The following scam has been reported and this username has been disabled:
-----Original Message----- From: Benita Herber [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:44 AM To: Subject: Javelin OJ - $850
hello I am Benita Herber,i just saw ur advert on the web and i am intrested in buyin ur (Javelin OJ - $850)can i know more about it and the picture? i am based in the U K but presently in West Africa on a Unicef fund rasing assignment i am willin to pay ... $850 and i will be responsible for the shipment and pick up to my destination get back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if my offer is acceptable by you . Benita. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
DO NOT do business with anyone who offers to send you payment for a higher amount than your selling price with the understanding that you'll send back the balance.
Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be acting on behalf of a "client" or another "customer".
Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be from Nigeria or West Africa
If you agree to accept a check payment, then do not send anything, gear or "change" before the check cleared. And be careful, if you manage to clear a fraudulent check then you may be liable for the damages if the bank finds out later. Make sure your bank authenticates the check.
If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is.
Hello, Thanks for getting back to me,Like i said earlier i am presently in the Western africa .there won't be any probs about the shipment,after payment ,the pick up will be made at your place. i have made arrangements with the prepaid shipping company. As regards payment,this is what i am going to do.I have a client who is owing me $3,900 i would instruct him to makeout a certified check/Money Order to you in that amount and as soon as it clears your bank. you can now deduct your money from it and send me my balance via western union ,i will be using part of the money to pay for the shipping and other expenses ..Although the value of the check is more than the asking price but i think i should be able to trust you with my balance. So if my terms are acceptable to you,i would like you to give me your full name,address and phone number so that i can instruct my client to make out the check to you. Pls get back to me as soon as you get this mail so that we can round things up in a timely fashion. Thanks in this regard Benita.
my question is, what exactly is the "scam?" if a person receives the certified bank check, clears it, ensures that the monetary transaction is complete before the equipment is boxed for shipment, then what are the reprocussions for the sale?
Lots of time the "check" will initially clear then only after a week or more will the bank get notice that the "check" bounced. Then you get deducted the money from your account plus fees and you sent the gear away.
If someone is asking for excess money with the transaction... walk away.
I was just almost scammed by the same person(s) with the same technique. I stopped the scammed after becoming suspecious on their wanting to rush me to send the "extra" money to them immediately. I was told the check amount would be $2900 however, I received a check today for $4900. I did a search on the Internet concerning this user and found the same scam was going on with other people. Thanks for those who posted with this warning, it helped me out and I appreciate it. I hope they get these crooks.
Here is a copy of the email from these scam artists, they are a bunch of crooks and they tried to scam me but I was able to stop them from ripping me off by reading the previous posts from other users on Dropzone.com. Thanks. ----------------------------- On 7-Sep-2005 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.
Comments => hello I am Benita Herber,i just saw ur advert on the web and i am intrested in buyin ur (r-Max+ 228 - $700)can i know more about it and the picture? i am based in the U K but presently in West Africa on a Unicef fund rasing assignment i am willin to pay ... $700 and i will be responsible for the shipment and pick up to my destination get back to me at email@example.com if my offer is acceptable by you . Benita.
This benita Herber tried to scam me just this past weekend. Same story ....mailed me a check for $4900 and I only wanted $1300....then he said he wanted me to western union him the remainder. I was really taken back by this. Anyway...friends of mine ran his IP address and we found out he lives in Sunnydale Calif. ..This idiot then tried to send me a false letter from his Barrister John Smith......Im just happy I did not deposit this cashiers check!! PayPal is the way to go