Feb 29, 2012, 4:03 AM
Post #1 of 6
Username: canopy50 -- 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 29-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 => canopy50
FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments => Hello, My name is Ryan i saw your advert placement of your (Canopy) which am interesting in purchasing it.. I want you to answer all the following question before below : 1)Why do you want to sell it 2)For how long do you have it 3)Is it well okay or what' i mean the present condition. 4)And am located in Sweden... 5)And i will like to have the recent pictures of it . 6)And your LAST ASKING PRICE please get back to me.And i want you to understand that my mode of payment lays on certified bank check and i will be handle the pick up.... Thanks
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.