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A pimp named Slickback
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So I went to sell an old amp on craigslist, within maybe 2 hours of posting it I got someone who wanted to buy it.

So after I say sure it's for sale and then I get this back.

"Hello i really appreciate your response to my earlier mail.like i said i will like to buy this item so pls do withdraw the advert from Craigslist. I will also like you to know that i will be paying via check due to the distance as i am located in Florida.I will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.

1.Your full name
2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
3.Your phone number.

**I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check**

Have a nice day."

Which made me feel alittle funny having a "mover" come get it.

Then after I send my information I get this back later on...

"Hi ,how was your day ?I want you to understand that the deal is on and
my secretary as posted the payment promptly, but there was a little
problem which i guess we can handle with care while i contacted her to
confirm if the payment as been mail out i was made to understand that
its actually as been sent and but instead of the actually amount
150usd for item,she made out the check for $1500 she claim that was
what i
requested but she didn't get that straight. The payment was already
posted before i was inform about this but i wouldn't want this to
delay the sale as i have rectify this with my Bank and all you do once
you have the payment is to take it to you Bank and have it cashed and
you will then deduct the money for you good plus a $100. The excess
fund on the payment will then be wired to my mover via western union
that same days so that he can come for pick up as i already plan on
using the excess on the payment to offset the cost of the various
shipments he as undertaken on my behalf.Do let me know if i can trust."

Which seems super fishy, anyones thoughts?
 

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M*A*L*E M*O*D*E*L
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He doesn't sound trustworthy, cancel the sale! I'll buy the amp off you. What are your details? I'll have my butler pay by Paypal immediately.
 

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wait you REALLY were going to do it? THIS WAS AN HONEST QUESTION?!?!?

Go return your computer and cancel your internet. You're too stupid.
 

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Tell him that the asking price actually is $1,500 and you accidentally typed in $150 so you will be keeping the full amount... I'm curious to see how he'd respond.
 

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A pimp named Slickback
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I was thinking of doing that but either way the check will just bounce when it's sent to me. I wonder if I you hand the check over the local authorties or FBI as apparently they're lookin into these cases.
 

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I had some nigerian bitch send me a $12,000 check for a $6,000 car about 6-7 years ago when this shit first started. Took the check to the bank to have them do a query on the check and the bank that issued it. Check was indeed from a fake bank, within 20 minutes of doing this I had an FBI agent in CT calling me to ask me questions...

I didn't fall for it 7 years ago..how the fuck are people still believing this shit now?


Matt
 

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Whenever they talk like that for example, "Hi ,how was your day ?" it seems like a scam to me. As a buyer I dont care how your day was, just sell me the damn product lol.
 

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Whenever they talk like that for example, "Hi ,how was your day ?" it seems like a scam to me. As a buyer I dont care how your day was, just sell me the damn product lol.
Exactly.

Is 'item' still for sale? i'll give you 100 for it.

Problem is with fools like this guy asking if its legit, of course the scammers are gonna keep doing it. They clearly get paid. hell if they can still get anyone with this scam, I think they might deserve it.
 
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