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Is this a Craigslist scam?

kayaktim

Member
Messages
73
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?
 

twohailmarys

Member
Messages
97
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.
 

trickness

Analog with a side of DSP
Messages
1,899
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.
 

maresco2

Member
Messages
85
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.
 

QRSS

brutalist
Messages
9,366
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....."
 

Luke

Senior Member
Messages
11,895
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?
Carlos doesn't sound kosher to me either.
 

kayaktim

Member
Messages
73
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!
 

joolzriff

Member
Messages
2,171
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
 

emjee

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
2,897
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.
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.
 

plexistack

Member
Messages
1,055
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.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Redfish

Member
Messages
407
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.
 

stoob0t

Member
Messages
467
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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