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Scam Alert

Unread post by hennie » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:03 am

If you are contacted from this number: 065 732 8805, please be aware that this person is a scammer!
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Ricoby » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:55 am

Hi Hennie,
Can you give us more details? Name, modus operandi etc.
This may be linked to some other scammers on the go.
Would be nice to know who and what to look out for.
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by RickduPreez » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:33 am

I recently got scammed by someone who used the name of Benjamin van Straaten (probably a stolen identity) I unfortunately gave this crook a copy of my driver's licence. He is now using my credentials to try and scam other victims. I bought a Bose A20 set from him, which was non existent.

I found a newly created profile closely matching mine. My profile is "RickduPreez" (created in 2016), the new profile uses a combination of my name and surname, but was created in 2019. I do not want to mention the possible scamming user directly, but I have opened up a case of fraud with the police.

I feel really dumb for falling for a deal that is too good to be true. I don't care about the money, but do care about protecting my name.

Please be on the lookout for anybody using my name to sell products and services on Avcom.

He will either use "Benjamin van Straaten" or my name "Rick du Preez". He will provide you with a copy of my driver's licence to secure the deal. Don't do it!
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by hennie » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:54 pm

Ricoby wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:55 am
Hi Hennie,
Can you give us more details? Name, modus operandi etc.
This may be linked to some other scammers on the go.
Would be nice to know who and what to look out for.
Unfortunately I don't have his name but he speaks with a Cape accent
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Heineman » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:55 am

They should not remove the false profile we can track can track the IP address even to a cell phone if he
is stupid to do so
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Vesparado » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:06 pm

Heineman wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:55 am
They should not remove the false profile we can track can track the IP address even to a cell phone if he
is stupid to do so


Please..... This guys job is to steal.
He uses a VPN so you can't track his IP address ..... And uses multiple cell numbers...... All... rica'd .

Probably buys them already RICA'd.

Once the cell number he uses gets too well known or has out lived its usefulness.... He gets another.

Ves :mrgreen:
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Heineman » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:41 pm

Regardless of the devise we can track it.All we need is a few locations. even with him not logging in we identify the IP address and trace the devise a few devises with the same location id is what we need.
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Heineman » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:54 pm

Vesparado wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:06 pm
Heineman wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:55 am
They should not remove the false profile we can track can track the IP address even to a cell phone if he
is stupid to do so


Please..... This guys job is to steal.
He uses a VPN so you can't track his IP address ..... And uses multiple cell numbers...... All... rica'd .

Probably buys them already RICA'd.

Once the cell number he uses gets too well known or has out lived its usefulness.... He gets another.

Ves :mrgreen:
There is more than what meets the eye Do not believe all what you are reading here. You are giving him far to much credit he is far more careless than you think.
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Shadow1972 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:51 pm

Our scammer has reared his ugly head again
This time as Eugene Gower from Botahville
Cell Number 0735229554
ID number 6101065096083
Eugene Gower Scammer.jpeg
Trying to sell me 500 Scale heli fuselages
If I am wrong i apologise but i don't think I am
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Tue May 21, 2019 8:21 pm

Shadow1972 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Our scammer has reared his ugly head again
This time as Eugene Gower from Botahville
Cell Number 0735229554
ID number 6101065096083
Eugene Gower Scammer.jpeg
Trying to sell me 500 Scale heli fuselages
If I am wrong i apologise but i don't think I am
Regards
Any link to a Avcom user account ?
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Shadow1972 » Wed May 22, 2019 2:01 pm

The email content said it came from gerbereu. but i cant find it on Avcom
Email was worded like this

Hello Shadow1972,

The following is an email sent to you by gerbereu via your account on
"AvCom". If this message is spam, contains abusive or other comments you
find offensive please contact the webmaster of the board at the following
address:

memberlist.php?mode=contactadmin

Include this full email (particularly the headers). Please note that the
reply address to this email has been set to that of gerbereu.

Message sent to you follows
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hi.
u can give me a call on 0735229554
Eugene
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Wed May 22, 2019 5:24 pm

Shadow1972 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:01 pm
The email content said it came from gerbereu. but i cant find it on Avcom
Email was worded like this

Hello Shadow1972,

The following is an email sent to you by gerbereu via your account on
"AvCom". If this message is spam, contains abusive or other comments you
find offensive please contact the webmaster of the board at the following
address:

memberlist.php?mode=contactadmin

Include this full email (particularly the headers). Please note that the
reply address to this email has been set to that of gerbereu.

Message sent to you follows
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hi.
u can give me a call on 0735229554
Eugene
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Mikee » Fri May 24, 2019 5:37 am

I got taken by this oke on Tuesday morning. Not much but it still burns. Be carefull out there..
Same MO as above. Eugene Gerber.
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Roger » Fri May 24, 2019 8:00 am

Multirotordronepilot wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:21 pm
Shadow1972 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Our scammer has reared his ugly head again
This time as Eugene Gower from Botahville
Cell Number 0735229554
ID number 6101065096083
Eugene Gower Scammer.jpeg
Trying to sell me 500 Scale heli fuselages
If I am wrong i apologise but i don't think I am
Regards
Any link to a Avcom user account ?
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=59599

The number he has given you, does not match the number on his profile. He will be terminated.
Don’t take things for granted… Tomorrow is not promised.
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Re: Scam Alert

Unread post by Roger » Fri May 24, 2019 8:19 am

Are people still being scammed by using e-wallets?
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