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Dec 04 2008

Scammers On Craigslist Are Fun To Mess With

Don’t be fooled by scammers on Craigslist. I was selling my 1987 Jeep Wrangler hard top on Craigslist and got a reply back from someone interested. When I sent him a reply, this is what I got.

Hello,
  Thanks for your mail and i will like to affirm that i am really interested in your items and will like to inform you that my only mode of paying you is by mailing you certified bank check and if you are ok with that… you can get back to me with your home address.. Payee name that will be on check and a valid phone number ( no voice mail number) … and as soon as you receive the check and it goes through then i will now send my shipper for the pickup of the item asap….
thanks

First of all, he said “items” and I was only talking about one thing. Second, if his only way to pay you is a certified check, there is something wrong. I may be mean to telemarketers and scammers, but it is fun sometimes. This is my exact response to his reply.

My response

No. Cash or no deal. Don’t even get me started on how this is fraud. If you send me anything, I will send it right back. If I get spam from you, let me inform you that I am a technology freak and will use it to my advantage.  Nice try, but you didn’t get me. So if you are paying me in cash, is it going to be $300 in pounds or US dollars considering I tracked this back to an IP address in the UK. Just wondering how you would pick it up and mail it. Seems like it would be easier just to give me $5000 in cash and I can punch you in the face for being an idiot.

About the author

Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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2 comments

  1. Mark

    The same kind of response came to me when I was selling something. I responded the same way you did. Cash or no deal. none of this other BS.

  2. Windows registry

    yeps.. that is totally true..

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