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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. romanian

    romanian New Member

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    Hi abersteve I'm realy sorry to hear that,go to https://www.efrauda.ro/efrauda_secure/admin/default.aspx?StartTab=1&lang=2
    and file a complain there and they will tell you what to do next.FOR ALL OF YOU WHO MAKE TRANSACTIONS ON THE INTERNET:IF SOMEBODY ASK YOU TO SEND MONEY IN ROMANIA VIA WESTERNUNION,CALL WU AND TELL THEM THAT IS A FRAUD.All the telephone numbers with 722;723;740;744;are mobile phones,here a sim cost $5,the number can't be trace by police or anyone else so beware.I'm sorry abersteve but you got like %15 chance to get your money back.my icq is:328-698-274.


     
  2. kgb1

    kgb1 New Member

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    hello!

    I`m from Slowenia and first I must thanks to google.com and thelaw.com and my bank. On Thursday I see on Ebay gold offer for buy GSM phons Nokia8800,7270,6670 price whas 100EUR for 1 piece end must just send a mail if you want more then 1 piece for best price. I whas send mail and on Friday morning i receive email from IIelena Ion<[email protected]> I order 5x8800,5x7270 and 5x6670 for all this phons he want 1300 EUR.He want pay whit WESTERN UNION, but i have not trust in this payment and deal so I just tell him that. He give my best price 650EUR for all phons and when I have it home then must pay him rest 650EUR. That whas impossible. But I believe him and tell to send my bank details. Whit details I go on my bank to pay 650EUR and when banker write
    SWIFT CODE in field is not copy name off bank and bank adress than I now is something wrong. Today I find on google yours site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THANKS FOR 650EUR!!!!!!!!!!
    IF SOMEONE WANT THIS ORIGINAL EMAIL JUST TELL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Name : Budarascu Dan Catalin
    IBAN : RO09RZBR0000060006133444
    SWIFT CODE : RO09RZBR
    Bank Name : RAIFFEISEN BANK
    Bank Adress : Str. Piata Vasile Milea , Bl A4 , Pitesti , 0300
    Romania
    My address : Tudor Vladimirescu
    City : Dragasani
    Zipp : 245700
    Country : Romania

    SORY FOR BED ENGLISH!!
    THANKS AND HAVE A NICE DAY,
     
  3. Rai3939

    Rai3939 New Member

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    Livia Georgiana Radulescu

    Hi Abersteve, I was caught out by this one too on Amazon.co.uk, last week. Bought an mp3 player from this person for £130, they wanted me to pay via Moneygram which i did (added £18 cost) and I've not heard a word back since. They were quite insistent on me sending the moneygram control transfer number so they could access the cash, but after that, I've tried emailing them and have heard nothing. I'm only 20, I can't afford to lose cash like this to these b**tards!! It was supposed to be a present to myself for passing my exams. How the hell do i get my money back? I'm not the most practical minded of people Im afraid, so please explain to me in layman's terms how I can possibly claim my money back, who from, etc. Thanks very much.
     
  4. slater

    slater New Member

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    Scammed

    Right ok i have also been scammed but reading through this i have not been scammed for as much as some of you people but i know how you feel. I can not see the name of the person who scammed me here......

    Name: vasilichia ion adrian
    Address: #89 avram iancu
    City: dragasani
    Zip: 245700
    Country : romania

    He scammed me for 125gbp now i really want him caught i would really apriciate help of anyone who could find him or even get my money back.
    His email address is [email protected]

    Please help. Any one who does want to help can contact me at [email protected]



    thanks
     
  5. slater

    slater New Member

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    I was caught by someone who was offering me those phones too. I didnt bye as many and he offerd to make me pay half first then when the phones arrive pay the next half they didnt and i lost 125gbp. He gave me a different name and a different address but the same zip code! Have you got your money back if so how? Please contact me at [email protected]


    thanks
     
  6. Wingnut4

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    hi

    i have recently been scammed too, quite like anohter person here with thesame address. the bastards did it through amazon and asked to send through moneygram.

    i paid them £415 which is about over 800dollars

    their email address is: [email protected] with Livia XIN


    Livia Georgiana Radulescu
    Str
    Popa-sapca
    Pitesti
    0300
    Romania


