Oct 29, 2012, 2:03 AM
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Username: ptuczz - Classifieds Seller Scam
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, but the price will be too good to be true, and like they say - when it seems to be, it probably is.
Do not do business with the following username:
Ad: Mirage G4 only 15 jumps! Stilletto 135,PD 126
REDUCED PRICE! Mirage G4 MT only 15 jumps! full options DOM:2011, Stilletto 135 DOM:2010, PD 126 (no jumps), AAD Vigil 2 DOM: 03/2010 All gear has done less than 50 jumps and is in excellent cond. Like new! Will fit 5'4 - 5'8 easily, 135-155 pounds. Reason for sale: Getting out of sport.
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.