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.
Scammer: [email protected]
Sender IP: 220.127.116.11
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
Scammer: Williams Diehl ([email protected])
Sender IP: 18.104.22.168
Provider: Nigeria Abuja Visafone Communications Limited
Template this scammer uses…
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
PHONE NUMBER :
So that I can have it forwarded to my friend doctor for immediate payment issuance.Looking forward to hear from you.
90-92, Mount Pleasant Rd,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RB
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.