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Old 02-19-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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AS Classifieds : SCAM WARNING

i recieved this email in response to an item i have posted for sale on airstreamclassifieds.com. It seems an obvious to me, but just in case its not so obvious to others; it is an attempt to scam you. do not take a check or wire transfer.

its from solomonjohnsonn@gmail.com

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Hello,My Name is Solomon Johnson,I am using this medium to notify you of my interest in purchasing your Item and i will like to ask some few question.

Q#1. How long have you owned it?
Q#2. a) Have you owned it from new? b) If not how many previous owner?
Q#3.Why are you selling it?
Q#4. In your opinion, what sort of conditionis it?
Q#5. Any available photo?
Q#6. How much are you asking for it?
Q#7. Do you accept a ( Cashier Check / postal Money Order with cheque)as a mode of payment.

Note that you dont need to worry about shipping as i have a private shipping company that will take care of the shipping and delivery of the item once payment is been received by you.I'll like to have the response to these question in your earliest convenience.Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,
Solomon Johnson
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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Reads much like the one I recieved awhile back. Different name, same content.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the report - we'll look into it.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:44 PM   #4
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IF YOU GET THIS EMAIL BEWARE

2001 airstream safari 25

Hello,My Name is Solomon Johnson,I am using this medium to notify you of my interest in purchasing your Item and i will like to ask some few question.

Q#1. How long have you owned it?
Q#2. a) Have you owned it from new? b) If not how many previous owner?
Q#3.Why are you selling it?
Q#4. In your opinion, what sort of conditionis it?
Q#5. Any available photo?
Q#6. How much are you asking for it?
Q#7. Do you accept a ( Cashier Check / postal Money Order with cheque)as a mode of payment.

Note that you dont need to worry about shipping as i have a private shipping company that will take care of the shipping and delivery of the item once payment is been received by you.I'll like to have the response to these question in your earliest convenience.Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards
Solomon Johnson.

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Old 02-19-2010, 04:48 PM   #5
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Cash is king< see you at the bank Solomon ?
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:52 PM   #6
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Thanks for the report. Mr solomonjohnson won't be posting again.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:03 PM   #7
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It's good to get yet another reminder on AIR about this issue. Anybody putting an ad in a local newspaper, shopper or Craigslist knows to be wary of scams. One should not suspend their normal alertness at a forum that has a certain anonymity. All that it takes to join AIR is having a valid email address. Yes, knowledgeable regular members recognize many of their fellow participants. Yet there are quite a number of members who join first to list or seek an Airstream.

Regular participants see plenty of threads about AIR, eBay and Craigslist scams. Do an advanced search on the word 'scam' in thread titles. Cashier check scams are quite identifiable by arrangements for a shipping intermediary to pick up your item for sale. Do business with strangers on weekdays when you can take them to your bank to get another opinion on mode of payment if they aren't paying cash.

The moderator crew is frequently at the cutting edge of identifying and eliminating problem accounts. But thank you for bringing this to public attention! It is gratifying to see that this solomonjohnsonn@gmail.com both joined and is banned in the same day.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:31 PM   #8
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I received the same email twice today too.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:56 PM   #9
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The way emails from classifieds work -- somebody emailing you about your ad must disclose their email address. Your email is not revealed until you choose to reply. Best just ask "Is this right?" back at the forum!
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:56 PM   #10
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Great job, moderators! It is comforting to know that you are actively taking care of this type of thing and seriously value protecting our members.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:59 PM   #11
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Still have scam buyers out there, be careful. I just got this from an add I have on the classifieds here.

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" Someone is interested in your ad listing: http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/ads/1962-airstream-bambi-16-ontario-2/

"Hello Seller,

I want to buy this item,and need to know how much are you asking for
it? and please i can only pay using paypal,and after payments has been
made i will arrange for pick up of the item."

Name: glor89203
E-mail: glorialabrado1@aol.com

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This message was sent from Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/

Sent from IP Address: 77.75.120.239

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Old 12-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #12
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When you see these, please report them. This bit of trash has been taken out
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