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    lungbuster estabro's Avatar
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    Fun w/ CL Scammers

    Hey. I have been selling a bunch on craigslist lately and getting lots of scam emails. Is it wrong that I play along with them?

    I have enjoyed receiving fake paypal transfers and directing them to deliver fake money orders to the local police precinct attention to the district Captain.

    Does this make me a bad person?

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    Senior Member RedRider2009's Avatar
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    That is quite amusing, I am impressed with your logic (ie the police captain). I also had a problem with CL scammers this week, I finally got to see the fake paypal emails they send. I wonder how many idiots they actually fool. Too bad the emails they send after that have loads of lame spelling errors.

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    lungbuster estabro's Avatar
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    How are you doing, hope all is going on smoothly? I want to inform you that my assistant have send out the payment to your contact address you gave me...But there is something i think i must bring to your notice. After a reconciliation of my account I discovered that somehow my assistant have over paid you. The payment that was meant for another transaction was sent to you and the one meant for you was sent to another; however i want to believe if i won't have any problem with you and if i can trust you with my Money. Please once you receive the payment, i will like you to take it to your bank and cash it, deduct your money for the item and send the remaining via western union to the manager's of the shipping company that will come and pick-up the item at your place. I will provide the info you need to complete the western union transfer once you receive payment. Thanks once again for your understanding. Let me know if i can count on you? The money order will arrive latest by Tuesday. Warm regards."


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    Hello,

    How are you doing? I wanted to know if your tires and rims that you posted on here is still available for sale.Get back to me with me full information about it.How long has it been used and whats is the lease priced you can go.Get back to me as soon as you can because am seriously interested in buying it asap.


    Thanks

    I've gotten like 10 of this same e-mail from different e-mail addresses.
    Merton Enthusiast

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    This is why I am leery of putting an ad on CL for my Miyata 912, don't want 234930932942394 bullcrap emails to contend with.

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    Senior Member Ted Danson's Avatar
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    Oh 80% of the e-mails you get will be bullcrap e-mails.
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    Senior Member Ted Danson's Avatar
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    Why do you blokes keep calling my emails "scams?" I am insulted.

    BTW, My Nigerian cousin awaits your response. Please do follow up prompltly.
    "I have started many stories about bicycle racing but have never written one that is as good as the races are both on the indoor and outdoor tracks and on the roads."
    -Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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    Mess with the scammers all you want. Make them do all the work and waste their time. It's fun to mess with them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by estabro View Post
    "
    How are you doing, hope all is going on smoothly? I want to inform you that my assistant have send out the payment to your contact address you gave me...But there is something i think i must bring to your notice. After a reconciliation of my account I discovered that somehow my assistant have over paid you. The payment that was meant for another transaction was sent to you and the one meant for you was sent to another; however i want to believe if i won't have any problem with you and if i can trust you with my Money. Please once you receive the payment, i will like you to take it to your bank and cash it, deduct your money for the item and send the remaining via western union to the manager's of the shipping company that will come and pick-up the item at your place. I will provide the info you need to complete the western union transfer once you receive payment. Thanks once again for your understanding. Let me know if i can count on you? The money order will arrive latest by Tuesday. Warm regards."

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Is the David Lee Roth/Nigerian bank transfer guy email exchange still out there online? The Google isn't really helping me any.

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