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Fwd: FYI...there's a scammer out there trying to get a D-2 ...

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  • Dan Dugan
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 4, 2004
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      >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


      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: AUDIO VENTURE LTD [mailto:audioventureltd@...]
      >Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 1:29 PM
      >To: Joe Prout
      >Subject: Please send invoice
      >
      >
      >Attn: Bruce,
      >
      >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
      >the;
      >
      >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,
      >
      >Mr Obi
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: AUDIO VENTURE LTD
      >> [mailto:audioventureltd@...]
      >> 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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