Monday, May 7, 2012

New scammer on Greek advertisement sites.

It has been some time since this blog actually published any new Scammer's details. But recently, after posting an online ad, someone contacted me wanting to buy my item.


His/Her current scammer email name is
Walter Gregory.
waltergregory@live.com
This one sends SMS using skype with the username Golden35, which can potentially change.
He is using the supposedly Transport Company: "Asped Express", which I do not know if it is real or not, but in order to be used from a scammer most probably it is not.

This person is also using the following telephone numbers:
+447031985044 or +447031974155 or +447031985044

He or she, is also using the common FAKE PAYPAL email payments, but this one "deposits" more money than asked for the item and then requesting to send via Western Union the overpayment to a given address.

The fake paypal emails come from:

p.aypalservice@accountant.com

and his/her address asking for the money is:




Name: Peggy Farrell
ADDRESS : 101 Chesterfield Road
City : London
POSTAL CODE : W1J 5JL
COUNTRY : United Kingdom.
I post this address rather reluctantly cause I am not sure if this is indeed the scammer's details. If this one has any kind of connections-ties with the particular Western Union branch, or has some other arrangements, he or she could provide a fake name and address and be able to change it at will.

Alternatively this person "Peggy Farrell" might be a mule. Which means that acts as a middle man between me and the real scammer who might be outside Europe. Usually in Nigeria. The reason I say that is because by chatting with various scammers over the years, one of them (I am not sure, but I may have posted it in the past) offered me this exact job. To receive money from people he scammed and then send that money to him.

Απατεώνας στο car.gr

Ο απατεώνας στην συγγεκριμένη περίπτωση, επικοινώνησε μαζί μου μέσω του car.gr και ζητούσε να του πουλήσω το αντικείμενο και να πληρώσει με paypal. Η πληρωμή που έκανε ήταν σαφώς ψέυτικη και κανα δυο χιλιάδες ευρώ πάνω από όσα ζητούσα τα οποία μου ζήτησε να του τα στείλω πίσω μέσω Western Union και μετά θα παραλάμβανα τα χρήματα στο λογαριασμό μου. Κλασσική απάτη, αν και δεν θυμάμαι να την είχα συναντήσει τις προηγούμενες φορές.


33 comments:

  1. He operates in Spain as well and sends sms under the name "busytan" to used vehicle listing sites such as segundamano.es

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  2. thank you sal for sharing this information with the blog.

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  3. Also seen in Denmark, where I was contacted via sms by a person interested in my grand piano worth 7000 euro. The person is using the same UK telephone numbers as above and Shipping Agent "Asped Express", but with a different paypal detail:

    Name: Harry Bush
    Address:101 Ihester G5,
    City: Essex
    County: Daghenham
    Postal Code: RM8 2YT
    Country : United Kingdom

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  4. @ 2ndbernard
    Thanks for the updated info.

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  5. 3 MORE:---- redacto este mensaje tanto agradeciéndole al mismo tiempo la disponibilidad del vehículo. Los antecedentes detallados suscitan una atracción particular. Sin embargo, estoy en la incapacidad de volverme en los lugares para intentarlo porque estoy en el extranjero, en Costa de Marfil por razones profesionales. Soy tomador de oficio y se quitará de poder tenerlo como nuevo vehículo.

    ¿_Cuánto km recorrió?
    ¿_Cuáles son los cambios y reparaciones hechos?
    ¿_Cuál es el precio de venta definitivo?
    ¿_Podría tener algunas fotografías del motor?


    Cordialmente,
    Van PIETER.
    SKYPE:pieter.van70
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    MARCEL CAMOIN, Bonjour,

    Je vous renouvelez mon intérêt pour l’achat de la voiture. L’état du véhicule m’a fasciné grâce à son historique détaillé. Je suis indisponible pour une analyse à cause de ma délocalisation en côte d’ivoire où j’y travaille maintenant alors j’aimerai pouvoir vous faire confiance sur son état de fonctionnement parfait. Quelques renseignements :

    Êtes-vous le premier propriétaire du véhicule ?
    Combien de km exact au compteur ?
    Quel est le prix de vente définitif ?
    Pour le paiement, uniquement par virement bancaire.

    Je reste dans l'attente des informations.

    Cordialement,
    Marcel C.
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    CYDWARD, Hi i´m interested in your car list in segundamano please tell me the interior condition of the car Replay me direct to waltergregory@live.com
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    Saludos/greetings from Spain

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  6. though I don't speak spanish, seems that the scamer does!

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  7. Also scamming on Trademe web site in New Zealand.

    Text message from +44 20 4289 2491:"Hello, is your bike advert on Trademe still available up for sale? please reply to direct to waltergregory (at) live.com"

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  8. Hello,

    i live in Austria and
    this guy contacted me too..
    he send me a sms from the account: biswajit.bh

    and i should answer on the email: waltergregory@live.com

    the message text is:
    hello, is your car advert on gebrauchtwagen still available up for sale? please replay to direct to waltergregory@live.com

    Thanks to all for this informations
    kind regards from Austria
    Benjamin

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  9. Hi Benjamin thanks for sharing this info with the blog.

