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Re: Digest Number 1125

Reed Dickinson <reed-d@...>
 

Does anyone have information, schematics or an instruction manual on a
Tektronix RIC386 Instrument Controller. It is a PC based system used to
test GPIB systems.


Re: manual source that was NOT a problem

Craig Sawyers <c.sawyers@...>
 

I'll second that. These guys are only around 10 miles from where I live in
Oxfordshire UK, and have been around a long time. And their compilations
represent a great deal, particularly with obscure stuff like Racal (I have
this compilation myself).

I had no idea that they charged no more for international shipping - that
seems to be very good indeed.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: James True N5ARW [mailto:n5arw@boatanchor.com]
Sent: 03 June 2004 17:46
To: TekScopes@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [TekScopes] manual source that was NOT a problem


I have purchased manuals (scanned PDF) from Mauritron in the UK

http://www.mauritron.co.uk/

They sell collections of manuals on CD for GBP �15.00 each.
There are lots of manuals on each CD. To be sure they are not
like having originals, but the one I needed for a Racal was quite
useable, especially for the price. The price includes shipping
anywhere in the world. I was amazed at how fast they arrived in
here in Arkansas from overseas. My experience with them was
quite positive.

They also have some specials on older test equipment manuals, 4
CD collections in a set for GBP �15.00. Such a deal!

James True N5ARW
in beautiful Hot Springs National Park, AR
http://www.boatanchor.com

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:13:01 +0000, robin.birch@royalmail.com wrote:


If you still need a manual for the Eddystone then try the Eddystone User
Group in the uk who provide manuals for most of the eddystone products.

Robin






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AA501 & SG505

tekxelectronics <tekxelectronics@...>
 

Hello ! Can anyone help ?

I have an AA501A Distortion Analyzer and SG505 Oscillator. The front
panels are marked "AA501A MOD-WQ" and "SG505 MOD-WR".
My Tek catalogs (I have collected most, going back to 1973) do not
describe these specific models or even show the same front panel
markings.

Is there anyone is familiar with these versions ?

The AA501A (which does have IMD option) instead of the "A-Weighting"
filter, this button is marked "C"-MSG though the filter functions
very much like A-Weighting. Does anyone know what this means ?

Finally, the SG505's IMD option is actually marked "Twin-Tone test
signal Mixed 1:1" and not "IMD 4:1" for what that's worth. All that
this button does is lower the output level of the primary frequency,
there is no IMD output.

In both cases the manuals I have do not even come close to the actual
PCB's within these units.

Your help would be greatly appreciated,
With Thanks
Roger Ginsley
Tekx Electronics


manual source that was NOT a problem

James True N5ARW <n5arw@...>
 

I have purchased manuals (scanned PDF) from Mauritron in the UK

http://www.mauritron.co.uk/

They sell collections of manuals on CD for GBP £15.00 each. There are lots of manuals on each CD. To be sure they are not like having originals, but the one I needed for a Racal was quite useable, especially for the price. The price includes shipping anywhere in the world. I was amazed at how fast they arrived in here in Arkansas from overseas. My experience with them was quite positive.

They also have some specials on older test equipment manuals, 4 CD collections in a set for GBP £15.00. Such a deal!

James True N5ARW
in beautiful Hot Springs National Park, AR
http://www.boatanchor.com

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:13:01 +0000, robin.birch@royalmail.com wrote:


If you still need a manual for the Eddystone then try the Eddystone User
Group in the uk who provide manuals for most of the eddystone products.

Robin


Re: Add another name to the Manual scam victim list

regman10
 

Now I am curious (after requesting my second refund from
service-manuals.net) - Has anyone actually got one from them?


Re: Add another name to the Manual scam victim list

robin.birch@...
 

If you still need a manual for the Eddystone then try the Eddystone User
Group in the uk who provide manuals for most of the eddystone products.

