Dec 2, 2008, 6:15 AM
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Username: petechurch -- Classified Buyer Scam
> On 14-Oct-2008 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 => petechurch > > Name => pete church > > FromEmail => email@example.com > > City => manchester > > Country => united kingdom > > Comments => Hello, > I am interested in immediate purchase of your item.After several consideration > over the advert placed on the website,i have really shown interest in it and > would really want to issue the payment in form of a money order and what is > the last price,can i see some more pictures.Will you be accepting money > order?The money order that will be drawn by me would include the cost for > shipping this item to me.I shall solely be responsible for the shipments of > the item. Please contact me asap via email for futher questionings as regards > to this transaction if you really show willingness in selling this item > asap.Thank You and I am expecting your response asap > Regards, > Pete Church
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.