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How eBay UK scams work

Discussion in 'Small Claims & Municipal Court' started by g2e1hvl, Aug 25, 2004.

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  1. g2e1hvl

    g2e1hvl Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello,
    Imp new im from Wales UK, i have never been scammed. Heres how most scams work.

    Romanian create spoof emails and site, you receive the email and they get your password etc (if u type it in).
    With the password they use your account to sell fake phones, they give u an WU address.
    Romanian pick up the money (they get commission, its taken from London). The money every month is sent to Romania.
    The picker upper use fake id, the address doesn’t exist, it changes every month.

    I know a lot more than this.
    There from Vilcea i think
     
  2. g2e1hvl

    g2e1hvl Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Addresses

    Address: 119 Millfield Avenue
    Zip: E17 5HN
    City: London
    Country: United Kingdom

    VASILICA TUDOREL
    VIA PIAVE NO.10
    MESTRE
    30100
    ITALY

    ILIESCU ADRIAN NICOLAE
    ALEEA MUNCII
    DRAGASANI
    245700
    ROMANIA
    Phone # 0040723941705

    BUDARASCU DAN CATALIN
    Tudor Vladimirescu #5
    Dragasani
    245700
    Romania


    Danny Peeters
    75 croyland rd. Edmonton
    N9 7BE
    London
    England
    UK

    CHRISTIAN NEUMANN
    70 PENWITH ROAD
    LONDON
    SE5 9RE
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Lorene Patrik
    12 Sixt Avenue
    Queens park London
    W102HD
    UK


    Sandra Hastrup
    12 Adeola street Egbeda Lagos
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    phonehouseinc@yahoo.com

    Lora Marconi
    580 Barking Road
    London,E139JU
    UK

    ION CRUCERU
    ALEEA TRANDAFIRILOR #9
    DRAGASANI
    245700
    ROMANIA
    004 0744 867 144

    Full name: Jean Lienard
    Address: 82 Morley Avenue
    Zip Code: N22 6NG
    City: London
    State: England
    Country: UK

    and more
    Daniel Levetson ETC
     
  3. macangels

    macangels New Member

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    Re: How eBay UK Romanian scams work

    Try this article for more details;

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/10/18/international1309EDT0566.DTL

    Also details move away from Western Union to bank to bank transfers.

    Let us know what you know.

    MA

     
  4. macangels

    macangels New Member

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    eBay Western Union Fraud Addresses

    Do these look familiar to you?

    MA


    First name: Vasile
    Last name: Tabacioiu
    Adress: Str. Calina # 49
    City: Prundeni
    Zip/code: 247527
    Country: Romania

    First name: ion
    Last name: Cruceru
    Adress: Aleea Trandafirilor # 9
    City: Dragasani
    Zipp/code: 245700
    Country: Romania

    FIRST NAME : TIBERIU CRISTIAN
    LAST NAME: BADEA
    ADDRESS: TRANDAFIRILOR NR. 5
    CITY: SLATINA
    STATE: OLT
    ZIPP: 0500
    COUNTRY : ROMANIA

    First name:Mihai
    Last name:Nedelcu
    Adress:Tudor vladimirescu
    City:Dragasani
    state:Valcea
    zipp/code:245700
    Country:Romania

    FIRST NAME: BURULEANU
    LAST NAME: MIRCEA
    ADRESS: POPA SAPCA BL,M2
    CITY: DRAGASANI
    ZIPP CODE: 0900
    COUNTRY: ROMANIA

    name : Danil Jenel
    address : Cireasovului nr 17
    city : Slatina
    zip: 0500
    country : Romania

    First name: MIHAI
    Last name: POPESCU
    Address: STR. GIB MIHAESCU #41
    City: DRAGASANI
    Postal Code: O900
    Country: ROMANIA

    firstname: emil
    lastname: andrasi
    address: primaverii 137
    city: dragasani
    country: romania
    state: valcea
    zipcode: 245700

    Name: Eugen Madalin Zaharia
    Address: Sat Tighina
    City: Com. Voicesti
    State: Valcea
    Zip Code: 0915
    Country: Romania (of course)
    E-Mail: power_phones@yahoo.com

    First name: eugen Madalin
    Last name: Zaharia
    Address: Sat Tighina
    City: Com. Voicesti
    State@ Valcea
    ZipCode: 0915
    Country: Romania

    Name: Zaharia Dan Stan
    Address: Edgar Quinet nr.3 Sector 1
    City: Bucuresti
    Zipp Code: 010017
    Country: ROMANIA!

