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Username: john01 - Classifieds Buyer Scam

 


Premier sangiro
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Jun 30, 2006, 1:10 PM
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Username: john01 - Classifieds Buyer Scam Can't Post

The following scam has been reported:

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----Original Message Follows----

mark_cole145@yahoo.com wrote:

Hi,
On 30-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 => john01

Name => mark

FromEmail => mark_cole145@yahoo.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments => Hi
i am interested in buying your your main canopies 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

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and later...

Thanks you very much for your urgent response, i will like you to send 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 main canopies.

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.


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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nbblood  (D 26355)

Jun 30, 2006, 3:21 PM
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Re: [sangiro] Username: john01 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I got an email from the same address that's about the same.

Here's a copy of the email:

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Username => john01

URL => http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/detail_page.cgi?ID=36688&d=1

Name => mark

FromEmail => mark_cole145@yahoo.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments => Hi
i am interested in buying your your main canopies 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


skybum02  (D 23995)

Jul 1, 2006, 3:24 AM
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Re: [sangiro] Username: john01 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello
Thanks you very much for your urgent response, i will like you to send 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 canopy.

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.


Stephen Freedman <theskybum@yahoo.com> wrote:
Mark,

The price is $600. Good condition. Won't need a re-line for at least 300
jumps. No holes, burns, tears. I would keep it but like a dumbass, I bought
a rig too small and now I'm jumping a 109.

I'll send more picts on Sunday.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: mark_cole145@yahoo.com [mailto:mark_cole145@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 12:23 PM
To: theskybum@yahoo.com
Subject: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad

Hi skybum02,

On 30-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 => john01

URL =>
http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/detail_page.cgi?ID=36497&d=1

Name => mark

FromEmail => mark_cole145@yahoo.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments => Hi
i am interested in buying your your main canopies 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

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If you suspect this is a scam:

1) Visit the Security Forum to see if it has already been reported:
http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?forum=44
2) If not, forward the entire email to abuse@dropzone.com






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cacrinklaw  (D 27666)

Jul 3, 2006, 2:37 PM
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Re: [sangiro] Username: john01 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I received the same exact e-mail yesterday from this guy and and another today requesting my personal info so his client could send me a check that would "be easy to cash at my bank" I told him the canopy was sold and deleted the e-mail.



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