I put my boat up for sale on Craigslist and received 2 responses that were very similar. Has to be a scam so I thought I would share with you. Your blog is great.....I wish there was a way to stop all this garbage. Its a sad world that we live in these days, cant trust anyone that wont come shake your hand. Please feel free to add these two responses to your blog, maybe it will help someone from falling into whatever trap these people are trying to set. Just curious...what are they trying to gain from this type of transaction?"Here is the line of bull crap from: Jennifer West firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your mail and im very sorry for the late response,I will not be coming to view it because of my Job,i am an oceanist and i am buying this for my Dad. i accept your offer and i will be happy to accept my offer.I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i dont have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my paypal account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay,all i will need is your paypal email address to make the payments,and if you dont have a paypal account yet,its pretty easy to set one up at www.paypal.com i will be expecting your email. my mover will come for arrange to pick up after payment clear .Thanks and nice doing business with you...i hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible?And here is the bull crap from: Paul Rubin email@example.com
I'm interested and consider it sold, I'm buying it for my father and payment would be through PayPal, my agent will come for pick up, actually I'm working in a ship and most time I am off shore. Expecting your prompt reply, with the name and email address on the your PayPal account so that I can make the payment and please provide me with recent pictures including this item so I can see the condition before we proceed since I would not be seen it in person so I can make a payment right away, and pick up would at your residence. And lastly, I'm offering additional $100 to your final price for you to keep it off from other offer. If you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to http://www.paypal.com and get it set up.. looking forward to your response.