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I think this guy is trying to run a scam on me (Craigslist)...

gar598

Golden Member
Mar 25, 2001
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Nice.

Hello,i am interested in buying your item and i will like to know if it
is still available for sale so get back to me as soon as possible,also
i will like to tell you that i will be paying
with check and as for the moving, my mover will come
for the pick up at your location upon your
confirmation that the payment is recieved and cashed
and i dont
want you to look for any other buyer.I would have
loved to come down for the pick up,but am not chance
to do that now but am satisfy with your discription of
the item. i will like you to give me the following so
that your payment can be forwarded
to you.................
1....your full name to be on the check
2..your full contact address to send the payment to
3..your zip code
4.your mobile and land line number to reach you.I
will be expecting your mail.
Regards
 

Nik

Lifer
Jun 5, 2006
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I don't even know why people post about scams anymore. They've all been posted here and the best advice has been shotgunned a thousand times.

"If you have to ask..."
 

Q

Lifer
Jul 21, 2005
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Looks like it. You can usually tell when they type like a foreigner and end in "Regards"
 

krotchy

Golden Member
Mar 29, 2006
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He forgot to ask for your social security number and your bank account username and password so he can log into your account and deposit the payment.
 

giantpinkbunnyhead

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Dec 7, 2005
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I got that EXACT same email from a scammer, regarding a memory card I sold on CL. I found it odd that he was "going to send his movers" for a one-ounce memory card...
 

krunchykrome

Lifer
Dec 28, 2003
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I didnt even finish reading the entire reply, and I can already tell you it's a scam. Common sense man. There is too much info in that reply.
 

pontifex

Lifer
Dec 5, 2000
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Originally posted by: GuideBot
I don't even know why people post about scams anymore. They've all been posted here and the best advice has been shotgunned a thousand times.

"If you have to ask..."
qft
 

ew915

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Jun 19, 2001
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i tried selling my car on CL once, i got the same email, somehow before i agreed to sell it to him, a certified check came my way, but not from the buyer, it came from another seller, that idiot accidentally sent all the checks to another buyer - i knew it was a scam though, just wanted to see how the check looked like. it looked almost genuine.
 

gar598

Golden Member
Mar 25, 2001
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Another one!

Thanks for getting back to me with the condition of the unit as well as the
asking price for it. I would love to come in person to confirm again if it's
in perfect working order before paying in CASH for my Son who's studying in
a college but can only take place if you are nearby Anchorage, AK because
I work at the Charity home looking after the ORPHANAGE kids at the Alaska
Children's Services.
If you are not nearby, it's is advisable i send you a postal money order
through my US postal service account which will arrive at your residence OR
mail box while i make arrangment by on how the unit will be shipped directly
to my Son via Fed Ex account # so it can be billed.
If you wish to compromise with my mode of payment, kindly email back with
your full name, mailing address likewise your phone # just to know where
payment will arrive after confirmation has been received via email on your
item for proof of payment. Will look forward to your mailing informations
inorder to finalize on payment immediately. Thanks.
I will make an offer of $800.00 just for correct packaging material such as
crumpled paper, bubble wrap and/or styrofoam "peanuts" arround the unit just
to avoid shifting after it's in transit to it's destination. My advise for
you as a seller is to delete the posting off craigslist so as not to allow
other buyer to bid on it.
Facility Name : Alaska Children's Services
Address : 4600 Abbott Road
City, ST Zip : Anchorage, AK 99507
 

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