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Old 11-11-2007, 08:48 AM   #1
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I am selling my old fireplace on craigslist. It is a manufactured home steel fireplace. I recieved this in my email this morning


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complement of the season,i am Dr frank Thomas,i saw your item which you posted at CL for sale and i want to make an enquiries to know maybe the item is still for sale,if so i will be so glad to know the present condition and the last price you willing to sell it,i will be waiting to hear back from you asap.Thanks
Dr frank
I tell ya... if that ain't a scam, I don't know what is. Didn't capatalize his first name, or "I". also spelled inquires wrong... some doctor he must be
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BWAHAHAHA, apparently fireplaces are their new "thing". They finall got sick of all the car sales.
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Enquire and Inquire can be used interchangably btw though it should have been 'enquiry'. Although its obvious that English is not his first language, I would at least reply just in case he * legit. If its a scam it will be obvious soon enough.
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Enquire and Inquire can be used interchangably btw though it should have been 'enquiry'. Although its obvious that English is not his first language, I would at least reply just in case he * legit. If its a scam it will be obvious soon enough.
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If he offers to send you a cashier'* check for $1000, of which you are to cash, keep $600, and then send $400 to his shipping agent, you're game, right? Nothing wrong with that setup, right
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If he offers to send you a cashier'* check for $1000, of which you are to cash, keep $600, and then send $400 to his shipping agent, you're game, right? Nothing wrong with that setup, right
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i guess i would respond and give him a price, you have nothing to lose. but im fairly confident that its a scam. lets just say i would never trust this guy to be my doctor
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eh, what the heck... I sent a reply.


I really hope he sends me a big cashiers check


If I can't personally meet the guy and get CASH or a check from a verified account, I will not be selling it of course
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This alone screams scam to me:

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complement of the season
Who speaks like that, seriously?
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This alone screams scam to me:

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Goodday to you,
complement of the season
Who speaks like that, seriously?
exactly what I thought... The whole thing was worded funny
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This alone screams scam to me:

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complement of the season
Who speaks like that, seriously?
about 95% of the professors at Oakland University............


but really, i'm smelling scam.
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