Category: Chiropractic Classifieds

Being Alert to Classified Ad Scams 2020

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

The following email was forwarded to me by the Planet Chiropractic office, originating from a chiropractor via email.

URGENT: Multiple scammers!
I’ve had two scam attempts on my Chiropractic Equipment For Sale ads. Richard Walls ([email protected] and also [email protected]) and now Cynthia Fenwick are their email aliases. This is the email they end up sending. Richard sent me a check from a law firm for $4000 more than my asking price. He wanted me to deposit it and then send the extra to the ‘mover’ through Zelle/Paypal.

This scam works by getting the seller (in this case the doctor) to cash the check and then wire the money back to the mover before the check is found to be fraudulent. Wire transfers like Zelle cannot be revoked whereas the cashing of the check can.

Now Cynthia sent me the exact same email. Please alert others who’ve posted.

details lagos nigeria

This is what the scammers send via email. The poor spelling has been left unchanged, this is already a good sign of a scam attempt.

Thanks for the information, i will need your honest and trust to end up this transaction. I will like to know if i can trust you with my money, … please i want you to remove the item from sales list i will get back to you with the tracking # from UPS so that you will know when to expect it.I include the mover funds along with your payment cos they need to pick some valuable item for me in your area. We are New on this site and you are the first person to know from this Site, We are a very good Christian family and GOD Fearing , all we believe in is TRUST and Loyalty .. So when you receive the check get your item fee and the rest goes to the mover guy so that it will be delivered directly to my house and LET ME KNOW IF I CAN trust you with this transaction.
Kindly get the post removed and get back to me asap.

This is by far the most popular classified ads scam I’ve seen on the internet over the past 20 years. They go after every site they can, including this site and craigslist.

When selling, basic common sense rules apply. If it seems to good to be true, it likely is. Chiropractors buying equipment would most likely purchase items using an office check from a business that can be verified. Google maps is helpful here.

When students are purchasing items, hopefully they identify themselves as such. I like to reply to students and get info on where they are attending school, when they expect to graduate, where they plan to practice, etc.

Chiropractors that don’t have an office address, such as someone starting a practice or opening a new location, offer an opportunity for getting more information before payment is received. Ask questions that are chiropractic specific and do not proceed if you feel uncomfortable about the transaction.

Emails from rich uncles and cousins that want to purchase equipment for their family chiropractors are scams, no matter how much we’d like to believe they are real.

I’m sharing this for people that may have been searching to confirm these email addresses. Scammer emails I’d watch out for include: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Thank you to everyone that participates in keeping the classifieds community in order (not just on this site, but worldwide).

Amazing Associate Opportunities

By Harry Engel,

Looking for a place to practice chiropractic, but not have to worry about the headache of running a clinic?

This month we have seen an amazing set of offers for Doctors of Chiropractic to move into a position where they get paid to adjust without the worry of running a practice. Check out these clinics…

Europe:

Vital Chiropractic in Norway.  Dr. Jonathan Verderame has a group of 3 clinics in Norway.  His clinics are first class in every way.  Beautiful clinics.  Solid management.  Join a team principled doctors committed to healing with art and science of Chiropractic.

Dr. Verderame may not be well know in the United States, but is becoming known as one future voices of chiropractic in Europe.
Ad details here:  Associate in Norway!

 

United States:
Concise Chiropractic in Colorado Springs.  A wonderful opportunity with unbelievable benefits:
Competitive pay, paid vacation, paid malpractice insurance, free supplements, superb work environment, paid sick time, reimbursement for health insurance, paid gym membership and 401k match.  And… you live in Colorado Springs! Skiing, hiking, amazing views, world class restaurants…
Ad details here:  Associate needed for awesome Colorado Springs clinic, buy-in possibility!

South America:
Stickloon Chiropractic in Lima, Peru.  Think about enjoying a super cost of living while changing lives every day.
No insurance, no paperwork, no therapy.
Dr. Mike has figured out how to be successful in Peru and as long as you know some spanish, you will have the opportunity to learn from a very successful chiropractor.
Ad details here: Chiropractor needed for Lima, Peru – Full Time

October Classifieds Maintenance Complete

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Appreciate all the efforts from our host Liquid Web in helping get our classifieds optimized. We are internally continuing our work on bug issues and classifieds through the month of 2018 October. If you are a registered chiropractic classifieds user and notice odd activity (emails you didn’t request, your ad not posting, etc.) please contact us so we can investigate.

