If you heard the name H Luis mentioned on eBay here is how he got his name!

From Doc's EBMS Classic Archives.

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I got a Scammer On The Hook!
docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/08/03 7:51 PM 
 
Yesterday i get this email..

Hello.
I have a big problem. I live in USA, in a little town.
My brother's birthday will be Tomorrow, he live in
Russia. But last evening here was storm. Electricity
was switch on this morning. I want send to my brother
some money on his birthday but the bank in my town
closed to repair. I hope that you help me. I think you
need some money. And i'll give you 70$ for this. If
you have paypal accaunt, i'll send you 470$, then you
must to cash this, go to your bank, and send 400$ to
my brother. 70$ you take for yourself. If you agree
i'll send money to your paypal account and my
brother's address.
-------------------------------------------------

After trace routing the IP in the message that resolved to FIRST STEP INTERNET 199.245.242.5 MOSCOW, ID.
Administrative Contact:
Host Master [email protected]
First Step Internet LLC.
PO Box 9587
Moscow, ID 83843
US
Phone: 208.882.8869
Fax: 208.883.3733
Technical Contact:
Host Master [email protected]
First Step Internet LLC.
PO Box 9587
Moscow, ID 83843
US
Phone: 208.882.8869
Fax: 208.883.3733

I decided to play along and offered my services, thinking i would get another email wanting my bank acct or other info. This morning when i woke up there was 470.00 in my PP acct. Hmmmm..

Then later this afternoon i get another email from the guy just wanting me to reply to the message only. That one came from 195.16.37.95 in Moscow RU Who Is Record:

domain: CO.RU
type: CORPORATE
descr: Corporate domain for Combellga
admin-o: COMBELLGA-ORG-RIPN
nserver: ns.co.ru. 194.85.128.10
nserver: ns.ru.net.
nserver: ns.spb.su.
nserver: ntd.co.ru. 194.85.129.80
created: 1997.01.27
state: Delegated till 2004.02.01
changed: 2003.05.22
mnt-by: COMBELLGA-MNT-RIPN
source: RIPN
org: Combellga Company LTD
nic-hdl: COMBELLGA-ORG-RIPN
admin-c: LP1-RIPN
admin-c: EAV2-RIPN
bill-c: LP1-RIPN
phone: +7 095 9319950
phone: +7 095 9373777
fax-no: +7 095 2391474
fax-no: +7 095 9373677
e-mail: [email protected]
changed: 2003.01.10
mnt-by: COMBELLGA-MNT-RIPN
source: RIPN
person: LEONID PODOLSKY
nic-hdl: LP1-RIPN
address: Combellga Closed Joint Stock Company
address: Mytnaya, 1, Entrance 1, 10th floor
address: 117049, Moscow, Russia
phone: +7 095 9373777
fax-no: +7 095 9373677
e-mail: [email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]
changed: 2000.07.24
mnt-by: COMBELLGA-MNT-RIPN
source: RIPN
person: ELENA A VERNOSLOVA
nic-hdl: EAV2-RIPN
address: Combellga Closed Joint Stock Company
address: Mitnaya 1, Entrance 1, 10th floor
address: 117049, Moscow, Russia
phone: +7 095 9265021
fax-no: +7 095 9265019
e-mail: [email protected]
changed: 1998.09.07
mnt-by: COMBELLGA-MNT-RIPN
source: RIPN
-------------------------------------------------

So it apers there are Two Persons involved with this scam. I have emailed PayPal but they say in a form letter it can take up to 30 days to investigate.. Well i guess im being bad cause im not gonna wire the money to them! We shall see how long it takes PP to investigate this :)

DOC
 

danigirl711 (19 )(view author's auctions)
11/08/03 7:57 PM (# 1 of 42) 
 
WAY TO GO DOC! I've been leading my scammer on with the Jetski in Rome that got me started on this board. He thinks I'm on my way to Rome to see the ski right now. LOL.... Long story but after 10 emails the last week I'm finding it quite amusing playing with this dumbass.

soonertransport (25 )(view author's auctions)
11/08/03 9:14 PM (# 2 of 42) 
 
What happens if PayPal locks up your account or worse yet the bank account tied to the PAYPAL account. Don't you figure they are waiting for you to wire the money, then they are going to protest with PAYPAL and try to do a charge back claiming fraud????? Man, this world is screwy!

rs69cam777 (215 )(view author's auctions)
11/08/03 10:34 PM (# 3 of 42) 
 
