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This has happened to me before on Kijiji when i was selling my truck in 2005.. this time i'm not as naive.
Posted an ad on Kijiji for our sectional couch. (name of ad was 'SECTIONAL'.. all in upper case) Very literally, within SECONDS, i get this reply via text message.. and i quote letter for letter:
"Hello please email ASAP on my email (email@example.com) cos i need to reconfirm your full asking price for the SECTIONAL"
First red flag, he put the word 'sectional' all in upper case as i had done for the ad.. who does that?
Second red flag, i logged back into Kijiji to see how many people viewed my ad.. still at zero. He didn't even open up the ad. I'm not stupid.. red flags everywhere, so i took a cautious step and googled the bastard. Typed in that email address, and this site among others came up.. all to do with scamming.
When this happened before, i had posted my truck on Kijiji for $3000. That evening i received an email from a guy in Belarus of all places, telling me he would buy my truck.. but he would send me $5000 via Western Union Money Transfer, and trust me to send back to him the remaining $2000, and having someone come and pick up the truck once the money was transferred to ME, NOT after i had transferred the remainder back to him.. uhh.. yeah, not falling for that!
I had emailed him back and forth all the next day trying to explain to him that i would only accept cash or a bank certified cheque.. his story never changed, and just said over and over "i understand that, but i will do western union blah, blah, blah".. not sure what would have happened if i had gone along with it.. some kind of bank scam?
Don't be a fool, falling for this crap is not cool!
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