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FYI Scammer Alert #13511514 04/10/20 11:25 AM
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I posted my boat for sale on this forum a couple days ago. I included my cell phone number. Last night, I got a phone text
from a guy in Oregon wanting more info and pictures. If he likes it, he will send a certified check and have someone come and pick up the boat after the check clears my bank. What the Oregon guy offered is a well known scam on Craigslist and other forums. As this forum is only place I've advertised the boat, it is apparent the thieves are watching TFF as well. Beware, and don't fall for the certified check clearing the bank trick.

Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13511520 04/10/20 11:37 AM
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Got the same from Bass boat central

Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13511590 04/10/20 12:43 PM
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MIne was the opposite. They copied the pictures of my boat off Craigslist and tried to sell it as their own. I sold it off FB, where you can't download images.


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Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13511729 04/10/20 01:56 PM
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you can generally tell the scams on craigslist if there is no phone number an one picture

Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13511998 04/10/20 04:57 PM
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Interesting--I had the exact same for a car I posted on craigs list. Also from Oregon, same verbage, blah blah blah. Good catch!

Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: Fishin' Nut] #13512039 04/10/20 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishin' Nut
MIne was the opposite. They copied the pictures of my boat off Craigslist and tried to sell it as their own. I sold it off FB, where you can't download images.



I download images off fb all the time, just have to save to pictures on the puter then you can put them wherever you want.


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Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: hopalong] #13512719 04/11/20 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by hopalong
Originally Posted by Fishin' Nut
MIne was the opposite. They copied the pictures of my boat off Craigslist and tried to sell it as their own. I sold it off FB, where you can't download images.



I download images off fb all the time, just have to save to pictures on the puter then you can put them wherever you want.


Yes, and of course you can screen grab anything you want. On my mac command/shift/4 allows me to screen grab any rectangle I want.

Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13512957 04/11/20 01:53 PM
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Same here when I had my bike up for sale. The guy was off shore on an oil rig, will send a check and buddy will pick it up. NOT!! Besides, just how much room is there to ride on that oil rig?


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Tell him to have his shipper meet you in front of the police station with cash.


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Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13514154 04/12/20 04:56 AM
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I actually got sent a check and the bank said the feds will be interested in it. Glad I didn't just throw it away. May help catch an.


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Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13519982 04/16/20 01:54 AM
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Got the same text message. Blocked them.

Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13520866 04/16/20 05:21 PM
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Seems to me that the scammers on CL think we all fell off the turnip wagon yesterday. When I listed my old Ranger for sale the first caller was a scammer. I clearly listed that the engine was blown and all of the compression readings. He was asking questions like "well can you run it?" I explained to him that I idled back to the ramp. He says no i mean can you run it now? I say why? number 5 is reading 0. Then he tells me his buddy lives close by and he will call. His buddy calls and basically the same stupid carp. I hung up on him.


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Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13521206 04/16/20 09:11 PM
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Maybe 2% will buy something sight unseen. That should be your first clue....


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Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13521529 04/17/20 01:59 AM
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I guess I am not getting the scam. Someone sends a certified check to you and you get it to clear your bank and the money is in your account. Please explain.

Re: FYI Scammer Alert [Re: jfe] #13522062 04/17/20 02:29 PM
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the check will not be good it takes a little time before you find out its not good.

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