----- Original Message ----- From: <email@example.com> To: Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 8:03 PM Subject: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad
On 12-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 => skyscott
Name => Dennis
FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments => i will like to make enquiry about your item if it is still avialable for sale and the total asking price for it.i am much intrested in it and am willing to make payment as soon as your asking price is ok by me.i will also be making my payment via a certified check and get back to me via my private email address email@example.com with the asking price for the item and if my mode of payment is accepted so we can proceed to the payment.looking forward to doing business with you.
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.
Interesting. I got an inquiry from someone with the username skyscott but the name and e-mail address were different. The overall message was much shorter too than the scam messages. I sent some info back but haven't heard anything else as yet.
Your best bet for something like this is to play along with the assclown who is trying the scam. Give them your address, etc...have them send a check...which of course will be great than the original amount, then bring the check to your bank and explain it's a fake counterfeit check. This should help in tracking down these douchebags. Get a real job man...hahah People never cease to amaze me.