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Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam

 


psmarais
Technical Support
Jan 31, 2010, 10:50 PM
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The following scam has been reported:

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Hi,

On 30-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 => philcollins

URL =>

Name => Phil Collins

FromEmail => scottwills001@yahoo.it

City => Leeds

Country => United Kingdom

Comments => Hello

How was your weekend ? I am much interested in it and i want to know if you still have it for sale and also I want you to mail me the last asking price you have it for sale and more pictures .

Last price ????

I hope to read from you soon.

Phil collins


Click here to read more about these kind of scams.

Remember:

  • 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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2beaucoup  (B License)

Feb 1, 2010, 12:43 AM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

HAHAHA! Plil Collins............

NEways, I got the same message today.

On 30-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 => philcollins

Name => Simon Johnson

FromEmail => simonjohnson98@yahoo.com

City => Leeds

Country => United Kingdom

Comments => Hello

How was your weekend ? I am much interested in it and i want to know if you still have it for sale and also I want you to mail me the last asking price you have it for sale and more pictures .

Last price ????

I hope to read from you soon.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Feb 1, 2010, 4:52 AM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

That drummer who used to play with Peter Gabriel? Pffft - he's overrated.


Thunderbow  (A 47220)

Feb 1, 2010, 8:59 AM
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Re: [2beaucoup] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Got the same e-mail. Didn't sound to bright to me. Different from e-mail address.


GatorNation  (A License)

Feb 1, 2010, 9:08 AM
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Re: [Thunderbow] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Got same message. Damn! Thought I was going to make a sale.


rpersi  (D 22042)

Feb 1, 2010, 9:56 AM
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You would figure a guy from the UK would have a better mastery of the English language!!!! Dolt.


awakula  (B License)

Feb 1, 2010, 11:01 AM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you for information.
I have received the same email and I have opened my reserve container to make photos :(


anthonyfellows  (B 33025)

Feb 1, 2010, 12:29 PM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I got one too SmileSmileSmile

Hi Anthony Fellows,

On 30-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 => philcollins

URL => http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/detail_page.cgi?ID=88475&d=1

Name => Simon Johnson

FromEmail => simonjohnson98@yahoo.com

City => Leeds

Country => United Kingdom

Comments => Hello

How was your weekend ? I am much interested in it and i want to know if you still have it for sale and also I want you to mail me the last asking price you have it for sale and more pictures .

Last price ????

I hope to read from you soon.


roostnureye  (D 32166)

Feb 1, 2010, 4:22 PM
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Re: [anthonyfellows] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

ya i got one too, phil collins kinda gave it away


kj126  (D 28079)

Feb 1, 2010, 9:04 PM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Damnit, It was only the 2nd offer i have had on my rig.UnsureUnsure

Thanks,

yep Phil Collins gave it away.Laugh


TaylorC  (D 29769)

Feb 3, 2010, 8:27 PM
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Re: [kj126] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

yeah trying to sell my velo and got an email from this guy today as well. damnit i want to sell this thing...


MrandMrsB

Feb 9, 2010, 4:55 AM
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Re: [psmarais] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Now he also uses the following name......

Williams Scott (scottwills001@yahoo.it)


RE: - Response‏
From: Williams Scott (scottwills001@yahoo.it)
Sent: Sun 2/07/10 11:14 PM


Due to shipping and insurance that a Person is coming to pick up from you. The Payment you will be receiving will be excess the shippers fund will be added to it..So this is what you are going to do.After you receive the Payment and cash it you will deduct your own money ... then you will assist me in wiring the rest money to my Shipping company via Money Gram or Western Union who will be coming to pick up the item, and this must be done in good faith.I believe that i can trust you with the rest money.I will like to read from you back today so that i can contact my shipping company to get ready

Regard


Canadian_Nomad  (A License)

Oct 13, 2011, 7:57 PM
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Re: [MrandMrsB] Username: philcollins - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I work in a bank you'd be surprised how often this scam has come in!

Fraudulent checks can be returned at ANY time by a financial institution! So DO NOT accept checks unless you really know that person!

Paypal all the way or nothing.



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