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    Just be aware..... one CS'er has been scammed already..... prospective buyer actually sent money via Western Union instead of meeting up face to face http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1379250

    AS USUAL pracise caution when transacting

    Clubsnap CSI has determined that the URL is Nigerian
    Last edited by ed9119; 20th March 2014 at 01:39 PM.
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    Sad to hear about this. For those who come across such unbelievably good deals for brand new machines, please help to flag out these posts too based on your judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Just be aware..... one CS'er has been scammed already..... prospective buyer actually sent money via Western Union instead of meeting up face to face http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1379250

    AS USUAL pracise caution when transacting

    Clubsnap CSI has determined that the URL is Nigerian
    Cant meet face to face its a NO DEAL !!!

    BUYERS BEWARE....
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    SO LETS PLAY PLAY... START AT THE BOTTOM....


    From: ching yuyen <chingyuyen@gmail.com>
    Date: 20 March, 2014 14:55:31 GMT+8
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    Subject: Re: The 70D Camera

    Shipping takes 48 hours to your destination and the only secure mode of payment would be Western Union Money Transfer, i can also accept down payment upon arrival and once you get the items and you satisfied with it, you go ahead and remit the balance.
    I think this is more suitable and reasonable for both of us. Kindly get back to me with your shipping address so i can proceed.

    Ching.


    On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 7:54 AM, wrote:
    OK. GREAT. How soon can I get the camera you think?

    Can we do on a pay on goods arrival system using U.S. SECURE POST... Or similar.... That way we will both be ok ?

    What you think bro ?

    Thanks

    GARY



    On 20 Mar, 2014, at 14:46, ching yuyen <chingyuyen@gmail.com> wrote:

    Hello

    Thanks once again for getting back to me regarding the Canon 70D. I will ship this camera down to you in Singapore.

    Shipping is done through FedEx Express and once shipment is completed, i will get back to you with the tracking details as well as the receipt from FedEx.

    Payment is via western union money transfer, once payment is made and confirmed, shipping will proceed immediately.

    Kindly get back to me with your full shipping address and how soon do you intend to get this camera.

    I will advise you stop contacting other sellers on this for you in the rightful place at the right time.

    Ching.


    On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 7:43 AM, wrote:
    Ok great. And thanks for quick reply!

    Normally it can take ages for some people to reply...hahaha.

    Anyways I'm in Singapore. How can we safely do transaction ?

    Let me know ya.

    Thx.

    GARY



    > On 20 Mar, 2014, at 14:17, ching yuyen <chingyuyen@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > Hello
    >
    > Thanks for the interest in the Canon 70D body. Yes the camera is still
    > available, comes with complete accessories and 12 months warranty. The
    > camera is in mint condition as stated,made in Japan with purchase
    > receipt from Canon.
    >
    > Accessories included:
    >
    > 1.Camera bag
    > 1.Memory Card,
    > 1.Memory Reader,
    > 1. Strap (Neck or Wrist),
    > 1. Tripod.
    > 1. Manual CD
    > 1.Charger
    > 1. 32GB,64GB Memory Card,
    >
    >
    > Asking price:S$1300
    >
    > Location: Indiana USA.
    >
    > Kindly get back to me with your full shipping details if still interested.
    >
    > Ching.

    >

    >> On 3/20/14, wrote:
    >> Hi there bro,
    >>
    >> Was you selling a Canon 70D Camera?.... please tell me more about it!!
    >>
    >> Sounds very good.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> GARY
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    Looking forward to the continuation of this.

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    EPISODE 2 - PLAY SOME MORE.... :smilie: START FROM BOTTOM as per before.

    From: ching yuyen <chingyuyen@gmail.com>
    Date: 20 March, 2014 15:40:32 GMT+8
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    Subject: Re: The 70D Camera

    Hello,

    Below is the details you will use to remit the payment via western union money transfer.

    Receiver name:Joyce Thorton
    Address- 1006 Lowa Street.
    Country: USA
    State: Indiana
    City: Mishawaka
    Zipcode: 46544

    Once payment is made, kindly get back to me with the following details

    Sender's name as shown in the receipt
    Address:
    Country:
    State:
    Zipcode:
    Exact amount sent:
    Western Union Money Transfer Control Number(MTCN):
    Scan receipt:

    I await your payment details so i can proceed and get back to you with the tracking details as well as the receipt as soon as possible.

    Ching.


    On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM, wrote:

    Oh sorry. Was working.

    Gary.
    C/- simpang bedok post office
    Bedok road
    Singapore 469538

    Kind regards,

    GARY


    On 20 Mar, 2014, at 15:19, ching yuyen <chingyuyen@gmail.com> wrote:

    Still expecting to hear back from you.
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    please do not make a joke out of someone else's suffering.

    anyway, so long as the 'sale' requires you to make an deposit of cash first before receiving the goods, it is a good idea just avoid and use the 'report bad post' function (the little triangle at the bottom of the post) to highlight it to the mods for banning and deleting.
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    When price is too good to be true, something is not so right already.
    Eg brand new 60D kit at $600, 5Dmk3@$1300 etc.
    Had reported few of these kind if ad.

