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Author Topic: Suspected Scams found from Classified Ads  (Read 3526 times)
WB6UFX
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« on: June 11, 2010, 11:15:38 AM »

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From: Teddy Smith <tsmith0091@gmail.com>
To: wb6ufx@earthlink.net
Subject: Yaesu FT-900
Date: Jun 10, 2010 3:48 AM

--
Hello,
Do you still have the above item for sale for sale?i would want to know the present condition as well and arrange for the shipping myself,i'll like to know if you would accept a cashier cheque.....kindly email me back as soon with your final asking price.i reside in Spain and your quick response will be highly appreciated.
Thank you.
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-----Original Message-----
>From: Ray Dobson <joerbn72@googlemail.com>
>Sent: Jun 7, 2010 6:10 PM
>To: wb6ufx@earthlink.net
>Subject: Yaesu FT-900 & YSK-900
>
>Hello
>  I want to buy your (Yaesu FT-900 & YSK-900 ) So i want you to explain it
>conditon and mail me your last price i will be paying with (Money Order) ok.
>I look forward to hear from you. Thanks and have wonderful day.
>
>
>Regards,
>
>
>Ray.
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From: Joe Lyddon <wb6ufx@earthlink.net>
To: Ray Dobson <joerbn72@googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: Yaesu FT-900 & YSK-900
Date: Jun 7, 2010 7:24 PM

Ray,

I will only ship to the 48 USA States.

Let me know your Zip code & I will calculate the Shipping costs and let you know the Total.

The equipment is in immaculate NEW condition.

If you choose to send me a Money Order, I will wait until it is positively GOOD before I ship it to you.  I would do the same thing for a Certified Check.
You could use PayPal also for immediate response BUT would have to add the processing fee.

The Total Cost = $500 + Shipping + PayPal fee(if any)

What is your Name & address and Phone#?
What is your ham radio Call Sign?

Thank you very much,

Joe Lyddon - WB6UFX
Alta Loma, CA 91701
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From: Joe Lyddon <wb6ufx@earthlink.net>
To: Ray Dobson <joerbn72@googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: address for payment.
Date: Jun 8, 2010 12:01 PM

Sorry!

I bill you, YOU PAY ME, I MUST BE SURE payment is good, THEN and only THEN will I ship to you!

You also do not want to give me your Address, phone#, and Call Sign, ALL of which I must have.

You can send me ACTUAL CASH, that's the ONLY way you get it...  The item will NOT leave me until PAID (including waiting for Money Order to be Cleared and good)

Also, please tell me what 73 & 88 means.

Thank you very much for your interest...  Good Luck!

73,
Joe


-----Original Message-----
>From: Ray Dobson <joerbn72@googlemail.com>
>Sent: Jun 8, 2010 2:09 AM
>To: Joe Lyddon <wb6ufx@earthlink.net>
>Subject: address for payment.
>
>Joe,
>  Thanks for the explanation, will need your address info so payment can be
>issued out and don't bored about the shipping my shipper will be coming for
>the pickup hope all is understood.
>
>
>Below is the Address Information:
>
>ADDRESS INFORMATION:
>
>First Name_
>Last Name_
>Address_
>City_
>State_
>Zip_
>Phone Number_
>Country_
>
>Ray
>
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... end ...

Just thought you'd like to know how some people just say "I am a Scammer"!

Beware!
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 02:11:08 PM »

Some of these can be funny.  But sometimes they're real.  It's difficult to tell.

I got a response to one of my ads about two years ago from a guy saying he was in Romania (no callsign).  Would I be willing to accept payment via Western Union, and ship overseas?

I said, "Sure, if you pay the shipping and I have the money from W.U. in hand before I make the shipment."  Just in case it was "real," I went to FedEx and got a quote on FedEx International shipment from their depot to his address in Romania.  It was about $75 (for a small 2m mobile rig).  I added that to the price and said I'd wait for the wired money.

Sure enough, two days later, the money was there at W.U. for me to pick up (cash)!

