[Ansteorra] FW: [Mid] Fwd:Con man offering Japanese XVIII Swod for Sale
Chris A. Dunham
cadunham at worldnet.att.net
Sun Mar 14 07:02:04 PST 2004
From: owner-sca-middle at midrealm.org
[mailto:owner-sca-middle at midrealm.org] On Behalf Of Aleannain at aol.com
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2004 7:23 AM
To: sca-middle at midrealm.org
Cc: Flamebridge at yahoogroups.com; black_dragon_shire at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Mid] Fwd:Con man offering Japanese XVIII Swod for Sale
----- Original Message -----
From: "bekka425" <robbins at vpm.net>
To: <HouseIronrose at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2004 10:00 PM
Subject: [IR] WARNING: Con man offering Japanese XVIII Sword For Sale
> Greetings Everyone,
> Within the last day or so, a polish Man by the name of Pawel T.
> Nowak, contacted Giovanni and offered to sell him a XVIII Century
> Katana for $400.00, but could not tell him where he found his email
> address. When I contact a stranger for info, that is the first
> thing that I do after I introduce myself. It bugged me. It also
> bugged me that though the guy did produce pics of something that
> looked like a pretty roughed up Katana, the guy did not provide pics
> of the authenticity docs he claimed he had, so I did some digging. I
> looked the guy up and this is what I found:
> Apparently, he used to sell fake shipwreck maps and other false info
> to divers.
> It also appears that this year, he discovered the Budoseek website
> and Sword Forums.
> I have a strong suspicion that he may have gotten Giovanni's contact
> info from cruising the Armor Archive.
> Mr. Nowak has 2 different email addresses that he gives out. They
> Tomasnowak at hotmail.com and goldenwrecks at hotmail.com
> Mr. Nowak's MO seems to be to offer the sword to more than
> one 'victim' at the same time. I am sure that he has targeted
> others on the Middle Bridge and on the Armor Archive as well. I am
> not on these two lists, but would appreciate it (though not as much
> as the next potential victim) if somebody could please forward this
> information and also cross post it to other lists as they believe it
> is necessary.
> Let us all work together to keep this con artist from victimizing
> our friends.
> Shire of Greyhope,
> The Middle Kingdom
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