-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 1:31 AM To: Subject: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad
On 30-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.
Username => joelineskie
Name => Joeline
FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org
City => Berkshire
Country => U K
Comments => hello i just saw ur advert on the web and i will like to buy ur ( Racer/Diablo 190 like new/PD 193 Reserve - $1200) i am based in U K but presently in Western Africa on a skydiving vacation and Business vacation i am willing to pay ... $1200 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 . Joeline.
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.
I got a bunch of emails from this person trying to buy my rig. Beware they will also tell you their sister is sick and then a couple emails later tell their sister died and they need the balance of their money ASAP.
Well it looks like this individual is a busy person. He contacted me as well using the same scam. Everyone who has been contacted by this person or any other should report it to www.ic3.gov. This is a government web site to report any fraudulant activity.