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    I'm helping a Member out who has been scammed by over £650 :-( and I think I've tracked this scammers address down but I'd like some info on it if pos. Dumbarton Road. Glasgow.
    Anything you can tell me about the area, is it a 'cosmopolitan' area, etc .
    Please and thanks.
    [email protected]googlemail.com

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    Admin

    Found ]this:::

    Looks like it's a 'developing' area in the west end... not cosmopolitan yet, lot's of charity shops... will email you now

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    juliet_bravo

    Found ]this:::Looks like it's a 'developing' area in the west end... not … Found ]this:::Looks like it's a 'developing' area in the west end... not cosmopolitan yet, lot's of charity shops... will email you now


    Thanks but I couldn't get the link to work :-(
    The Name I think I have is not English/Scottish.
    I've Google Earth'd the Postcode but it doesn't give much away. Idealy a 'local' who knows the 'hood could confirm if this poerson is likely to live in this flat, if you know what I mean.

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    dinosteveus

    Thanks but I couldn't get the link to work :-( The Name I think I have is … Thanks but I couldn't get the link to work :-( The Name I think I have is not English/Scottish. I've Google Earth'd the Postcode but it doesn't give much away. Idealy a 'local' who knows the 'hood could confirm if this poerson is likely to live in this flat, if you know what I mean.



    have you tried the voters register for the local area?

    Looks like its council houses when looking on Google earth, Semi detached places.

    Then it looks like about 1/2 mile away their are tons of warehouses, Possibly a supermarket to.

    Admin

    tru-faith is from glasgow- when was she last on?

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    t0mm

    ]http://www.byresrd.com/info/dumbartonroad.phpthats the link dino mate, … ]http://www.byresrd.com/info/dumbartonroad.phpthats the link dino mate, works fine for me


    I must be having Internet probs, I can't get the link to work. :-(
    Thanks :thumbsup:

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    dog_cop

    have you tried the voters register for the local area?


    I couldn't get on to it.


    I think I'll try these when I haven't got so much happening. Bit busy at the moment, trying to do 5 things at once aint a good idea for a Yorkie :giggle:

    Has the person been scammed from here or on ebay?

    I'm sure Dumbarton Road sounds fimilar although I haven't got a clue why.........

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    dinosteveus

    I couldn't get on to it.I think I'll try these when I haven't got so much … I couldn't get on to it.I think I'll try these when I haven't got so much happening. Bit busy at the moment, trying to do 5 things at once aint a good idea for a Yorkie :giggle:



    yes clear your pm box while your at it ..Mr Multi tasker :giggle:

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    dog_cop

    yes clear your pm box while your at it ..Mr Multi tasker :giggle:


    I can't, it's got 101 PM's in it. If I had time to sort it I'd have replied to Admin.:whistling:
    Can you email me, please.:-D Pretty please :whistling:

    Banned

    The whole of the Dumbarton Road stretches from Argyle Street at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery (and the Kelvin Hall directly opposite over the road) all the way to Clydebank where it stops and becomes Glasgow Road. However, we are only interested in the portion from Argyle Street to what is known as the Thornwood Roundabout which is nestled under the Clydeside Expressway. This part of Dumbarton Road, called Partick, plays host to a multi-cultured and multi-ethnic area of Glasgow which is well on its way to being integrated into Glasgow’s cosmopolitan and stylish West end. Just as the people are diverse, so are the shops and businesses of Partick, perhaps even more so.

    One thing you will never run dry of in Partick is Charity shops, the sheer quantity of them can only be a testament to the kindness and warmth of the people that live and shop there. Without the local kindness many of them would not be there, next time you’re in the area, count all the charity shops and work out for yourself the generosity of each soul you pass by. But there is more to Partick than charity shops, Partick is an area on the up, with new housing developments and waterfront regeneration projects well underway and new businesses springing up left right and centre it’s a real hotspot to shop till you drop. If you happen to do so, then there are plenty of places to recharge, whether you want a wee cuppa or a hearty plateful of pub food and a glass of whatever you fancy. Don’t forget the fine restaurants too that are scattered throughout Partick and are a fine chance upon for any hungry soul.

    As you stroll from one end to the other don’t forget to take a peek at what’s off the main street. There are many smaller streets branching off of the main trunk that is Dumbarton Road and each one has a different range of shops. From your day to day newsagents for groceries and newspapers, the occasional chippy to the more eclectic extreme sports.

    ]http://www.byresrd.com/info/guideimages/dumbartonroad2_large.jpgAs you stroll towards the upper end of Dumbarton road, as you approach Byres Road, you begin to notice the irreversible change sweeping down Partick. It now seems to be an extension of Byres Road and all the cosmopolitan trendiness that goes with it. The Partick of old is being modernised, with new building projects and shiny new businesses popping up its becoming a place to be seen in, but still get a bargain. A place that is truly now an extension of Glasgow’s Trendy and Modern West End but retains the innocent charm of a bygone era. A truly remarkable and eclectic place and long may it be so.