Doc, this might be the time to contact the Feds,

dalevaughan (32 )(view author's auctions)
11/08/03 11:08 PM (# 4 of 42) 
 
Be careful Doc! Sooner's right, this could cause you a whole lot of headaches. You know PayPal works just like Ebay, They will freeze your account and ask questions later. MUCH LATER!!

oldcarnut49 (23 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 6:31 AM (# 5 of 42) 
 
Doc, remember a few months ago they did that to my sellers account..Froze it and my paypal account...had to get ewan involved....was very frustating and totally a waste of time,as the buyer was trying to get 2 refunds for the same transaction....just be careful,and let us know how it turns out...

witch_is_me (436 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 6:34 AM (# 6 of 42) 
 
time to with draw money cxl bank acounts and paypal and take me shopping doc!

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 6:47 AM (# 7 of 42) 
 
I am not worrying about the acct getting frozen, been there once before. They have all my ID and signature cards , etc.

The money will be returned to its rightful owner if this is indeed a scam. Meanwhile i have a small interest free loan :)

It is interesting that the email address used I only posted on the Category Voices Board.. So the question is, who in that trusted group has had there eBay acct compromised? Someone has access to that board that should not have.

There is without a doubt a security breach somewhere! If not on eBay it could be on PayPal, Andale, or any other 3rd party site that stores this type of data.

DOC

oldcarnut49 (23 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 6:55 AM (# 8 of 42) 
 
What if the bad guy here accessed someonelses paypal account, sent the money to doc,then doc mailed him the 400??...on paper it would look like doc was a part of this??....even though its kinda fun messing with the bad guy, I would send the paypal money back by using the return/refund option, and staying clear of it....and when refunding, add a note asking for a contact name and number...maybe that paypal account person isnt aware of what is happening.....

miauctionsales (951 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 8:09 AM (# 9 of 42) 
 
Refund the Paypal payment as quick as you can and RUN!! They probably paid you with a stolen credit card # and the rightful owner will surely contest it!

 

soonertransport (25 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 8:29 AM (# 10 of 42) 
 
Hey DOC! Nice Corvette! Does the heater work? It's cold here in Oklahoma!

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 9:00 AM (# 11 of 42) 
 
Heater? We never use em down here. Nice warm day to cruise the beach and look at the bikinis :)

Nothing like a beach front bar, a cold drink, and a beautiful blond to go with it all.

DOC

soonertransport (25 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 9:05 AM (# 12 of 42) 
 
Great! I'll ask my wife if I can buy it!

corndog2 (672 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 9:05 AM (# 13 of 42) 
 
It'll take me about 22 hours to drive there, but I'm on my way Doc! Order me a Fuzzy Navel!

witch_is_me (436 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 9:07 AM (# 14 of 42) 
 
I'll take a rum and coke while your buying! If the nova had brakes I could beat corndog there lol.

gearhead_to_the_max (258 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 9:20 AM (# 15 of 42) 
 
Bikinis look "nicer" when there's a little nip in the air.

corndog2 (672 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 12:28 PM (# 16 of 42) 
 
Hey Doc,

Speaking of beachfront bars, do you ever get up St. Pete Beach?

We haven't been there yet, but there is a place called Filthy Phil's Waterfront Bar and Grill. It is owned by our friends and former neighbors. I think it is a good place, and you would like it. They are great people.
They owned a restaurant here before they moved, and it had good food and good clientle.

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 3:17 PM (# 17 of 42) 
 
Got a reply back from PayPal suggesting i refund it, so i did. I guess the scammer will send it to someone else!

Corndog, No i have not heard of that one, will have to check it out. Been to Sheppards on Clearwater Pass a few times. Wild place that CPD just busted a bunch of boaters for numerous rowdy offences. Just can't have any fun these days!

DOC

rapparts (1032 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 3:43 PM (# 18 of 42) 
 
Hiya Doc --

Just got back and read the thread. Glad you pulled out of that mess -- it could have been big trouble.

I was going to suggest that you notify your bank of the intended fraud, and have THEM police the account, ready to grab them.... OR, of course, we could introduce those people to MY Mrs. Cooper from Nigeria! They're close enough to do business together. Actually, that could be a plan. Put one scammer in touch with another, and let them scam each other! Could be interesting on an evening with nothing else to do!

gearhead: BAD MONKEY! When I was younger (and innocent, of course) and working at my first job -- I never understood why my boss kept turing the air up during the winter months...

rapparts (1032 )(view author's auctions)
11/09/03 3:43 PM (# 19 of 42) 
 
Hiya Doc --

Just got back and read the thread. Glad you pulled out of that mess -- it could have been big trouble.

