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Username: ericping - Classifieds Seller Scam

 


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Apr 15, 2014, 7:56 AM
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Username: ericping - Classifieds Seller Scam Can't Post

The following user has been reported as a scammer. The user has been linked to other usernames which were also advertising scam ads on dropzone.com.

PLEASE NOTE: The ads are often generic and copied and pasted from other legitimate ads.

Be careful as these sellers are sometimes able to provide extra images for the items they're 'selling' and appear legitimate. Again be suspicious of broken English, especially when the seller claims to be from a native English speaking country.

Do not do business with the following username:

Username: ericping


Below is an example of a scam ad submitted by this user prior to removal. Keep a look out for similar formatted ads from other users too. The user has been using various names in conjunction with their ads.


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Birch4418  (B License)

Apr 15, 2014, 10:13 AM
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Re: [Meso] Username: ericping - Classifieds Seller Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey
How did you determine this was a scam ?


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Apr 15, 2014, 11:52 PM
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Re: [Birch4418] Username: ericping - Classifieds Seller Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

It was reported by a user who had communicated with the 'seller'.

It's formatting is also consistent with previous scammers. They tend to use the same format for the scam ads with the same wording.


lanceking

Jun 2, 2014, 7:10 AM
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Re: [Meso] Username: ericping - Classifieds Seller Scam [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a person I'm working with currently who has an ad kindof similar to this...

http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/page.cgi?g=Detailed%2FComplete_Systems%2FComplete_Wings_rig_only_75_jumps__161185.html;d=1

Am I correct to worry? Here are the emails We've exchanged. Seems a little too good to be true...

1)
Ok Lance King,

The price for the complete system is $4200.
But I will let you have it for $3600, just to make a quick sale.

Attached here are more photos.
Awesome gear!
Only selling because I'm Quitting the sport.

Blue Skies!

2)
That's Ok.

I will give you Paypal account for payment.
First, Email me your complete address for delivery.

Meantime, get your Paypal account funded and ready to send payment.

Ryland

3)
Yes it's a Deal!
I have got your address for delivery.

Start moving funds around and let me know as soon as your Paypal is funded and
ready to send payment.

I will be shipping from Eugene, OR 97403.



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