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SCAM BUYER from Edward Anderson of "United State of America"

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ichy_michy
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Posted on

Received a text message from <removed>:

Hi, I want to know if this item on Gumtree is stil available for sale ...reply to <removed>

Upon emailing him for a collection, he sent me this email:

Hello i am <removed> from United State Of America,   how are
you today and how are your families ? hope all is good ? well i am
interested in buying the item for my daughter in THAILAND, because it
my daughter that need it  and i hope she would like it , so kindly get
to me with the total cost of the item including the shipping cost to
her address below with post office, i pay through either Paypal or
Bank transfer ok reply soon.


First Name :<removed>
Last Name :<removed>
Address:<removed>
Zip-Code-<removed>
Country-<removed>

Thanks and have a blessed day

Highly doubt someone with such a typical posh name from USA would have such poorly written English. Googled it then found a similar issue reported on  
this site.
Beware everyone! Anyone knows how to arrest such scammers like this? Tracing back the IP address of the email address or skype username might work. 

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SCAM BUYER from Edward Anderson of "United State of America"

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hoesim
New Community Member

I received the similar email as follow:

 

And I am Not sure what is this person is after ? Asking for your PayPal email address.

 

Paypal team please take note:

 

 

> >> >> On 21 Jan 2015 20:17, <removed> wrote:

>> >> >>

>> >> >>> Hello i am <removed> from United State Of America,   how are

>> >> >>> you

>> >> >>> today and how are your families ? hope all is good ? well i am

>> >> >>> interested in buying the item for my child in THAILAND, because it

>> my

>> >> >>> child that need it  and i hope she would like it , so kindly get

>> >> >>> to

>> >> >>> me

>> >> >>> with the total cost of the item including the shipping cost to her

>> >> >>> address below with post office, i pay through either Paypal or

>> >> >>> Bank

>> >> >>> transfer ok reply soon.

>> >> >>>

>> >> >>>

>> >> >>> First Name :<removed>

>> >> >>> Last Name :<removed>

>> >> >>> Address:<removed>

>> >> >>> Zip-Code-<removed>

>> >> >>> Country-<removed>

>> >> >>>

>> >> >>> Thanks and have a blessed day

>> >> >>>

SCAM BUYER from Edward Anderson of "United State of America"

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xtian
New Community Member

got the same scam sms after posting my ad in Gumtree

<removed>: hi, i want to know if this item on Gumtree is still available for sale...reply to <removed>"

didn't even bother replying.  I usually get this type of sms when I start selling something on Gumtree. 
Sellers beware

SCAM BUYER from Edward Anderson of "United State of America"

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andystasia
New Community Member

I got the same scam buyer! Just that this time his name is <removed> & his daughter's name is <removed>, in Bangkok too. I am not as smart as Ichy_Michy, I sent my item to his 'daughter' in Bangkok and waits for his payment via bank transfer which he uses Citibank. Got a email from 'Citibank USA', which now I see more carefully, looks not original at all! It say that as this is my 1st time receiving $ fm USA hence I need to 'activate' my a/c and it cost S$650 to activate which they deducted fm the buyer's a/c so I have to 'refund' back to him then I will get back this activation fee n my payment. I straight away tell the buyer tt I hv nvr heard of this bank procedure and it's silly tt I hv to use my own money then hv it back later. So I tell him to keep his $$ and I shall remember this lesson! I hope this scammer gets caught soon or gets scammed back and I will surely report this to Citibank too. Hopefully, I'm the last one to fall for this!

SCAM BUYER from Edward Anderson of "United State of America"

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Nickgoh
New Community Member

I just received the same email, we even had a discussion on shipping and price - thankfully I googled his email address.

 

""

Hello i am <removed> from United State Of America,   how are
you today and how are your families ? hope all is good ? well i am
interested in buying the item for my daughter in THAILAND, because it
my child that need it  and i hope she would like it , so kindly get to
me with the total cost of the item including the shipping cost to her
address below with post office, i pay through either Paypal or Bank
transfer ok reply soon.


First Name :<removed>
Last Name :<removed>
Address:<removed>
Zip-Code-<removed>
Country-Thailand

Thanks and have a blessed day.

""

 

This guy is a real scammer. 
I was headed to bangkok and asked if he wanted me to hand deliver to the address. He said he preferred shipping, which is very odd since that would save him costs of shipping, insurance etc.

 

SELLERS BEWARE.

 

SCAM BUYER from Edward Anderson of "United State of America"

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jeremyT
Contributor

Woah i think i almost got scammed by him...

 

Hello i am Mr Peter Clement from United State Of America,   how are
you today and how are your families ? hope all is good ? well i am
interested in buying the item for my daughter in THAILAND, because it
my child that need it  and i hope she would like it , so kindly get to
me with the total cost of the item including the shipping cost to her
address below with post office, i pay through either Paypal or Bank
transfer ok reply soon.


First Name :Roslin
Last Name :Clement
Address:3/G4 Re Finland villa Sukhumvit Rd Soi 2
State-Bangkok
Zip-Code-10110
Country-Thailand

Thanks and have a blessed day

On 2/5/15, Jeremy Tan <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 
> Hello,
>
> The watch is still currently on sale. Will you be interested?
>
> Regards
> Jeremy
>

SCAM BUYER from Edward Anderson of "United State of America"

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SadMo
Contributor

Hi I was just scammed by the same person: Petercle2004 at gmail dot com all details the same.  I sent parcel to Roslin Clement same address

 

Has anyone sent goods to Roslin Clement?

 

I did (not much value) I am wondering if they will come back do you need id to collect registered mail in Thailand?

 

He also asked for funds to go to

 

Bank Name-dbs bank.
Account name- Chee puay

 

Did anyone send any funds or get goods sent back? 

Thanks

SCAM BUYER from Edward Anderson of "United State of America"

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jn7
New Community Member

Hi all,

 

Thank you for your posts on this scammer. Yesterday (31st Jan 2015), I got this same exact message for an item posted on gumtree:

 

"<removed>: hi, i want to know if this item on Gumtree is still available for sale...reply to <removed> only".

 

I will not even reply to this email. Thanks for your help!

 

 

 

 

SCAM BUYER from Edward Anderson of "United State of America"

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allsogood
New Community Member

Received same email:

 

from: <removed>

 

Hello i am <removed> from United State Of America,   how are
you today and how are your families ? hope all is good ? well i am
interested in buying the item for my daughter in THAILAND, because it
my child that need it  and i hope she would like it , so kindly get to
me with the total cost of the item including the shipping cost to her
address below with post office, i pay through either Paypal or Bank
transfer ok reply soon.


First Name : <removed>
Last Name : <removed>
Address: <removed>
Zip-Code- <removed>
Country- <removed>

Thanks and have a blessed day

SCAM BUYER from Edward Anderson of "United State of America"

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keithchu
New Community Member

Yeah I got the same message too. Please beware.

 

> Hello i am <removed> from United State Of America, how are
> you today and how are your families ? hope all is good ? well i am
> interested in buying the item for my daughter in THAILAND, because it
> my child that need it and i hope she would like it , so kindly get to
> me with the total cost of the item including the shipping cost to her
> address below with post office, i pay through either Paypal or Bank
> transfer ok reply soon.
>
>
> First Name :<removed>
> Last Name :<removed>
> Address:<removed>
> Zip-Code-<removed>
> Country-Thailand
>
> Thanks and have a blessed day

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