I'm curious as to what he can accomplish with just that information as well. I decided to play along, and he's all the way as to saying payment is on it's way. I know it's a scam based on how many people he has contacted with the same spiel, but I've yet to see where he's going to profit from this.
Here are the emails back and forth.
Hello, How are you today? just want to let you know that the payment has been made out to you today on your name and address which you provided me and you will receive it by Weekend or Next week so please get back to me as soon as you get it....So i can email you my DHL label which carries the the DHL account for the shipping and i will also call DHL to come for the pick up of the item in your location as soon as the payment cleared.
So i would like you to remove the advert from the website & consider it SOLD. Expecting your payment soonest.
--- On Tue, 23/6/09, David Billings <email@example.com> wrote:
From: David Billings <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Response to your Ad To: "Alexander Bishopp" <email@example.com> Date: Tuesday, 23 June, 2009, 7:13 PM
Ok, I can sell you the Container, Reserve and the Samurai 135 for $2300.00.
If you want to send a Money Order, it needs to be drawn on a US bank. I will need to hold the shipping until it clears our account. Make the Money Order out to Mile Hi Skydiving. You can send it to:
Mile Hi Skydiving Attn: David Billings 229 Airport Rd, Hanger 34G Longmont, CO 80503
I prefer if you use paypal to make the payment though. It's instant and I can ship it out immediately. You can go to www.paypal.com to set up an account and make the payment. My payment address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can be reached at this email adress or by phone at 303-702-9911 during the day.
Let me know what you would like to do.
David Billings Mile Hi Skydiving 303-702-9911
> Hello, > > > Thanks for your swift response, I'm so glad to hear from you and > would say that am really interested in buying the (Container), and i will > be happy if you can sell it to me because my son has been troubling me > because to buy it for him, he use it in Australian so i am getting it > for him. i have a Dhl account for shipping pakages and with that i will > use to ship it down to my Location. > > > > > > Pls kindly get back with your final asking price and i will be glad > to issue out the payment to you which will be in Money order/check for > the payment. If you are okay with my arrangement,pls kindly get back to > me with the folloowing detail's > > > > > > NAME: > > > ADDRESS: > > > ZIPCODE: > > FINAL PRICE: > > > MOBILE NUMBER: > > > > > > I await your response soon, Thank's and GOD bless you and youir family. > > > Regards, > > --- On Tue, 23/6/09, David Billings <email@example.com> wrote: > > From: David Billings <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: Re: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad > To: email@example.com > Date: Tuesday, 23 June, 2009, 5:13 PM > > It is still available. It's in excellent condition. I'm asking $1000 + > Shipping. If you are interested let me know. For overseas transaction I > require payment by paypal. I will need your address to figure shipping. > > David Billings > Mile Hi Skydiving > 303-702-9911 > >> Hi dsbbreck, >> >> On 23-Jun-2009 someone submitted their contact information in response >> to >> your ad in the Dropzone.com Classifieds. Please reply to this email to >> contact the person directly. >> >> Username => beejay >> >> URL => >> http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/detail_page.cgi?ID=78701&d=1 >> >> Name => Mark >> >> FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org >> >> City => >> >> Country => >> >> Comments => I can accross your Container and i just want to confirm if >> you >> still have it available, and if you do please kindly get back to me with >> the price and the present condition >> >> Mark >> +447732521892 >> email@example.com >> >> ----------------- >> If you suspect this is a scam: >> >> 1) Visit the Security Forum to see if it has already been reported: >> http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?forum=44 >> 2) If not, forward the entire email to firstname.lastname@example.org >> > > > > > >
how it works is they send you a forged Money order (usally western union) so when you cash it with your bank it will initally clear, so you'll send the item. The bank will notice the fraud a few days later and guess who's responsable.....you. Not Cool.
Is there some way to get this guy? I am playing along with him at this point also. His profile shows he has never logged in.
I am trying (in a friendly way) to get him to give me more information, but like everyone else in here has stated, he stops with "the payment has been made out to you".
I am wondering if we do get these "fraudulent money orders" can we do anything to stop him from trying this in other forums? Possibly inform the authorities? (I actually just laughed at myself for typing that!)
i am waiting for this fools cheque as well. i was thinking of playing along and asking him for his return address that i can send the refund cheque to him. then calling the bank or western union or whatever cheque he is faking and seeing if they want to try and catch him. problem is he may be reading this thread now. From what i have read he has no interest in what you are selling so no one will ever come to pick it up.
Far out! What a dodgey dude, I just got emails from him aswell!!
youve got to give it to him though, he's persistent.
I think i would get sick of not getting anythin from people.
But a guy where I work a few weeks ago sent off $5000 through western union for a car, then the guy said his wife wanted more and to send him another $3000. he didnt, but obviously never saw the $5k again. We didnt know about it until after he sent the money through.
this fool think I'll send him 3000 € really funny conversation by e-mail, i already sended all materials to Interpol. maybe they will stop him asap for info: Permanent TSB - Bank Drafts be careful blue sky canopy is more than two days sold to serious buyer
(This post was edited by whoops on Jul 2, 2009, 4:20 PM)
Thanks for the your prompt response and the information has been forwarded to my associates, But he confirmed to me that payment has be mailed out to you via courier service and i will get back to you with tracking number soon.
Amount on check is $8,500, including freighter's funds and as soon as you get the check, All you need do, go ahead and deposit it and let me know when funds will be available in your account and please do get all the paper work's intact for and get it ready for shipment.
I hope this is okay by you? once again i will get back to you with the tracking number for the payment.
Thanks once again for your understanding act,
Regards. David Mark
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:13:37 -0400
You'll be surprise how good this deal his. It's really a steal!