Jul 23, 2012, 5:48 AM
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Username: brownxxx1 - Classifieds Buyer Scam
The following scam has been reported. This user is confirmed as a scammer and one should cut all contact with any e-mails they may have received from them.
On 22-Jul-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 => brownxxx1
Name => bennett brown
FromEmail => email@example.com
City => OAK HARBOR
Country => Alabama
Comments => Hello Seller, I want to buy this gear for sale Mirage G4.1 M4 - BRAND,and need to know how much are you asking for it? and please i can only pay using paypal,and after payments has been made i will arrange for pick up of the Mirage G4.1 M4 - BRAND,Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.