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#1 Fri 13 Apr 07 6:40pm

Carefree

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Looks like a scam to me (not even a real book)

Stumbled across this on Ebay whilst looking for a present for my husband's birthday, and suspect this to be a scam but don't know for sure:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-LATEST-JAMIE- … dZViewItem

Is Jamie Oliver bringing out a book called 'Naked Chef 2'? More to the point, is it legal to sell ebooks before their hard copies are published?

Wishing everyone well smile

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#2 Fri 13 Apr 07 9:00pm

gregandjanine

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Re: Looks like a scam to me (not even a real book)

Yeah It is a fake...

This needs to be reported to Jamie's office... Bob and others...

It also needs to be reported to Ebay...

What we have found out is it is compilation of recipes from Jamie's other books put together in a scam email. It was this scam that bought me to this site... and now I get recipes directly from this site, and also from valued and trusted members of this forum.

Appropriate consequences and sanctions need to take place here

I have reported this thread to Bob and the rest of the crew. I have also made  a report on Ebay and forwarded that report to Bob and the team.

thanks,
Janine

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#3 Sat 14 Apr 07 3:50am

The White Rabbit

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Re: Looks like a scam to me (not even a real book)

How many years has this being going? It started it's life as a hoax email at least 5 years ago. Basically some sad idiot had typed out some recipes from Jamie's second book (The return of the naked chef, aka naked chef takes off) a few months after it was released and before the next book was released and the email tried to pass it off new recipes with some silly story about a disgruntled person at the publisher. See link below for this and other urban legend/bullshit email debunking.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/nakedchef.asp

Honestly, if anyone is stupid enough to buy something like that then they deserve to lose their money.

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#4 Sat 14 Apr 07 10:27am

gregandjanine

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Re: Looks like a scam to me (not even a real book)

yeah - that's true.

Janine

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#5 Sat 14 Apr 07 12:02pm

Carefree

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Re: Looks like a scam to me (not even a real book)

gregandjanine wrote:

I have reported this thread to Bob and the rest of the crew. I have also made  a report on Ebay and forwarded that report to Bob and the team.

It looked like a scam to me but I wasn't sure and didn't want to report it until I was positive. Pleased that someone here knew and has taken the initiative big_smile

Let's hope the listing is taken down now -- although I get the feeling that unless it's someone like Microsoft jumping on Ebay, they're not all that fast to remove listings like this one.

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#6 Sat 14 Apr 07 12:17pm

frizz1974

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Re: Looks like a scam to me (not even a real book)

Janine, I was actually given a printed copy of this by a family member who thought I would love it. When I got home I checked it out & there are numerous mistakes in it to boot. whistle

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#7 Sat 14 Apr 07 4:29pm

mummza

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Re: Looks like a scam to me (not even a real book)

I looked the ebay link and decided to ask the seller a question,
I asked  it the book was 'for real' of the book and questioned that the photo is an old one.

                      ....THIS IS THE REPLY THAT I RECEIVED.......
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Positive feedback: 100%
Member since: 09-Aug-06
Location: West Sussex, United Kingdom
Registered on: www.ebay.co.uk


Item: *** THE LATEST JAMIE OLIVER COOK BOOK NAKED CHEF 2 *** (290104130325) 
This message was sent while the listing was active.
rickyg01403 is the seller.



yes it is for real. this book is not out yet, thats why you cant buy it anywhere else yet, it is due to come out at some point this year.

see this link for all of his old books, what makes you say the picture is old?

https://shop.jamieoliver.com/JamiesBook … kshop.jsp#

see... you cant even buy it on his own website yet. at the end of the day its only £1.99 and its worth it.

thanks

richard
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Details for item number: 290104130325
Item title: *** THE LATEST JAMIE OLIVER COOK BOOK NAKED CHEF 2 ***
Item URL: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? … L:RTQ:UK:1
End date:  Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2007 13:35:26 BST

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I have bought a copy to send directly on to mission control. ( if I can manage such a complicated computer skill!! , I am getting a bit ahead of myself I think as I have only just learned to cut and paste lol

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#8 Sat 14 Apr 07 4:52pm

ellboy

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Re: Looks like a scam to me (not even a real book)

i think its more than a bit cheeky, its well out of order.

el.

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#9 Sun 15 Apr 07 12:23pm

gregandjanine

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Re: Looks like a scam to me (not even a real book)

Whilst I agree with you whole heartedly White Rabbit

I didn't know this hoax was in existence until I came on this site to check it out about a year ago..... It was sent to me in an email...  I thought it was odd when I found out about it.  It was only after I received a similar response from members, that I realised it was a hoax.

I think the person on Ebay has a hide to try and earn money from something that is fraud..... The reason why I have reported the matter to both Jamie's office and also to Ebay.

Janine

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#10 Mon 16 Apr 07 12:03pm

Katja

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Re: Looks like a scam to me (not even a real book)

Im suprised that one person can get himself to do such a thing and not think we notice it and pass it on to the JO crew?  roll

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