Robin



"George Headley"
<georgeheadley@myblu To: TekScopes@yahoogroups.com
elight.com> cc:
Subject: [TekScopes] Add another name to the Manual scam victim list
03/06/2004 02:20






Thanks Morris for the added attention to this organization. I didn't follow
thru and often wished that I had demanded a refund. I'm afraid that too
many of us don't take the time to fight back and that is exactly what the
crooks rely on.

Are the same guys that claim they will email you or >grant you
access for manuals that never come - like in no >response? Be
sure to use Paypal -you can get your money back...
Yes, they charge US$19.90 for supposedly granting >access. I was after a
hard to find manual for an Eddysone EP17R and got >sucked right in. They
use a pay-pal clone called "Mypaysystems" which handled >the payment and
fortunately did send me a refund after I complained. I >still feel ripped
off though, I really wanted the manual. I wonder how >many other suckers
keep waiting and never see the manual or get their >money back.


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Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

Andreas Troschka <yahoolists@...>
 

Miroslav Pokorni wrote:
the bidders) vanishing any attempt to warn who bids on this auctions.
I am pretty sure that e bay can look up addresses of 'hidden bidders' when
they want to. Bidders are hidden only on the user side, ours, but system
privilege should give them access to any information system desires.
Yes, but eBay demonstrates to have interest on following any fraud notice if you give them probant facts.
Mostly their intervention time depends on how many bidders are advising them about the suspected fraud, and isn't very short. Sometimes their countermeasures come too late.


As for serial number, I would venture guess, that was an oversight, most
likely did not know where are serial numbers located.
Yes, and fortunately this is one way to verify their intentions.
A second one is asking them for a specific non existent feature e.g. existence of a connector on the rear side or that side not shown in the pictures.

You can invent any simple trick to fool them with a bit of fantasy.


Regards
Miroslav Pokorni


Andreas Troschka


Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got anyexperience?

Michal Vanka <vanka@...>
 

This one is for all that were somehow hurt by scammers...
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/dumbmrblah/Scamming%20the%20Scammer.htm
Michal

----- Original Message -----
From: Dr M J DiGirolamo <DrD@2020.com>
To: <TekScopes@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 3:40 AM
Subject: [TekScopes] Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got anyexperience?


Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

Dear Colleagues,

I have noticed this action repeating for spectrum analyzers. Being in
the market for an HP 8566B, I found one (and several since then) at an
extremely good price on eBay. I was shocked to find feedback of -0- and
often there is private bidding. So, I wrote the person in England and the
following is our dialog between two emails (notice they were unable to
provide a telephone number)

Caveat emptor,

Mike Di Girolamo, W4XN

-------------------------------
Letter #1:

Hello sir,
i'm glad that you are intrested in my equipment.All that is specificate
in
item description is included.s/n: 2517A10061 & 2747A05395
Here you have the location of the item:

Lora Marconi
Millifield Avenue,
E17 5HN,London
UK
Like i said in Item description,the unit was bought from Arrow
Electronics(Canada) where i worked for 3 years.Two weeks ago i decided
to
move near my familly that was living in UK.
The unit is phisically in good conditions,no scratches and works
great.I've used it in my own laboratory.What can i say?If you like the
conditions of the unit and you are intrested in buying then place your
bid
or if you intent to buy it now then let me give you more details
regarding
how i would like us to close the deal:
The unit has a price that i want for it (2800+S&H).I think it is
a
fair price for an equipment like this.If you think that you can buy the
unit
for this amount then i can close the auction now and make the deal
with you
but there will be some rules regarding pa! yment and shipping.
Let's start with the shipping of the unit
Shipping Options:
(1)FedEx Service
(2)UPS Service
(3)DHL Service

I would preffer UPS service because i've used it in the past and
i
know how it works.If you have other preferences it won't be any
problem.
When the unit will be shipped,the package will be insured for $3000US.
I will make a Return Policy for 7 days.You will have 7 days to test the
conditions of the unit.

Regarding payment:
Payment must be received trough wire transfers, like Western Union or
Money
Gram Service.

