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i need advice

a few months ago i put some stuff on craigslist and this guy said he wanted to buy the item and that he will pay me the amount i wanted n add n extra 50 to take the add down today i get a check from this guy for over 3000 dollars he said take the 600 for the items n then send the rest to his shipper with the items. i dont know if this is a scam or not please help

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Asked by yankeegirl87 at 5:23 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Sounds like a scam you should only sell or buy stuff from people you can do it in person.

    Answer by bhoward87 at 5:25 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • SCAM!!!!

    Answer by endurablemist at 5:26 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Definitely a scam, I would call your local police and give the check to them.

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 5:27 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Absolutely a scam. Do not deposit the check, by the time you send the money to wherever, the bank will come back and tell you the check bounced, and you are responsible for all that money!!

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 5:33 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • 100% SCAM

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 5:53 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Yes, this is a common scam. The check is no good. When you send him the money with the items, the check will bounce and you will be out the cash you sent him. Take the check to the bank and tell them what you posted here and they will call the police. Don'tr send the items!!! Or the money!!!

    Answer by at 5:55 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • It's a scam for sure. I have read about this before.

    Answer by elizabr at 7:28 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Scam. Do not ship the items. Take the check to your local police dept and let them handle it.

    Answer by m-avi at 8:47 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • That's a scam. Check out a journal entry I did last week on how to spot a scam. This very thing was on the list.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 12:24 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • SCAM!!! RUN FAST!!

    Answer by keisha613 at 12:51 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

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