(Topic ID: 239195)

IJ Craigs List Scam Check


By rs812

56 days ago



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  • Latest reply 41 days ago by gweempose
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#1 56 days ago

detroit.craigslist.org link

Does anyone recognize these pics? I am trying to figure out if this is a legit ad or not.

#2 56 days ago

What makes you think it's not?

#3 56 days ago

The cut out pictures just look goofy.
I asked the seller for more pics and he sent more of the clipped out variety. Just made my spidey senses tingle.

#4 56 days ago

I have seen that cut out picture before on craigslist last year. I think it is a scam

#5 56 days ago
Quoted from galaxian:

I have seen that cut out picture before on craigslist last year. I think it is a scam

Thanks! I figured they would be very recognizable if they had appeared elsewhere before.

Seller goes by Jeff and will only say he lives in the metro Detroit area.

#6 56 days ago

Need a phone #. Once you call, if you get a #, you’ll figure it out.

#7 56 days ago

I assumed they are clipped because otherwise people ask about the pins next to the one you are selling. Just because the poster has some Photoshop skills doesn't mean it is a scam.

#8 56 days ago

If you think the images may have been lifted, you can do a Google Image search:
https://images.google.com/

Of course if they tweaked them a bit they may not show up in there, so no guarantees, but a good way to catch lazy scammers.

#9 56 days ago

Probably a scam. I've never seen a legit seller photoshop their images.

#12 56 days ago
Quoted from rs812:

Nice find!!
Thanks!!

No prob. "The game plays tight and right." <-- That's some pretty unique and findable text right there.

2 weeks later
#13 41 days ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/68236

It reappears. Is this legit or not? Anyone have any experience with this seller?

More of the same clipped photos.

#14 41 days ago
Quoted from rs812:

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/68236
It reappears. Is this legit or not? Anyone have any experience with this seller?
More of the same clipped photos.

The seller has been on Pinside for a long time, but they have never made any posts. It could be legit, but I'd exercise extreme caution.

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