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#1 HANKG OFFLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2014 - 03:36 PM

This is not easy for me to admit, but if it can save one of you from falling victim like I did listen carefully. I have not sold on craigslist in quite awhile and let my guard down I listed a lamp for 150.00 I get a hit.  The man says I will send you a cashiers check. A few days later a check arrives in the mail for 1,950.00 no return address I'm baffled by this I get a phone call from the buyer man says I made a mistake in the amount of the check will you cash it and return me the extra money of course I'm honest. AND HERE IT COMES THE money gram western union classic and like an idiot I do just that, then I realize my mistake but to late. NEVER CASH A CASHIER'S CHECK BEFORE SHOWING IT TO THE BANK FIRST FOR VERIFICATION. Anyone want to buy a lamp cash only at pickup !


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Posted December 23, 2014 - 04:22 PM

I really hate craigslist. The dumbest people i ever met seem to be on there.
The few times i sold on cl 2 rules: cash only and absolutely no renegotiating of the price. That seems to work at weeding out the dopes

Edited by jabelman, December 23, 2014 - 05:42 PM.

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#3 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2014 - 05:36 PM

Sorry to hear about that.

 

Thats one of the reasons I will only accept cash in CL deals or US postal money orders.



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Posted December 23, 2014 - 05:40 PM

On behalf of the rest of humanity, I am sorry. This ahole needs a good arsewhoopin.

Got an address? Or a phone number? Any way to track him?
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Posted December 23, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Not good to ever get scammed . The people doing the scamming are clever in that way,lets face it there out there to steal your money.  Sorry you got taken.


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Posted December 23, 2014 - 05:45 PM

Yea, just say the word Hank, and Alan and I will gladly make a midnight run for you!  :mad2:


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Posted December 23, 2014 - 05:56 PM

Cash only, never meet at your house, & take a friend with you. Sorry about your experience, crooks know all the ways to scam especially this time of year.
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Posted December 23, 2014 - 06:08 PM

Sorry to hear you were taken advantage of.......

 

I feel much better dealing (buying or selling) to folks that are on the 2 different garden tractor forums I participate on.

If someone here stiffs someone else, everyone else is going to know about it and retaliation will occur!!


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Posted December 23, 2014 - 06:23 PM

Wow, thats nasty. Sorry for you. There are a lot of no good for nuthins out there.   Noel


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Posted December 23, 2014 - 06:26 PM

Could that be mail fraud . If it came through the us mail
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Posted December 23, 2014 - 07:33 PM

Well that stinks Hank. Sorry to hear you got burned, but thanks for stepping

forward and forewarning others on how those thieves operate.

 

Any pictures of the lamp?


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Posted December 23, 2014 - 07:56 PM

I heard it was a leg lamp in his front window
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Posted December 23, 2014 - 08:03 PM

I heard it was a leg lamp in his front window


From Italy...
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Posted December 23, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Fra gil eee
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Posted December 23, 2014 - 08:13 PM

I get hit with this all the time when I list anything on Craigslist.

cash only in person is the only way I do deals. I haven't sold anything online for years.
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