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Selling a futon on Craigslist; got a reply today with one line only:
Still up for Sale ?
I replied in the affirmative; and the lads replied shortly thereafter with this:
I'm glad it's still for sale. I'm going on a vacation to London but I
will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail you your payment which
I'm sure you will get it in about 4 - 6 business days. I'll add $20
extra for the delay. Money Order is the means I can pay you with. If
this is acceptable by you, Send me your info i.e full name, mailing
address and your phone number so payment can be mail out immediately.I
will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must
have received and cashed the Money Order.
Seems that the scam is that he claims to have sent the Money Order for too much; and will request that I send him the difference....
I'd love to bait & play this; but I'm not experienced enough to take this on my own....
I can pass along email addresses, etc if anybody wants to bait this guy...
edskar j hoover Wannabe Baiter
Joined: 08 Nov 2010
Location: on the move now in east afghanistan
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:01 pm
All my craigs list lads start out like that.
Or very similar. 1000% pure advance fee scam.
My current lad is sending a check to deposit with excess for shipping. I am to deposit and send overage to his agent. yada yada
check will bounce
I will be out all I sent.
Nobody will ever come for the furniture.
I wonder if anybody ever actually ships the furniture to a lad first and then discovers they got screwed over.
So far none of my laddies seems to care about the actual shipment just the rebate of the excess he sent.
But why not? They could furnish their flat in Lagos that way.
Juan Freizwidatt Forum Admin
Joined: 18 Apr 2004
Location: Hanging out at In-n-Out
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:39 pm
The only time I ever had Craigslist lads interested in anything other than the fake check overpayment was when I was selling laptops. Then they wanted the overpayment AND the goods, using fake Paypal emails claiming I had to send proof of shipment (in the form of a tracking number) before "Paypal" could release the funds. But even before the fake funds were to be released, I was told I had to refund overpayment by WU.
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Dorothy Baiting Guru
Joined: 09 Jul 2008
Location: somewhere over the rainbow
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:38 am
We see a lot of craigslist scams over at scamwarners. Sometimes they do actually go for the item without the overpayment. In another common variation, instead of a fake check, they use a fake paypal payment.
As Juan said, there are times they are after the items. As a general rule, there are two types of items they will try to get--expensive electronics (laptops, high-end cell phones, pricey gaming systems), and high-end jewelry (e.g. rolex watches, etc.)
Anything else, and they are only after the overpayment.
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