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psmarais
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Oct 29, 2009, 11:25 PM
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Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam Can't Post

Hi,

On 29-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 => sonny001

URL =>

Name => Jim

FromEmail => jim.lawson82@yahoo.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments => Morning,
Writing to confirm if you have the container, Do get intouch with the
price and the condition.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon


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eightate8at8  (A License)

Oct 29, 2009, 11:36 PM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Same thing to me concerning a canopy


lukabas

Oct 30, 2009, 6:22 AM
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Re: [eightate8at8] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I dont think so because he bought container through paypal and i got my money


laba1095  (D License)

Oct 30, 2009, 6:48 AM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Funny how i got this email in my spam folder. Sounds a little like the one above.

On 30-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 => lukabas

URL => http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/detail_page.cgi?ID=81314&d=1

Name => Simon

FromEmail => millssimon71@yahoo.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments => Morning,
Writing to confirm if you have the Main Canopy, Do get intouch with the price and the condition.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon


rpersi  (D 22042)

Oct 30, 2009, 10:54 AM
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Re: [lukabas] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
I dont think so because he bought container through paypal and i got my money

Funny how you just registered last week. I got the exact same e-mail from Sonny on both my listings.


dragon2  (D 101989)

Oct 30, 2009, 11:01 AM
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Re: [rpersi] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
In reply to:
I dont think so because he bought container through paypal and i got my money

Funny how you just registered last week. I got the exact same e-mail from Sonny on both my listings.

And REAL funny I just got a similar email from someone with the username Lukabas Crazy


guywalker819

Oct 30, 2009, 11:54 AM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I got the same email regarding my container. Stupid scam just waisting people's time. What is this person getting out of it?


monkycndo  (D License)

Oct 30, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Re: [dragon2] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

You got to love a scammer defending himself using a different screen name.

Quote:
I dont think so because he bought container through paypal and i got my money
So .........."I trust me, so should you."

Ya, right.Crazy


zenmama  (C 1220)

Oct 30, 2009, 2:46 PM
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Re: [monkycndo] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

We just got an email from each of them in my spam folder...not in that much of hurry to sell the gear lol.


Andrews  (C 3307)

Oct 30, 2009, 3:54 PM
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Re: [zenmama] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Just got the same email guys

Name => Simon

FromEmail => millssimon71@yahoo.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments => Morning,
Writing to confirm if you have the Main Canopy, Do get intouch with the price and the condition.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon


Hooper14  (A 53593)

Oct 30, 2009, 7:37 PM
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Re: [Andrews] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

same email also


linestretch  (D 21060)

Oct 31, 2009, 8:45 AM
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Re: [Hooper14] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

same same and I got it twice.


BHawks  (B 32468)

Nov 2, 2009, 10:15 PM
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Re: [lukabas] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

On 29-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 => sonny001

URL => http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/detail_page.cgi?ID=83412&d=1

Name => Jim

FromEmail => jim.lawson82@yahoo.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments => Morning,
Writing to confirm if you have the container, Do get intouch with the price and the condition.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon

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If you suspect this is a scam:

1) Visit the Security Forum to see if it has already been reported:
http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?forum=44
2) If not, forward the entire email to abuse@dropzone.com


The funny thing was, i said, sure, send the money through paypal and you got your self a deal, never heard from the idiot again.


Titanium_Gecko  (C 102337)

Nov 3, 2009, 2:35 PM
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Re: [BHawks] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Got same email on same day for my container.

Took as genuine and replied with price (from advert) and stating paypal requirement. Got a reply asking for full address and amount (again???) to send cheque/postal order. He apparently has a DHL account to be able to ship container to son in Australia.

I was a bit suspicious so put his username into the forum and found you guys - THANKS!

Have just replied restating paypal only without giving address etc. Public apology if your genuine!

Gecko


sagan  (D 29467)

Nov 4, 2009, 7:20 AM
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Re: [Titanium_Gecko] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Ditto here... Has anyone actually spoken to this individual?

Someone is buying used skydiving gear for their son, seems like a fake... maybe I'm naive, but WHY?!? What good would a container due to someone that's got no clue what to do with it?

Here's the follow-up email he sent:

Quote:
Hello,
Thanks for your swift response, I'm so glad to hear from you and would say that am really interested in buying the container, and i will be happy if you can sell it to me because my son has been troubling me because to buy it for him, he use it in Australian so i am getting it for him. i have a Dhl account for shipping pakages and with that i will use to ship it down to my Location.

