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Is this A CL Scam?

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

  1. TopBillinBass


    Jan 2, 2011
    Ok here is my email thread of conversation with an interested buyer:

    Do you still have this item for sale ?


    Sent from my iPhone


    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 when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
  3. wizerd


    Jan 5, 2012
    Prone to ranting, episodes of moral outrage.
    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. 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


    Feb 2, 2003
    Ontario N.Y.
    Yes its is a scam...avoid.
  6. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, 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.
  7. Yes
  8. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Oh man, that is THE classic CL scam. I cant believe they still try this as its so blatantly absurd.
  9. TopBillinBass


    Jan 2, 2011
    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

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    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


    Jan 2, 2011
    Really?? As bad as threatening people?
  12. Basically there's only one word to know when receiving messages like this: Delete.
  13. AaronMB


    Aug 17, 2012
    Central Oregon
    Maybe it could be legit, like these others (not really): ;)

    Run, Forest. Run!
  14. 4dog


    Aug 18, 2012
    Anyone that asks for that much personal info is askin too much.
  15. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    "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.
  16. SactoBass

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

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    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.
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  18. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    Yepper, it's a classic.
  19. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Scam City!