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Have an item up for sale on the local craigslist...and despite right in my post saying...

"Cash and carry only--no checks--no checks--no checks--no I won't take your checks...you must present yourself and carry my item from my house to your car after you have given me CASH"

So despite this...of course I get the scammers who in barely legible english tell me that they want the item (never named) and that they are paying with check, for me to delist the item and they will have their delivery company pick up the item.

So my replies have become more and more a study on Carlin's 7 words you cannot say...before I got to thinking...are they really reading the replies? Or am I just wasting my time?
 

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Selling cocaine on CL is not advisable.


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watch out for the prostitution stings.
 

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tomk96 said:
watch out for the prostitution stings.

they got you too, eh'?


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tomk96 said:
watch out for the prostitution stings.
I thought that was just out here. A friend told me that.

Yelling at scammers does do something - it gives them a valid email address.
 

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thatsmybush said:
Have an item up for sale on the local craigslist...and despite right in my post saying...

"Cash and carry only--no checks--no checks--no checks--no I won't take your checks...you must present yourself and carry my item from my house to your car after you have given me CASH"

So despite this...of course I get the scammers who in barely legible english tell me that they want the item (never named) and that they are paying with check, for me to delist the item and they will have their delivery company pick up the item.

So my replies have become more and more a study on Carlin's 7 words you cannot say...before I got to thinking...are they really reading the replies? Or am I just wasting my time?
1) No
2) Yes, big time
 

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kykr13 said:
I thought that was just out here. A friend told me that.

Yelling at scammers does do something - it gives them a valid email address.
That's okay because it is my junk gmail account. I am just hoping that they are reading my poetic profanity and understanding some of it...although I am not naive enough to think they will see the error of their ways. Unless of course they did in fact recently recieve an invasive frontal lobotomy...and if that is the case, I apologize.
 

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mohair_chair said:
My replies have always been limited to two words: "Cash only." No sense explaining or elaborating.
I just add them to the spam list and move on.
 

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2 other words- Dee Lete
 

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I remember reading about a case where someone started a dialogue with these guys and got them all the way into another country that was very dangerous. Can't remember where though.
 

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Andrea138 said:
Well at least you're getting listed on Craigslist. I've posted my bike up 2x now and the ad never shows up.
that's been my problem w/ craigslist. - no shows.
 

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I'm selling a bike on CL. First item in the description is the size. About 50% of the emails ask what size it is. Just got one from a lawyer with all his practice info in his sig. I'd sure hate to have him as counsel if he can't read.
 

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mohair_chair said:
On CL they don't get your email address.
Scammer sends to TMB but doesn't have his email because it's thru CL. When TMB replies, then scammer gets email address. At least I'm pretty sure that's how it works (been a few months since I've used it).
 
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