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Strangest response to a CL ad I have ever received

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by hdracer, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    So, I have a couple of basses listed on CL. I have bought and sold a lot of things on CL over the years and have received a lot of off the wall responses and thought I had read every scam out there.

    I do not know what to think of the one I received this morning.

    Here is the e mail

    Okay, nothing to weird there.
    But then I noticed that there was two photos attached so I opened them.

    What am I missing here? I don't see a scam unless she want to trade favors for the bass.


  2. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Not uncommon at all. I have received several responses such as this and have friends who have received them as well. Its a scam to get your information. Sometimes they use the info to try to steal your identity. Some use it to start communicating with you over the internet and when they feel that they have earned your trust, they ask you to start sending them money. Other scammers use this method to get you to go to a porn site.
  3. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    A trade might be ok, but make sure there is some cash going to you as well.
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Tell her you need more detailed pics before you can be sure you're getting a good deal.
  5. End of thread lol
  6. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Anybody notice the similarity of the girl and Chuck Norriss's girlfriend?????
  7. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Where did you see Chuck Norriss's girlfriend?
    I get responses like this from time to time... always the same pictures but different names & email addys.
  8. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    She's in his avatar and he has used her to sell basses.
  9. paparoof

    paparoof Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    fEARful koolaid drinker

    Rule #1 - if they say it's not a scam, it is.

    But thanks for posting the pictures anyway!
  10. goldenglory18


    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Amateur. Take my advice for its resale value.
  11. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    :ninja: Maybe this thread is a scam...
  12. Nobody ever offers to buy my gear with "favors" *** Maybe I should get a tatoo.

    On a side note, she looks really young to have such lumpy legs. I do really like her shirt though. I would let her scam me a little.
  13. StayinTime


    Sep 26, 2012
    I get the same things from the same girl or scammer or whatever it is.
  14. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    But what is the scam?
  15. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    if those are lumpy legs then i give up.:help:
  16. danm, why can't i get this response? i always get the generic "do you still have the item for sale?" (scam) what item?!?!? if you can't tell me, you don't want it that bad!!!
  17. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    You know I just might have an extra bass laying around.
  18. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    The funny thing is she replied to my MTD CRB5 that I have listed fairly cheap.

    If it was a scam I would think they would try for the Spector I have listed.

    Must be a 5 string girl.
  19. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
  20. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
    I got the same response from a listing for a 1940s 2N tractor and brushhog.. except "she" said she was "very intriqued" by me and wanted to get coffee. guess she has a thing for guys with tractors.