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How does this craigslist scam go?

Old 05-30-2018, 10:57 AM
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Default How does this craigslist scam go?

This boat showed up in my local craigslist, now the more I look I find it in other cities local craigslist ads always with a different location. Early on I sent the guy an email, he didn't answer any of my questions (other than saying it was still available)
He said he would send more pics and information if I would provide a email address because he doesn't know how to use the craigslist phone app. What could he do with an email address?
How does he plan on selling a boat he obviously doesn't own?

Old 05-30-2018, 11:00 AM
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They are wanting your email address .... once you send it they load you mailbox with all kinds if offers, scams etc...
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I'm impressed it handle seas of 3-4 feet with ease! You should buy it.
Old 05-30-2018, 12:04 PM
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Since he's saying it's a burgundy two-tone, let him know that you've got some additional questions.
Like can you send me a picture if the VIN on the back, and is that Power Pole included?
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Well, for one, there's no palm trees like that in Wetumpka, AL. Red flag right there for sure.
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Originally Posted by amarcafina View Post
They are wanting your email address .... once you send it they load you mailbox with all kinds if offers, scams etc...
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner.

If it sounds too good to be true, it is a scam. For verification, copy the ad title and Google it. Same boat (or car or bike) will mysteriously be for sale in multiple cities across the country.
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This is exactly how it works as this is the email I received today from a scammer that had a '69 Mach 1 listed for $7,500. They sent me about 20 pictures which were obviously pirated from someone else and from the pics, it's a minimum $35k car up to $50k...maybe more, depending upon condition and originality. The car was originally listed with the location about 5 miles from me. Every email kept asking for phone number or some other personal information. The car supposedly belonged to her beloved husband that died and she could no longer stand to look at it as it reminded her of him....or so she said. So she shipped the car out to NE and then will ship it back to me in FL and then ship it back to NE on her dime if I don't like it.....hmmm. Guessing they have hijacked someone else's account or created a bogus one, either way, you won't have your money or car if your dumb enough to fall for it. I guess if you get enough people to respond, greed will take over and one of the suckers will step up and send the money.

Hi again,

I decided to explain you how the transaction works in a single mail, so read this email carefully in order for you to understand how it works. Like I told you in my previous email I moved back to my hometown in Omaha, NE. The vehicle is here with me at the shipping company. We will use only eBay to close the transaction. The vehicle is in eBay custody at their shipping company sealed with all the papers (title signed by me, ownership and insurance papers) in Omaha, Nebraska. The shipping company is free because because I supposed to ship it to another buyer, then he told me that he doesn't have money anymore to pay for it. he already paid the shipping charges. This way we can both be protected and insured. You will receive it in 48 hours depending upon your location and you will have the chance to inspect it for 5 days. During the inspection period you can test the vehicle or go with it at your local mechanic for inspection. The vehicle will be delivered directly to your address as soon s eBay will have the payment confirmation from you. In case, you won't be satisfied, you can cancel the transaction and ship it back on my expense. E-mail me your full name and full shipping address with the phone # so I can notify eBay that you are selected as my buyer and they will contact you.

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