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Scam Alert!

 
Scam Alert!!!

SELLERS, BEWARE OF THE FOLLOWING SCAM:

You may receive an email or telephone call from a buyer from another country (typically, but not necessarily a country in Africa), asking to pay by cashier's check. The check is supposedly from a "client" who owes the buyer money, and the amount is far greater than the price of the costume. You are asked to send the costume, and pay the difference in price via a wire transfer.

This particular scam is easy to spot, however, there are variations you may not recognize. To ensure your protection, you should NEVER accept a cashier's check as payment. In fact, you should neve conduct any transactions without the use of an escrow service such as Escrow.com.

SAMPLE CORRESPONDENCE:


Hello,

Goodday and happy easter? I saw your advertised ballgown which i am interested in it for my daughter, and i will like to know the present condition and the actual PRICE. I await you response A.S.A.P. God bless you.

Regards,
[Buyer]

The gown is in excellent condition. The price is $500.00.

Regards,
[Seller]

Hi [Seller]

Thanks for the mail, I am very okay with the present condition and also hear from you.I wish to let you know also that the price of $500 is okay by me as for the payment and shipping you have nothing to worry about.I have spoken to my shipping agent who will be comming for the pickup in your end. My boss of mine in the US who is owing me some funds about $4,500 so I will instruct him to issue cashier check in your name and after you must have recieve and cash it you deduct the cost of Black ballgown plus additional $50 as compensation which you may spend on transport, You then get the remaining balance sent to my shipper via westernunion money transfer.

If this is okay by you I want you to kindly get back to me asap with your full name, contact address, and phone number both home and mobile so that we can proceed on the payment and shipping.

Your understanding will be highly appreciated and i await you response A.S.A.P.

Regards,

[Buyer]

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