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Old 06-21-2009, 04:07 PM
pablominto pablominto is offline
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Anyone ever been in touch with this fellow? A scammer no doubt as no one buys pictures this way. Please let me know if anyone recalls the name! The mail is written in fairly good Norwegian by a British company, strange in itself… saying they want to buy pictures for a commercial campaign.

This is the mail:

Jeg representerer JAV Inc. Oxford, UK, og vi har din portefølje for en Coca-Cola plakat annonse på Gatwick flyplass, alt vi trenger er din godkjenning slik at betalingen kan gjøres for deg, ingen provisjon, no overhead kostnader. u får betalt for bildene dine umiddelbart.

E-post e-post svar til Miss Rebecca Bennette
REBNNETT@GMAIL.COM

447045774935
Financier: Headington Oxford Inc.
Sigøyner Lane, Headington,
Oxford, OX3 0BP

Hilsen.
Mr. Mark Powell
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:20 PM
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I wouldn't trust it. If you relpy, next thing they'll want is your account number - and then...

...or you can go ahead and check it.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:26 PM
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I meant to write: If you reply... Sorry!

Also, look at the address in Oxford. Spelled with a Norwegian/Danish ø.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:44 PM
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As I see it there are two possible explanations for this:

- a scammer looking for an account number and so on, as Kaj say
- someone having fun with me

If it is a scammer be hereby warned! Personally I never experienced a scam with a background story like this, normally they are a bit more far fetched.

And I will not do any kind of follow-up in the matter...
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:30 PM
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NOT SO TRUSTWORTHY ?
indeed Pablo, who is trustworthy nowadays ?

The BBC Lonely Planet Magazine agreeing a compensation for a photo in November 2008,
having all data for an electronic bank transfer
using this photo in their February 2009 edition,
sending a copy of this edition begin March
and
ever since promising to compensate
by cheque send two times never arriving,
telling only then that they never tried an electronic transfer like they suggested before ?

8 months now for a humble compensation ... ?
Yes, we are talking about the BBC !!!
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:08 AM
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Hi,

by Google I found this remark. I googled cause I ´ve got a message in MyDailyFlog and will copy it here:
--------- start -------------
I represent JAV Inc. Oxford, UK, this is to inform you that your picture has been selected for a Blackberry summer time billboard advertisement at Heathrow Airport, all we need is your approval so that payment arrangement can be made to you and futher instruction and details can be given to you aswell, no commission, no overhead costs.Hope to read from you soon

Email your e-mail responses with the subject BILLBOARD to stevecole123@ymail.com

Steve cole
447045704072
Financier: Headington Oxford Inc.
Gipsy Lane, Headington,
Oxford, OX3 0BP

Regards,
Steve C...


***Pls do not reply to this message on this site***
-------- end of copy ------------

I am quite suspicious as you seem to be as well and I agree to all your arguments.

By the way just cause of this I had to register here.

Your new member

Swatter from Hamburg in Germany
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