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I think someone is trying to scam us on craigslist..

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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My husband built an awesome blackjack table this summer for a theme party that his friend was having. We are now selling it on craigslist. This morning we got a response that simply said "Still available and the present condition?" I responded saying that it was in excellent condition and asked if he wanted to come look at it. This is the response that we just recieved, sounds like a scam to me:

Hello

Thanks for getting back to me, and am okay with the price and the condition and i will like to make an outright purchase of this particular item immediately because i noticed that you are serious seller, I anticipate that a cashier check or certified check will be sent to you via express mail or ups as the mode of payment,concerning the pick up, i will be responsible for that, where my mover will come for the pick up at your location upon your confirmation of receiving the payment and i want you to remove this item from the ad.So i will send the payment which will include the pick up charges in which you will make payable to the mover immediately you receive the payment to avoid the delay. Also i have other packages they will be picking for me around your location which i will like the to pick up with your item, .....would really love to come for the viewing but due to my work frame and the family issue for the year that might not be possible... .....and I will like you to provide the information below so that the payment will be done as soon as possible:-

1 Full Name

2 Full Home Address

3 Zip code

4 Tel #

As soon as this is provided i will let you know when payment is mailed out and i will update you on when you will receive the payment and give you instructions on what to do....thanks and i hope we handle this in good faith...

Best Regards

My husband and I both feel that it's a scam so we're not even going to respond to the guy. This table is being sold for $1,500 dollars which makes his wishes even more suspicious! What do you all think?? Here is the table: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/for/1361130163.html

 

by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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ajswenson
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:36 PM

????

cmb121906
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:36 PM

Scam. CL even says do not accept that type of payment and payments that are mailed.

 




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mellissacook
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:36 PM

My thoughts exactly :)

Quoting ajswenson:

????


CaneWife
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM

Yep. Scam.

Amybelle
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM

S-C-A-M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

spcjones203
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM

It's a scam!!! Please, please, PLEASE don't accept the check that he is sending you! It is an outright scam and please report it to Craigslist!!!

nemiller
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM

scam.


 

jenny198356
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM

SCAM...got the same letter...wrote them back and told them if they would have read the entire post it said NO SCAMS...they never wrote back...lol. 

LuvmySFSGT
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM

You think right...it is a scam.

navyma23
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Scam and a half!! Stay away!!!!

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