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craiglist scams?

My fiance is selling his laptop on craigslist and this is one of the responses 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

Does this sound like a scam or no? cause i kind of think it does... but paypal is usually very reliable.. what do you all think?

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Asked by jocelynsue123 at 10:52 PM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Sounds like a scam to me

    Answer by Jennielee_1975 at 10:53 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • since all he's asking for is the email address for paypal, I think I would set up a new paypal account with a brand new gmail address and use it. it's only an email address. he's not asking for any other info. I'd just set up the new one just to be safe though.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:55 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • It's a SCAM....Those scam artist bastards are clever. It's it smells fishie.....IT IS...fishie!!!!!!!

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 11:13 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • its a scam craigslist sent a warning about this one and i saw another mom on here who got the exact same response to her post about a couch for sale.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 11:15 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • oops...If it smell's fishie. I can't type tonight - my fingers are cold : )

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 11:23 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • I got this response from an Ethan Allen headboard I was selling last year. RUN!!!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • defnitely what i thought! Thanks for all your responses, helps alot! and oops for the double posting!

    Answer by jocelynsue123 at 11:45 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • They will deposit the money and it will bounce a few weeks later. It is a scam

    Answer by AussieMum2 at 12:00 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • I sell on CL alot and one of the things I am specific about is being able to pick the item up for certain things. Other things when I see the payment in PP and transfer it to my account and it is there for a couple of weeks I then send it and I let them know that. Most banks have notices on the windows about scams like this. I would specifically ad to the ad pickup only.

    Answer by VaDivaMom at 1:33 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • Its a scam. I have almost been scammed on Craigslist. Someone sent me a 1500.00 cashiers check, I did not cash it. It's a long story. Only sell locally and take cash only.

    Answer by passionmom119 at 8:33 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

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