Aug 15, 2012, 1:34 AM
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Username: kenny_112 - 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 14-Aug-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 => kenny_112
Name => kenneth hines
FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org
City => vancouver
Country => canada
Comments => Hello,i just wanted to let you know am interested in your Stiletto 97 ,that goes for $450,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 canada,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 Ken
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.
This username has been disabled.
(This post was edited by Meso on Aug 15, 2012, 1:35 AM)
He has gone so far as to send me a very poorly inkjet printed "cashier's check" postmarked from Canada. I'm going to see if my crime scene guys can hit it with ninhydrin and see if we get lucky. Maybe he'll be in AFIS. I'm going ot try to get his mailing address as well to see if we can't get some charges brought up on him.