These are the options for payment and shipping.Now here is how the deal
will
work:
-(1)the buyer will mail me his shipping address and choose via which
service
does he want me to ship the unit.After i receive this information i
will
call at the delivery service and ask what the total cost will be to
send
the unit to buyer's address.Then i will reply you back with the total
amount
that you must pay for getting the unit(including shipping charges).Once
i
will have buyers confirmation that he does agree with the price ,i will
call
at the delivery service and make the reservation for the unit
shippment.Same
day ,i will go with the unit to the delivery service so they can pack
it
very safe, in order not to apear any damage when it will be delivered.
-(2)After the reservation is done,the buyer must go to send the
payment.
-(3)The buyer must confirm to the seller that the payment is done.
-(4)Once i will have the confirmation of the payment ,i will call the
delivery service and let the package be shipped.

So this is the deal.You will have 7 days Return Policy .In this 7 days
you
will test the condition of the unit.In case the unit won't be like i've
told
you,then you can return it (i will support the taxes for returning the
unit).When you will return the unit ,the delivery service will give you
back
your money,that you have paid for the unit because will be returned
into my
UPS account. This is the return policy.


So this is the policy regarding our deal.If you think this is
not a
safe and secure deal,i can contact ebay to have our transaction insured
by
eBay.com. In this way ebay will send you an invoice where they will
confirm
the following:
-that i'm a honest seller
-that my registration information was verified
-that ebay allows the buyer to close the deal with my terms
-that ebay will be responsable for all negative consequences in our
transaction/because the transaction will be insured.
If you are intrested and do agree to close the deal with my
terms,i
will close the auction early and make the deal with you.
Best Regards!

---------------------------

Letter #2:

Hi,
i will be able to insure the transaction but i can't accept paypal for
payment because i don't have a paypal acount opened.I did not had time to
open a bank acount here in UK .As i said in the other e-mail i just moved
in UK.I don't even have phone ground line available for the moment.
Anyway if you want to insure the transaction i can do it today and i will
present to ebay all my terms regarding the deal and if they will decide
that i'm honest seller and that my terms are acceptable,then they will
contact you and confirm that you can close the deal with my terms...
what do you say?
Thanks!

Dr M J DiGirolamo <DrD@2020.com> wrote:
Hello,

I am willing to pay the amount of money you are asking however, if I may
be direct, I'm a bit concerned as you show NO feedback whatsoever and you
are keeping the Hi Bidder ID private. You must see it from my
viewpoint. There is no history here so I will be interested in making this
purchase if you can provide the confirmation through eBay as you have
stated below.

I would like to pay you using PayPal with a buyer's guarantee.

Is there a telephone number where I can reach you so we can discuss
this matter more in detail? How many hours in advance of Eastern Daylight
time are you there and what would be a good time to call you?

Warmest regards,

Mike DiGirolamo, W4XN

PS Do you have the manuals?

-------------------------

At 04:39 PM 05/20/2004, you wrote:
So this is the policy regarding our deal.If you think this is
not a
safe and secure deal,i can contact ebay to have our transaction insured
by
eBay.com. In this way ebay will send you an invoice where they will
confirm
the following:
-that i'm a honest seller
-that my registration information was verified
-that ebay allows the buyer to close the deal with my terms
-that ebay will be responsable for all negative consequences in our
transaction/because the transaction will be insured.
If you are intrested and do agree to close the deal with my
terms,i
will close the auction early and make the deal with you.
Best Regards!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

At 07:30 PM 06/02/2004, you wrote:
Message: 2
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 17:12:34 -0000
From: "Stefan Heinzmann" <stefan_heinzmann@yahoo.com>
Subject: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

Hi all,

there are a number of unlikely cheap offers on ebay UK from bidders
with no past track record who have signed up with ebay at the day of
the offer and tend to unregister after the deal is closed. They are
obviously not interested in getting feedback. Example items are:
3819395834, 3819305147, 3819325163, 3819312709, 3819308992,
3819249237, 3819242739, 3819430917, 3819431649, 3819056825, 3819135978
and 3819132397.

