(Closed) Scammer trying to buy my dress on CL!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Probably so he doesn’t sound like a scammer! Glad you did your research!!

Post # 4
46329 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is a good reminder that people need to remember to use their common sense when selling something online.

Remember when you are the seller, the buyer sends you money, NEVER the other way around.

If they want to send you a large postal money order or cheque on condition that you send them the excess after shipping charges, be 100% certain the money order is fraudulent. You will find that their cheque bounces, or the money order is fraudulent and you will be oyt the amount you refundedto them.

If they cant send you the total sum including shipping by some legitimate method, dont entertain any thoughts of selling them your item.

Post # 5
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You’ll get TONS of replies like that through Craigslist. That’s why you should accept paypal or cash only for the dress, anyone who offers up a check or money order, just delete their e-mail.

Post # 6
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

So sorry that happened to you, thankfully you didn’t go any further.

Post # 7
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I fuck with those scammers. I had one trying to buy our old TV and they were going to send a check for more than what I was asking for, but would send a “shipper” to get the difference since they were buying other items in my area. They were out of town so had to use a “shipper”

I was like okay awesome! Send us the check! We gave them our P.O. Box and sure as shit two days later there was a “check” for way over the amount we asked for and a note where to meet the “shipper”

We took a photo of the check with ourselves and sent a message back that we are cashing the check, killing the shipper, and moving to Mexico.

Ha ha ha ha, the emails that followed after that were priceless.

We shredded the check and reported the email address to CL and some other agency. Some of these scammers are just dumb.

If you get an email “I would like to buy your item that you have posted on the Craigslist” run!

Post # 8
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I had the same thing happen to me.  I was tickled pink that I got a response through CL.  When I read the e-mail about them wanting an address and then involving a shipper, I was so upset. I have to agree with courtney1188.

Post # 10
28 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Miss Tattoo: lmao those emails had to be pretty funny I got a check for being a office assistant, it was like for 3000 he said to wire it to some charity or whatever. I didn’t do it and next thing you know I got a email from that person saying they would take legal action against me to retrieve it I just LOLed because I had already thrown it out.

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