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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:44 am

Certainly looks like a scammer. We'll delete them from the system.

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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:36 am

He's banned. Reads like the standard overpayment cheque scam to me.

You did the right thing by posting his name and email here, so Google can index it and anyone searching for them will see this topic and any other references to possible scams by that email address/user.
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby forumuser919422 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:45 pm

Hi,
I’ve just received the below message re an item I’m selling....


Enquirer details:
Username: morrisonpeggy
Email: mrdmann96@gmail.com

Message:
Send pictures with your asking price.


The listing has the asking price (although it is ONO).

I’ve just noticed the username is similar to one called out in the warning header text by SOS although looks like they may be using a new email address. I had stupidly replied with some pictures and details of the item.....
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:41 am

forumuser919422 wrote:Hi,
I’ve just received the below message re an item I’m selling....


Enquirer details:
Username: morrisonpeggy
Email: mrdmann96@gmail.com

Message:
Send pictures with your asking price.


The listing has the asking price (although it is ONO).

I’ve just noticed the username is similar to one called out in the warning header text by SOS although looks like they may be using a new email address. I had stupidly replied with some pictures and details of the item.....

Thanks for the alert. I have deleted that account and blocked the email.
Just ignore any further emails from that address (and blacklist it in your email program if you don't wish to see them).

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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby forumuser919422 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:54 am

Forum Admin wrote:
Thanks for the alert. I have deleted that account and blocked the email.
Just ignore any further emails from that address (and blacklist it in your email program if you don't wish to see them).

Ian G

Thanks Ian.
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby doodleberry » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:23 pm

I have also received a similar set of messages in response to my advert, and it smelled fishy. Poor English for a start. Name was "mrd Mann" and the email address is "mrdmann96@gmail.com". On the initial email I got from SOS, his username was "morrisonpeggy". He asked for pictures, which I sent (so he has my email address) and then received the following response:

Hi,
Glad to hear from you.This sounds good and it's like we can come to
an agreement,so keep the ad off market and consider sold to me.I am
okay with the price £2995 your details is needed for payment to be
issued out to you via post,in which reputable courier will handle the
shipment.


So do not worry about that OKAY.An excess money we be included on the
check payment which would cover both the item bought and for the
pick-up okay.All you need to do,Once the cheque clears in 3 working
days,you are to deduct your payment,afterward the remaining funds
in-cures shipping for the pick up at your location... I will send the
shipping agent details when the payment clears.

Get back to me with your details as requested below:

Full name...

Residential address...

Cell Phone number...

Home Phone number...


I will await to hear from you with regard this as soon as possible.
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:28 pm

doodleberry - as suggested to the previous poster, just ignore their/his emails and do NOT proceed with this. It smells like the "cheque overpayment" scam where they send you more than you ask for, then ask you to send them the difference. Their cheque is fake but will clear initially (making you believe you have their money; in truth you do not, as banks take weeks to verify such things), and if you do send them the difference, you'll be out of pocket and they'll know what your bank details are!

Be warned - give it a very wide berth!
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby doodleberry » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:38 pm

Thanks Admin, glad I checked up on the forum!
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Guido3 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:13 pm

I had a similar one yesterday. Knowing it to be a scam I replied with a heavily inflated price which they still agreed to. It must be automated.

I wonder if their next reply will be as I educated them in a few Anglo-Saxon swear words!!!!!
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:21 pm

Guido3 wrote:I educated them in a few Anglo-Saxon swear words!!!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think even AI bots can understand those! :D
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby ConcertinaChap » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:40 pm

Bit of luck you'll get a cheque in the post made out to F*ck You Sunshine.

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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby blinddrew » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:08 pm

Forward the email to me@rescam.org and settle back knowing that karma is taking care of things: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171 ... time.shtml
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:56 pm

It may be my turn, I'm not sure. I'll withhold the email address for now while I seek your advice but if we think it's a scam then I'll provide it. The email reads:

INTERESTED IN YOUR ADVERT.
Hello, I am interested in your advert and i would like to ask for the price and any available photo if it's still for sale.
Thank you.

The lack of any detail worries me, as does the enquiry as to price which is given in the ad and the gmail address. On the other hand the English is goodish. What does the jury think?

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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby blinddrew » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:17 pm

Generic header. Check.
No mention of specific item. Check.
Request for price. Check.
Mention of photos. Check.

Only one place i'd be filing that one. :)
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:49 am

Well in that case ... Username: eddy william, Email: edwardwillian705@gmail.com ... that was your email.
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