    I hope they rot in hell
     
  7. bodo

    bodo New Member

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    "Kauf" Nokia 8800 bei rumänischem Betrüger

    Hallo
    Habe am 21.7.05 ein Handy via ebay bestellt und mit Online-Banking bezahlt. Seit der Zahlung nichts mehr von diesem Betrüger gehört. Dieser "Handel" hat mich 220 Euro gekostet. Hier als Warnung für alle Anderen.
    Wenn Ihr Dragasani oder Romania lest, lasst die Finger von der Tastatur.
    Hier die Daten die ich erhalten habe:

    Dan Aleodor
    My adress:
    Regele Carol
    Dragasani
    245700
    Romania

    Bank Name:ROMEXTERRA BANK, Sucursala Pitesti bank adress:Bulevardul Republicii 68 Pitesti Romania Swift code:CRDZROBU IBAN ACCOUNT:RO57CRDZ 015A102050485002
     
  8. jcschlic

    jcschlic New Member

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    What Does Everyone Think Of This?

    I came across an auction on ebay stating to contact the seller at a different email address than the one where I would contact the seller at. The address is [email protected]

    I contacted him and told him that I would pay for an Apple g4 laptop for usd900.

    He quickly responded and after a few emails back and forth (because I've been suspicious) he sent me this: remember, in my EMAIL: from box it says it's from ebay...is this fake?









    • Congratulations, eBay Transaction started!

    • Current status: Payment pending.Purchase protection granted.

    Dear Justin Schlicher ( [email protected] ) .

    ! ; &nbs p; Thank you for your purchase.

    After verifying the trustworthiness of the seller and the availability
    of the merchandise for immediate shipping, we have approved your buy it
    now transaction and offered you, as the buyer, full purchase protection
    for the amount you agreed on with the seller.

    When you accepted this transaction, be assured that the member is a qualified seller
    and you can feel assured that your transaction will go smoothly
    and that you are dealing with one who has consistently
    met the requirements established by eBay.

    To enjoy the purchase protection, you must send the payment by the
    insured payment method below. Attention: Sending the payment by any
    other method will avoid this transaction and your right to refund.

    • Details and instructions of this transaction:

    The following item is protected in this eBay transaction:

    Item Title Qty. Price
    Apple PowerBook G4 1 US $900.00

    Payment Option choosed by Seller : Western Union Money Transfer




    • Seller's verifyed payment address:



    Name: Daniel Badea
    Address: Via Tirsso #4
    City Milano
    Zip code 20100
    Country: Italy





    • Purchase protection and refund:

    Currently, this seller has a US$ 5,000.00 deposit in an eBay managed
    purchase protection account. Transactions with this eBay seller are
    covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors.
    For your safety, this account was locked today, for 30 days time. The
    seller is unable to withdraw any money from it, within this period.
    Should you need a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will
    be taken from the seller's purchase protection account and sent to you.
    The refund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order.
    The way you are refunded is at y! our choice. You have 30 days from t he
    above verification date to request a refund. Refund requests are
    processed within 3 days.


    Conditions to be met beforeyou may ask for a refound
    Here are the situations suitable for a refund request:
    1) If the item doesn't arrive and/or the seller stops communications
    after the payment was received;
    2) If the merchandise you receive has different specifications than the
    ones you agreed on;
    3) If your merchandise arrives in a much longer period than the one
    you agreed on (more than 15 days from the payment clearance day);
    For cases 2) and 3) you have to send back the merchandise to the seller
    prior to ask for your refund. If you did not pay the seller by the
    required payment method, your refund request would be declined.



    The insurer of this transaction is eBay Inc., located at 2145 Hamilton
    Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, United States of America.
    The account is managed by eBay's Square Trade center.

