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Username: JKlanding - Classifieds Buyer Scam

 


Premier sangiro
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Jun 5, 2006, 5:03 AM
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The following scam has been reported:

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----Original Message Follows----
From: jkagro065@yahoo.co.uk
To:
Subject: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad
Date: 5 Jun 2006 08:24:35 -0000

Hi,

On 5-Jun-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 => JKlanding

Name => John

FromEmail => jkagro065@yahoo.co.uk

City => Paddington

Country => UK

Comments => Hello
i just saw ur advert on the web and i am intrested in
buing your( GTI ) i am based in the uk but presently in west africa on a
business trip i am willing to pay ... $600 and i will be responsible for the
shipment and pick up to my destination get back to me at
jkagro065@yahoo.co.uk if my offer is acceptable by you .
John.


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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bryanbph  (D 21360)

Jun 5, 2006, 8:28 AM
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Re: [sangiro] Username: JKlanding - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, I got the same message today on some gear I'm selling. I simply deleted the message.


Hayfield  (C 36234)

Jun 5, 2006, 9:23 PM
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Re: [sangiro] Username: JKlanding - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I got a bite from this guy on my pd reserve ad yesterday or so. The West Africa part seemed suspicious...


skyedivr  (D 28054)

Jun 6, 2006, 5:36 AM
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Re: [sangiro] Username: JKlanding - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

he ran this on my friend also.
of course bottom to top email style.

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Negative. I will accept the amount for the rig ONLY. I will not be accepting 3,100 from you to give you back the remainder. Payment can be made through PayPal as I instructed you. I have given my terms, I will accept your changing them to mean you do not accept.



On 6/5/06, John Keller <jkagro065@yahoo.co.uk > wrote:
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 in the US who is owing me $3,100 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
John.

Cowboy wrote:
Full payment is required before shipping, and you will cover all shipping and customs expenses to Africa. I will assume your offer is real when $1300 is sent, and cleared, in my Paypal account. If there is more than $100 cost in shipping, I expect you to send that payment as well. If it is less to ship than that, i will send you back the difference. Please send me a shipping address with your payment...my email address for the Paypal payment is *******

Blue Skies,
Cowboy

He was denied


jumpjunkie  (D 24376)

Jun 12, 2006, 6:34 PM
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Re: [sangiro] Username: JKlanding - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Same here. Think he is blanket emailing the entire For Sale Forum.


caspar  (A 105169)

Jun 13, 2006, 1:43 AM
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Re: [jumpjunkie] Username: JKlanding - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

im quite up for some scam baiting and having a little fun. is it ok if i have some fun e-mailing jkagro065@yahoo.co.uk ??


(This post was edited by caspar on Jun 13, 2006, 1:43 AM)


erakis  (B 29125)

Jun 18, 2006, 6:46 AM
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Re: [caspar] Username: JKlanding - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm sure this is old news to some people. but I found this on the state departments website

http://www.state.gov/www/regions/africa/naffpub.pdf



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