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Old 02-24-15, 02:14 PM
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Selling On CL this is what I get

Another scam buyer--

Trying to fish me for info when I listed my Giant bike for sale, just received this earlier today.

I'm glad it's still available.....I'm okay with the price,and condition as stated.Unfortunately I will not be coming over to see it myself because of my busy schedule pls be considerate with me.I will pay you with a certified cashier Check as its the only way I can pay you at the moment due to the fact that I am away officially and I don't know when I will be back.I will make arrangement for the pick-up by my shipper after payment have been received by you and cleared.I am willing to add an extra $50 if you can secure and hold the 2015 Giant Fastroad Flat bar bicycle Size m for me.I'm buying yours among others quickly! before someone else grabs as I want to get it for my in law soonest,So kindly get back with the name that will be on the check and address to mail the check to so I can mail out the soonest.
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Old 02-24-15, 02:19 PM
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Similar attempt with my father when he was selling a something on Craig's list.

Scammers abound these days. Cannot be too cautious.
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Old 02-24-15, 02:32 PM
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Yep, if I continued with the guy the next request would be can I have your checking account # for the funds to be directly deposited. I sold my Expensive Sirrus on Ebay and took the 10% fee, only real buyers seem to be ebay.
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At least they seem to be getting smarter, and tie the response back into the ad at least a little bit, not straight cut and paste SPAM.

Just reply that you would like the guy picking it up to just bring cash in US$. Much simpler that way.
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Old 02-24-15, 02:47 PM
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OH the hell with it, I am done for 2015 and just riding my 2 current bikes, the road bike can wait till 2016 and beyond. Its getting to the pt of more trouble than its worth.
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Haven't gotten one of those responses in awhile. I just get people who flake on me,or expect me to bring whatever I'm selling to them.
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Originally Posted by 2702
Another scam buyer--

Trying to fish me for info when I listed my Giant bike for sale, just received this earlier today.

I'm glad it's still available.....I'm okay with the price,and condition as stated.Unfortunately I will not be coming over to see it myself because of my busy schedule pls be considerate with me.I will pay you with a certified cashier Check as its the only way I can pay you at the moment due to the fact that I am away officially and I don't know when I will be back.I will make arrangement for the pick-up by my shipper after payment have been received by you and cleared.I am willing to add an extra $50 if you can secure and hold the 2015 Giant Fastroad Flat bar bicycle Size m for me.I'm buying yours among others quickly! before someone else grabs as I want to get it for my in law soonest,So kindly get back with the name that will be on the check and address to mail the check to so I can mail out the soonest.
I have been getting emails from CLIST with something like "I am unable to stop over due to work, can we setup a time to meet. Please email me at "%^$%@gmail.com".

These spammers change their tactics and honestly ruin CLIST for everyone else.
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This happened to me several times before I got a legitimate reply. Made me wish I could have sent these bozos a virus which would destroy their computers
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You would think they would at least attempt to speak decent english.
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The real sad thing about it is that there are people out there that still fall for it. If there wasn't you wouldn't be seeing so many attempts. It's actually rather confusing to me how in this day and age with so much out there regarding these scams let alone everything else that is wrong with them on so many levels that people still fall for them.
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The better English you speak, the less likely you are to be a scammer?
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Originally Posted by curlyque
The better English you speak, the less likely you are to be a scammer?
I know what you're saying, but all the scammers I've seen write as if English is not their primary language. I don't know if that's part of the scam or not.
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