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Another CL scam

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by James02, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. James02

    James02 Feeling the Heat

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    As a public svc I am going to let everybody in on one...If you sell on CL (as I tried with my old insert a few days ago), and get a response fro "Chucks Finn" asking to ship using a "shipping agent" Michael L. Brown in Missouri...It's BS!!!! I did a lil looking on Google and saw its a phishing scam.....Hope this helps!

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    That scam is still around?!? Jeez, they might as well go rob a bank and take a model-T for their getaway.
  3. James02

    James02 Feeling the Heat

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    Oh man...I didn't know..I've never sold on CL....FAIL!
  4. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    The names change, but that's a common one.

    Glad they didn't get ya
  5. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    The one youngin that works for me, comes in one morning all excited that he bought a Chevy Blazerreally cheap. then he tells me he Westerned Union'ed the funds to Alaska and she is going to ship it to him. She is in the AirForce yadayada. I said you are kidding right? nope she is shipping it in the morning... well afew days later he comes in all mopey well I did not get the Blazer...how much did you loose?2500.00 dollars
    some people still fall fo the scams
  6. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    If it sounds too good to be true it probably isn't.
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  7. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    ALWAYS ALWAYS enter the name and email in google search and check. I have found out about many scammers and never been scammed because I do that. Even legit looking inquires are usually a scam. I would say 2 out of 20 responses I get are the real deal and the other 18 are scammers.

    Pete
  8. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I love it when I list an item on Craigslist and specifically state in the listing that NO EMAILS WILL BE ANSWERED. Open up my mailbox the next day and there is a TON of emails (all phishing scammers) in there asking the same damm line...."is the item still available for sale, if so contact my agent for payment and pickup"

    I'm about tired of using CL anymore. I usually stick to the local classifieds for that reason.
  9. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    You know I started putting now scam I will not ship to an APO or foreign country as well as I will not deal with a broker on the bottom of the ad. It seems to have cut down on the spam.

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