    Florian Petrescu
    Sos Pantelimon nr 98 Bloc 402A Ap 127,sector 2
    Bucharest,
    Romania.
    ebay ID greenmist55

    Name: Mocofanu Ivaniou
    Surname: Mihai
    Address: Perlei #6
    City: Ramnicu Valcea
    Country: Romania
    Zip: 1000

    Michael Dacosta

    Full name: Jean Lienard
    Address: 82 morley avenue
    Zip Code: N22 6NG
    City: London
    Country: UK

    Name: Micli Gabriel
    Adress: Nicolae iorga
    City: Slatina
    Zipp/Code: 0500
    State: Olt
    Country: Romania

    Eduard Caspani, gave the same address as the one above:
    82 Morley Avenue
    N22 6NG
    London England UK

    First Name: Francesca
    Last Name: Prinsi
    street address: Morley avenue nr.23
    zip code: N226NG
    LONDON
    U.K.
    Mobile Tel: # 0040726877998

    EDUARD CASPANI
    Address: 14 Wicket WAY
    Zip Code: IG6 3DF
    City: London
    State: England
    Country: UK

    Cornelia Rossi
    45 Eastcote Avenue
    Greenford UB6 0NG
    Middlesex.
    Could be Andreas Alexandris

    FIRST NAME : ALISA
    LAST NAME : DESPESEN
    ADDRESS: 16 HIGH STREET
    CITY : LONDON
    ZIP/CODE : W10 5PS
    STATE : ENGLAND
    COUNTRY : U.K.

    FIRST NAME : Rolland
    LAST NAME : Klerks
    ADDRESS:85 barons court church lane,
    Kingsbury
    CITY:London
    ZIP CODE:NW9 8AG
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Name:Andreas Alexandris
    Address:45 Eastcote Avenue
    Greenford UB6 0NG

    ANDREAS ALEXANDRIS.
    19 Royal Sg. St.
    Jersey, UK

     
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    macangels New Member

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    more: eBay Western Union Fraud Addresses

    It is worth remembering that some of these might be stolen ID of innocent individuals but these are some reported fraudsters;
     
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    eBay Western Union Romanian Fraud - Helpful Addresses

    International Fraud agencies

    http://www.ifccfbi.gov/contactus.asp
    http://www.ic3.gov

    Telephone book in Romania : www.whitepages.ro

    Private investigator in ROMANIA
    http://www.privateinvestigator.ro/contact.html

    list of Romanian Attorneys who speak English and have expressed an interest in assisting. I can assumes no responsibility for the actions or fees of the individuals listed below;

    BUCHAREST
    Altheimer &Gray Commercial, Corporate &
    Obie L. Moore, Managing Partner International Law
    Christopher Berlew, Associate
    Str. Pitar Mos nr.5
    Tel. 212-3791 / 212-3795
    Fax 212-3796

    Arent Fox Commercial, Corporate &
    Bryan W. Jardine, Lawyer International Law
    John Gurley, Lawyer
    Bdul N. Titulescu nr.1
    Bl.A7, sc.1, et.6, apt.16
    Bucuresti
    Tel. 211-8797/98
    Fax 211-8771

    Burns Schwartz Commercial, Corporate &
    Theodore H. Cominos, Partner International Law
    Str. Grigore Alexandrescu nr.44,
    Sector 1, Bucuresti
    Tel. 310-4390
    Fax 310-4391

    Nicolae Burchel Law Offices Commercial, Corporate &
    Nicolae Burchel International Law
    Cristina Gheorghita
    Str. Caloian nr.8 (P-ta Alba Iulia)
    Bl. D19A, sc.2, apt.17
    Tel: 411-3878 411-3898

    Peter Buzescu & Assoc. Corporate, Commercial
    American Law Firm & International Law
    Splaiul Independentei 7
    Bl. 101, Apt. 57
    Sector 5, Bucuresti, 70501
    Tel. 335-1366, 336-8282
    Fax: 335-1735
    Mr. Mihai Chirea Family, Trade, Civil
    Calea Mosilor 88 and Criminal Law
    Sc. A, Et. 4, Apt. 23
    Sector 3, Bucuresti
    Tel. 313-4725
    Cel: 092-295-516

