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Old 12-05-2010, 02:05 PM
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Default Craigs List Scammer?

Alright Im trying to sell a netbook that I bought but couldnt use.... Posted it on Craigslist and A guy wants to buy it... Askin price is 80 and hes saying 180 plus shipping costs... Now being that its CL shippings a little sketch

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Alright but,is it still in good working condition? I am buying this item
for a friend who is not in the states,I will offer you $180 including
shipping expenses, kindly mail me your verified paypal email address
to enable me make the payment, or let me know if you prefer USPS money order.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if theres anything you
think needs to be cleared......thanks

God Bless
yours sincerly
Me to him

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Wait what? 180 plus the shipping? If you paypal me the money today its yours
Guy to me

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Alright, i will be making the payment tommorrow morning which is
monday, so you could ship it out once the payment is made cause i
really need it gone to mmorow.
Do I wait and see what happens with the paypal or what? Still kinda new with the CL dealings so suggestions are awesome...
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: Craigs List Scammer?

sounds like a scam homie, i would contact pay pal, and change your password.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:17 PM
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Give him your paypal address and if the money shows up ship it to him. He can't do anything to your paypal account with just your account name and the transaction should show up automatically. If the payment is made than you have the money and then bill him the shipping later or call it even. NEVER ship something if you have not been payed first. Also, first thing to be skeptical about with CL is if someone asks you to ship. The point of CL is to sell in your area and not deal with shipping. It may still be legit but be cautious.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: Craigs List Scammer?

Sounds a little sketchy to me too. But if he sends you money, then he sends you money.

If it is a scam, we could always show up at his house and kick the living crap out of him, hahaa jk.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:21 PM
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If it is a scam, we could always show up at his house and kick the living crap out of him, hahaa jk.
He probably lives in Guam
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:28 PM
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He probably lives in Guam
Haha Why you say that? Yea I was thinking if he sends the money then he sends it... Idk how he would access my account with my email... But it wouldnt reconize my phone number so I just deleted my card numbers and well go from there
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:29 PM
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Give him your paypal address and if the money shows up ship it to him. He can't do anything to your paypal account with just your account name and the transaction should show up automatically. If the payment is made than you have the money and then bill him the shipping later or call it even. NEVER ship something if you have not been payed first. Also, first thing to be skeptical about with CL is if someone asks you to ship. The point of CL is to sell in your area and not deal with shipping. It may still be legit but be cautious.
wrong, they can file a claim saying they never got the item, and it takes the money from your account anyway until the problem is resolved
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:32 PM
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That's why you always send with delivery confirmation and tracking...
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:13 PM
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Alright but,is it still in good working condition? I am buying this item
for a friend who is not in the states
,I will offer you $180 including
shipping expenses, kindly mail me your verified paypal email address
to enable me make the payment, or let me know if you prefer USPS money order.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if theres anything you
think needs to be cleared......thanks

God Bless
yours sincerly
So many things wrong with that.. The offer should ring a bell with a jackhammer!

1- Paypal accounts can be opened with fake bank info from any country that doesn't care about fraud ("friend" is not in the states, hint hint).
2- Interested buyers will try to lower the price, not raise it lol.
3- USPS fake money orders
4- God bless? Where are we, in Nigeria? Ooooooooh..
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:17 PM
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I was gonna say the same as Patrick if they offer USPS money orders it is a scam.

Number 1 indicator is they are always buying for someone out of the country or they are out of the country.
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:19 PM
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sounds like a scam all over it
DO Not do it asking for trouble
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:22 PM
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Yea sent an email saying it was sold... Thanks for the info on this shit
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:34 PM
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Alright Im trying to sell a netbook that I bought but couldnt use.... Posted it on Craigslist and A guy wants to buy it... Askin price is 80 and hes saying 180 plus shipping costs... Now being that its CL shippings a little sketch

From guy to me


Me to him



Guy to me



Do I wait and see what happens with the paypal or what? Still kinda new with the CL dealings so suggestions are awesome...
All sounds a little odd. As someone said..if he sends you the money..he sends you the money. Here is a link to Paypals customer support/contact.......click on 'Call Us'..hopefully a 1-800 # with a live person. Tell them about it and maybe you can forward your 1st posting to them. If it is some kind of attempted scam maybe they could do their best to have them busted...and also not allow any theft to happen to your account. Presumably this buyer already has transaction info with you? https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/he...&t=escalateTab
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:44 PM
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All sounds a little odd. As someone said..if he sends you the money..he sends you the money. Here is a link to Paypals customer support/contact.......click on 'Call Us'..hopefully a 1-800 # with a live person. Tell them about it and maybe you can forward your 1st posting to them. If it is some kind of attempted scam maybe they could do their best to have them busted...and also not allow any theft to happen to your account. Presumably this buyer already has transaction info with you? https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/he...&t=escalateTab
All I gave him was the account email address.... Thats it... Nothing to do with money has happened yet
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:53 PM
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All I gave him was the account email address.... Thats it... Nothing to do with money has happened yet
Should be OK then. Kijijji and sounds like C.L. recommend/advise only doing transactions in person and for cash..partly to avoid such situations and far worse. 80 bucks for a netbook..you might have been able to sell it to someone you know or work with. For added piece of mind though you could still tell Paypal about it and ask if you could get screwed.
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