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    I too received an email from Chris Corner about my WTB ad here. I'll not going anywhere near!

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    I also got an email from the guy about my WTB ad. I replied asking for pictures and more info, but he never responded. The whole tone of his email seemed fishy, especially when he offered no details except western union.

    Sounds like we have a scammer in our midst.

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    Yep, just got Chris Corner's email as well.

    Apparently he has what I'm looking for in perfect condition! Daaaammmmnnn.... you mean the tungsten film I want isn't dusty, scratched or broken? To think, someone would sell me film that is in perfect condition, WHAT A GENT!

    Total SPAM

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    Dude's IP is Nigeria, not the UK. I've banned him.
    That's just, like, my opinion, man...

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    Awesome. Sayonara sucker!

    On that note, I sent an email to the moderators before discovering this thread, so please disregard it.

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    I've posted a general warning in the APUG forum.
    That's just, like, my opinion, man...

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    Hi YOP92270 - Always pay with your credit card, then you can call the credit card company and say that you never received the product. A customer called me up about getting 20x24 HP5+ film and he told me what happened to him. He had ordered 20x24 film from someone in Europe saying he could get him 20x24 film form China. He wired about $2000. He never got his film or his money back.

    Fred Newman

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    Quote Originally Posted by frednewman View Post
    Hi YOP92270 - Always pay with your credit card, then you can call the credit card company and say that you never received the product. A customer called me up about getting 20x24 HP5+ film and he told me what happened to him. He had ordered 20x24 film from someone in Europe saying he could get him 20x24 film form China. He wired about $2000. He never got his film or his money back.

    Fred Newman
    It's important to note that a Visa debit card is *NOT* considered a credit card, at least not so under US law. I don't know much about the laws outside the US.

    I had a wallet stolen last year, and a wonderfully helpful bank employee gave the the details about all kinds of ways fraud can/cannot happen or be prevented. The official "credit card" is the ticket to limiting fraud liability in untrustworthy transactions.

    (Although everything I've ever bought from Fred seemed to come from eBay and get paid by Paypal. But Fred's not a fraudster!)

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    I think this was person on the email I got over the weekend wanting to sell me a 8x10, I deleted because even though on LFF I was talking about mounting lenses on a large camera , I did not request an item , thought this was pretty strange.

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    I too received an unsolicited email from Chris Corner, but was very suspicious. I did a quick web search of his email address and found that he had been trying to scam people on other forums. I thought about phoning him collect (reversing the charges) and telling him off. It is a UK number, but probably a cell/mobile. He could be using it from anywhere in the world...

    ~Dom

    Here's the text of his email to me. Not the kind of grammar/spelling you would expect from a Brit!


    Hi Dear

    My name is Chris Corner from London...I am contacting you regarding your advert you place on website that you are looking for the above subject...I have it in very good condition and if still interested,Let me know and i will forward you details of the item and i will also need your shipping address and telephone number to calculate the shipping cost to your destination.My mode of payment is Via Paypal,Western union,MoneyGram..Bank wire transfer..Let me know which method you prefer and i ship the next day after payment has been receive..My phone number is +447024029617..Feel free to call me anytime for further discussion or email me back thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

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