Nov 13, 2013, 11:55 PM
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Username: sirbab - Classifieds Buyer Scam
The following scam has been reported:
On 13-Nov-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 => sirbab
Name => Javier
FromEmail => email@example.com
Comments => GoodDay, Compliment of the season to you and your family, Meanwhile, I saw your advert on the web for sale. and i will like you to get back to me with the following enquries. ---- The last asking price of the Complete System? ---- If any picture is available mail it to me soonest. . I will be looking forward to hear from you soonest Thanks
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.
I received a similar inquiry from this buyer regarding a canopy I'm selling. It seemed suspicious that I couldn't find any info about him on Facebook or here, other than the posts about him being a possible scammer. Thanks for sharing the info.
Here's his follow-up phish attempt. Note the attempt to be cool and failure to cut and paste the rig type. I had also already sent my name and cell phone number. Somebody buying a rig would be more careful.
Hello Thank you for your response to my mail,i really love it and i want to buy it as soon as possible,i am okay with the asking price but i can not come for wieing due to my tight schedule,so i want this transaction to be done within a timely manner. I want to know if the is still in good condition for sale and if it is still available consider it sold to me.My mode of payment is a money order or certified cheque which will clear in your bank in due time.if you agree with this,kindly get back to me with your Full name: -
Zip Code: - and your Cell phone number in other to reach you as soon as possible,And the payment will be sent to you immediately .I await your response.
yup, also received the same email from a different "buyer". so i told him because of alot of interest in the canopy i have to up the price to 560,000EUR. i was really hoping for that sale but he hasnt got back to me :(