    Thank you for using eBay!
    http://www.ebay.com/



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    Copyright © 1995-2005 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the eBay User Agreement and Privacy Policy.


    eBay official time
     
  9. rofaaa

    rofaaa New Member

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    i get scammed

    Name: Ene Nicu Elvis
    BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER IBAN :RO91RZBR0000060007017869
    Bic/Swift Code: RZBRROBU
    Bank Name: Raiffeisen Bank
    BANK STREET: TUDOR VLADIMIRESCU#1-3
    Bank city: SLATINA
    Zip: 230087
    Country: Romania

    This person told me to send 180 euro for a new phone n90 and he wil send it to me by ups i never saw tis phone so this person is a frauder
    email adres is [email protected].
    I found the phone on ebay and he told me he can not sen it true ebay you have to send the money to my account an i will send the phone so i get scammed.
    WHAT CAN I DO? :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  10. christakis

    christakis New Member

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    phone fraud

    street: artileriei nr. 6
    City: Slatina
    zip code: 0500
    Country: Romania

    His name is Radu robert tudor, and he sttole £277 off me.
     
  11. christakis

    christakis New Member

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    www.gsm-onlineshop.com

    they have ridiculously cheap prices and only accept western union, are they for real, can anyone shed some light.
     
  12. kittykat1

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    Three Romanians Jailed In Global Ebay Scam !!!!!!

    Checkout this CNN link posted today:

    I believe these scammers are responsible for some (maybe a lot) of what is posted here on this site!

    http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/10/28/ebay.scam.ap/index.html


    I had $2000 stolen from me just about a year ago and I believe these 3 scammers that were caught may be responsible they have the same MO . Just for info the fraud seller(s) advised me to send the WU payment to:

    Cheryl Monier
    Via Savona 12
    Milano,MI Italy
    20142

    In exchange for a WHOLESALE lot of designer jeans purchased on Ebay
    Dec 18-2005.....waited and waited and NOTHING CAME!!!!!!!!!! After a few days -no response either from the formerly VERY attentive seller!!! Hummm....

    Gave fake UPS tracking #....fake name....fake address......and hijacked an Ebay Powersellers account( from Dallas, Texas) with awesome feedback and numerous transactions to lure victims in.

    There were rumours that flying around that the scammer may have had a Romanian connection.....

    AS far as the post and quote from below.....the old adage applies: IT SOMETHING APPEARS TO BE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.....IT IS!! PERIOD. Don't DO IT!



    I learned a VERY expensive lesson that will NEVER happen again... and if I can save you I will be grateful.


    Legal advise needed: If these Romanian scammers were MY scammers do I have any recourse?? I have kept every bit of information and have all communication.

    Please help..
     
  13. Maracana

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    I know this guy!!!!

    Il cunosc eu pe baiatu ala frumos.....
    Tatal lui lucreaza la o cunoscuta banca din Romania.....Director.....
    Va dau initialele lui....GGW

    Intr-o zi,doua cel mult o sa va dau mai multe detalii in limba engleza.
    Un om de bine.
     
  14. olly1973

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    Scammers

    Hi all - seeing as i'm new here, I just thought i'd add to all this:

    I recently advertised my Suzuki Vitara online here in the UK (www.loot.com) and I recieved an e-mail from Mr Frank Bash of Bash Autos who was interested in purchasing my Vitara (Suzuki Sidekick). I knew this was a scam but decided to play along with it for fun.
    I replied with a price to buy - and he replied within a few minutes agreeing to pay the asking price, which was way over the odds anyway. He had a reputable client in the UK who owed him money and he wanted me to accept a cheque for£8500, which inlcuded the shipping charges, and to send £3000 to his shipping agent as soon as I recieved the bankers draft. Again I agreed to everything.
    A few days later, a bankers draft arrived in the sum of £8500 from the National Irish Bank, i'll also point out that I had the cheque sent to an empty property that I have the keys to so there was no tracing back to me.

    I decided to get the Police involved at this point as I wanted these people nailed. I was pleasantly surprised at the response and the decision was made to carry on chatting to the scammers. The address details for the shipping agent were actually a Virtual Office in London, so quite anonymous.

    I sent the shipping agent, Mr Marcus Anderson, the WU tracking number confirming that I had paid in the just short of £3000 as it had cost me a sum of money to transfer the money over. The tracking number was fake (I scammed a scammer)
    I recieved another e-mail from Mr Frank Bash explaining that the shipping agent had tried to collect the money but had been unsuccesful - could I explain what was happening?
    I asked Mr Bash for a contact number for his shiping agent so that I could ring him to sort out this silly mess....................................

