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  1. ef8340

    ef8340 Well-Known Member

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    hey guys i need some input i've been trying to sell my valve seat grinder and i placed it on craigslist well after a day i get a call and we talk about it then later that evening he said okay which is fine dont sound really screwy but heres the e-mails


    Sounds Good. Please we will like to have a smooth deal with you, as we are using online transaction for the first time. I'm very busy with work and other important obligations, I will like to proceed with payment via Certified check and i will handle the pick up myself , I am in no rush with you as i will await bank clearance before we proceed further with pick up.The shipper will be there to handle the pickup of the item after the check clears at your bank. I will await your email with the following information so that I can send the check to you as soon as possible.

    1) Full Name(2) Address and(3) Phone Number.
    Get back to me asap.

    Thanks.
    Jeff

    Do you still have this items for sale and hope the condition is still exactly as described in the AD?

    --- On Thu, 2/3/11, terry vantilburg <ef8340@hotmail.com> wrote:

    From: terry vantilburg <ef8340@hotmail.com>
    Subject: RE: valve seat grinder - $275 (Nicholson)
    To: jeff
    Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011, 2:21 AM

    .ExternalClass #ecxyiv1264873622 .ecxyiv1264873622hmmessage P{padding:0px;}.ExternalClass #ecxyiv1264873622 .ecxyiv1264873622hmmessage{font-size:10pt;font-family:Tahoma;}yes i still have this item and everything is still as described my cell number is
    Terry

    Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 19:15:21 -0800
    From: jeff
    Subject: valve seat grinder - $275 (Nicholson)
    To: sale-ab9bn-2193029667@craigslist.org

    ** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
    ** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
    ** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
    ** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html




    Do you still have this items for sale and hope the condition is still exactly as described in the AD?
    this message was remailed to you via: sale-ab9bn-2193029667@craigslist.org

    Dear Terry,
    I received your message now,and i want you to know that the Check has been sent. I've already made an arrangement with the Shippers who will come for the pick, as soon as you receive the Check and clear it.The amount on the Check is $1850, the reason why the Shipping cost is high is this; I have other house hold items like Whirlpool, Eden Pure Heater , Antique, Sofa and rest to be picked up.When you receive the Check, Deduct the Cost of your item and the difference will be made available for the shipper who will pick up the item .You & I will Schedule a time for pick-up so that i can Inform the Shipper for the pick-up as soon as your bank clears the check. Pls get back to me if this is clear.

    Thanks.
    Jeff

    Do you still have this items for sale and hope the condition is still exactly as described in the AD?

    --- On Sun, 2/6/11, terry vantilburg <ef8340@hotmail.com> wrote:

    From: terry vantilburg <ef8340@hotmail.com>
    Subject: RE: OK: valve seat grinder - $275 (Nicholson)
    To: jeff
    Date: Sunday, February 6, 2011, 5:09 AM

    .ExternalClass #ecxyiv452009935 .ecxyiv452009935hmmessage P{padding:0px;}.ExternalClass #ecxyiv452009935 .ecxyiv452009935hmmessage{font-size:10pt;font-family:Tahoma;}hi Jeff
    i havent heard anything from you in awhile now, was a check sent?
    Thanks
    Terry

    im not so keen on the check part of 1850? im starting to think scam anyone else think the same?


    doesnt anybody ever say i want it i'll be over with cash tonight?
     
  2. torquehouse

    torquehouse Well-Known Member

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    Scam all day long...
    Run like hell.
     
  3. memike

    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    That is weird :shock:, to weird, thank you I would run away to, but yall know me I see a water puddle and step over it worried it might have some chite in it :shock:. why the heck would anyone do that :shaking:
    Wait, I don't want to know :shock:
     
  4. '64 Cuda

    '64 Cuda Well-Known Member

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    Scam.
     
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    dusterny Well-Known Member

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    X2
     
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    4flats Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that just has "bad check" written all over it. If they time it right, your bank deposits the money in your account, his "shippers" pick up your grinder and the rest of the money before "his bank" bounces the check and leaves you holding the bag!
     
  7. Motopsycho

    Motopsycho duster domination

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    scam
     
  8. dustoff440

    dustoff440 Well-Known Member

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    Nigerian scam, warnings about this one on Craigslist.
     
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    kocuda Well-Known Member

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    Run. Scammm!
     
  10. MoparLvr

    MoparLvr Well-Known Member

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    SCAM!!! Email back and say sorry cash only.
     
  11. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Are people so lame (no offence) that they still have to ASK about this kind 'o crap?

    This is known generically as the "Nigerian Scam" and it has been going on now, since about when Whinehozed 95 came gasping and gagging upon the scene.
     
  12. caferacerx

    caferacerx BAND MEMBER

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    delete all emails and place in SPAM filter A.S.A.P.
     
  13. ef8340

    ef8340 Well-Known Member

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    no offense taken as this was my 1st dealing with craigslist
     
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    ef8340 Well-Known Member

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    so when the check does get here should i contact my local law agency and get them involved in this maybe catch the people comin here to get the item and the rest of there money
     
  15. caferacerx

    caferacerx BAND MEMBER

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    not everything on craigslist is a scam just most of it,
    at least half, dont let that discourage you, just use common sense and caution
     
  16. 169dart4y

    169dart4y Well-Known Member

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    You can tell it is a scam just how it is written and the words chosen to describe the sale ect . I'd be a bit skeptical? Later dude :drinkers:
     
  17. waggin

    waggin moving on ain't easy if you drive a Ford :p

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    Do Not deposit that into your bank or cash it.....SCAM ....BIGG TIME :angry3:
     
  18. caferacerx

    caferacerx BAND MEMBER

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    the check is fake be more cautious who you give your name and address to in the future
     
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    Colohusker Well-Known Member

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    Yep, classic scam, not only craigslist, but cars.com, ebay, you name it. My rule is if you can't pick it up yourself with cash, then you don't get it.
     
  20. Burntorange70

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    Scam for sure.
     
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    ditto
     
  22. STR-14

    STR-14 I put the hoar in hoarder

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    Absolutley its a scam - run the other way - fast. That kind of BS really sucks for legitimate buyer/sellers trying to do an honest deal.
    Daryl
     
  23. Rice Nuker

    Rice Nuker Let the Coal Roll!

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    If you received a check I would find out who to turn it into to have it tracked. Possibly the IRS would be interested in it. They have all kinds of investigations teams. Give em a call and have them check it out for you. Usually when someone has really weird grammar combined with the words "the item" like for example "is the item we discussed still available?" that tells you its whacko.
     
  24. 4spdragtop

    4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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    Its definitely a scam, but I wouldnt be too worried about it. If it was me, I would taunt the hell out of the Nigerian scammin sob. Make a game of it, then fwd the check onto the authorities.
     
  25. gunbunny

    gunbunny FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    A friend got 3 of those types of checks. She took them to one of those check cashing places, who promptly told her they were bogus.
    I had to explain to her 3 times that it was a gigantic scam. I'm still not sure she gets it.
     
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