Beware Fraudulent Buyer
Beware of a fraudulent scheme to obtain your email address.
Proceed cautiously if you receive an offer from someone interested in your classified ad and writes such things as:
- They will send you a check for a larger amount then what you are asking.
- They will then ask you to send the difference with the flute.
- They will offer to buy the “Item”, but will never use the flute type in their reply e-mail.
- They will offer to take care of “pick-up” and “shipping” from you.
- They will never reply with a phone number or address only a HotMail, Yahoo! or Gmail type of email address.
Keep in mind with this site your email address is never revealed to a potential buyer. If you receive, what you believe is, a fraudulent email from a potential buyer then all they have done is clicked on the “Contact” tab to the right of your ad and filled out the form and clicked on the “Send Reply” button. The email was sent via our server and the email has not come directly from the fraudulent buyer so as long as you don’t respond to the fraudulent buyer and ignore their bogus request they will go away.
And remember, they will not know your email address if you do not email them back.
Please proceed cautiously with “too good to be true” offers.