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 guy is indefatigable, thanks to Sangiro for disabling his account. Yesterday I got this by email:
From: BANKOLE TUNDE <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subj: GET BACK TO ME - Response to your Ad Date: 29.5. 2007, 12:48 Thanks for the response. I would like to inform you that i have a client that would be sending a BANK CHECK for the payment of the item as presented on the website that the item is very much in good condition so i would belief i can trust you and more so before any payment can done i would want you to send me your full name and address as requested below so as to send to you the payment and as soon as it cleared in your bank then we can talk about the shipping and the exchange of document. PAYMENT INFORMATION:
(5). Last Price...........? However, when i have this information i would send them to my client and he would send you a BANK CHECK for the payment of the including my commision as the buying agent and the shipping fund as well. Also i would want you to understand that the BANK CHECK would get to your address in at least 3-4 working days. Hope to hear from you soon MR. BANKOLE TUNDE (+44)07023050268
(This post was edited by stefka on May 30, 2007, 8:30 AM)