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    Ok seriously who the fawk falls for this crap?

    Lots of people must otherwise this scamming sh!t would not exist.

    So I have several items on craigslist for sale. When I decided to start selling on CL I even created a new email account because I knew I would get bombarded by scammers.

    Of course, I get tons of BS emails for example

    Hi I'm Alfred Robert the agent for Applied Materials , I would like you to get back to me with your direct email address for my client to contact you in purchase of the merchandise from you, Hope to hear back form you sooner Thanks...
    I mean seriously.....sound legit right?
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    Ok seriously who the fawk falls for this crap?

    Yah, definitely give that guy all your personal info for sure. Name, social security, home address, etc.
    I bet you could even trust him with your bank account numbers.

    You wonder sometimes if there's any legitimate buyers on CL.


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    Well yes, in this case it is serious and genuine. My name happens to be Alfred Robert and I am still waiting to hear back from you. Please respond, we are growing impatient and staff within our office are starting to think that you may be a scammer for your lack of response and cooperation.
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    Ok seriously who the fawk falls for this crap?

    Well there you go.
    Apparently the OP is the real scammer here.


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    Skip the middle man and post all your personal info here. You bank account an pin number, along with your address. we can deposit the payment directly into your account.
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    the big aussie rep bomb is comin your way

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    Well Alfred, I am still waiting for my check that accidentally wrote for way too much money so I can ship you my merchandise and the refund the difference before it clears my bank account. As soon as I receive it, I will let you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    Skip the middle man and post all your personal info here. You bank account an pin number, along with your address. we can deposit the payment directly into your account.
    I think you are a Nigerian scammer.
    At least you type like one.

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    Pleeese doont lett my baad english deterant yous from dewing buzzyness wit me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Pleeese doont lett my baad english deterant yous from dewing buzzyness wit me.
    Damn, DJ, had I realized that it was you that was answering my ad a couple weeks ago, I wouldn't have been so rude. Sorry.

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    " please tell your client to send any questions to: FBI.FraudandScamDeparmtment@FBI.US.gov "
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    " please tell your client to send any questions to: FBI.FraudandScamDeparmtment@FBI.US.gov "
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to shwinn8 again
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    " please tell your client to send any questions to: FBI.FraudandScamDeparmtment@FBI.US.gov "
    Funny you said that. I have had numerous Craigslist emails very similar to Optimus's experience. I just emailed them back stating the authorities have been notified of thier scam. The F.B.I. and a police detective will be contacting you shortly. I never heard from them again. I have done that on several occasions., I just wish I had that link earlier.
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    i don't think it's a real email address, i just made it up off the top of my head. Although! i'm sure there is an email address for such issues
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    I always ignore the email. In my listing descriptions I mention to not bother emailing me, rather, call my landline telephone and leave a message should I be away from the phone when they call. I’ve had angry people call saying they’ve been texting me and “how come I don’t respond to their text message”—kind of impossible to text my landline, MORONS!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I always ignore the email. In my listing descriptions I mention to not bother emailing me, rather, call my landline telephone and leave a message should I be away from the phone when they call. I’ve had angry people call saying they’ve been texting me and “how come I don’t respond to their text
    message”—kind of impossible to text my landline,
    MORONS!!!
    Actually I was wrong saying email. I always check off no email. Then in the add I use my cell phone and request texing as best option. It works great because your cell is always with you. Then you can respond right away before they move on to anotheer listing. Even the scammers respond with an email included. Funny thing is these scammers never respond to an item advertised less than $500. They always go for big ticket items hoping to get away with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Actually I was wrong saying email. I always check off no email. Then in the add I use my cell phone and request texing as best option. It works great because your cell is always with you. Then you can respond right away before they move on to anotheer listing. Even the scammers respond with an email included. Funny thing is these scammers never respond to an item advertised less than $500. They always go for big ticket items hoping to get away with it.
    “Hello sir. What is best price? Is the item still available? Would you consider shipping to Mozambique?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I always ignore the email. In my listing descriptions I mention to not bother emailing me, rather, call my landline telephone and leave a message should I be away from the phone when they call. I’ve had angry people call saying they’ve been texting me and “how come I don’t respond to their text message”—kind of impossible to text my landline, MORONS!!!
    I have a separate email account just for CL and nothing else.

    If buying something I only text if it says I can text even if it I know it is a cell number.
    I know it is hard to believe these days but not everyone gets text messages on the cell phones. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Actually I was wrong saying email. I always check off no email. Then in the add I use my cell phone and request texing as best option. It works great because your cell is always with you. Then you can respond right away before they move on to anotheer listing. Even the scammers respond with an email included. Funny thing is these scammers never respond to an item advertised less than $500. They always go for big ticket items hoping to get away with it.
    All my items listed are $25 to $200 and I get emails for all of them.
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    HA ! just this morning !
    No sooner than 10 mins after posting to CL to sell my SC Highball I get....

    Hello,
    I am Stephanie Litchfields... I Saw your post on CL and I have some questions to ask about it,

    1. Are there any other issues with the item not mentioned on CL AD?
    2. Since when have you owned it and are you the first owner?
    3. What year was it serviced last.?
    4. How much is your final/last price? Email me back with your PayPal email address , Full Name and Pick Up Address... PayPal surcharges will be my responsibility including the PayPal surcharges (2.9%) ..Pick Up will be arranged by me after payment as been made to you...Get back to me asap.


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    I've noticed since I've started adding "cash in person only". I've a lot less scammer emails. Maybe it's just a coincidence, yo no se.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    I've noticed since I've started adding "cash in person only". I've a lot less scammer emails. Maybe it's just a coincidence, yo no se.
    I think it is coincidence.

    I had 7 items I posted the other day.
    I got no junk emails.
    Renewed them and got 4.
    Sold 1 item and renewed 6 items and got 1 junk message.

    The spammers never read the ads.
    They just click on it and usually send a copy and paste email to you.
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