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Old 12-09-2015, 04:35 PM
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This response was to a $300 refrigerator I am selling..


Thanks for your prompt response, actually I am sorry that I could not
longer come to pick it in person as planned, I actually just had a
change in my work schedule but I believe am okay with the condition as
seen on the advert as well as the price stated. I am ready to make
instant purchase with my mode of payment would being a Certified Bank
sending you a Check via Postal service Express mail or UPS overnight
delivery.
I'll arrange for a local pick up as soon as you receive the check,
cashed it and have your money in hand, I promise you everything will
go smoothly as I would like to have it before i leave for Las Vegas
for our new born baby naming ceremony which comes in a week. Kindly
get back to me with your Full Name,Full mailing Address, apt #,Cell
Phone Number and Agreed last asking price. As soon as this is
provided, payment will be overnight to you and I will let you know
once mailed out with tracking number sent to you. I will also add an
additional $30 for holding it for me till the Check gets to you and do
delete the posting from CL today.

Thanks and I hope we handle this in good faith while waiting to hear from you.

These people just don't slow down, do they?
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:46 PM
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I picked three scams in a row about a month ago. I asked if they had a whole fleet of scammers? Must have been the same group. The adverts stopped.
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I had the same recently, told them to send the check for advertised amount only to my work address. Surprisingly no check ever arrived.
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:23 AM
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just tell them to send the check and then go dark. See what happens..
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I got one when I was giving away a free Rooster
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:01 AM
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I cannot believe they do not change up their tactics. Same lines at 10 years ago.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
I got one when I was giving away a free Rooster
chicken dinner------
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I didn't ask what he was going to do with it. Thing was mean as hell. He deserved to be swimming with dumplings.
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Here's one I got today.

Hello! i am very sorry i got a message from my family doctor some
minute back that my dad just died about an hour ago and i am his only
child so i will need to travel down to his place today which means i
wont be available to meet you any longer,it was so painful for me that
i wont be able to meet you in person so just please and bear with my
plight and more so i am okay with the condition , I'll proceed in
issuing a cashier Check out to you before i taking my leave and when
you received the check, I will make an arrangement for pick-up. So get
back to me with below details asap.More so i don't mind to pay you
additional $30 to withdraw the advert for you to see how serious i am
in the transaction

Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Postal Code:
Phone Number Both Cell and Home Num:
Last Asking


And as soon as this is provided, the payment will be overnight to you
and i will let you know when its mailed out. I need you to be honest
with the sale as I am a God fearing person.

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Old 12-20-2015, 11:30 AM
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I hate the fact Craigslist does NOTHING about it. I suppose when eBay bought them there was a decision made to NOT make it as safe as eBay shopping / selling. Then when eBay got out no one seen any reason to do anything.
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Originally Posted by Austin12345 View Post
I hate the fact Craigslist does NOTHING about it. I suppose when eBay bought them there was a decision made to NOT make it as safe as eBay shopping / selling. Then when eBay got out no one seen any reason to do anything.
Ebay sold the stock back to Craigslist to resolve litigation.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
I got one when I was giving away a free Rooster
I give fifty bucks for free Rooster. where to send check?
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Originally Posted by airedog View Post
Ebay sold the stock back to Craigslist to resolve litigation.

Yes, that's what I said. Or at least thought I did.
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I believe ebay sold the stock back to craigslist.

Not sure where I heard it. Anyone else hear that?
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Originally Posted by lobstercatcher View Post
I believe ebay sold the stock back to craigslist.

Not sure where I heard it. Anyone else hear that?
They did, too many law suits and liabilities.
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Originally Posted by lobstercatcher View Post
I believe ebay sold the stock back to craigslist.

Not sure where I heard it. Anyone else hear that?
yes I heard that as well, they use Certified Bank and be
sending a Check via Postal service Express mail or UPS overnight
delivery
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My buddy is trying to sell is motorcycle and this is an email he received:

Any interest in trades here is some stuff I have 2 offer obviously something of equal value:

763 Bobcat $15,000
I Bobcat Trailer $3200
2007 Chevy HHR $4500
OCC Chopper Roller $2500
Poulan Ride On Mower $500
Albino Burmese Python Het $500
Tattoo Equipment $1000
Set of magnesium Concrete Stamps $600
Large Pellet Stove $1000
Grandfather Clock $300
3x12 rough cut planks $50 each
(2) Garelli Mopeds $300 each
Poulan Push Mower $150

Precor S3.15 Strength System $1000
Schwinn Upright Exercise Bike $350
Free Weights / Bars

Custom Wheel Set $1000
22" Over Fatboy Tubes $200
Wide Glide Front End $1000
Harley Antenna $25
Custom Rear Fender with Integrated Led Light $200
Universal Motorcycle Trunk $75
Touring Sissy Bar, Pad, Luggage Rack $ Brackets with Bar & Shield Emblem $250
Turn Lights, Levers $50
Cams, Engine parts, Covers, Brake Parts~
Street Glide Fender Skirt Smoked Tail light $100
Triple Trees $150
Wrinkle Black Horn Cover $30
Steele Chrome Rear Pulley $150
Fatboy Cams $100
Lady Silhouette Clutch & Brake Levers $60
Sissy Bar Brackets & Pad $150
Front Brake Caliper $100
Floor Board Inserts $50
Fatboy Air Cleaner $40
Windshield Triple Pouch $90
Fork Bag $50
2 Fatboy Triple Trees $150 Each
Hog Tunes Speakers $30
Smoked Windshield $50
Clear Windshield $50
Leather Saddle Bags $60
Tour Pack $50

iPad mini $250
Toshiba 21" Laptop $500
Compaq laptop $300
Toshiba Laptop $300
Toshiba Laptop $400
2 Dell desktops $100 each

Epiphone Les Paul $300
Guitar Straps $20 Each
Monster Cables $20 Each
Monster Cables etc ...

