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    Crushing souls Hickeydog's Avatar
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    I'm getting scammed. I'm gonna mess with this ****er

    So I'm selling a few things on Craig's List, and I got this one email with the following quotes:
    "I am a business man andi am satisfied with the conditions has you have stated in the craigslist"

    "for you inconvenience,i will add $50with the payment to be your running around fee."

    "have the rest sent to the mover via western union money transfer or money gram."

    So, I'm going to take some advice from 419 eater and mess with this stupid *****. heheheheheheh. . This is going to be fun. I already have a P.O. box, so he can send all of his fake documents there.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    So you're not being scammed. Someone is trying to scam you. Have fun.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Great entertainment ...

    Next ask for pics and post them here
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    www.theheadbadge.com cudak888's Avatar
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    Try to tell him that before you will deal with him, it is essential that he gain your trust, in which case, he must send you five U.S. dollars - which you will send back (hah!) - as a gesture of goodwill.

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    Okay. I've created an account on 419 and asked for some help with this.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    I just can't believe you're selling your precious keepsakes.
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    Crushing souls Hickeydog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I just can't believe you're selling your precious keepsakes.
    Close, but no.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Walk away slowly now and don't look back. These scammers are experts. They know that you know that they are a scammer but to them thats the hook.

    Its the cocky, self assured guys that ARE their target.

    Let it go, walk away.

    Anthony

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    Crushing souls Hickeydog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    Walk away slowly now and don't look back. These scammers are experts. They know that you know that they are a scammer but to them thats the hook.

    Its the cocky, self assured guys that ARE their target.

    Let it go, walk away.

    Anthony
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    And what makes you think that the scammers don't know that this site exists and aren't already members willing and able to give advise?

    Hey, for all we know it may be the scammers that setup the site. Serious.

    See its the guys that are trying to scam them back that ARE their favorite targets and if they get them who are they going to tell?

    A: No one.

    Anthony

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    Crushing souls Hickeydog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    And what makes you think that the scammers don't know that this site exists and aren't already members willing and able to give advise?

    Hey, for all we know it may be the scammers that setup the site. Serious.

    See its the guys that are trying to scam them back that ARE their favorite targets and if they get them who are they going to tell?

    A: No one.

    Anthony
    you're far to paranoid.
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    Anthony, relax. Don't give an account number, don't cash a check, don't give an address. Some shlup in Nigeria won't be able to do a damn thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    And what makes you think that the scammers don't know that this site exists and aren't already members willing and able to give advise?

    Hey, for all we know it may be the scammers that setup the site. Serious.

    See its the guys that are trying to scam them back that ARE their favorite targets and if they get them who are they going to tell?

    A: No one.

    Anthony
    Trust me, scammers are idiots, people try to scam our store all the time, one even claiming to be a health inspector... threw a fit and hung up...

    I have her personal cell phone number.

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    Devil's advocate here:

    Scammers are criminals, and they know they are already breaking the law for potentially felony-hard charges. I wouldn't put it past a would-be felon to try something violent, so they go to max with the "big dogs". A lot of scammers usually have some gang ties... gangs with more armaments put aside in a crackhouse somewhere than a lot of small nations would have.

    I've had people try to scam me on CL, which is why I am glad I use disposable phone numbers and disposable E-mail addresses I can delete and walk away without worry.

    Maybe I'm wary, but I try to minimize all contact with known criminals.

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