In the meantime, here’s a photo of one of my Labrador retrievers in the creek (near my house), she turns 13 years old this week.

old chocolate Labrador in creek

I love being a chiropractor. I thought I loved it when I started on this path over 20 years ago. I love it even more today. I am grateful for the friends I’ve made. I am grateful for the people I’ve meet. I am grateful for those that have helped me along the way. I am grateful for those that continue to help me.

I do a daily affirmation giving love and gratitude to all the angels in my life. If you are one of those angels, thank you!

Have an awesome October!

Chiropractic Opportunities and Expectations in Developing Nations

By Michael Harvey, D.C.

So you just graduated Chiropractic College or you have been practicing for the first half of your career somewhere else and now you are considering practicing in the Third World. Maybe you have had enough of the snow and ice or you have had all you can take of insurance and the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Chiropractor Harvey Adjusting

The intrigue of third world practice is that you will never have to process another insurance claim for the rest of your career, and no more malpractice premiums and annual license fees. And relatively no government. A freedom lover’s dream.

So you start reading the ads on Planet Chiropractic looking for an opportunity that pulls on you and you make the call or send your CV to the chain of clinics looking for good, competent spinal adjusters with their heads screwed on straight.

You already know what you want but will that match up with what the clinic is offering? Your challenge is to find out what the practice requires of you and do just that and no more. What you think you want must also be what that practice needs or you will be otherwise disappointed.

International clinic owners have developed a model for practice success or they wouldn’t have an opening for you. Never try to change your new employer’s practice model to what you used to do. Find out what they need you to do. Practice your new procedures, drill them with your new employer and perform them to the best of your ability and you will make a living.

So it might be helpful to find out what clinic owners are looking for as well as what they abhor and will not hire.

Here is what they want from you:

  • Excellent Manual Spinal Adjusting Skills
  • Professional Salesmanship Skills
  • Compliance with all Clinic Policies
  • Well Grounded in Chiropractic Philosophy
  • Excellent Patient Retention Skills
  • An Intense Desire to Excel and Perform at a High Level
  • An Outgoing and Caring Personality
  • Willingness to Participate in your Own PR
  • Practice Management
  • Must Work Closely with the Clinic Owner
  • Communications fully ‘IN’ with CA’s and Other Docs
  • Responds to all practice related emails from the Clinic Owner and other staff
  • Knows how to Communicate

What Clinic Owners Don’t Want; What will make them put you on a raft and push you off to Cuba:

Wanna’ know what we don’t want the most? Idiots who never took a seminar! If you think the term “Practice Management” is profanity, there is a job opening for you in fast food. If you haven’t done a year long practice management program like David Singer, you are doomed to fail in chiropractic. That is the education you never got in Chiropractic College. That is the most important part of your chiropractic education.

We don’t want belligerent doctors who can’t be coached; re-read “put you on a raft” above.

And do you want to know what ideal the clinic owner values the most? Your Loyalty.

We want confident, loyal doctors who push power to each other and CAs to get our product: a room full of patients. Nothing else matters. When stats drop, and they sometimes will, you know what you have to do to build them back up again. You go out on your lunch break and put up another 40 posters in businesses across town. Below, you can see the poster we use which has drawn hundreds of new patients into our offices the easy way. The more posters you put up, the busier you get! Go, Go, Go, you little rabbit!

Dr Harvey Kingston Poster

In the Law of Cause and Effect, you choose which one you are.

Give your employer what he wants and he will give you what you want, a successful career as a doctor of chiropractic.

In our offices in Jamaica, our doctors earn 40% of their collections and get paid every day. With incentives, our doctors can earn 50% on days of high production. Last year our doctors got 80% of the profit of the practice! This is the best opportunity you will find so send us your CV!

This video demonstrates a comfortable osseous adjustment.

Michael Harvey, D.C.,
Founder, Dr. Harvey’s Chiropractic Centers, Jamaica

We are always expanding and looking for experienced doctors with great adjusting skills who have done high volume and taken practice management. Discover freedom, live in a tropical paradise and leave insurance behind forever!

Reply to [email protected]

Employment Opportunities at Cleveland University

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Cleveland University in Kansas City is hiring!

I received an email from Cleveland University Kansas City (CUKC) regarding positions available in the teaching departments. For those of you visiting Planet Chiropractic seeking jobs, be sure to also check out the links below for staff positions and associates.

we are hiring

Cleveland University-Kansas City has several full-time faculty openings within the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program.

