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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby benniferj » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:17 pm

Have a wanted ad up for an 01v96 at the moment.

Just got approached by a Polish fella trying to sell me one. Shame he used photos I recognised from a recent ebay auction. Beware the Polish contacting you at the moment!

You'll probably get something generic like I did:

"From: marcinmazur@polandmail.com

Hello Friend,

Hope you are doing fine..My name is Mazur from Poland..How you still interested in your posted advert..Let me know thanks"

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The eBay auction that finished recently that he got the photos from...

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Watch out!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby kierownik » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:37 pm

Hello everybody!
Sorry for my not too good english. I'm unfortunately victim of scammer. I wanted to buy blu-ray OPPO 83SE and gave adv. in polish hi-fi forum. He sent me response that he had one but his name was Peter Chamberlain.

"My name is Peter Chamberlain from London...I am contacting you regarding your advert you place on website that you are looking for the above subject...I have it in very good condition and if still interested,Let me know and i will forward you details of the item and i will also need your shipping address and telephone number to calculate the shipping cost to your destination.My mode of payment is Via Paypal,Western union,MoneyGram..Bank wire transfer..Let me know which method you prefer and i ship the next day after payment has been receive..My phone number is +447024029617..Feel free to call me anytime for further discussion or email me back thanks and hope to hear from you soon"


I was stupid and I believed him. I payed money by PayPal. It was about 18 July. There was no such an informations in net about him, probably it was beginning. Of course I didn't get item and money back. He all the time was promissing that he was honest.
Now I'm angry more beacause he uses my personal name. My name is Marcin Mazur. I live in Poland. Mr. Chamberlain ( surely it is also not his name) USES MY NAME to find next naive people. He even created new e-mail address using my name. He only left his own phone number +447024029617. I know that I was stupid and naive and I lost my money but it is terrible when You see your own name using by scammer. I don't know what to do now...
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Phil O » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:14 pm

I take it that you have looked into Paypal recovery procedures? Paypal is not like Western Union. I believe there are certain steps that can be taken in such circumstances.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby kierownik » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:23 pm

Unfortunately it is rather too late. It is 45 days in PayPal for these procedures. I didn't find any info in net about Mr. Chamberlain when I was paying my money. He gave his word of honour that he was honest. Then he promissed to give my money back. I found different posts of him about one week ago. When I wrote to him about this he stopped contact with me.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby ainternational » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:31 am

Have had three replies to wanted ads in SOS as follows:

From: jarapolari@gmail.com

How you still interested,I have it still in good working condition and in perfect order. Good price is accepted, if you are interested in buying from me. Let me know your price as well as the your shipping contact address for shipping to your home. And i will get back to you with details. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards
Alberto Jara
Calle de las Huertas 34,
23512, Madrid, Spain,

The first, which seemed ok was then followed by a message from:

jsantonio96@gmail.com

Thanks for your Email and i have attached a Pics of my items for you to see and still in great Condition and Perfectly OK,still in Great Condition and Reflexion Filter - approx size 390mm x 310mm x 200mm Includes adjustable mic-stand clamp fitting Packed weight approx 4.7 kg And i will be asking 160euro and i will need to know your Complete home address and phone Number to calculate the shipping cost to your doorste,thanks

The pics were generic ones from Google.

Beware this scammer everybody
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Monotron » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:16 pm

Yep - yet another scammer here. I recieved the exact same email from [email]jsantonio96@gmail.com.[/email] I (as I usually do with poorly written ingerlish emails) asked for photo's with a piece of paper showing today's date.

Silence... :)

ainternational wrote:Have had three replies to wanted ads in SOS as follows:

From: jarapolari@gmail.com

How you still interested,I have it still in good working condition and in perfect order. Good price is accepted, if you are interested in buying from me. Let me know your price as well as the your shipping contact address for shipping to your home. And i will get back to you with details. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards
Alberto Jara
Calle de las Huertas 34,
23512, Madrid, Spain,

The first, which seemed ok was then followed by a message from:

jsantonio96@gmail.com

Thanks for your Email and i have attached a Pics of my items for you to see and still in great Condition and Perfectly OK,still in Great Condition and Reflexion Filter - approx size 390mm x 310mm x 200mm Includes adjustable mic-stand clamp fitting Packed weight approx 4.7 kg And i will be asking 160euro and i will need to know your Complete home address and phone Number to calculate the shipping cost to your doorste,thanks

The pics were generic ones from Google.

Beware this scammer everybody
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Kwaidan » Sat May 07, 2011 11:24 am

Beware of Eduardo Callado/Peter Westwood (seems to be using the same wording and alias names)

This one reads SCAM


From: 2e1dhl@gmail.com

Hello.

