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pyrennia



Posts: 32

PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one to add to the list sus_morgan@hotmail.com
I just received her email this morning,


Quote:
Dear Seller



Am Mrs Susan Morgan of Canada, I would like to buy your (dress) for my daughter who travel to Africa with her pastor. So I would like to offer (50USD$) for each item and am buying (10pieces).So i want you to get back to me with the cost of shipping it in Africa through USPS / Localpost / DHL .. The payment will be sent by the (Bank To Wire Transfer or Paypal or Check). So we immediately get all the data in the bank, payment will be made right away.

Awaiting your response.



Thanks.

sus_morgan@hotmail.com
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voila



Posts: 9

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This email sounded fishy to me
Quote:
Hello,
Am interested in the immediate purchase of your item that you placed on the internet. I want to know the working condition of the item and the final asking price and also did you accept a Bank Certified Business Check..i will also want to know where the item is located..kindly get back to me with the info asap,and ur Name include ur Phone# at Arthur.pak47@yahoo.com
Arthur Powell
so I googled the email address. It came up in another forum http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?t=28528&sid=19e022be594a9db0184acb916dd42d06
I wasn't the only one to be wary...
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kreativetreasures



Posts: 24

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:27 am    Post subject: a new duo for the list Reply with quote

This was my first "order" since I joined ecrater.

The emails were from a Neyo Arsenal (neyoarsenal14@yahoo.com). The person who they wanted me to Western Union $2,999 to was terrycrowdy2007@hotmail.com

NAME:TERRY CROWDY
ADDRESS:100 TERRY STREET
CITY:AKODIRI
STATE:PORT NOVO
ZIP CODE:22209
COUNTRY:REPUBLIC OF BENIN

Sad scammers are awful
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thelivesandlovesofmaggiethecat



Posts: 9747

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think scammers like the previous poster's haunt sites for new sellers and hit them quickly to see if they are totally green or just green to that site. The newer and more uncertain a buyer, the more likely they will fall for the scam or be desperate or a sale and take a chance. If someone didn't fall for this scheme, the scammers would have found a new one by now.
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Misty4m



Posts: 117

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their mine targets are new sellers but they keep fooling their self because most people on ecrater have sold merchandise at other site and these buyers assume they have a fool on their hands.

Just use tools and information you need to protect yourself.

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mswagsandcrafts



Posts: 319

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Home Business Scam! Reply with quote

Hey check oout this e-mail I just recieved. I made a complaint to the authorities. I googled this persons name, and there were at least 4 complaints, but no one has done anything. So just be aware.

Dear .....,

We are contacting you because of the resume you posted on 3rd party career website. We thought
you might be interested in a part-time position we currently have but let us give you some
information about our company first.

Established in 1998, Avanti Soft LABS, Inc. (ASL) is a software developing company with focus
on financial software applications for oil and gas industry. The company also provides
consulting services including business process and project management, systems analysis and
integration. ASL has always been interested in promoting its services and establishing strong
presence on all markets with no exception. Rapid growth in a number of product inquiries from
potential US customers has forced us to seek promotion through the network of ASL
representatives and establish a position of a Financial Manager who will handle minor orders
and relatively small payments of 1000-6000 USD. So this is what we have to offer:

POSITION: Financial Manager

REQUIREMENTS:

:: No specific experience or knowledge required, no degree preferences
:: Fair PC skills including but not limited to MS Office, Internet and email software
:: Responsibility and accuracy
:: Ability to work on your own as well as a member of a team


ADVANTAGES:

:: Base salary of 4000 USD paid on a monthly basis plus 50 USD compensation for every completed
transaction
:: No hidden or indirect fees/charges, no investments required
:: Official employment through Agreement
:: Flexible working schedule

DUTIES:

:: Receiving payments for consulting services and purchased software applications and from our
customers
:: Transferring the received funds further to ASL managers by means of a wire transfer, WU or
MG if necessary to expedite funds handling
:: Drawing and submitting reports on completed and pending transactions


Please reply to this email if you are interested in this job and would like to receive more
information. Looking forward to hear back from you soon.

PLEASE NOTE: We are sending you this email as you have posted your resume on a 3rd party
website which provides resume access service. We will not contact you again unless requested.

