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  • The classifieds here are very busy, because of the safeguards in place we don't have a big problem with scammers.

    However the criminals never stop trying so always be alert when you sell something online.

    Here is a scammer that was just reported by multiple members who all received the identical initial contact on their ad and then the identical followup email when they responded.

    In case you don't know, the ultimate goal is to "overpay" by some method (usually a very good fake cahiers check) and then get you to wire them the cash difference with some clever story.

    Initial Email Sent with the Send Email To Seller button.

    From: photoislife112

    Hi, I am Bryan Luebke, IT Manager at Hcc Life Insurance Company, I am writing in reference to your recent Ad. I would like to know if the pictures on the Ad are recent and are still available for sale.

    Please reply to my direct e-mail at photoislife112@gmail.com
    I await your response.

    Bryan Luebke
    IT Manager
    Hcc Life Insurance Company.
    (936) 337-0988

    Second email sent as a reply to the members response.

    From: photo life

    Hi, I am deeply sorry I will not be able to come to take a look at it
    due to my wife who has just delivered our second baby. I just deem it
    fit that I have to be with her for some necessities which she wouldn't
    handle on her own and receive some visitors who will be checking on
    the family to give their congratulatory messages. I want you to
    consider it sold to me and I will immediately instruct my financier to
    make a certified bank check of the exact amount to you once you
    receive it I will wait the appropriate time for it to be confirmed
    cleared then I will handle the pick up by my transport company. Please
    provide me with the following information below now in order to get
    the payment to you.

    (1) Your full name as it will appear on the payment.
    (2) Your address to ensure delivery in your courier service.
    (3) Your phone number.
    (4) Amount

    I am waiting to hear from you.


    Bryan Luebke
    IT Manager
    Hcc Life Insurance Company.
    (936) 337-0988

    Damon Linkous
    1992 Hobie 18
    Memphis, TN

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  • I got both of these emails this week in response to my ad
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