    Thats what the link says if you can't read it. :thumbsup:

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    samthorley

    The whole of the Dumbarton Road stretches from Argyle Street at the … The whole of the Dumbarton Road stretches from Argyle Street at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery (and the Kelvin Hall directly opposite over the road) all the way to Clydebank where it stops and becomes Glasgow Road. However, we are only interested in the portion from Argyle Street to what is known as the Thornwood Roundabout which is nestled under the Clydeside Expressway. This part of Dumbarton Road, called Partick, plays host to a multi-cultured and multi-ethnic area of Glasgow which is well on its way to being integrated into Glasgow’s cosmopolitan and stylish West end. Just as the people are diverse, so are the shops and businesses of Partick, perhaps even more so.One thing you will never run dry of in Partick is Charity shops, the sheer quantity of them can only be a testament to the kindness and warmth of the people that live and shop there. Without the local kindness many of them would not be there, next time you’re in the area, count all the charity shops and work out for yourself the generosity of each soul you pass by. But there is more to Partick than charity shops, Partick is an area on the up, with new housing developments and waterfront regeneration projects well underway and new businesses springing up left right and centre it’s a real hotspot to shop till you drop. If you happen to do so, then there are plenty of places to recharge, whether you want a wee cuppa or a hearty plateful of pub food and a glass of whatever you fancy. Don’t forget the fine restaurants too that are scattered throughout Partick and are a fine chance upon for any hungry soul.As you stroll from one end to the other don’t forget to take a peek at what’s off the main street. There are many smaller streets branching off of the main trunk that is Dumbarton Road and each one has a different range of shops. From your day to day newsagents for groceries and newspapers, the occasional chippy to the more eclectic extreme sports.]As you stroll towards the upper end of Dumbarton road, as you approach Byres Road, you begin to notice the irreversible change sweeping down Partick. It now seems to be an extension of Byres Road and all the cosmopolitan trendiness that goes with it. The Partick of old is being modernised, with new building projects and shiny new businesses popping up its becoming a place to be seen in, but still get a bargain. A place that is truly now an extension of Glasgow’s Trendy and Modern West End but retains the innocent charm of a bygone era. A truly remarkable and eclectic place and long may it be so.Thats what the link says if you can't read it. :thumbsup:



    Nice one, Thanks :-D

    I grew up in Glasgow. Dumbarton Road is a long road starting at the Art Gallery and extending through Partick parallel with the Clyde. It is inner city and has mainly tenement style housing, local shops, restaurants, pubs, small industrial buildings along it. Quite a studenty area as close to Glasgow University. The housing quality varies along its length.
    It carries on for several miles along the Clyde with quite a number of housing styles further West.

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    spudgun

    I grew up in Glasgow. Dumbarton Road is a long road starting at the Art … I grew up in Glasgow. Dumbarton Road is a long road starting at the Art Gallery and extending through Partick parallel with the Clyde. It is inner city and has mainly tenement style housing, local shops, restaurants, pubs, small industrial buildings along it. Quite a studenty area as close to Glasgow University. The housing quality varies along its length.


    Thanks.
    Ummmm, This scammer could be a student because he had an address in Essex but I can't find anything on that, that could explain the move.

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    check your google ..Mr full to overflowing PM box :roll:

    Admin

    Steve this could be a total coincidence, or the scammer may have plucked a fake name from the tabloids, but the name you gave me was involved in something recently- I've emailed you again

    juliet_bravo

    Steve this could be a total coincidence, or the scammer may have plucked … Steve this could be a total coincidence, or the scammer may have plucked a fake name from the tabloids, but the name you gave me was involved in something recently- I've emailed you again



    Interesting!!

    I'm sure i've heard of that road before, Perhaps a previous scam?

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    Iom-RF

    Interesting!!I'm sure i've heard of that road before, Perhaps a previous … Interesting!!I'm sure i've heard of that road before, Perhaps a previous scam?




    No- I'll PM you

    Original Poster

    Thanks everybody for your help. :thumbsup: :-D :-D
    I need to naff off for a few hours but I'll be back. :roll:
    I'll keep you all updated.

    Which one is the name in question J_B, KA and or BA?

    (Only gave initials incase its not that person.)

    Strange, The road name i've been given points to a pub..........

    (Maybe they have guest rooms?)

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    Iom-RF

    Strange, The road name i've been given points to a pub..........(Maybe … Strange, The road name i've been given points to a pub..........(Maybe they have guest rooms?)




    It's supposedly a flat above a hair dressers but I can't find a salon at that address... I'm probably being thick though

    It seems to point to the "The Telstar" pub here......

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    Iom-RF

    It seems to point to the "The Telstar" pub here......



    That's what I've ended up with too. The postcode and address don't match though so I'm just checking if there are any other streets with similar names

    The Telstar's in Old Kilpatrick, bit further out than Clydebank.
    Not sure if its on Dumbarton road.

