Classifieds Scams

Currently across the net there are money laundering/ripoff scams being proposed to people regarding the sales of parts and automobiles. A few Dropgates users have reported getting these emails so heres the specs to keep all of you informed. As usuall, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. Below is just one example of the scam. Keep in mind it almost always consists of a person from overseas and has to do with a cashiers check or etc that will turn out to be fake when its too late. You may experience this on any website as it is happening everywhere. The key is when they offer you free extra money or send you extra "accidentally"

go to to read more about all the different ones going on.

Robin wrote this:
I would like to make sure you are aware of a scam that is going on out there right now. There is a person posing as a buyer from a foreign country contacting people off this web site. He contacts you and says that he will send you a cashiers check that will cover the cost of the car and the shipping. He sends a check that is over the amount and then claims it was a mistake and ask you to send the overage back to him. This person sent me a counterfeit cashiers check but luckily I let the bank put a hold on it before I sent the overage. He has contacted me again under a different name. I want to make sure that all members are aware that this guy is out there!
Below is a copy of his e mail
-----Original Message-----
From: smith martin [<>]
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 5:12 PM
To: Hargrove, Robin
Subject: 66 single cab 100% complete
am interested in your 66 single cab 100% complete am offering $3,500 if my offer is acceptable get back to me,for the shipping i have a shipper that take care of my shipping,for payment do you accept a cheque?thanks hope to hear from you soon.