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I'm selling my truck and got this response... #7250250
08/09/18 02:47 PM
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It seems a little strange to me. He wants to use PayPal to pay me. Is there a way to scam via PayPal?

email response below:

"Do you have the extra keys, Do you have the spare tire, Where did you
get your car serviced, Have you ever had any transmission repairs and
Is there any rust on the vehicle? I'm ready to pay your asking price
but not cash in person because I am serving in the US army and
currently been deploy to Fort Huachuca Military Base , Arizona and
calls are restricted at the moment and my only quickest payment option
is PayPal, its safe fast and secure and i will be responsible for the
PayPal transaction charges so you can get your expected amount. If you
don't have an account with PayPal, its pretty easy to open one, Just
log onto www.paypal.com and sign up. I hope we can make the purchase
as fast as possible? As I am buying the vehicle for my dad and I'm
very sure he will love this vehicle, his a mechanic and a handy man,
so if there is anything that need to be fixed in it just let me know
he will handle it. I have a mover that will come for the pick up once
payment clears in your account and he will handle the title for me.I
would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too
since i won't be able to see this in person. You may receive an email
like this from other people because i told my colleagues and team mate
to help me lookout for the vehicle as well,,so deal with me directly .
I look forward to hear from you with the information below.

Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Full name:
Phone Number-
Firm Price:
Zip code for pickup:

Regards
Seth"
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Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7250280
08/09/18 03:00 PM
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Scam. Run!

Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7250282
08/09/18 03:01 PM
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Thanks, I notified PayPal


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Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7250528
08/09/18 07:08 PM
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Looks like typical Craig's list scam


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Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7250549
08/09/18 07:29 PM
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Run away!
They generally always say they are in the military and being deployed somewhere in a day or two and would like to get this done for some injured, sick, disabled uncle/cousin/grandma, etc.
They also know most folks tend to trust enlisted men because a military court marshal is serious stuff.

With that being said, Paypal ALWAYS sides with the buyer.
After he has it, he will say it's not as advertised or has a flaw or something and get a refund.
Then he will have your car, the title and his money!

That's the main reason lots of private sellers quit selling used stuff on ebay.

And there is always a 3rd party that picks it up that may or may not be in on the scam.

Last edited by Vern1; 08/09/18 07:30 PM.

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Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: rdhibbs] #7250687
08/09/18 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: rdhibbs
Looks like typical Craig's list scam


Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7250688
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Tell him to send you a cashiers check and you will send him the keys after you receive payment.....you won't hear back from him.


Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7250739
08/09/18 10:22 PM
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I am Active Military and if you are “deployed to Arizona” and have access to this site, you have access to a phone. SCAM all day or a Private in Training sneaking his phone for a little purchase time.


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Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7251074
08/10/18 03:15 AM
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I had one kinda like that when I was trying to sell a boat a few years back. He wouldn't give up. I finally said it's sold and he quit bothering me


Thanks, Billy
Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7251928
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Sometimes “it’s sold” is the best thing to say. Only 3 buyers in the world. Those who buy, those who scam, and those that low ball too hard and lose out on a good purchase.


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Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7252736
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I have seen several scams, and they almost always claim some sort of military issue. For a reason to trust them more and why they are not local.


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You had to ask if this was a scam? bolt

Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7254225
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I see this stuff all the time on Craigs list, when the price is too good to be true, it is always a scam
Example
Hello there,
My 2010 Polaris Ranger XP 900, is still for sale. This UTV is in great shape. I’m the original owner. It has no damage, no scratches, dents or hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident…Has only 652 hours, its automatic, with Engine Size (cc): 900, 4WD, camo exterior and black interior. I have a clear title, without liens or loans on it, under my name. I am selling it at this final price of $2.000 because my husband died 1 month ago and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it a.s.a.p. I want to use eBay services for the safety of both of us so if you’re interested in purchasing this UTV can notify eBay that you are selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

Thank you, Ashley Rogers

I told her I deal in cash and will pickup.

Her Reply

Hi again,
Thanks so much for getting back to me, as I have told you in previous email my husband died recently. Right now i'm in a military base (Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska), training and getting ready for leaving the country. My presence won't be necessary because I prearranged the deal with eBay Money Back Guarantee program. The utv is here in the custody of the Military Logistic Department, ready to be delivered to its hopefully future new owner. You`ll get free delivery and it will arrive at your address in 2 to 3 days. In addition, you will have 5 days to try out prior to making any purchase and if by any reason you find something you don't like about it you can send it back at my expense.If you are ready to buy it, please reply with your whole name, shipping address, email address and phone # so I can notify eBay that you are selected as my buyer, and they will contact you right away with all the details about the transaction.



Re: I'm selling my truck and got this response... [Re: BigDad] #7256860
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the craigslists scam attempts are legendary..
it's fun to egg them on some, making them think they got a mullet on the line!

My wife will be needing a new ride soon, I could certainly come out ahead selling it vs trading in but my time is worth more than dealing with all the BS


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