    After ringing the shipping agent, we agreed that he would try again to collect the money. The shipping agent rang me from where he was collecting the money again stating that he was unable to collect - I said I would drive to the branch where I paid the money in and get the manager to ring the manager of the branch he was at in order to sort this out. He actually gave me the address of the branch where he was.
    I then rang "from the paying in branch", actually from the Police station, and passed my phone over to the "manager", who, yeah you guessed it, was a Police Officer. He explained to the manager of the other branch who he was and that he had to keep the guy there for as long as possible.
    We then contacted the other Police force who were awaiting our call, for them to act quickly.
    I was actually on the phone when the guy was arrested.........What a result.

    As a consequence, 5 other people have been arrested as part of this gang.




    Just to add something else - another name for the romanian scammers:

    FULL NAME: MARINESCU GABRIEL
    ADDRESS: TUDOR VALDIMIRESCU #645
    CITY: PRUNDENI
    POTSAL CODE: 245700
    ROMANIA
    i just called at UPS and i asked them if i can prepare your package now and they said i can.
    i will go right now at UPS to start your shiping
    in maximum one hour you will receive the tracking number from me.
    regards

    I have recieved the tracking number for this phone and will post the results of this latest one.

    Cheers,
    Olly1973
     
  15. devil666

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    MIHAI Scammer

    hi, id like to thank you guys on informing me of this fraud.

    i nearly lost 450usd on buyin 3 ipods for 150usd and get 2 free on ebay. i thought it was too good to be true so after i recieved his details i did a quick check up on them and came across this forum. after reading about MIHAI i was so glad i had read about him before sending off my money.
    the details he sent me were:

    First name:MARIAN MIHAI
    Last name:MINCA
    Address:Gib mihaescu
    City:Dragasani
    State:VALCEA
    Country:ROMANIA

    and the email he used was: [email protected]

    he seemed pretty legitimant, i almost fell for it, the things that gave it away was that he didnt talk to me through ebay, he emailed me through the one i listed, second thing was that when i asked for his ebay user I.D he replyed "My list ended and in this moment i don`t have a ebay listing" i again asked him just for his user name, and he never gave me an answer, he would always change the subject from each email. he wanted me to pay through MONEYGRAM.

    and i dont know if he says it to other people, but he always called me SIR

    again thanks, for stopping me from making a BIG mistake by giving this guy what he wants
     
  16. uniquerose

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    I wana catch them

    Hello,

    i am new here, from spore and i have recently been scammed by these romanian people. There were 2 guys involved in this scam. These are their details :

    Name:RADULESCU GHEORGHE
    Address:Tudor vladimirescu
    City:DRAGASANI
    State:VALCEA
    Country:ROMANIA
    Email:[email protected]

    Name:MARINESCU ALEXANDRU
    Address:TUDOR VLADIMIRESCU street
    City:DRAGASANI
    Zip:245700
    State:VALCEA
    Country:ROMANIA

    One claimed that he was a dealer in handphones and sold me nokia 8800. The other claimed to be the boss of the dealer. They asked me to send money through western union but after 2 months i still did not receive my phone.

    The 1st guy's email is still valid and he is in contact with me but he claims he can't remember doing any deals with me. I would like to set a trap for them and catch them but not sure how and who can help me.

    Anyone can assist me, pls email me at: [email protected]

    Thank you very much and I know how everyone who has been scammed feels.
     
  17. solano69

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    Scam alert

    I was ripped by this guy:
    First name:Jijeu
    Last name:Cristian
    City:Dragasani
    State:Valcea
    Country:Romania
    and from another guy from Italy
     
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    erceg73 New Member

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    Take care of this:

    Hi, take care of this. I wanted to buy mobile phones and thanks a lot for this forum. You helped me not to transfer money.



    Here is my bank account information where you transfer the money:

    First Name: Gheorghe Daniel
    Last Name: Popa
    Address: Sat. Borosesti com.Sutesti
    City: Dragasani
    Postal Code: 245700
    Country: Romania
    Bank Name: BCC BANCA COMERCIALA CARPATICA
    I.B.A.N: RO26CARP039100285424EU01
    S.W.I.F.T: CARPR022

    After you done the transfer send me the costumer copy from your bank and your FULL NAME and ADRESS + (1 telephone number because is need this to call you when the phone are in your city) ; so i can start the delivery to you.
    Thank you !
     

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