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Username: saheed01 -- Classified Buyer Scam



Feb 5, 2009, 6:58 AM
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Same story. Similar format and wording. Previous warnings in existence.

> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 13:19:38 +0000
> From:
> Subject: Classifieds - Response to your Ad

> On 5-Feb-2009 someone submitted their contact information in response to your ad in the Classifieds. Please reply to this email to contact the person directly.
> Username => saheed01
> Name => micheal
> FromEmail =>
> City => C A
> Country => usa
> Comments =>
> Hello, I'm joe micheal by name ,I came ac cross your contact details through web directory concerning your item online you have for sale and im highly interested in purchasing it.I will like to know all the details about the thing before proceeding with the payment..... 1.
> 1.How long have you owned it?
> 2.. Why are you selling it?
> 3. Asking Price? 4.
> Any available photo?
> So, your swift response to these required information would be highly entertained before proceeding to the next stage Kindly email back, if its still for sale.
> Hope to hear from you soon .do not forget to tell me the final price of it.......... ... Regards..joe

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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