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.
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.
Guy Nelson Kennedy
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
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 188.8.131.52 in Nigeria using SubTel2 on B2 Broadband LTD.
NEVER SEND MONEY VIA WESTERN UNION!!!
"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.
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)
Well, actually there IS one more thing.
I notified those Hams but there is nothing they can do but remove their listing from QRZ.
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
I am believing ALL these blumail things are FAKE. Just an observation. True??? Who knows?
Got any IP addresses de Nigeria that you care to part with Ken?
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
Was asked yesterday by a ham to look into a hacked callsign scam.
Originally Posted by VA7CA
The FAKE email, whose call does NOT belong to the scammer is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The IP 184.108.40.206 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:
Then you can do all sorts of searches and stuff here;
(A bunch of IP Search engines all on one page)
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:
descr: Visafone Communications Limited,
descr: 12, Ologun Agbaje Street,
descr: Victoria Island,
status: ASSIGNED PA
remarks: Managed by Network Solutions Provider [VISAFONE]
changed: email@example.com 20100729
parent: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
person: Fred Young
address: 33 Saka Tinubu Street
address: Victoria Island
address: Lagos Nigeria
changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20090729
changed: email@example.com 20091124
changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20100120
changed: email@example.com 20100602
changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20110211