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I am looking for a set of cables but I seem to have attracted a couple of scammers.
I noticed a couple of characteristics they all seem to share.
1.) None seem to well versed in "Engreesh" or audio, referring to cables as "the product" or "the items" you are looking for
2.) They are always "Unregistered user or user not logged into the Asylum"
3.) So far all have been using Gmail accounts with the warning message "This message may not have been sent by: email@example.comThis message may not have been sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org"
I now have a guy emailing from, allegedly, Spain using an account for a gent named "Christian Bernard". It could be legit, although it sounds fishy, or it could be poor old Mr. Bernard email account has been highjacked.
Regards - "stay safe my friends"
This was my experience as well. I recently posted a wanted ad for a pair of Harbeth Compact ES-7 3 speakers. The responses I got seemed very dodgy to me:
1 - They weren't AA members. Not necessarily definitive but it did raise a red flag.
2 - None of them actually mentioned the item I was looking for. Nothing at all about the speakers. No photos, nothing. There wasn't even a vague reference to audio.
I've since cancelled the ad as I made other arrangements but I'd be very careful in judging the validity of responses to wanted ads.
"Christian Bernard" is or was the name of a jewelry store chain in the US.
The guy now wants me to pay him through one of two paypal accounts.
He sent me an image of cable from canuckaudiomart.com.
I'm dicking him around for a little.
I have been reading your posting regarding ishowhair0. This guy offered us a pre-amplifier and I somehow cannot believe him. Do you have proven findings that this guy is a cheater. He told us he is Irish but his English is quite bad. Furthermore, he told us he is married to a Spanish woman and lives in Spain. When I checked his facebook accoount the only guy with the name and the city he gave us seems to be much younger. The pictures he supplied had been downloaded from the official Audia Lab page.
Any advice ???
Thanks and have a great Sunday
Don't send him money.
If anybody sends you a photo of a product that's been posted previously, he/she is deceitful and more than likely a scam.
I wanted a pair of speaker cables, the guy sent me a photo of three cables. The idiot was too stupid to realize the picture contained three rather than two cables.
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