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Scam or no scam?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Kyon`, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Kyon`


    Aug 17, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I'm selling my rig on craigslist as I'm looking to try something new and I got a message from this buyer. I don't know what do you guys think?

    the first one is...

    Good day, i will like to inform you that i like to buy your item.i
    will like to know the condition of this item and if it still for
    sell..I will be adding $50 to it so you can know i want to buy it ok..

    the second one after I responded to him is...
    Thanks so much for the update.The price is not the problem but i think i have to be very careful this time when am transacting on the internet. I had fallen into the hands of some fradulent seller that,collected my money and ver ships out my item. I hope i can trust you? Anyway, i intend to make fast payment as soon as i can before i travel to Bahamas in 2 weeks time. I will making my payment through US Certified check and i will wait till you receive and cash it before i arrange for the shipping.

    Shipping will be solely funded by me without you paying a dime, if you are okay with this, let me have your full name and address plus your reachable telephone number as it will be written on the check so that,i can forward it to my finance house to prepare your check immediately for you to receive it on time. Do get back to me
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    The grammatical errors alone reek of 'nigerian scam'
  3. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005


    Feb 1, 2009
    Chico, CA
    yeah, those ones I usually avoid. He doesnt sound like a normal person.

    I always deal locally and in person when selling things over craiglst.


    Feb 1, 2009
    Chico, CA
    give him some ones address and name that you dont like.
  6. UnsungZeros

    UnsungZeros The only winning move is not to play.


    Yeah, it's a scam.
  7. So scammaliscious that Nigerian scam pros are lolling at it, saying 'rookie'. Scam sandwich w/deli mustard and bad cheese.
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    For god's sake people, who would look at that and not know it was a scam? There's even a big bold red link at the top of the Craigslist FS pages saying "avoid scams" and they describe this particular scam in detail.
  9. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Really...who the heck, in this day and age begins a letter with "Good day"? Scamola!
  10. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Scambled eggs and scam.
  11. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Scamma scamma ding dong!
  12. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Protect yourself from those scamma rays!
  13. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
  14. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Good day,no scam,I liek buy your item but can I trust you?Do get back to me
  15. Thats too not good enough to be a scam, thats flat out spam

    spam spam spam spam spammity spam, spammity spam!
  16. its-a-trap.
  17. ^ That's awesome.
  18. Hi.

    ^^That truly is. How was the party BTW... ;), You didn't happen to have Your camera with you...

    Op, even for a Finn, that phatetic attempt to rid You of your money smells like, looks like and feels like a scam, so what is it? An aeroplane?

  19. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Tell him to send the check, and a discharge if it bounces.

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