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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby wul » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:42 am

Got this today "Tony Dave" eh, no there a good english name!!!!

Hello,



I am Tony Dave, Live in Newham,Truro.United Kindom but Presently doing business in France Paris.



I deal with all kinds of used Items and Engines, I came across your advert for the item listed above. I will like to know if you are the owner of the Item, and if you still have it for sale? if so, i will like you to provide me with the photograph, Present condition and the {least price} you can sell it to me, because i will have to re-sale it here and i have to be sure its in Good condiction.



But if you have no pictures for it, You can go on by telling me the conditions,as long as i can have trust in you.

Payment would be through a certiffied uk bank cheque or Banker's Draft.

I will like you to know, I will be shipping it once payment has been comfirmed by you.



Your immidiate response would be appreciated.



Get back to me via my personal email address: tony_dave0101@yahoo.fr



Regards



Mr. Tony Dave
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby RegressiveRock » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:52 pm

wul wrote:Got this today "Tony Dave" eh, no there a good english name!!!!

Hello,



I am Tony Dave, Live in Newham,Truro.United Kindom but Presently doing business in France Paris.



I deal with all kinds of used Items and Engines, I came across your advert for the item listed above. I will like to know if you are the owner of the Item, and if you still have it for sale? if so, i will like you to provide me with the photograph, Present condition and the {least price} you can sell it to me, because i will have to re-sale it here and i have to be sure its in Good condiction.



But if you have no pictures for it, You can go on by telling me the conditions,as long as i can have trust in you.

Payment would be through a certiffied uk bank cheque or Banker's Draft.

I will like you to know, I will be shipping it once payment has been comfirmed by you.



Your immidiate response would be appreciated.



Get back to me via my personal email address: tony_dave0101@yahoo.fr



Regards



Mr. Tony Dave

Me too... I didn't even bother replying...
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby tombola » Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:05 pm

Just today getting a string of dodgy requests from richard01_smithonline@yahoo.com

He has an 'associate in Nigeria'!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Lukeis » Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:18 am

As a general rule of thumb just avoid anyone who even mentions the name Western Union. I had one guy try scamming me to which I told him I had reported him to the police etc... Anyway, the reply I received should go down in history as the most ridiculous. Its amusement made the guys existance worthwhile.

Basically, I received the following email addressed from:
FEDERAL BOUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

It even came with a very pixellated FBI logo header.

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Dear sir,

We are International Federal Boureau of Investigation (FBI) . Our Company waiting from you .. The information from were we can arrest the guy.From were office he go to pick up the money . For we can arest him , we ask you to give him all information about the payment but that information must be available. When he will be in the #Wstern Union office to pick up the money , we will cath him ..

Thank you for your cooperation .

Director : Gerrard Saun from FBI LONDON..
Thank you .
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Hilarious!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby jaytranzmit » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:30 pm

Ha Ha Tony Dave lol

Got 2 in one day from this idiot. I just signed him up to over 100 spam emails, hopefully it annoyed him as it did me recieving his crap.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts - Tony Dave

Postby boomboy » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:43 am

And here's where the scam hits:

"Thanks for the honesty you have put in from the day one of this purchase and your open hearted in this transaction.

Just want to inform you about the Urgent news I had from my associate today.....I just received a call from my client letting me know that a terrible mistake was made in the amount stipulated on your payment, Which was made out of {National Irish Bank} instead of £500 he went on and issue the sum of £5000 on the cheque.
I think it's a typo Error from me so please try and understand it was due to my shut side view, and I have not been chanced to call for somedays now cos my phone was bad but i can use my other phone now.has you will be receivnig the payment be today or tomorrow.

My client was suppose to issue two payment out of my funds with him, One to you and send the other to my Personal assistant who is taking care of my daughter aswell for the medical treatment and also to make an arrangement for the pick up,but he made the whole to you instead of sending just £500 for the item and £4,500 to my Personal assistant for medical expensess and the agent fees.
And this can't be rectified from my end,because right now I'm not in the UK.

I will want us to carry on this transaction without further delay, I'll really appreciate if you go on and deposite the banker's draft in your account to avoid further delay and get back to me letting me know the amount of days it will use in clearing from your account so i can tell you what to do from there.

I'd like you to go ahead and cash the funds, then keep your own part of the funds, am also ready to give you extra £300 for the bank charges, after this, you will have to send the balance on the banker's draft to my Personal Assistant so he can arrange for the medical bills of my daughter in the hospital and also make an arrangement for the pick up as soon as you cash the funds.

We have spent to much time on this transaction and will not be adviseable to waste anymore time on this purchase again as we both are mature business men who deals internationally and this is a very small issue i think we can surtout bettween ourself.

I have spoking with my client that mistakely sent you the over payment about the mistake and he made me understand we can go ahead and have the Bankers draft cashed in any bank in the UK since the bank draft is issued from a UK bank.

I really do regret any inconviences this might cause you, you can call me as soon as you get this message or reply back with a message in my email.

This is my number +447031941239 it is a UK roam Number. You can find a copy of my Picture bellow this message.

I will be waiting to hear from you.

Once again, i'm really sorry for the inconviences this might have caused you. And you are free to deduct the £300 as promise.

Thanks for your usual cooperation,

I await your urgent response,

Engr Tony Dave"


Oh, and the twat even includes a picture of himself......
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts - Tony Dave

Postby John Willett » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:09 am

boomboy wrote:... and the twat even includes a picture of himself......

Of someone - it may not be him - and it's there to set you at ease so you will bite on the scam more easily.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts - Tony Dave

Postby pwdm » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:09 pm

You can check hidden ebay comments with this plugin for firefox.
https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=560

Just check out the amount of bad comments for some of the sellers. Its amazing ebay let them continue selling.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts - Tony Dave

Postby boomboy » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:01 pm


Of someone - it may not be him - and it's there to set you at ease so you will bite on the scam more easily.

I'm sure you're right.

The good news: received a "Bank Draft" (in the post) for £5000 :smirk:
The bad news: looks like it's been printed on an inkjet :bouncy:

Hilarious......
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby rmaxtpmx » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:17 pm

anyone know anything bout this seller?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7378882528&sspagename=ADME:L:RTQ:US:1

also, i can't quite tell if that's a gibson, or a really close ripoff. can anyone lend a better set of eyes towards the headstock? the seller just says the following:

We collected all our goods from our country's authentic market. We are not the specialist, we don't know the exact condition of the goods. As far as I known, it is new .it is be send to your country needs Shipping cost:GBP180.00 ,insurance:GBP2.00
If you have any question please feel free to contact us.
I hope you have many fortunes and good health.
sincerely
wen

mostly positive feedback, but pretty fishy. but that's a hell of a deal for a lp standard or classic, if it is in deed such.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby * User requested deletion 2 * » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:04 pm

If that's not a scam, I'll eat my hat.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby forumuser728691 » Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:47 pm

notice how he ignores the question "can you tell me what it says on top of the guitar" i wouldnt go anywhere near that guy. thats probably not even a picture of the guitar hes got.
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby forumuser650225 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:09 am

That's another common ploy. My wife runs a site for her dad selling Antique Clocks. She was recently alerted to the fact that a number of her images and descriptions had been lifted by someone purporting to be selling them on eBay!
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Re: Ebay and Readers Ads Scam Alerts.

Postby Groutfinger » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:30 am

Saw a nice u87 mic for sale in the USA, to good to be true? E mailed and they stated they had just moved over to Bali, if i sent half the money they would send me the mic!

Please dont say someone bought it, it was only £400! Ha. :shock:
Yes i blocked the caller.
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