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Thread: Hi everyone thought I may warn everyone of a scam online/otis 17 thermal

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    Angry Hi everyone thought I may warn everyone of a scam online/otis 17 thermal

    I was looking at a add for a otis 17 thermal scope for sale
    ATN Waterproof Night Vision Monocular OTIS 17 Thermal Multiu Hyde Park - W2

    i tried to arrange pick up in Hyde park with my aunt who is in Kent , she emailed (IT) and so do I to try secure this item ,

    To cut it short //the reply we got was , hi the otis 17 is in perfect condition however I am on holidays in the Isle of Man,ramseys , and can only post the item ! It said they only do bank deposit then it will post item ,

    so I went along with it knowing that it had scam all over it , they sent this
    Hi Robert,


    Yes,the unit is like new,used only for several times.
    It belonged to my brother who lived in US for some years now,he likes this kind of "toys" and he doesn't need it anymore at all.He gave me the unit so i can sell it for him.So i don't have a shop website because i'm not a dealer,i regularly don't sell this kind of stuff.
    I'm 33 and got married this year
    Here are my details:
    Bank Barclays
    Name Michelle S. Livi
    IBAN GB78BARC20128083584941
    Swift Code BARCGB22
    Banks address 108 Upper Lewes road, Brighton , BN2 3FE United Kingdom


    My address here:
    34 Parliament Street, Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM8 1AQ United Kingdom
    +44 7928828576


    I will instruct my brother to pack carefully the unit and remove the battery's and rifle mount,like you said.I will send the package as a gift and for a very low amount paid for,with registered mail and with a tracking number as well.
    A receipt from your bank will be great.
    Thanks and let me know.
    I have to go now,i need to pick someone from the airport.
    Cheers!

    so then I did a google search of the bank details and there it was,
    Avoiding falling victim to online scams - SURVIVE FRANCE NETWORK
    SAME LAST NAME and BANK DETAILS! Just a different first name Michelle ,the funny thing is in one of he replies Michelle aka (IT)says I am a old fashioned guy when I asked about paypal! Haha

    so I sent a email and said cant take a risk with that kind of $ and if you still have the item when u get back from holiday I will organise pick up .

    Reply was /// ok , good luck !

    What sort of reply is that ,

    As low as it goes ,

    take care everyone
    Robert from down under

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    Did you click on the link " Think this ad is a scam? Report it here now. "

    Will save a load of heartache for someone else...
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    This Link: Avoiding falling victim to online scams - SURVIVE FRANCE NETWORK
    I did but i have to wait to be approved to comment there,
    did u see the bank details all the same except the first names,

    just got another email from it,

    Robert,


    I've just spoken with my brother and he agreed to make the deal for half of the money now and the other half after you have received the unit and everything is OK.
    Let me know.
    Cheers!

    ITS A SCAM SCAM SCAM GREEDY LAZY MAN ,

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    These scams are commonplace on eBay or at least were......just ignore them.....
    ​besides, Taccess, an intro might help!
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    No, if you scroll down, that text is under the ad, to the right of "send to a friend" and "print this ad". If you click on it, there's a pop up for you to input the details.

    I didn't look any further as it's of no interest, but thought you should report it as you were close to being hit
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    These scams are commonplace on eBay or at least were......just ignore them.....
    ​besides, Taccess, an intro might help!
    I would rather be warned about a scam than read a intro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    I would rather be warned about a scam than read a intro
    For Sale: PVS14 Gen 3 Night Vision Unit, Military Spec £2600 - Page 9


    might be the scammer for all you know...... Not the most convincing poster on SD...... Only saying
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    For Sale: PVS14 Gen 3 Night Vision Unit, Military Spec £2600 - Page 9


    might be the scammer for all you know...... Not the most convincing poster on SD...... Only saying
    Any more conspiracy theories to share? A scammer warning us to avoid their scam? You realise you said that out loud?

    Taccess, welcome to the site and thanks for the heads-up.

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    I scammed the scammer alright all the way through the woods till I got him by his bank details and squashed his sneaky hiding spot ,,,

    sorry bout the late reply but 5.30 -6pm last few days work work and more work
    as for a my intro just click these links :


    It's add is gone now so we did it !

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    Well went looking for nvg and low and behold within 5 min of my last reply I found the same add again on gumtree,
    WARNING WARNING SCAM SCAM SCAM
    ATN Waterproof Night Vision Monocular OTIS 17 Thermal Multiuse | 1029353086

    No worries I will take him out with a L115A3 I have him in my FET300 from perth wa
    Last edited by Taccess; 22-08-2013 at 12:44.

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