Astronomy Buy & Sell

FRAUD ALERT                                                            Updated Apr. 21, 2017

Below are some typical examples of fraudulent emails

Please drop me an email if you receive a new version of a fraudulent offer and I will add it to this list.
My email is:  webmaster ((AT)) astrobuysell ((DOT)) com

 

In the UK report internet fraud to ActionFraud: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

In Canada report internet fraud to Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

Good general info: http://www.scamdex.com/index.php

 

IMPORTANT: 

If paying via Paypal, never use the "gift" option!!  If the deal goes sour, you will not be able to file a claim with Paypal if you paid via "gift".

If paying via direct bank transfer, once you send the money, consider it gone.  In most cases your bank won't be able to help you recover the money.

 

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Apr. 21, 2017

 

Fraud:

For Sale Astro-Physics AP900 GTO Mount (ad number 125316 on UK AstroBuySell)

User Name: ptbass59

Name: Patrick Gabriel

Email: ptbass59@gmail.com

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Aug. 14, 2016

 

Jeffery Ledford Besk is interested in your Wanted Australia Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...

You can contact Jeffery Ledford Besk by email at jledfordbesk@gmail.com or by telephone at 70xxxxxx10
Jeffery Ledford Besk writes:


Good day,

Am Jeffery...Just want to let you know i still have the item you want to buy readily available for sale...

Please send me an email to jledfordbesk@gmail.com with the subject of what you need so i don't miss it

 with other buyers order...

Regards,
Jeffery.

 

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July 1, 2016

Fraud: Fore Sale TAKAHASHI 102 TSA with mount (ad 36929 on Canada AstroBuySell).

Seller is user name "godlyconstella" uses aliases Brent Devenney or Marion Nicholson and emails marionnicnic@gmail.com

 

 

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May 2, 2016

This scammer had no activity on AstroBuySell, however he's active elsewhere:

email address: soundg101@gmail.com and xiaopeizheng1110@gmail.com

 

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Jan. 2, 2016

This scammer had no activity on AstroBuySell, however he's active elsewhere:

User name: specials3 or special resources

email address: specialsresources3@gmail.com

 

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Oct. 30, 2015

 

Fraud:  For Sale: Takahashi TSA 102SV seller is paulsafr@yahoo.ca , may also be using makeabreak2@outlook.com or

andrewbradshaw889@gmail.com

 

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Sep. 21, 2015

 

David is interested in your Wanted  Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...
You can contact David by email at i5afo32@gmail.com

David writes:
I have <insert item here> for sale and if still interested let me know,thanks

 

Other emails used by this scammer:

audio0486@gmail.com
audiosales234@gmail.com

 

 

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Sep. 12, 2015


Martins is interested in your Wanted Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...
You can contact Martins by email at gworldwide21@gmail.com

Martins writes:
I have this <insert item here> for sale.Are you still interested?let me know thanks


Other emails being used by this scammer are:

c12454563859@gmail.com
gearowner4@gmail.com

dmm101234@gmail.com
limitedsale2014@gmail.com

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Sep. 12, 2015


Marcus is interested in your For Sale Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...

You can contact Marcus by email at bdc48706@gmail.com Marcus writes:
I am very interested in buying your item. Please can you send me some pictures and details.

Please i will need a quality pictures to determine the condition of the item thanks

Marcus


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July 5, 2015

 

Michael is interested in your For Sale ad for...
You can contact Michael by email at qqexpress6@gmail.com

 

Michael writes:
I am very interested in buying this item, Please send me details and pictures.Shipping to France. I wait the pictures thanks

 

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July 3, 2015

 

Marcus is interested in your Wanted ad for...
You can contact Marcus by email at messiach34@gmail.com

 

Marcus writes:
Hello

Are you still interested?Please let me know and i will send you details and pictures thanks

 


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June 27, 2015


Adam Peters is interested in your For Sale ad for...
You can contact Adam Peters by email at a_peters123@hotmail.com or by telephone at 586-xxx-xx31

 

Adam Peters writes:
Goodday, I am interested in buying this Item from you, Let me know if you still have it available.

you can text me on 586-xxx-xx31.
Thanks
Adam


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May 8, 2015


Laura is interested in your For Sale Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...

