2nd laptop scam I've run ito this week UK? - Jemsite
Off-topic / Miscellaneous Talk about miscellaneous stuff off-topic and not related to music, guitars or bands. No music, gear or anything guitar related here please.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2008, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: indiana
Posts: 913
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?


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.



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.

Clonetool is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2008, 02:34 AM
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicagoland, IL.
Posts: 4,355
Reviews: 1
Re: 2nd laptop scam I've run ito this week UK?

How do you know it's a scam?
bammbamm is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2008, 02:39 AM
IbanezFreak777's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,163
Reviews: 25
Re: 2nd laptop scam I've run ito this week UK?

If you plan on spending good money on a laptop without seeing it in person, your asking for troubles.
IbanezFreak777 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2008, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: indiana
Posts: 913
Re: 2nd laptop scam I've run ito this week UK?

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

Clonetool is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2008, 02:31 PM
ScottB's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Pasadena, MD
Posts: 2,217
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.



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;
ScottB is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This is a Scam? fettouhi Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 6 06-14-2006 04:10 AM
Possible scam? King Knall Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 4 11-07-2005 03:29 PM
Is this a possible scam? EdE Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 1 12-09-2004 03:23 PM
I believe this is a scam. Jeff Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 3 04-06-2004 10:56 AM
Is this a scam??? HELP ME OUT~!! jpwannabe Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 5 08-25-2003 10:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome