Scams still around!

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KC0THF
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Scams still around!

Post by KC0THF » Fri Nov 05, 2004 3:36 am

I received this as a reply to an ad posted by me for an estate sale of W9EVG. The person, which did not give a call, was interested in a Heathkit SB-220 amp. Here is a copy of the email sent to me. Looks like this is a general fill-in-the-blanks email for scammers. Word to the wise, the scammers are still out there!


Hello,
I come across your ads on Internet,I am realy Interested in Purchasing your (Heathkit SB-220 2kw amplifier }. But i want to know the asking price you want to sale it out, because,anytime i want to purchase, I first ask of the Price. Also talking of the Shipment to Australia, One of my Associate will arrange for the shipment.One of My business associate In US have agreed to make the payment by Cashier Cheque.Also understand that the Cheque will surely clear for the full payment.Moreover, I want you to do understand better, Below is the Shipping Address :

Shipping Address:
Del Mar Electronics
# 1037 Melbourne Street ,
NORTH ADELAIDE,
SA 5006 ,
AUSTRALIA.
Fax # {131} 52173204

Tell : +618 8416 0864.But My Phone developed some technical problems,I believe it will be ok soon.I shall give you a call as soon it ok.Like to know it is still for sale.I will like to know more about the Present Condition of it,
If it okay,I will be glad to purchase it from you.Most Important in about the Picture of it,Do forward the Picture of to my e-mail box .
However,I will be glad to view the picture of it and to know its present condition.Kindly forward to me the Information inwhich the payment will be made out to you, Asking below..

Full name that will be written on Check.........:::
Full address..{P.o Box Or Residential Address} ............:::
State...............:::
City................:::
Zip Code...........:::
Home,office,cell phone #......:::
Country............

All this information is needed to that the payment can be sent to you. I want you to respond to my mail if you are satisfied with the content of this letter.You can aswell Fax to me regarding the transaction. Fax Number...: {131} 52173204
Extend my greetings to your family.I will await your Urgent respond.
Thank you and best Regards.

VE3GOP
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:08 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by VE3GOP » Fri Nov 05, 2004 3:46 am

Oh ya!!! Typical scammer letter. It very closely seems to resemble nigerian oil scam letters I've been getting in the past.
73s Alex VE3GOP
vy 73s

Alex VE3GOP

k4kk
Posts: 207
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:20 am
Location: The great state of Tennessee

Post by k4kk » Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:59 am

It would appear that the Aussie's slight variations on the English language have taken a severe turn for the worse! No self respecting Australian would compose such jibberish. The Australians may be coarse and may be crude. However, they are literate!

KC0THF
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Post by KC0THF » Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:56 pm

The funny thing is that the price is listed in the ad for it too.

K3ASF
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Post by K3ASF » Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:06 pm

Got the same eMail this morning. When he listed call sign as....7.....I became suspect :roll:

K4ICL
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Location: Greenville, SC
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He is not a ham and he is NOT from AUSTRALIA.

Post by K4ICL » Fri Nov 05, 2004 3:11 pm

Here is the same scam from a Church Related Site:


To Owner Of Goods,

Calvary greetings in the Name of the lord Jesus Chris. I am a Cityzern
of Switzerland and am a business man that purchase from many Location, I
come across your ads on Internhet at {cruisenews.net } I am realy
Interested in Purchasing your { WATKINS 32 Nice and Clean ].
But i want to know the asking price you want to sale it for me, Because,
anytime i want to purchase, I first ask of the Price. Also talking of
the Shipment to Switzerland, I want you to calculate the Total cost of
the Shipment to Switzerland with the asking price of it.
One of My business associate In US have agree to make the payment by
cheque,I have agree with him for the payment.
Moreover, I want you to do undersdtand better, Below is the Shipping
Address :

Name: Jerry Michael.
RTE DE PRILLY 23,
1349 CRISSIER,
SWITZERLAND.
Tell : +41 21 33390010.But My Phone developed some technical problems,i
believe it will be ok soon.

I will like to know more about the Present Condition of it, If it okay,I
will be glad to purchase it from you.Most Important in about the Picture
of it,Do forward to me the Picture of it.

However,I will be glad to view the picture of it and to know its present
condition.Kindly forward to me the Information inwhich the payment will
be made out to you, Asking below..

Full name that will be written on Check...
Full address..{P.o Box Or Residential Address }......
State.........
City..........
Zip Code.....
Home,office,cell phone #......
Destination........

All this information is needed to that the payment can be sent to you.
I want you to respond to my mail if you are satisfied with the content
of this letter.
You can aswell Fax to me regarding the transaction.

Chruch Name..: LOVE OF GOD CHARITY HOME
Fax Number...: {131} 52173204
E-mail.........: theactofgodcharityhome@dbzmail.com
Name..........: Jerry Michael.

Extend my greetings to your family.
Thank you and best regard.
Jerry Michael.

theactofgodcharityhome@dbzmail.com

VE3GOP
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:08 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by VE3GOP » Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:16 pm

Darn phones. They seem to "develop problems" all over the place. hi hi
vy 73s

Alex VE3GOP

k4kk
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Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:20 am
Location: The great state of Tennessee

Post by k4kk » Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:54 pm

Strangely, the fax number is a Dutch number (Netherlands). Australia and Switzerland must have moved.

K4ICL
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Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2003 1:07 pm
Location: Greenville, SC
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... Australia and Switzerland must have moved.

Post by K4ICL » Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:26 pm

Most likely the scammer is working out of a good ol' USA address.

Could be a neighbor. Could be an inmate in any number of prisons.

Could be anyone, anywhere...

k3ich
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri May 21, 2004 12:06 pm
Location: Northern Virginia

Scam the Scammers!!

Post by k3ich » Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:29 am

Hey, if you guys keep posting all these scam alerts, you're gonna RUIN my new sub-hobby, which is collecting these bogus checks. So far, I've got five of them, worth a tad over $24k. Most of them are really pathetic and look like they were run off on a $39 ink-jet printer. Some of the names are also a hoot. I was supposed to send the equipment to a "John Daniels", probably Jack's brother, and the check was from, of all people, "Morgan Freemen". Next I suspect they'll send one from John Kerry. Oh that's right, nobody remembers who that was anyway. Oh well, it's been fun while it lasted. The sad part is that I actually know someone who was taken for $6 large + his radio.

w3nrl
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri May 09, 2003 3:23 pm

SCAMMERS!!!!!!!!!!

Post by w3nrl » Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:33 pm

i have an ad for sale of my vhf/uhf radio, i have received 33 emails concerning the sale of the radio, out of that 33 emails 27 are SCAMMERS offering me $1000's more than what i am asking and suppyling there own shipping agent.
the offers are so stupid and rediculious, They must think we are real idiots
there must be a way to get rid of them!!!!!!!!!!!! :x
de w3nrl[/b]
Best of 73
de w3nrl
nick

VE3GOP
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:08 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Post by VE3GOP » Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:44 pm

Maaaaan... where do you advertise your stuff? I'd love to get one of those bogus offers!

73s alex
vy 73s

Alex VE3GOP

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