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.
Here's another scam from Eugene37, trying to scam me out of my container. Eugene37 needs to be very careful who he scams in the future. Scam the wrong person and they might come after him with, say, an Axe... flycurt
Eugene white <email@example.com> Mar 3 at 5:05 AM To Curt Swanson Message body Thanks for your response I don't have pay pal account the payment we issue by check kindly bear with me because we just relocate to PUERTO RICO due to nature of my work, I have reputable shipping company that will handle the pick up when you receive the check and cleared in your account you can get back to me with your name,address and cell phone. looking forward to read from you soon.
That dude tried to pull some shit on me. I told him the price for the canopy has gone up because the serial # on the canopy was traced and found to be the one George Bush jumped for his 60th birthday. I haven't heard from him since.
Are you guys sure this is a scam? He seems legit to me. I’m sure his associates is a very dependable individual and his son Andrew is in desperate need of my Sabre 2.
On Oct 8, 2018, at 10:20, Eugene White <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thank you for your reply.
I would like to inform you that am OK with the price and willing to pay for price,I would have love to come personally for viewing but am not around due to nature of my work,Am a Net working Engineer for Engineering company.We move from one location to another And believe that is in good condition base on your explanation, Arrangement for the payment and the pick up by my Shipping when Check cleared in your account,I really need it for my Son (Andrew)You will send the below information to me so that I can send out the Certified check to you as soon as possible,I will contact my Associate to sent the Certified check to you as soon as possible kindly bear with me,The check will take only 1-2 days to cleared to your account which will be sent to you soon .I want you to send the following details:
FULL NAME ON THE CHECK:-................................
More important there will be some excess fund on the check that for the shipping. Am buying this in good faith and trust. I will wait for your response as soon as possible.