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Old 11-07-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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I saw your item on craigslist and i am intrested in your item for sale.I am currently in New York City.I am willing to pay $900.00 CASH for the unit,I will be making payment with United states postal service. I will also be handling the shipping with my FedEx account...If you agree to sale the unit to me,please get back to me with your full names and address,zip code,city, state , country, phone number and where you want to receive payment so that I will proceed with the payment and as soon as payment is done and confirmed I will send you a prepaid FedEx shipment document for onward shipment.
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This is a reply to my ad in CL for my lap tops. I was only asking $850 for both, and she's offering $900. I had some alarms going off when I got this email... Anyway. Scam?
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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yea stay away from out of state transactions
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:49 PM   #4
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how do you make a payment with the USPS? Like a money order?

Anyhow, I hear of a lot of fake money order or check scams. Tell her you'd use paypal.

And who calls a computer a unit?
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:51 PM   #5
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:52 PM   #6
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Any time you have someone willing to pay you MORE than what you are asking, run. It is not legit.
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:53 PM   #7
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how do you make a payment with the USPS? Like a money order?

Anyhow, I hear of a lot of fake money order or check scams. Tell her you'd use paypal.

And who calls a computer a unit?
that's what i'm saying

i say no....if it's too good to be true....it probably is.
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dude, in the real world, i would have tried to get it cheaper and plus i would have talked differently. Asked questions and things that a normal legit buyer would do.

Its a scam.

what about those 45mm clip ons? can you bring em to GSS?
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:55 PM   #9
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:55 PM   #10
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you can do it but tell her you will hold the items for ten days to make sure the MO's clear your bank, or have her send you western union, you get cash in your hand that way, LOL, then you could scam her.
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yep, i'd probably do it, but tell the person that i wouldn't ship until the money was in the bank. i'd higly urge paypal.

i hate scammers though.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:03 PM   #12
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I emailed back my Paypal address and told her I will ship when the funds are secured and I have her Fedex account.

I think it's a scam too... thanks yall for verifying it for me!

James, I can bring them to GSS if you want, or I can bring them to work and you can get them there. Whichever.
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100% scam, no doubt about it. Anytime they never mention the actual items, and call them units or some other retarded thing it's a scam. And the Nigerians translate sell to sale, that's why it sounds dumb when you read it. Some of them are fun to go along with because you can string them along for a few days before telling them to fvck off.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:19 PM   #14
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100% definately a scam.....USPS is one of my accounts at work and I talk to postal inspectors all the time who are investgating fraudulent USPS money orders.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:57 PM   #15
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i try to string them along. then i ask for a picture of them. then i ask for a picture of them with a sign or holding something up. usually after that they stop responding. i need to find the website that is dedicated to messing with the scammers.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:01 PM   #17
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ya! thats it!

i think there was another one too!
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:49 PM   #18
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I got one like that recently with my ads too.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:17 PM   #19
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I get these too, but they don't ask to go throught usps and it's usually for ALOT more than what i'm asking.
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had some guy do the same thing in response to my CL ad for the bike. I told him no thanks, local transactions only, and if he wasn't interested in meeting face to face, let it go. No scammers gonna get my .
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