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almost got scammed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by matt z, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    matt z

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    hello TW.

    I am currently in the market for a tacoma, and i thought i found one in Chicago on craigslist. nice looking truck, 2007 access cab 33,000 miles. all for only $8000. he said he was going through a divorce and needed cash. I thought, your full of crap. But I emailed him anyway. Turns out he is in a different stated than the ad, and he needed money through moneybookers escrow service. I decided to google him. I found a post on a motorcycle forum saying that the deal was a scam. One guy posted the email he received from the guy... IT WAS IDENTICAL TO THE ONE I GOT!!!!

    So if anyone ever sees the name 'Clifford Pierce' or 'moneybookers' on craigslist IT IS A SCAM!!!

    So, this was my public service announcement for the day.

    on a lighter note. if anyone knows of a legit 05+ 4x4 V6 taco for sale, let me know.

    matt z
     
  2. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    NWtacoma

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    why would you even bother emailing. there is no way youll ever find a tacoma for 8k with 33k miles on it.
     
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    ^ Thanks for the INFO. However these Scams have been going for years. If you search through the Ads in Craigslist. You'll find these scams for just about anything. You'll be surprised...They'll try it for your XBOX 360:mad:

    FLIPPING A-Holes!
     
  4. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    The first rule of eBay/Craigslist:

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    I'm thinking about selling mine. 06 bsp access cab 4x4 v6 trd off road with 16,000 miles
     
  6. Feb 9, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    if you think buying stuff on craigslist is sketchy....think about selling stuff. I stopped giving my email cuz i would get 4 or 5 emails a day on some one who was out of town but would have their buddy come pick it up after i wired them some money.

    It's really easy to spot, so now i just mess with them and see how far they'll go to make it look like a real deal:rolleyes:
     
  7. Feb 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    macgyver

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    Thats why I always google any phone numbers they list and any email addresses they list.
     
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