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Username: Oliverb222 - Classifieds Buyer Scam

 


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Aug 11, 2011, 6:48 AM
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The following scam has been reported:

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On 11-Aug-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 => Oliverb222

Name => Oliver

FromEmail => brnoliver222@gmail.com

City =>

Country =>

Comments => I am using this medium to notify you of my interest in purchasing your item which i will like to ask some few question

still for available for sale ?
What is the asking price ?
What is the condition?
Has this involved in any damage before?
do i need to repair?

I would like to pay using PayPal,After payments has been made I will arrange for pick up of the item as soon as possible,will you let my pick-up agent to come to you house for the pick up?Because i don't want you to worry yourself about the shipment.

Regards


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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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Fetishom  (C 3015)

Aug 11, 2011, 8:45 AM
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Re: [Meso] Username: Oliverb222 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Here is what he sent me :

I really appreciate your respond,Am buying this canopy for my dad as a
surprise gift,I located in pacific CA,i want you to know that am okay
with the conditions of the canopy and the asking price as well,due to
my occupation as a marine engineer at this moment i am presently
working offshore,sometimes access to regular emails and phone calls
are very poor in offshore due to inefficiency of the immarsat
service.Fortunately the internet access working averagely and i was
able to come across the advert of canopy . I really want the canopy to
be a surprise for him by not disclosing the canopy until the delivery
is made to him,so am sure he will be more than happy with the canopy.I
don't mind adding an extra $20 for you to take the advert down from
the site so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the canopy I
insisted on PayPal because i don't have access to my bank account
online as i don't have internet banking,but i can pay from my PayPal
account,as i have my bank a/c attached to it,i will need you to give
me your PayPal email address so i can make the payment as soon as
possible for the canopy..Notice you don't need to bother your self
about the shipment,i have a pick-up agent that will come for
pick-up,they will also determine and secure the shipment because i
have some items to ship together with the canopy so let me have the
weight very well so that a waybill can be created before shipment can
be done,because i will be adding some extra fee to the payment which
is meant for the shipping and insurance..all you need to do is as soon
as you receive the money in your account you will deduct your canopy
fee and send the rest funds to the pick-up agent information that will
be provided to you in the mean time....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 mover come over as soon as you have your
money in your account**

Regards.


Dickey  (B License)

Aug 11, 2011, 2:41 PM
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Re: [Meso] Username: Oliverb222 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

thank you for the warning! I just got this exact email. I was excited to sell my canopy so I can see how people get lured into these scams! Thanks again!


angle228  (B License)

Aug 11, 2011, 6:37 PM
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Re: [Dickey] Username: Oliverb222 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I too was one of his would be victoms.... fortunatly i told him to go fu** himself


Wilson90

Aug 11, 2011, 10:12 PM
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Thanks fot eh heads up this asshole just tried the same shit on me.


Keshet  (C License)

Aug 11, 2011, 10:56 PM
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I got the same email.
Thanks for warning Mad


skywa  (D 30863)

Aug 12, 2011, 9:33 AM
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Re: [Meso] Username: Oliverb222 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I got the same thing....Frown

Brian Oliver to me
show details 3:38 PM (17 hours ago)
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 container status and also the
conditions of the container and the asking price as well, I am buying
the container as a gift for my Dad as a surprise for him,he wont know
anything about the container 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 container after i have made the payments
for the container.So I will need you to provide me with the follow
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.

Regards


skywa  (D 30863)

Aug 12, 2011, 4:14 PM
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Re: [Meso] Username: Oliverb222 - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Next email from Brian Oliver brnoliver222@gmail.com

Brian Oliver to me
show details 3:51 PM (21 minutes ago)
I was just about to make the payments when I had a little problem with
the Picking-Up Agent of the container ,Has i explained to you earlier
that I am currently on sea and I am buying the container 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 thier 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 $210 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 $210 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 $210 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.westernunion.com

Thanks,



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