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Does This Sound Real to You?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Twinsfan007, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. Twinsfan007

    Twinsfan007 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    So my dad found some speakers from a gentlemen online located on the west coast. He messaged him and this was the response he got:

    Greetings,

    Thank you for your email. I am very sorry I didn't email you quicker, but I had some family problems and I came back home to Madrid, Spain. I still have it for sale, so if you still want it just let me know and I will find the best and safest way to handle this.

    Yours sincerely,
    Magdalena Biesaga
    Senior Project Manager

    My father responded and wanted to know where exactly he was located as well as some other questions about the speakers. The response he got was as follows:

    Greetings,

    As I told you in my previous email, I had some family problems and I came home to Madrid, Spain. When I listed for sale, I was in the states with business but I had to deliver it back to my home in Spain as I didn't found a buyer before I left.

    I am sorry we can't meet and do the deal in person, it would have been the easiest way. Since it is my fault that I am no longer in the states, I will gladly cover the shipping fees. I wish at least to talk on the phone, but my phone is locked on a US network and I can't use it here for the moment (I am searching for someone who can unlock it).

    If you want to buy it, I will find a way so you can inspect it before you decide if you want to buy it. Something like an escrow company that will also handle the delivery. I believe this would be the safest way for both of us. If we use an escrow company, you will be sure that you receive it and you inspect it before you decide if you want to buy it or not and I will be sure that, if you decide to buy it, I will get the money for it.


    I will wait for your email.

    Yours sincerely,
    Magdalena Biesaga
    Senior Project Manager
    9 Calle Esparta
    928022 Madrid
    Spain

    So my father and I both think this is a scam based on what he said. These speakers are quite big and shipping them across the ocean would cost a small fortune first of all. The story seems fishy but i wanted to see what you all think.
     
  2. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I would say it is a scam. Once your money is sent overseas, there is no way to get it back. Legal authorities in the US cannot help you in anyway. These type of scams are all over Craigslist.
     
  3. BrokenByAudio

    BrokenByAudio Forum Resident

    yeah, no way do I get involved in that.
     
  4. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
  5. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    just say no.
     
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  6. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    Location:
    Toronto
    100% scam. Avoid and move on. Don't respond to further communication from this guy.
     
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  7. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans


    Tell him to go buy an international calling card. They're way cheaper than getting a phone unlocked.
     
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  8. Twinsfan007

    Twinsfan007 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thank you for all the responses. That is what i thought but i just wanted to hear what others had to say as well.
     
  9. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Location:
    Houston, TX, USA
  10. Antenociticus

    Antenociticus Forum Resident

    Whoever it is, they are:
    Giving a female name - Magdalena
    Describing a pair of speakers as a singular item (generic scam?)
     
  11. Fender@ATW

    Fender@ATW New Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Well get this Twinsfan...ready?
    I have the same exact reply from a
    Magdalena Biesaga about a Miller Dynasty welder for sell in Phoenix Arizona. Price was excellent so I sent two messages and after a few says I had the same first reply you received .Then I replied back statimg that I could arrange the pick up of the welder in Arizona . GUESS WHATS NEXT? I received THE EXACT SAME REPLY BACK THAT YOU RECEIVED. I GOOGLED THAT NAME AND your post came up so I just joined to tell you yeppppppp its a scammer. GOOD LUCK finding what you ate looking for. Found a lot of great deals on the internet for Musical instruments and electronics so hang in there.
     
  12. Fender@ATW

    Fender@ATW New Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    And Magdalena Biesaga is a Girls name that is from Polish Heritages...looked that up also...Spain my Ass
     
  13. Fender@ATW

    Fender@ATW New Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Attached the first email returned Note the bull at the bottom to convince
    Greetings,

    Thank you for your email. I am very sorry I didn't email you quicker, but I had some family problems and I came back home to Madrid, Spain. I still have it for sale, so if you still want it just let me know and I will find the best and safest way to handle this.

    Yours sincerely,
    Magdalena Biesaga
    Senior Project Manager


    Miller Dynasty 350 Tig Runner Wireless

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  14. mvlandscapes

    mvlandscapes New Member

    Location:
    Petaluma, CA
    I was looking for a candle making machine and got the same reply as well:

    Greetings,

    The Coogar Mark VIII CE Mixing Pumper still for sale. The selling price of US$ 4000 is negotiable. I am very sorry I didn't email you quicker, but I had some family problems and I came back home to Madrid, Spain. Please email me and we will find the best and safest way to handle this. I will pay for the shipping fees.
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    Yours sincerely,
    Magdalena Biesaga


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    It sounded fishy right from the beginning so I googled her name and found this forum. Glad I did! Here's how I responded:

    Greetings to you as well,
    Actually you got back to me rather quickly, Thank you!
    Wow! $4000, negotiable? And you will take care of shipping? Sounds almost too good to be true….
    I’m sorry to hear that you were having problems with your family. I hope they are OK. I’m guessing that since it didn’t sell before you left you probably shipped it back home to Spain right? It’s too bad we couldn’t meet in person, it would have been the easiest way. Hopefully we can talk on your phone, unless it’s locked on a us network, in which case maybe you could find someone to unlock it. Anyway, if I want to buy it, is there anyway I could inspect it? Something like an escrow company that could also handle the delivery? I believe that would be the safest way for both of us, don’t you? That way they could allow me to inspect it before I buy it, and if I do buy it, you will definitely get your money!
    I did notice that this exact item was on auction a year ago but it didn’t sell, and you are using the same pictures used by the auction company. Could you provide any new pictures? I’d like to see the inside of the melting vessel and the wand and hose.
    Thank you so much!


    I don't know why she hasn't responded back again, LOL. Thanks for the tip.
     
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  15. tmtomh

    tmtomh Forum Resident

    Yes, it's not even a question - the language of the email is textbook scam. Anytime an item is advertised on an in-person sale site (like Craigslist) and the seller replies to an inquiry with what is obviously a pre-prepared story about why the transaction has to be done remotely from a long distance, it's a scam, guaranteed.
     
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