Has anyone got any experience with this kind of bidder? Is it the same
one in all cases?

Cheers
Stefan








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Add another name to the Manual scam victim list

George Headley
 

Thanks Morris for the added attention to this organization. I didn't follow thru and often wished that I had demanded a refund. I'm afraid that too many of us don't take the time to fight back and that is exactly what the crooks rely on.

Are the same guys that claim they will email you or >grant you
access for manuals that never come - like in no >response? Be
sure to use Paypal -you can get your money back...
Yes, they charge US$19.90 for supposedly granting >access. I was after a
hard to find manual for an Eddysone EP17R and got >sucked right in. They
use a pay-pal clone called "Mypaysystems" which handled >the payment and
fortunately did send me a refund after I complained. I >still feel ripped
off though, I really wanted the manual. I wonder how >many other suckers
keep waiting and never see the manual or get their >money back.


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Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK

Morris Odell <morriso@...>
 



Are the same guys that claim they will email you or grant you
access for manuals that never come - like in no response? Be
sure to use Paypal -you can get your money back...
Yes, they charge US$19.90 for supposedly granting access. I was after a
hard to find manual for an Eddysone EP17R and got sucked right in. They
use a pay-pal clone called "Mypaysystems" which handled the payment and
fortunately did send me a refund after I complained. I still feel ripped
off though, I really wanted the manual. I wonder how many other suckers
keep waiting and never see the manual or get their money back.


Morris



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Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

Dave & Lynn @ Artek Media <manuals@...>
 

At 08:52 PM 6/2/2004, Miroslav Pokorni wrote:
<SNIP>


To give them their due, it probably takes (Ebay) time to investigate
and act
against these people.


Quite right, though an ounce of prevention would be more effective then
those investigations. However, a more aggressive screening of new sellers is
counterproductive to their business, so they have to strike a balance.
Getting more complaints from buyers would give them a new angle on what is
good for business, so by all means, let us get on with telling them about
every suspected bid and certainly about each incident of fraud. What I said
in previous paragraph is true, but should not keep us from reporting.

Regards

Miroslav Pokorni
Mirovslav is on the money here. The old adage "follow the money" is the key.Until this problem COSTS Ebay money they will not do anything (Serious)about it. One form this will eventually take (and it is only a matter of time)is in the form of a class action suit brought by a lawyer led group of disgruntled buyers and sellers who have been burned and ebay will be listed as having facilitated the fraud by not taking REASONABLE and AVAILABLE (these will be the key words) precaution in screening it's subscribers. While the class action suit will likely initially fail the dollars will get large enough to catch a federal mail fraud investigation. The net is all this will eventually cost ebay so much in lawyers it will be cheaper to put in reforms....it will take years though. But if anybody is taking a list of class action participants..sign me up, I've been burnt 4 times in last 2 years as a seller with bogus buyers. One who left negative feedback but had invalid contact info and was unreachable and later banned by ebay.

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Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

John Miles <jmiles@...>
 

This ("Lora Marconi") is the HP 8753C scammer I was referring to. Run away.

-- jm

Caveat emptor,

Mike Di Girolamo, W4XN

-------------------------------
Letter #1:

Hello sir,
i'm glad that you are intrested in my equipment.All that is specificate
in
item description is included.s/n: 2517A10061 & 2747A05395
Here you have the location of the item:

Lora Marconi
Millifield Avenue,
E17 5HN,London
Hi,


Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

Mike D.
 

Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

Dear Colleagues,

I have noticed this action repeating for spectrum analyzers. Being in
the market for an HP 8566B, I found one (and several since then) at an
extremely good price on eBay. I was shocked to find feedback of -0- and
often there is private bidding. So, I wrote the person in England and the
following is our dialog between two emails (notice they were unable to
provide a telephone number)

Caveat emptor,

Mike Di Girolamo, W4XN

-------------------------------
Letter #1:

Hello sir,
i'm glad that you are intrested in my equipment.All that is specificate
in
item description is included.s/n: 2517A10061 & 2747A05395
Here you have the location of the item:

Lora Marconi
Millifield Avenue,
E17 5HN,London
UK
Like i said in Item description,the unit was bought from Arrow
Electronics(Canada) where i worked for 3 years.Two weeks ago i decided
to
move near my familly that was living in UK.
The unit is phisically in good conditions,no scratches and works
great.I've used it in my own laboratory.What can i say?If you like the
conditions of the unit and you are intrested in buying then place your
bid
or if you intent to buy it now then let me give you more details
regarding
how i would like us to close the deal:
The unit has a price that i want for it (2800+S&H).I think it is
a
fair price for an equipment like this.If you think that you can buy the
unit
for this amount then i can close the auction now and make the deal
with you
but there will be some rules regarding pa! yment and shipping.
Let's start with the shipping of the unit
Shipping Options:
(1)FedEx Service
(2)UPS Service
(3)DHL Service

I would preffer UPS service because i've used it in the past and
i
know how it works.If you have other preferences it won't be any
problem.
When the unit will be shipped,the package will be insured for $3000US.
I will make a Return Policy for 7 days.You will have 7 days to test the
conditions of the unit.

Regarding payment:
Payment must be received trough wire transfers, like Western Union or
Money
Gram Service.

These are the options for payment and shipping.Now here is how the deal
will
work:
-(1)the buyer will mail me his shipping address and choose via which
service
does he want me to ship the unit.After i receive this information i
will
call at the delivery service and ask what the total cost will be to
send
the unit to buyer's address.Then i will reply you back with the total
amount
that you must pay for getting the unit(including shipping charges).Once
i
will have buyers confirmation that he does agree with the price ,i will
call
at the delivery service and make the reservation for the unit
shippment.Same
day ,i will go with the unit to the delivery service so they can pack
it
very safe, in order not to apear any damage when it will be delivered.
-(2)After the reservation is done,the buyer must go to send the
payment.
-(3)The buyer must confirm to the seller that the payment is done.
-(4)Once i will have the confirmation of the payment ,i will call the
delivery service and let the package be shipped.

So this is the deal.You will have 7 days Return Policy .In this 7 days
you
will test the condition of the unit.In case the unit won't be like i've
told
you,then you can return it (i will support the taxes for returning the
unit).When you will return the unit ,the delivery service will give you
back
your money,that you have paid for the unit because will be returned
into my
UPS account. This is the return policy.


So this is the policy regarding our deal.If you think this is
not a
safe and secure deal,i can contact ebay to have our transaction insured
by
eBay.com. In this way ebay will send you an invoice where they will
confirm
the following:
-that i'm a honest seller
-that my registration information was verified
-that ebay allows the buyer to close the deal with my terms
-that ebay will be responsable for all negative consequences in our
transaction/because the transaction will be insured.
If you are intrested and do agree to close the deal with my
terms,i
will close the auction early and make the deal with you.
Best Regards!

---------------------------

Letter #2:

Hi,
i will be able to insure the transaction but i can't accept paypal for
payment because i don't have a paypal acount opened.I did not had time to
open a bank acount here in UK .As i said in the other e-mail i just moved
in UK.I don't even have phone ground line available for the moment.
Anyway if you want to insure the transaction i can do it today and i will
present to ebay all my terms regarding the deal and if they will decide
that i'm honest seller and that my terms are acceptable,then they will
contact you and confirm that you can close the deal with my terms...
what do you say?
Thanks!

Dr M J DiGirolamo <DrD@2020.com> wrote:
Hello,

I am willing to pay the amount of money you are asking however, if I may
be direct, I'm a bit concerned as you show NO feedback whatsoever and you
are keeping the Hi Bidder ID private. You must see it from my
viewpoint. There is no history here so I will be interested in making this
purchase if you can provide the confirmation through eBay as you have
stated below.

I would like to pay you using PayPal with a buyer's guarantee.

Is there a telephone number where I can reach you so we can discuss
this matter more in detail? How many hours in advance of Eastern Daylight
time are you there and what would be a good time to call you?

