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Old 01-26-2012, 09:34 PM
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Thanks for the prompt response i want you to know that am okay with the condition of the item and i will love to make an instant purchase. I will be mailing (overnight) a certified check from my account to cover the cost, while you hold item on my behalf, am willing to give an extra $40 for you to hold item till you receive payment. Once you have payment, I will have my handler come for pickup at your place as soon as check clears your bank. I will be needing the following information to issue out the payment . .

1.Name to be on the check 2.Home Address 3.Telephone

** Please note that the payment will be mailed overnight via the courier to your address and its bound to delivered within 2 to 3 days. I have taken a closer look at the item and am very satisfied i really need this and would appreciates that you help hold this for me till the payment arrives.Furthermore do remove the posting from CRAIGSLIST as am definitely buying it from you. Hope to hear from you ASAP

Sincerely Micheal Wilson


Now does that sound fishy or am I just paranoid.
His first email was one sentence that said do you still have this and is it in good condition.
Quick response would be great
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:40 PM
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Re: does this email sound fishy

Sounds fishy to me....I was selling a massage chair on CL before and had the same thing, guy offered like two grand more than I was asking. He then sent a legit check. I called the bank to see if check was real, but it was from a texco business account and not his name. Identity theft is a *****. I'd be careful on that one.
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that is definitely fraudulent. Never deal with somebody who talks about mailing a certified check. I almost got screwed by somebody like this. They sent me a check and everything so I took it to the bank to ask if it was fake or fraudulent and turns out that it was, so I shredded the check. If you was to cash that check, you would get screwed.
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Re: does this email sound fishy

Thanks guys I new I wasn't crazy thinking this was bad I suppose I'll. Send him an email for cash or PayPal see what he says
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Re: does this email sound fishy

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Honestly, I wouldn't even deal with him any further. They will probably not respond to you if you say something about cash or paypal only then they'll know you're suspicious.
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Re: does this email sound fishy

Yea, checks can get u in jail even tho u might think its real. I'd just deal with paypal, they don't need too much info for that. And I def wouldn't give anyone on craigslist all that info he was asking for.
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Def scam anytime you hear "account" or "check" don't bother
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Re: does this email sound fishy



next time: no money/no deal.

Three simple rules about craigslist:

1.Public places where there can be WITNESSES
2.Bring a Friend
3.CASH OR GTFO

*if you're truly paranoid, get a "pay as you go phone" so they can't keep harassing you.*
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Nigerian 419 scam guaranteed.
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Re: does this email sound fishy

you dont need a phone number to write a check, someone else will buy your **** dont worry, good luck
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ya its a scam.. my sister was trying to sell her ipod on CL and someone hit her up asking for her to send it to africa but he was going to give her 250 + 75 for shipping
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Thanks fellas I was pretty sure it was fake from the beginning just wqnted some 2nd opinions
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Re: does this email sound fishy

e-mail back, ask him for a phone number and go from there. Some people do send some professional sounding (or spam sounding) e-mails. I do believe this one is spam and I wouldn't go for it, but I would at least reply and ask him for a phone number, and call him while blocking your ph# (using *67)

This way, in case it is legit, tell him/them that you will accept cash only and go from there. And public places are a good idea always like someone mentioned above.
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that would be funny to troll the scammer, any ideas?? lol
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Def a scammer. The asking to take it down is a dead give away besides the account and # thing. The 3rd party to pick it up is also BS. Read craigslist list of scammer tricks.
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I got the exact same email once lol. Idk bout the name though. Definitely fake lol.
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i would stick to paypal or local ppl..i work with western union and theres a bunch of scams like these out there...ive seen some where the check looks legit and what not then comes back fraud or something and they cant track these ppl the info they provide is bogus..be careful
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