    If it leads to a pub then chances of recovery are nil tbh

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    HaggisHunter

    The Telstar's in Old Kilpatrick, bit further out than Clydebank.Not sure … The Telstar's in Old Kilpatrick, bit further out than Clydebank.Not sure if its on Dumbarton road.If it leads to a pub then chances of recovery are nil tbh



    I got it off a google search at the address steve had given me, but the postcode is wrong... so not sure if he's been given duff info.

    Admin

    I've just spoken to the guy next door to the address steve gave me, it's not the Telstar- so that listing must be wrong.
    It's next to a magazine shop.

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    juliet_bravo

    I got it off a google search at the address steve had given me, but the … I got it off a google search at the address steve had given me, but the postcode is wrong... so not sure if he's been given duff info.



    I think you will find the postcode should be G11 ......

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    dog_cop

    I think you will find the postcode should be G11 ......




    I know the postcode for the telstar was G60... whereas I'm working on a G11

    That address appears to be in the Partick area of the city

    Folks, no posting of people's personal details in the thread.

    Can i post a link to the details?

    If someone needs the details then do it in private. This is not a public matter and we could get in a lot of legal trouble for posting personal details in a public forum without consent and particularly within the context of this thread.

    Dumbarton road is as previous links say a long road. Alot of the residential area is tennaments and there is alot of students live in this area. Area towards Kelivingrove museum is quite nice as you go towards whiteinch it gets dodgier. Not the best place to walk late at night alone. Towards whiteinch there are quite some small shops kinda house clearance rather than charity? Selling charity shop type stuff but for their own pocket.

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone for helping.
    This scammer claims to live above the Hair Salon.

    I'll type up a brief rundown of what happened and where we are now in a few minutes.
    Sorry if anybody got posts removed, I know how that feels but I've not been back on this thread for sometime due to 'other' things going on. Soz.

    Original Poster

    I was contacted late last night by a HUKD Member asking if I could help him with a 'problem'.
    It turns out he bid on a Laptop but was outbid, the seller then said the 'winner' had backed out and that he could have it for £650. Not through ebay but he paid through Paypal with a Debit Card. No ebay protection.
    He then had a look at this sellers feedback and found a lot of irregularities so he contacted me.

    I had a look and agreed, this seller is still selling the same Laptop, along with high value vouchers. I emailed this scammer and said I was very interested in some PC World vouchers he had for sale worth nearly £3,000. I then reported that listing to ebay as suspicious. Overnight ebay removed that item. He contacted me this morning and told me I could have them for £1,500 and that he had taken them off ebay, just for me. Hehehehehe, I don't think so. I said yes and I gave him the impression I was very interested and dead chuffed with his offer.
    His listing states he lives in Glasgow so I looked on a Map and picked a Street and said my 'Brother' lives on that Street, I'll ask him to pick them up and pay cash. He eventually came up with a Name, Address and Postcode.
    He said I could pick them up after 8PM on Sunday, I think they are genuine, maybe stolen or something similar and that he is going to do a runner on Monday morning.

    Upon searching the info I had, I found out he'd had another ebay account but that location was in Essex, that account is NARUd. This is the actions of a scammer that moves into B&B's, scams people then moves into another B&B and does the same. Hence this post, I wondered if he was living in a B&B. Locals would have known this and would know what the area is like from a different perspective, better than a Google search, if you know what I mean.

    Anyway, After 'speaking' to the victim here is where he is now:-

    Hi Steve,Just thought i would give you a quick update!I phoed the … Hi Steve,Just thought i would give you a quick update!I phoed the Strathclyde police but they advised me to contact my local police so that they would be able to take a statement if needed and then they would contact Glasgow etc.So i phoned the local police but they said i should pursue the bank and paypal avenues first then contact them if i dont get anywhere, was a bit pissed off with this response but i can sort of see where they are coming from! So i will contact the bank again tomorrow because the transaction should have been cleared on my account by then and hopefully they will be able to start a fraud dispute.Thanks again for your help!Will keep you posted!

    I'd say the pub address we found more likely then, I'd imagine they have guest rooms or something?

    Hope you nail the *******!

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    Iom-RF

    I'd say the pub address we found more likely then, I'd imagine they have … I'd say the pub address we found more likely then, I'd imagine they have guest rooms or something?Hope you nail the *******!


    If he's expecting my 'Brother' to come on Sunday night with £1,500 he ain't going to give a wrong address, he'd just fob me off, wouldn't he?

    dinosteveus

    If he's expecting my 'Brother' to come on Sunday night with £1,500 he … If he's expecting my 'Brother' to come on Sunday night with £1,500 he ain't going to give a wrong address, he'd just fob me off, wouldn't he?



    Probably not, But he gave a different postcode to the road name, Probably so you'd have to ring and follow his directions, I'd expect you'd get high quality fakes, Then you go to use them on Amazon and they've been used before/not recognised.
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