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dose it sound fishy?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by higherlux, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    higherlux

    higherlux [OP] Well-Known Member

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    to me somthing about this dosnt seam right

    heres the message he sent to me on yahoo


    Hi,
    Good to hear back from you. I am willing to pay your asking price. I will be paying you by money order as its the only way I can pay you at the moment. I would have loved to come take a look but I am presently out of town on an assignment. I will not be back in town soon. I don't mind adding an extra fifty dollars so you can keep it in my favor, Please send me some pictures. I hope it is in good condition. Reply with your full name, cell phone number, and address where payment should be sent.I will let you know how I intend to go about the pick-up. Please take the posting off craigs list today and consider it sold to me.
    Expecting to hear from you soon.
    Thanks.








    -----Original Message-----
    From: Blake <@yahoo.com>
    To: Thomas Bent <@aol.com>
    Sent: Mon, Sep 6, 2010 1:59 pm
    Subject: Re: warn transformer brush guard for toyota tacoma - $575 ( )


    yes sir it is

    --- On Sun, 9/5/10, Thomas Bent <> wrote:


    From: Thomas Bent <>
    Subject: warn transformer brush guard for toyota tacoma - $575 ()
    To: sale-y5eqg-1938561124@craigslist.org
    Date: Sunday, September 5, 2010, 10:55 PM







    --
    Available Forsale?



    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    this message was remailed to you via: @craigslist.org
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  2. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:06 PM
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    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    Total. Sketch.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Fishy yes , but I like it too .
     
  4. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    hawaiikone

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    Simply a way to get personal info.
    Offer a name and PO Box instead
     
  5. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    higherlux

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    but i put my first name and phone number in the ad
     
  6. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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    higherlux

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    just sent this to him and if his response sounds like a normal response then i guess it would be real and not a scam?

    you realize that it dosnt come with the winch nor the lights on the bumper

    and would you be interested in the front bumper as well?

    and sorry its dark out and ill get some pictures first thing in the morning



    oh and my name is blake
     
  7. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    Should have told him your name was Labek the 3rd.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    Dont send him anything till you have cash in hand!
     
  9. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    Money order, out of town, full name, address and phone number...after you already posted your name and number. Don't waste your time man, he scamming you. Happened to my brother in law the same way. Just keep it posted and don't talk to him anymore.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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    toyotadude5

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    dude full scam. This exact same message pops up everywhere.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    Matic

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    So what's wrong with a money order? As long as it cashes out, right?
     
  12. Sep 7, 2010 at 12:13 AM
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    Money Orders can be cancelled as easy as a check now a days, evn after you cash it, then you end up owing the bank you cashed it at.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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    Godammit, everytime I hear about these scammers I wanna see them get hit by a train, these pieces of shit need to be stopped. This a 100& bullshit ad, notice how he never says what it is, just "the item", blah blah.......... God I hate these assholes.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2010 at 12:31 AM
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    Matic

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    Still not sure. Someone had to pay to buy the money order. So if i cash the money order, how can they cancel it? For instance: I get a money order for $1000. I have to pay cash $1000 and wherever they charge for the money order. It's not like you can write a check for a money order. That money order in essence becomes the cash.
    so when i cash it, regardless if the person stops payment of it, if its cashed that's on the other party correct?
    so if i receive a money order and cash it, how long do i have to wait to see if a person is going to cancel it? Indefinatly? Or shall i say how long should i wait to turn the item over to a person that has purchased something from me with a money order?
     
  15. Sep 7, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    higherlux

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    he acually replied

    what do yall think?

    Yea i know,i will like you to please take some pictures and send it to me in the morning and i will like to know where i can mailed the money order to ...hope to hear from you soon.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    That's a standard text for a scam letter. IF you were to actually receive the money order it would be counterfeit, and your bank wouldn't know until it went through the electronic cycle. By that time you've already shipped.
     
  17. Sep 7, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    thats a fucking scam dude. look at his broken english

    I see this same shit all the time. he will come up with some shit about a private shipper...blah blah blah.... they will ask you to pay for shipping and he will "reimburse" you. please please please dont let them fool you.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Matic

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    OK. Here's the deal.
    I spoke with my credit union today. I have dealt with them on a personal level for close to 10 yrs.
    Yes, a money order can be cancelled just like a check and is preferred by scammers because of the inability to trace easily. "IF" it has not been cashed.
    If the money order has been cashed, the buyer can do NOTHING. They cannot put a stop on it, they cannot cancel it, they cannot do anything in regards to that money order AFTER it has been cashed. Not "Deposited", but CASHED.
    Call your bank and ask them. Once the money order is cashed, it's a done deal my friend. Period.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    hawaiikone

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    If you really want to try this then give him your address and let him know they'll be a 10 day hold on the money order, which will be cashed immediately. If you get a ok to that then do it.
    Businesses pay people to collect emails with names and addresses for many reasons. Your buyer sure sounds like one of these.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    did you take the email traffic to your credit union and show them? I willing to bed they will tell you this is a scam. Dont let us talk you out of it though...seems like you have your mind set on getting ripped off...
     
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