Is this a Craigslist scam?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by kayaktim, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. kayaktim

    kayaktim Member

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    I posted an amp for sale on Craigslist and received this reply:

    Hi,
    > Thanks for the response.I am willing to pay your
    > asking price.I will pay by money order as its the only way i
    > can pay you at the moment due to the fact that i am away for
    > an assignment.I will make arrangement for the pick-up after
    > payment have been received by you. I dont mind adding an
    > extra $20 just for you can keep it in my favor.Reply with
    > your full name and address where payment should be
    > sent.Please take the posting off craigslist today and
    > consider it sold to me.
    > Expecting to hear from you soon.
    > Regards
    > Carlos.

    Doesn't sound kosher to me - what do you all think?
     
  2. twohailmarys

    twohailmarys Member

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    yes it is a scam i have received the same email a few times.. if you reply they will then ask you for your full name address and phone number.
     
  3. PFunk

    PFunk Member

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    Money order drawn from where?
     
  4. trickness

    trickness Analog with a side of DSP

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    Dude - cmon, seriously?

    My advice - don't sell anything to anyone unless you speak to them on the phone. If they don't wanna talk to you, then run away. If they do talk to you and sound fishy, run away. If they don't know anything about gear or playing or music, run away.

    If your gut tells you it's fishy, it is.
     
  5. guitarb

    guitarb Member

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    I had the same response to a sale last month....IT"S A SCAM!
     
  6. maresco2

    maresco2 Member

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    This is a scam. I live in florida and recieved almost the exact message verbatim. Keep your amp posted until you find a legit buyer.
     
  7. sbreide

    sbreide Member

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    If you have to ask...
     
  8. QRSS

    QRSS brutalist

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    yes scam.

    is there an are on CL where you can post examples of scammers? i find it amusing and usually respond with "how's the weather in nigeria? friggin' cold here....."
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Senior Member

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    Carlos doesn't sound kosher to me either.
     
  10. Razor

    Razor Silver Supporting Member

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    Scam! I received the same response on some items I listed.
     
  11. kayaktim

    kayaktim Member

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    I guess Carlos won't be ponying up for my amp after all. Anyone else wanna buy my Marshall AVT? It's a hybrid! With real tube tone!
     
  12. joolzriff

    joolzriff Member

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    dude i get them all the time..they want the amount and my address ect so this is what i send back

    send your $3,000 to

    Dirk Dangle length
    23 Adolf Hitler drive
    Valkyrie
    the fatherland
    Germany
     
  13. bartmcartman

    bartmcartman Supporting Member

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    Got that email today!!!
     
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    tch2112 Member

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    Call the police and report it. You never know, it could lead to right being done.
     
  16. emjee

    emjee Member

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    THis is the BEST advice you can get when wondering if it's a scam. NOBODY will want to talk to you on the phone,and if the they DO talk to you, they WONT give you ANY personal info like THEIR home address, phone number, etc. Be weary of people not willing to give you at least their home ph# and home address.
    I have done hundreds of deals via the internet for over ten yrs worth tens of thousands of dollars,and I have never had any trouble. AND, if you DO sense a scam even after talking with someone,
    tell them you just happen to be taking a trip to their area and want to meet with them. If they agree to meet with you, then they are most likely OK. If they dont, then they probably aren't.
     
  17. jdogjent

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    Hey guys this is no scam, i know carlos he is my good buddy. He just likes to make monies on ebay.
     
  18. plexistack

    plexistack Member

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    Here's another scam. This guy sent me the exact same message on 2 items I had listed:
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Thanks for quick response to my email. I want you to consider
    it sold, pls do withdraw the advert from CL to avoid disturbance,I'll
    take care of that by engaging the services of a mover, hence I'll be
    sending a check and it will be delivered to you via United Parcel
    Service, so I'll need you to provide me with the following
    information to facilitate the mailing of the check to you.

    PAYMENT INFORMATION REQUEST....
    1.full name on the check.
    2.Full Physical address to post the check
    3.City, State and Zip Code
    4.Home & Cell Phone to contact you.

    Note that the payment will be shipped to your address via UPS NEXT DAY
    HAIR SERVICE and I will like you to know that you will not be
    responsible for shipping i will have my mover to come over a s soon as
    you have cashed the check.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  19. Redfish

    Redfish Member

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    I sell regularly on Craigslist and I get one of these just about every day that I have something posted. Craigslist warns about them but nothing must ever get done about it. The police should set up a sting and get some of these guys to at least slow it down. I guess if they won't do anything about the prostitutes working out of Craigslist, they sure won't waste their time on this.
     
  20. stoob0t

    stoob0t Member

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    I've had that email a number of times, occaisionally on ebay. It's a definite scam.

    If you're bored and fancy a chuckle at some internet scammer's expense - google for a website called 419eater - cant remember exactly what the URL is - but there are plenty of contributors over there who take great pleasure in infuriating scammers and wasting their time.
     

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