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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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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Mike Stranks » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:57 am

I''m with blindrew... it's a smeller!

Oh! And whatever it is, would you accept £5 on "mates' rates"'? :lol:
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:03 am

That's very kind of you, mate, thanks. Just out of curiosity what will you do with this small blob of used solder?

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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:07 pm

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

Reads like the opening salvo of an alleged scam, so I've blocked his SOS account.
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:18 pm

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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby funik » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:19 am

Had a scammer contact me regarding my recent ad..

1) From edwardwillian705@gmail.com - Edward Willian

PAYMENT INFORMATION.
I think your price is affordable by me. Im interest in the purchase and he's ready to send a sterling bank cheque for the payment.

If this is okay with you, Kindly get back to me with your payment details as follows.

1). Your Full Name.... you want on the cheque?
(2). Your Complete Address....where the cheque will be send to?
(3). Phone Number .....to reach you?

As soon as i receive this details, i will ensure that you receive payment in 3-4 working days. Hope to hear back from you as soon as possible.
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Forum Admin » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:23 am

Thanks funik - he'd been reported earlier in this thread. His SOS account was closed a few days ago.
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Stephen Bennett » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:54 pm

I had one today (the reporting web page on the SOS email has a 404 error)

"send pictures with your suggested price. mrdmann96@gmail.com."

My ad was for a swap.

I asked for a lot.

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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:36 pm

Stephen Bennett wrote:I had one today (the reporting web page on the SOS email has a 404 error)

Which email was that, Stephen -- I'll get it fixed.

"send pictures with your suggested price. mrdmann96@gmail.com."

His account has been blocked as of now.
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:05 pm

Stephen Bennett wrote:I had one today (the reporting web page on the SOS email has a 404 error)

(I think) I have fixed this, and replaced it with a direct email.
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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby paul tha other » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:02 pm

mrdmann96@gmail.com


i have a motu up in the reader adds and this guys has contacted me about it..had me ..ive replied etc..it all sounds dodgy to me now

this is what i got from him yesterday


Hello,
Good Morning to you.I urge you to check your post or letterbox
and get back to me asap because my secretary that issue out the check
payment do confirm to me the check payment ought to have delivered by
now.So please check your letterbox and get the payment deposited in
your account and get back to me with the exact date so that i can
instruct you on when my Removal Agent will come for the pick-up of it
at your locations okay.It's my pleasure doing business with you.Hope
to read from you soon.

N:B I try calling the number you provided but is not going through.

Regards...

i foolishly sent him my number etc

what should i expect..all he has is my phone number and my works email address...
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