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post #11 of 28
Sounds like a scam. These types of scams have been going around for awhile.

Although, you could always ask for a USPS money order for the payment before you send the camera. That will really tell you if it's legit or not, but make sure you actually cash it in before sending anything. I've heard stories of people sending fake money orders to scam people out of items.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 10/31/11 at 12:10am
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I've trolled one back before. But yeah, I usually block those people.
 
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I love how scammers use the Army as an excuse. One time I was looking at a car and he was like "I'm stationed in Anchorage Alaska and the car is kept here, as soon as you send me the money I'll have it delivered to you in Seattle" Me: "Oh you're in Alaska! I have lots of family and friends up there as I'm from there, would you mind if someone came and took a look at it first? They can also give you the money" No response back
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post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by derickwm View Post
I love how scammers use the Army as an excuse. One time I was looking at a car and he was like "I'm stationed in Anchorage Alaska and the car is kept here, as soon as you send me the money I'll have it delivered to you in Seattle" Me: "Oh you're in Alaska! I have lots of family and friends up there as I'm from there, would you mind if someone came and took a look at it first? They can also give you the money" No response back

hahaha


Updated the op, hopefully I will get a response back soon
Edited by xlastshotx - 10/31/11 at 12:18am
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post #15 of 28
I'm confused what this guy is trying to achieve. Can someone explain what he's trying to say:

Quote:
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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
I have no idea what that's even supposed to mean lol
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Originally Posted by SeanPoe View Post
I'm confused what this guy is trying to achieve. Can someone explain what he's trying to say:



I have no idea what that's even supposed to mean lol
He wants me to send him a request for money from my paypal to his, so then he will send the money and then I would ship it to his make believe son. He also wants to send me more money than I am asking for, he is in new york and he was looking at my craigslist ad posted in the california section...which doesnt make sense

But to be honest im not really sure how this type of scam really works
Edited by xlastshotx - 10/31/11 at 12:22am
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These replies are a dime a dozen on CL. If you took the time to Google part of the response, then you would have seen what a dated scam this is.
    
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post #18 of 28
So he's offering to pay for the camera before you even send it to him? I fail to see how that's a scam unless i'm missing something here (which i probably am ).

Edit: I realize it would be a scam if he was trying to pay via money order or check. Maybe he's planning to pay with a stolen paypal account or something and those funds would be disputed later and they would be removed? I have no idea how paypal scams work to be honest.
Edited by SeanPoe - 10/31/11 at 12:29am
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Instead of trolling him, why not try and find out who he is and then report him?
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These replies are a dime a dozen on CL. If you took the time to Google part of the response, then you would have seen what a dated scam this is.
Didn't think to do that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeanPoe View Post
So he's offering to pay for the camera before you even send it to him? I fail to see how that's a scam unless i'm missing something here (which i probably am ).
My best guess is he'll send back a fake paypal payment email that says something along the lines of the money is being held until the item is received and then it will be released into your account.


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Instead of trolling him, why not try and find out who he is and then report him?
Sure, that would be better. But how would I go about doing that?
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