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Is this A CL Scam?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by TopBillinBass, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. TopBillinBass

    TopBillinBass

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    Ok here is my email thread of conversation with an interested buyer:

    BUYER:
    Do you still have this item for sale ?

    Andrew

    Sent from my iPhone


    ME:

    Yes the item is still for sale.

    Sent from my iPhone


    BUYER (this response came immediately after I sent my last one)

    Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you
    so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST to avoid
    disturbance. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified
    check from my Bank it will be delivered to you via United Parcel
    Service (UPS) or FedEx , Then, the last price you're willing sell it
    for me
    so I'll need you to provide me with the following information to
    facilitate the mailing of the check...

    1.....Full name to write on the check
    2.....Full Physical address to post the check
    3.....City, State and Zip Code
    4.....Home & Cell Phone to contact you

    I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your
    money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will
    be delivered within 4hours.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and
    will receive your calls via email **

    N.B UPS/FedEx does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks
  2. nutdog

    nutdog Supporting Member

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  3. wizerd

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    This is the typical CL scam attempt. Usually the "buyer" is too busy to deal face to face since they are researching underwater ant farms in Wahulustan. Avoid them. Deal with living breathing humans face to face. Cash.
  4. EagleMoon

    EagleMoon Supporting Member

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    Any time you get a response to something you're selling and they describe it as an "item" instead of calling it what it is, it's a scam. It's a form letter they send out.
  5. Chazinroch

    Chazinroch Supporting Member

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    Yes its is a scam...avoid.
  6. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

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    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Accuracy, Carvin, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    The modus operandi is to send a counterfeit check that is more that the amount of the item by a significant amount. They request that you wire the difference back. You deposit the check, wire the difference back and send the bass. The check bounces and you owe your bank the entire amount, you're out what you wired to them and they have your bass. It's a triple burn.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_scam
  7. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    Yes
  8. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

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    Oh man, that is THE classic CL scam. I cant believe they still try this as its so blatantly absurd.
  9. TopBillinBass

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    Haha thanks guys. Figured it was too good to be true.

    edit by Josh Ryan

    Read the rules please regarding selling items.
  10. Clark Dark

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    Yes it's a scam and a trifecta...In some parts of the country after you give them your full name, addy, zip, and both phone numbers they will threaten you with physical abuse.
  11. TopBillinBass

    TopBillinBass

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    Really?? As bad as threatening people?
  12. TolerancEJ

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    Basically there's only one word to know when receiving messages like this: Delete.
  13. AaronMB

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    Maybe it could be legit, like these others (not really): ;)
    1
    2
    3

    Run, Forest. Run!
  14. xgator4u

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  15. 4dog

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    Anyone that asks for that much personal info is askin too much.
  16. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    "I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST to avoid disturbance" It could be a terminator robot that is looking to get into music and wants to stop trying to kill us all.
  17. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

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    LOL! I just received the same type of message today in response to a CL ad. It is a scam. I read about this in another thread somewhere on Talkbass. There is a reason they ask you not to ship it. They send a fake check, and then they submit a claim saying they never received the item.

    I was tempted to reply to their message saying that I am so thankful that they, being such a gentleman, have become my friend because I am a Prince in Nigeria and I have access to 5 million dollars and I will share it with him but all I need is someone to send me $5000 to unlock the 5 million.

    But then, I just decided to delete their scam message and move on.
  18. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    LOL
  19. PWRL

    PWRL Supporting Member

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    Yepper, it's a classic.
  20. N.F.A.

    N.F.A. Supporting Member

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    Scam City!

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