The following scam has been reported and this username has been disabled:
--- john withfield <firstname.lastname@example.org:
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 06:55:45 -0700 (PDT) From: john withfield <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad To:
On 30-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.
Name =john withfield
Comments =Goodday, am writting to you in respect of the ads i saw about your Cobalt 135, DOM 2000. Am intrested in purchasing it. please send me the pix of the Cobalt 135, DOM 2000. also may i know your final asking price and your preferable modes of payment. Thank you
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.