Nov 14, 2012, 12:18 AM
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Username: zukunise - Classifieds Seller Scam
The following user has been reported by several users as a scammer. The user put up an ad over the past few days which was copied from another website. Attached is an image screenshot of the ad in question prior to its removal.
PLEASE NOTE: The ads are often generic and copied and pasted from other legitimate ads, but the price will be too good to be true, and like they say - when it seems to be, it probably is.
Do not do business with the following username:
Ad: Sidewinder,Sabre 210,PD 176R,Cypres 2
Sidewinder DOM 6/06 with 80 jumps, mini 3ring, BOC, excellent shape. Sabre 210 DOM 10/05 with 80 jumps Colours: Blk, Royal, Fl. Blue, N.Green, N.Yellow, N.Green, Fl. Blue, Royal, Blk. Collapsible main pilot chute, double kill lines on slider. PD 176R DOM 10/05 with 0 jumps Cypres 2, DOM 06/2010 Comes with all manuals and gearbag. I'm selling all my skydiving equipment to pursue other interests.
This user is using a scam that is increasing in popularity on sales websites throughout the internet, where they will copy and paste a legitimate advert from another website so that the wording sounds as though it is really a skydiver, making it very difficult to decipher whether the user is legitimate or not.
We highly recommend attempting to ask questions that are difficult for scammers to answer relating to their item, that they could not know from copy and pasting. If there is any doubt as to whether the seller is legitimate or not, we also recommend considering asking them to work the sale through their dropzone.
We ask you to remain vigilant when it comes to online purchases.