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.
From: Subject: Re: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad To: Phildahmi@yahoo.com Date: Sunday, 10 January, 2010, 22:58
Sale currently pending
On 1/10/10, Phildahmi@yahoo.com <Phildahmi@yahoo.com> wrote: > Hi Tim Hovanec, > > On 10-Jan-2010 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 => douglas2009 > > URL => > http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/detail_page.cgi?ID=87215&d=1 > > Name => Phil > > FromEmail => Phildahmi@yahoo.com > > City => Leeds > > Country => United Kingdom > > Comments => Good day, happy weekend, i want to know if you still have it for > sale. > > If you still have it for sale i want you to mail me the last asking price > and also if you have more pictures. > > I await for you response. > > Regards > > ----------------- > 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 email@example.com >
(This post was edited by hovanects on Jan 14, 2010, 3:11 PM)
He told me he was going to give me $1,200 for my ROK helmet! What a joke.
I work for the Wire Fraud department at Bank of America, I've reported the e-mail address to our investigators, as well as forwarded this e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org to have it shut down.