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Re: Craiglist Scam

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This is excellent. I'm currently exchanging emails with Brain **removed** and he's trying the same shenanigans. 

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Kelita New Community Member
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Re: Craiglist Scam (& now GUMTREE)

Hi everyone,

I have also received an offer for something I offered on Gumtree, almost exactly the same wording as you have all mentioned; He is buying for his farther, he will give me £100 above the asking price & will send an agent to pick it up, he will use paypal......even when I saw "paypal" I was still suspicious!

Luckily I googled his name before I replied!

Thank you to you all for helping stop this happening to anyone else Smiley Wink

If he sees these posts, or gets found out, he will probably do the same thing under a different name anyway!

Beware!! (& Thanks again guys)

 

 

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Re: Craiglist Scam

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I too received a similar if not exact email when trying to sell my boat on craigs list. IN MY OPINION, A PERSON SHOULD NOT DO ANY BUSINESS WITH THIS PERSON, LUKE **removed**.

Here's the email I was sent:

 

"

Thank for your mail. I'm satisfied with the condition of it as
advertised in the listing,i will like to add $100 to your final price
for you to keep off from all offer,and consider it sold to me alone as
i am serious with this.I would like you to know that i am really
interested in buying this for my father,payment will be through PayPal
and the pick up will be arranged by me as i will have my agent come
down to pick it up...i will be waiting to hear from you,and i will
like you to send me the name and email address on the PayPal account
to send the payment and send me more pics of this item if available
since i would not be seen it in person so i can pay it right away I am
a busy at work and do not have much time around me.Make sure you get
back to me so that we can arrange for pick up as i will like the item
to be picked at your residence,so no shipping
 
Thanks and reply asap.
 
Regards"

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Re: Craiglist Scam

hi guys

 

im seeling an iphone on craigslist for 200 or best offer, and i got an email asking if it was still for sale, i said yes it is , and then she told me that she wanted to buy it for her cousin that she cant meet up in person because of her working hours, she said she would give me 250$ for the shipping and the hasle so then she said she would pay me thru paypal but she wanted the phone to be shipped to her cousin,

 

30 minutes later i receive an email from paypal saying that i have recieved money from her. 

how can i know if the email is real or fake?

btw "the cousin" lives in nigeria. i got the address included in the email .

should i believe this ? this is my first time selling on craigslist

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ilov2deal Member
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were you able to tell from her payment if she is confirmed or not? If she's not confirmed, I wouldn't send the item yet. In fact, I'd probably call PayPal to ask them how the money was received--if it was a money order, personal check, credit card, etc.

I believe you are smart to be suspicious.

Hope that helps

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jojofbby726- Well, here's my take on things.  If someone's willing to give you $50 more than what you're asking, something is fishy.  Beyond this, if you ship an item to an address other than the one listed in your transaction details page (not from an email), we have no coverage for you through our Seller Protection.  I would also ask you if you had logged into your PayPal account to see the money for yourself.  A lot of the time you get very official looking emails from 'PayPal' telling you the money's there, but then you log in and your account is strangely empty.

 

I would be very cautious with this situation, and make sure you cover all your bases.  We certainly wouldn't want you to lose out on your item. 

 

Andy

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PLEASE, if you don't know if the PayPal email is real, log into your PayPal account and see if the money is there. And do we really have to tell you NOT to do any kind of transaction with Nigeria?

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I received 2 identical emails from a michael *****. exact word for word email. only for a 29,900 skid steer and a 4,000 skidsteer trencher. I though it was a scam. he wanted to pay with paypal and pick up the items.

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Yep, here's the one I got today in response to a $2000 racing bike I posted on Craigslist (from <removed> at both yahoo and gmail):

 

Thank for the prompt response to my inquiry. I'm satisfied with the condition of it as advertised in the listing,i want to be the best offer by adding $100 to your money then keep other offers off .I would like you to know that i am really interested in buying this for my father,payment will be through PayPal and the pick up will be arranged by me as i will have my agent come down to pick it up...i will be waiting to hear from you,and i will like you to send me the name and email address on the PayPal account to send the payment and send me more pics of this item if available since i would not be seen it in person so i can pay it right away I am a busy at work and do not have much time around me.if you don't have pay pal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to www.paypal.com and get it set up , after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with pay pal so as to put the money through, Make sure you get back to me so that we can arrange for pick up as i will like the item to be picked at your residence,so no shipping.


Thanks and reply asap.

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Am I being scammed?

Got a guy that says he wants to buy my motorcycle. He says he will pay me by PayPal. Can he pull his money back after I deliver the bike? How long do I have wait to get the money out of my account?

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