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craiglist scams?

My fiance is selling his laptop on craigslist and this is a response he got
Many thanks for the quick response.Am not in state presently to
complete this transaction with you in person,am currently in Holland
on a Business trip.Am willing to purchase this item for a Orphanage
home located in overseas and i will be adding extra $150 to cover the
shipment cost.The payment will be made via my PayPal account.So kindly
get back to me with your PayPal account ID so i can effect the payment
into your account ASAP.
I hope to hear from you soon

sound like a scam? it does a little to me.... but paypal is pretty reliable.. what do you all think?

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Asked by jocelynsue123 at 10:50 PM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • I wouldnt trust it. Sounds like a response I got for a car I had listed.

    Answer by CorCorsmomma at 10:51 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Tell him if he wants it and it's still available he can buy it when he gets back to the US. I wouldn't do anything overseas... sounds like a scam.

    Answer by pupmom at 10:52 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • He doesn't even write like an American... it's a scam for sure!

    Answer by pupmom at 10:54 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • its a scam i answered on your other question that was the same as this.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 11:16 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • It is ALWAYS a scam when someone wants to ADD more money than the items is being sold for. People in other countries know what pushovers we really are. Does it even make sense that someone would offer to pay MORE for something? How ridiculous. Apparently this scammer has figured out a way to scam your paypal account, and don't believe that paypal can't be scammed. You would lose your item, AND not get your money. Paypal would go into a loooong arbitration period and you would never see your money. Remember this rule of thumb: If you THINK you see a red flag, DON"T do it. If this is a good selling item, then you'll find someone else. Also, I would alert craigslist AND paypal of this potential scammer.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 8:48 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

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