Dec 2, 2008, 6:23 AM
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Username: lewisanderson -- Classified Buyer Scam
> Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 16:43:42 +0000 > From: email@example.com > Subject: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad > On 28-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 => lewisanderson > > Name => lewis > > FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org > > City => bilbao > > Country => spain > > Comments => Hello, > I am an agent interested in immediate purchase of your item.After several consideration over the advert placed on the website,my client has really shown interest in it and would really want to issue the payment in form of Cheque and how much is the last price.Will you be accepting a Cheque? The check that will be drawn by my client would include the cost for shipping this item to my client and my commission would be included on the same Cheque.We shall solely be responsible for the shipments of the item. Please contact me asap 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, > lewis andeson
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.