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Username: timchris - Classifieds Buyer Scam


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Sep 13, 2007, 3:34 AM
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The following scam has been reported:


----- Original Message -----
From: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 3:39 AM
Subject: Classifieds - Response to your Ad


On 13-Sep-2007 someone submitted their contact information in response to
your ad in the Classifieds. Please reply to this email to
contact the person directly.

Username => timchris

Name => fred

FromEmail =>

City =>

Country =>

Comments => Hello,
Im Fred by name,I came accross your contact details through web directory
concerning the used main canopies you have for sale and im highly interested
in purchasing it.I will like to know all the details about the item before
proceeding with the payment.....

1. How long have you owned it?
2. Why are you selling it?
3. Last Price?
4. Any avaliable photo?

So, your swift response to these required information would be highly
entertained before proceeding to the next stage. The method of payment is
money order or cashier Cheque. Kin dly email back to ,
if it's still forsale. Hope to hearfrom you asap.

Click here to read more about these kind of scams.


  • 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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