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Hi all!

Today I received an odd email from a supposed buyer. His name is Ian Thomskey (ian.thomskey [at] outlook.com). As I suspected, when I put his name on Google a list of fraudulent emails came out, but with a gmail account. Please take care about this  guy. Also I would like to know how I can report him to Road CC website. 

 

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dave atkinson [6370 posts] 2 years ago
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Thanks for letting us know. we're looking at a more robust way of handling classified requests within the site.

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mgpadovan [1 post] 2 years ago
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Thank you, Dave!

 

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The Chaplin [32 posts] 1 year ago
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Same here... today...

On 16 Aug 2016, at 14:09, ian thomskey <ianthomskey [at] gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,
I'd like to know more about this ad, I need to know the reason why you
want to sell it and send me some pictures if available and price?.
I hope you are the real owner? because i had a bad experience in the
past thank you. I am sorry if my temerity in challenging your honesty.
I wait to read from you .......Ian..

 

 

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The Chaplin [32 posts] 1 year ago
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you can also do the following:

 

which I have for this account

6- Report Them: We will report scammers to their Email providers. Getting their Email accounts closed does cause them inconvenience as they have to set up new accounts & start again.

You can also report abuse using the following.

Outlook & Hotmail Abuse: abuse [at] outlook.com
Gmail Abuse: https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse
 

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lukaorlic [3 posts] 1 year ago
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Same here, received an e-mail from ianthomskey [at] gmail.com

"Hi,
I'd like to know more about this ad, I need to know the reason why you
want to sell it and send me some pictures if available and price?.
I hope you are the real owner? because i had a bad experience in the
past thank you. I am sorry if my temerity in challenging your honesty.
 I wait to read from you .......Ian.."

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Andrew Burrows [18 posts] 1 year ago
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Same here, received the same email quoted above.

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alansmurphy [1803 posts] 1 year ago
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Always be suspicious when things in-cures cost of shipping. I am liking emails of these are.

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stefv [216 posts] 1 year ago
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I have the same from two email addresses.  Besides the language, I was extra suspicious when they agreed to my very high asking price!

Regards

 

James Walker jw907041 [at] gmail.com:

Quote:

Hi,
I'd like to know more about this ad, I need to know the reason why you
want to sell it and send me some pictures if available and price?.I
hope you are the real owner? because i had a bad experience in the
past thank you. I am sorry if my temerity in challenging your honesty.
 I wait to read from you .......James..

ian thomskey <ianthomskey [at] gmail.com>

Quote:

Hi,
I saw the advert of your item and am really interested in it...so i
need the full details of it...asap...

 

And this one is really dodgy!  At this point I put the email into Google:

Quote:

Hi,

    Glad to hear from you.This sounds good and it's like we can come
to an agreement.I'm glad you still have it for sale i want you to keep
the ad off market and consider sold to me.I know am asking you to
trust me.I am okay with the price £1500,do get back to me with your
details needed for payment to be issued out and as well mailed to you
payment asap via post,shipment will be handled by my courier pick up
in your location,so do not worry about that OK.An excess money on the
payment which would cover both the payment and shipment. All you need
to do, Once you cash the payment, you are to deduct your
payment,afterward the remaining funds in-cures cost of shipping....I
will now then instruct  you with the courier details when the payment
clears.

Get back to me with your details as requested below:

Full name...
Residential address...
Cell Phone number...

Home Phone number...

       I will await to hear from you in this regard as soon as possible.

Thank You........Ian.

N.B....And the cheque will have to be cleared before the pick up of the item..

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stefv [216 posts] 1 year ago
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dave atkinson wrote:

Thanks for letting us know. we're looking at a more robust way of handling classified requests within the site.

 

This post was a year ago.  Have you made any changes?

 

Thanks

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RADHI [1 post] 1 year ago
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I've just received the same email but he's calling himself James Walker using the following email address: jw907041 [at] gmail.com

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brooksby [3210 posts] 1 year ago
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stefv wrote:

I have the same from two email addresses.  Besides the language, I was extra suspicious when they agreed to my very high asking price!

Regards

 

James Walker jw907041 [at] gmail.com:

Quote:

Hi,
I'd like to know more about this ad, I need to know the reason why you
want to sell it and send me some pictures if available and price?.I
hope you are the real owner? because i had a bad experience in the
past thank you. I am sorry if my temerity in challenging your honesty.
 I wait to read from you .......James..

ian thomskey <ianthomskey [at] gmail.com>

Quote:

Hi,
I saw the advert of your item and am really interested in it...so i
need the full details of it...asap...