  • Clinical Educator – The position of Clinical Educator serves as a Clinician in our chiropractic Health Center and provides instruction within assigned coursework as needed. The ideal candidate should possess a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from an accredited chiropractic college and be either licensed or eligible to be licensed in good standing in the state of Kansas, possess 3 years of clinical experience, and have excellent technology skills.
  • Chiropractic Teaching Fellow – This position is responsible for assisting in the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom and clinical instruction and related activities within our Doctor of Chiropractic degree program. The ideal candidate should possess a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from an accredited chiropractic college and be either licensed or eligible to be licensed in good standing in the state of Kansas and have excellent technology skills. Candidates with less than 3 years of clinical experience will be considered provided they hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Technique Simulation Lab Faculty – This position is responsible for the coordination, planning, coaching, and evaluation of technique skill development activities in the technique simulation lab. Force Sensing Table Technology™ embeds a force sensing platform into a chiropractic treatment table to provide users with immediate feedback regarding their performance of manual therapy. This faculty member will work in collaboration with leaders and instructors within the Doctor of Chiropractic program to ensure alignment of lab activities with the program’s core technique curriculum.

Cleveland Chiropractic University

Cleveland University-Kansas City offers a generous benefits package to include medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, University paid life and disability insurance, a 401k retirement plan, as well as on site fitness and dining facilities.

Interested individuals may learn more and apply at https://www.cleveland.edu/about-us/employment.

The Planet Chiropractic classifieds have several areas for posting employment opportunities. If you are seeking to hire associates for your chiropractic practice, use the Associates Wanted category. For hiring staff (positions such as office managers, insurance billing experts, front desk personal, etc.) use the Staff Positions Wanted category.

Here’s to everyone being happily and successfully employed!

Navigating the Chiropractic Classifieds

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

We have recently updated the classifieds section on Planet Chiropractic and I wanted to share some links for those of you seeking our most popular categories.

Most importantly is the mainpage: Chiropractic Classifieds

chiropractic adjusting table

On that page you can view all of the categories and see how many advertisements are posted to each category. We carried over most of the categories that were on our previous site but we’ll likely be modifying categories as we go forward. Below is a list of the 5 most used (posted to) categories.

There’s quite a few additional categories if you drill down from the primary ones. We will continue to review what ads are getting posted where and we’ll make improvements when we can.

Cheers, love and light!

 

Typical Scammer Email Sequence

If you’ve ever posted a classified advertisement online for an item for sale, chances are you’ve received e-mails from faraway places, from individuals that are planning to defraud you of your items and/or money. That’s not to say that fraud doesn’t also occur locally, it does, but there are typical patterns that take place in common overseas scams. US sellers are typically the targets of such scams, and unfortunately they are often times quite effective, since enough people fail the “if it sounds too good to be true” test, to make the scam worth the effort.

The most common target for chiropractic classifieds in these sorts of scams are chiropractor selling items like equipment, chiropractic tables, x-ray machines, and things of that nature. The scammers don’t care what the items are, they just want your money and/or your equipment. Unknowing sellers on other classified ad websites have been conned into shipping numerous items overseas. Items as large as motorcycles. The community effort on Planet Chiropractic has been terrific in helping to quickly identify scammers which helps us to block their activities. Scammers are a reality of buying and selling online, and I find the best thing people can do to combat being taken by a fraudster, is to stay educated on recognizing potential scams.

Here’s a sequence of e-mails from just yesterday involving someone in Africa sending e-mails to a seller of chiropractic items in the United States. Take a look…

Hi, (from the scammer)

How are you doing? Am writing you in regards to your posting on here and i’m interested in buying the item for one of my cousins.I want to know if the item is still available,if yes,Pls do get back to me with the detail and the last price of the item.Hope to read from you and have a wonderful and productive day.

Thanks
rickson.

rickson
[email protected]

Hi, (The unknowing seller replies)

I still have the item. It is $550 + any packaging/shipping/transaction fees to get it to you. If you give me an address I can find out the final cost. I ship via UPS.

Seller

Hi, (The scammer follow up)

Thanks for the response to my introductory email..I am pretty cool with the price and condition and i am buying this for my cousin but my mode of payment will be the Most acceptable,safer and reliable means of payment which is United state certified money order/cashier check…Also,i am going to add $40 to the price for you to withdraw the advert from site.Please do get back to me with your name and address along with your phone number so that payment can be sent to you as early as possible and i will have my shipper come to pick up the item once you receive and clear the payment….And if you have a picture of the item,kindly attached with your response so that i can send it to my cousin.

