i received this email supposedly from a DC Simon Robinson regarding an ebay transaction i did in Sep 2006 ( paid never got the items)
I have emailed the Lanchashire police to see if its true but no reply yet.
anyways have a look and let me know what you think:thumbsup:
I am DC 930 Simon Robinson working from Nelson CID in Lancashire. I am investigating a large scale serious EBAY fraud where I believe you are a victim.
Yourself and 2000 plus customers have made complaints direct to EBAY regarding one of the two EBAY user names, threelaneroads or bobbingtons where you would have purchased either some razor blades in 2006 or an MP3 player in 2007.
I have arrested the male responsible for these crimes and have every intention of putting him before the court. However prior to this I need to collate additional information to that already provided by EBAY. The information that I require from you is at the foot of this email.
Should anyone wish to discuss the validity of this email, confirm its authenticity or establish if I am a genuine Police Officer (I can assure you that I am!) then please follow one of the below methods. Do NOT contact Lancashire Police directly via phone as it will slow the communications systems down potentially jeopardise emergency calls.
Please do not contact the Police via telephone.
1. Email me at [email protected]
with a telephone number and I will return your call at my earliest convenience. Please be advised this could take a while due to the number of victims.
2. Please find the attached link to the official Lancashire Police website for verification: http://www.lancashire.police.uk/index.php?id=3323
The information I require is:
Your email address typed here, for ease to tabulate results:
What you purchased?
When you purchased it?
How much did it cost?
What was the payment method?
Has it arrived?
If it has, is it what you ordered?
Are you prepared to make an official statement if required?
Are you prepared to go to court and give evidence?
Could the replies be address to:[email protected]
Your assistance is greatly appreciated in this matter. Due to the volume of victims it will not be possible to update each and everyone in person, but I will make every effort to update via email when the case is finalised. Please be patient with this enquiry, it is a large investigation and will take time to resolve.
Also if you contact expect a delay due to the numbers of calls anticipated. There is a voice mailbox where a message can be left
DC 930 Simon Robinson, Nelson CID.
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