Trying to validate if seller is legit
Brian K. Ullrich
bullrich at ullrichsys.com
Thu Apr 1 12:35:05 PDT 2010
All I can say is that my BS radar is going off also.
From: Ben Swann [mailto:benswann at verizon.net]
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 2:22 PM
To: quattro at audifans.com; 200q20v at audifans.com
Cc: 'Ben Swann'
Subject: Trying to validate if seller is legit
I was contacted regarding a transmission I enquired about some time back. A
the name of Arnold Jones insists he can ship me a transmission in perfect
(mint) was the term used. It has sounded to good to be true, so I did not
with the information he requested and sent no payment. Below is some of the
The fellow called me and was trying to follow through. I told him straight
up that he
sounded like a scammer and when he mentioned Western Union check flags went
insisted that he isn't. It would be ashamed if he is legit and I did not do
with him because of other unscrupulous persons have made me distrustful.
So has anyone dealt with this guy before?
">>> From: Arnold Jones [mailto:arnold.jones7757 at gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 4:04 PM
>>> To: benswann at verizon.net
>>> Subject: WTB '91 200Q 20V Transmission Annapolis, MD 21401
>>> Price: 200.00
>>> Date Posted: 2009-12-14 10:31:56 Email: Ben Swann
>>> <benswann at verizon.net>
>>> 410-897-9329 443-822-1560(c) Description Need good transmission from
>>> '91 200 quattro with 3
>>> Hi Mate!
>>> I saw the ad you posted on the internet and I have the requested
>>> item(s) .Get back to me if you are still interested. Whats your phone #?
>>> Name: Arnold Jones
>>> Address - 235 Wells Street, London, W1T 3QD UK E-mail
>>> -arnold.jones7757 at gmail.com"
"From: Arnold Jones [mailto:arnold.jones7757 at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 8:35 AM
>> To: Ben Swann
>> Subject: Re: WTB '91 200Q 20V Transmission Annapolis, MD 21401
>> [Y!Map|Google] Price:
>> 200.00 Date Posted: 2009-12-14 10:31:56 Email: Ben Swann
>> <benswann at verizon.net> Phone:
>> 410-897-9329 443-822-1560(c) Description Need good transmission from
>> '91 200 quattro wi
>> Shipping will not be a problem as I have the requested 91 200Q 20V
>> Transmission in a mint condition and I am asking a $200USD.
>> On 3/29/10, Ben Swann <benswann at verizon.net> wrote:
>>> That's an old ad. It would be prohibatively expensive to ship from
>>> UK to USA.
>>> But Thanks,
'Thanks for the mail. I will need a complete shipping address which I will
have to issue
to the courier firm for delivery once payment is confirmed. Kindly proceed
via Western Union with the below information -
Full Names: Arnold Jones
Address: 235 Wells Street, London, W1T 3QD UK.
Amount to send: $200USD
E-mail to me the below information from your Western Union payment receipt
MTCN # :
I will e-mail to you a tracking # and other shipping information once your
*** I just spoke with him and sent him my address - what can he do with
that. I told
him I would check up on him and if he sounded OK, I'd get the transmission.
I asked if
he took paypal - he said no. ***
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