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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Dealing with CL scammer...

I'm selling my Honda CRF80, here's the ad:
http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/mcy/1128516521.html
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Great shape. Price is firm. If you feel you must make on offer, offer more than $1000
From scammer:
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Hello,

Would like to know if the item is still available for sale, its condition and price you would offer me??
Await Your Response..

My Reply
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Item is for sale, Read the ad for discription and price.
From him:
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Hello,

Thanks for the response. I am okay with its condition and price and am ready for its purchase.I'll be paying you with Check and i will it send via UPS ,FedEx Or USPS 2/3 day delivery.
I'll be responsible for the pick-up and the pick up money will be included in your payment to avoid delay and to enable pick up company to schedule an appropriate time for the pick-up at your location after check has been cashed,as i have other properties to be moved along with this item.

I would have really love to come for the viewing but due to my work frame that might not be possible,but if you have the pics,might want to have a good look. Please do get back to me with your full name and address including your cell and land number so i can make out payment.

Regards.
My reply:
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Cash and local pickup preferred. Let me know when you want to pick it up. I am now holding it for you. If you do want me to ship it, I will give you PO box to mail me your check, then when it clears the bank, I'll ship the "item" to an address you specify via vehicle moving company. You will be responsible for all expenses in having the "item" crated properly to avoid damage in shippment. I estimate shipping to be around $500. To speed the process, you should include the full $500 And I will refund you the balance via Western Union or preferred direct bank transfer to your checking or savings account. Just provide your full name, social security number, address, and bank account routing number. It would also hasten the process if you can provide a copy of your photo ID and ATM pin number to aid transferring your funds directly into your account without issue.

Or better yet, bring cash and a trailer.
Also, we will have to go to a notary together for vehicle title transfer.

Thanks.

From different guy:
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Hello seller,
How are you doing today?just want to know if you still have the item for sale?please get back to me asap.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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Re: Dealing with CL scammer...

I have recieved similar replies and whenever you demand cash only you never hear from them again.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Re: Dealing with CL scammer...

what makes you say he's a scammer?

i'm clueless because i don't use cl...

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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Re: Dealing with CL scammer...

That is a scam...I got the same email when I tried to sell my car on CL.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 04:54 PM
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Re: Dealing with CL scammer...

ive had very simular emails when advertising.i knew what there game was so i just deleted messages.if it sounds doggy it probs is
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Dealing with CL scammer...

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what makes you say he's scammer?

i'm clueless because i don't use cl...
When they say they want to buy "the item". It's a scam, period.
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