Sony Cd Player $50
Sony explode car stereo $50
Sony amp 1000 watts $150
Pioneer 6X9 Speakers $100
Several 6 1/2 Speakers $20 a Set
5 1/4 Speakers $20

Verizon iPhone 4 $100
Game Trail Camera $100
4 CB radios $20 each
Nintendo Wii $200
Xbox 360 $175
Xbox 360 Elite $175
Xbox $50
Sony Ps1 $20
Lots of controllers & Accesories ~
Ps2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Game cube, Wii, PC, games ~
ETRAC Hand Held GPS $75
Sony Cyber Shot Digital Camera $50
Temp Gun $80
EMF Detector $100
Frequency Scanner $100
2 Flip HD Video Cameras $50 Each
Panasonic, video camera $200
Ihome Clock / Radio / Charger $75
2 Way Radios $20 a Set
Magellan GPS $100
Baby Monitor $50
Verizon / Nextel Cell Phones

Ingersoll Rand Compressor $400
Drill Press / Stand $400
Delta Floor Model With Table Drill Press $500
2 Tables Saws $200 each
Bench Grinder $50
Beaver Wood Lathe $1200
Saw Blade Sharpener $1000
Belt Sander $100
Craftsman 10" Table Saw $150
2 Perfect Vision Bird Dogs $50 each
All Trade impact gun $60
75 lb vinyl Roller $125
Wisconsin Robbins 8 hp Engine $50
Fiberglass Ladder 16' $125
Fiberglass Ladder 6' $75
4' Aluminum Ladder $40
12' Concrete Chute $150
5'Wooden Step Ladders $50 Each
4' Wooden Ladder $25
12' Wooden Ladder $100
40' Wooden Ladder $200
20' Aluminum Ladder $75
10' Fiberglass step ladder $150
32' Fiberglass ladder $200
Lil Giant Aluminum Ladder $100
14' Concrete Straight Edge $50
Concrete & Flooring Tools
Pergo Straps & Wedges $175
20' Tow Chain $150
Makita Drill $40
Milwaukee Drill $75
Craftsman Skill Saw $50
Millers falls tools Router $100
Milwaukee Sawzall $100
Bosch Sawzall $100
Emglo Duel Tank Compressor $250
Roberts Carpet Kicker $50
Bow Saw $40
Sledge Hammers, Shovels etc
Concrete Chutes, Straight Edges, Cum Alongs etc
Pipe Vice $60
Bench Vise $100
Craftsman Belt Sander $100
Lawn Mower $50
Shovels, post hole diggers, pry bars, pick axes, axes ect ...
Hand Planers, files, ect
Old School Hand Drills $100
Vintage Lathe Tool $200
Poulan 20" Chain Saw $125
Poulan 14" Chain Saw $125
Poulan 18" Chain Saw $150
Poulan 20" Chain Saw $175
Styhl 16" Chain Saw $300
John Deer Utility Trailer $125

Several Hundred music Cd's $400
Elvis Collectors Statue $60
2 Chopper Collectibles $20 Each
Several Die-cast Muscle Cars $30 Each
Several complete Hockey Card Sets
Many autographed sports cards
Football Cards / Basketball Cards
Poker Chip Set $40
Many Knives ~
Blind Skate Board $75
Reptile Feeding Tongs $40
Carriage Watch $40
Easton Left Handed Hockey Stick $25
Soft Ball Equipment
Tee Ball Equipment
Wilson's Brown Leather Jacket $100
Philips Surround Sound $150
Basketball Net set up with pole etc $100
2 RC Trucks
Silver Forks, Spoons, Knives $60
Silver Tea Pot $30
(2) Long Bows & Arrows with Quivers $100 Each
Kids Bikes, Scooters, Skate Boards
Mountain Dew Ski Jacket $125
Columbia Ski Jacket $125
Antique Westmoreland Milk Glass worth Thousands

Many trees being cut down lots of fire would available !!!

Snow Plowing !!!

Bobcat Work ....

I am also a Contractor / Landscaper can offer labor in trade !!!



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As pointed out in an earlier post, these same scams have been running for years. Must be paying off -- there has to be a certain percent of our population that really can't see thru these obvious scams -- these as_holes prey on those people. very unfortunate.
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jfaisten View Post
As pointed out in an earlier post, these same scams have been running for years. Must be paying off -- there has to be a certain percent of our population that really can't see thru these obvious scams -- these as_holes prey on those people. very unfortunate.
What I find amusing is this:

I can be wary and cynical...

Or, I can be alert and informed.

I think they both mean the same, it is how others perceive my wariness.

Some folks of a certain mind set will fall for this crap repeatedly, no matter how often you try to guide them. Their human nature is to be trusting. I could get very political with this.....
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I was selling a power wheel chair a while back, I was offering to deliver it for free withinn 100 miles. I got an email from a woman with a big long story about being disabled, can't get out etc. She wanted to do a bank transfer through an 'agent' or something. Then she would have her agent arrange pick up, on and on.

I answered back, no need to be that complicated, I will bring you the chair and you can give me the cash...easy. Here is my cell # give me a call.

She answered back, I cannot call you due to my condition, I am also deaf.

I wrote back "We are done"
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