by Michael Dorausch
Here is a quick post of a type of email to watch out for when placing chiropractic classified ads on the main website. While pages are getting thousands of views each week and there is lots of user activity, everyone is advised to be aware of fraudulent attempts to purchase products. No need for headaches.
Ad Headline: Nervo-Scope
Posted To: Chiropractic Classifieds
am interested in immediate purchase of your item. After several consideration over the advert placed on the website my client has really shown interest in it and would really want to issue the payment in form of certified bank check. Will you be accepting a certified bank check check? The certified bank check that will be drawn by my client would include the cost for shipping company that will be coming for the pick-up after you have cashed the payment and the remaning excess funds it being sent to shipping Company. the shipping company will be solely be responsible for the picking-up of the item after you have send the remaning excess funds on the payment to them of the item. Please contact me asap via email for futher questions as regards this transaction if you really show willingness in selling this item asap do get back to me with your full name and conatct address and also your contact phone number. Thank You and I am expecting your response asap
Now, if for some crazy reason you think that is a legitimate email message from some local chiropractor, just wanted to let you know it is not.
I’ve been thinking it may be a good idea to request all DCs wanting to purchase products be asked where they attended college, when they graduated, what techniques do they like, etc… Should at least be able to weed out a few scammers.