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p.1 #1 · Another Scam alert - foreign sellers


I don't know if scammers are keying in on WTB ads or not, it would make sense, but I thought I would relate this recent experience. I posted WTB for a couple of different Canon lenses. A response came from Spain, the 24-70MM F4 lens I wanted was offered to me at a too-good-to-be-true price, complete with photos, from the original owner, who told me he wanted a wire or Western Union payment. Not having just fallen off a turnip truck I wrote back and told the seller that I would only use paypal. He then wrote back and said it was acceptable. I asked for a history on the lens, he sent Canon's technical description of the lens - I would guess right from their web page. I wrote again and asked, as this lens was supposed to NIB, if he had the receipt. He said no. I asked him if he could send me the date code and some references. He said he had no references and didn't have the date code. I took that to mean he didn't have a lens either. I never heard from him again.

A day later I got another inquiry, asking me if I had found a lens. I said that the only offer I got seemed like a scam from Spain. I never heard from him again.

Today I got third inquiry from the U.K. I responded with the usual questions, e.g. are you the original owner, do you have receipt? etc., It hasn't played out long enough to find out if it is another scammer, but a pattern seems to be emerging.

UPDATE: Follow up email to the UK asking if there was a lens for sale or not yielded no response. I guess it was another scammer.

As usual - buyer beware.

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Sep 21, 2013 at 05:12 PM
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p.1 #2 · Another Scam alert - foreign sellers


So likely this is bogus?



So I am to be so happy to contacting you through the offices of a dear friend who knew you once in secondary school.

I am recently appointed to dispose my uncles estate of many Canon lenses which being appraised at five millions UNITED STATES dollars. Based on our mutual trust I am willing to send you ...

uh ... no ... .... Is this a No?


;)





Sep 21, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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p.1 #3 · Another Scam alert - foreign sellers


Dear Uncle Chuckie,

Per your request I am sending you a cashiers check for $34,500 for shipping of the specified items. It should only be about $300.00, so you can send me back the difference at your convenience. In the meantime I will keep watch for the DHL truck as the lenses are coming from Nigeria.

Warm regards,

Your nephew,



Sep 22, 2013 at 01:19 AM
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p.1 #4 · Another Scam alert - foreign sellers


unclechuck wrote:
So likely this is bogus?

So I am to be so happy to contacting you through the offices of a dear friend who knew you once in secondary school.

I am recently appointed to dispose my uncles estate of many Canon lenses which being appraised at five millions UNITED STATES dollars. Based on our mutual trust I am willing to send you ...

uh ... no ... .... Is this a No?

;)



! Well done.

Yes, I never waste my time on this kind of thing of scam for second...life is too short.



Sep 22, 2013 at 01:25 PM
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p.1 #5 · Another Scam alert - foreign sellers


unclechuck & aboudd: Good humor; thanks!


Sep 22, 2013 at 06:07 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · Another Scam alert - foreign sellers


Oh, I want to play. Received this today for an item on craigslist:


Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST, Please be informed that I will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be delivered to you via FEDEX, so I'll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check...

Name to be on the payment............
Home address............
City............
State
Zip Code............
Cell phone #............
LAST PRICE OF THE ITEM............

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.**I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email** N.B UPS does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.


Back to reality now. Obviously a scammer.

The email address is edwarddarg@gmail.com and the name used in the email is Edyth Robbins.

It's not just FM B&S, it it everywhere. Stay safe out there.





Sep 23, 2013 at 07:45 AM
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p.1 #7 · Another Scam alert - foreign sellers


If I hadn't just bought one, I'd be all over the D3s for sale on the Bay - 41,000 clicks, boxed with all accessories AND a 24-70 Nikkor, all for the low Buy It Now price of $1200.00....

from the Russian Federation, where the picture takes YOU!



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D-Series-D3s-12-1-MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-and-AF-S-24-70-/181222288106?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2a31b0aaea



Sep 24, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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p.1 #8 · Another Scam alert - foreign sellers


I was about to buy from our Russian allies when I saw that the shipping was $1,000.00.

I refuse to pay more than $999.00 for shipping so I took a pass on it.




Sep 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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p.1 #9 · Another Scam alert - foreign sellers


I've posted my two favorite scammer stories in this forum

Recently I posted about my inquiry on a CL car ad. When I asked about condition the crook replied

"The car is like new as mother has not used it since she died."


An earlier post told of my adventures with a scammer who wanted his money wired to Canada. He simmered after being told the money was sent --- finally demanding the receipt info and address. Of course there was no receipt, but I was happy to send him the address where I sent his money.



Sep 26, 2013 at 05:27 PM
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p.1 #10 · Another Scam alert - foreign sellers


unclechuck wrote:
An earlier post told of my adventures with a scammer who wanted his money wired to Canada. He simmered after being told the money was sent --- finally demanding the receipt info and address. Of course there was no receipt, but I was happy to send him the address where I sent his money.


Nice!



Sep 26, 2013 at 08:35 PM





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