You can contact Laura by email at lauracox03@hotmail.com Laura writes:
I am interested in purchasing your( ), if is still available, please email me back at
lauracox03@hotmail.com

 

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Feb. 11, 2015

 

odema john is interested in your For Sale Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...

You can contact odema john by email at odemajohn001@gmail.com or by telephone at (682) 6xx-xx18. odema john writes:
Hello Seller,

I want to buy this item, and need to know how much are you asking for it? and please i can only pay using paypal, and after payments has been made i will arrange for pick up of the item. You can also sent more pic to my email (odemajohn001@gmail.com)

 

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Jan. 18, 2015

 

This individual copied ads from other astro-classifieds web sites pretending he is from the UK. Uses the following email addresses:

veterui@gmail.com
paulmelk261@gmail.com
dekparty59@gmail.com

 

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Dec. 16, 2014


A couple of users have reported that after paying for an EQ5 mount the seller stopped all communication.
The seller in question uses the following email addresses:

richard.rogers87@yahoo.co.uk
stephen@gotbean.co.uk
from Crewe, England


This could be bad communication on behalf of the seller, but at this time I recommend users not to deal with this individual.

 

 

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Nov. 12, 2014

 

From:  discostu832@gmail.com or callie5306@gmail.com

 

Hope you are doing great..My name is David, I just notice your advert and decided
to contact you, please let me know if you are still interested and i will be happy to
send you more details about the item thanks

 

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Oct. 23, 2014

 

From: discostu551@gmail.com
 
Hope you are good?My name is David, I just want to know if you still
have interest in buying the above subject..I have this in a very good
condition and work like new.. Look perfectly solid and clean.. Will
email you details when i hear back from you thanks

 

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Oct. 19, 2014

You can contact Larry Maxima by email at sfar92733@gmail.com
The user name / alias for Larry Maxima on AstroBuySell is zabra532

Larry Maxima writes:
You still have interest?

 

Also:

User Name: disree43 / David Michael at callie5306@gmail.com

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July 28, 2014


You can contact Arsenio by email at ag0034069@gmail.com
You can also contact Arsenio by telephone at +34xxxxxxxxxx77
The user name / alias for Arsenio on AstroBuySell is Garcia

Arsenio writes:

Are you still interested over this items placed for wanted,i have it for sales,let me know your interest and i will forward you details and pictures and i will need your Email for more details, thanks and hope to read from you soon

Best regards
Arsenio Garcia
from Spain

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You can contact lars by email at holtmerl@gmail.com
You can also contact lars by telephone at +34xxxxxxxxxx77
The user name / alias for lars on AstroBuySell is hotlmer

lars writes:

Good Morning

if still interested in buying the above items,please contact me for pics and details
thanks and Hope to hear from you soon

send me your email for pics and details or contact me directly


Greeting
Madrid Spain


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July 16, 2014

 

David is interested in your Wanted UK Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...
You can contact David by email at n2nik43@gmail.com
The user name / alias for David on AstroBuySell is david321

David writes:
Do you have interest?please let me know thanks

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July 9, 2014

 

Dolezych Greaybald is interested in your Wanted UK Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...  OR
Dolezych Greates is interested in your Wanted UK Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...

You can contact Dolezych Greaybald by email at greaybaldcollins01@yahoo.com  OR
You can contact Dolezych Greates by email at mic.gretes900@yahoo.com

You can also contact Dolezych Greaybald by telephone at 49xxxxxxx41

Dolezych Greaybald writes:
Hi.My name is Greste i actually came across your advert. You may contact this email add:salesdept@katarexview.com for the antares barlow lens .
i actually bought a televue genesis 100mm fluorite refractor telescope that i searched for over three months before i finally found and bought it from the company and during our negotiations, they showed me some antares 2" 1.6x barlow lenses. You may check on them if they still has those antares 2" 1.6x barlow lenses or not.