Pls kindly get back with your final asking price and i will be glad to issue out the payment to you which will be in Money order/check for the payment. If you are okay with my arrangement,pls kindly get back to me with the folloowing detail's

NAME:
ADDRESS:
ZIPCODE:
FINAL PRICE:
MOBILE NUMBER:

I await your response soon, Thank's and GOD bless you and youir family.
Regards


dragon2  (D 101989)

Nov 4, 2009, 1:52 PM
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Re: [sagan] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

He doesn't want the container. It's the exact same scam as been written about here a gazillion times already: he'll pay you, even pay you MORE than is needed (with a story about why), you then are asked to pay the extra amount back minus something for your trouble or similar story, after you do all that the bank's gonna call saying the original check was bad. Bye bye money. Don't think they actually want all the gear/other stuff it's just about the money.

After you get a few mails like this, you'll be able to spot the scammers in 2 seconds flat Crazy


sagan  (D 29467)

Nov 4, 2009, 1:59 PM
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Ah rats! And here I thought I was gonna sell my old container for $3.5M. I guess I gotta cancel the order for the Ferrari.
Frown


crvpin

Nov 9, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep, got me too. Same replies after sending him info. Glad I gave him my work address!!! Stupid people, don't they have better things to do with their lives!


WFFC  (D 24610)

Nov 17, 2009, 6:17 AM
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Re: [crvpin] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

They don't have anything better to do and it's rather lucrative for them in the end - I spend a bit of time in Nigeria and know a couple people that actually do this stuff for a living. Below is Sonny001's response from my providing additional info on the gear.

Quote:
Hello, Thanks for your swift response, I'm so glad to hear from you and would
say that am really interested in buying the helmet, and i will be happy if you can
sell it to me because my son has been troubling me because to buy it for him, he use
it in Australian so i am getting it for him. i have a Dhl account/UPS Account for
shipping pakages and with that i will use to ship it down to my Location. Pls
kindly get back with your final asking price and i will be glad to issue out the
payment to you which will be in Money order/check for the payment. If you are okay
with my arrangement,pls kindly get back to me with the folloowing
detail's NAME:ADDRESS:ZIPCODE:COUNTRY:FINAL PRICE:MOBILE NUMBER: I await your
response soon, Thank's and GOD bless you and youir family.
Regards


(This post was edited by WFFC on Nov 17, 2009, 6:17 AM)


Bowen  (C 37322)

Nov 17, 2009, 8:39 AM
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Same guy emailed me.

-Bowen


firemedic  (D 29776)

Nov 17, 2009, 9:39 AM
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Re: [WFFC] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

This guy sent me the same inquiry. Funny thing about it was when I quoted him the bottom line price for a container, he replied that it was too much and counter offered a price double what I'm asking. Definitely sounds like someone who doesn't know diddily about gear. Sounds more like the check/money order scheme thats been going on for quite some time.


(This post was edited by firemedic on Nov 17, 2009, 9:41 AM)


freakfly24  (D 26520)

Nov 17, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Re: [sagan] Username: sonny001 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I just got the same email about a container and reserve that I have up for sale. Thanks for the info everyone. Its idiots like this shithead that make it almost impossible for people to trust one another.

Thanks,
Matt


natecoon  (A 11816)

Nov 17, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Same deal for my rig that's up for sale. He must be buying a lot of gear for 'his son'. Wish I was his kid! HA HA.

His email to me after I responded that I still had the rig available (got this 18 days AFTER I had responded to him):

Hello,
Thanks for your swift response, I'm so glad to hear from you and would say that am really interested in buying the complete system, and i will be happy if you can sell it to me because my son has been troubling me because to buy it for him, he use it in Australian so i am getting it for him. i have a Dhl account/UPS Account for shipping pakages and with that i will use to ship it down to my Location.

Pls kindly get back with your final asking price and i will be glad to issue out the payment to you which will be in Money order/check for the payment. If you are okay with my arrangement,pls kindly get back to me with the folloowing detail's

NAME:
ADDRESS:
ZIPCODE:
COUNTRY:
FINAL PRICE:
MOBILE NUMBER:

I await your response soon, Thank's and GOD bless you and youir family.


Regards


shzsky

Nov 19, 2009, 1:42 PM
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Got me too. High hopes of selling my gear gone.

Thanks for the info guys! Just wish I'd thought to check the forums earlier, I'll know better next time.


freakboy066

Nov 19, 2009, 10:20 PM
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Damn I got the same thing from the same person.So I should email this person back telling them to keep there money order?He didn't offer any extra money.I gave him all my info.What should I do here people?


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