

From: suzan_millbranth1@yahoo.com

Hello,



How are you today? I will like to know if the item you listed for sale is

till available for sale.Am much interested in it,do get back to me with the

price and the condition along with photo if available. Await your respones

soonest.



Best regards..



Millbranth

07024079053

Will reply from a throwaway address I've got and tag him along for a while. Light entertainment if nothing else....
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Kwaidan » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:17 pm

Yeah i'm getting the same crap as above ^^


From: suzan_millbranth1@yahoo.com

Hello,

How are you today? I will like to know if the item you listed for sale is till available for sale.Am much interested in it,do get back to me with the price and the condition along with photo if available. Await your respones soonest.

Best regards..
Millbranth

07024079053


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby WeePig » Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:41 pm

Seems this jerk(s)is back...

ello,

Thanks for the mail respones.I will urge you to get
back to me with
the price so that i can make payment to you asap.
Do bear in mind that i will be paying with cheque
and i will wait
for the cheque to clear before pickup is done,i live
in scotland.Await your respones
soonest.

Regards..

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Raystrack » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:37 am

To stop annnoying and dangerous mails, I've found SpamEater Pro 4 from High Mountain Software to be invaluable. You can see the message and delete it without having to download it to your PC.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Stoney » Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:49 pm

I think as a rule, just ignore any email with sufficiently dodgy grammar.... :D

I'm surprised no-one has set up an intermediary company for online transactions... They take receipt of the goods and release them to buyer once the money clears - else they return the goods.

Does this exist? If not, why not? :headbang:
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby TAKEN.BALL.GONE.HOME » Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:23 pm

Stoney wrote:I'm surprised no-one has set up an intermediary company for online transactions... They take receipt of the goods and release them to buyer once the money clears - else they return the goods.

Does this exist? If not, why not? :headbang:
You mean ESCROW? Like this?
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Stoney » Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:46 pm

Cool - thanks. Yeah I thought it was a pretty obvious solution....

It can't be that widely used then can it?? Or at least, it has failed to become the de facto standard for internet transactions. Otherwise these scams would cease surely? - any idea why?
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:51 pm

Here at SOS we did investigate the concept of us becoming an escrow service, but it would have involved us in becoming compliant with Financial Services Authority (FSA) rules and that was a whole load of admin hoops we simply do not have time or inclination to jump through -- even if they would accept us!!!

The escrow.com site is based in USA and is seemingly governed by USA regualtions, see footer on their site:

All US dollar escrow services offered on this Website are provided independently and exclusively by Internet Escrow Services(SM) (IES), one of the operating subsidiaries of Escrow.com. IES is fully licensed and accredited as an escrow company and is subject to compliance with all applicable escrow regulations, including the California Financial and Business Code.

There's nothing stopping you asking a Readers Ads seller if they will accept such a service, but since it takes a cut of the action, and there's probably someone else always willing to deal direct, it means take-up of escrow has been less than everyone would think in this scam-soaked internet world.

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby TAKEN.BALL.GONE.HOME » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:16 pm

I made some tentative enquiries of escrow.com a while back. I found the whole user experience to be too dollarised and US-centric to give me a warm cosy feeling. I think there was an issue about using their preferred courier too, which was US-based IIRC. If they or someone like them would set up a truly EU-based service then it might seem more attractive - to me at least.

Incidentally, Ian, I was involved in the creation of a non-profit FSA-regulated limited company a few years ago - and it was not especially difficult to do. All the same, I guess it would be much easier to focus on what you do best and 'outsource the rest' as they say :)
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Stoney » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:50 am

Fancy setting up a company Jimi? ;)
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby www.OliverDavisMusic.co.uk » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:40 pm

Hi,

Just been playing along with our latest scammer.
He wanted my SH-2000 synth - was going to send cheque for £3500 bla bla bla....

Here are some details from the mail.
It is so easy to spot a scammer but some people have too much trust in others!


---------------------------
Hello,

Thanks for the mail respones.I will be interested in
the item i will urge you to get back to me with the
price so that i can make payment to you asap.

Regards..
-------------------------



Thanks for the mail respones.The condition is okay by
me and the price,i do appreciate your effort in
considering the item sold to me.Just to let you know
that i will through cheque once it clears the pickup
will be made.
Am out for an assignment outside UK at the moment do
accept my sincere appology just to speed up the
payment and shippment i have contacted my client to
make out the payment to you.You will be receiving a
payment of £3,500 from my client in which you will
have to let it clear, after clearance you will deduct
the cost of your(SH-2000 Vintage Synth) £230 and have
the
rest of the fund send to my shipper.
This shipping agent will be the one that will be
handling the shippment of the (SH-2000 Vintage Synth)
and
other consignment in which they will be helping me in
shipping out of the UK.The rest of the fund is meant
for the shipping Fees and Tax Levy that will be impose
on every consignment.I will be needing your assistance
in helping me to send the fund to them so that pickup
can commence immedaitely.Await your Details such as(
Name on Cheque,Contact Address and Phone Number) so
that the payment can be send out to you asap.
In order to speed up this transaction i have consider
to compensate you with £30,do inform
other buyer that the item is sold already.

Best regards..

07024079053


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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby ThunderBall » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:10 pm

Yes I had one today,I presume its the same Idiot You had seeing as the Phone number is exact

From: stmitgay8@yahoo.com

Dear Seller,
How are you today? Compliment of the season.I will like to know if the item above you listed on the ads is till up for sale.Do get back to me with the price along with the photo,hope the condition is in good shape.
Await your respones.
Regards..

07024079053





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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby tea for two » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:03 pm

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