I made the shipment and that was that.

Frankly, I thought that was a scam until I had the money in my hand. Cheesy
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WB6UFX
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010, 04:34:01 PM »

I never thought about using Western Union!

That is CASH!!

Good idea...  Will have to remember that.

Thank you very much!
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ZL2TZE
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 04:12:01 AM »

Hi,
    I got hit by Jerry and Doreen Floyd ( jerryfloyd00@gmail.comRoll Eyes

I posted an add in the wanted section then only a matter of an hour or 2 I was asked if I still required the items I had listed and i responded yes and i need a a power supply gave the details and like lighting i get a reply that he has the PSU and its in new condition , sorry no photo and its ready to ship with tracking number please pay by Western Union or Money Gram ( not from ZL ) cost to much then he said shipping by Fedex or  UPS ( most expensive ) gave me the following address
11a, Rutland Street, Leicester,LE1 1RB, UK  cell phone (+44)7024072675

Kept responding with how good he is and he won't rip me off then tonght he rang me from the UK twice , this then really got the red lights flashing.. So I did a few searches

 http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-used-parts-sale-wanted/517212-beware-jerry-floyd-offering-early-911-parts.html

So this confirms it for me as a scam, so I informed the Internet section of the FBI,

My money is safe in Kiwi land !!! Shocked

So watch for Jerry and Doreen Floyd they are trolling ehams as you already know 
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ZL2TZE
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 01:38:02 PM »

 Roll Eyes Is there a skimmer working the classified section and milking wanted ads

Here is the second suspect Western Union scammer will know more later today
It appears they scan the whole message and try and put it in the subject line..

They never offer an item this one claims he still has and item to offer  Huh

_____________________________________________

From: Kelvin and Nancy Northfolk
Date: 06/23/10 00:15:41
To: zl2tze@yahoo.com.au
Subject: UX-96 Receive unit UX-97 1.2Ghz module UT-34 Tone module UT-36 Voice module IC PS35 Internal Power supply Must be guaranteed and fault free Phone: 064 3 5777727 Email:
     

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Kelvin Northfolk from England here.You placed a wanted ad and i still
have to offer.
 
  Please get back to me via Email or you can reach me on my mobile #
on (+44)7024092688 anytime.
 
Thanks
Kelvin
34 Lower Banister Street, Southampton.United Kingdom


73 Phillip
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ZL2TZE
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 03:37:14 PM »

Just a follow up on my postings ..

Both addresses are Bogus

11a Rutland Street is not on any map 11 is a car park

34 Lower Banister Street, Southampton.United Kingdom is another carpark

73 Phillip
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ZL2TZE
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 02:43:03 AM »

Ok This saga carries on these Wayne Kerrs must be thicker than a brick..

Here is the reply to my question from the second scammer :

This guy has all the modules for an IC 970  out of a 960 Radio Huh??  Ohh  Scam me !!

From: Kelvin and Nancy Northfolk
Date: 23/06/2010 9:08:54 p.m.
To: Phillip
Subject: Re: UX-96 Receive unit UX-97 1.2Ghz module UT-34 Tone module UT-36 Voice module IC PS35 Internal Power supply Must be guaranteed and fault free Phone: 064 3 5777727 Email:
     

Hi Philip,
 
 
    They came off a 960.I do not have images of them but condition is
good and perfect.Your price for a $1000 is good to me and price
includes shipping.I would be shipping via Ups or FedEx which ever you
prefer and would accept payment via Western union or Money gram.Whats
your shipping address?
 