    Taylor Joyson Garrett Commercial, Corporate
    Michael Dark, Partner & International Law
    Piata Victoriei 155, bl.D1, sc.7, et.7
    Tel: 310-3438
    Fax: 211-7589
    e-mail: 106654.1025@compuserve.com

    Mrs. Carmen Eftimescu Public International Law
    Str. Frumoasa 17
    Sector 1, Bucuresti
    Tel. 650-5678
    Mrs. Mihaela Grama-Popovici Commercial, Labor, Banking &
    Str. Italiana 26 Finance and Tax Law
    Sector 1, Bucuresti
    Tel. 314-5378

    Hall, Dickler SRL Commercial, Corporate
    Gilbert P. Wood, Director & International Law
    Viorel Florin, Office Manager
    ING Barings Building
    Sos Kiseleff nr.11-13
    Tel. 222-8888; 222-9261; 092-555555
    Fax 223-4444

    Herzfeld & Rubin (Romania) Commercial, Corporate &
    Dana M. Barb, General Manager International Law
    Ioana Letca, Exq, Bucharest Bar
    Mark A. Meyer, Ezq, New York Bar
    Str. Dionisie Lupu 62
    Tel: 223-3359; 223-3358
    Fax: 223-3377

    Ms. Carola Katz Commercial & Civil Law
    Str. Dezrobirii 14, Bl. 24
    Sc. A, Et. 2, Apt. 12, Sector 6
    77582 Bucuresti
    Tel. 772-4972

    Musat & Associates Commercial, Corporate &
    Gheorghe Musat, Managing Partner International Law
    Str. M. Gh. Sontu nr.8, sector 1
    Tel: 223-3717
    Fax: 312-1590

    Kingston & Petersen
    Andy Kingston, American Attorney American Tax Law
    Patricia M. Petersen, American Attorney Corporate Law
    Str. Av. Zorileanu nr.39 Corporate Accounting
    Sector 1, Bucharest Commercial & Civil Law
    Tel. & Fax: 224-0890, 224-0891

    Stalford & Somesan Civil Law
    Ioan Somesan, Cristiana Stalfort, Christian Topfer
    Str. Popa Tatu nr.15
    Sector 1, 70771 Bucharest
    Tel: 314-3347, 314-3348, 314-4657
    Fax: 315-7836
    Cellular: 094-416-151
    E-mail: bukarest@stalfort.de, somesan@logitec.ro

    Ms. Dana Isaroiu Bucharest Bar Association
    Bdul Unirii 7, Bl.C1
    sc.1, apt.1, Sector 1
    Tel. & Fax: 336-4771, 336-9046,
    336-0276

    Mr. Victor Munteanu Foreign Trade, Commercial
    Str. Petre Poni 7 and Civil Law
    78139 Bucuresti
    Tel: 223-0508
    Cel: 094-553-240

    Mr. Ion Nestor Corporate Law,
    Str. Transilvaniei nr.44 Int'l Commercial Law
    et.3, ap.12, sect 1, Int'l Arbitration
    Ms. Stefania Ricman Civil & Commercial Law
    Str. Echinoctiului 25, sect.5 Family Law, Properties
    Bucuresti Adoptions (as representative
    Fax: 336-0394 the P.S. Buck Foundation)
    Tel: 337-2830

    Mr. Dragos-Alexandru Sitaru Trade & International Law
    Cal. Dorobantilor 134-138 Private International Law
    Bl. 11, Sc. B, Apt. 34
    71232 Bucuresti
    Tel. 230-1573

    Mr. Adrian J. Strambeanu Attorney at Law
    Str. Andrei Muresanu nr.17 Bucharest Bar Association
    Bucharest, Sector 1
    Tel/fax: 725-6844

    Mr. Victor Tanasescu Attorney at Law
    O.P. 4, Sector 3 Bucharest Bar
    Bucharest, Romania Arbitrator at the International
    Tel: 320-3656 Commercial Arbitration Court
    Fax: 323-8227 Commercial, Corporate &
    e-mail: victor@dnt.ro International Law
    Ms. Ionela Toader American Law Office
    Ms. Irina Maftei Civil & Commercial Law
    Bl.28, Sc.A, Et.1, Apt.9, Real Estate
    Str. Arh. Petre Antonescu nr.6
    Bucuresti
    Tel: 687-1168, 231-6380
    Fax: 231-6380
    Cellular: 092-291224

