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Username: brianxxclinton - Classifieds Buyer Scam

 


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Jul 27, 2011, 2:30 AM
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The following scam has been reported:

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On 26-Jul-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 => brianxxclinton

Name => Brian

FromEmail => brainxxclinton@gmail.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments => Hello, I want to purchase your Katana 107 is still for sale ? What is the final price and what is the condition of the item ? I would like to pay using PayPal,After payments has been made i will arrange for pick up of the Katana 107 as soon as possible...Looking forward in reading back from you soonest.

Thanks,


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Kami-kaze  (C 34855)

Jul 27, 2011, 8:18 AM
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Re: [Meso] Username: brianxxclinton - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I got one too.
It sounded genuine but considering he went for a Katana 107 and then at the same time wanting to buy my Safire2 139.
claiming its a present for his dad.
I paste the email I got from him.



I really appreciate your respond, I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, I located in pacific CA, and i want
you to know that am okay with the canopy status and also the conditions of the canopy and the asking price as well, I am buying the canopy as a gift
for my dad as a surprise for him, he wont know anything about the canopy until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through pay pal as i
don't have access to my bank account on-line as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my pay pal account and
this is why i insisted on paying you through pay pal, kindly get back to me with your pay pal details if you don't have PayPal account yet,it is very easy to set up at your bank and get it set up, after you
have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with PayPal so as to put the money through so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a
pick up agent that will come around for verifications and to pick the canopy after i have made the payments for the canopy. So I will need you to
provide me with the following information to facilitate the making of the payment.

1.Your PayPal full name.
2.Your PayPal Email Address.
3..Your phone number.

Once again ,I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping. I will have my pick-up agent come over as soon as you have receive the payment confirmation.


shopaholic

Jul 27, 2011, 11:39 AM
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Re: [Meso] Username: brianxxclinton - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Tracy Williams,

On 26-Jul-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 => brianxxclinton

URL => http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/detail_page.cgi?ID=113234&d=1

Name => Brian

FromEmail => brainxxclinton@gmail.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments => Hello, I want to purchase your canopy is still for sale ? What is the final price and what is the condition of the canopy ? I would like to pay using PayPal,After payments has been made i will arrange for pick up of the canopy as soon as possible...Looking forward in reading back from you soonest.

Thanks,


Bolas  (D License)

Jul 27, 2011, 1:16 PM
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Re: [Meso] Username: brianxxclinton - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

If they're using PayPal how can they scam you?

Doesn't PayPal verify and pull the funds from their account before completing the transaction?

Err... Nevermind. Unsure

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/...payment-scam-176383/


(This post was edited by Bolas on Jul 27, 2011, 1:30 PM)


giordano16

Jul 27, 2011, 11:54 PM
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Re: [Kami-kaze] Username: brianxxclinton - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Same as me, here's his reply when I asked for the payment...

I was just about to make the payments when I had a little problem with
the Picking-Up Agent of the rig ,Has i explained to you earlier that
I am currently on sea and I am buying the rig for my dad,I tried to
book a Pick-up with my shipping agent,But they asked me to Pay first
before they can made the Booking, and they only Accept Western Union
Money Transfer for their payment's and they don't accept PayPal or
bank Transfer and I tried to send the Money Online but i could not and
I am on sea and there is no way i can find a Western Union Agent to
make the transfer to my Pick-up agent,So i wanted to ask if it was
okay for me to include my Pick-up agent's fees in the payment's I am
about to send through PayPal,my pick up agent charged is 410 plus
Insurance and some other document for the pick-up,please can i include
their money in the payments I want to send then after i have made the
payments you will help me forward the 410 to my pick up agent through
Western Union Money Transfer,this I would have done myself and not
bother you but for the fact that I am currently on sea, so after I
have made the payments you will help me send 410 to my pick up agent
through western union money transfer,I just wanted to seek your
consent before going ahead with the payments,I will more than
appreciate if you mail me back, and I will be made the payments
shortly......Awaiting your response soonest

PS:the shipping company's Head quarters is in England and any pick up
fees to be paid is sent to their head quarters by the payee, so the
money for pick up will be sent to their head quarters in England
through western union money transfer(this can be done from any post
office) or you can do it online at www.western union.com

Thanks,


west33freefall  (C 38126)

Jul 28, 2011, 7:20 AM
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Re: [giordano16] Username: brianxxclinton - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Same thing with trying to buy my RAWA camera helmet and setup.



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