Craigslist scam alert
The following two posts appeared on the Austin Craigslist a few minutes ago.
SCAM!!! 54cm Trek Madone 5.9 SL (2006)
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2007-05-28, 3:37PM CDT
This is happening more and more on Craigslist. Some dumbass will take the pics and text from an add off of another CL ad or from eBay and post it as their own hoping to snag an out of town buyer into sending them money.
The ad and text from this one happens to be from a completed auction on ebay. See item number # 120116446383. The pics and the text are ripped straight from the ebay auction.
Trek Madone SCAM ALERT Update!
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2007-05-28, 3:49PM CDT
SCAM ALERT Update!
Here is the email response from MR Dave HORNING about the Madone:
Thank you for your email. Before i answer you to your questions i have to let you know that i am out of the country for the moment in a business trip. You don`t have to freak out because i can handle the sale anyway and i am aware of the Craigslist warnings " DEAL LOCALLY WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON", this is not a scam, i`m just out of the country and i have to sell this before i get back because i need the money right away, and i`m sure you noticed the low price i`m offering so there`s no crime here. I will tell you from the begining that if you decide to move forward with the transaction, i will use Buysafe to complete the sale. They offer a very good service, a 10 day money back guarantee starting the day you receive the item and they guarantee that you receive the item exactly as described. So, if you are still interested let me know and i will explain the complete process. The main problem is that i can`t call you or be called because i only have my company phone with me and i am not allowed to use it for personal reasons, so i hope that will not be a big problem because we can comunicate by email. I use my laptop most of the time so you will be sure you will receive a fast answer.
Dave Horning's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to send him an email and let him know how much you appreciate the fact that he is using Craigslist to try and scam people.
Cheers and Happy Riding!
Extra Medium Member
Personally, I would'nt even email this guy. Who knows what kind of ammo he's got in his arsenal. With the right equipment, an email can spell disaster. Pretty crappy set up though IMHO. It's tough to think that there are people out there that would jump on this guys ad.