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  10. waltergregory is scamming also in finnish website called nettiauto.com

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  11. thanks for sharing this info with the blog Dave, if you have any other of his details we would appreciate if you could share with us

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  12. Portugal
    waltergregory is scamming also in www.standvirtual.com, a portuguese website for cars selling, and yesterday send me this sms: "Is your Car on standvirtual you still want to sell it, mail me at waltergregory@live.com".
    How did not give me any personal data without email and wrote in english in a Portuguese site i doubted. Be careful.

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  13. Thanks Antonio for the information.

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  14. This person is also active on Norwegian car for sale sites

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  15. I get the idea they are active everywhere. Please share any other info you may have. Regards

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  16. Hi.
    I can confirm he is also scamming via autoscout24 a Dutch site that is.He contacted me with calld73 as alias.
    Luckily I didn't trust the fact he send me an sms with a non working phonenumber and thought I'd share this with you.

    Sincere greetings from the Netherlands :-)

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  17. thanks Rico for the information.

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  18. Scam from walter-gregory@live.com
    on olx.pt in Portugal
    I SEND YOU GUYS THE EMAIL I HAD RECEIVED TODAY FROM THE SCAM

    "I have received an alert from PayPal Customer Care with the confirmation email that the payment of ?€485.00 EUR has been made from my PayPal account into your PayPal Account as sent, ?€85.00 EUR for the Furniture, extra ?€400.00 EUR for the shipping charges and am sure you notice that,which you will be sending ?€400.00 EUR to the address below via MoneyGram.

    First Name: Olutobi
    Last Name: Micheal
    Address: 67 Thomas close,
    State: Ogun
    Country : Nigeria.

    With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the pick up agent so you don't have to worry about that,My shipper would be coming around to your area to have the Furniture, Picked up once you have sent the shipping charges fee to them,as i need you to let me know what time you want them to come for the pick up .

    I advises you to check your Inbox or your Junk/Spam mail in case you did not get the confirmation email from PayPal yet.

    I will be waiting to hear from you once the money has been sent to my shipper.

    Thanks for the business.

    Awaiting for your quick respond."

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  19. I would like who can control for gud all those scams!

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    1. Hello Eu Sou, I don't know if that is possible. The only real guard I know at this moment is to be aware that such things happen. And always keep your mind and eyes open for such possibilities.

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  20. He tried the same with me on OLX in Portugal but I sent him to hell

    I'm okay with the price and condition, I am ready to buy it now as a gift for my friend,I am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my Job,so l won't be able to come and check it? I have arranged for a pickup agent( Shipper ) who will be coming to pick it up as soon as the payment is made and i'll like to pay u through paypal and do u have a paypal acct so i can make the payment of the funds...

    PayPal account email:
    PayPal account Name:
    Phone Number:
    Total Amount :

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    1. Hi Ricardo, I am glad you avoided him. It would be nice if you could provide his address and name that uses to accept items and money. Dont if you think he knows too much details about you.

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  21. Hi everyone, just alerting you that this "person" is still also scamming on Trademe web site in New Zealand.

    Text message from +502 "Is your car listed on Trademe.co.nz still for sale? Reply to my email {walter-gregory (at) live.com}

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    1. Hi Judy, I am glad you avoided him. It would be nice if you could provide his full telephone number and other details he uses. Dont if you think he knows too much details about you.

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  22. Hey there.

    I got the same through OLX Portugal and he replied back to me with the exact same e-mail he did to Ricardo Martins (above).

    Since my ad on OLX Portugal referred to 2nd hand furniture I thought this was from an Erasmus student who just moved to Portugal, so I devided to look up. Anyway once I got the reply about his paypal and about being an engineer etc, I saw it was just another internet scam.

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  23. OLX Portugal, I received a text, sent from Skype I believe, from a "danthemanog" saying "Is your Music Instrument listed on OLX.pt still for sale? reply to my email {walter-gregory@live.com}."

    I had the instrument listed in the Algarve region and I thought maybe some english native living in the algarve was looking for a 2nd hand instrument to have fun... mid-conversation I got the same answers being a marine engineer at sean and it felt very suspicious, googled it and found this blog... good thing I don't have a PP account

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    1. I am glad this blog has been of assistance.

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  24. At this time he want to buy my bike from Greece.. His last mail:
    I'm okay with the price and condition, I am ready to buy it now as a gift for my friend,I am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my Job,so l won't be able to come and check it? I have arranged for a pickup agent( Shipper ) who will be coming to pick it up as soon as the payment is made and i'll like to pay u through paypal and do u have a paypal acct so i can make the payment of the funds...

    PayPal account email:
    PayPal account Name:
    Phone Number:
    Total Amount :

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    1. Γεια σου Γιάννη. χαίρομαι που δεν έγινες θύμα

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  25. Very same situation over here on a greek website he contacted me asking to deposit money me money for my bike the one he never saw!!! it all started like the friend above... careful!!!

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    1. επιδημία απατεώνων!

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