Jun 24, 2011, 6:14 AM
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Username: georgecollins -- Classified Buyer Scam
The following scam has been reported.
On 24-Jun-2011 someone submitted their contact information in response to your ad in the Dropzone.comClassifieds. Please reply to this email to contact the person directly.
Username => georgecollins
Name => george
City => Vancouver
Country => Canada
Comments => Hello I just wanted to let you know am interested in your (Katana 107) that goes for $1,200.00. I was actually browsing through your profile and saw it and decided to contact you to know if it is still available for sale and in good condition.
I am from Vancouver, and I will love to know how much you are actually giving it out .
I will also love to know what your form of payment will be? so I can make the funds available to you.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Note: If you have been contacted by this seller, cut all contact immediately. These users will typically send a fraudulent cheque.
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.