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Username: grubb000 - Classifieds Buyer Scam

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The following scam has been reported:

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On 25-Sep-2015 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 => grubb000

Name => steve

FromEmail => stevegrubb473@gmail.com

City => PA

Country => usa

Comments =>
Hello
is the item available for sale..

Regard
(575) 618-3115




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Just received the following email from grubb000 a few minutes ago about something I have in the classifieds.

"Hello ,
I'm really glad with the content of your mail,Thanks so much for
everything, Please help me take proper care of it because I believe by
now it belongs to me.I am okay with
the price and condition of the ITEM..Please DO NOT respond to anybody
again .About the shipment,I will take care of that myself.. I shall
contact a shipping company
that normally does that for me.I shall pay in US Money order or
Cashier Check that will clear into your account within 24/48 hours
before will can proceed on the shipment
immediately after it clear you will deduct your own cost and transfer
the rest of the fund to the shipping company in order for them to come
for the pickup of item to take
place in your location... I am really glad that you want me to get the
ITEM and my family will be happy also when I get it,Because i
really needed it for presentation Please email me back today. I'll
need your data for the check, viz;
FULL NAME.......
CONTACT ADDRESS........
ASKING PRICE............
CITY........
STATE............
ZIP CODE.........
PHONE NUMBER.........
Please mail me today to let me know I am the rightful owner...and also
to let you know that the payment will be issued out within 48
hours..here is my phone number
(575) 618-3115 for more details...Thanks for selling to me.am located
in CHICAGO IL....
Cheers"

PS. I didn't reformat anything, that's how the e-mail was laid out.

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