Mar 4, 2013, 1:25 AM
Post #1 of 5
Username: partridgebrian - Classifieds Buyer Scam
The following scam has been reported:
On 3-Mar-2013 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 => partridgebrian
Name => Partridge Brian
FromEmail => firstname.lastname@example.org
Country => United State
Comments => I want to know if your Rig still available for sale,What is the asking price,I will like to pay using PayPal,After payments has been made,I will arrange for the pick-up and will you let my pick-up agent to come to you house for the pick up? Because i don't want you to worry yourself about the shipment.
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.
Just got the exact same attempt from him trying to buy my container. He insisted on paying an extra $850 for me to forward to Western Union for his pickup agent. Not only is he a scammer but it appears he isn't very creative either.
So stupid......he told my container was for his dad as a gift.............ha ha ha ha, a rig as a gift, can be true, but suspicious, so I asked him his father name, dropzone, number of jumps and some others infos!
No infos from him about any dropzone or other questions I sended, but he told me.........''my father name is Brian Lewis''........ha ha ha ha ha! The buyer (scam) is Brian Patridge and his father is Brian Lewis!!! So fucking original!