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Username: johnbull - Classifieds Buyer Scam

 


Premier sangiro
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May 28, 2006, 3:20 AM
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The following scam has been reported:

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On 26 May 2006 20:46:42 -0000, seanauto001@yahoo.com <seanauto001@yahoo.com > wrote:
Hi,

On 26-May-2006 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 => johnbull

Name => sean

FromEmail => seanauto001@yahoo.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments =>

Hi
i am interested in buying your Complete Systems and i will like you to send the pics and also mail me the general condition of it with the final asking price of it.
pls mail me back so that we can discuss more about it.
Thanks


Click here to read more about these kind of scams.

Remember:

  • 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.
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joanne8293  (D 8293)

May 28, 2006, 6:08 AM
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Re: [sangiro] Username: johnbull - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

The guy listed above by the user name of johnbull, sent me an e mail on the 26th may asking for details on my kit. On checking this person out he has never logged in and has mo personal details on this site. He sent me the exact same e mail as the one above.
I have sent details back to him and today found this to be a SCAM buyer, thanks for the warning.


(This post was edited by joanne8293 on May 28, 2006, 6:13 AM)


klaus933  (C License)

May 28, 2006, 11:45 AM
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I also received the same email from johnbull on May 27th. Thank you for the warning. This scam reporting seems to work well.
Wink
Klaus


haloheath

May 28, 2006, 12:08 PM
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Re: [sangiro] Username: johnbull - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey, I got the same inquiry for johnbull on the 28th of May.
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nnammit  (A License)

May 29, 2006, 9:19 AM
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I got the same email also. So I responded and this is what I got back from him and it seemed kind of shady.:Hello
Thanks you very much for your urgent response, i will like you to mail me the pics, and i have relay it to my client and is very interested in buying it, and i have already explained everything to him about the System and he wants to pay the amount you charged on it

He now requested for your Full Name and Address with your Phone Number so that he can make the check for you.because he is paying with a Money Order OR cashier's check which will easy to cash at your Bank.

And i will also arrange for the shipping agent who will come for the picking up at your house.when the check clears.
thanks for your co-operation


bryanbph  (D 21360)

May 29, 2006, 10:42 AM
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Re: [nnammit] Username: johnbull - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, I'd stay away from this person - I just got the same email(s) as you too: See below:

Hello
Thanks you very much for your urgent response, i have seen the pics, and i have relay it to my client and is very interested in buying it, and i have already explained everything to him about the rig and he wants to pay the amount you charged on it which is $1725.

He now requested for your Full Name and Address with your Phone Number so that he can make the check for you.because he is paying with a Money Order OR cashier's check which will easy to cash at your Bank.

And i will also arrange for the shipping agent who will come for the picking up at your house.when the check clears.
thanks for your co-operation


Premier sangiro
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May 29, 2006, 11:07 AM
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Google the email address seanauto001@yahoo.com


tandemking  (D 16806)

May 29, 2006, 2:48 PM
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I got the same email and reply from whoever this zero is. Karma is a bitch and it will get him. Warn your friends who have stuff for sale! Larry D-16806


N4785frox  (A 48855)

May 30, 2006, 12:07 PM
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Thanks just got the same email.
Scooter


YellowDog  (D 26416)

Jun 12, 2006, 3:10 PM
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Re: [N4785frox] Username: johnbull - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Yup. I got this exact wording as well. Better yet, I also have one of his fraudulent (WAY over the amount) checks. The logo of the bank (Regions Bank, Memphis) is not even current. A bank representative told me today that I should frame it and put it on the wall, as that is about all the satisfaction I will probably receive. There are too many jurisdictions for authorities to get involved, so my energy on this one stops here, except for warning others.



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