Fake advertisements for electronics.

Garreg Ddu

Gweinyddwr
Staff member
Over the past few weeks an investigation has been going on into advertisements posted on thousands of fora in many places on the World Wide Web. The advertisements offer what appear to be very cheap deals and bulk discounts on mobile telephones, laptops, notebooks and other computer equipment, playstations and similar items. In every case we have looked at the origin of the email responses has been in Nigeria. Payment is requested via Western Union to be made to fictitious names and addresses. If payment is sent for the non-existent goods, further requests arrive for more money to be sent for "Custom Fees" and other expenses which exist only in the imaginations of the criminals. No goods are delivered, ever!

Some examples of the type of material found in the adverts are:

APPLE IPHONE PRODUCT
Apple iPhone 3G 16GB GoldenEye ---$190
Apple iPhone 4GB -- $115
Apple iPhone 2G 8GB -- $135
Apple iPhone 16GB -- $155
Apple iPhone 3G 4GB -- $165
Apple iPhone 3G 8GB -- $180
Apple iPhone 3G 16GB -- $195
SIDEKICKS PRODUCT
Sidekick 2008 .................... $200
Sidekick LX ...................... $130
Juicy Couture Sidekick II ........ $130
Mister Cartoon Sidekick ........... $140
Juicy couture Sidekick III ........ $130
Sidekick D - Wade ................. $140
SONY ERICSSON PRODUCT
Sony Ericsson W800i...........$165
sony Ericsson w600i...........$150
sony Ericsson p910i...........$180
Sony Ericsson P900............$185
XBOX GAMES:

Xbox 360 Core System ................ 200usd
Xbox 360 Prenium pack ................-220usd
Xbox 360 Platinum Bundle Console 240usd
Note the different currency format and spelling error which are quoted directly from the scammer's posts!
BLACKBERRY PRODUC
Blackberry Storm 9500...........$250
Blackberry Storm 9530...........$230
Blackberry 8830 World Edition ............ $250
"PRODUC" as the scammer wrote!
HTC PRODUCT
HTC Shift Pocket PC...............$300
HTC Touch Cruise P3650 (POLARIS) ... $300
HTC TOUCH PRO ....................... $350
HTC Touch Diamond ................ $250
And many more

Lists of email addresses, company names and contacts will be posted here as more information is received.

Please be aware that you should NOT reveal your personal information to the criminals running these scams and if you send them any money you will lose it and get nothing back.
 

Garreg Ddu

Gweinyddwr
Staff member
More email addresses and forum posts

The following email addresses have been posted by scammers on other fora, and have been proven to be electronics/'phone scams originating from the same stable, again mostly Nigerian in provenance.

telebrancaphones00@hotmail.com
mobilephones022@gmail.com
alenjadromerlo@yahoo.com
mtrendzt@live.co.za This one is actually from South Africa
Trademyearmobiles@hotmail.com
Tradeyearmobiles@gmail.com
electgroup@hotmail.com (Lenza JT. Bennett)
electgroup@europe.com
electgroup02@gmail.com"


And the following websites:

http://www.inzer.cz/mobilni-telefony/nokia/for-sale-nokia-n95-8gb--apple-iphone-16gb-3g--nokia-n99-18676.html

http://www.hoteluri.org/forums/archive/sale-nokia-n95-t43952.html

http://forums.developertutorials.com/promote-your-services/5584-sale-apple-iphone-gold-24k-16gb-unlocked-apple-iphone-8gb-3g.html

http://www.nemokamiskelbimai.lt/sklb_det.php?sklb_id=33218

http://www.zoomoglasi.com/5/posts/1_KUPOPRODAJA/1_Telefoni_Mobilni/11000_For_Sale_Pioneer_Cdj1000_Mk3_Samsung_SGH_i8510_INNOV8_16GB.html Probably removed

http://www.windychat.com/sale-apple-iphone-3g-16gb-apple-28850.html
 
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Garreg Ddu

Gweinyddwr
Staff member
Further information on this type of scam has been found, with a new name associated with a couple of previously known email addresses:

mobile4sale2000@yahoo.com - Origin IP Address = 82.128.26.199 = Multilinks Telecommunications Limited, 231 Adeola Odeku Str., Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

The scam advertisments posted have Trademyearmobiles@hotmail.com and Tradeyearmobiles@gmail.com as additional contact email addresses.

Once again you are warned that these email addresses and any postings using them are for NIGERIAN CRIMINALS. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT OR SEND MONEY TO THEM - YOU WILL BE ROBBED.
 

Garreg Ddu

Gweinyddwr
Staff member
More names

More forum posts for fake sales of mobile 'phones and electronics have been found using the name "tresure11", all of which seem to be being deleted as soon as the webmasters find them. "steven04" and "surebet1" are other names which have been used.

