Payment Request, is it real???

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Payment Request, is it real???

Postby alby » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:50 am

With so much internet fraud, one gets suspicious of any request for money transfer. I just received an email from t.ludyga(at)poczta.fm, the .fm is country code for Federated States of Micronesia, and I got it in my junk mail, so I am not sure if it’s fraudulent or not.
The email provided the cost of procedure with 4 night stay in a 4 star hotel and procedures.
Has anyone wired money by this kind of request? Or whoever has gone there paid it over there? I have already arranged for my hotel stay, and I was planning to pay by credit card right on the spot. This could very well be a legitimate email but as I said, with so much fraud one can’t be so sure. Could whoever had such experience say something?
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Postby babiezuique » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:02 am

Nobody never talked about the team Lugya Simka asking for payment....Dont touch this:(
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Postby Anecdote » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:06 am

I'm afraid that this might answer your query:

http://www.dot.fm/query_whois.cfm

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Postby greyman » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:12 am

Seems like a hoax. poczta.fm is a popular Polish free e-mail provider and I believe that Dr. Ludyga would have @euromedic.com.pl. If you haven't had the procedure yet they should not ask for any money.
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Re: Payment Request, is it real???

Postby ErikaSlovakia » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:18 am

alby wrote:With so much internet fraud, one gets suspicious of any request for money transfer. I just received an email from t.ludyga(at)poczta.fm, the .fm is country code for Federated States of Micronesia, and I got it in my junk mail, so I am not sure if it’s fraudulent or not.
The email provided the cost of procedure with 4 night stay in a 4 star hotel and procedures.
Has anyone wired money by this kind of request? Or whoever has gone there paid it over there? I have already arranged for my hotel stay, and I was planning to pay by credit card right on the spot. This could very well be a legitimate email but as I said, with so much fraud one can’t be so sure. Could whoever had such experience say something?

Hi alby!
Do not touch it. Do not pay anything in advance. Pay just in Poland!
Erika
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- Nov.3,09: one stent in the left jug. vein in Katowice, Poland, LDN, never on DMDs
- Jan. 19, 11: control venography in Katowice - negative but I feel worse
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Postby dunkempt » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:23 am

Seems like a hoax. poczta.fm is a popular Polish free e-mail provider and I believe that Dr. Ludyga would have @euromedic.com.pl. If you haven't had the procedure yet they should not ask for any money.


Although if a hoax (and obviously treat it as such until you know better), someone needs to tighten up their security. Someone got Alby's email address, knew who he was contacting and why, understood about how much to ask for, etc..

Maybe forward it to Dr L's known legitimate e-mail address and ask if they know what this is. If it's not legit, they have a problem.

(On the other hand, if Micronesia has a clinic offering Liberation treatment now too, woo-hoo!)

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Postby alby » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:30 am

i will not respond to this request obviously and when i am there i will talk to them about this.
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Postby LR1234 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:17 pm

Doesn't it make you just so angry that people have got hold of Dr Ludyga's name and trying to get money out of people desperate to have the procedure??? :evil:

No payment is asked for up front, so if anyone is asking for money upfront before treatment Ignore IT!
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Postby greyman » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:39 pm

One more thing about the Micronesia issue.
In this particular case fm stands for frequency modulation. Really.
In Poland many radio stations have 'FM' in their names and poczta.fm internet domain belongs to one of those stations.
They registered it in Micronesia to make it look cool. Mystery solved:).
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Postby wonky1 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:53 pm

That is definitely his correct email address. He hand wrote it and gave it to me.
Sounds like a quote to me.
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interesting

Postby alby » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:53 pm

didn't think that way, but you are so right, .fm for FM station. that's cool, for a FM station only.
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Postby Becia » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:19 pm

Hello everyone,


I'm a new member to this forum but I have been reading threads here for a while. my first email to dr Ludyga was under this address t.ludyga@poczta.fm , he replied in the beginning of january and asked me to wait for his email with the date of tests and procedure. i am still waiting but two weeks ago he sent me another email that they try organise procedure dates for many people for next few months and in next email he will confirm when will be my "day". i dont think is fraudulent but be carefull. i am waiting for his email day and night.
Guys, how long did you wait for the date of the procedure?
this email address i got from the reception of Euromedic in december so... is really hard to say. hope is not fraudulent

take care
Becia

ps by the way i am polish , live in Melbourne, i can translate polish if you need but my english is not "that good" :D like someone said about someone who was not native english speker
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thank you for your offer

Postby alby » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:44 pm

i'm sure everyone appreciates it.
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Postby Richardk » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:47 pm

I also received an email from Tomasz Ludyga today, noting an increase in fees, part of accomodation and transportation included, as well as asking for costs up front....what's peculiar is that it asks for the dates I will be in Poland in order to book the hotel, whereas all I know is that the procedure is sometime in August...unless proven to the contrary it appears genuine...I have responded asking for exact dates of my procedure
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Scam?

Postby fiddler » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:00 pm

Folks, this sounds VERY fishy, for a lot of reasons. Could a Polish-speaking person contact the clinic by phone (make sure it isn't a hoax number!) and find out what is going on - and let people on this thread know? This sounds like a carefully orchestrated scam to me, and the clinic shouldn't mind if we check things out.
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