I was going to suggest that you notify your bank of the intended fraud, and have THEM police the account, ready to grab them.... OR, of course, we could introduce those people to MY Mrs. Cooper from Nigeria! They're close enough to do business together. Actually, that could be a plan. Put one scammer in touch with another, and let them scam each other! Could be interesting on an evening with nothing else to do!

gearhead: BAD MONKEY! When I was younger (and innocent, of course) and working at my first job -- I never understood why my boss kept turing the air up during the winter months...

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/10/03 12:34 PM (# 20 of 42) 
 
Oh Boy.. I am a little short on money these days, I used it to pay my eBay
Fees. But i will try to get it to you as soon as i can. Please bare with me

Ed

----- Original Message -----
From: "H Luis"
To:
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 1:16 PM
Subject: help


> Hello.
> What's up ???
> Were you sent 400$ to my brother???
> Let me know.
>
> __________________________________
> Do you Yahoo!?
> Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard
 

moto*mum (172 )(view author's auctions)
11/10/03 8:19 PM (# 21 of 42) 
 
here is another jerk.......
Hi,

First of all I am very very sorry for my late answer but I had some family problems and I had to leave USA.

I am very happy that you are interested in my item 2003 YAMAHA RAPTOR Item number: 2442237036

.My FINAL price for the item is $2400.

The item is located in LEHIGHTON United States /Philadelphia at DHL (www.dhl.com) . I sent it to a buyer but he did not honor his bid so I had to resell it. If you are Ok with my price I will just call DH:L and shipp it to your address.

At this time I am in Greece , Athens with my father who had a car accident and he is now in hospital in a critical situation.

This is the reason that I will be able to accept only money orders as payment. I prefer Money Gram cause it is the fastest way to transfer funds around the world.

I need the cash in my hand so I can pay the hospital bills.I hope you understand my situation here...

I will relese the item only after the payment was picked up.

Here is a link with my rating: http://cgi6.ebay.com/include=0&userid=evildudehere&sort=3&rows=25&since=-1&rd=1

I have a Positive feedback: 100% . You will find out from my rating that I am a very honest man.

About the item you can check the eBay description. I can tell you about it that it is new and it has never been used nor out of the box just to be taken pictures. It comes with all it's original accesories including box, papers and full warranty.

If you are Ok with my conditions please mail me at : [email protected]

and I will mail you my payment address.

You will receive the item the same day you sent the funds.

PS: I will not be able to accept PayPal, COD , Escrow or any other forms of payment. I accept only Money Gram as I realy need the cash.

If all of this security is not enaugh please mail and I will contact eBay myself and they will assure you that I am a 100% serious seller even using Money Order such as Money Gram.

I will pay the shipping cost!!!

Best Regards from Greece and I hope you will understand my situation here.

 

danigirl711 (19 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 8:34 AM (# 22 of 42) 
 
Hey DOC, tell him you have a brother in Philly who will go look at it for you. Then ask him the shipping # and location of DHL so he can go look at it today or tomorrow. LOL

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 8:53 AM (# 23 of 42) 
 
Never got a reply back, but i ran the headers through spam cop. YooHoo probably pulled the acct!

Oh well, I guess PP sent the money back to the act it came from. The guy will just scam someone else i guess!

DOC

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 11:16 AM (# 24 of 42) 
 
rom: "H Luis"
To: "Doc"
Subject: Re: help
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 1:35 PM

Hello.
I'm the policeman of PD of my town, so i can ask to
check all transfers to your account and to arrest you
for the fraud.
You can choose. If you will not send mony to my
brother up to this Friday, you can wait for message
from the court.

__________________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard
 

danigirl711 (19 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 11:21 AM (# 25 of 42) 
 
Hey DOC, trace back his IP and when it goes to an international ISP, paste it in your response and ask him how his is a policeman in the US sending email from overseas.

joguitar (134 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 11:28 AM (# 26 of 42) 
 
Priceless DOC - "...and to arrest you for the fraud."

Hmm? How can they arrest you if you are in the states and they are in a foreign country? Maybe he figures you'll wave extradition when he issues the warrant for your arrest?

Too much...

