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Username: kells45 - Classifieds Buyer Scam

 


psmarais
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Oct 9, 2009, 2:16 AM
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On 8-Oct-2009 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 => kells45

URL =>

Name => kelly

FromEmail => kellyroberts84@yahoo.com

City => murcia

Country => spain

Comments => Hello i have a client thats interested in the purchase of the
Spectre 135
need to know the final price of it or if you can let go for$1000 and would love to see more pics if available thanks

Kelly


Toasted_Cracker  (A 57883)

Oct 9, 2009, 2:49 PM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: kells45 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't get it? What in this email looks like a scam???


funfall  (C 1)

Oct 9, 2009, 3:01 PM
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Re: [Toasted_Cracker] Username: kells45 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Some of the language is similar to that used in previous scams. Maybe the OP knows more than that. I'd rather not be more specific, to avoid giving helpful tips to the scammer. (Fortunately, they haven't changed style much during recent years.)


monkycndo  (D License)

Oct 9, 2009, 3:16 PM
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Re: [Toasted_Cracker] Username: kells45 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

No info in user profile, never logged in = first red flags.

When the buyer has a "client", good bet buyer is a scammer.

Look at all the other warning threads listed below and you will notice the pattern.

Sends you check with extra money asking you to cash it and send extra cash back to him. If they want money by Western Union, you have a scammer. By the time the bank realizes check is bad, you are out the cash and hopefully haven't actually sent goods. Or you are out money and your property. If they will take care of shipping by having their shipper pick up gear. Scammer.

All of this is SOP for scammers.


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Oct 9, 2009, 5:00 PM
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Re: [Toasted_Cracker] Username: kells45 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
I don't get it? What in this email looks like a scam???

It just smells bad.

Like Monkeycndo suggested, look around in this forum and you'll see that these are all pretty similar.

The classified section has short articles on Buyer and Seller scams.

Lots of people have bought and sold gear successfully on here, but you have to excercise common sense and a bit of caution.

Real buyers and sellers usually understand this and will provide references or allow an escrow deal (Search "Riggers as escrow" for more info on this process).


wizard421  (D 25656)

Oct 10, 2009, 9:00 PM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: kells45 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah I got same email, and gave alternate address , just my name whick is in my profile obviously, then, my suspisions came true when I saw this



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