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Re: Ebay alert - Your turn George: GML 2020!
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2004, 02:22:40 pm »

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&i tem=3747021588

Might wanna watch this new GML2020 auction too. User registered yesterday. In "london" of course.

"i can assure you that i am not out to scam you."

"Once a card payment has been received the item will be posted by via first class mail,with delivery costs covered at my end."

Cool! Free shipping by first class mail! And no power supply! But you get a manual!

I sent a request for him to post a serial number. Let's see...
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Re: Ebay alert - Your turn George: GML 2020!
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2004, 02:48:21 pm »

Actually eBay really does care about this stuff, they're just in a bad situation.  If eBay gets the rep of a place where you get ripped off, they won't have ANY auction fees.

Right now eBay has the rep of a place where a lot of clueless idiots and shopaholics bid on anything resembling a great deal.  So the scammers have moved in.  Ebb and flow.

The playground analogy above is better: one jerk can ruin it for all the other kids.  So eBay does go after the jerks.  But having shut down 1,000+ auctions where people proudly advertise [k]'d software (complete with filenames with [k] in them), there sure are a LOT of jerks out there.

Vanimal: I've put in a call to my connections at eBay legal and when they call me back I'll PM you the direct info.  You need to get this guy's contact info and make a stink.  He'll probably pop up in forums and start swearing how Mackie sounds better than Manley, but it'll be a source of amusement for years for you.  I know it was that way with a few of these jerks I busted.

Ever wonder who swears by Vintage Warmer and UAD?  Turkeys who's ass I nailed on eBay.

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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2004, 02:50:54 pm »

Yeah London town is a "hot spot" right now.. I mean this week a Manley slam scam...last week from London.. A "6 brand new Eventide DSP-8000" scam...Is the GML this weeks next London scam..???

I have asked the seller a few questions as well Wink

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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2004, 03:07:44 pm »

Hey Erik, Thanks dude for your help and attention to all on this.

This is all we know about our Slammer-Scammer from emails:

Sent from: JASON TRITT [mailto:jason281971@hotmail.com]
"hello,
Send me your full name and address for shipping and today i send the package
via Ups Express.I max 36 hours you can to pick up the package only if you
pay Euro 1800 via Western Union-money transfer.I close my auction for this
price Euro 1800.Yes, i am in picture.I am very hurry ,because i want to buy
a car and i need a money.My address is:
JASON TRITT
56 ST ALBANS
E166HQ, LONDON, UK"

So he was claiming to be Lynn Fuston, and there is his claimed address. And isn't it amazing that a LONDON ZIP CODE would have these results on yahoo and google?:
"We didn't find any Web pages matching the following criteria:
Containing this query term: E166HQ"

That's really something.

His london ZIP CODE does not exist.

And here is the info from the automated eBay contact member info address:
User ID: seller_one28
Name: jason tritt
Company:
City: london
State: London
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: 7335523658
Registered Since: Monday, Sep 06, 2004 02:25:42 PST

I don't know what anyone can do with that bogus info.... but since this guy barely speaks english and hardly knows how to use eBay I doubt he'll show up on these forums at all. I fear not.

Anyway, Erik, thanks for your help and if you are gonna email me, please do so from my website by going here to this web page:
http://www.manleylabs.com/email99.html and clicking on my super encoded spam-busting email addy link, and don't change the subject line and my killer-spam-bot won't bounce the message. That's the best way. Many thanks.
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Re: Ebay alert - Your turn George: GML 2020!
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2004, 03:11:33 pm »

vanimal wrote on Wed, 08 September 2004 19:22

 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&i tem=3747021588

Might wanna watch this new GML2020 auction too. User registered yesterday. In "london" of course.

"i can assure you that i am not out to scam you."

"Once a card payment has been received the item will be posted by via first class mail,with delivery costs covered at my end."

Cool! Free shipping by first class mail! And no power supply! But you get a manual!

I sent a request for him to post a serial number. Let's see...



This must not be a legit unit. The seller uses the phrase "high resolution" to describe the quality of this device. As we learned in an earlier thread, that term doesn't apply to real audio.  Very Happy

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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2004, 03:23:18 pm »

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JASON TRITT
56 ST ALBANS
E166HQ, LONDON, UK"



St Albans is outside London in Hertfordshire. E16 would be Tower Hamlets, 25 miles from St Albans...

The seller is using a "London" address because it suits him to, I don't reckon he is likely to even be in the UK. If he's using Western Union he could be anywhere right?

The only way to nail him would be to set a trap in collaboration with WU, i.e. they flag his security code so when he goes to collect they inform the police, what do you think the chances of WU playing ball would be?

Scotland Yard only get involved with fraud over
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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2004, 05:27:22 pm »

Hiya,

Besides a hilarious story to read, here's another one resembling what you guys are talking about

http://pages.sbcglobal.net/dumbmrblah/Scamming%20the%20Scamm er.htm

This one was also in the UK. They even rigged up a camera to check out the guy supposed to pick up the stuff. Only, this time they tried to scam people the other way around by having gear sent over and then skipping the payment. Anyway, lots of tangential tidbits here.

Cheers,

Danko

Ps. Loved your chinese robey thingie with that dragon on your back at NAMM 2003, EveAnna. *grin*
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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2004, 06:15:23 pm »

Last year when I was in Switzerland there was a guy selling a ProControl in London. It was a good price $4500.00 USD. So I happened to be going in to London at the time the ebay sale was up and I asked him for his phone number and address for local payment and shipping. That flushed him out - he refused.
If your in dought about anything just ask for a phone nember and local payment and shipping.
I have sold a few big ticket items on ebay and have no problem giving out my phone number to the winning biddder.
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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2004, 06:56:14 pm »

EveAnna, It seems you are having to waste time and resources to keep up with this thing. Unless you have time and just want to sit around watching it and have a few beers, the quickest way to get ebays attention is to bid a few million on it and come back and bid against yourself with another name. So many people now know it is a scam...I cannot possibly see how you would be held accountable to follow through...and he would owe Ebay off his credit card, money large.

Frankly, I am surprised this has been allowed to go on this long. It is frightning.

The auction certainly needs to be taken down.
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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2004, 07:00:22 pm »

Update: Bombguy's insider contact paid off. Just got a real live telephone call from eBay VeRo people. Auction is getting yanked reallllllllllll soon now. Good job Erik!!!

Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile
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« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2004, 07:02:40 pm »

Good news! About damn time.
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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2004, 10:32:21 am »

Victory!
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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2004, 10:55:42 am »

Also, on the GML 2020 auction, I received a reply from http://www.kore-studios.com/

"Sorry guys, i have accepted an offer for the unit and am now withdrawing it from ebay. Thanks for your interest. george."

His name is George! But anyhoo. It seems to be legit. I guess.
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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2004, 03:44:15 am »

Hmmm EveAnna,

He might have "lost the offer he got" as the GML 2020 is still on. I tried to ask the guy a few questions..didn&acute;t recive a reply yet..still waiting Wink too much work maybe ??

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Re: Ebay alert - Manley SLAM!
« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2004, 10:47:55 am »

It's gone now...
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