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Old 09-18-2015, 10:12 AM
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Just a heads up for you all. Received the following from a scam buyer today.

Wanted me to use Paypal for transaction. Immediately knew this was a scam.

1st email "Good,i read the ad,are you the owner?I won't be able to come inspect,due to my work schedule,i can only count on your words,what are the current conditions,Interior engine tittle and firm prize?What is your name?Bobby."

2nd Email "Alright,am ok with the prize and conditionsi"ll make arrangement with shipping co,shippers will contact you for pick up arrangement as soon as the payment is cleared in your account,if i may ask,why are you selling the Boat?Do you have PayPal account for the payment?"

3rd Email "I would have love to come inspect and pay cash, but i'm presently not in the city now,am on a project and i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank account attached to it.
PayPal is faster and reliable,set up account online,log into www.PayPal.com and sign up there,let me know once the account is set up,so i can proceed with the payment.Am in not rush with you,funds will cleared in your account before pick up.Let me know what you think?"


His screen name is Bobby Jones - From Scottsdale AZ with cell number of 602-247-8714. Email : damoche00@gmail.com


Be careful out there.

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No, his name is Abdul and he's sitting in some internet cafe in Kazakhstan.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:54 AM
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and he won the grand slam of golf....
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No, his name is Abdul and he's sitting in some internet cafe in Kazakhstan.
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:26 AM
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Oh yeah - had multiple scam attempts when I was selling my boat. The paypal scam was one the other was similar but they were going to send me a certified check for more than I was selling the boat for - "As a sign of good faith". Once the check cleared I would send them back the overage and keep a small bonus for myself. Oh sure that sounds like a great deal - sign me up.
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I had one where the gentleman wanted to buy my boat for his son but couldn't make it to pick it up. Said delivery guy would bring check if I would pay for the delivery. Asked me to Western Union him the money for the driver. I went to Western Unions website and pulled off a fake payment number and sent it to him. He replied about a day later stating he was going to contact the police for what I did. I told him to go ahead in fact I would be happy to get my uncle who is an FBI agent to contact him. Never heard from him again. Idiots taking advantage of people.
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:10 PM
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Boom!



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I had one where the gentleman wanted to buy my boat for his son but couldn't make it to pick it up. Said delivery guy would bring check if I would pay for the delivery. Asked me to Western Union him the money for the driver. I went to Western Unions website and pulled off a fake payment number and sent it to him. He replied about a day later stating he was going to contact the police for what I did. I told him to go ahead in fact I would be happy to get my uncle who is an FBI agent to contact him. Never heard from him again. Idiots taking advantage of people.
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:39 PM
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Cash money talks, and BS walks!
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:08 PM
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"i read the ad" is Nigerian for "I'm rippin you off fool"
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:23 PM
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I wonder how many of them get away with this kind of thing, a lot of scams going on..
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:27 PM
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I had one while selling a truck. I told him I did not know much about computers as I was borrowing my daughters to list the truck. He wanted to pay through a paypal account. Told him I had no idea how to set one up so would it be ok if I just sent him my bank account number along with my social security number to verify it. I bet he was drooling for a while. Sent him wrong numbers and he kept trying them for a few emails till he must of caught on.
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:29 PM
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I sold several big ticket items on cl and had many replays like that, even had guy email me and told me that I had won the Republic of African national lottery and that they had given up on finding me till God gave them a sign and I was found...and I have 4 hours till the deadline, but I could file for an extension by getting a PayPal card for 1500 within the next 30mins......I'm still waiting for my 10million republic dollars, he told me $4.60 U.S. =1 republic dollar.....lmao
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:17 PM
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I tell them to send the driver.. i want to show him my gun collection... also beware of people from miami.. they call and ask for the address and then a couple days later your boat is gone.. meet people at a store and bring them to the boat.. atleast then you can get a idea of if they are really looking to buy.. Lost a boat 2 years ago.. insurance did not pay..hired a lawyer and gave up after spending the 1st $5,000.. insurance has endless amounts of money to fight
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:46 PM
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A lot of these scams originate in Nigerian. They have what looks like a call center set up and all they do is try to scam people. Have seen undercover video of one and each scammer had their own little cubicle, probably 50 people in that one location.
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:35 AM
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"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today..."..scams everywhere....cash is king. Just sold a classic hot rod to a member here. He drove 1400 miles, paid cash easy transaction no headaches.
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I'll take your paypal payment . Let the goon send you some money . I keep an empty bank account on my paypal . Once I get a payment I move it out . No credit card attached .
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:58 AM
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Craigslist is really bad for attracting the scammers.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:54 PM
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There are plenty of scammer scum bags out there.

Got a call that FPL was sending a truck to disconnect my power for non payment. They had my business name address etc. when I said it had to be a mistake.

1 888 717-4760 ext 2429 was a number I was to call to speak to an agent.

The same scumbag I just spoke to answered the phone. They actually have a phone tree with recordings that made it seem legitimate.

In order to prevent disconnect I could wait till monday and go to the office or get a money gram.

I *67 and call the number several times per day just to harass the guy now. I made up my FPL act. number and address and he was able to pull up my account and verify that I owed $827.29

When I researched the scam I found out they scammed Beef O' Bradys for $3,000.00 and several other businesses for thousands. The fact that the number is still functional seems to indicate no one cares.
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:53 PM
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I have had many scammers, paypal seems to be the common theme. Also they can't pick the boat up themselves, so they will send a driver/friend. Big scams out there
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OP, other than the poor english, what made you sure it's a scam? If he payrolls you a bunch of money for said boat, and money clears, what's the risk for you?

(Not asking to be a smart@ss. Serious question)

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Old 09-22-2015, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mab108 View Post
OP, other than the poor english, what made you sure it's a scam? If he payrolls you a bunch of money for said boat, and money clears, what's the risk for you?

(Not asking to be a smart@ss. Serious question)

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You cannot be serious. Every sentence screams scam.
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