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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by frustratedearthmother, Mar 14, 2019 at 8:42 PM.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:42 PM
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    I posted the bottle buckling on Craigslist today. Had a response within 20 minutes


    Him: Do you still have this for sale??

    Me: Yes, he is available.

    Him: --- ok thanks but i wont be coming to see it as i work out of state. i'll add extra $50 to the price for you to keep for 2 days and i'll be paying with certified check,so i will need your info to mail the check to you.

    What the heck? Uh, I don't think so! But, what's the deal? Does this ding dong really think I'm going to send him my address?? Sheesh!
     
  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:47 PM
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    I did go ahead and send him an address:

    Girly Girl
    1 Million Park Avenue
    State of Confusion, A?S

    Think he'll send me a fake cashiers check?
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:01 PM
    NH Homesteader

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    Oh my gosh, that's fantastic! I've never gotten a scammer on CL before.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:29 PM
    frustratedearthmother

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    I even googled his email name and it comes up in google as a scam... My question is why? What has he got to gain - besides my address? I wanna know how the scam plays out....ARGH!
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:48 PM
    NH Homesteader

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    Usually, they overpay you and ask you to wire them the difference. At least, 10 years ago when I was a bank teller that's what they did!
     
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  6. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:02 PM
    frustratedearthmother

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    Ohhhh - that makes sense. I mean, I guess if you're a scammer it makes sense to think that there are honest people who would send money back, lol. Thanks for clarifying that.
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:17 PM
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    Yeahhh. That's classic scam. Then they will send more than asked for and want you to just send them the extra back as cash.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:40 PM
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    There's a reason why scammers are obvious! Weeds out the responses so they're not wasting time grooming people who aren't going to fall for it.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:06 AM
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    It's so sad, we would have to ask people if they knew the person who wrote them a check. And there were definitely some people (mostly elderly) that did not understand what we were saying. So we would flag the check and put some crazy long hold on it, and the security man got it to deal with. Must have been a fun job for him. Not.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:10 AM
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    Oh man…. I mean, I knew it was a scam - I just didn't know how it worked. That's probably why he offered the extra $50.... what a jerk!
     

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