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#1 OgS.MVP

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

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.


Hey,

I'm Mavarine and am interested in buying your item i hope it's in
perfect condition? i'm presently working offshore and have no time to
come and check/pickup it and i would want it shipped to my cousin who
is present in Selangor, Malaysia on a project work as a birthday gift
i'm ready to offer you the asking price including the shipment fee via
Express Post Only, payment will go via PayPal only, please declare the
item sold to me and send me a money request invoice from paypal,i hope
you will consider my offer and kindly get back to me asap to know the
next plan..

Mavar


Thought I share these for a good laugh :lol:
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

Looks legit better mail that laptop
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:04 AM

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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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

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.

Edited by SukhKular, 01 October 2012 - 11:06 AM.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

Some of the "women" in the Women seeking Men have strayed from the Men seeking Men section
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#6 OgS.MVP

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

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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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:38 PM

LOL, seems legit.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:45 PM

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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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

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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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

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

Not really, it is easy to retract the payment and leave you with nothing, unless you are dealing through eBay, where it is way better.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

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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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

https://www.paypal-c...cam/td-p/363272

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I've had this happen to me before all of the emails go along with this formula.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

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.



Why do these scammers always have such atrocious English?

Edited by Jagermeister, 01 October 2012 - 05:53 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

Why do these scammers always have such atrocious English?


Because they're not native-speakers?

The items are being shipped to other countries.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

damn it you caught me
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:24 AM

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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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

Seems legit.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

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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