 

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June 8, 2014

You can contact David by email at flyingpalm61@gmail.com
The user name / alias for David on AstroBuySell is flyingpalm12

David writes:
Do you still want to buy?I will give you more info when i hear from you thanks

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May 3, 2014

 

You can contact Harry by email at sterge66@outlook.com
Harry writes:
Good Morning,

Am Harry.is your advert still valid?just want you to know that it for sale thanks

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You can contact David by email at gear461@gmail.com

David writes:
Are you still interested

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April 4, 2014

D.C is interested in your Wanted UK Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...
You can contact D.C by email at zcharles31@gmail.com

D.C writes:
Do you still have interest on it?please responds and i will email you details thanks

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March 27, 2014

Eugen is interested in your Wanted UK Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...
You can contact Eugen by email at maxfazer1971@gmail.com
 

Eugen writes:
Do you still have interest?email me back for details

Eugen

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March 26, 2014

karl is interested in your Wanted UK Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for..

You can contact karl by email at karllindberg2014@outlook.com
You can also contact karl by telephone at +34xxxxxxxxxx77

The user name / alias for karl on AstroBuySell is KarlLindberg

karl writes:


if still interested in buying please contact me 
via my email karllindberg2014@outlook.com or i 

will need your email address for some pic and details

best regard 
Sweden

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March 26, 2014

 

mazzer is interested in your Wanted UK Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...
 

You can contact mazzer by email at mazzer178@gmail.com
You can also contact mazzer by telephone at +34xxxxxxxxxx77

The user name / alias for mazzer on AstroBuySell is pino

mazzer writes:
Hello,Good day

Hope You are doing fine? are you still interested in buying the above Subject,if Yes As soon as i hear from you,i will email you some pics and details Good price is accepted and let me know your best offer,Thanks and Hope to hear from you soon

Greeting From Sweden

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March 24, 2014

You can contact Isaiah by email at va3anm@gmail.com
Isaiah writes:

Any interest?let me know and i will give you further details

Isaiah
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March 13, 2014

 

You can contact MASSIMILIANO by email at maxfazer1971@gmail.com
MASSIMILIANO writes:


Good Day,

I am very sorry to bother you and hope my email meet you in good
mood.. I just want to let you know i have the stated item for sale,
Let me know if you are still interested and i will email you more
information

Greeting
Massimiliano

 

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March 3, 2014

Massi is interested in your Wanted UK Astronomy Buy & Sell ad for...

You can contact Massi by email at maxfazer7@gmail.com
Massi writes:
Are you still in need of this item? email me back if still interested

Massi
Thanks

 

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Date: 09/02/2014 10:22 (GMT+00:00)
Subject Astronomy Ad Inquiry from Arsenio

Arsenio is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell <wanted> ad for...

You can contact Arsenio by email at ag28361@gmail.com
You can also contact Arsenio by telephone at +39xxxxxx34

The user name / alias for Arsenio on AstroBuySell is soso

Arsenio writes:
Good day....still in interested in buying this items..and i have it for sale contact me for pic and details.....Thanks

Best regard

Spain

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Date: 7 February 2014 18:45:05 GMT
Subject: Astronomy Ad Inquiry from Donald

Donald is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell <wanted) ad for...
You can contact Donald by email at donaldbenson53@gmail.com
You can also contact Donald by telephone at +34xxxxxxxxxx77

The user name / alias for Donald on AstroBuySell is donald

Donald writes:

Hello

if still interested in buying,i we email you some pics as soon as i hear from you,Good price is Accepted,please let me know your offer,i we need your email address for some pics and details or

Contact me here donaldbenson53@gmail.com

greeting from Spain

 
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Enviada: 20 de Janeiro de 2014 14:29
Assunto: Astronomy Advert Inquiry from simon

simon at sg7070561@gmail.com is interested in your <wanted> UK Astronomy Buy & Sell
advert for...

You can also contact simon by telephone at +34xxxxxxxxx77
My user name / alias on AstroBuySell is Simon 

simon writes:
if still interested in buying,please i we need your email address for some
details and pics or contact me directly on email below

email sg7070561@gmail.com

greeting from Spain

 

 

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Sent: 08 January 2014 22:16
Subject: Astronomy Advert Inquiry from williams

williams at gilbertwillian18@gmail.com is interested in your <wanted> UK Astronomy
Buy & Sell advert for... 

You can also contact williams by telephone at +34xxxxxxxxx77

williams writes:


Hello,Good day

Hope You are doing fine? are you still interested in buying the above
Subject,if Yes As soon as i hear from you,i will email you some pics and
details Good price is accepted and let me know your best offer,Thanks and
Hope to hear from you soon

Greeting From Spain

 

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Dec. 8, 2013 and Dec. 18, 2013

 

MADDALUNO at astrogear45@gmail.com is interested in your <wanted> UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

MADDALUNO writes:
Do you still have interest?will give you more details when i know your interest?

