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    Re: OT: Post your scam stories

    The first time i was selling on ebay, I was selling a broken Iphone... The screen was cracked and the touch screen didn't work (this was all said in the auction listing). The price was like 100, (this was when the phone just came out)... I had a guy tell me that if I ended the auction early and sold to him he would pay 500 dollars plus shipping to china or where ever... although 500 sounded great, I figured it was definatly to good to be true. It was his sons Birthday and he needed one FAST!!! I wondered why anyone would buy their son a birthday present that was broke and didn't work, lol. The phone ended up selling for like 160.

    Then after that, I was buying my next iphone on ebay and desided to buy from a person with 100% feedback, I guess he thought he could sell the same Iphone to 3 different people because when i didnt get the phone a week later i filed a claim with ebay and paypal. The money was put back into my account and the guy told me that he was 500 dollars negative in his bank account because of paypal taking my money back from his account. He told me that he was shipping the iphone and asked for me to close the claim, however I read on paypal that once the claim is closed I would not be able to reopen a claim on the same Item... I told the guy that i will close the dispute when i get the phone. All and all ended up working out for me, but unfortuantly the others had to just leave negative feedback for the guy and then his account was suspended from ebay the same day.

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    Re: OT: Post your scam stories

    When I was fifteen I sold a radio control airplane to a guy. He loaded it up and told me that he'd come back the next day with his checkbook. Never heard from him again. Lesson learned.

    I mentioned this to my dad the other day, and he remembered who the guy was and where his business was. My reply,"Well, the next time you see him, tell him that he still owes me $90."

    That's the last time I got scammed.
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    Re: OT: Post your scam stories

    I got a funny one yesterday. I got a letter in the mail addressed to "current resident". It was from a pest control company and the letter said that I owed $1200 dollars from past services. I immediately started laughing because the only name on the "bill" was current resident. I jokingly told my wife that I was going to call the number on the letter and say "Hello, this is Mr. Current Resident and I am calling to pay the $1200 I owe" and see what they say.

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    Re: OT: Post your scam stories

    I can't believe these f***ers!!!!

    From today:

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    From: paul anderson [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 5:08 AM
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: Suzuki GSX-R600 plastics / windshield / mirrors - $730 (Long Beach)



    ** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
    ** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
    ** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
    ** More Info: craigslist | about > scams


    Am intrested in buying this Items kindly get back to me
    Paul



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    On 7/7/09, David ******* <da*******@hotmail.com> wrote:

    Hey Paul, the item is still available.



    David.
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    From: fred gardener [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 2:53 PM
    To: David *******
    Subject: Re: Suzuki GSX-R600 plastics / windshield / mirrors - $730 (Long Beach)

    Hello
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant purchase, so pls do withdraw the advert from Craigslist, i don't mind adding an extra $50 dolls for you to take the advert down from criagslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item. I will also like you to know that i will be paying via check, or money order and it will be over night payment due to the distance. You don't need to bother yourself with the shipment ok, i will take care of that. So i will need you to provide me with the following
    information to facilitate the mailing of the check or money order via to .
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
    3.Your Phone Number.
    **Once again, I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check** Have a nice day
    Fred Gardener


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    From: David ******* [mailto:da********@hotmail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 3:01 PM
    To: 'fred gardener'
    Subject: RE: Suzuki GSX-R600 plastics / windshield / mirrors - $730 (Long Beach)

    So "Paul" emails me about my “item” and then "Fred" takes over huh? LOL

    You fuc*ing scammers are clueless and quite stupid… I can see you coming from miles away with your fake checks and personal freight forwarders… common… people still fall for that sh*t?

    Get a life looser.

