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Username: ephsmiff - Classifieds Seller Scam


Jul 23, 2012, 5:35 AM
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Username: ephsmiff - Classifieds Seller Scam Can't Post

The following user has been reported by several users as a scammer. The user put up an ad over the past few days which was copied from another website, he then asks for payment via paypal.

PLEASE NOTE: The ads are often generic and copied and pasted from other legitimate ads, so if you see an ad using the exact wording (As per the screenshot attachment in this post) in the message, we recommend you avoid doing business with it. They will often merely change the name of the item for sale.

Username: ephsmiff

This user is using a scam that is increasing in popularity on sales websites throughout the internet, where they will copy and paste a legitimate advert from another website so that the wording sounds as though it is really a skydiver, making it very difficult to decipher whether the user is legitimate or not.

We highly recommend attempting to ask questions that are difficult for scammers to answer relating to their item, that they could not know from copy and pasting. If there is any doubt as to whether the seller is legitimate or not, we also recommend considering asking them to work the sale through their dropzone.

We ask you to remain vigilant when it comes to online purchases.

The user has been removed from the site and their ad deleted.

View Attached Image For Example Of The Scam

(This post was edited by Meso on Jul 23, 2012, 5:36 AM)
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skymilf  (D 31379)

Jul 23, 2012, 3:23 PM
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Re: [Meso] Username: ephsmiff - Classifieds Seller Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep, he had a Cypres 2 and a reserve canopy listed. I emailed him about the AAD and he actually came back with a serial number and said he jumped at Miami Skydiving Center.

Was using name Ephraim Smith and asked me to send cash by Moneygram to his assistant Donald Ray Gibbs. Needless to say I was coming on here to report him but see he has already been reported!

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