Thanks
 
Kelvin
 
 
On 6/22/10, Phillip <zl2tze@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> Hi Kelvin,
>                      Yes I still require these modules I am offering $
> 1000-00  US for the lot shipped to Blenheim 7201, NZ
>
> What model radio did your modules come from  was it the 960 or 980 ?
>
>
> 73
>
> Phillip
>
> -------Original Message-------
>
> From: Kelvin and Nancy Northfolk
> Date: 06/23/10 00:15:41
> To: zl2tze@yahoo.com.au
> Subject: UX-96 Receive unit UX-97 1.2Ghz module UT-34 Tone module UT-36
> Voice module IC PS35 Internal Power supply Must be guaranteed and fault free
> Phone: 064 3 5777727 Email:
>
> --
> Kelvin Northfolk from England here.You placed a wanted ad and i still
> have to offer.
>
>   Please get back to me via Email or you can reach me on my mobile #
> on (+44)7024092688 anytime.
>
> Thanks
> Kelvin
> 34 Lower Banister Street, Southampton.United Kingdom
 
 
--
Kelvin Northfolk from England here.You placed a wanted ad and i still
have to offer.
 
  Please get back to me via Email or you can reach me on my mobile #
on (+44)7024092688 anytime.
 
Thanks
Kelvin
34 Lower Banister Street, Southampton.United Kingdom

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Update on Jerry Floyd :

Jerry rang again tonite at about 07-30 UTC i asked a few questions
and said that I have found his name and email listed as a scammer
the phone went dead and about 2 minutes later an email arrived..

From: Jerry and Doreen Floyd
Date: 23/06/2010 7:36:07 p.m.
To: Phillip
Subject: Re: ICOM UX-R96, UX-97 , UT 34, UT 36 boards
     

Philip. I really didn't understand all you said on the phone. Am in
the UK and once you let me after you have made payment i shall
complete shipping arrangements.
 
I am an honest and sincere old man and am not trying to rip you off.
 
If the other mate in New Zealand gets the parts to you do let me know
so i can shipping arrangements.

 
Regards.
Jerry.
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WX7G
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 06:35:56 AM »

To ask for payment first seems to be no different than to ask for the item first.
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ZL2TZE
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 12:35:18 PM »

To ask for payment first seems to be no different than to ask for the item first.

Yes Dave I agree but, to blatantly supply a false address and misleading information claiming you have these items is out right lies !!! Nobody has any of thes modules from a 960 ..

When was the last time you had someone wanting to sell you something, ring you from half way around the world, before you had made up your mind and insist on Western union payments and UPS or Fedex shipping ??

This 2 are scammers .. pure and simple..
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K5TR
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2010, 12:39:06 PM »

I never thought about using Western Union!

That is CASH!!


You should be careful.

Read what Western Union says about money transfers and fraud.

http://www.westernunion.com/WUCOMWEB/staticMid.do?method=load&pagename=fraudIndex

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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2010, 08:05:52 PM »

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Please get back to me via Email or you can reach me on my mobile #
on (+44)7024092688 anytime.

The 702 after the UK Country Code (44) is
a telephone routing redirect to another location. These phone redirects
are also often used by Nigerian 419 (Advanced Fee) Scammers
pretending to be in the UK, but answering the phone
in Lagos.

Beware of anyone offering to send "their shipping
company" to pickup the merchandise, and of course
the old overpayment scam. (He sends you $2,5000
for a $400 rig and asks you to deposit the extra, wait
for it to clear (see remarks below) and send the extra
to a sick relative. He says you may take $100 out for your
trouble. Also, it is usually obvious the buyer is NOT a ham, and usually
refers to your goods as "The item" or "your items" instead
of "RS-232 Interface for a Kenwood TS-940, rare".

Remember: Just because a check has "cleared" and
the money is showing in your account, this DOES NOT MEAN
THE CHECK YOU WERE GIVEN IS GOOD!!
  It's not really
over with until the check is "Paid" or "Honored". Banks
use clearing houses to facilitate the wheels of commerce.
When you endorse the back of that cashier's check, the bank is in effect
"loaning" you the money until the check is paid.
The bank has up to a YEAR to come back to you
and prove the draft (check, money order, etc) was bad and
YOU are liable for the funds. No ifs, ands or buts accepted.


There are some awfully good counterfeit Certified and Cashiers checks
out there, especially coming out of Romania. (Though drawn
on U.S. Financial Institutions such as Credit Unions.)

73, Ken  AD6KA
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