I am contacting you regarding your wanted advert, How you still
interested in buying this item.. I have it still in good working
condition and in perfect order. Good price is accepted, if you are
interested in buying from me. Let me know your price as well as the
your shipping contact address for shipping to your home. And i will
get back to you with details. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards
PETER WESTWOOD
Passeig Vilanova, 58,
Sitges, Catalunya,
8870,
Spain
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Collie » Wed May 11, 2011 1:57 pm

Seems Mr Calado is still trying to scam,i had this yesterday through an ad I Posted



From: e.calado123@gmail.com

Good day how are you doing still interested,I have it and still in
good working condition and in perfect order. Good price is accepted,if
you are interested in buying from me. Let me know your price as well
as the your shipping contact address for shipping toyour home. I will
need your email address so that i can forward you pictures and
details+price once i hear from you. Thanks and hope to
hear from you soon. Best regards
best regard
C/ Camilo Castilla nº5 -1º izq. C.P. 31591
Corella ( Navarra ) Spain,
Spain

Eduardo Callado
e.calado123@gmail.com
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Emmadiago » Wed May 11, 2011 11:10 pm

Hi everyone, I newbie and i very happy join in this forum.
I hope can be friends with youa all members, Thanks.
I like this thread many members very cooperate.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby turbodave » Wed May 11, 2011 11:19 pm

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri May 13, 2011 9:11 am

Beware EBay Trader: stageandsounduk. Real name: Roger Fauske. Location: Stroud, Glos. Also works as a music manager/agent and radio presenter in Stroud.

Getting a reputation for selling things, taking the money and then not dispatching the item and ignoring all communication. I'm currently going through EBay resolution with this person and hoping I'll get my (paypal) money back.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.PETER WESTWOOD

Postby F-studios » Sun May 29, 2011 1:55 pm

HI GEAR LOVERS OUT THERE TO ALL OF YOU WHO SPEND YOUR DAYS AND NIGHTS DREAMING OF THAT FANTASTIC GEAR YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE TO MAKE YOUR LIFE COMPLETE AND TO TAKE YOUR RECORDINGS TO ANOTHER LEVEL IM GOING TO PASTE A CONVERSATION I HAD WITH THE CON ARTIST PETER WESTWOOD FROM ENGLAND HOPE YOU ENJOY;)

REGARDING EMU SP 1200 REISSUE FOR BUYING:

Hello.
I am contacting you regarding your wanted advert, How you still
interested in buying this item.. I have it still in good working
condition and in perfect order. Good price is accepted, if you are
interested in buying from me. Let me know your price as well as the
your shipping contact address for shipping to your home. And i will
get back to you with details. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards
PETER WESTWOOD
62 BLACKBROOK LANE
BROMLEY ENGLAND BR2 8AY, RH12 4DT
England

hi man nice to hear from you please send me some pictures of it and tell
> some details of it
> and also tell me how mush you want for it and also wich model is it?i get
> back to you sir during the day!cheers

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Nice working condition,works fine,very clean condition,all pads works
fine,comes with sound disk and power cable..it work perfectly well and
solid..there is no dent or scratch on it..Let me know how much are
willing to offer including shipping and insurance to your doorstep..I
will need your address and phone number for shiping thanks and hope to
hear from you soon

> Hi mannice to hear from you im going to be totally sincere with you !i got
> two separate offers from the states so i really would like you to give your
> best offer including shippingaloso i wanna know how long time you had it
> what shape its in more in detail what i understand its the screen that
> usually loosees its good finish for seeing and the pads loose their skill
> and feeling!Also wich model is this as there has been several modelsbut also
> is my main quesion what is the power line of youre gear in sweden is 220
> and also how did you find my ad i mean you in england and me in sweden;)
> if a good price is giving its really inresting comparing to from the states!
> greeting
>


Thanks for your email...it is 220V and i got your advert on
(BLANK)..my wife understand a little Swedish..The model 7030..The EMU
look clean and excellent..The screen work well and clear...I will be
asking 1200euros including shipping and insurance to your
doorstep..This is my best offer..if still interested,I will need your
shipping address and phone number for shipping and also payment via
paypal or western union..Let me know which one you prefer thanks and
hope to hear from you soon

>
> hej man listen up!now i tell you this if you put out the price of shipping
> and insurance and give be your price just for the emu sp 1200 and if you
> are willing to meet me up in england i could be willing to fly over come to
> england and meet you up the airport try it pay it and over the day fly back!
> how about that by the way i would like to hook up in facebook or msn that
> would be nice! then we talk more!cheers fike;)
>
>Thanks for your email..OK,flying to England is not a problem..I will
always welcome you anytime..We can talk tomorrow on msn..I have a
yahoo id..I will add you through there and we can have a chat..Hope
that sound good to you..Thanks


>also i have to ask why do you use pictures from ebay from a guys sp 1200 sale in the states?

