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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2008, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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2nd laptop scam I've run ito this week UK?

I've found 2 laptops on Craigslist that have a strangely similar reply here they are. Have you guys any info about this scam?

Hello,

The laptop is still available and I hope you are still interested. My name is Amy and I am now in Manchester, U.K.
This machine has been used for professional needs over the past 11 Months, it is in great condition and runs perfectly, and beyond evidence of normal use the laptop is in perfect shape. The warranty is good until August 2009 and it is fully transferable. One more thing, it works on US voltage so you do not need a converter.
I have attached some pics with the laptop to this e-mail so you can see the condition of the laptop.
Please get back to me and let me know if you like the laptop if you're really interested in buying it.

Thanks,
Amy

Hi,

The laptop is in great condition and it's available for sale. I think you all saw in the ad that it has a 60GB hard drive. That was a mistake, it has a 160GB hard drive.
This is a US version laptop and I need to sell it ASAP.
Unfortunately I'm in UK now, I had to come here from US with work, and it's kind of hard finding someone here that want's to buy it.
I'm willing to pay for the shipping and also to use a service that will protect us against fraud.
If interested please reply.

Cheers,
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2008, 01:34 AM
 
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Re: 2nd laptop scam I've run ito this week UK?

How do you know it's a scam?
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If you plan on spending good money on a laptop without seeing it in person, your asking for troubles.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2008, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 2nd laptop scam I've run ito this week UK?

Just found a similar situation and site. Keep an eye out guys.

http://www.bannerblindness.com/craig...s-from-the-uk/
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Re: 2nd laptop scam I've run ito this week UK?

The main draw of Craigslist is the regional listings. Cross posting an ad outside of your geographical area and posting in multiple areas is a violation of the Terms of Use agreement and those posts should be flagged for removal.

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http://www.craigslist.org/about/terms.of.use.html

7. CONDUCT

You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content:

v) post non-local or otherwise irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the
same or similar Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or
disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;

w) post the same item or service in more than one classified category or
forum, or in more than one metropolitan area;
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