Scam or what????

Scam or what????

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:04 am

I'm confused. I post items for sale on Craigslist. Seems every time I do there comes an e-mail that says they are real interested and will send a certified check and don't worry there will be a pick up crew that will be along shortly to pick it up. All I have to do is delist the item. What gives????? Is it someone who has similar Item listed and wants me out or is it some kind of scam to get my name . # and other pertainant info? I'm so confused. :mad:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:58 am

Have you ever responded? You'll probably get a reply something like their bank is closed and they need your bank account number so they can directly wire the money to you... Whatever the case I would never give any information to anyone unless I absolutely knew who they were. Even if someone calls my house and asks for anyone if I don't recognize the voice and they haven't identified themselves I don't even acknowledge the person lives here, the first thing out my mouth is "who is calling".
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:03 am

Scott, if they won't call you by phone and agree to come with cash I would just ignore the emails. There is a lot of scam artists on craigslist.
Rob R.
 
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:04 am

CASH ONLY... best way to keep as private as possible.
anthony7812
 
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:44 am

DITTO on all the above!
freetown fred
 
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:48 am

I block my email address & put a phone number only. Of course, now you have to deal with these idiots live. :x You get all kinds on C-list! Calls at 10pm asking questions that could be answered if they just READ the damn ad ........ :mad:

I figured as much, with their hippie chicken foot "peace" symbol ...
SMITTY
 
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:33 pm

Well,,,,, to tell the truth, I don't send them any thing but a sweet letter calling them some names that even makes me blush. The one guy actually sent an email back with hurt feelings. :lol: This was really just a vent post, seeing if it happened to others. What the freak is wrong with some people :mad:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: dll On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:10 pm

I listed an item a few weeks ago and the first 3 responders were scammers.
Here is how I replied:

Make your payment to:
you user name here
Attorney, Consumer Fraud Division
New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658

Your people may pick the unit up at:
Department of Safety
Division of State Police
Troop C
15 Ash Brook Court
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 358-3333

We are looking forward to meeting your pickup people,


I never hear from after that.
dll
 
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:38 pm

Yes, typically, if they say consider it sold and please delist or if the want to send a shipper or a money order, check, etc.......typically a scam!
WNY
 
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:20 pm

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:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:34 pm

They want to send you a check overnight for you to cash right away, which is an excessive amount...then you return to the buyer some of the extra amount before your bank discovers that the check is "bad" and comes after you to make it "good". As the story goes some of the excess money is to go to the phantom shipper and for your trouble dealing w/ the quick sale. And de-listing it is just some "bait" to get you excited at the prospects of the quick sale.
McGiever
 
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:34 pm

Scottscoaled wrote:They want to send a check and after the check clears they send a pickup crew.


Just because the bank makes the money available doesn't mean it's a good check. There how a lot of people get scammed.

http://ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre40.shtm

You and Your Bank — Who is Responsible for What?

Under federal law, banks must make funds available to you from U.S. Treasury checks, official bank checks (cashier’s checks, certified checks, and teller’s checks), and checks paid by government agencies at the opening of business the day after you deposit the check. For other checks, banks must similarly make the first $100 available the day after you deposit the check. Remaining funds must be made available on the second day after the deposit if payable by a local bank, and within five days if drawn on distant banks.

However, just because funds are available on a check you’ve deposited doesn’t mean the check is good. It’s best not to rely on money from any type of check (cashier, business or personal check, or money order) unless you know and trust the person you’re dealing with or, better yet — until the bank confirms that the check has cleared. Forgeries can take weeks to be discovered and untangled. The bottom line is that until the bank confirms that the funds from the check have been deposited into your account, you are responsible for any funds you withdraw against that check.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:55 am

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?
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:17 am

What cyber authorities might you be referring to? Hey, you want to make the bucks through this totally impersonal way, deal with the BS :( If I can't look ya in the eye & shake your hand, I don't want to deal with you.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Scam or what????

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:21 am

freetown fred wrote:If I can't look ya in the eye & shake your hand, I don't want to deal with you.

DITTO !!!
009to090
 
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