 

Also uses astroman45@gmail.com and maxfazer3@gmail.com

 

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Dec. 1, 2013

 

Sent: Sunday, 1 December 2013, 15:46
Subject: Astronomy Advert Inquiry from Harmoney young
 

Harmoney young at harmoney_young@outlook.com is interested in your <wanted> UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...
You can also contact Harmoney young by telephone at +49xxxxxx03

Harmoney young writes:

Good to you
  Am Harmoney Young i just came across you advert and will love to inform you that i have it for sale and if still interested you can mail me for more details...

Kind Regards
Hramoney Young

 

 

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Nov. 2, 2013

 

Olsen at audioman45@gmail.com is interested in your <wanted> UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

Olsen writes:
Good Morning,

Hope you are doing fine, I have the above subject for sale in good working condition, let me know if you are still interested and i will email you more details and pictures thanks and hope to hear from you soon

Greetings from Sweden
Olsen

 

Also goes by Stig Olsen at oamateur45@gmail.com

 

Looks like he's been making the rounds on other sites in early October.

http://www.scamdex.com/ScamTipsAnal/more_full_name/Stig%20Olsen

 

 

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Oct. 26, 2013

 

Phil at urtdhhx79@gmail.com is interested in your <wanted> UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

Phil writes:
Hope you are doing fine, Do you still have interest in the above subject, Let me know and i will give you further details

Phil from Sweden

 

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Oct 19 2013
Subject: Astronomy Advert Inquiry from Dave

Dave at jdave821@gmail.com is interested in your <wanted> UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

Dave writes:

Hope you are cool, Do you still have interest on the above subject?email me for more details thanks

Warm greetings from Sweden

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Sep. 27, 2013

Leo at leo.psotka55@gmail.com is interested in your <wanted> UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

Leo writes:
Good Morning,

Are you still interested?let me know and i will give you more details

Leo from Netherland

 

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Sep. 27, 2013

Rachel at eric.lundqvist@swedenmail.com is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

Rachel writes:
My name is Rachel lundqvist,

I have never been married neither do I have a child to call my own which is the reason I am contacting you for assistance. I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer which was discovered very late because i never cared about my health but instead was too busy with my business(GOLD). I have not lived my life so well as I never really cared for anyone not even myself. Though I am very rich, I was never generous or having the thought of helping people in need but this is the chance I've got to make things right. I regret everything as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have all the money in the world. I have willed most of my properties and assets to my immediate,extended family members and few close friends just to correct the wrong path I took in life. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations as i want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organizations. Instead they kept the money to themselves after closing the account. They seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money which no one knows about is the Two Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling which I deposited with Samba Groups in the UK early last year. I want you to help me collect this funds and dispatch it to less-privileged individuals,widows,widowers,orphans,destitute. Until I hear from you my dreams will rest squarely on your shoulder. Indicate your wiliness to assist by sending an email to my private email address eric.lundqvist@swedenmail.com. I will respond immediately giving more information.

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Cc: roysmith488@gmail.com
Sent: Friday, 13 September 2013, 9:52
Subject: Astronomy Advert Inquiry from roy
 

roy at roysmith488@gmail.com is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

You can also contact roy by telephone at +39xxxxxxx91

roy writes:
Good day....still in interested in buying this items..and i have it
for sale contact me for pic and details.....Thanks

Best Regard
from Spain

 

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jerome at jerommedennis@gmail.com is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

You can also contact jerome by telephone at +34xxxxxxx36

jerome writes:
Greetings from Spain..my name is Jerome from Valencia Spain
I saw you adverts on the internet and i have it for sale
and in good working condition and that is why i contacted you
Please get back to me if you are still interested.

