May 2, 2012, 6:19 AM
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Username: willid - Classifieds Buyer Scam
The following scam has been reported:
On 28-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 => willid
Name => steve
FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org
City => texas
Country => usa
Comments => Hello Am Mr Steve,how are you doing?i saw you item you posted on the site and am really interested in buying the items Pls sir can you get back to me with the last asking price of the items i will be really glad if you if you can email me the last price of the items...email@example.com
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.