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  1. #1
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    Default blumail.org Scams

    In response to a posting I made here there were several responses from a sender at blumail.org where the sender used an English, a Canadian, and an American call letter with matching name and address. The writer's grammar was almost perfect and the only clue to the scam was the low prices they were offering to sell for. I notified those Hams but there is nothing they can do but remove their listing from QRZ.

    Be careful who you send money to.

    Pierce W4ZDI

  2. #2
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    Did it sound something like this??

    Even Canadians use better English than this guy....

    I have a like new flawless working ICOM IC-706Mk2G in near mint
    condition for sale, complete with all accessories that comes with it
    new in box, the OPC-581 separation cable, the MB-62 mobile mounting
    bracket, the MB-63 mounting bracket, a tuning module that allows a 10w
    CW signal to be generated for tuning an antenna, manuals, separation
    cable, mic, DC power cord, etc all in original packaging. This rig is
    fully functional and no ding, dent or scratch ( rating at 9.7 out of
    10 ) from a non smoking home and in excellent operational and cosmetic
    condition ( 100% ). It has the CW 500hz filter and the SSB filter
    installed, this sale is one in a million and i bet there is no other
    rig as neat and functional like this " IT IS A GREAT DEAL " I am
    sorry as i can provide any picture of this unit because i took my
    computer for repairs few days back and during the process i lost all
    datas on it but it is just as i have explained and there is no dent,
    dings or scratch on this unit. I hope this won't be a problem to you
    over there? asking $710 including shipping cost.

    Cheers
    VE3GNK
    Guy Nelson Kennedy
    Canada.
    ve3gnk@blumail.org

  3. #3
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    Well.... I strung the scammer along for a while and he sent this info.....

    I have just finished speaking with Brian my friend about the
    transaction and he suggested you send the money via western union, he
    also said he uses western union sometimes and it is also reliable,
    fast and their transfer fee is also fair. I also learnt you can
    transfer money online through their website www.westernunion.com which
    i just checked and i think their service is cool and safe. I also
    spoke with an agent to find out how you can transfer the fund and she
    told me you can use your credit card or bank account to transfer money
    online or you can visit any western union agent close to you there and
    when the transfer has been made you will be giving an "MTCN" it is
    like a password for the transfer and it is usually a 10 digit number.
    I think this is a good way for you to send money and it is stress
    free, i will be sending ( Alex Donald ) to ship the radio because i
    have a tight schedule at work and won't be able to do the shipping. I
    will get back to you with the tracking information as soon Alex gets
    back from the courier office, let me know if there is any western
    union agent close to you there? So i can send you the information for
    payment.

    Cheers
    VE3GNK
    Guy Nelson Kennedy
    ************************************************** ****************
    When I questioned him a little, He sent this email.....

    No, i mean pick the money up here at the westen union store. You
    can see the address is in Canada here not Concord, you are mistaken.
    Alex will ship the radio and also cash the money when you must have
    made the transfer and sent the details for payment that is what i mean
    by "PICK UP". I told you earlier that my friend ( Doug ) that lives in
    Cali is out of town. I hope you understand me now?

    Just as an FYI folks....... look at the emails envelope or header info.... this guy was sending his emails from Nigeria......
    IP 196.3.183.155 in Nigeria using SubTel2 on B2 Broadband LTD.
    NEVER SEND MONEY VIA WESTERN UNION!!!

  4. #4
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    Nice Catch!

    "One in a million condition!" but no photos my butt!
    And no serial number?
    Since the rig's is described as "in the original factory packaging",
    the serial number is on a white label on the outer cardboard carton.

    PLEASE do your fellow hams the favor of reporting the email and IP ADDY
    used to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
    www.ic3.gov/
    so they can add all that to their database.
    Thanks!

    The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal
    Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C),
    and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

    W4ZDI:
    I notified those Hams but there is nothing they can do but remove their listing from QRZ.
    Well, actually there IS one more thing.

    The guy who they TRIED to scam can forward the scam mails (especially the one with the Nigeria IP Adress)
    to the Systems Administrator or Security Sept at BluMail.Org.
    Scams like this violate the "User End Terms of Agreement" and they will
    usually kill the email account.
    Big deal! you say? You'd be right, usually they just get
    another free account. BUT..sometimes if the scammer has been using
    that account for a while, or is not organized, he might have some files
    on there he does NOT want to lose. (Like other Mugu's = Victims) already
    on the hook.

    Hey it's better thandoing nothing.
    73, Ken AD6KA

  5. #5

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    I am believing ALL these blumail things are FAKE. Just an observation. True??? Who knows?

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    Default IP Adresses

    Got any IP addresses de Nigeria that you care to part with Ken?

  7. #7

    Default Maybe, still one more

    I just can't seem to figure it out. Look around, there seems to be no end to these guys.

    I got another email today asking about a possible purchase of the same thing I posted as

    a "want" some time ago. They never seem to give up.

    This time, (maybe) from another blumail.org, in T,O, Ca. Seems to always be "blumail".
    Anyone know where most of "these" come from? Guess anywhere.

    Like I said, maybe we should make a "list" of these guys

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by VA7CA View Post
    Got any IP addresses de Nigeria that you care to part with Ken?
    Was asked yesterday by a ham to look into a hacked callsign scam.
    The FAKE email, whose call does NOT belong to the scammer is: ve3clt@blumail.org
    The IP 41.138.171.253 is from Lagos, Nigeria

    Again VE3CLT call has been JACKED, he is innocent.
    That is not his REAL email nor his real IP Addy.


    I extracted the Sender IP from the COMPLETE Email header using this tool:
    http://www.nextwebsecurity.com/HeaderTool2-pub.asp

    Then you can do all sorts of searches and stuff here;
    (A bunch of IP Search engines all on one page)
    http://www.nextwebsecurity.com/LocationTools.asp

    Server Info for that IP:
    When it lists "Person" that is the admin/owner of network or Server.
    I got that info from entering the IP here:
    http://www.afrinic.net/cgi-bin/whois

    netname: VISAFONE-LAGOS-PDSN3
    descr: Visafone Communications Limited,
    descr: 12, Ologun Agbaje Street,
    descr: Victoria Island,
    descr: Lagos
    country: NG
    admin-c: FY2-AFRINIC
    tech-c: FY2-AFRINIC
    status: ASSIGNED PA
    mnt-by: VISAFONE-MNT
    remarks: Managed by Network Solutions Provider [VISAFONE]
    notify: fred.young@cybaaspace.net
    notify: simon@cybaaspace.net
    changed: fred.young@cybaaspace.net 20100729
    source: AFRINIC
    parent: 41.138.160.0 - 41.138.191.255

    person: Fred Young
    nic-hdl: FY2-AFRINIC
    address: 33 Saka Tinubu Street
    address: Victoria Island
    address: Lagos Nigeria
    address: Lagos
    address: Nigeria
    e-mail: fred.young@cybaaspace.net
    e-mail: spamalert@visafone.com.ng
    phone: +2347025551211
    fax-no: +23412624287
    changed: fred.young@cybaaspace.net 20090729
    changed: simon@cybaaspace.net 20091124
    changed: simon@cybaaspace.net 20100120
    changed: fred.young@cybaaspace.net 20100602
    changed: fred.young@cybaaspace.net 20110211
    source: AFRINIC

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