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 Can this Craigslist dude be baited?

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chomomma
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I put up a posting on Craigslist asking for a broken psp, and a guy sent me this email:
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Thanks for the mail... I am not in the state presently and i will like you to get back to me with your Paypal email address so that i can send the payment to you via my PayPal account and you can help me ship it to the confirmed address from PayPal, cos i cant really pick the item up from you due to my busy schedules at work. Furthermore,.Am buying this item for my Son in oversea as a Xmas gift...........I will add $100.00 USD for the shipping cost i will be responsible for the shipping of the item and handing fee via USPS Mail signed..

Get back to me immediately
Regards


If i am not mistaken, this IS a scam. I posted to craigslist warning people about this slimeball.

But can this guy possibly be baited? I was going to just disregard it but maybe it is possible?

I will not be upset if i can't or anything, but I would just like to know.
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mewing_ghecko
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

looks like your typical overpayment scam. yes they can be baited.

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chomomma
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

thanks gecko... but i am really looking for some advice on how to start?
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mewing_ghecko
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

that's easy. if he replied to your safe email addy, a simple

"I am interested in your offer, please tell me more" should get you going.

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"nice try you want to spam my box asshole"
"fuck u and that of your company".
"ASSHOLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"FUCK YOU".
"I know person like you fucking scammer".
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"fuck off" Mr [email protected] [email protected]
"You are nothing but a crook and a liar,how could you send a fake transfer receipt to me and think that you can fool me".
M00seknuckle co-bait Safari Mrs ldris, Abidjan to Cotonou Safari P3ter x2, Nigeria to Cotonou, Warri to Abuja
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Give this topic a read: Click

It isn't specific to overpayment scams, but some of the methods can be easily adapted.

This topic in the Eater University Forum has some good info as well. If you have specific questions as you get things rolling feel free to post questions in this thread, or over in the Hints and Tips Forum.

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chomomma
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

pfft well you see it was to my unsafe email... so i sent him out an email calling him a scammer, you are scum, etc.

i will send him one through my safe one now hope it goes well
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

^^Odds are good he'll answer. Craigslist scammers answer tons of adds and often don't even know what it is they are supposed to be buying.

They can be difficult to bait, since they are usually looking for a quick score and know they don't have much time before their checks blow up, etc.

While you're in your safe account, why not grab a few other lads from Surplus and send out "I think I can help" emails to them as well. Casting a wide net can be a good way to find a truly special lad.

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