    Ms. Liana Vulpe Traistaru Romanian & International Law
    Str. Domnita Anastasia 13 (Civil, Penal, Trade, Admin.,
    Et. 3, Apt. 12, Sector 5 Family Law)
    Tel. 311- 0967/335-3271
    Fax 311-0967

    Ms. Petruta N. Ulmeanu Civil, Criminal, Commercial
    Bdul Dinicu Golescu 35 & International Law
    Sc. 3, Et. 2, Apt. 11, S. 1
    77114 Bucuresti
    Tel. 637-4318
    Mr. Florin Vasile Commercial Law
    Str. Muguras 4, Sector 4
    75204 Bucuresti
    Tel. 623-1207

     
  7. Mikem

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    hey
    I got scammed by this Andreas Alexandris for the sum of $1500.00
    i was just woundering if you know anything about this guy that you can help me catch him so i can get my money back or if they even have the product which i would love to have.
    Please help me out on this

    Thanx
    Mike
     
  8. g2e1hvl

    g2e1hvl Law Topic Starter New Member

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    New Methods

    Hello,
    Watch out for new methods like the fake email verifing a seller, the seller sends it Example:
    Dear eBay member xxxxx,

    This message is an automated reply to a contact information request made by xxxx.
    This request is related to item # xxxxx.


    Important Usage Guidelines
    1. This contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to eBay. Any other use is strictly prohibited.

    2. Seller Jerry Basset has been verifyed by eBay.
    3. eBay allow the buyer to pay the seller using Western Union service as the seller solicited !
    4. eBay is responsible for all negative consequence of this transaction !
    5. Contact the seller after you have received this message and complet the transaction.
    6. Do not reply this message. This is an automated email.


    Listing details

    Item name: NOKIA 7610

    ETC.

    And the new Western Union way saying send the money to a address and when you have received the item, change the details, its a con they will create fake id.
     
  9. UDontScamMe

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    First Name: Dan Catalin
    Last Name: Budarascu
    Bank name:Raiffeisen Bank
    Account no:2998684 euro
    Iban Code:RO15RZBR0000060002998684
    Swift:RZBRROBU(for international transfer)
    Bank adress:Bagdazar 112
    Dragasani
    Romania

    Popescu Mihai Viorel
    Gavana 3
    Pitesti 0300
    Romania
    &
    Popescu Mihai Viorel
    via Tivoli 4
    Italy
    Milan
    20121

    1name: TURCU
    2name: CONSTANTIN OCTAVIAN
    adress: Str. Lotrioara Bl.v40
    city: BUCURESTI
    zip: 70000
    country: ROMANIA
     
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    Help Catch Them

    i was scammed by eduard caspani and nicolino rossi on ebay when i bought a fake leeds ticket. The police are investigating it but if anyone else has been scammed by them or anyone has any information for me then please email me at :
    dazed_100percent@hotmail.com

    thanks, lucy
    The item number on ebay was:
    Item #2261075330

    This is what Nicolino told me:

    Full name: Nicolino Rossi
    Address: 115 B Burdetts Road
    Zip Code: RM9 6YB
    City: London
    Country: UK

    But remember innocent people could live at this address.

    So if anyone see Leeds festival ticket next year that say £130 "Buy it Now" where you have to pay by Western Union then avoid and possibly report it to ebay.

    My advice is never pay anyone by Western Union and if you do get scammed then KEEP all the evidence ie email print-offs or receipts and go to the police
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2004
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    Hi

    can you edit your post to include what eBay [ etc ] auction number and the ID and what address they used please in order to track them and protect others.

    Thanks,

    MA

     
  12. g2e1hvl

    g2e1hvl Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Ok, Also

    Hello,
    Mc Angels i agree, also we shouldnt post UK addresses since people aucutally live there. People who live there are not scammers.
     
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    I Have Also Been Scammed...Sony Ericcson P910's

    Hi there, im glad i came across this site when searching because I now know I have been scammed..Im living in London, and while looking for a bargain last week, seen the advert on ebay for Sony Ericcson phones, emailed the seller and he responded straight away..settled for a price of 350USD for 2 phones, and i paid via western union. Up to this point, his emails were rapid replies, and responded to every question I had..