    David





    Is it because I am selling gixxer parts that these scammers are targeting me? They must know about the "gixxer = stupid squid" thing huh? lol
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    Re: OT: Post your scam stories

    a guy i "know" not friend... "know" .. had a truck for sale 3g's... guy emailed him from florida (we live in baltimore md) and said he wanted the truck, he would give him $4gs... (like anyone will offer more than your asking) he said he was gonna send his movers and a check, guy i know falls for it. This is where it gets good.... he gets the check... $6gs! , so he quickly replies, hey you sent too much, the guy goes. oh i did, well cash it, keep $100 for your honesty and western union the rest back to me. he takes the check to the bank, for some dumba$$ reason they cash it, but freeze his account till it clears... then the dude sends him the title to the truck and the extra 3gs (or whatever it came out to) you guessed it... a week later bank calls up... its a bad check...

    also, my father in law is selling his boat on CL. I told him all the scams, so far he has three people offer more than 8G's for his 6g listed boat, and one was a "priest"... "priests wouldnt lie!"


    I jsut sold my juice box on CL... Then got 3 diff emails about a week after selling it (good sale) that said EXACTLY the same thing with diff email addresses and signatures. All with smiles at the end of the email too... I promptly replied back to send the checks, but the price had been doubled! haha, never heard back
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    Re: OT: Post your scam stories

    So, you guys tell me. I see a Toyota Tacoma on the local classifieds site for $5650. It's the 2006 full-cab, SR5 4x4. This is the truck I have been looking for and I haven't done a whole lot of research yet to know that it is an AMAZING price. I just thought it was really good, and wanted to see if there was anything wrong before I drove 70 miles to go check it out. I try calling the guy and the phone number doesn't work, so I email him:

    Malcom,

    Hello, I am inquiring about the Toyota Tacoma you have listed on KSL. I tried to call you, but for some reason the phone number didn't work. I was just curious to know if there was anything wrong with the truck. Thank you for any information you can provide.

    -Ben


    This is his response two days later:

    Hi,
    I'm the owner of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4x4 with 38,111 miles on which you've recently shown interest. The car is in excellent shape and in perfect running condition. I am located in Sarasota, FL now. The price for the car is $5,650.You are welcomed to come and pick it up but If you are not able I can help you with the delivery for no extra fees because my wife works at the delivery company and we benefit of their services for free once per year. The transaction will be made through eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program for our own protection. You will have 5 days to inspect and test drive it upon arrival with no obligation to buy it. If you wish to go on, please get back to me with your full name and your delivery address so we can initiate the transaction.
    Have a nice day,
    Malcolm


    Scam? Almost definitely. What do you guys think? Should I write a scathing email in response?

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    Re: OT: Post your scam stories

    Quote Originally Posted by dean2287 View Post
    NEVER TRUST OVERSEAS BUYERS
    Nice one. We're not all fraudsters.

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    Re: OT: Post your scam stories

    Technically, were overseas to people like Andz.

    *custom: (n) A part which was designed and built without mass production, to fit a specific application, and which cannot be ordered from a catalog.

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    Re: OT: Post your scam stories

    Quote Originally Posted by Tremulant View Post
    So, you guys tell me. I see a Toyota Tacoma on the local classifieds site for $5650. It's the 2006 full-cab, SR5 4x4. This is the truck I have been looking for and I haven't done a whole lot of research yet to know that it is an AMAZING price. I just thought it was really good, and wanted to see if there was anything wrong before I drove 70 miles to go check it out. I try calling the guy and the phone number doesn't work, so I email him:

    Malcom,

    Hello, I am inquiring about the Toyota Tacoma you have listed on KSL. I tried to call you, but for some reason the phone number didn't work. I was just curious to know if there was anything wrong with the truck. Thank you for any information you can provide.

    -Ben


    This is his response two days later:

    Hi,
    I'm the owner of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4x4 with 38,111 miles on which you've recently shown interest. The car is in excellent shape and in perfect running condition. I am located in Sarasota, FL now. The price for the car is $5,650.You are welcomed to come and pick it up but If you are not able I can help you with the delivery for no extra fees because my wife works at the delivery company and we benefit of their services for free once per year. The transaction will be made through eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection program for our own protection. You will have 5 days to inspect and test drive it upon arrival with no obligation to buy it. If you wish to go on, please get back to me with your full name and your delivery address so we can initiate the transaction.
    Have a nice day,
    Malcolm


    Scam? Almost definitely. What do you guys think? Should I write a scathing email in response?
    smells of scam to me!
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    I love this guy sticking it to them............


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