====
Yours faithfully,
Mikhail Evtushenko
HR Manager,
Avanti Soft LABS
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poopsheet



Posts: 4865

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's just spam, right?
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bigtallmensclothing
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Posts: 21854

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poopsheet wrote:
That's just spam, right?


yep.
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keechauctions



Posts: 133

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank goodness I have not had any scammers yet here on ecrater, Only on the other site I am dealing with a Stalker, I think!! That is why I like coming here, it is so nice and friendly, not like all those rude and mean people on that other site's so called help room.....and I can THINK!!
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greynape



Posts: 52

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:06 pm    Post subject: scammer ? Reply with quote

I am not going to respond but I got this and another from someone in China. This email came from the UK. I do not have his email because I had to delete everything in my mailbox to get it to work again! This is what it said:


Hi,
> I really appreciate the information given towards making this
> transaction a successful one.....i will like us to carry on with this
> deal with trust and
>
> understanding cos i'm presently out of the state and i will be
returning
> back to the State very soon but i need to make the purchase before my
> arrival back to
>
> the state....Am okay with the least price ($225) and the presently
> condition .....I'll be offering you $300 for it without shipping...I
> will really appreciate it if you
>
> can get back to me with your full details because i will asked my
> Business Associate who is presently in the State too (USA) to issue
out
> a payment check for
>
> the amount (over $300) which will be covering the shipping cost
because
> the shipping firm will be picking it up along with some other goods
that
> are to be
>
> shipped for me in the state...Am doing this just because i believe
that
> i can trust you with my money...hope you will not turn me down?
>
> Get back to me with the following details....
> YOUR NAME IN FULL...............to be written on the check
> CONTACT ADDRESS.........
> CITY..........
> STATE...........
> COUNTRY..............
> ZIP CODE.............
> CELL PHONE NUMBER............
>
> Pls do not bother about any other buyer, i believe things will
work
> as plan. Concerning the pick up i've arrange that with my shipping
firm
> because they
>
> are picking it up along with other goods that are to be shipped for me
> in the state AND the shipping firm will contact u as well for a strong
> arrangement......
>
> All you need to do is to get the cheque cashed at your bank
immediately
> you do receive it,deduct the total cost and get the remainning fund
send
> to the
>
> shipping firm sameday so that the shipping firm will be coming to your
> location for the pick up....pls kindly make all the document ready to
> enhance a
>
> smooth shipment.
>
> I tried getting to you on phone but i do not have your phone
> number with me......Hope to hear from you ASAP.
> Best Regards and Stay blessed .
> Mr. xxxxx xxxxx
>
> N.B Make sure you mail me back immediately you get this message in
other
> to proceed.
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luvalution-online-boutique



Posts: 21

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: First 2 Sales - NOT! Reply with quote

Greetings all:

So I had my first ecrater sale last month! Unfortunately the customer never responded to my reminder invoices and never mailed payment by money order as they had specified on the automated email order. No biggie.

I got my second ecrater sale this month! Unfortunately (or fortunately) I got an email from google checkout stating that transaction had been cancelled due to something unsafe regarding the customer's account... Still, no big deal.

I admit to not putting very much inventory into my shop as of yet and definitely see lots of good traffic numbers but am feeling disheartened.

Any encouraging words or advice? Perhaps similar experiences?

I was also wondering if these people can leave feedback even though the transaction was never paid for? Should I just delete them from my orders?

I did receive several paypal/ebayish obvious pfishing scams immediately after my first sale using the payable info provided only through my ecrater checkout for the money order purchase. I googled both customer's emails and found a myspace page for each of them. One literally had a photo of a guy fishing a trout on his line. I reported the spoof emails to paypal and they were reported back as deactivated.
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chinesesilk



Posts: 207

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I was also wondering if these people can leave feedback even though the transaction was never paid for? Should I just delete them from my orders?


If they don't pay immediately they can't leave feedback.
You can delete them from your orders yes as they never paid.
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luvalution-online-boutique



Posts: 21

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Feedback and Deletion of Unpaid Orders Reply with quote

Quote:
You can delete them from your orders yes as they never paid.


Thank you for the info Chinesesilk!
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chinesesilk



Posts: 207

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome!
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msinfobooks



Posts: 140

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 8:53 am    Post subject: scammers Reply with quote

I am a new seller - does ecrater have a way to block purchases from these known scammers or are we supposed to keep track? If so, is there a page that lists all known scammers that we can easily search?
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