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Richardson, TX, United States
2014-05-29 16:42:51
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (
+1 Craigslist buying scam 
Laura monti
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I received this text message in response to a Craigslist ad I posted. Then this is the email response I got back once I emailed them.
I am just posting this to warn others of this. This scam happend on Craigslist in the Dallas/Fort worth area.

(1/2) I will like to know if your furniture on CL is still up forsale?What\'s the condition/final asking price?Please reply ONLY to my
(2/2) e-mail cheers. Laura.

On May 29, 2014, at 2:20 PM, Laura Monti wrote:

Thanks for mailing back,i am a marine engineer and i am buying this for my uncle as a birthday gift, i am at sea right now, I can only pay through PayPal at the moment as i don\'t have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my PayPal account, and this is why i insisted on using PayPal to pay,If my mode of payment is accepted kindly email me with the information below to proceed with the payment.

1) The pictures
2) What is the condition?
3) Are you the First Owner?
4) Your PayPal Email Address
5) Your Picked Up Location Address
6) Your Last Asking Price

if you don\'t have a paypal account yet,its pretty easy to set one up at,i will be expecting your email.I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments.I would have like to communicate and discuss this via Phone but due to the nature of my work phone using was restricted and that was why i have prefer to communicate more through Mail...
So kindly get back to asap..

Stay Blessed.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-06-02 11:56:36
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I received the same message as the one stated before but in Northwest Arkansas. I never replied as they were asking me questions that was already posted in the ad. Below is exactly how they responded:
I will like to know if your furniture on CL is still up forsake?What's the condition/final asking price? Please reply ONLY to my e-mail cheers. Laura.

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