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craigslist scamers amuse me..

Old 11-22-2014, 06:21 AM
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Default craigslist scamers amuse me..

So why do craigslist scamers amuse me?

Because I enjoy playing with them , making them think they have one on the line..

I have a truck on craigslist and in the last week have gotten three scam texts.. All three almost identical... All say the want the truck are cool with price and want to pay for it with paypal.. They all say they are out of the country and buying truck as a gift for son,wife daughter whatever and will have an agent come pick up the truck..

All they need is my paypal info.... I play with them up to this point because in the end that is what they really want, an in into your paypal account..

question... Do people really fall for this stuff..

I have always heard you can only scam a desperate or greedy person..

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Old 11-24-2014, 04:11 AM
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There are gullible people who will fall for all kinds of scams.

One scam is to call or email someone informing them that there is a problem with their account and they MUST take immediate action to prevent closure of the account. Of course they need your account number, social security number in order to "verify."

Say good bye to your money.
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:47 PM
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Thanks for playing with them, that's potentially one less victim to get scammed...

While some scams seem beyond dumb, they get victims, while other scams are more ingenious.

I personally have a problem with Western Union not caring... and laughing all the way to the bank...

If anyone ever insists you pay with Western Union, it very well is a SCAM!

Don't USE WESTERN UNION unless you know the person on the other end.

Personally I'd like to have a field day with these scammers in a locked room... the nigerian scammers, and all alike.
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:56 PM
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Default The Internet...

allows people to cheat good.
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Old 12-09-2014, 03:37 PM
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I've played with a few before too. It's funny sometimes.
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:12 PM
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I play with them too, I told one I would save them money on shipping and put the truck in an envelope and mail it to them.
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:40 PM
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We are trying to just give away some furniture on CL, and got an odd response from a guy. My wife ran his name through a couple local government web sites, and the guy has a record a mile long for burglary, B and E, assault...

Needless to say, we aren't inviting him into our house.
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:09 PM
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Some people are just not up to speed on these things. My father in law almost fell for one till he was telling me about it. Had in the news today about some scammers pretending to be IRS agents on the phone to claim taxes people owed. Said they fooled enough out of their money to about 100k.
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