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Author Topic: Scam from England by non-native english speakers  (Read 3974 times)
K9RJ
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« on: January 02, 2010, 08:21:33 PM »

Recently I put out a wanted ad for a W8ZR receiver multicoupler (still looking by the way). I received the following bogus responses from people in England although their english is so poor I am quite sure they are not English.

Example 1:
"Hi,
My name is Laurie Downer,I saw Your wanted Ad,so i decided
to e-mail you as i have item(s) available.if you are still in
need do get back to me.
Thanks,
Laurie.
10 Woodlands Gardens Romsey Hampshire SO51 7TE London,UK
aurie Downer" <ldowner71@gmail.com

Example 2:
I am Leon Lambert, from London,UKi came across your advert on website that you are in need of the above subject stated,i just want to used this little words of mine to let you know that i have it for sale,and still in a good condition, if you need some pics of the item i can send them to you once i heard from you so we can bargain price.
Leon Lambert" <leonshoco@yahoo.com

Example 3:
From: Phill James <autoparts.phill@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: WTB: W8ZR receiver multicontroller
To: "Harris Leck" <vk6av@yahoo.com>
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 2:50 PM

Thanks for your response and also see photo for my W8ZR and i am asking for $280.00 including shipping cost. My W8ZR is in a good working condition and shape.  I also have the KWM2A which i also attach a full set of picture of it, please i want yo also sell it incase you are in need.
 
Regards,
 
Phill.

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 6:43 PM, Harris Leck <vk6av@yahoo.com> wrote:
Phil,
Please send a photo and description of your unit (not a photo from the W8ZR website). Advise condition of unit and your price.
Regards,
Harris

--- On Tue, 12/29/09, Phill James <autoparts.phill@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Phill James <autoparts.phill@gmail.com>
Subject: WTB: W8ZR receiver multicontroller
To: vk6av@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 9:34 AM


Hi,
 Am Phill, i saw your placed Advert so i decided to email you. If you are still interested, get back to me.
Address: Midlothian EH3 6NA, United Kingdom.
Email:  autoparts.phill@gmail.com
Thanks,
Phill James.
Please Call: +44 7024-082-713

As you can see, my approach is to ask them to send me photos of their gear. They always just send the photos that are on the web. You can really tell by the poor english and the similarity of the wording.

Be careful out there!
73
Harris K9RJ
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KJ4IDH
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 10:31:52 AM »

If any one has time to kill, check out this site,

http://sweetchillisauce.com/ntales/Rogan1.html

I read more than I care to admit and honestly, laughed so hard at times it hurt.
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AD6KA
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 08:38:24 AM »

FYI: The "702" telephone prefix after the "44" UK Country Code is a REDIRECT to Nigeria.

Just because someone says they're somewhere doesn't make it so. You can always cut and paste the full header of the e-mail into "Whois.com" and find out where the IP Address comes from. Yes, I know that Gmail blocks you from getting the IP address. Sort of. If you get "Read Notify" software, it will tell you the Gmal IP Addy about %80 of the time.

Be careful out there.....and don't cash any over-the-sale amount checks, LOL.
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AD6KA
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 01:57:09 PM »

by KJ4IDH
If any one has time to kill, check out this site,

http://sweetchillisauce.com/ntales/Rogan1.html

Yep, baiting these scammers is fun, just open up a free email account in another name.

Check outhttp://thescambaiter.com

Then go to "Completed Scambaits" section.

One baiter convinced a scammer he owned a laptop company. The scammer sent him a bogus check. The "Laptop Company" told the scammer they would ship him the laptops DHL to Nigeria IF the scammer picked up the Air Freight Collect charges, which must be paid in cash in Nigeria. The baiter shipped him a toilet, which cost the scammer $600 in freight charges. Poetic justice to these scamming scumbags.
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W8AAZ
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010, 07:34:52 AM »

Ha ha but a toilet might be a luxury worth several laptops in Nigeria, so the recipient may be quite happy!
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ZL4IV
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010, 02:28:01 AM »

Yep, played one along myself. Wanted to buy my Amp. I knew something was up when I asked if he was looking for the 'A' or the 'B' version. He gave a non 'Ham' reply. Well I played him along for a while because I guess I figured if he was busy reeling me in then that would be one less poor person he was dealing with. So I told him an address in London where he could pay for the amp, my wife's business friend (a lawyer & true), contact with the scammer stopped. Russian women (mafia gangs) are much more fun when the sunspots are low Smiley)
Rex
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AD6KA
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 11:48:31 AM »

Good job baiting that one, Rex!
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"Russian women (mafia gangs) are much more fun when the sunspots are low"

True, but the Russian women "Sweetheart Scammers" are pretty savvy,
and it is hard to get them off of their "script". All the "oh, we seem
like such soul mates, I've never met anyone like you before" crap script is written
by men and just cut and pasted over and over again. Then they pay
some chick with cute sounding voice a little bit of money to make
the call to you (or accept your call, whatever).  Some of the very
legit looking "Meet a Russian Bride" websites are even in on the scams.
"For $35 we can have a dozen roses or a bog box of chocolates
delivered to your new girlfriend. Just put it on your credit card."
No, they aren't going for identity theft in most cases. Hell, it's
much easier and safer just to take your money and then your cyber
girfriend (a guy) sends you a pre-written effusive "Thank You Note" for
the flowers! It's easy money!

Plus their computer skills are much better than the Nigerians and West Africans (for the
most part). They work harder at hiding their ISP, etc. Hell, it's so
corrupt in Russia the computer & Sweetheart scamming gangs
probably OWN their own servers, haha.
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