 

And this one is really dodgy!  At this point I put the email into Google:

Quote:

Hi,

    Glad to hear from you.This sounds good and it's like we can come
to an agreement.I'm glad you still have it for sale i want you to keep
the ad off market and consider sold to me.I know am asking you to
trust me.I am okay with the price £1500,do get back to me with your
details needed for payment to be issued out and as well mailed to you
payment asap via post,shipment will be handled by my courier pick up
in your location,so do not worry about that OK.An excess money on the
payment which would cover both the payment and shipment. All you need
to do, Once you cash the payment, you are to deduct your
payment,afterward the remaining funds in-cures cost of shipping....I
will now then instruct  you with the courier details when the payment
clears.

Get back to me with your details as requested below:

Full name...
Residential address...
Cell Phone number...

Home Phone number...

       I will await to hear from you in this regard as soon as possible.

Thank You........Ian.

N.B....And the cheque will have to be cleared before the pick up of the item..

I wonder what language they were written in before getting pasted into Google Translate?

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Kingjulian007 [1 post] 10 months ago
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I also received an email from Justin Ashley (j_ashley1976 [at] yahoo.co.uk) :

Hi,
I'd like to know more about this ad, I need to know the reason why you
want to sell it and send me some pictures if available and price?.
I hope you are the real owner? because i had a bad experience in the
past thank you. I am sorry if my temerity in challenging your honesty.
I wait to read from you ...........Justin.

 

I replied:

That's great to hear!

Having thought it about though, I feel I have undervalued the shoes. I think £500 would be more fair considering I have already broken them in for you. 

So your feet won't be sore like mine were during the first few rides. 

If we can agree the above, I would be most pleasantly delighted to move forward with our sale arrangement. 

I earnestly await your response with much enthusiasm and anticipation. 

He replied:

 Glad to hear from you.This sounds good and it's like we can come
to an agreement,so keep the ad off market and consider sold to me.I am
okay with the price £500,your details is needed for payment to be
issued out to you via post,in which reputable courier will handle the
shipment.

 

 

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part_robot [304 posts] 10 months ago
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I recently got the following from my Synapse ad. Both from Road.cc I think, judging by the details they gave.

"Paul Maier" maierpaul66 [at] gmail.com

"James Paul" j_ames.paul [at] yahoo.co.uk

Both are trying to pull the classic check fraud.

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Winklesenior [1 post] 10 months ago
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I was just about to ask about dodgey emails. These posts answer my question . Look out for 

bobbystone1000 [at] gmail.com

tomphillipstine [at] yahoo.co.uk

 

 

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Dan S [198 posts] 7 months ago
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part_robot wrote:

I recently got the following from my Synapse ad. Both from Road.cc I think, judging by the details they gave.

"Paul Maier" maierpaul66 [at] gmail.com

"James Paul" j_ames.paul [at] yahoo.co.uk

Both are trying to pull the classic check fraud.

 

Yes, I've just had James Paul as well.  Same message as above.

Also a John Cole: jc4017947 [at] gmail.com.

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andytye1 [8 posts] 4 months ago
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Ian Thomskey is alive and well!

Messaged me last night in regard to a Cannondale frameset I have listed in the classifieds on Road.cc

He emailed from ianthomskey [at] gmail.com - I'll be ignorning anything he sends me going forward.

 

 

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BrickLaneBagel [1 post] 2 months ago
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Ian Thomskey is still at it! Made the mistake of replying to his first email and recived this entertaining message in response:

Hi,

    Glad to hear from you.This sounds good and it's like we can come
to an agreement,so keep the ad off market and consider sold to me.I am
okay with the price £400,your details is needed for payment to be
issued out to you via post,in which reputable courier will handle the
shipment.

So do not worry about that OKAY.An excess money on the payment which
would cover both the item bought and pick up will be on the cheque.All
you need to do,Once the cheque clears in 2 working days,you are to
deduct your payment,afterward the remaining funds in-cures shipping
for the pick up at your location... I will send the shipping agent
details when the payment clears.

Get back to me with your details as requested below:

Full name...

Residential address...

Cell Phone number...

Home Phone number...

    I will await to hear from you with regard this as soon as possible.

Thank You.....Ian.

N.B....And the cheque will have to be cleared before the pick up of the item.

I dont even know what he wanted me to do!

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davel [2346 posts] 2 months ago
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BrickLaneBagel wrote:

I dont even know what he wanted me to do!