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Username: mary_smith -- Classified Buyer Scam

 


zeldag
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Aug 4, 2010, 11:14 PM
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Username: mary_smith -- Classified Buyer Scam Can't Post

Hi,

Username => mary_smith

Name => Mrs Mary Smith

FromEmail => mary_smith1111@yahoo.com

City => London

Country => United Kingdom

Comments => I am Mrs Mary Smith from London and i am interested in your (42" PC Bombproof Rigging) i came across for sale in www.dropzone.com , i will like you to let me know the recent condition and the last prices.

N.B. Please kindly let me know if there is any recent pic available.

Regard's
Mary...



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.
This username has been disabled.


(This post was edited by zeldag on Sep 29, 2010, 5:50 AM)


joaocorreia  (B License)

Aug 27, 2010, 6:48 AM
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Re: [zeldag] Username: mary_smith -- Classified Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Same but from Paris.

Username => mary_smith

URL => http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/detail_page.cgi?ID=94924&d=1

Name => mary

FromEmail => malonesmith12@yahoo.com

City => paris

Country => france

Comments => Hello am interested in the purchase of the 2k composites+ pc1 06+rlo.3x plus bonus need to know the final price of it or if you can let go for 300Eur and would love to see more pics if available. Thanks


skydvr240  (D 10671)

Aug 31, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Re: [zeldag] Username: mary_smith -- Classified Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I am having the same issue with Mary Smith right now... I am in the middle of a scam attempt

> Username => mary_smith
>
> URL => http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/detail_page.cgi?ID=97126&d=1
>
> Name => Mrs Mary Smith
>
> FromEmail => mary_smith1111@yahoo.com
>
> City => London
>
> Country => United Kingdom
>
> Comments => I am Mrs Mary Smith from London and i am interested in your (Flat-top Pro Complete Camera System goes for $2995 ) i came across for sale in www.dropzone.com , i will like you to let me know the recent condition and the last prices.
>
> N.B. Please kindly let me know if there is any recent pic available.
>
> Regard's
> Mary...
>


(This post was edited by skydvr240 on Aug 31, 2010, 10:57 PM)
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andreeb77  (D License)

Sep 28, 2010, 12:37 PM
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Re: [skydvr240] Username: mary_smith -- Classified Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Got pretty much the same email. May I suggest (again) the following website Wink

http://www.419eater.com/


skyfab

Sep 28, 2010, 4:06 PM
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Re: [andreeb77] Username: mary_smith -- Classified Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

got that one too... how's that work?? how do they scam you? just curiosity...


andreeb77  (D License)

Sep 29, 2010, 1:12 AM
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Re: [skyfab] Username: mary_smith -- Classified Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

They send you money orders, e.g. via Western Union. They pay way more than the agreed price, later claiming some kind of mistake. Then they want you to reimburse the difference. If you do so you got ripped off because you soon will notice that the money order bounced Crazy


Kami-kaze  (C 34855)

Sep 29, 2010, 4:40 PM
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Re: [andreeb77] Username: mary_smith -- Classified Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey, I got one, too.
I thought, this username is disabled. How come she can contact us sellers?

In the end, I said it's sold, I got a reply
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what are you trying to say now?I'm married woman since when i lost my husband have been lonely .please i could love to tell me more about your self.i need someone that we make me happy
/unquote


(This post was edited by Kami-kaze on Sep 29, 2010, 4:43 PM)


JohB  (D 4937)

Oct 1, 2010, 3:16 AM
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Re: [Kami-kaze] Username: mary_smith -- Classified Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I got the same email, word for word.
I insisted she send the money through Pay Pal and I never heard from her again.



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