From: email@example.com To: Subject: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad Date: 11 Aug 2007 04:15:36 -0000
On 10-Aug-2007 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 = drbolawillibo
Name = Dennis
FromEmail = firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments = Am using this medium to make enquiry about ur item if it is still avaliable for sale and the total asking price for it.i am willing to make payment has soon as the asking price is ok by me and i will be making my payment via a certified cheque ,so let me know if my mode of payment is acceptable together with the asking price,u can get back to me thru my email address.....email@example.com
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 just got the following email from the same user:
" I am ok with your asking price which is $2000 and am ready to add $200 to it making $2,200 am going to pay for the item.i will make the shipment myself via my shipper,he will be the one to come and pick up the item from you after the payment has been made to you.i will also be making my payment via a certified check,so get back to me if my mode of payment is accepted and we can proceed on this transaction.Looking forward to doing business with you."