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Username: derossi003 - Classifieds Buyer Scam


Premier sangiro
Head Honcho
Dec 20, 2007, 1:56 AM
Post #1 of 2 (2577 views)
Username: derossi003 - Classifieds Buyer Scam Can't Post

The following scam has been reported:

----- Original Message -----

On 9-Dec-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 => derossi003

Name => Philip Sidney

FromEmail =>

City => Aberdeen

Country => Scotland

Comments => Hello
My name is Mr Philip Sidney .
I''m really interested in your Containers and i will like to know if
you still have it for sale.What is your last price of selling and the
state of condition of the item ? Send pics if also avilable for proper
viewing and i would be very glad if you can get it sold to me.Preffered
method of payment is United State Certified Bank Cashier or MoneyOrder
Cheque ? which would CLEAR in your bank account within 1 to 2 working
days.Kindly email me back to ( if it's still for

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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verticalflyer  (D 11313)

Dec 21, 2007, 5:14 AM
Post #2 of 2 (2435 views)
Re: [sangiro] Username: derossi003 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post


This guy contacted me 2 weeks ago, I ran a search against the payment method and immediately hit scam warnings, all sounded dodgy from start. If selling outside my DZ I alwasy ask for refernce from there DZ and talk to DZ to confirm they are real and also get local rigger to check gear.



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