Craigslist Scam? Or legit?
Someone sent me this exact message. It doesn't involve cashier checks but I don't know.
Thanks for your reply,i am located in commerce city in DV,i really
need to buy this and send to my son schooling outside the state as a
gift. I have been trying to buy this on eBay but its so very stressful
buying on eBay.I will offer you $400 so as to close the auction as
soon as possible.I will be paying through PAYPAL because i have a
verified account with PayPal.So kindly get back with your PayPal email
address so i can make payment into your PayPal account.Once payment
clears,shipment will be handled by me through my personal FedEx
account,so you don't have to pay for shipment.Get back to me if my
approval is granted.I would like to see the pictures please.
Is this also a scam:
Thanks for your mail and i just wanna let you know i’m buying this item,but due to the fact that i am a deaf disable person, i cant really move around in which i could not meet up so i really need a quick reply from you as i will add $100 for the shipping and handling to Malaysia as i will be paying instantly through PayPal if you can end the listing asap,you can go to WWW.PayPal.com, and easily sign up for a personal account since it’s free,I want your honesty in return to my faithfulness to you during this transaction,your immediate response is really appreciated. I will like to ask you more about this item.
1) Why are you selling it?
2) Let me know the condition,
3) Can you send me some pictures of the item?
Yes, total scam, both of them.
Craigslist sales should be IN PERSON, FOR CASH. Period.
That is Definitely a scam. I've tried using craigslist many times, and had to close my email account because of so many junk emails.
Please don't use craigslist.
Source(s)by Paul - 13 months ago
This article explains how the scam works
but in the newest version instead of you shipping the item the fake paypal email says money has been sent but won't be credited until after the shipper confirms they have picked up the item. In either case, you lose your item and don't get paid
Plus with your Paypal ID they will continue to target you with phishing scams to hack your account going forward
This is why Craigslist is very clear when they tell you to ONLY deal with people you can meet face to face and NEVER give out Paypal details to anyone
"DEAL LOCALLY WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON - follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts on craigslist....
NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.) "
Relist your item and put something like CASH ONLY, LOCAL BUYERS ONLY, NO SHIPPING, NO EXCEPTIONS across the top and bottom of the ad and ignore everyone wanting anything else
Don't even reply to these scammers or your email address will end up on a spam list and you'll be spammed to death