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ajane 08-19-2012 06:19 PM

Does this sound right to you?
I am selling a complete nursery set on Craigslist. I have a person who was interested and contacted me to see more pics. I sent them and then received this email in return. It sounds kind of strange to me, but won't say what I think is strange until I hear some opinions from you gals. I don't want to sway your thinking, lol. The nursery set can pretty much fit in a plastic bin, except for the 5'X8' rug, but that can be easily carried on top of the bin. I would love to sell it, but I also don't want to be scammed or put myself or family at risk. Thanks! :)

"Thanks for mail,My secretary first got in touch with you,I really like
the condition like it stated because I have taken a close look at the
advert and am completely satisfied. I'll want you to remove the advert
from web and consider this item is sold to me, I'll be paying via
Certified check and the check will be deliver to you in next 3 working
days .So i want to be the best offer by adding $25 to your money for
holding it for me and i hope you will keep this item for me.I will
like you to get back to with the following information bellow so that
mail the check out to you:

Your Full Name,
Contact Physical Address not p.o box,
City and State with Zip Code,
Cell phone number.

*** Note that I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you
have your money**

Awaits to read from you."

I_run_with_scissors 08-19-2012 06:22 PM

Re: Does this sound right to you?
sounds like a scam to me - id email back and say pick up with cash payment only

Agla 08-19-2012 06:24 PM


Babybird4 08-19-2012 06:26 PM

Yep it's a scam, i have gotten a few emails like that with almost identical wording. Anytime they say to remove the ad and don't speak of the item by name it's a generic email. I would also never accept anything but cash up front for Craigslist items. Sorry mama...I wouldn't even respond back up the email.

5PrincessMommy 08-19-2012 06:27 PM

Re: Does this sound right to you?
100% scam

Sweet_Fantasy_Fox 08-19-2012 06:31 PM

Re: Does this sound right to you?
That's a scam that's been circulating for years, delete the messages from that person:(

Nerissa 08-19-2012 06:35 PM

Re: Does this sound right to you?
yep total scam.

i now only put pick up/cash only in my ads for that reason.

ajane 08-19-2012 06:41 PM

Re: Does this sound right to you?
Ok, thanks mama's. I had a strong gut feeling, but my gullible dh :giggle2: said we don't have anything to loose since our addy is public knowledge and so is cell phone numbers. But, I have a feeling they will use my email and cell phone to promote further scams. :( Since I responded by to the original email they know my full email and name. :banghead:

There were many red flags, but the biggest one was to remove the listing immediately. It isn't like a website that someone purchases through pp right away.

soon2b3 08-19-2012 07:57 PM

Re: Does this sound right to you?

drunkenmonkeysmommy1 08-19-2012 08:51 PM

Re: Does this sound right to you?
I get something similar to this almost every time I list on Craigslist.

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