Kindest Regards,

rickson
[email protected]

After reading the above paragraph most sellers come to the conclusion that someone is attempting to scam and defraud them. If sellers would pay closer attention, they would potentially notice the signs of a scam in the first e-mail. It has the following makings of an e-mail from a scammer

  • poor grammar (many e-mails include poor grammar, so not the perfect individual identifier)
  • item requested for third-party (in this case a cousin)
  • nonspecific (meaning there’s no actual specific mention of the item)

When selling items online, you pretty much have to expect that a certain amount of e-mails you receive are going to be from people attempting to defraud you of your money and/or your items, take the necessary steps to know who you’re dealing with before you ship items or money anywhere.

Chiropractic Equipment Classified Scams

I’ve joked that I’ve posted on this subject 1000 times, but I’ll post 1000 more, if it helps educate people using classified advertisement websites. It’s the Internet, and scammers are everywhere (but the community is kicking butt). Users of classified advertising websites, like the chiropractic classifieds by Planet Chiropractic, would love to believe that everyone they receive e-mails from can be trusted, but that’s not the case (that goes for any classified ad website).

Here’s two of the latest e-mail accounts (along with IP addresses) that have proven to be fraudulent accounts run by scammers intent on separating people from their money. The e-mail I received from a guy, several years ago, that almost shipped a motorcycle overseas, motivates me to continue posting information like this.

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Scammer: [email protected]
Sender IP: 96.43.138.252
Provider: Kansas City Joe’s Datacenter LLC

Hello, i am interested in the immediate purchase of your item place for sale, is it still available? if yes. tell me the final asking price, and send me more pics [email protected] i will be waiting for your email. Anne

Anne
[email protected]
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chiropractic-equipment-scamsMake No Bones about Chiropractic Equipment Scams

Scammer: Williams Diehl ([email protected])
Sender IP: 41.71.176.31
Provider: Nigeria Abuja Visafone Communications Limited

Template this scammer uses…

Hello Seller,

In response to your ITEM posted for sale. I am interested in making an immediate purchase of it.
After several consideration over the advert placed on the website, a friend doctor who has really shown interest in it and would want to issue the payment.
But before I proceed on this transaction I will like to ask some question as follows.

1. Is the condition of the ITEM what you have describe it to be ?
2. What is the final asking prize you can go at last ?
3. Do you accept a certified check as a mode of payment ?
4,Can the picture send to me via email for proper view?

Also I would like to restate clearly that this item will be shipped to Gambia and I have a shipping agent who would take good care of this. You are to cash the Check you will recieve and deduct the funds for the sales of your item and please have the excess funds sent to the shipping agent in order to schedule the pick up of the item.

All neccesary transfer papers will be dully signed by the shipper on behalf of my doctor friend when the shipping agents comes for the pick up of the item .

I will be willing to entertain more of your questions that might arise, please provide your

FULL NAME:
ADDRESS :
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
PHONE NUMBER :

So that I can have it forwarded to my friend doctor for immediate payment issuance.Looking forward to hear from you.

Regards.

Williams Diehl
90-92, Mount Pleasant Rd,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RB

Williams Diehl
[email protected]
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I’d recommend to everyone not to do business with anyone contacting you from either of these two e-mail addresses. If you are selling an item on a classified ad website, and you found this post because you were doing a search to see if these contacts were fraudulent, rest assured that they are. Contact the site you have your ad posted with, and let them know you’ve been contacted by a scammer.

Response To Your ITEM Posted For Sale

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

I woke up to a forwarded e-mail this morning from a chiropractor that was contacted by someone inquiring about a piece of chiropractic equipment he had listed for sale. I’m thankful he quickly forwarded the e-mail to me so that the sender’s information could be investigated. While I’ve covered this topic in what feels like thousands of times before, I don’t expect the practice is ever going to go away completely, so I’ll continue to post reminders now and then.

