why I was worried about selling on craigslist - scam

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cackle, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. cackle

    cackle Songster

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    So I post on the local Craigslist and get this email:


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    hello
    I will like to know if the above item is still available for sale,
    i will like to buy this item so pls i do want you to withdraw the
    advert from Craigslist i dont mind giving you an extra $60 to add to
    it cos i dont want to lose this this item. I will also like you to
    know that i will be paying via check due to the distance as i am
    located in Florida.I will need you to provide me with the following
    information to facilitate the mailing of
    the check.
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
    3.Your phonenumber.
    **I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check**
    Have a nice day


    when you read the rules this has all the fraud warning signs. I reported it. Hopefully they won't suspend my account. [​IMG]

    susan
     
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

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    I recently posted my first for sale listing on Craigslist and got almost an identical response. I replied sorry this is a cash sale only and never heard back from them.
     
  3. keedokes

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    I'm a lot meaner when I get people trying to scam me...I get very very annoyed when I'm honestly trying to make money and people waste my time and try to take money and things from me. They usually don't respond after I email them back. *glower*
     
  4. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

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    Dutch Flat, CA
    Yea this goes on all the time.. just report it , I woudnt even reply to the person.. then they have your email. Also include on your ad : "local sales only in person" that usually stops the requests. I wouldnt worry about craigslist deleting your account.. you did nothing wrong.


    Nancy
     
  5. luvanimals3

    luvanimals3 Songster

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    I always put in my ad Cash only! Call only if interested.
     
  6. KittyKelly

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  7. cackle

    cackle Songster

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    Quote:Great. I did not even think about that. I did email them back and said it was sold.
     
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    I can't post out loud what I wrote back to the last scammer who contacted me through craigslist.

    Of course, I doubt he could read English that well considering his grammar, but it made me feel better.
     
  9. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Those types of responses seem to be fairly typical on Craig's List (and dating sites, as well). They are usually easy to spot as the grammar is horrible and it's obvious the scammer's first language is NOT English. I don't know if reporting them does any good, though it certainly can't hurt. I just ignore them.
     
  10. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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