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Craigslist scammers are out of control

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by petersharp, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Jul 14, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    petersharp

    petersharp [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been posting a few ads on CL recently for items I'm trying to sell. Have rec'd the following emails...

    That's great, thank you for getting back to me. Though I'll be using
    the services of a mover who will come for the pick up of the item on
    my behalf all because I'm currently away for a contracting Job but I
    will send a Check through my Bank to cover the cost of the items. The
    check will be delivered to you by a reliable courier company within
    2-3 working days. Please do provide me with your full mailing address,
    and also indicate your final price, the Name that should be on check
    and finally a cell phone #. Kindly delete the posting because am
    serious in buying it, when the funds clears then we can arrange for
    the pick up asap.

    Regards,
    clara

    and...

    Hello,
    I would love to buy your Treadmill - Image 16.0Q - $250 which you
    have for sale,i came across your ad for my first time using craig's
    list(I guess i was lucky LOL!).I wish i could come down to you to look
    at it but unfortunately i am currently in Vienna VA but i can do the
    whole transaction from here with ease.Please advice if the item is
    still in good conditions and if you can accept a Cashier's check/Money
    Order for payment.
    The price of the item is fair to me and i wouldn't want to loose it
    so it would be my pleasure to add another $50 to the asking price so
    you can sell the item to me and also tell other interested parties
    that it has been sold to avoid competitions(LOL).
    I have read the craig's list warning and i understand they warn
    against cashier's check and money order,but i want you to know that i
    am a good guy and would never do anything to harm anyone.So if you are
    okay with my offer,kindly get back with the information below so i
    will use it to make payment to you immediately,
    1)Full Name
    2)Full Address(City,State and zip code)
    3)Phone Number(Best time you can be reached on Phone)
    Please don't bother yourself about the pick up,the pick up will
    be handled by me.I will have my forwarding courier to proceed with the
    pick up once you notify me that you've got your payment and cash in
    hand.
    I will be waiting to read a reply from you soonest.Stay Blessed
    and Best Regards.

    Man, it's annoying :mad: I hope CL can stop this stuff happening soon!
     
  2. Jul 14, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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    It a free service-Doubt it'll ever stop. Lots of folks do good business thru them...Sorry it's not working for you...
     
  3. Jul 14, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    petersharp

    petersharp [OP] Well-Known Member

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  4. Jul 14, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    Hollywood22

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    Be careful brother....so many f'n jack asses out there...just went through the same thing selling my car...it's hard sifting through the bs buyers...good luck
     
  5. Jul 14, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    petersharp

    petersharp [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Actually it has worked for me many times...buying/selling cars, a boat, lots of other stuff; it's just annoying that people abuse the system.

    BTW, how do they make money if it's free?
     
  6. Jul 14, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    Brunes

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    ::shrug:: They don't get cuts of any of the stuff I've ever sold....They must be robbing banks.....
     
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