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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Classified Ads Scam
| Contact by Craigslist then ask you to go to their personal email address |
Subject: Re: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mar 25, 2013 11:45 AM
I am interested in making an outirght purchase you can send me an email directly to email@example.com for prompt response
I am soooo glad people help others by posting scam artists so people like me can research the names and emails and avoid misery.
Things that tip me off about a scammer is that they keep redirecting you away from protecting your personal email address to contacting them at their email address which will not be monitored by say Ebay or Craigslist. They never want to give out their real phone number. So, if you want to get a scammer to stop pestering you ask for his phone number. He will stop contacting you then choose a different username and start contacting you under that new username. One email I got said don\'t call. ONLY text. There\'s an indicator. They also rarely ask you for your phone number because then you will ask for theirs. If I paid for an expensive item I would want the phone number of the seller. By the way, this also works for finding out if a man is married. If a man won\'t give you his home phone number he is married or living with someone. Don\'t settle for his cell phone only. A man must give you his home AND his cell phone numbers if he is really available.
I really need to start doing the right thing and report these things to Craigslist. It doesn\'t look that hard. On the email from Craigslist at the bottom is a link to report such matters. I did not notice it until now.
One thing I cannot figure out is why the scammer always offers to pay $100 for shipping when I never asked about shipping charges.
Scammers are always out of town.
It\'s interesting, all these complaints about the same person and he is STILL ON Craigslist.