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Old 03-11-2016, 02:07 PM   #21
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am i missing something, the person asked for a reply.
Yup, you missed something. This reply has foreign overtures and phrases. They want to see if the seller is dumb enough to reply. On one instance, I played the game, knowing it was a scammer. They really thought they had a fish. The deal was I got a check from Boston College, was to cash it, and send the "buyer" a portion of the money back via Western Union. The item would be picked up by the shipper. I told them no and they sent a check anyway. They then demanded payment or I would be arrested. I gave them the phone number for local law enforcement.

In this process,I called Boston College and asked them about the check giving them specifics. It was determined that yes, it was a Boston College check with a valid account number and signatore. The catch was, the account number was for a different bank than was on the check. The college was given the check and an investigation started. The buyer never had me arrested.

The way this scam operates is that the seller thinks they are getting rid of the item. The check takes several days to be denied. Meanwhile, the seller has sent the "buyer" money via Western Union that is negotiable. They don't get rid of the item, but they lose money in the process. Apparently it still works.
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:15 PM   #22
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I've sold stuff on CL several times.
Last thing was the metal shelter I had over my trailer.
I upgraded trailers and needed a larger shelter.
Sold my old one on CL for my asking price in 2 days.

I had some stupid replies but it was still nearly hassle free for me.

My son sells cars thru CL all the time.
You have to be savvy and very careful but it still works for lots of people.
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:15 PM   #23
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This is classic wording of a scammer reply. We have done a good amount of selling on craigslist over an eight year period and we would not reply to this email. Rather we would flag the email, so that others don't get taken in.

When we post the ad, we state "Please call. if this ad is posted, the item is for sale. We may choose to respond to an email very specific to this ad." An email asking if it is still for sale is ignored or flagged, depending on the wording. We will never give directions for viewing without a phone call. The caller is then added to our phone directory with name and the item they are calling about. If it is a blocked number, forget it. Except for one very large item, buyers are not allowed in the house. Cash only. We set the rules.
I meet the buyer at a public location.
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:18 PM   #24
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Nothing I ever listed on C/L even got a response. I guess my listed price was too low to be believed.....
Ya that was it
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:33 PM   #25
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I've sold stuff on CL several times.
Last thing was the metal shelter I had over my trailer.
I upgraded trailers and needed a larger shelter.
Sold my old one on CL for my asking price in 2 days.

I had some stupid replies but it was still nearly hassle free for me.

My son sells cars thru CL all the time.
You have to be savvy and very careful but it still works for lots of people.
I can believe this. I have been looking for a used shelter for a while with no luck on craigs list and I am just in Lexington.
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:49 PM   #26
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This is a text I reviewed about my hitch. I get these all the time.....


Hi, I'm interested in the the purchase, do get back to me if its still available on my email (katherineconforto@yahoo.com) with your willing price of the Hensley bd3 air ride fifth wheel hitch /slider 5th
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:56 PM   #27
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Google Voice is a wonderful thing to use on Craigslist. I have a google voice number and you can have the calls ring your home and/or work and/or cell phone - or go straight to voice mail. Once you are done selling the item, just turn off the call forwarding. I also use the number when I have to give out a phone number and I know I never want to be contacted.

Last time I sold our truck on Craig's list I changed my Google voicemail to some thing like "if you are a reseller calling to sell my truck, please hang up. Otherwise, if you are a serious buyer, leave your name and a number and I will return your call ASAP. Weeded out a lot of folks and they never had access to my private cell or home phone.
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Old 03-11-2016, 03:12 PM   #28
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The scammers respond immediately, but I have sold many things thru CL. Expensive items, I meet at the police station or inside banks. I was selling a very expensive ring once and told the person to meet me in the bank. He showed up with a buddy and they seemed like a pair of Russian thugs. I turned down their low offer. When I left the bank, I was very nervous and paranoid, looking in my rear view mirror that I wasn't being followed. Last summer I posted a moving sale. Four men showed up unannounced in my driveway(semi-rural neighborhood) at 10:15 pm wanting to buy my ATV. I called the police before stepping outside. The police told me they were 20 minutes away. I told the men to leave( only one spoke any English), fortunately they did so w/o any problems. I have now stepped up my security and gated my driveway. Craigslist can be useful- just be very careful.
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And just wait till the the forum site team finds out you've been talking naughty Capt.
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No, As a female who lives alone it is quite unnerving.
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