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Craiglist Scams

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Long story short, I posted a laptop for sale on Craiglist, here are some of the most entertaining replies I got from obvious scammers:

Hello Seller,

I will like to

buy this item so withdraw the advert from Craigslist. I will

be paying via PayPal.

I am away on a business trip and I'm new on

Craigslist so i don't want to buy what isn't good.You should

get back to me with the total price you want to offer it including

shipping cost to my child in China.All I needed from you now is the

total price, including shipping cost to china with your PayPal

account so that I can transfer the fund immediately.

I am very serious about buying it.I can assure you of getting

your money asap.

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you can have a counter proposal regarding paypal for the buyer to send in cash as personal gifts. That way they will be unable to retract the funds. I've done that in the past and so far it has worked well.

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What happens? Like obviously you're not planning on sending it.

But if they Pay first and then you send. and have a tracking number, even if they dispute through paypal, wont you win the dispute?

Not being sarcastic, just looking for more info for future reference.

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Some of the "women" in the Women seeking Men have strayed from the Men seeking Men section

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Another one ::D

Hello,

Thanks for the swift reply,I offer you $800.00 and i want you to end

the transaction as soon as possible.Could you please send me your

PayPal request so that i can make payment for you asap.Also i will

paying you an additional $125 for shipping cost through FedEx or

UPS.Immediately i received your Pay-Pal request,i will go ahead with

the payment without any delay.Awaiting your quick response with this

transaction as am serious about.

Regards.

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unless u meet in person, it's always a scam when they offer u to pay with paypal or some money transfer... this is dealing with craigslist of course..

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I never use these things but if they send money via paypal etc aren't they the ones taking the risk?

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I never use these things but if they send money via paypal etc aren't they the ones taking the risk?

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Often The guy would say why are you selling this product for this price when it was selling for a cheaper price elsewhere. You are ripping people off, you a profiteer, etc.

or my Grandson birthday is coming soon and I can't find this product elsewhere, or I don't have much money, can I pay this amount instead.

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Why do these scammers always have such atrocious English?

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Guys trying to use fake money orders/ certified checks/ travelers checks etc was big a little while ago. I only take cash.

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Do not send it to them!!

Instead send it to me Aladeen! I serious about it very much and wish to also paypal the money. So send moneys request to my paypal account at Aladeen872 at hotmail. And please be shipping it out immediately to my address:

1 Aladeen Way,

New Aladeen, Waydia

Unfortunately I so busy executing dissedents I will have to pay another day but please send it still as I am very serious about buying. This is no joke!

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