Warmest regards,

Mike DiGirolamo, W4XN

PS Do you have the manuals?

-------------------------

At 04:39 PM 05/20/2004, you wrote:
So this is the policy regarding our deal.If you think this is
not a
safe and secure deal,i can contact ebay to have our transaction insured
by
eBay.com. In this way ebay will send you an invoice where they will
confirm
the following:
-that i'm a honest seller
-that my registration information was verified
-that ebay allows the buyer to close the deal with my terms
-that ebay will be responsable for all negative consequences in our
transaction/because the transaction will be insured.
If you are intrested and do agree to close the deal with my
terms,i
will close the auction early and make the deal with you.
Best Regards!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

At 07:30 PM 06/02/2004, you wrote:
Message: 2
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 17:12:34 -0000
From: "Stefan Heinzmann" <stefan_heinzmann@yahoo.com>
Subject: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

Hi all,

there are a number of unlikely cheap offers on ebay UK from bidders
with no past track record who have signed up with ebay at the day of
the offer and tend to unregister after the deal is closed. They are
obviously not interested in getting feedback. Example items are:
3819395834, 3819305147, 3819325163, 3819312709, 3819308992,
3819249237, 3819242739, 3819430917, 3819431649, 3819056825, 3819135978
and 3819132397.

Has anyone got any experience with this kind of bidder? Is it the same
one in all cases?

Cheers
Stefan


Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

Miroslav Pokorni
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Denis Cobley" <denis.cobley@newteksupport.com>
To: <TekScopes@yahoogroups.com>; "Stefan Heinzmann"
<stefan_heinzmann@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any
experience?


I also received several very authentic ebay emails telling me there was a
problem with my account and it needed to be checked / updated. I set these
to ebay to investigate and they said all were bogus and they would pursue
the matter.
Looks like they are finally doing something.
I am sorry to say, but that is only e bay going through motions. 'We are
investigating' and a boiler plate letter with warnings how to recognize
fraud is all that will happen.


To give them their due, it probably takes time to investigate and act
against these people.
Quite right, though an ounce of prevention would be more effective then
those investigations. However, a more aggressive screening of new sellers is
counterproductive to their business, so they have to strike a balance.
Getting more complaints from buyers would give them a new angle on what is
good for business, so by all means, let us get on with telling them about
every suspected bid and certainly about each incident of fraud. What I said
in previous paragraph is true, but should not keep us from reporting.

Regards

Miroslav Pokorni


Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

Denis Cobley <denis.cobley@...>
 

Hi all
I bud on the 2794 from London but eBay has pulled a number of those sellers
off and is investigating them.
I also received several very authentic ebay emails telling me there was a
problem with my account and it needed to be checked / updated. I set these
to ebay to investigate and they said all were bogus and they would pursue
the matter.
Looks like they are finally doing something.
To give them their due, it probably takes time to investigate and act
against these people.
It's obviously in eBays interest to week out these scammers as they damage
their business.
Keep reporting them - they will get nailed faster if eBay gets more data on
these low life's.

Regards
Denis Cobley

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stefan Heinzmann" <stefan_heinzmann@yahoo.com>
To: <TekScopes@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 5:01 AM
Subject: [TekScopes] Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any
experience?


--- In TekScopes@yahoogroups.com, Mark KAHRS <kahrs@c...> wrote:

But I haven't seen this for any Tek gear (ob. Tek reference)...
What about this one then: 3818369404

Cheers
Stefan






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Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

Miroslav Pokorni
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Troschka" <yahoolists@om.it.eu.org>
To: <tekscopes@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any
experience?


Hello Stefan, hello list,
Some weeks ago after some attempts to "sell" this virtual instruments
without
result (eBay closed their account) they changed their auction's setup
selecting the "private bidders" function (which hides the name and address
of
the bidders) vanishing any attempt to warn who bids on this auctions.
I am pretty sure that e bay can look up addresses of 'hidden bidders' when
they want to. Bidders are hidden only on the user side, ours, but system
privilege should give them access to any information system desires.

