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Scam?
« on: July 26, 2010, 03:07:02 PM »
So, I posted my sister's laptop up on Craigslist to get rid of it. I received a response this morning and have set up a deal to sell it on Wednesday. Well, about 10 minutes ago I received another bite, which I responded to:

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** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid:  wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info:  http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

is it still available now if yes get back to me

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Yes, it's still available but I have a buyer for Wednesday morning.

Nate

Quote from: jorson hannas
Alright i hope the item is still in good condition? i would offer you
$300 cos i need it shipped cos i am a US Navy Seal and you know what
it means that i cant be able to pick it up  cos its very unusual to do
something outside the naval base cos am just a warrant officer here on
the sea here so am using this opportunity i have to surf the web and
if you can just send me some pics and please all you have to do now is
to get back to me with your PayPal email address or get me a money
request via PayPal i am a
verified PayPal user cos i cant be able to hand you cash or come to
see you face to face okay, cos i need the item for my cousin so
waiting for quick response i just need one i don't have much on me and
i need it shipped via the UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICES EXPRESS MAIL
INTERNATIONAL.{USPS}

That took a complete 180* in just one email lolol.

And yes, I know it's a scam. I find the response hilarious though. I read it as one long run-on sentence that gets more and more angry and then starts yelling at the end. :lol: <-- I miss this smiley.

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Re: Scam?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 03:13:55 PM »
I would hope that as one of our nations most highly trained and educated individual and warrior, that he would actually be able to spell and use proper grammar.

But seriously...why would a scammer claim to be a SEAL? First time I have heard of that.
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Re: Scam?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 03:16:20 PM »
y do you ask cos this could be a grat deal.

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Re: Scam?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 03:20:19 PM »
To play on peoples patriotism?


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Re: Scam?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 03:35:12 PM »
To play on peoples patriotism?


Jim

Too be honest it is a decent idea for a scam story.  The one reason scammers don't succeed the majority of the time is they can't freaking spell.  If they had any idea of sentence structure and spelling, they'd probably do a lot better.

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Re: Scam?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 05:10:37 PM »
To play on peoples patriotism?


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That would be a good idea EXCEPT that a real "Navy Seal" is not going to brag or say hes a SEAL. To anyone else, he's just enlisted navy personnel. If they wanted to play on peoples patriotism, a more believeable story would be im in the navy, stationed at sea, or in the army stationed in a-stan, etc. Not a SEAL, or a super awesome tacticool special forces operator! Saying you are SF will probably raise more BS flags then saying your just in the armed forces. Anyone who really wants to scam someone would know better. Then again, scammers are not the brightest bunch.
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Re: Scam?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 06:17:20 PM »
That would be a good idea EXCEPT that a real "Navy Seal" is not going to brag or say hes a SEAL. To anyone else, he's just enlisted navy personnel. If they wanted to play on peoples patriotism, a more believeable story would be im in the navy, stationed at sea, or in the army stationed in a-stan, etc. Not a SEAL, or a super awesome tacticool special forces operator! Saying you are SF will probably raise more BS flags then saying your just in the armed forces. Anyone who really wants to scam someone would know better. Then again, scammers are not the brightest bunch.

And the people that fall for them are just a hair dumber.

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Re: Scam?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 06:24:21 PM »
Too be honest it is a decent idea for a scam story.  The one reason scammers don't succeed the majority of the time is they can't freaking spell.  If they had any idea of sentence structure and spelling, they'd probably do a lot better.

Seriously Imagine what a scammer could do with fucking spell checker or a dictionary.  It would be gold.

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Re: Scam?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 07:26:50 PM »
Seriously Imagine what a scammer could do with fucking spell checker or a dictionary.  It would be gold.
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