I too replied to this guy’s Craigslist Ad, and I was also confused when he didn’t ask for money. He said they’d even drop it off if I paid for gas. Given it was a 6 hour drive, I said sure and that I’d pay in cash.
Morning of, the scam finally becomes obvious.
Ok, so he wants me to send money to someone I know in Texas. I’m assuming they plan to use a fake ID to claim to be that person. But I don’t know because I didn’t feel like going to Western Union to get a receipt to play that part out.
I’m particularly a fan of the SpiderMan spelling of ‘lose’.
He isn’t excited about me asking for another photo:
But he agrees and sends this.
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Of course you, the astute reader, will notice some odd things about this photo. Here is a larger version for you:
Why is it backwards you might ask. And why don’t the colors match the side art from the photos from earlier in the thread. But you’re not going to stop there.. you’re going to Google “Ideal Cleaners” and find out it’s in Okland, because you’re on Pinside and what else would you do? (Or, that’s what I did… I grabbed a picture of the cleaners for use later.)
Time to figure out this Texas thing…
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Ok, this is just bizarre… I have to do actual work, so I’m going to stall.
As you can see, I tried to draw him out with the ATM idea, but he didn’t really take to it.
Maybe I should have said I didn’t have time tonight and punt it to tomorrow, but I’m frankly getting bored.
So I use the line “I don’t think he’ll make it in time" to deliver the killing blow
You'll note that this is the cleaners that was in the background of the thumb's up shot.
He doesn’t take it all that well and sends me an NSFW picture I’ll spare you the picture of the large dong he sent me. Suffice to say, he wasn’t pleased.
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He then tried to call me, but I felt it was best not to answer.