As for serial number, I would venture guess, that was an oversight, most
likely did not know where are serial numbers located.

Regards

Miroslav Pokorni


Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - Nigerian 419 Scams

Miroslav Pokorni
 

Quite right, Ashton. I was searching in my deleted mail and noticed one of
those Nigerian mailings no more than two weeks old.

I guess, Nigeria is high on the list because there was a recent upset in
ruling class, so it is plausible that there are some people with money quite
desperate to get it out.

As for gullibility of people falling for those offers, I would say
gullibility was boosted by greed.

Regards

Miroslav Pokorni

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ashton Brown" <ashton@vom.com>
To: "Tekscopes" <TekScopes@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Suspect offers on ebay UK - Nigerian 419 Scams


Not over, by a long shot - major cash-from-the-perpetually-Greedy scam,
full blown from Niger to [name any other bankrupt small African nation]
Gullibility is the only requirement to play n'pay n'then feel like an
Absolute Fool.

http://www.fraudwatchinternational.com/internetfraud/nigerian419.htm

gives a bit of an overview du jour.


Keep it in the pants!
{er.. your wallet}

Miroslav Pokorni wrote:

I thought that Nigeria scam was played out years ago, you know one that
asks
you for bank account number to transfer several millions of dollars left
by
'late husband (brother, father, etc.) and salvage family assets and
benefit
you for services rendered'.

Just when I thought I saw everything, came a letter from Spain informing
me
that I won on Spanish Lotto and asking for bank account to send me 'what
is
rightfully yours'.

Credit cards are a long running scam, too. Most or all letters posted on
Dave's site involve that type of scheme. More sophisticated scammers do
not
burn you on the first transaction, they would do first several
transactions
with a legitimate credit cards, and transactions get dully paid. Then,
they
would put in a big order and on account of new charge exceeding limit (or
card being loaded already) they give you a new credit card number, which
turns out is a stolen card number somewhere half way around the world.
Company that I used to work for got burned for around $10K by a guy from
Brazil and a salesman that I used to buy equipment from, got burned for
about same amount of money by a Russian scam. In both cases, a lead in, a
'confidence building', transactions were used on the levels bellow $1000
before burn.

Regards

Miroslav Pokorni

----- Original Message -----
From: <david@slack.com>
To: <TekScopes@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 11:35 AM
Subject: RE: [TekScopes] Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any
experience?




On a related note, here is some scam email I've received:

http://www.slack.com/david/scam.html

Any time you receive email that starts off "We are reputable company
here
in Nigeria", watch out.

It is funny that they don't want any Tek equipment!


Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK - has anyone got any experience?

regman10
 

Wasn't it P.T. Barnum who said there was a sucker born every minute!?
They just had yet another thing on the news about this Nigerian scam - this
has been around for a couple of years now and they're still finding
suckers. These people must live in caves or they don't read their ARRP
magazine.
I am really grateful that my eBay experience had been very positive so far -
even the more risky ones that have asked for cashiers checks have been ok.


Re: Suspect offers on ebay UK

regman10
 

Are the same guys that claim they will email you or grant you access for
manuals that never come - like in no response? Be sure to use Paypal -you
can get your money back...

-----Original Message-----
From: Morris Odell [mailto:morriso@vifm.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 4:01 PM
To: 'Tekscopes'
Subject: RE: [TekScopes] Suspect offers on ebay UK


While we're on the subject of ripoffs, I might mention

www.service-manuals.net

Without going into the gory details, just take my advice and don't waste
your money with them.

Morris



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Re: Manual Rip-Off

Dave & Lynn @ Artek Media <manuals@...>
 

Morris

Aw come on ..things were slow here anyway... how about a cliff notes version of the "gory details" anyway.

Dave


At 07:01 PM 6/2/2004, Morris Odell wrote:
While we're on the subject of ripoffs, I might mention

www.service-manuals.net

Without going into the gory details, just take my advice and don't waste
your money with them.

Morris



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