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PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

Post by ionet » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:49 am

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Every once in a while an interesting site comes into view


From Sharechat.co.nz:
Allied Press takes 80% stake in Post A Note

Allied Press, the privately held South Island newspaper company, has taken an 80 percent stake in Post A Note, the free online classified business, for an undisclosed amount
www.postanote.co.nz
Post a Note - The New Way Kiwis Swap, Buy, and Sell

Here at Post a Note we believe in empowering Kiwis to list their products, jobs, rentals, and services for free. Whether you'd like to swap your car, sell your ace painting skills, list your house, buy a car, or find that old cricket bat you've long been looking for, Post a Note is for YOU!

Post your ads for free on Post a Note.

Current regions available on the site:

Canterbury Otago Southland


It looks like an interesting 'No fees, No Auctions' venue for everything from
Cars, Jobs, Community notices, sell what have you, Services, Business promotions,
Current events etc etc, including areas which would attract large fees on TM

Well done - Allied Press on supporting this - this site looks like it could become very popular
in the face of increasing & heavy TM fees for some items and service listings, and the
advent of Facebook trading


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Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

Post by NathanW » Tue May 12, 2015 2:50 am

We've now been able to expand to all of NZ. Thanks for the shoutout. Gumtree (free classified site like us, not auction like Trademe) recently shut down which was a real stroke of luck. Post a Note has recently really taken off.

Scambusters is a pretty amazing community, I've been reading through this site. Wow! Trademe is lucky to have you guys.

If anyone in this community has any questions or suggestions about Post a Note, contact me anytime.

Nathan Weathington
Post a Note co Founder and GM
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Post by Foggyone » Thu May 14, 2015 7:00 pm

Hi Nathan. Welcome to Scambusters.

Here's your first scam listing.

https://postanote.co.nz/animals/dogs/ma ... ale_i14084

And here

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=nz

And here

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=nz

Same photo, some of the text is identical "She is 12 weeks old, healthy, home raised with kids and other home pets"
Unlikely to be in both Sacremento and Wellington and Brooklyn New York.
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Post by NathanW » Thu May 14, 2015 7:07 pm

Seriously! Awesome, thanks man. We've been in this game awhile, and I can say without a doubt, pets and personals are not worth it. We are debating pulling both completely. This ad is down.

Huge thanks!

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Post by Foggyone » Thu May 14, 2015 7:35 pm

And here's another

https://postanote.co.nz/electronics/mob ... mia_i13960

If you believe Omran Abdulrahim is in New Plymouth, Taranaki, you will believe anything.

The Skype address claims to be in UK. That's as far as you can get from Taranaki.

Plenty here to choose from https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=Sales ... mwWY6ICYBQ

He is also flogging his tat on other sites in NZ

His scams on your site are:

Sell : Apple iPhone 6 ,6 Plus, 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 , HTC M8 , Nokia Lumia
Sell : Apple iPhone 6 ,6 Plus, 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 , HTC M8 , Nokia Lumia

We are selling Brand new, factory unlocked and 100% Original with total guarantee to the purchaser,selling Apple Iphone,products,Blackberry,HTC,Nokia, Samsung M ...
$430.00 43
Sell : Yamaha Tyros 5 , Yamaha YTS-875EX , PIONEER CDJ-1000 , Roland Fantom-G6
Sell : Yamaha Tyros 5 , Yamaha YTS-875EX , PIONEER CDJ-1000 , Roland Fantom-G6

Musical instruments for sale at cheap prices. Buy from our music shop: electric, acoustic and bass guitars, Amplifiers,pianos,keyboards,drums,violins,guitar str ...
$1,300.00 22
Apple iPhone 6 ,6 Plus, 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 , HTC M8 , Nokia Lumia
Apple iPhone 6 ,6 Plus, 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 , HTC M8 , Nokia Lumia

We are selling Brand new, factory unlocked and 100% Original with total guarantee to the purchaser,selling Apple Iphone,products,Blackberry,HTC,Nokia, Samsung M ...
$450.00 43
Yamaha Tyros 5 , Yamaha YTS-875EX , PIONEER CDJ-1000 , Roland Fantom-G6
Yamaha Tyros 5 , Yamaha YTS-875EX , PIONEER CDJ-1000 , Roland Fantom-G6

Musical instruments for sale at cheap prices. Buy from our music shop: electric, acoustic and bass guitars, Amplifiers,pianos,keyboards,drums,violins,guitar str ...
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Post by NathanW » Thu May 14, 2015 7:41 pm

Seriously, this is huge. The cleaner our site is the better it runs. First, we delete all spam obviously, but I'm passing this on to my team, we are building systems to keep this crap out right now.

Huge thanks again,

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Post by Foggyone » Thu May 14, 2015 7:45 pm

And here's the trifecta.

https://postanote.co.nz/electronics/mob ... e-4_i12941

Description

All our products are brand new 100%factory

unlocked,original,authentic,comes with..

