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So I'm selling a boat and I got me a scammer here is our e-mail:

This is my response:

OOhh man that's great please send funds to

FBI Houston
1 Justice Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77092
houston.fbi.gov
(713) 693-5000

Please send the fake
cashier's check NOW,
Once received someone will pay you a visit :)



--- On Fri, 11/20/09, Hadd. Q. S wrote:

From: Hadd. Q. S
Subject: Re: Wellcraft V-20 - $7500 (nw houston) Date: 2009-11-18, 8:49PM CST Reply to:

Date: Friday, November 20, 2009, 12:17 AM

Thanks for your response.I appreciate you and I want to make quick
payment to you via only cashier's check,I'm satisfied in buying it and
would have loved to come but am attending to official matters which i
want you to understand.I will send you the payment and upon
clearance,the mover will come for the pickup after the check clears
your account and you receive money in hands.I will also add you
commission for selling to me because am always a busy man,so I want
you to provide these information for the payment asap;
Full name to be written on the check..."
Contact address with zip code not P.O box..."
Phone number to reach for communication..."and
Your last asking price..."
Kindly make above information ready to overnight the payment and you
receive tracking# for your confirmation.I will wait the check clears
before I send my Mover for the pickup at your location.Also I want you
to delete the ads from list once you have agreed to this arrangement.

Thanks

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Hey, Is it available..?
 

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Just got the same thing yesterday from c-list trying to sell my horse.

It had the same requirements. I sent back that I require the buyer to come see the horse before buying it. No response since.
 

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I get alot of those too, lol. Im 4wheeler shopping, you should see all the scammers I come across. Im like this deal is too good to be true, and it is. Always some story of they are overseas work, offshore, or stuck on a miitary base. Found one posted in San Antonio, email the guy that I want to go see it. He then says its in Grand Rapids, ND. I said small world I have family there, not. I will send a family member by to see it. Then he says its in a crate ready for shipping at a shipping dept. I cant put any of the words here in the email I sent back to him, lol.

Craigslist is full of scammers! If you cant put your eyes on it, dont buy it!
 

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The crazy thing is some people actualy fall for it. I saw a special on the Nigerian scammers and it was amazing how many people got taken.
 

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I told the last one to send cash in small bills and to TRUST me I would pay the delivery person. never heard from again.
 

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Welcome to craigslist. The site is such a wonderful idea but it is too easy to get scammed. not to mention the "low lifes" that are "100% interested and are on their way to pick up your item" yet never show, wasting your time. I have sold several things on their and each time I tell myself "never again". I am so thankful i found the 2cool classifieds.
 

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I just got a reply from him which is unusual :rolleyes:.


Well I can understand you clearly but am for real and serious in
buying with good faith.I understand there some fraudulent people
around with bad intention but am different and i want you to trust
me.I will send you an active check with legit funds and upon clearance
in your bank,the money will be in your hands,am a devoted christian
and bible say's he who killed with swords shall also killed by sword'
am indeed faithful and i want you to accept and provide me with
requested information to send you the payment.I will wait the check
clears your bank and money in your hands before the mover arrives for
pickup,Believe this and lets move forward asap

Regards
 

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How sweet a return e-mail, LOL! Tell them your a good christian and send payment via electronic transfer to your bank & hurry to pick up the item.
 

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YEP

I tell them I only accept cash and when I receive it in the mail they can have the boat.
 

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Yall might want to give www.southeasttexas.com a try.... I sell alot of stuff on there.... dont get all the crappp that I get from Craigslist....

I will admit though, craigslist has made it MUCH easier to sell and buy things.... Gone are the days of Newspaper Classifieds....
 

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Sold a boat on CL this past summer. Got about 50 e-mails trying to negotiate price unseen. Finally an Hispanic from the valley sent his sister and BIL to look. They came back the next day with cash, asking price.
 

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I'm somewhat surprised these idiot SOB's don't have someone write for them using better grammar and spelling. I don't claim to be an English major and I'm sure there are errors in most of the things I write but these jerks are pathetic.
 

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I'm somewhat surprised these idiot SOB's don't have someone write for them using better grammar and spelling. I don't claim to be an English major and I'm sure there are errors in most of the things I write but these jerks are pathetic.
Many of these scammers are not of American descent. I do alot of sales overseas and the emails that I recieve from customers are very similar to that of these scammers.

Difficult to read and misworded. Its always a tell-tale sign of a scam...
 

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Just curious, what's their next move. I assume they send u a fake cashiers check. That u run through your bank. Perhaps sn overpayment and asked to be refunded some of the funds before the forged cashiers check is detected?
 
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