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#11711936 - 07/08/16 10:54 AM Should I be suspicious?
Wildkow Offline
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Registered: 08/07/15
Posts: 106
Loc: Fresno, CA
Put an ad for my boat on Craigs list. I got this text response almost immediately.

Hello, I'm Mary and Mr. Smith, my boss is interested in buying your "1997 Champion 202 Bass & Bay" send your final price to his email

Here is his response to my email.

Thanks for your response, I am sorry I am not available to view due to the nature of my job, I am in the United States Army and serve as a CBRN Specialist (74D). I want to buy this for future use. I am currently deployed wont be back till September. We are not allowed to make or receive calls frequently for security reasons but we have internet access and that is our major means of communication to the outside world. I am OK with your asking price and if you don't mind, I can only pay through PayPal at the moment because its the most secure way to make or receive payment online this is why I'll prefer using PayPal to pay you, all I need is your PayPal email to make the payment and if you don't have a PayPal account, its pretty easy to set up at www.paypal.com. I also have a few questions for you.

Whats its condition, any damages? Are you the original owner and what is your reason for selling?and last asking price?

I hope you consider my offer. I am ready to buy, so you can take the add off Craigslist. I'll have a courier person come for pick up and storage after I make payment and money is in your hand. Thanks for understanding, hope to read from you soon.


Hmmmmmm, what say you?





Edited by Wildkow (07/09/16 08:38 PM)
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#11711945 - 07/08/16 10:57 AM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
CoachCBA Offline
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Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 6842
Loc: Whitehouse, TX
Scam.
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#11711952 - 07/08/16 10:59 AM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
epicoutdoors Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1974
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
Standard CL scam.

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#11711961 - 07/08/16 11:02 AM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
Fishingking Offline
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Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 1268
Big time Scam. Run Away Quickly. bolt

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#11711962 - 07/08/16 11:03 AM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 960
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
It looks like an automated text/email. Never even refers to "it" being a boat. Scam

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#11711964 - 07/08/16 11:04 AM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
Wildkow Offline
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Registered: 08/07/15
Posts: 106
Loc: Fresno, CA
Hmmmmmm. not looking good, me thinks. Thanks
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#11711988 - 07/08/16 11:17 AM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
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I caught these types of folks before and reported them to fbi locally. I was able to get a phone number and contact them. I called them out and they got pretty pizzed that I saw through their scheme. I dragged them along enough for them to think I was going to drop some cash. That is where they start making mistakes, when they believe you are going to pay up.
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#11712015 - 07/08/16 11:27 AM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
Wildkow Offline
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Registered: 08/07/15
Posts: 106
Loc: Fresno, CA
I wonder if PayPal would cooperate and take a fake payment? I could call police and wait for "courier" to come over for pick up.


Edited by Wildkow (07/08/16 11:28 AM)
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#11712035 - 07/08/16 11:31 AM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
SFAJACKS44 Offline
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Registered: 07/18/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Conroe
It's a scam!
See what their response is when you tell them to send the cash with their courier to a public place for the transaction. Tell them that you will get the courier's personal info for security purposes.They will give you another paypal excuse... Scam will be evident at that point
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#11712041 - 07/08/16 11:33 AM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
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Registered: 09/25/06
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have the courier bring cash.. roflmao

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#11712092 - 07/08/16 11:56 AM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
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Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 170
Loc: Rhome, TX & Lake Fork
Scam that has been around before.

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#11712121 - 07/08/16 12:13 PM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
RandyK Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 243
Loc: Tx
Yep, scam. They did the same thing to my brother. Like Jim said, have the courier bring the cash.

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#11712452 - 07/08/16 03:19 PM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 9572
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Do people seriously do business on Craigslist??

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#11712456 - 07/08/16 03:21 PM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
plasma800 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 429
Loc: Montgomery Texas
you can't post ANYTHING on craigslist these days without at least one or two of them types texting you or emailing you.

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#11712468 - 07/08/16 03:28 PM Re: Should I be suspicion? [Re: Wildkow]
Matt Jackson Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 1227
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Was looking to buy a boat off of CL they wanted it done thru eBay and all looked legit with the eBay link until the only way to pay was with vanilla prepaid Visa cards. Yea eBay doesn't work that way.......... The person selling was also "in the military" and had the same excuses and could only respond via email. I've never heard of someone trying to buy something from a poster like yourself. Beware
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