The following email addresses are used by the criminals:

[newmobileshop2009@gmail.com]
[newmobileshop2009@hotmail.com]
[gomobile58@hotmail.com]
[formobile00@yahoo.co.uk]

Company names used now include:

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT LIMITED
 

Torrent

New Member
Tel-Ronics

I just realized after visiting your site I just be catch by this organisation in UK they are promising Iphone 32gb at 300$us after few mistake they ask me more money transfer by Western Union to UK or Nigeria I never got my merchandise Richard Moffy is the contact don't ever beleive it this organisation is a scam
 

Ben

Member
A

Ah-ha

Guest
Bank Acc.

Here is our account details to make the payment.

Account : Mr Michael Murray
Account num - 83815145
Iban - GB72BARC20673783815145
BIC/SWIFT - BARCGB22
Sort - 206737
Bank - Barclays
Bank Address: 114-116 high street, peterborough PE2 8DP

Once the payment is done please send us the slip of your payment transfer and your full delivery address.

Thanks
Nickolas Dereck
 
FAKE PHONE SCAM

RE: Iphone 4G,∩ォ‏

From: Daniel Pullicino (danpul3@hotmail.com)
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:11:36 AM
To: xxxxxx

Dear friend,
How are you doing recently!
Tell you a good news, several days before, i placed an order of Apple iphone on the website: www. qcsver.com they have many kinds of electronic products, such as phone, TV, LED, laptop and mortorcycles etc. I get the item after the payment, and i was shocked by its good quality and low price. If you need, i suggest you can order it on line, then you will find it is very valuable .
If you are interested, you can browse the website and find what you want.
Best regards.ザ

X-Originating-IP: [123.11.68.6]
From: Daniel Pullicino <danpul3@hotmail.com>IP Location: China Zhengzhou China Unicom Henan Province Network
Resolve Host: hn.kd.ny.adsl
IP Address: 123.11.68.6
 
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BUYING USED ELECTRONICS ON INTERNET

WARNING: THERE ARE A LOT OF SCAMMERS OFFERING ELECTRONICS (OR OTHER EXPENSIVE PRODUCTS) FOR LOW PRICES ON SITES FOR USED ARTICLES. THIS IS HOW IT WORKS:

Copy of your reply on zoekertje: XXXXX

Hi I would like to offer 450,00 euros.

BR,

xxxxx

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From David Hayward <davidhayward33@live.com>
To xx@
Date november 2010
Subject RE: Vous avez une réaction pour l'annonce: XXXX

Hi,
Thank you for your email. First of all I should mention that I live in London, UK... I hope this is fine with you. I accept your offer. I will dispatch the through a courier to your home and the shipping will be paid by me. If you are interested please email me back to discuss about how to complete this transaction.

Cheers,
David

[COLOR="Blue"][B]THE SELLER IS LIVING IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
THE SELLER IS WILLING TO SHIP THE ARTICLE AND TO PAY FOR THE SHIPPING-COSTS[/B][/COLOR]
 
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BUYING USED ELECTRONICS ON INTERNET II

From David Hayward <davidhayward33@live.com>To xx@
Date november 2010
Subject RE: Vous avez une réaction pour l'annonce: XXXXX

Hi,
For our security, I only accept escrow for the transaction, so please email me your full name and shipping address in order to start the transaction through Securus Escrow (an escrow company from UK). Once I have your details, I will notify the escrow company about your purchase and they will contact you with the invoice and instructions on how to complete this transaction. I will send you the goods and you will have 3 days to inspect them before payment to be released to me. I will send the goods through a courier company and I will pay escrow and shipping charges.

Kind Regards,
David

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From David Hayward <davidhayward33@live.com>
To xx@
Date november 2010
Subject RE: Vous avez une réaction pour l'annonce: XXXXX

Hi,

I just contacted the Securus escrow regarding your purchase and a invoice was sent out, please check your email and make sure that it didn't go into your bulk/junk folder or something like that. I will wait the escrow confirmation in order proceed immediately to shipping.

Thank you so very much for your purchase!
David
 
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BUYING USED ELECTRONICS ON INTERNET III - SECURUSESCROW@LONDON.COM

From securusescrow@london.com
To xx@
Date Nov 2010
SubjectTransaction # xxxx - xxxxx (removed)
INVOICE - No. xxxxx (removed) (Find copy of the invoice as an attachment on this post)
Issuing Date: / 11 / 2010

Seller:
David Hayward
21 Upper Berkeley St.,
Marylebone, London, W1H 7PF,
United Kingdom

No.Name of Products / Services Quantity Transport TimeUnit Price Deposit
1 xxxxxx
1 3 days 450,00 EUR450,00 EUR

TOTAL:450,00 EUR

Payment must be sent by Western Union Money Transfer to Securus Escrow Ltd Agent:

F/L name: George Layton
Address: 17 Appold Street
City: London,
Country: United Kingdom
Zip: EC2A 2AW
IMPORTANT: Please reply to this email with the MTCN* as soon as payment is sent, in order to confirm the money transfer!
*MTCN - Money Transfer Control Number is a 10 digits number from Western Union Money Transfer receipt.

