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Old 08-15-2007, 01:43 PM
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Craigs List Scam?

I have a set of painted plastics listed on Craigs List and just recieved the e-mail below, looks like a scam to me, what do ya'll think?


The reason I am sending you this email is to make final reconfirmation of this item and also to let you know that payment will be by certified Money Order or Check . In view of this I need you to email me any information that may be required to send the payment , as I do not want to send the payment to a wrong location lest they gets into the wrong hands.
Regarding the shipping, I have a company that takes care of the pick up of my consignments for me and ship to my destination anywhere in the U.S.A. ,you do not worry about shipping, the company will send down a representative to arrange the Sales documentation and the pick up from your end for onward transfer to my destination.
I also want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving an overdraft payment ,
which will cover the money for the pickup (pickup and shipping to the final destination) as well as the money to be paid to the company that will take care of the pickup and the documentation with you. So please, as soon as you receive the payment , go and cash them immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you cost of this Item and take a compensation of $100 for stress making you go thru, and you will send the rest balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via the nearest Western Union agent in your area. Deduct the Western Union charges from the balance and send the remaining immediately .
The payment will be in your name to make it easier for you to receive paymen t, deduct your money and send the balance via Western Union as regards my earlier direction, please reconfirm your details one more time.
I will
give you the details of the company that you will send t!he balance of the money to once I get a reply and agreement that you will send the money via Western Union money transfer immediately you cash the payment .
Once the money is received by the agent, the shipping agent will contact you immediately to arrange the documentation as well as the pick up immediately.
So in view of the above, here are some of the details I will need for final assurance of the payment to you.
(1) Full Name
(2) Mailing address, no p.o.box please
(3) your direct telephone number
(4)Asking price
Once you get back to me with all the above, the payment will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you . Hope to hear from you immediately.
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:50 PM
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Scam. Dont believe it.

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I have a set of painted plastics listed on Craigs List and just recieved the e-mail below, looks like a scam to me, what do ya'll think?


The reason I am sending you this email is to make final reconfirmation of this item and also to let you know that payment will be by certified Money Order or Check . In view of this I need you to email me any information that may be required to send the payment , as I do not want to send the payment to a wrong location lest they gets into the wrong hands.
Regarding the shipping, I have a company that takes care of the pick up of my consignments for me and ship to my destination anywhere in the U.S.A. ,you do not worry about shipping, the company will send down a representative to arrange the Sales documentation and the pick up from your end for onward transfer to my destination.
I also want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving an overdraft payment ,
which will cover the money for the pickup (pickup and shipping to the final destination) as well as the money to be paid to the company that will take care of the pickup and the documentation with you. So please, as soon as you receive the payment , go and cash them immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you cost of this Item and take a compensation of $100 for stress making you go thru, and you will send the rest balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via the nearest Western Union agent in your area. Deduct the Western Union charges from the balance and send the remaining immediately .
The payment will be in your name to make it easier for you to receive paymen t, deduct your money and send the balance via Western Union as regards my earlier direction, please reconfirm your details one more time.
I will
give you the details of the company that you will send t!he balance of the money to once I get a reply and agreement that you will send the money via Western Union money transfer immediately you cash the payment .
Once the money is received by the agent, the shipping agent will contact you immediately to arrange the documentation as well as the pick up immediately.
So in view of the above, here are some of the details I will need for final assurance of the payment to you.
(1) Full Name
(2) Mailing address, no p.o.box please
(3) your direct telephone number
(4)Asking price
Once you get back to me with all the above, the payment will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you . Hope to hear from you immediately.
Regards
Mr ben
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:52 PM
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looks fishy to me. Ask craigs list about it. I think they have a spot on there web site about this scam
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:52 PM
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SCAM SCAM I have seen that exact paragraph on E-bay. Stay away.
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:55 PM
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My buddy got the same exact message when he was selling one of his cars on a different website. Dont believe it!
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:06 PM
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my opinoin to the guy "HANG IT IN YOUR ASS!!!!!"
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:33 PM
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:14 PM
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Nobody writes that much in response to a craigslist item.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:27 PM
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SCAM..I got a similar email regarding a bike that i had listed on craigs list.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:29 PM
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Just saw a big thing about this on TV.They are in India and just sending out as many emails as they can to any one selling any thing. And believe it or not some people fall for this ****.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:36 PM
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I actually received that very reply for like 4 different things I wa trying to sell. Good thing I ignored it. G
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:43 PM
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I got this type of reply when I was selling a vehicle on autotrader... total scam!
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I got a similar reply from a dude who said he was in Florida. I knew it was a scam upfront but played along. I actually got a check in the mail from a bank in the Phx area for more money than what I was asking. I then got an email asking me to cash it and send the extra money to the guys daughter in Penn, because she was getting ready to be evicted. Ya right. I still have the check. I was going to take it to the BofA and turn them in, but the more I thought about it I would probably somehow cause myself some grief. My brother was arrested and booked for trying to cash a fraudelent check one of his renters gave him. I have no faith in the system. He was released later after major humilation and few hours with scum in a cell. Anyways, I never cashed it and never sent the money and never sent the product and never received another email.
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ITs a scam i had the same exact thing happen to me when i was trying to sale my sandlimo on dunebuggy.comthe guy said he was from apex autos and said he was buying the car for a customer he gave me the same bull sh#t story i was kind of weerie about it so i checked into it and sure enough it was a scam i google searched internet scames and apex autos was the first on the list dont do it
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