    However, the last email I sent him was when I sent him the MTCN.. He hasnt responded since..

    His details are:

    Micli Gabriel,
    Nicolae Iorga
    Slatina
    Olt
    0500
    Romania

    He is mentioned earlier in this post (so he isnt a new scammer)

    The email he was emailling off was deal_00@usa.com..

    Could anyone please advise me on what to do? im really really upset about this, and dont know what to do..

    Much Appreciated,
    Peter Gaughan
     
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    first of all keep all your western union receipts,emails and details and take them to your local police. they will take a statement from you but to be honest they dont help as ive been scammed on ebay and they dont care.but you at least need to make a statement and you should phone the western union fraud department and tell them too.
     
  15. Nemeton

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    Don't trust UPS either!

    My scam was perpetrated by this well known guy Mihai Viorel Popescu (who seems to be getting around quite a lot) at his Pitesti address. I was sold a SONY notebook computer. I was convinced of Popescu's legitimacy by a confirmation email which contained what appeared to be a legitimate UPS shipping receipt. At first, I had planned to hold the money until the package arrived. But when it didn't arrive in the first few days, I sent the money via Western Union. I, of course, haven't heard back from Popescu since. So not even UPS is safe.

     
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    Just for everyones info there is a user named Cretu Marian involved in this also. Be aware. Initial discussions came from Budarascu Dan Catalin using gsm_arena_com@yahoo.com. This will probably change again soon.
     
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    Hi Nemeton,
    I was just scammed for $2,329 CAD from someone that sounds exactly like this FRAUD GOOF you mentioned above. I have done tons of research and found 3 business that run out of the address that he gave me:

    "Cheryl Monier"
    12 via Savona
    Milano, MI
    20142
    Italy

    He tried the UPS thing on me to, however, UPS is NOT involved at all. What this fraud freak does is he doctors up fake UPS tracking receipts. See the thing is someone could have one million UPS valid way bills that contain tracking #'s on each one and when you track it, it will come up in the system.*****However, all this means is that "that number is a UPS # " IT DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING HAS BEEN DROPPED OFF/SHIPPED.

    ***BEWARE**** When you put the real but "fake" tracking number in UPS online to track, you will see this message"*UPS has received shipper's billing information electronically. Billing information received does not indicate shipment pickup or drop-off. Please contact the shipper for more details.

    The tracking number the fraud gives you in addition will show only partial address and generally will only have a country name no specifics. He told me that he personally droped the boxes off- YEAH RIGHT!!!!! Then why did UPS recieve you billing information from him electronically??????? FRAUD!!! :mad:

    *****BEWARE******If this is the same guy he will tell you he will mark the box"sample" or something like and the description on the fake tracking receipts will say sample so you think everything is OK!! IT'S NOT

    I would LOVE to compare notes with anyone with INFO on this PUNK!!!
     
  18. g2e1hvl

    g2e1hvl Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Contact Me

    Hello,
    Pls contact me (the last poster), the scammer prob isnt in italy he is in romania.
     
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    As requested

    Hi there,
    I just filled out the info on the link; I hope I hear from you sooner than 2 days. I am just itching to see this FRAUD rotting behind bars where he belongs!!!!!

    Here's the kicker!!!!! On his last email to me on 12/19/2004, he had the nerve to say and I quote "Best wishes and happy holidays to you and to your family ! "-Cheryl

    Here is one more reply from him taken from my last correspondence with him regarding my questioning the partial address on UPS website (my comments in brackets)....

    "Yes, that's normal because I didn't have the address in time,(BULL @#$) and they have scheduled it for tomorrow as I mentioned earlier " 5 PM local time ". I'll follow up myself the shipment status(STILL WAITING LOSER!!!), and I can mail you tomorrow when it will start moving if you want me to. (ONCE AGAIN STILL WAITING)

    Right now I think I will get a few hours of good sleep, the last 3 days were very busy for me(YEAH I BET DODGING THE AUTHORITIES) and tomorrow will be the same(HA). (TOUGH LIFE SCAMMING PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY)


    Best wishes,
    Cheryl
     
  20. HuebyStang

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    Anything new on this whole UK/Romania/E-Bay fraud stuff???
     

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