Best Regards

 

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Sent: Wed Jul 24 02:33:29 GMT+01:00 2013
Subject: Astronomy Advert Inquiry from scott
 
scott at scottcarlos1@gmail.com is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

You can also contact scott by telephone at +34xxxxxxx32

scott writes:
Hello Sir
How are you today,My name is Scott from Barcelona Spain
I saw your adverts on astronomy page
and i want to let you know that i have the above subject for
sale and in good codition...let me know if you are still interested so that i can send you more details of it.
Regards

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Antonio at antonioik90@gmail.com is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

You can also contact Antonio by telephone at +1940xxxxx55

Antonio writes:
HELLO
greetings from United state..i have the above items stated. let me know you
are still interested in buying this item? I have it in good working
condition,
Best Regards
Antonio
from USA
 

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Subject: Astronomy Advert Inquiry from Tom
CC: ik8ev50@gmail.com
 Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:50:49 -0500

Tom at ik8ev50@gmail.com is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...
 
Tom writes:
Do you still have interested,email me back for more details and pictures

Tom from Sweden

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15/06/2013 11:30
Astronomy Advert Inquiry from Frank
 

Frank at vy2fe45@gmail.com is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

Frank writes:
Do you still have interest?let me know and i will give you more details

Frank from France

His IP address is from the USA and he provided photos taken from someone else's ad on AstroMart

 

 

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Cc: the_skygazer@yahoo.com
Sent: Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 1:18
Subject: Astronomy Advert Inquiry from Benjamin
 
Benjamin at the_skygazer@yahoo.com is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

Benjamin writes:
I have this item for sale..Do you still have interest?email me back for more details thanks

Greetings from Sweden

 

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A scammer has been trying to find out the answer to the "respond to ad test question"!! Please don't tell him the answer!

 

From: JOSEF JAGIELA <josjagiela032@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, 11 May 2013, 12:06
Subject: I need your help
 
I am Josef from Poland..I am a good member to Ham radio and i have been a ham radio member for over 24 years..You can read my website  http://qrzcq.com/call/SP9EYV.. i just admired astronomy and would love to buy astronomy item so that i can start with because it has been my drive..I have manage to gather up so money and would love to buy astronomy item..I check out astromart and i have been ask to pay $15 for membership before i can contact any seller which i don't have..I have found some item on UK astro but i don't have a question to the answer,Here is the link of what i want to buy http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/respond-to-ad.php?listing=69306 please can you be so nice to help with the answer.I will so much appreciate it because i need this for my collection thanks and hope to hear from you soon

 

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From: Leon Giot <on6gzham1@gmail.com>
Date: 2013/5/6

Do you still have interest? Let  me know and i will email you more details and pictures thanks and hope to hear from you

Leon from Sweden

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Date: Monday, April 15, 2013, 12:37 PM

Benjamin at theskygazer45@gmail.com is interested in your ad for...

Benjamin writes:
Do you still have interested? email me back for more details if you still
have interest. I wait to hear from you than

 Benjamin from Sweden

 

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From: Leon GIOT <leonarmy43@ymail.com>
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 7:53:43 AM
Subject: I need your Help
 
 
Good Morning

I am Leon an upcoming astronomy student..I just involve myself into Astronomy because it has been my dream..I have manage to gather up a little money to buy some astronomy item..I went to astromart and they request $15 for me to have an account there which i don't have..I have manage to located a site where i can buy some astronomy item.but i have no idea about the question they have ask me..I need to answer the question before i can contact the buyer..Can you please help me with the answer..here is the link http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/respond-to-ad.php?listing=68325 to the item i want to buy and if you can help me with the answer,I will be very grateful  thanks

Leon from USA

 

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March 1, 2013

Mark at markpeters691@hotmail.com is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

Mark writes:

I have <item> in good working condition, Bought for my wife on her birthday and Only used once before we got divorced. Kindly update me if you are interested. Cheers

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Feb. 15, 2013

janeflower41@gmail.com and approvalpowersports1987@gmail.com (same scammer) claiming to be local, but actually from Cameroon!
Posted scam ads by copying other people's ads.  Here's one of his responses:
 
Thanks so much for getting back to me about this mount.

Yes i will ship it but you have not provided me with your full
shipping address where you want it shipped to.

No i am not with approval powersports.

I would want payment send to my son who is on vacation in Cameroon via
western union before i ship.

Hope you are okay with that.

 

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Feb. 13, 2013

Peter at ynovapl@gmail.com is interested in your UK Astronomy Buy & Sell advert for...

Peter writes:

Are you still interested,Let me know and i will email you more details

Peter from Sweden