Aug 11, 2011, 6:48 AM
Post #1 of 8
Username: Oliverb222 - Classifieds Buyer Scam
The following scam has been reported:
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 => firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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