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Scammer about again

Discussion in 'trade discussion' started by Midlandaudiox, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Midlandaudiox

    Midlandaudiox Trade: Midland Audio X-Change

    Darius Rupkus
    apparently from Oldham OL4 4RH
    wanting to buy Sonus Faber Olympica II £5499
    Using Japanese cards again
    one ending in 5630
    and another 7532
     
    Adam N, alan967tiger and hifinutt like this.
  2. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    thanks for the warning john
     
  3. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    How does the scammer try and work this?

    Was it rejected because his card and delivery address did not match?

    Buying a £5499 speaker - I would be sceptical of someone not collecting in person from Oldham.
     
  4. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    its a long way from oldham to belbroughton !!
     
  5. essgee

    essgee pfm Member

    Not that far, just down the M6 then M5 and a few miles in the country.
     
  6. Midlandaudiox

    Midlandaudiox Trade: Midland Audio X-Change

    I’m so glad I posted this
    Marc Fanthorpe called Me thanking me for this post
    Mr Butkus tried to take him for £6k
    On Saturday
    He was sceptical about the information
    Although again it went through pending address confirmation
    And this is where the problem lies
    If the address doesn’t match then they shouldn’t really let it go any further
    But hey what have they too loose
    It’s not their money
    And surely the cards starting in numbers that are very obviously not within the UK
    And they still will process the transaction even when it doesn’t match and very apparent the post code isn’t in the country where the card is issued or registered
     
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