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Is this a CL Scam?


By mwiltoncos

7 years ago



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    #1 7 years ago

    I am selling a pin and had someone email me about purchasing, here is what he wrote: Thanks for responding, I am ok with the price. I would like to send payment ASAP, let me know if a certified check is ok, after check clears my shipper will come pick it up at your location, I would like to take a look but i cant, but my shipper will. I need your full name and address please I dont want PO box to avoid the delay of payment, also need your cell number...waiting to hear back from you in order to move further about the pick up.
    Not sure about this being a scam, if anyone has ran into this before let me know. I can't decide if this guy is for real or not. Thanks for the help

    #2 7 years ago

    Screams scam to me

    #3 7 years ago

    I have gotten that same responce & yes its a scam

    #4 7 years ago

    sounds scammy to me too.

    #5 7 years ago

    scam, do not waste your time and don't even bother replying

    #7 7 years ago

    Cash and carry only.

    #8 7 years ago

    Thats all I needed to hear, 3 in a row saying scam, that is my feeling too just wanted to be sure, thanks for the comments

    #9 7 years ago

    Ask for a wire transfer to your bank account. Wire transfers are same as cash and can not be recalled unless you agree with your bank that you were not the intended receiver.

    #10 7 years ago

    Scam, thats a form letter I have seen before when selling a car. Sorry

    #11 7 years ago

    He'll "accidentally" overpay, and ask you to transfer the overage back to him (less a small amount for your trouble) via WU or something else that doesn't let you get the money back.

    The original check however will turn out to be fake, and you'll be out the money you "refunded" to him, plus you'll be in hot water for trying to cash a fake check.

    #12 7 years ago

    Had the same kind of CL reply for a field recorder I was selling. I love to play along with them. Her story was she can't make calls overseas....she is an oceanographer. Her shipper will come get the item.

    #13 7 years ago

    Glad I went with my gut and asked before I went forward with it

    #14 7 years ago

    I like to tell those "certified check" scammers that I'm leaving soon on a trip and need the check right away.

    They pay extra to overnight the check, and then I tell that that the check is damaged (wet, torn...) and need another right away.

    I can usually get them to send 3 or 4 checks before they give up.

    #15 7 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    I like to tell those "certified check" scammers that I'm leaving soon on a trip and need the check right away.

    They pay extra to overnight the check, and then I tell that that the check is damaged (wet, torn...) and need another right away.

    I can usually get them to send 3 or 4 checks before they give up.

    Hahahah I'm gonna start doin that

    #16 7 years ago

    Thats a really good idea vid1900 I may try that

    #17 7 years ago

    The most classic episode of scamming the scammer ever:

    http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/

    #18 7 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    I like to tell those "certified check" scammers that I'm leaving soon on a trip and need the check right away.

    I'm leaving on a trip, but I really need that machine!

    #19 7 years ago

    It's a scam.

    #20 7 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    The most classic episode of scamming the scammer ever:

    http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/

    Ha! I had never seen that before. Hilarious

    #21 7 years ago
    Quoted from mwiltoncos:

    I am selling a pin and had someone email me about purchasing, here is what he wrote: Thanks for responding, I am ok with the price. I would like to send payment ASAP, let me know if a certified check is ok, after check clears my shipper will come pick it up at your location, I would like to take a look but i cant, but my shipper will. I need your full name and address please I dont want PO box to avoid the delay of payment, also need your cell number...waiting to hear back from you in order to move further about the pick up.
    Not sure about this being a scam, if anyone has ran into this before let me know. I can't decide if this guy is for real or not. Thanks for the help

    i got the same email from someone when i was selling some airsoft gear on c/l last year. i emailed them and told them to get f#$@!

    #22 7 years ago

    ABSOLUTELY

    3 person scam
    you are the check recieving party (It will usually not clear)
    there will be someone somewhere that is waiting on a machine for that money
    and someone else waiting on money for ther machine etc...

    get you both to chase after each other one for money and one for a machine while the 3rd party con artist slides out of the picture with both and no trail.

    RUN AWAY

    #23 7 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    The most classic episode of scamming the scammer ever:
    http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/

    LOL good read.

    #24 7 years ago
    Quoted from PaulyB18:

    vid1900 said:The most classic episode of scamming the scammer ever:
    http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/
    LOL good read.

    Haha, just read through that whole thing. P-P-P-Powerbook!

    #25 7 years ago

    One of the oldest internet scams in the book. I now put, "local pick up only, will not ship" in my adds. Haven't had another scam issue since.

    Oh yeah, moving this to All Pinball sub forum. Pinside Websight is for issues with the forum itself.

    #26 7 years ago

    Really funny story!

    #27 7 years ago

    scam

    #28 7 years ago

    I wish this site were working:
    http://www.419eater.com/html/john_boko.htm

    it's a whole website dedicated to messing back with the nigerian scammers. This guy requested the man carve a commodore 64 out of wood. Then he had him carve a wallace and gromit (british cartoon) out of wood. Really impressive stuff, then when the man asked where his payment was, he made up a story about how the company is all in jail.

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    #29 7 years ago

    I don't know if he's done any lately, but these are some funny 419 scam threads

    http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com/

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