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Old 12-14-2015, 03:52 PM   #1
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Can anyone explain to me what these people have to gain by emailing me on the Craigslist link saying they want to buy my listing. Then saying can I come and view it this afternoon?
I say sure come on by, then they say Oh sorry I'm out of town send me your name, address and phone # and I will send a check. I'll have movers pick it up and include an extra $50.00 for your troubles.

I'm not falling for that crap.
What do they stand to gain?????
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They will send you a fake cashier's check for an amount well over what you are asking. They tell you to cash it, take your price out, then a little extra for your time and give the rest to "the shippers" who will come pick up the item. They ask you to wire the money to the shipper. About 2-3 weeks later your bank informs you that the cashier check is no good and you are out the money that you sent to the shipper.

I toyed with some a couple of months ago. I had some trailer tires on CL for $150. They sent a text about "my item" asking my best price. I told them $17,500. They said that was a fair price and that they would be mailing me a check the next day. Oh, I gave them the address for the sheriff's department.
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Yea, I mess with them too. Once they figure out that you're messing with them, they'll start cussing you and telling you to stop harassing them.
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I had one when trying to sell my boat. Lady said, that she was buying it for her husband that was in the military and would be coming home at Christmas and she someone to pick it up. I told her fine someone could pick it up but it was to be a cash transaction or no deal. Last time I heard from her.
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I told them it was a cash only deal and I would not accept a check of any kind.
Then I proceeded to call them low life scammers etc...
One said she was a God fearing woman and would send me a check after church.

I told her she better be Hell Fearing because that's where thieves go.

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I love it cause none of em know proper English.... and they always refer to the item as "the item" never exactly what it is!!! idiots!
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I try everything I can to offend them. I call them terrorists, morons, homos, whatever I can think of, just to see if I can get one to argue back. No luck so far, maybe I need to change my tactics and reel them in a bit lol.
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I try everything I can to offend them. I call them terrorists, morons, homos, whatever I can think of, just to see if I can get one to argue back. No luck so far, maybe I need to change my tactics and reel them in a bit lol.
You have to string them along for a bit. And increase the price as you go. They actually believe that you are taking their bait. Then they get really pissed when they realize that you're screwing with them.
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I've had several contact me, all in broken English and most mention they can come look after church.
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You have to string them along for a bit. And increase the price as you go. They actually believe that you are taking their bait. Then they get really pissed when they realize that you're screwing with them.
Sounds like you enjoy playing with them as much as I do. I had one tell me that I was a liar when I told them my wife took the check to the bank and they wouldn't cash it. A few days later when they were begging me to send money to their shipper I reminded them of it. I told him I was going to put the money back into my account unless he sent me a picture of him holding a sign saying "I Love Mac Keithen" -

Oh, I need to explain the name. When they asked for an address to mail the check to, I gave them an address next to the Sheriff's department. The sheriff's name is Frank McKeithen.

Sadly after insulting the guy for not sending me the picture, the guy got in a horrible car wreck. He was killed and his daughter was seriously injured. Luckily for me, his wife was still interested in taking my money. I told her that her husband had insulted me and that I wouldn't send them any money until she apologized for her husband. I demanded that she send a photograph of her holding a sign saying "I Love Mac Keithen". She did!

Unfortunately I deleted the text message when I switched phones.

After receiving the picture I told her that my wife had just returned from the bank and they told her that the check was no good. I told her that her husband's horrible accident was God's punishment for trying to steal money from people. Oddly enough, she wasn't interested in buying my "item" any longer and quit texting me.
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