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Another craigslist story

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Uncle K, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I'm trying to come up with some cash so I posted some stuff on craigslist, but the only responses I'm getting are these Nigerian scams. Here are some copy & pasted e-mails concerning one of the items:

    buyer: Just want to know if this item still available for sale? I am very interested
    Sent from my HTC on the Now Network from Sprint!

    me: Item is still available. Call the number listed in the ad.

    buyer: Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so
    please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. 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 , so I'll need you to
    provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of
    the check...

    Name to be on the payment...........
    Home address...........
    Zip Code..............
    Cell phone #................

    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 24hours.** 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

    me: You're hearing impaired and you're trying to buy my bass amp???
  2. DBCrocky


    Oct 18, 2011
    Cary, NC
    It could be a hearing impaired person buying the amp as a Christmas gift.

    But it does seem a bit pushy. He should ask if you would be willing to sell to him via the method he outlined rather than tell you.
  3. baileyboy


    Aug 12, 2010

    Scam. What's amazing is people actually fall for this nonsense.
  4. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    I've seen minor variations of this same thing many, many times. It's a scam. So what else is new? :meh:

  5. These clowns show all the hallmarks of Nigerian and/or Russian fraud rings. I worked with Credit Card Fraud investigations for several years in a previous job.
  6. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Any time I see the word "item" the email immediately goes in my spam folder.
  7. What is the next step in this scam? Other than cell number, he's not asking for anything that you can't find on Yahoo People Search for 85% of people.

    I agree it's a scam, I just wonder where it goes from here.
  8. Here's my standard disclaimer in EVERY CL ad I post.........

    "This is priced right so, the price is firm. As always, CASH ONLY.

    NOTICE.......Nigerian (or any other nationality) scumbags, their agents or any other manner or form of bottom feeding, lowlife scum suckers need not waste your time or mine without cash in hand. If you're too busy, rich or important to meet me in person, then this is NOT the deal for you so you can just move on son because I'm too busy for you!"

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