The scam has reached Darwin. We used to get these a lot from "Reverends" in the Bahamas on business trips sourcing tyres for orphanages in Ghana. The best was I got a scam email wanting to buy tyres, and a scam email wanting to sell tyres at the same time, so referred them to each other, and have heard nothing more till now. Same as Jason but we went as far as processing the payment. First credit card number didn't work (should've known when it came up as cancelled), second one went through and was received into our account so I proceeded with ordering the product. Something niggling at me made me look up shipping company and phone number... SCAM! Order cancelled and bank will be contacted to give the money back to the rightful owner.
Matthew Williams [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Spoke with very thick (possibly African) accent.
Email credit card receipt to: email@example.com
This scam has been going on for ages. Different people trying it out, but same "modus operadi". After you have accepted payment by stolen credit card they ring a few days later with a sob story about a family member passing away and not being able to carry on with the purchase. They then ask for a refund and want it paid into a bank account. SCAM. SCAM. SCAM.
It's easy to tell from the word go as they usually have no idea about the product they want to buy. Play with the pricks and waste their time. While you are doing that they cannot scam anyone else.
This is dodgey,
if you have a website and receive a strange order, like this, then be careful.
(02) 4022 9412
this is a real number set up online by someone outside Australia.
The guy uses it to pay over the phone with his credit card which i chose not to process.
He goes by the name of "James Anderson" he wanted to buy stock from me, he didnt seem to fussed what colour, but he then wanted them to be shipped to Fiji via his chosen Freight company "Victory shipping" which seems to be fictitious. http://www.victory-shipping.com/ web page under construction.
I wanted to use my own shipping agency, but he insisted on using Victory shipping, He wanted to pay me the shipping costs and I pay Victory shipping. Nothing was making sense. I have now ignored this, and please do the same should you come across something similar.
He would ring me and ask me to ring him straight back on his bankstown number
He would not stay on his own number which came up anonymous.
Phone number - Bankstown NSW - (02) 4022 9412 ( if he is in Bankstown, why did he send me +61 ??) I believe he has set up an internet phone number within Australia online.
Only email payment receipt to: Ricky6010 @ gmail.com
this was not the same email he was emailing me on.
I would like you to fax the copy of the credit card receipt here (02) 6108 3523.
Dodgey Card name: James Anderson
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