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I posted an item on craigslist and got a response asking me if the item was still available. Responded that it was then i got this email in return. I'm kinda leery about the whole print a check thing. Anyone get anything like this? Suggestions? Thanks!
From: Rachel Aamodt <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 06:16:51
Subject: ok: Mini Fridge - $100 (King of Prussia)
I appreciate your response to my inquiry. Am interested in buying it from you. I would have love to come and take a look at it myself but I just got married and am presently on a honeymoon trip to malaysia with my wife to see there twin building. I would love a surprise change of things in our home on our return. Pls do withdraw the listing from craigslist as i don't mind adding $50 for you to do that and including the packaging,so i can be rest assured that the item is held for me.I should believe they are in good condition as stated.The easiest way for me to pay is through (Electronic Bank Check).E-Check is simply a check delivery service that endorse and guarantee check delivery through E-mail instead of waiting for check in the Mail.No stamps, No envelopes, No going to the mail box - Just log in to your e-mail and click a link to download and print the check.
Once the check has been printed it can be cash or deposited immediately.I have no problem with you waiting for the Check to go through in your bank or anything.I will handle pick-up wit my mover when you must have gotten your cash at hand.you can visit www.qchex.com for more information about echeck.
You will only need to purchase a Business Check Paper for printing of the check, it's sold for ($20) at any Stationery store's,Office Depot or Staples.I will re-reimburse you for the cost of supplies.Get the Business Check Paper today then email me your Name and Address with valid E-mail address for the E-Check Payment with steps to print it immediately.
So i will like you to send me your full contact information to where my mover will come and pickup after you must have cash the check and have cash in hand:
1.....Full name to be writing on the check 2.....Full Physical address 3.....City, State and Zip Code 4.....Home & Cell Phone to contact you 5.....Your valid email address for the Echeck
Also you should be aware that you won't be responsible for shipping as i will have my mover come over and pick it up as soon as you received the check and cash. I also have some other goods i already bought in other location which my mover will pick up altogether.
I will await your response asap.
Dorothy Baiting Guru
Joined: 09 Jul 2008
Location: somewhere over the rainbow
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:54 pm
You should be leery of this. It's a scam.
The e-check will be written against a bogus account or someone's real stolen account info. It will likely be good enough to pass first bank inspection, though. You will be told to cash the check and forward cash to the (fake) shipper. Days to weeks after you do this, the bank will discover the fraud and come after you for the money.
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Ezio Master of Master Baiters
Joined: 03 Nov 2010
Location: Munching vegetables and hopping around
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:15 pm
Somebody claiming to be named Rachel and is "on honeymoon with my wife." That should clue you in right away that it's a scam, as I figured before reading the rest of it.
manbiteslion Baiting Guru
Joined: 12 Dec 2007
Location: Connecting my chair and keyboard
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:31 pm
Pure scam - free listings sites are now so riddled with screws, scams and thieves I'll bet you this won't be the first scammer you'll get. Refuse all cheques, accept cash on collection, all other payment methods are massively abused (either phished, and the transaction will be reversed leaving you broke, or just plain fake paypal emails, or you get overpaid for the item and send the balance to xyz for some invented service via western union - and end up screwed again).
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