Originally Posted by Evil///M
Anyone have experience with craigslist? I just recently posted my guitar for sale and already recieved a few strange emails.
This person emails me and says:
how much are you willing to sell this listed equipment?happy holiday.
Being the smartass I am, since the price was stated in the title, I replied.
A few minutes later I recieved this:
Good to have your reply. I am Anita ford, from Topeka, KS.and would have loved to come and inspect this at your place myself, but I am a marine engineer and presently off-shore. I am interested in buying this for my son in Ohio as a surprise birthday gift and pls just make sure it is in condition described. I will appreciate more pictures if available and will be sending your money asap. My shipper will be available to pick this up as soon as payment is made. Do you have paypal account? because, I have a paypal account that I can easily send money through because, its good for business payments. Get back to me with your paypal email address and name in order for me to have your money sent on time. Confirm sale to me and remove the add from posting.
255 NW Capitol View Ter Topeka, KS Regards
Sounds pretty sketch to me...
I saw just the opposite. It was fake ads posted on various for sale sites. They were fishing for active email accounts to hack. So, if you emailed them from personal/work email, they tried to hack your account.
They would post an ad like: 2011 M3 for sale. Fully loaded asking $50k. "Hi name is Anita and just went through a divorce and received this car as a settlement and need to sell car asap. I know it's below blue book but couldn't care less as I simply want the cash instead." TOTAL FISHING SCAM.
Anyone else seen these ads?