Note: This individual is using names of actual skydivers that he's harvesting from the forums. This is obviously not Bill Cole...
The following scam has been reported:
--- email@example.com wrote:
Date: 28 Nov 2005 11:45:19 -0000 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad To:
On 28-Nov-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'm using this medium to make enquiry on your Complete Systems ,i will like you to get back to me ASAP. so that we can discusson the payment of the items. Also i will like you to include the pics if available.Also include the final asking pri! ce. thanks so much for your co operation.Urgent response needed Regards
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.
This username has been disabled.
(This post was edited by sangiro on Nov 28, 2005, 11:35 AM)
For everyone's information, I received this exact same email in response to my classified. I will ignore any future correspondence from this individual, and now I feel like an idiot for responding to it.