I just re-posted our ad on the classifieds and received a response from this individual. Never heard of this individual Morgan Sorenson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone receive any similar responses from this same subject. Does anyone know this individual. As always, your help is appreciated.
I found this with his name on it....
He's trying to mess with me right now ,but I think I've countered him. It's not nice to kick old dogs...
Your not an ole dog, your an ole buzzard. LOL
How much snow did you get?
The number of phoney hits I got on a recent Classified listing really threw me.That particular name didn't show up but I got e-mails with exactly the same wording from different names/addresses. It became easier over time to pick them out because of the headings on the messages.
Richard,4-5 inches with more on the way. I could use a good shoveler.
What is this snow stuff you fellows keep referring to in your posts?
Youall call it Poinsetta killer.(G)
It seems that over a number of posts in the Forum about scammers on the classified site (over the last month or so)that it's either ignored or the subject topic is changed in later postings. What's up with that?
Sorenson is also the name on alot of electrical parts from Autozone.
dang shame the scammers are makeing a mess of the classifieds.
Confirm you have also been contacted by this same individual?
Yes,he just this morning sent me an email saying he sent money. We'll see.
I had a Nigerian visa applicant once and we got to chatting during the interview. He said that it was very frustrating for him and the many other legitimate, hard-working Nigerians (I think he may have been a doctor doing an internship here, or similar) because as soon as people see his Nigerian passport, they don't trust him. It is sad when a few jerks give everyone a bad name.
I have an NH carburetor for sale in the MTFCA Classifieds. I got a letter from a Mark Sorenson, that I thought was strange because he said he was sending money and he would have his shipper pick up the carb ???? I have sold hundreds and hundreds of parts and never had a shipper show up for a part!!!! I going to write him back and tell him that I will accept cash only no checks. I have never had a bad check in all the years I have been selling parts, Model T people mostly seem like good people. But I don'tknow about this deal.
Got the same routine about a shipper picking up parts. Was told the check being sent to me would be for more than the price of the items. I was to send the excess to the shipper. Told him to send the check. I'd be happy to pay his shipper the excess after the check cleared and not before. Didn't send any address information and no further messages followed.
Scammers on the net are not the only ones to look out for. Do not trust someone simply because they are a member who posts on the forum. If you do not know them be carefully about trusting with money or parts. If I had checked with people in the area that knew the man I was dealing with I would not be out $1600.
These guys will pay you with a bogus money order/check and then notify their shipper to show up for the item and want you to pay for the shipping out of your pocket. They then disappear and you later find their check/money order is a fake and you are holding the bag. Don't let them have the item untill it clears the bank and make them pay their own shipping.
During further discussion, I told him I would only ship to his address by UPS. He agreed and provided the following response:
My Address is 769 S. Dearborn Street, Seattle, WA 98134"
He further stated the check was in the mail. We shall see what arrives. I do suspect fraud.
That picture from Dave looks a little like you without your hat. (grin)
I sent Mark Sorenson an email telling him that I would have to have cash. He sent one back that he has all ready sent a money order. When and if the shipper shows up I am going to tell him I still need cash for the carburetor.
A good scammer would do a couple low to medium dollar deals to show creditability and gain trust on this forum, then spring the big one on a trusting soul. My opinion don't ship or deliver or hand over anything until you have cash in hand, and a few weeks have passed if the cash came from a check that you deposited or cashed. Better safe than scammed, and there are good scammers out there.... I think they have infiltrated our classified ads, and are waiting to spring the big one. I think the scammers are on this forum, (as new members), and joined less than six months ago.... I won't go any farther so I don't start another riot.
Richard,don't quit your day job.
Don't think you will get a good check from M Sorenson, the address you posted doesn't exist on S. Dearborn St in Seattle.
In fact, that corner is the back side of the Seattle Public Library.....bet this scammer works off public net in the Library. Theives, using tax dollars too. What a world.
Checked that address with Google, and White Page reverse seach, no such address exists.
If you can send me the email with the full header I might be able to trace the IP. I've had several scammers with hotmail addresses emailing me from Nigeria.
Here's one I received tonight...seems like he should know where I am since he initiated contact.
Would love to follow up just to find out what his angle is...certainly to steal from me. Maybe just a Lord of the rings buddy....
I am Frodo Davies from 49 Doughty St London. I am a wood carver, I would be coming to u.s.a to announce my sculptures for sales on 14th of January,kindly let me know how much you charge for taken picture for me while I am on the move for the sculptures sales announcement . please give me your zip code so I can locate an hotel near to you and also your price for the service to be rendered.
I would look forward to read from you soon
Bob, I think he types with a Nigerian accent.
Might be a small group. I too got that "look forward to read from you" garbage from a classified ad.
They are really amusing to me. I got one back during the summer, responded and turned it over to an FBI friend after they send two credit card #'s to pay for merchandise. Turns out the cards were stolen from RBC,Canada. Glad we got the cards deactivated, FBI says they were fishing to test the cards...a real shame because the order was over three grand. They used a bogus address in SC and a real land line # in Seattle.
I'm with Dave. I think I won't waist another minute of my time with this individual. Keep your open. They are out there.
Come on guys... this is the B.S. of a scammer. It has become caviot emptor in reverse. Don't waste your time with these Bozo's. Credit Cards are either good or they are not.
I'm with you Mark.
Dan is right. There's no such address. The address given falls into what looks like an industrial/commercial area. Here's a look.
email@example.com. NOTE the 114 in the address, it's a control # so they can keep track of their scams, also note how general the email content is, don't respond at all to these! So any address with #'s are always scams.
Ask for something specific in the subject line for any response to any of your ads. or ask for an answer in the subject line that only a real car nut would know. Also when you receive an e mail, 'google' the address just to see what shows up.
You statement that "So any address with #'s are always scams" is not true. Lots of people have e-mail addresses with numbers.