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Update, It is a scam

Ive seen most of the Nigerian ones, but im not sure if this is a new type of scam or if its actually legit. What do you guys think?


Buyer
still in good condition?

Sent from my iPhone

ME
Yes, very good condition

Buyer

I'm getting it for my son's birthday but i am in the army and currently in the field,i wouldn't be able to make this transaction in person. I want the item sent to him as a gift. Send me paypal money request to this mail box or your details for money order, for the payment now. I'm paying a total sum of $800 for item cost & shipping fee and I will provide you with his shipping info for shipment as soon as the payment is done

Sent from my iPhone

Me
I have no proof that you are in the army or even in the united states, I can not sell you this camera. You can get it in person, or send a friend with the cash to get it. But other than that it would be a no

Buyer
am stationed at Fort Drum,NY.mos-35x.this transaction is real

New**

Me
Ok cool, what is your paypal?

(gunna do some trolling)

Them
send me invoice for payment

Me
What is your paypal address? What field are you in? Military?

Me (again)
Ok I sent the invoice to cbiromeo@mail.com, I sent it requesting only $750 I don't want to overcharge someone in the military

^wrong email


(This is about my Canon 50D)

Edited by xlastshotx - 10/31/11 at 12:19am
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Not real. AVOID.
    
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yep, plenty of scam scenarios like this.

avoid liek the bubonic plague

or troll scammer just for fun
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Hmm, I say avoid.

They hand you the cash, you hand them the camera. No other way.
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post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
Not real. AVOID.
Ah I figured Just wanted to double check though


Quote:
Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
yep, plenty of scam scenarios like this.

avoid liek the bubonic plague

or troll scammer just for fun
yeah ill probably troll, I trolled a few of the classic Nigerian scammers earlier

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post #6 of 28
I've gotten a ton of those lol
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Of course it is a scam.

Ask him why he is looking at a California Craigslist and not a NY craigslist.
    
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If you troll, post transcript here please.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by karmuhhhh View Post
Of course it is a scam.

Ask him why he is looking at a California Craigslist and not a NY craigslist.
lol true
Edited by xlastshotx - 10/31/11 at 12:17am
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I have been receiving tons of these types of emails lately, from CL. I think I will troll the next one.
    
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