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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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Re: Possible Readers Ads scam

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:43 pm

paul tha other wrote: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

He should not be able to contact you using that email cos I blocked his account on 27 Feb -- unless your ad specifies the actual email and he could then send direct to you? (That's why we built an Email mechanism to hide seller emails from would-be buyer's until they use our form.


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

Just ignore him and block/blacklist his email in your Mail program.
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Another Readers Ads scam

Postby iainscott » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:48 pm

Prophet 6 Ad (1400.00) now deleted, advertiser gives unconcise info in a childish manner; when you pigeonhole them for their phone number after being sick of no info, they say their SIM card isn't working. I wanted to collect and they kept stringing me along. They even send a picture.
Example of their text:

hi , my phone is not working so i cant talk at moment, but if you want to come here for the p6 , ill try to answer emails quickly, my name is howard donovan, i live with parents , so ill tell them if your travelling here, ok ill send adress if you want to travel here, ok bye for now ,howie
fet09@live.co.uk

Quite how they were going to get the money if I picked up I don't know, perhaps a mugging.
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