Apr 10, 2012, 7:30 AM
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Username: davesky - Classifieds Buyer Scam
The following scam has been reported:
> On 6-Apr-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 => davesky > > Name => david smith > > FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org > > City => london > > Country => England > > Comments => Hello,i just wanted to let you know am interested in your Bonehead Mamba ,that goes for $225,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,and whats your best offer for it and more details about it...... > Thanks > Dave
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.