    And scammers often like to use western union as payment.

    There are also scammers claiming to buy ur stuffs at much higher listed price. Asking u to send goods overseas and claim had make payment using paypal etc. Some may even has transaction slip to show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    please do not make a joke out of someone else's suffering.

    anyway, so long as the 'sale' requires you to make an deposit of cash first before receiving the goods, it is a good idea just avoid and use the 'report bad post' function (the little triangle at the bottom of the post) to highlight it to the mods for banning and deleting.
    Its not making a joke at all... Its about showing people what these criminals will say and do that MAY actually convince the innocent good folk to proceed forward.... sure buyer beware but not all will follow the safe practices.

    I feel genuinely sorry for the person involved.

    But I also think no one should be able to post adverts unless 10 posts / or comments are made prior - this will certainly secure things up slightly.
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    Lots of fishy details.. the more questions asked the more nonsense pops up.
    Main question remains: why would anyone trying to ship a camera from US (let's assume it's there) to Singapore when there are people just next door who would be happy to grab the deal? This alone makes the whole story fishy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfive View Post
    But I also think no one should be able to post adverts unless 10 posts / or comments are made prior - this will certainly secure things up slightly.
    This kind of minimum posting rules are not effective because they will just do random replies and still meet minimum post rules and post BnS threads. Not effective at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Clubsnap CSI has determined that the URL is Nigerian.
    IP address probably spoofed through a proxy or VPN, not reliable to just lookup whois nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Lots of fishy details.. the more questions asked the more nonsense pops up.
    Main question remains: why would anyone trying to ship a camera from US (let's assume it's there) to Singapore when there are people just next door who would be happy to grab the deal? This alone makes the whole story fishy.
    Answer is because everyone there has already grab this superb once in a lifetime deal & they want to share it with you so don't miss the great opportunity to own what you deeply desire at a price you cannot resist. So what are you waiting for? So goes the line scammers take
    Last edited by s1221ljc; 20th March 2014 at 05:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfive View Post
    Its not making a joke at all... Its about showing people what these criminals will say and do that MAY actually convince the innocent good folk to proceed forward.... sure buyer beware but not all will follow the safe practices.
    This is quite educational. While this case is a little obvious, I may be tricked as well if the trickster is more skillful.

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    SO HE EVEN SENT ME 5x PHOTOS OF THE SAID ITEM... In various states of box unpacking...

    As before... start at the bottom... thx.

    From: ching yuyen <chingyuyen@gmail.com>
    Date: 20 March, 2014 17:34:46 GMT+8
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    Subject: Re: The 70D Camera

    Hello

    Sorry for the late response, Joyce is my accountant and she will be in charge of the payment while i do the shipment.

    Also once your payment is confirmed, i will proceed with the shipment and get back to you with the tracking details and receipt as been told already. So make the payment with the details given and get back to me once its done.

    Ching.


    On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:57 AM, wrote:
    Please advise mr Ching. ?

    Thank you,

    GARY



    > On 20 Mar, 2014, at 16:08, wrote:
    >Hi sorry mr Ching,
    >
    > Who is Joyce Thornton?
    >
    > Should i not mark it to you... Want to make sure it's totally safe for you bro
    >
    > Can you send me a photo of the camera and box also please.
    >
    > Thanks bro.
    >
    > Look forward to getting this !!!
    >
    > Thanks
    > GARY
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    This is quite educational. While this case is a little obvious, I may be tricked as well if the trickster is more skillful.
    Yeah we should all be careful... you never know right.
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    You want to ask this Mr Ching why he put his location as Singapore and if you can collect from his singapore address?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dfive View Post
    SO HE EVEN SENT ME 5x PHOTOS OF THE SAID ITEM... In various states of box unpacking...

    As before... start at the bottom... thx.

    From: ching yuyen <chingyuyen@gmail.com>
    Date: 20 March, 2014 17:34:46 GMT+8
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    Subject: Re: The 70D Camera

    Hello

    Sorry for the late response, Joyce is my accountant and she will be in charge of the payment while i do the shipment.

    Also once your payment is confirmed, i will proceed with the shipment and get back to you with the tracking details and receipt as been told already. So make the payment with the details given and get back to me once its done.

    Ching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    You want to ask this Mr Ching why he put his location as Singapore and if you can collect from his singapore address?
    As at 18:33pm he writes :
    Hope to hear from you very soon so the shipment can be completed smoothly.
    Ching.
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    IP address probably spoofed through a proxy or VPN, not reliable to just lookup whois nowadays.
    Agree..... Secure VPN is good for anyone who needs it... esp if you want to use Facebook in China.
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    Im quite sure the same guys are selling a 7D now. Linda4788. Lol

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