Classic Craigslist Scam

   / Classic Craigslist Scam #11  
"trendy obligation" means "I need you to send me money for my current obligations"

What amazes me is how little opportunity someone must have for legitimate income that they would spend the amount of time it takes to register and post this silly stuff that MUST have a response rate in the tiny fraction of a percent.
 
   / Classic Craigslist Scam #12  
I wonder if he will cash a check and pay off my shipping agent? Let's find out!
 
   / Classic Craigslist Scam
  • Thread Starter
#13  
"trendy obligation" means "I need you to send me money for my current obligations"

What amazes me is how little opportunity someone must have for legitimate income that they would spend the amount of time it takes to register and post this silly stuff that MUST have a response rate in the tiny fraction of a percent.

Well, Craigslist is free and it only takes one sucker to make it worthwhile. At any time on my local listings, there are a couple of tractors, many cargo trailers, a few RVs and some SUVs.
 
   / Classic Craigslist Scam #14  
Nothing like trying to take people's money
 
   / Classic Craigslist Scam #15  
It's a shame that there is no open season or bounty on those scammers.
 
   / Classic Craigslist Scam #16  
It's a shame that there is no open season or bounty on those scammers.
no bounty are far as I can find, but it's always open season
 
   / Classic Craigslist Scam #17  
That JD is loaded and ready to ship, price reduced to $1000. For a small finders fee I’ll put you in touch with the buyer.;)
 
   / Classic Craigslist Scam #18  
I texted but there was no reply.
Was going to offer to overnight him a check so my shipping agent could come pick it up. Rotfl
 
   / Classic Craigslist Scam #19  
The worst ones are the ones who reply to your ad on Craigslist saying they want to buy your item. You reply to them then they reply back saying they will send you a cashiers check to cover the cost plus the cost to ship it to them using their freight company that will come pick it up plus an extra $100 for your trouble. They ask you to cash the check and then send them the $500 freight charge back to them by Western Union. I agree and receive their very authentic looking cashiers check in the mail several days later.

Then I do nothing and delete their emails. At least they went through a little trouble and possibly a little cost sending me the fake checks that I now have about 50 of.
 
   / Classic Craigslist Scam #20  
The worst ones are the ones who reply to your ad on Craigslist saying they want to buy your item. You reply to them then they reply back saying they will send you a cashiers check to cover the cost plus the cost to ship it to them using their freight company that will come pick it up plus an extra $100 for your trouble. They ask you to cash the check and then send them the $500 freight charge back to them by Western Union. I agree and receive their very authentic looking cashiers check in the mail several days later.

Then I do nothing and delete their emails. At least they went through a little trouble and possibly a little cost sending me the fake checks that I now have about 50 of.

I've only ever managed to get one out of them. I figure there is a hierarchy where the dumbest ones do the fishing, and when they get a nibble, they pass it on up to someone with a lick more sense to reel in the sucker and judge whether to go to the expense of sending a check. I usually fail to meet the test at about 2 emails, or I'd have a collection of them too !
 
 
Top