craigslist help

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  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    So I'm selling a 32" crt tv I don't ever use on craigslist.

    I get a craigslist inquiry asking if its still for sale and I reply yes

    then I get

    Uh. What? Seems really fishy. Is there anything wrong or scammy about accepting a money order? I realize cashier checks can bounce, but will money orders bounce too>
     


  2. MrGoodBytes

    MrGoodBytes Senior member

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    3 words.... cash and carry.
     


  3. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    ^sounds like good advice
     


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    I don't know, I often time cruise craigslist when I'm out of town on business for old, outdated technology. Probs legit.
     


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    indesertum Senior member

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    Sounds fishy. It's a trap!
     


  7. giraffe lookout

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    It's a pretty well documented scam. I can't remember exactly how it works, but I know a bunch of people that have run into very similar messages about out-of-town buyers trying to overpay via money order.
     


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    It's a pretty well documented scam. I can't remember exactly how it works, but I know a bunch of people that have run into very similar messages about out-of-town buyers trying to overpay via money order.

    This^

    Its a fake money order but by the time you know its fake you've already sent the item. Then if you've withdrawn the money the bank hits you up for the money so so you lose the money and the item. If it were me I'd send him a message that said you would gladly accecpt his money order but that you must hold the item for 7 -10 business days to ensure the money order clears the bank.

    My guess is you'll never hear from him again.

    Then go with the cash and carry advice.
     


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    Yeah man don't do it.
     


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    It's typical to place an Ackbar "It's a trap!" meme image here. However, instead I'm going to post Emma Stone from Easy A: [​IMG]
     


  11. coldnyt1

    coldnyt1 Well-Known Member

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    So I'm selling a 32" crt tv I don't ever use on craigslist.

    I get a craigslist inquiry asking if its still for sale and I reply yes

    then I get



    Uh. What? Seems really fishy. Is there anything wrong or scammy about accepting a money order? I realize cashier checks can bounce, but will money orders bounce too>


    run run run run run run away away..........
     


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    Might have been better to offer it on ebay.
     


  13. dragon8

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    Scam. CL is plenty of scams that occurr all the time.
     


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    So I'm selling a 32" crt tv I don't ever use on craigslist.

    I get a craigslist inquiry asking if its still for sale and I reply yes

    then I get



    Uh. What? Seems really fishy. Is there anything wrong or scammy about accepting a money order? I realize cashier checks can bounce, but will money orders bounce too>


    Hey... i used to work for a bank... saw this all the time... here is what happens
    1. you get a cashiers check (fake)
    2. person takes item
    3. you deposit check
    4. by the time your bank realizes that check is fake you are out money and item

    also spelling mistakes and the fact that he is on a trip, shopping for tv... its BS dont do it. just friendly advice
     


  15. Dakota rube

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    craigslist has turned into a very shady neighborhood of the interwebz.
     


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