Oct 22, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Username: jdavid533 - Classifieds Buyer Scam
The following scam has been reported:
On 21-Oct-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 => jdavid533
Name => John david
FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments => I got your ad today and I will like to know if it is still available for sale because I am interested in buying it from you and yes I would like to see pictures and know and condition of its and its latest offering, if you do not mind and am going to pay you through PayPal and And i will be waiting to hear back from you soon
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.
He has contacted me several times too.. Really wanting to put money in my Paypal account... Wonder what would happen if I let him? Doesn't matter, my canopy is sold. Good thing my friend sold it for me, he warned me I'd get scammed trying to sell stuff here.
Oct 24, 2012, 11:53 PM
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