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Been there, done that.

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TBH, I don't know how you'd go around doing that. There are a lot of guides on the internet though, just spend a few minutes on "a specific web search engine" and you will find one.

The more of these people that are caught, the better.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Omegawd View Post

Wow, what a bad scam. I have really started to dislike paypal over the past year or two, been having a lot of problems with them
Edited by xlastshotx - 10/31/11 at 12:45am
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post #25 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by xlastshotx View Post
Wow, what a bad scam.
The same thing happened to me when I tried using CL for the first time, and those offers were all that I got. I only got them within the first hour of listing the item. People were offering to pay $100 more than the asking price to have it shipped. They used very common names, like John Smith(lol), and they all had gmail email addresses. Actually, I'm going to go through some emails and see if I can find some examples. They were very creative.
post #26 of 28
i have had several attempted scams like this on where someone is wanting to exchange money but they are buying it to be sent somewhere else.

dont do it
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post #27 of 28
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Well the scammer never emailed back, must have caught on. But I did find this in my email today about my lens... this scammer really failed.

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My Name, I recognised your ad and wanted to ask you something very important. I am in a relationship and caught my partner cheating on me so I must get even! My friend said cl would be the best place to find someone closeby who I can hook up with for one time only so thought the heck, I would email someone I thought sounded gorgeous in the ad and came across yours! You seem real and exciting so would you be maybe interested in chatting online first to see if we're like minded? To prove to you that I am real, I uploaded all of my pics, cell #, and a special note for you only under my private profile page. This way I can weed out bots and scammers as I'm tired of them! I bet you'll be taken aback to see who I am!

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-Sent via my iPad

Edited by xlastshotx - 10/31/11 at 3:34pm
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post #28 of 28
What an absolute t*t. People like him deserve to be tracked down and held to the full extent of the law.
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