|Victim of Scam - dont make the same mistake|
Message #1 Posted by Phil Nolan on 8 Nov 2006, 3:38 p.m.
In August 2006 I placed an ad in the Classifieds seeking a card for an HP-48GX.
I got a responce from 'classifieds2006@UnionPlus.net' masquerading as 'David Lee Siddons' in England. We agreed on a price and I send a certified money order to this entity. This character also uses the following email: 'email@example.com'.
About four weeks later, 'David Lee Siddons' advises me the shipping cost exceed his budget. Reluctantly, I settle on a figure and send another certified money order.
This seller held back a reference to track shipment until I send these funds. Parcelforce.com advise the reference number provided by this character is valid for a shipment to Nigeria. GACK. I have lost $120 GBP in this scam.
Last week, this character contacts me to advise that article was lost thru Parcelforce.com ( Royal Mail courier in England) and that he has claimed $10,000 GBP ( Great British Pounds) and in order to receive my share ( half), I would need to provide this character with my bank account details.
If you do get a responce from this character for any item you are seeking, RUN.
If you do get a reply from anyone responding to a WANT to BUY, I would recommend you use the services of an independant third party to verify articles and condition. These are known as escrow services. Dont make the same mistake I did.