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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.

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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.

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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 JBrunner View Post
    Dude's IP is Nigeria, not the UK. I've banned him.
    By the third line of the OP I already figures that the London address was London, Nigeria. :o

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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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