Scam or what????

Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:40 am

Scottscoaled wrote:I see how it works. How do these guys get away with it though. I mean, I have the same guys been doing the same thing for quite a long time. Don't the authorities get these guys?


Most of them are from overseas.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: mozz On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:39 pm

I have heard that the check will often clear, then week later it is found out to be bogus. Your bank comes after you for the amount.
I had a vehicle on there last year, had 3 guys from NY come look at it and then said they wanted it. Wanted it with no title being transfered, i said no, it gets transferred over and payment in cash.

Scottscoaled wrote:I still don't get it what are they scamming. They want to send a check and after the check clears they send a pickup crew. It sounds too good. What really happens??? I just got 2 more scammers on my ad. :mad:
mozz
 
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:50 pm

I posted this on a different thread a few months back.. Be very careful with craigslist!

I sold my propane furnace on Craig's list to someone here locally. BUT - While the ad was running, I got an email in broken English, I could tell it was not from this country. The guy wanted to Paypal me the money then I was to ship it to an Ohio address, all without him seeing the furnace or asking any more questions about it. I knew it was a scam, not sure how he would have benifited though. He claimed to be an american in the military out on a boat in the ocean somewhere and his family needed a furnace cuz their's quit. Gimme a break lol
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:16 am

When you post the ad, there is a box next to your email address right under the title where you can hide your email. I never get any scam calls .. but lots of morons with foreign accents.


Here's what you'll deal with when taking phone calls:


"is the item still for sale?" -- If your reading the ad you idiot then YES IT'S STILL HERE!! Dummy!! Correction: too many sellers leave their *censored* up when it's long since been sold off. Forgot about that. But the other 3 are still valid!

"what do you want for it?" -- Did you see the price??? Did you see the word FIRM next to the price?? *censored*!!

"where is (your town)?" -- If your on the *censored* computer looking at Cragislist ads, then get back on the same *censored* computer AND LOOK IT UP ON MAPQUEST you *censored* retarded illiterate MORON!!!

"I want to buy your (item)". -- Well that's *censored* fantastic! Do you want a medal or something? Any particular reason why you couldn't call TOMORROW instead of at 23:59??? SHITHEAD!!
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SMITTY
 
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:39 am

I bought my current truck from Craigslist. Generally, I stay away from Craigslist. Mainly because of creeps.
I'm On Fire
 
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:43 am

SMITTY wrote:"is the item still for sale?" -- If your reading the ad you idiot then YES IT'S STILL HERE!! Dummy!!



I don't think you can blame them for that, lot of people never delist it.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:20 am

FRED i agree if the whole country run ur way what a nice place it would be,,, years aga it use to..
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:51 pm

Yeah your right Richard - I'll edit my post & strike that one from the list. It's been a while since I've had money to shop Craigslist - nowadays I mostly sell. I forgot about that one. Lots of sellers are just as dumb as some of those callers! :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:00 pm

I think there are a lot of people making money on both craigslist and ebay by buying and re listing. So many sellers have poor or no pictures and bad descriptions. It amazes me that people think they can sell a thousand dollar item with one really bad fuzzy picture with almost no description. The other side of the coin is when an item sells for more than it is worth because of a really good set of pictures and description. A good picture can make an item look better than it is, and I don't mean by re touching. I once sold a camera for twice what I thought it was worth and I described it as in bad condition, but great pictures.
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:54 pm

Happens on Ebay too. I paid too much for an old Sears Silvertone parlor guitar; it looked really good in the photo. I have 100% feedback on Ebay; I don't like to leave negative feedback if I can help it. The guy was a music store dealer, didn't know that. The guy claimed the guitar was "all original". The tuning machines were cheap new modern machines. Very annoying.
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Along the same lines; years ago I picked up an old Volvo P1800 coupe for $600.00. I advertised it in the newspapers when I realized I was never gonna fix it up. I put good condition in the paper, some nut called and then yelled at me when I told him the frame had been welded on :D

I finally sold it to a kid who slapped a plate on it and drove it away. I let him have the title unsigned; an open title.

I'm telling ya, ten years later I got a call from a stranger who said he was a Newark cop. ( I should have said, "What's your badge and precinct number?")
The guy was really pushy and wanted me to get the title cleared up somehow. I don't know what ever happened, maybe that kid never titled it either.
I told the guy no, leave me alone man.
Days later some documents came to me USPS in a manilla envelope with a check for $100.00 The guy was telling me to go straighten out a title to a car I sold a decade ago!
I wrote 'void' on the check and sent the documents back. I told the guy he could get a title straightened out, by getting it titled in Alabama, then he could transfer to NJ. :lol:

And PS; I'm amused when I look at my junk email box, scam after scam.
Dann757