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Username: david99 - Classifieds Buyer Scam

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The following scam has been reported:
 

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On 8-Nov-2019 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 => david99

Name => David

Comments => Hello,
I will like to know if your advert posted still available for sale ?Email me your Last price What is the condition right now?Are you the first owner and why are you selling it out?
 

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This scam format has been used elsewhere, but the user above, who's account has been disabled, sent me the email below. It uses the excess amount scam:

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:-

FULL ADDRESS:-

ZIP CODE:-

CELL PHONE:-

LAST OFFER

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.

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