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Old August 12th, 2021, 07:39
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Craigslist scammers

I had a weird deal fall thru yesterday and ended up contacting the local FBI. I put a boring head up for sale (700$), this person sent me a check (bogus one) for $2200 to cash and give the balance to the person who supposedly was going to pick it up! Boy was he surprised when he tried to call me back!!!
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Old August 12th, 2021, 08:32
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My wife got a voicemail today from publishers clearing house saying she won a prize left a call back number when she called it she got no answer probably a scam of some kind ?
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Old August 12th, 2021, 08:54
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Be care with using your cell phone (I had one of those text's yesterday on a another add), I try to do this of stuff over my "secure land-line"
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Old August 12th, 2021, 11:14
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Re: Craigslist scammers

That's like an old scam now. I thought everyone new. Hint...the check is no good. Most of the time they don't even want what they are buying, just trying to get someone on a hook.

My dad is getting a little alzheimer's and started to fall for that last year. He even setup a meeting place. I got it stopped in time. What pissed me off was he even setup a meeting place and we couldn't get the cops to show up. It would have been an easy snag. I even told them I thought there would be a dog to shoot....no go.
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Old August 12th, 2021, 12:39
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Be care with using your cell phone (I had one of those text's yesterday on a another add), I try to do this of stuff over my "secure land-line"
Unfortunately we don't have a land line she hadn't heard back from whoever it was that contacted her.
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Old August 12th, 2021, 12:45
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My dad is getting a little alzheimer's and started to fall for that last year. He even setup a meeting place. I got it stopped in time. What pissed me off was he even setup a meeting place and we couldn't get the cops to show up. It would have been an easy snag. I even told them I thought there would be a dog to shoot....no go.
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Old August 17th, 2021, 23:09
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I've read a couple of scamming incidents from my friends. It is always best to watch out for red flags when making a transaction online.
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Old October 4th, 2021, 16:10
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Craigslist scammers are ridiculous. I was helping my sister to try to sell a high value item and eventually got so many scammer texts that I told them to **** off. They responded by insulting me and my family and threatening to kill me on my way to work on Christmas eve.
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Old October 4th, 2021, 18:43
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Don't sweat it it's only October.

Like the Microsoft scammers, I'll mess with them as long as I have patience for... And if I have nothing else to do. I've even listed fake ads for absolutely nothing but a super high price and it draws them like flies to honey.
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