Wednesday, June 30, 2010

You’ve Got to be Kidding

I have heard of scams on E-bay with people selling rv’s and boats really cheap.  They are obvious scams. 
What about this email I got from an add on Craig’s List for two chairs for $60.
Thank you for getting back to me. Though I am planning to use the services of a mover to pick up the item on my behalf all because am on a job transfer and short of time but I will send a Check through my Bank to cover the cost of the item. The check will be delivered to you by a reliable courier company within 3 working days. I will appreciate it if you provide me with your full mailing address,  final price for item, the Name that should be on check and finally a cell phone #. Kindly delete the posting because am serious in buying it.

What’s up with this.  It’s obviously some sort of scam, but what is he wanting?  I haven’t replied and don’t intend to but I can't help but wonder what he's after?  Our address? 

This same guy responded with the same exact working on these chairs and also a garden tiller.  Strange!


In The Wind Adventures of William and Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

Please DO NOT respond to this "guy". It's a scam! I've seen the same kind of wording in response to other types of ads on Craigslist...from furniture or a car for sale to a house for rent! Do NOT respond and don't give ANY of your information. Always follow your "gut" feeling. Real responses are much more obvious and just "feel" right. Good luck and be careful. - Mary Ann

Happytrails said... [Reply to comment]

I don't know what his scam is but I guarantee it is a scam. I used Craigs List when we were selling our house and I got almost the exact same story about one of our ads. It is a scam. Don't reply.

Take care!
Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Levonne said... [Reply to comment]

This is the scarey part of the internet! Thanks for following A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings! Levonne

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said... [Reply to comment]

Totally sounds like a scam...we would not reply. Be very careful whatever you choose to do.

Thank you for following our blog, we will be following yours and waiting to hear when you begin full-timing. We look forward to meeting up with our followers and blogs we follow, whenever we might be in the same areas.

-Nellie and Jonathan said... [Reply to comment]

Yep, you're right, its a scam. We got one just like it when we were selling our stuff for the big move.