Username: belinpress - Classifieds Buyer Scam

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The following scam have been reported:


From: [email protected]
Subject: Dropzone.com Classifieds - Response to your Ad
Date: 18 Jul 2005 08:01:17 -0000

Hi dave,

On 18-Jul-2005 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. The information submitted is as follows:

Username = belinpress

Name = belinda

FromEmail = [email protected]

City = mi

Country = usa

Comments = Hello,
i am Belinda,i just saw your ads on the web and i am
interested in buying your (complete novice kit inc helemt alti- 500 Pounds)
can i have a picture
of it and also more in formation about the complete novice kit inc helemt
alti .
I am based in Michigan but,currently in western africa on a
research and business trip.
Please get back to me as soon as possible if my offer is accepted
by you at [email protected] and also let me know what payment method
you accept .

Best Regards,

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  • 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.
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This person just sent me this e-mail in a reply to a FOX canopy I have for sale.

As regards payment,this is what i am going to do.I have a
client who is owing me $2,500 i would instruct him to makeout a certified
check/Money Order to you in that amount and as soon as it clears your
bank. you can now deduct your money from it and send me my balance via
western union ,i will be using part of the money to pay for the shipping
and other expenses ..Although the value of the check is more than the
asking price but i think i should be able to trust you with my balance.
So if my terms are acceptable to you,i would like you to give me your
full name,address and phone number so that i can instruct my client to
make out the check to you.
Pls get back to me as soon as you get this mail so that we can round
things up in a timely fashion.
Thanks in this regard

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