1.complete accessories And Many More and can work with any

sim card,network or software in the world.
2.100% *OFFICIAL* AUTHORIZED DEALER
3.100% FULL Warranty with setup service.
4.100% Brand New in Box Genuine Guaranteed
5.Promo offer:Buy attract a 20% discount to bulk too if you

Buy 2 units and get 1 free, buy 5 give 2 free phones.

For more information please contact us

Contact Details: Mr Abdulahi Hussain
Email: uniqueseller11@gmail.com
Email: uniqueseller11@yahoo.com
Skype: advancetelecom3
WhatApp Chat: +2348088943376

Apple iPhone 6 Plus:
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Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128GB
Plus 64GB Apple iPhone 6
Plus 16GB Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6:
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Apple iPhone 6 128GB ...
64GB Apple iPhone 6 ...
16GB Apple iPhone 6 ...

Apple iPhone 5S:
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Apple iPhone 5S 64GB ... ..
Apple iPhone 5S 32GB ... ..
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB ... ..

SAMSUNG PRICES LIST:
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Samsung Galaxy S5 4G Android Unlocked Phone (SIM FREE)
Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 Android 3G Unlocked Phone (SIM Free)
Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 Android 4G LTE Unlocked Phone (SIM

Free)
Samsung Galaxy NOTE 4 ....
Samsung Galaxy S3 ......
Samsung Galaxy Note II ... ..
Samsung Galaxy Note lll ....

CAMERA
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camera canon

SONY PS4
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Sony PlayStation 3
Sony Playstation 4
The skype address is Bolton, UK, not Invercargill, Southland where this swarthy gentlemen would freeze to death.

This is likely the same guy.
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Post by NathanW » Thu May 14, 2015 7:49 pm

One thing we will expand on is allowing our users to flag an item and having this automatically remove/block ads from the site. You'll see it under our Mark As drop down box on the right hand side.

And, just for a laugh, here is ad you might enjoy: https://postanote.co.nz/personals/women ... VT7xKZ5cUU

Want some Post a Note swag? I've got some stickers made and hopefully some shirts one the way one day. If so, what's your address.

Thanks again, huge scambuster fan now.

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Post by Foggyone » Thu May 14, 2015 8:00 pm

Another Scammer Favourite is cameras.

Brand New Canon EOS 5D Mark III Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm IS Lens

Claims to be in Wellington. Skype says Liverpool, GB. Islamabad here. Take your pick, but in my experience as soon as they start lying, they're scammers.
Description


Brand Canon Eos 111 Camera Eos 5d and many more.

User Guide
Shipping: FedEx and UPS
Delivery time: 2-3days
Minimum order: 1-20Units
Delivery anywhere
We work in 24 hours


only interested buyers should contact us via email at


Contact MAIL: electronicconsultant1@outlook.com
information
information
contact
Name: Aloe Brown
Skype: henanze.smith
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Post by NathanW » Thu May 14, 2015 8:09 pm

I blocked the first user for good. I've got to head to a meeting, and I'll send this to my moderator.

thanks!

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Post by NathanW » Thu May 14, 2015 8:11 pm

One of the differenced with us, is that we tell our users to do everything in person and never send money etc. Which helps, but we still want the site 100% clean. I'm going to talk to my board, and I think we might be able to come up with a way for us to work together moving forward.

Thanks,

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Post by Foggyone » Fri May 15, 2015 7:54 pm

I see the Canon EOS camera scam is still up.

I would draw Postanote's attention to this deleted listing which is obviously the same person (skype address) as well as the similarity of user names.
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Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

Post by NathanW » Fri May 15, 2015 9:27 pm

I just got off the road, I'll get my team on it. We are not only removing them, but our developers are looking at ways to block this type of scams in the future.

Huge thanks again!

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Post by digidog » Fri May 15, 2015 10:29 pm

A small suggestion Nathan. As almost all of these scam are operated from overseas, IP blocking everyone apart from NZ addresses will quickly weed out 90% of these scams.

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Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

Post by NathanW » Sat May 16, 2015 9:51 pm

We did that from the beginning, which means these folks are doing something different. Now, I'm not on the development side (as you might have guessed) so I need to check with them to make sure it is still so. You are correct, building a huge moat around NZ is key to keeping the site clean.

Feel free to alert me from here, but you can now also hit the 'Mark As' button on the side of an ad and it will go directly to our moderator. Will do our best to look at it within the day. But that is not 100% efficient, which is why we are looking at having a system where it automatically goes down when marked as spam, although that can be abused as well when people have personal feuds, etc. Ideally, we would have just reliable people marking ads, which is why I'm hoping to maybe have a more formal relationship with scambusters.

We look at individual ads to evaluate them, where as you have a history and know about specific people, which is valuable to our site.

Is there any one person or persons that look after and organise scambusters? I'm on the road a lot in most NZ cites and towns and would like to take whoever for a coffee if possible to see if there is a way to work together.

Our goal is a 100% clean site, and with all the yahoos in the world, we'll need all the help we can get.

Thanks again,

Nathan

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