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This is for people who bought/sold things on craigslist..help needed.

I am selling my car and I posted it last night and got 6 reply. One person want to buy my car but I dont know if he is legit. Tell me what you guys think..
Hello,
Thanks very much for getting back to me ,I will like to tell you that
the payment would be sent by UPS courier company and the item will be
picked up as soon as you receive my payment,I will wait for the
payment to get cashed before i'd send my shipper for the pick up.I
will like to tell you that i would be sending a check worth of $3500
covering the shipment of the item. and the money for the item should
be $100 As soon as certified check reaches you,have it cashed and
remove your money for the item and send the remaining fund to my
shipper by western union money transfer.My shipper is also picking
some of my other items up for me in the same city of yours, so that is
why i need to give him that amount.I will like you to remove $100 for
your runnin

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effie777

Asked by effie777 at 5:34 PM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Money & Work

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Answers (17)
  • no, automated message, delete and do not click any links
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 5:37 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Anything that talks about his shipper or currier is a scam. It usually starts with and email that reads "Is this item still available?" and when you get back to them, they send that same email almost word for word. It happens every time I sell anything fairly expensive, like furniture.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:38 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Nope, the check is bad and you end up sending money that isn't there. Never, ever cash someone's check and then send them money, it doesn't make any sense. If they have money to send you, they can get their own money out of their account.

    When I sell on craigslist, I only buy and sell locally and I only do cash or a bank check if that's a car loan involved.
    toriandgrace

    Answer by toriandgrace at 5:40 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • DON'T DO THIS!! This is a scam. You'll deposit his money and it'll bounce.
    robinann5

    Answer by robinann5 at 5:41 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Here you go. This was a response this weekend when I was selling some furniture:

    Email #1:
    Is your item still available?

    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:41 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Email #2:
    Thanks for the swift email and response to my inquiry as regards
    the item you posted for sale on Craigslist,I will like you to know
    that,I'm really interested in purchasing the item and I'm glad to hear
    that the item is still available for sale,I'm Okay with the price and
    the present condition of the item and would love to make an outright
    purchase,i would have love to come and make the purchase in person but
    I'm a very busy individual with work and other important obligations,I
    anticipate that I'll have a certified bank check issued out to you for
    the payment of the item by my bank. The payment would be in an
    overdraft that will include the shipping charges of the shipper that
    would be picking up the item plus insurance.After the payment has been
    delivered to you via FedEx and confirmed,I will then
    instruct my prepaid shipper to come and pick-up the item from your
    location,so I will like you
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:42 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Continued:
    so I will like you to get back at me with the requested
    details below:

    Full Name to be on Check:........................ .....
    Address:...................... .............................( NOT P.O BOX)
    City:......................... .............................
    State:........................ .............................
    Zip Code:......................... ..........................
    Phone(Both Home and Cell):........................ .............................

    I look forward to hearing from you soon again and Do have a blessed
    and pleasant day!.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:42 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • I had this exact same thing happen to me. It is not real and I ended up chatting with him trying to get him to diclose himself, but it did not work. Be careful!!! I have sold many things on craigslist and most legit, but some are there just to steal from you. Never buy/sell anything when you are meeting them, by your self. Good luck
    ayers65

    Answer by ayers65 at 5:42 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • omg!! yes that was my 1 email from him look..


    Is your item still available for sale? then it lead to this..

    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant
    purchase i will be posting a certified check or money order to cover
    the cost of the item while you hold on my behalf. Once you have
    this,my mover will come pickup at you place.I will be needing the
    following information to issue out the payment . . .

    1.Name to be on the check

    2.Home address

    3.Telephone

    4.Your state,city and zip code

    ** Pls note that the payment for the item will be send to your address
    asap. I have taken a close look at the advert and am completely
    satisfied i really need this and will appreciates that you help save
    this for me till the payment arrives as it will save me some extra
    cost***



    effie777

    Answer by effie777 at 5:46 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • FAKE FAKE ALERT!!!
    peytonJJ27

    Answer by peytonJJ27 at 5:49 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

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