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Username: maricial - Classifieds Buyer Scam

 


Premier Meso
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Oct 4, 2011, 1:33 AM
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The following scam has been reported:

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On 3-Oct-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 => maricial

Name => mar

FromEmail => maricial@yahoo.com

City => texas

Country => usa

Comments => its form sell?and how much it last prize


Click here to read more about these kind of scams.

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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(This post was edited by Meso on Oct 5, 2011, 12:30 AM)


Yoshi  (D 26770)

Oct 4, 2011, 3:22 PM
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Re: [Meso] Username: maricial - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I just got the same email from this user... I hate scammers...


chrisat13000ft  (C 101203)

Oct 4, 2011, 3:52 PM
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Re: [Yoshi] Username: maricial - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Me to.. Offered to send me a cheque for my canopy im selling here.
Seems odd because as a test, suspecting a scam, i quoted well over the odds for shipping and was willing to pay.


bobjumper  (D 17301)

Oct 4, 2011, 6:05 PM
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Re: [Meso] Username: maricial - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

This person scammed me too and i sent them my correct address and phone contact. Supposedly they are sending me a check before I send the canopy. How can we get this person locked up? I got the warning after I already sent the info. I figure there is no harm done as long as the check clears first and then I would take it from there...


koalling  (Student)

Oct 4, 2011, 10:15 PM
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Re: [bobjumper] Username: maricial - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know how it works over there on your side of the pond, but here, if the check is fraudulent and you somehow manage to clear it anyway you can still be held responsible. make sure your bank verifies the check as "good"


Premier Meso
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Oct 4, 2011, 11:49 PM
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Re: [Meso] Username: maricial - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

In cases where you have received a cheque from a listed scammer, know that the check WILL be fraudulent. If this person has sent you payment, the best option would be to go to the bank and explain the situation, I'm not sure on what the laws are regarding the disposal of fraudulent cheques, or if there is a mandatory requirement to report cases where you received a fraudulent cheque.


yourrrparachute

Oct 5, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Re: [bobjumper] Username: maricial - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Same thing with me...he continues to send emails after i told him i am not interested in doing business with him...i will continue to ignore


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Oct 7, 2011, 7:26 AM
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Re: [Meso] Username: maricial - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

He is sending me a check that was "mistakenly" written for substantially more than the price of my canopy. Haha. He want's me to deposit the check and then wire him the difference and I can keep $50 extra for the inconvenience.
I will report back when/if I get the check.


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Oct 11, 2011, 6:53 PM
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Re: [pilot-one] Username: maricial - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Well I got the check. Off to the bank tomorrow.


chrisat13000ft  (C 101203)

Oct 15, 2011, 5:33 PM
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Re: [pilot-one] Username: maricial - Classifieds Buyer Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

How did you get on at the bank?



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