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Barnardsville, NC, United States
Classified Ads Scam
| Craigslist scam I was selling merchandise on Craiglist near my hometown. The scammer replied to my post asking if I still had the item. I replied by email and said yes. He emailed back. Here is what he/she wrote: \"Okay I will pay your asking price,and will not able to pay via cash,so due to that I will be paying you via check. Will ask my mover\'s to come for the pick up at your location after payment cleared.\" The next email said, \"Okay,Reply with your Full Name,mobile phone number and Address where payment should be sent, The payment will arrive within 2-3 business days As soon as the check clears, we can talk about the picking up of the item.\" I said okay and called my bank to see how long it would take for a check to clear, emailed him back and he replied, \"I presume we seal this a deal?I got your full name and contact address. I will be given my assistance to go ahead to mail the payment to the address you provided and your email, pick up and movers\' fee will be included in your payment, upon cash of check, you\'ll make the pick up money available to my movers as soon as you cash the funds. Kindly delete the posting as am totally committed to buying from you to save me cost,my mover will be coming over for the pick up right only after the payment as been delivered Note that payment will be shipped to your address via UPS NEXT DAY AIR SERVICE\" At this point, I cancelled the transaction. It smelled way too fishy. |
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