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Scammers

I'm sure many of you have seen my "Is it a scam?" thread.

I posted my laptop for sale on many websites, including cragislist(Scammer village). I got probably 12 bogus offers, which were all ridiculous.

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I will like to proceed with payment asap and will like to handle shipment myself when you must have gotten your cash at hand.I am in no rush to pick up the laptop till funds are clear at the bank.As there are too many scams on internet as regards buying and selling with large bogus account.My mode of payment will be via Electronic Cashier Check drawn on US bank.(Bank Of America).You will probably need a business check paper to print and cash the check today.The business check paper is sold for $20 at any stationery store,staples or at your local office supply outlet.I will add the cost of supplies to your asking price with an extra offer for accepting my mode of payment. The payment will be in excess as i will want you to contact my friend with the excess fund after you must have confirmed and cashed the check.i will wait for your bank to clear the check so you can deduct your own money and send the remaining Funds to my friend via money gram Money Transfer only for his project coming on very soon. I work with an auditing firm and will not have time to mail a check. you can IM on this ID or call me on 9145954296 for more information.Thanks and God Bless,you can get the posting deleted from craiglist
Google the phone number, and you get a scam alert.

I couldn't believe how many fake emails I got, it was incredible. Many of them included:

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I am buying this laptop for a reverend helping dying children in africa. i am in britain and will pay 1500 dollars for the item plus shipping to africa.(My asking was 550) I want to pay asap, so get back to me with your full name and other info.
Now this is the funniest one. I posted my ad on a website called UsFreeAds. I got an email from 1 guy asking if the item is still available. Well, just look.

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Originally Posted by Email 1
Hello seller i will like to tell you that i really like this your item and i will like to ask if this item is still available for sale so if it is please do send me more pics of the item and i will like to know your final asking price ok please do get back to me.
Helli.
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Originally Posted by Email 2
Hello seller i will like to tell you that i really like this your item and i will like to ask if this item is still available for sale so if it is please do send me more pics of the item and i will like to know your final asking price ok please do get back to me.
Helli.
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Originally Posted by Email 3
Hello seller i will like to tell you that i really like this your item and i will like to ask if this item is still available for sale so if it is please do send me more pics of the item and i will like to know your final asking price ok please do get back to me.
Helli.
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Originally Posted by My response to Email 3
I'd just like to tell you that you have emailed me about 3 items, but only 1 of which have been mine. You are possibly the worst scammer I have ever witnessed. Screw off.
Retro

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