I am online now..you can come online..i just buzz you

Best regards
Alberto Jara
Calle de las Huertas 34,
23512, Madrid, Spain,

PETER WESTWOOD
Passeig Vilanova, 58,
Sitges, Catalunya,
8870,
Spain

PETER WESTWOOD
62 BLACKBROOK LANE
BROMLEY ENGLAND BR2 8AY, RH12 4DT
England

YOU STUPID MUTHER [ ****** ] IF YOU TOUGHT YOU COULD [ ****** ] WITH ME
YOU DONT THINK I UNDERSTOOD WHO YOU ARE CONTACTING ME FROM NOWHERE AN
TELLING MY WIFE CAN SWEDISH HAHAHAHA
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ELSE STANDING IN THE LINE WHO YOU TRYED TO [ ****** ] WITH THAT YOU NEED A NEW [ ****** ]!
TAKE CARE UNTIL THE DAY WE MEET UP YOU SEE ME IN THE LINE;)




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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Peter Conz Connelly » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:39 pm

These past few months the only responses I've had to my SOS Ads are via scammers... they're so blatantly obvious too, I just don't get how they think they can trick us into dealing with them!!! Has anyone else seen this trend or is it just me!?!?!

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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby DaleSmith » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:04 pm

Mike Stranks wrote:Beware EBay Trader: stageandsounduk. Real name: Roger Fauske. Location: Stroud, Glos. Also works as a music manager/agent and radio presenter in Stroud.

Getting a reputation for selling things, taking the money and then not dispatching the item and ignoring all communication. I'm currently going through EBay resolution with this person and hoping I'll get my (paypal) money back.

wow.

I never read this post before. I just had a problem with the very same guy. I bought a 15m snake from him. didn't turn up. 3 emails. no reply. I managed to track him down on Facebook. contacted him there. He said DHL had posted it to the wrong address, and he would send another one he happened to have. ;)

I got it 3 weeks later. Was very close to contacting Ebay to get my money back.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby SafeandSound Mastering » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:27 pm

Some forums have a sub title you can select from a drop down box when you post with a more specific topic.

If you had one of those on the forums i.e.

mics
guitar
mastering
etc. etc.

All posts could reside in 1 forum then the webmaster could add a "show only title : mastering" button for example, is it possible?

cheers

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Potential Scammer Warning

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:44 pm

This person has been reported to us by several readers, so beware

From: jrramon6 AT gmail.com

Good day how are you doing still interested,I have it and still in good working condition and in perfect order. Good price is accepted,if you are interested in buying from me. Let me know i will email you some pics and details thanks

Best regard
Jose

C/ Camilo Castilla nº5 -1º izq. C.P. 31591
Corella ( Navarra ) Spain,
Spain

Contact Me via Email jrramon6 AT gmail.com
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Re: Potential Scammer Warning

Postby Kwaidan » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:27 pm

Here we go again :round1:

hello,Good day,My Name is FERNANDO GARCIA,if still interested in the above Subject,i will email you email you some details and price,


FERNANDO GARCIA SAS,
P.O.BOX 528 VITORIA, SPAIN 01080

Contact Email.. fg1736@gmail.com
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Mike Stranks » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:17 pm

... probably a "shutting the stable-door" job here, but anyway...

EBay Trader SHAHHEN ABDULLAH worked a clever scam with hookey audio software, but managed to issue registration codes that were valid for about six months... Box, CD, printing etc all looked absolutely OK. Also got 100% positive feedback!!

Then when the software stops working EBay and PayPal don't want to know as it's outside their 45-day cut-off. That also means, that they won't be after him for the money. Of course, he's "No longer a Registered Trader" and absolutely no trace through Google.

Apparently well-known to Acoustica, who have had numerous contacts (included mine) of the "Why is my software asking for registration codes?" variety.

Ah well... my first 'fingers burnt'/lost money in about 350 EBay transactions. The very few other 'iffy' ones have all been sorted through EBay/PayPal :frown:
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby wilzeckron » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:48 am

Thanks for the warning guys!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Kwaidan » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:54 am

Heads up for a new scammer frequenting SOSreaders Ads

From: musicworld46@gmail.com

I am contacting you regarding your wanted advert, How you still
interested in buying this item.. I have it still in good working
condition and in perfect order. Good price is accepted, if you are
interested in buying from me. Let me know your price as well as the
your shipping contact address for shipping to your home. And i will
get back to you with details...Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards
AGUSTIN MUÑUMER
VILLA DE PLENCIA 10,4ºC,
LAS ARENAS-VIZCAYA,48930
SPAIN
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