Classifieds Scam - warning

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by hennessybass, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. hennessybass

    hennessybass Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    Bayou City
    Not sure where / if I should post this, or even do anyting about it...

    Received an email that I had a PM about one of my sales.
    Clicked on the "view this conversation" link, and got an error message.

    Didn't think anything about it, and sent the guy an email saying hit me up if you want to check out the cab. About an hour later I got an email from him...

    Alright your payment will be sent ASAP please consider it sold I need your full name and address.Am paying by Cashier / check.I'll add $50 for keeping it in my favor. your understanding I hope I can fully trust you with this? Thanks for your understanding.

    Tried to search for this user an come up with no results.
    I guess scammers are creating profiles, sending PMs, then deleting profiles?

    Just a heads up!!
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yeah, cashier's check, promise to over-pay, flashing red lights, ripoff.
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  3. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    The old Nigerian scam