>Subject: FYI ...there's a scammer out there trying to get a D-2 ...
>Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 14:49:18 -0500
>From: "Joe Prout" <joe@...>
>To: "Dan Dugan" <dan@...>
>Hi Dan - See below...these are only two of the MANY e-mails I've
>received from this guy ...when I got the first one shown here below I
>e-mailed him back with a price ...and said to contact me with further
>questions ...but you'll see in the second e-mail that they had this
>WACKY idea that we would not only release the goods to them , but ALSO
>give them CHANGE back from a check ? It's a fraudulent certified check,
>that's what it is ...so I basically told the guy to go pound salt, that
>we weren't interested in any third-party checks, and that the only way
>we'd do this deal is if it was a wire transfer of the EXACT amount of
>the funds to our NY bank account...but he kept persisting with these
>e-mails ...and I kept telling him to stop contacting us unless they were
>prepared to do as I told them ...
>Yesterday ...we got some kind of fake certified check for 20K ...so just
>out of curiosity, we called the Bank of America , that's what it was
>"drawn" on ...the lady asked Michael Lager, the owner here, a few
>questions, and then confirmed to us that this was an ongoing MO for
>overseas scammers ...this started with E-bay, they would send the seller
>MORE than the amount of the winning bid, and ask for the difference back
>But I wanted you to know because it involves your D-2, maybe tell your
>other dealers to beware ...the guy's name is Collins Obi ...and the
>"company" says Audio Venture Ltd ...
>And...to add insult to injury ...the guy called me "Bruce" in the reply
>you see below...this proves he's just sending these out to many multiple
>people and hoping for just one hit...call me if any questions - Joe
>Prout - 212-475-1124, x 136
>From: AUDIO VENTURE LTD [mailto:audioventureltd@...]
>Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 1:29 PM
>To: Joe Prout
>Subject: Please send invoice
>Thanks for your mail and the price which is well
>acceptable by me. I shall therefore want to make order
>of the product, kindly prepare a profoma invoice in
>Name: AUDIO VENTURE LTD
>Address: 29 Liverpool Road, Apapa Lagos Nigeria.
>However, you have to give us sometime to contact our
>client on phone, we have been trying hisline for
>sometime now,i believe it's switched off.
>The amount in the check he deposited for the order is
>bigger than what should be paid to you, though it's
>meant or the total expenses which includes the
>purchase , the pick up and the shipping bills. so we
>want to know if we shall carry on with that or if he
>will make arragement for another check ASAP. He is
>presently in saudi arabia on a visit.
>Please get back to us as soon as you recieve this.
>Thanks and God bless,
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: AUDIO VENTURE LTD
>> Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 7:10 AM
>> To: audioventureltd@...
>> Subject: My Interest
>> ATTN: SIR,
>> IT IS MY PLEASURE WRITING YOU TO INFORM YOU THAT I
>> AM INTERESTED IN YOUR
>> GOODS (Model D-2 Automatic Mixing
>> Controller) WHICH I SAW IN YOUR WEBADDRESS. PLEASE
>> KINLE LET ME KNOW IF IT IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
>> I AWAIT YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.
>> YOURS FAITHFULLY,
>> COLLINS OBI
> > FOR: AUDIO VENTURE LTD
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