Feb 14, 2011, 11:35 PM
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Username: twillcox54 - Classifieds Buyer Scam
The following scam has been reported:
> On 14-Feb-2011 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 => twillcox54
Name => Tony
FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org
City => North Yorkshire
Country => London England
Comments => Is your A2 389 About 400-600 jumps still available for sale? $1,200 is your best offer or Can you go down a lil bit? Hope its in good condition ? Let me know!!! Send me more pictures of it.
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.
Comments => Is your Complete system with Stiletto120 & Cypres2 still available for sale? $2,340 is your best offer or Can you go down a lil bit? Hope its in good condition ? Let me know!!! Send me more pictures of it
After I emailed him back with answers to his questions, this is what he wrote:
Okay, Well, Sounds good to know its in good condition. Am still very much interested in it, Thanks also for the pictures attached. Since you cant reduce the price, I will pay the $2,340 for it. So, kindly get back to me with your full name, contact address and also your Cell # for the payment(Certified Check) to be issue and mail out to you in your name soonest. It will be picked up from you as soon as the payment arrive your mail and has been cashed. Regards,
Thankfully I didn't give him any info and a friend found your post about his scam. Hopefully nobody fell for this!