Transaction Steps:

1) Buyer and Seller agree to terms
Both parties agree to terms of the transaction, which includes a description of the merchandise, sale price, and any shipping information.
2) Buyer pays Securus Escrow Ltd
The Buyer submits their payment to Securus Escrow Ltd. The Buyer must pay through Western Union Money Transfer, with cash, at a local* Western Union Agent.
*Click here to locate the agents in your area: www.westernunion.com/info/agentInquiryIntl.asp
3) Seller ships merchandise
Upon payment verification, the Seller is authorized to ship merchandise and submit tracking information. Securus Escrow Ltd verifies that the Buyer receives the shipment.
4) Buyer accept the merchandise
The Buyer has a 3 (three) days for an inspection and the option to accept or reject the merchandise.
5) Securus Escrow Ltd pays the Seller or return the payment to Buyer
5a) When the Buyer accepts the merchandise Securus Escrow Ltd pays* the Seller by the method selected by the Seller. The transaction is complete.
*Please note that Securus Escrow Ltdmay perform additional verification before funds are released.
5b) When the Buyer reject the merchandise, the funds will be returned using the same method as the Buyer paid.

NOTE: Securus Escrow Ltd, an accredited escrow company, acts as a secure third party to protect the Buyer and Seller.
How Buyers are protected:
-Securus Escrow Ltd tracks the shipped merchandise and verifies it was delivered.
-The Seller isn't paid until the Buyer accepts the merchandise, or the inspection period expires.
How Sellers are protected:
-Securus Escrow Ltd confirms when the Buyer receives merchandise.
-The Seller is authorized to ship only after Securus Escrow Ltd verifies good funds.Securus Escrow Limited - London,UK
E-mail: [COLOR="red"][B]securusescrow@london.com[/B][/COLOR]
Web: http://www.securusescrow.com
© Copyright 2010 Securus Escrow Limited, all rights reserved, all Trademarks aknowledged. Company Number 7154111


Web: http://www.securusescrow.com
THIS IS THE WEBSITE OF AN EXISTING REAL SERIOUS COMPANY, THEIR BUSINESS IS TO ESCROW AIRPLANES AND OF COURSE I DID NOT WANT TO BUY AN AIRPLANE. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS SCAM! THEY ARE JUST BEING USED
 

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BUYING USED ELECTRONICS ON INTERNET IV

SIGNS OF SCAM:
  1. ALL OFFERS WERE HAVING GOOD PRICES (low priced)
  2. ALL SELLERS WERE JUST MOVED ABROAD/OTHER COUNTRY
  3. ALL SELLERS WERE WILLING TO PAY FOR THE TRANSPORT-COSTS
  4. ALL ASKED FOR A WESTERN UNION PAYMENT
X-Originating-IP: [195.93.60.42]
From: Robert Benazeraf <robertbenazeraf70@hotmail.com>
IP Location: United States AOL Inc
Resolve Host: cache-frr-ab10.proxy.aol.com
IP Address: 195.93.60.42

X-Originating-IP: [172.158.45.74]
From: Steven Gabler <steven.gabler@live.com>
IP Location: Germany America Online
Resolve Host: AC9E2D4A.ipt.aol.com
IP Address: 172.158.45.74

X-Originating-IP: [172.190.2.180]
From: David Hayward davidhayward33@live.com
IP Location: United States Reston America Online
Resolve Host: ACBE02B4.ipt.aol.com
IP Address: 172.190.2.180

X-Originating-IP: [83.170.92.9]
From: Gondry Michel <gondry.michel@hotmail.com>
IP Location: United Kingdom London Uk2 Customer
Resolve Host: server51262.uk2net.com
IP Address: 83.170.92.9
 
ANOTHER FAKE PHONE

From: Anneloes dG (anneloes_dg@hotmail.com)
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 10:21:01 AM

from anneloes_dg@hotmail.com may i be excused
how are you ?
Just received my iphone 3gs 32gb from this website www.tradingbuy.80.hk☆. much cheaper than others and genuine . if you would like to get one,you can check it out,
all the best for 2010
Regards.
Thank you for your consideration.

X-Originating-IP: [123.11.252.28]
From: Anneloes dG <anneloes_dg@hotmail.com>
IP Location: China Beijing China Unicom Henan Province Network
IP Address: 123.11.252.28

X-Originating-IP: [123.11.68.6]
From: Daniel Pullicino <danpul3@hotmail.com>IP Location: China Zhengzhou China Unicom Henan Province Network
Resolve Host: hn.kd.ny.adsl
 
Another one with a fake ebay sceme

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FAKE DOCUMENTS!





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Reply-to: noreply@ebay-safeteam.com
 

Templar

Super Moderator
Their website http://themobilestorelimited.webs.com is dead

The scammer's name as on the Bank Account is: Ali Yusuf
Barclays Account Name: Ali Yusuf Iban - GB72BARC20673783815145 BIC/SWIFT - BARCGB22





Here is our account details to make the payment.

Account : Mr Michael Murray
Account num - 83815145
Iban - GB72BARC20673783815145
BIC/SWIFT - BARCGB22
Sort - 206737
Bank - Barclays
Bank Address: 114-116 high street, peterborough PE2 8DP

Once the payment is done please send us the slip of your payment transfer and your full delivery address.

Thanks
Nickolas Dereck
 
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