Bottom line: always be weary of those contacting you online regarding equipment for sale, this is the area scammers target most.

chiropractic classified ad serviceFrom the activity I see online, it appears that nearly everyone using the classified advertising system is taking the time to read directions, and users are posting/replying responsibly. Still, some have either skipped over reading directions, or continue posting in a way that is not recommended (we do delete and ban accounts regularly). The other day I posted classified ad e-mail address tips for this very reason, since some users prefer to post their e-mail information in the body of advertisements. I strongly advise against this, and the text I’m going to share shows my reasoning why. The following is what was forwarded to me…

[email protected] wrote:
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BELOW IS A REPLY TO YOUR CLASSIFIED AD
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Items posted in Product Categories are frequent targets of Check and Money Order Scams.
We are working to reduce and eliminate fraud. Your assistance and support is appreciated.
If you believe this ad reply is fraudulent, simply forward it to [email protected] and then
delete it. Do not reply to any suspicious emails. It will only result in more SPAM.

Ad Number: XXXXX
Sender IP: 172.129.226.246

Ad Headline: Spinal Care 2000
Posted To: Chiropractic Classifieds

Hello Seller,

In response to your ITEM posted for sale. I am an agent interested in making an immediate purchase of it.

After several consideration over the advert placed on the website, my client who has really shown interest in it and would want to issue the payment.

But before I proceed on this transaction I will like to ask some question as follows.

1. Is the condition of the ITEM what you have describe it to be ?

2. What is the final asking prize you can go at last ?

3. Do you accept a certified check as a mode of payment ?

4,Can the picture send to me via email for proper view?

Also I would like to restate clearly that this item will be shipped to Australia and I have a shipping agent who would take good care of this. You are to cash the Check you will recieve and deduct the funds for the sales of your item and please have the excess funds sent to the shipping agent in order to schedule the pick up of the item.

All neccesary transfer papers will be dully signed by the shipper on behalf of my client when the shipping agents comes for the pick up of the item .

I will be willing to entertain more of your questions that might arise, please provide your

FULL NAME:
ADDRESS :
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
PHONE NUMBER :

So that I can have it forwarded to my client for immediate payment issuance.Looking forward to hear from you.

Regards.
Mr William Diehl
Fleet court ,
fleet st torquay
devon england tq1 1dr x

williams diehl
[email protected]
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Thankfully the chiropractor using our advertising system relied on the built in contact form to be contacted regarding their equipment for sale. Using the form, we are able to capture the sender’s IP address, e-mail address, and other pertinent information. That information can be quickly forwarded to Internet Service Providers, state and local agencies, etc. We can also ban the sender’s e-mail address, making their scamming efforts slightly more difficult. The form also provides us with the information to create this post; so that people selling motorcycles, cars, household appliances, cameras, and all sorts of other items that appear unclassified add websites throughout the world, can be notified that this individual is a scammer.

To those that use the classified ad system, thank you for being a responsible member of the community.

Kellee Chee Khiong Financial Officer at Malaysia RHB Bank

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Been a while since we’ve had a classified advertising scam update. Thankfully, the community has really gotten awesome in spotting fraud and has been seriously kicking butt on emailing updates likety split. Not long ago a chiropractor received an email from someone claiming to be a financial officer at a bank in Lumpur. Looked and smelled like a scam and the IP address used was from an AT&T account in the USA. Great job by the chiropractor for spotting and forwarding it on to me.

IP Location 70.232.241.19

I like when I get informed with info like this since we take the time to post it online and get the name and IP address showing up in search. Many times now I’ve had emails from others saying they see these same activities going on elsewhere. Great to keep track of the names and IP addresses so they can be reported to internet and email providers.

This particular case involved the responding to an ad placed for chiropractic equipment. The reply read…

Ad Number: 27454
Sender IP: 70.232.241.19

My name is Kellee Chee Khiong, the financial officer at Malaysia RHB Bank Berhad in Lumpur, and I am getting in touch with you regarding a business deal worth $US37 Million in my control which will be executed under a legitimate arrangement. I am contacting you independently and will intimate you more about myself and details of the project if and when I receive your response. Kindly get back to me via my private email if you are interested in partnership with me on this project. Contact me via my private email.

Sincerely,
Kellee Chee Khiong
[email protected]

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Wow, 37 million dollars, I’m surprised the chiropractor didn’t first try and secure a deal. Haha. OK, we’ve seen this and other types of email and contact form scam/spam hundreds of times so it’s nothing new. The only reason we still post the info is so that the address and IP data gets made public. You never know when someone is going to not be so sure it’s a scam (it happens) and just to be safe, performs a search of the senders email address and/or name. It’s not yellow pages type dishonesty, but it’s still important to get the word out.