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Old 07-06-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
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As many and probably all of you know I have been trying to sell my rims for like EVER now. Well someone from craigslist seen them and apperently wants them. Here is what that wrote me....

Should I believe this or what??? I'm sceptical and don't know why lol


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Subject: Re: FS: (4) 2002 Bonneville SSEi rims $250.00
Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant purchase i will be posting a certified check to cover the cost of the goods while you hold on my behalf. Once you have this,my mover will come pickup at you place.I will be needing the following information to issue out the payment . . .
1.Name to be on the check
2.Home address
3.Telephone
4.Your city and zip code
** Pls not that the payment for the good will be overnight to your address asap. I have taken a close look at the advert and am completely satisfied i really need this and will appreciates that you help save this for me till the payment arrives as it will save me someextra cost*
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Scam.
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yes its a scam.
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Thought so....

Good thing I went with my gut on this one.

Thanks to the BC guys to save me

It figures though....the 1 time i think i have them sold, its a flippin scam. Oh well.....
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Yeah common giveaways are use of the words "pls" meaning please, and "advert" because many of them cannot spell advertisment, "cos" is also used for because. If you lookr eally closely, you will realize that alot of it is worded wrong, as if a 6 year old wrote it.
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You may wanna edit your e-mail addie out of the post.

But yeah, definite scam. Too bad there'* no way to get back at them easily...
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Yeah common giveaways are use of the words "pls" meaning please, and "advert" because many of them cannot spell advertisment, "cos" is also used for because. If you lookr eally closely, you will realize that alot of it is worded wrong, as if a 6 year old wrote it.
...and they never mention specifically what is being purchased - it'* all generic text that could be applied to any ad. They could be buying dirty sweatsocks.
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...and they never mention specifically what is being purchased - it'* all generic text that could be applied to any ad. They could be buying dirty sweatsocks.
He'* selling dirty sweatsocks?!? Hate to say it, but the sweatsocks may get more response than the wheels.....

For Sale: One pair of dirty sweatsocks worn by (insert famous person here). Opening bid $500. Bonus: High bidder gets 4 Pontiac wheels for free!!

How about that?

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That'* not as obvious as a scam as most I have received from craigslist. Every scam I got involved "certified checks" in amounts 1000s more than the selling price. While the grammar of this person is HIDEOUS, that alone shouldn't be a red flag when you get responses. A lot of good honest people can have poor spelling/grammar (just look at this forum. ) j/k

Seriously though the response you got was that he/she would send a check in the full amount (no more, no less), you would keep the rims until you got the check (why wouldn't you? lol) and the rims would be picked up afterwards. Seems ok so far. I smell scam because of how he/she asked for your information. That seems pretty typical. Plus the check would be "certified." I doubt it. But you'd find out yourself eventually.

I hate posting on craigslist because of this crap.
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If you ever do take a check , be sure to wait at least 2 weeks for it to REALLY clear before releasing the merchandise. Your bank can help you in determining when it'* really cleared; it is NOT the 2-3 days later when it shows up in your account, thats more like an anticipation loan the bank gives you. If the check bounces they'll be withdrawing the money right away and not even let you know about it first.
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