(Closed) This makes me so angry!

posted 10 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I have heard of the same thing happening for apartment rentals.

Thanks for giving us all the heads up!

Post # 4
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1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Happened to me while trying to sell my first dress too! I didn’t fall for it either though, good for you!

Post # 5
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23 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I know of a similar situation that happend to someone trying to sell their textbooks.  They ended up losing $500!  I am glad you caught this & hope others do not fall into this scam either.

Post # 6
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oh wow, I went through the same thing looking for apartments!  It’s so irritating.  Plus, I’m an academic/teacher, and the horrible grammar and spelling just makes me crazy!

My advice?  Report her to Yahoo and let them know she’s running a scam out of her account.  They might close it down.  It won’t stop her, I know, but it will annoy her and let her know that her scheme is pathetically obvious.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

This happens for absolutely everything.  People fall for these scams every day – especially the elderly.  If your parents or grandparents use email, make sure they know about these scams.  You don’t have to be actively selling something to be scammed. 

Check out this website for more info (and a good laugh):

http://www.419eater.com/

Post # 8
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

This is not a knock on anyone who’s encountered this situation, but I think the misspelling, the poor language use and the odd terms would indicate to many that this was not a safe situation to be involved in.

 

 

Post # 9
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ugh.  I’m with you.  Wyoming’s craigslist (yes, there’s only one for the entire state ) is so full of spammers I’m pretty sure it’s not worth posting anything on there anymore.  VERY annoying and dangerous for anyone who is naive or trusting. 

Post # 10
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58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Similar thing happened to FI’s co-worker. They needed to rent a place in London for their holiday. The owner said due to the short notice they’d have to wire a deposit. After sending the money she never heard anything back. The scammers, of course, would not respond to any e-mails or phone calls.

They lost $500 plus had nowhere to sleep! She reported it to Scotland Yard and made a visit to the station while in London. NEVER wire money to anyone you don’t know.

Post # 11
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Newbee

I agree not to knock on anyone, but clearly this is a scam especially since the second e-mail completely disregarded what you responded with.

My Fiance is English and we wire money to the UK regularly and every time we do the bank makes us fill out a form stating that we know the people we are wiring money to, that this is not part of an internet e-mail effort etc. etc. Even though I have filled it out a hundred times, I still think do people really fall for this and wire money to a foreign country to someone they do not know.

The apartment thing is different I could see that happening, but who ever writes a check for more than the value of an item. Especially a cashier’s check. 

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