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craigslist scam

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by pwrstrk02, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Apr 30, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    pwrstrk02

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    just saw a post on a craigslist scam on hear, and i thought id share an email conversation i had not too long ago with a scammer. it was for 2 blackberries.

    someone tried to scam me on craigslist. just thought id share. i edited to shorten it, take out foul language, and changed my #

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: jane holt j <janeeholtt999@gmail.com>
    > > --
    > is this Item still available for sale? what is the condition? get back
    > me as soon as you can.
    > regards

    > on 12/9/09, pwrstrk02@aol.com <pwrstrk02@aol.com> wrote:
    > yes i do still have them as of right now. if you want a faster response, it
    > would help if you contacted me per craigslist posting. (816)555-6936. it
    > is very rare that i check my email.

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: dixions jane bailey <dixionjane@gmail.com>
    > >
    > Thanks for the quick response i want to buy this item for my son as
    > Christmas gift i want to buy it now before things start going up Due
    > to the nature of my work .so i need a quick reply i will add enough
    > money for the item and shipping and handling of the package i mean
    > you will be shipping on my behalf to my son and i will like to know
    > our mode of payment but to be sincere i can only send you a PayPal
    > payment which protects me and you from scam and fraud.all you have to
    > do now is to get back to me with your PayPal confirmed account email
    > and or you send me an invoice.let me know if you are still interested
    > to further in this transaction.
    > Regards

    On 12/10/09, pwrstrk02@aol.com <pwrstrk02@aol.com> wrote:
    > first of all let me start by saying, i wish not to deal with an idiot as
    > yourself. you obviously cant follow simple instructions such as, "call or
    > text me" per craigslist ad, i also responded to your email to "call or text
    > me as i dont check my email too offten". you still emailed me. so how in the
    > world will you be able to follow instructions following my paypal account,
    > shipping, and let alone not even able to do a good scam. nice try though.

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: dixions jane bailey dixionjane@gmail.com you too you are a fool i fu#$ed your mum last night.your dad sucked my
    d*%k too,y did have too abuse me.

    IDIOT.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    they use the word "item" cause they use the same copy and paste email for every item they try to scam. they send out random emails to ads in the hopes that somebody will fall for it.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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  4. Apr 30, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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  5. Apr 30, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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  6. Apr 30, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    These Mother #$%^@*$ make me sick.

    EDIT: Figured I should clarify....the scammers on Craigslist and anywhere else for that matter. I ran into these dipshits while in search for a Taco and man did I run across some awesome deals that were dead ends. Some peoples methods of making a living arn't worth spitting on!!!
     
  7. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  8. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    something's up with that site....:confused:
    maybe just this computer but I had symantec kick me off the internet
     
  9. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Could be, I just looked around but I don't think I would hang out there all that long.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    FYI... i had no intentions on anyone looking email addresses. i guess i should of edited those also. look at your own risk, i had no idea of this email address being linked to a scam sight. i just thought it was a funny story.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    no, it was the site jester posted after searching
     
  12. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    thanks. i was starting to feeling guilty.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Every time Ive ever posted someting for sale on C list I get about 15 scam emails saying they have a "private" shipping company and will send a verified check...or some bull crap along those lines..get a life!
     
  14. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    they always go for the electronics. I tried selling my old xbox on there a while back got a dude that was interested, i thought it was fishy. said to take the check to bank and cash it then wire transfer to x address. i ended up getting a check in the mail for $27k... my item was only 50. WTF! i took it to the cops and asked what i should do. they just said to shred it. I ended up looking up the names and addresses he sent to me, none of them matched or came up and the address he sent from was no good either. i just responded back to his email (cops told me to) saying, the police have your check dip shit i do not wish to deal with you.

    lol
     
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    It's all good, a lot of times when someone posts one of the scammer stories I will look up the scammers email and usually find a few other people complaining of attempted scamming as well. The more people that post about these the better, they are trying to scam people because it does work sometimes and that is pretty scary.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    That's so messed. I really wish people like this would get into a lot of legal trouble! These douchebags have no respect at all. I would give them a good beating if I somehow ran into one and k ew he was a little scammer! :p
    I bought a tv mount from monoprice.com ams someone got into their database and stole my card, asshole stole a grand from me. Luckily my bank is hooking me up and taking care of everything.
     
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    They just recently had a guy shot during a CL scam here.

    Had 2 similar incidents within the past week, people call and make arrangements to come buy an item and they force their way into the house and hold the homeowners at gunpoint.

    http://www.king5.com/news/local/Lake-Stevens-92438934.html
     
  18. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    that's another reason why i pay with my credit card for online purchases, or even at restaurants (card skimmers) rather than using my debit card. i'd rather have them wipe my credit card than put my checking in the negative.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    When I get scams they are usually from @AOL.com accounts
     
  20. Apr 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    AOL or Gmail. ive gotten quite a few from the gmail accounts
     
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