Important please read
I just found this on another forum and thought i would share it with you so we can be on the lookout.
It has come to our attention that a scammer has targeted our internet forum. that have classified areas. Please read this carefully and DO NOT become a victim of such criminals.
Basically, the scammer is watching the classified sections and waiting for someone to make an offer on an item, which is then refused by the seller. The scammer then registers with a user name almost identical to that of the seller and simply adds a full stop, underscore, or similar.
A PM is then sent to the prospective buyer suggesting a change of heart, accepting the offer, asking for payment and sending bank details. The forum concerned has handed over all this information to the police and hopefully this individual will be stopped, BUT that doesnít mean someone else wonít try the same thing. The scammer in this case used all manner of free internet hotspots so itís easy to see how it can be done. People have already been caught out and we donít want a member of DW to be the next one.
We cannot restrict everything, so please do not fall for anything like this. Follow ALL the forum rules and guidelines on using the classified areas and do NOT make any deals via PM Ė this rule is there for the protection of everyone.