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      11-16-2010, 08:55 AM   #1
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Never seen this craigslist response: what does OT say?

Here is my ad http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/msg/2061780141.html

Yesterday I received this:

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Originally Posted by mark taylor
Still for sale?
To which I replied:

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Still for sale.
To which I received:

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I was told by my assistant that your item is still for sale,i would have loved to come and see it,but my schedule is very tight.I will mail out your payment once you provide your full name.phone number and address.I can only pay via money order as am on a business trip now,pls let me know where to send your payment to because i wouldn't want to lose it to someone else.I don't mind adding thirty ($30) dollars so you can keep it in my favor,you should get your payment in 4-6 working days i will appreciate if you can get the ad off craigslist so i can be sure you are keeping it in my favor.Please let me know as soon as you receive it so i can start making arrangement for the pick-up.
Thanks
What's interesting about it is that in my gmail they are all grouped together in the same conversation, when typically this is reserved for emails from the same email address. While I'm 99.9% certain this is a scam (and won't be replying with anything) what are they after exactly? Just a simple phishing attempt? Doesn't read like your typical Nigerian prince scam.
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      11-16-2010, 09:03 AM   #2
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This is a scam. If you do a search on the last craig's list ad, it was an almost identical response.

Leave your ad up. Have some fun with him while you're at it. Make him do some stupid shit.
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      11-16-2010, 09:09 AM   #3
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Yea I figured, seems all their asking for is information. Seems like a lot of trouble to go through for that
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      11-16-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
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Yea I figured, seems all their asking for is information. Seems like a lot of trouble to go through for that
But he will pay you an extra $30.00 !!! How can you pass that up?!?
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      11-16-2010, 10:16 AM   #5
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I would not be against pushing these people into active volcanoes.
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      11-16-2010, 10:20 AM   #6
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I actually fully played around with one of these guys....they said they were sending me a money order 10 separate times...never received it.....still not totally sure what the point of all of it was.

EXACTLY like your email conversations, just really weird. (I gave them a BS address that's a vacant lot, and watched the 'tracking number' they gave me)
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      11-16-2010, 10:23 AM   #7
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I would not be against pushing these people into active volcanoes.
Yeah, the internet is full of hooligans these days.

I've got my 135 for sale on autotrader.com and I got an email response that told me:


Subject: You're Gay

Could you be any more Gay... gay gay gay.... hahhahhhlOLOLOL.





Glad I'm paying for this kind of exposure. Pretty sweet.
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      11-16-2010, 10:39 AM   #8
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Scam. Notice they never mentioned the name of the item your selling.
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Scam. Notice they never mentioned the name of the item your selling.
Noticed that too. That plus being out of town = scam, like I said. Just seems like a weird and inefficient way to collect information however...if that's in fact all they're doing...
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Just seems like a weird and inefficient way to collect information however...if that's in fact all they're doing...
I couldn't agree with you more... especially since there are so many more elegant ways of doing it these days. Spoofed email addresses with 99.9% accurate HTML email messages, etc. Maybe people are caught off guard with now simple this type of information mining is therefore they don't think it could be a scam?

But, labor is cheap almost everywhere else besides America.... And 85-90% of the American population is stupid so there is your reasoning.

Apparantly it's still working to some degree if they are still attempting to gather info like this (litterally 10 years later).
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      11-16-2010, 12:14 PM   #11
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They send you a fake money order which you take to your bank and deposit, if the teller doesn't catch it then it posts to your account, you send the item on someones hijacked UPS/FedEx account which they give you and a week or so later your bank sends you a letter saying that it was a fake money order and they take the money back.

They used to do it with checks too, usually business checks.

I used to have fun with them and have them make out checks to famous people, they would send them and then I was told that they were using other peoples UPS/FedEx accounts to ship the checks and felt bad and stopped doing it.
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They send you a fake money order which you take to your bank and deposit, if the teller doesn't catch it then it posts to your account, you send the item on someones hijacked UPS/FedEx account which they give you and a week or so later your bank sends you a letter saying that it was a fake money order and they take the money back.

They used to do it with checks too, usually business checks.

I used to have fun with them and have them make out checks to famous people, they would send them and then I was told that they were using other peoples UPS/FedEx accounts to ship the checks and felt bad and stopped doing it.
LOL ok that makes a little more sense...
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Did you get that from the Fall Out Boy video?
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      11-16-2010, 01:20 PM   #14
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Did you get that from the Fall Out Boy video?
Yup, signed with certificate of authenticity. New price: $1000

LOL now a new guy is emailing me:

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are yo.u true?
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yo.u online?
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      11-16-2010, 01:25 PM   #15
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scam. if you can afford an assistant, you're not buying shit off craigslist.
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LOL my dad has an assistant and buys shit off craigslist/ebay all the time
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LOL my dad has an assistant and buys shit off craigslist/ebay all the time
Assistant at work. Not a personal assistants who checks under his balls for leftovers after he wipes.

But he also doesn't answer the ads with "my assistant will mail you a check for $213234513452345 dollars for your $17 worth of baseball trading cards".
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Haha yea...I think the assistant actually just frees up time for him to surf in the office
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      11-16-2010, 01:57 PM   #19
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Haha yea...I think the assistant actually just frees up time for him to surf in the office

your dad in his office?



This is a pretty accurate depiction of my father at work.... But this guy is much calmer.

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LOL my dad is pretty fat but I've never seen him move like that guy
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if they say item and dont describe what your selling tell em to fuck themselves.
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I love these email, i like messing with them and going down the pathand collecting fake checks they will send you which is usually send via FedEx. So it cost them money and they get all pissy when you refuse to send them money back since the check are made out to be more then what you are asking since that screw up assistant can not seem to issue a check for the correct amount.

Grant it there are some guys who will go as far as shipping them junk in a box, i can not bother to go that far, but hell I do have some junk laying around my house which would be worth send to these scamers.
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