Feb 16, 2012, 11:56 PM
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Username: jasonlove123 -- Classified Buyer Scam
The following message is a scam attempt. Should you have received this message in reply to one of your ads, ignore any correspondence attempts from the user listed below.
On 16-Feb-2012 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 => jasonlove123
Name => jason wellson
FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org
City => london
Country => England
Comments => Hello i just wanted to let you know am interested in your Camo wings w6 with reserve ,that goes for $2800 i was actually browsing through your Ad and saw it on there and decided to contact you to know if its still available and in good condition...
Am from the UK, and i will love to know how much you are actually giving it out for. l will love to know whats your best offer for it and more details about it...... Thanks jason
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.
Same guy tried to do the same to me. I had him send me the check, then contacted the bank and gave them copies. If he is ever in US, he did wirefraud - felony by sending the check across state lines via mail! F these lazy b'tards!