By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
I’m posting this in the hope that someone potentially getting scam by an overseas buyer will perform a search and find this persons info. It’s similar to the dozens of other scam emails I’ve seen over the years, only the names and email addresses change (and sometimes the IP address). Here is info on the latest…
Sender IP: 188.8.131.52
Ad Headline: Traction Table
Posted To: Chiropractic Classifieds
Sender replied to a Chiropractic Classified with the following…
hello i say you advert for sale and am willing to buy it i want you to give
me your best selling price for it and the present condition .. i will be
waiting to read from you ..
OK, not everybody spells great or has proper grammer (myself included) but this is classic scam copy, similar to Osram Slam, Martins Gilbert, Mark Nicholas, Daniel Monday, Loaded Martins, and many others.
Regardless of where you are posting your classified ads, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take a few minutes to do some research and find out who you are dealing with, BEFORE you even reply to email requests.
If you are not sure the email sent to you from some stranger wanting to purchase your item on behalf of a client using a shipping company and check or money order is a scam, the least you could do is perform a search for the persons name or email address. Many times it will appear on a 419 Scam Forum site or in a blog post like this.
Don’t be fooled, do your homework.