-------Original Message------- Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 07:52:39 +0000 From: email@example.com Subject: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad To:
On 7-Oct-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.
Name =Xenile Jason
Comments =Hi my name is Xenile i'm from Dagenham UK, i am emailin you to know what is the condition of your (Space 170) and also is the $700 placed on it a fixed price ? i will be responsible for the Shipping so can i pay $690 ? if there is any more picture i wouldn't mind to have them. kindly get back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional informations Thanks Xenile.
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.
indeed, i see nothing that makes this even remotely like a scam..the guy just asked if he could get 10 bucks off to balance the shipping cost....shessshhh guess i should stop asking people to negotiate their prices before im called a scam
Comments => Hi my name is Xenile i'm from Dagenham UK, i am emailin you to know what is the condition of your (Complete Rig) and also is the $1700 placed on it a fixed price ? i will be responsible for the Shipping so can i pay $1690 ? if there is any more picture i wouldn't mind to have them. kindly get back to me at email@example.com with any additional informations Thanks Xenile.
This is definitely a scam. I have the same emails and he wanted to send excess money to have me forward to the shipper. He sent me 4 money orders that were $990 each. The post office said they were fake and took them. Lucky for me I didnt send out the rig so I am out nothing. If they were to cash them when they figured out they were fake they would have come after me and I would have been out of a rig and $4k. By the way I am selling the rig for $1300 and he sent me $3960.