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 11:38 AM (# 27 of 42) 
 


The message is coming from San Francisco, CA. Using what i belive is a First Step Moscow POP. http://www.fsr.com

Could be dialing up international long distance too!

DOC

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 11:58 AM (# 28 of 42) 
 


This one is from the alleged brother and is coming from a POP in Moscow, RU.

I think it is the same person dialing up to CA in the first trace.

DOC

danigirl711 (19 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 12:02 PM (# 29 of 42) 
 
hey DOC, what software is that you're using. Never seen it before but it looks nice.

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 12:06 PM (# 30 of 42) 
 
Visual Route

http://www.visualroute.com

DOC

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 12:27 PM (# 31 of 42) 
 
From: "Doc"
To: "H Luis"
Subject: Re: help
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 3:20 PM

I don't care if you are George Bush! You Dumb ***, how Fricken Stupid can
you be to trust someone else with your money? You can not prove anything.

I got it! And when I am good and ready I will send it!

In the meantime, Shut The **** Up and don't bother me!

Ed

----- Original Message -----
> Hello.
> I'm the policeman of PD of my town, so i can ask to
> check all transfers to your account and to arrest you
> for the fraud.
> You can choose. If you will not send mony to my
> brother up to this Friday, you can wait for message
> from the court.
>
> __________________________________
> Do you Yahoo!?

erockscottb (29 )(view author's auctions)
11/11/03 12:31 PM (# 32 of 42) 
 
DOC RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/13/03 2:27 PM (# 33 of 42) 
 
From: "H Luis"
To: "Doc"
Subject: PayDirect from HSBC: $
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2003 1:39 PM

What?!?!? you got it??? You *uck it!!! You think that
you is a cool boy??? I don't think so because i'm the
coolest men! You was born to *uck!!! You are stupid
american!
So first i'll give back my 470$, then i'll close your
paypal account and then i'll close your credit card,
and then my friends will come to you (your address i
was find at your ebay account) and we will kick your
*uckin *ss!!! Soon you will trust this.

__________________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard

soonertransport (25 )(view author's auctions)
11/13/03 5:08 PM (# 34 of 42) 
 
DOC! IS THIS FOR REAL?

THIS IS TWILIGHT ZONE STUFF!

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/13/03 5:15 PM (# 35 of 42) 
 
Yep.. I sent the email to PP with full headers..

I don't think he wants to come visiting here, Could wind up staring down the barrel of a sawed off 12 Gauge!

It kind of funny in a way, The scammer thinks i have scammed him and is having a tantrum. I should have just kept it!

DOC

usaf120 (1 )(view author's auctions)
11/13/03 5:18 PM (# 36 of 42) 
 
I was going to go to the movies this evening, but this is MUCH better!

I love the line "I don't think so because i'm the coolest men!"

Russia is a toilet. 14-years after the fall of the Berlin wall, and this country couldn't tell the difference between capitalism and mashed potatoes. Look at the progress both Japan and Germany have made since the end of WWII.

My God, have you ever seem a Volga?

Anyway, if you email this genius, place all adjectives "after" nouns, and all adverbs "after" verbs. That will drive him insane.

kingrandysavage (1 )(view author's auctions)
11/13/03 6:45 PM (# 37 of 42) 
 
One quick point. I wouldn't try this with your real eBay account, email, or street address. You could have another physco on your hands!

usaf120 (1 )(view author's auctions)
11/13/03 7:59 PM (# 38 of 42) 
 
“could have another physco on your hands”

Believe that DOC (who began this thread) ended this “con the con” scheme.

As far as physical harm, I doubt it. H Louis is a con “at arms length.” His identity is hidden, his location is hidden, he has made himself invisible. He hasn’t the nerve for face-to-face work. Not his style.

 

gearhead_to_the_max (258 )(view author's auctions)
11/13/03 8:04 PM (# 39 of 42) 
 
I've heard the Russian Mafia ain't a group to be taken lightly.

docsqualitycars (177 )(view author's auctions)
11/15/03 6:17 AM (# 40 of 42) 
 


Neither is a Florida Cracker with a Sawed Off Shotgun!

DOC

life-is-a-beach! (277 )(view author's auctions)
11/15/03 6:25 AM (# 41 of 42) 
 
LOL!

witch_is_me (436 )(view author's auctions)
11/15/03 12:31 PM (# 42 of 42) 
 
Thanks for the reminder not to leave my broom behind when i steal that vette from ya Doc. Last thing i need is to pick pellets out of my behind.

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