This is the second time in a week I got texts exactly the same bit different numbers wanting to buy something I have listed on Craigslist. The first time they sent me a check for $2200 for my $500 wheels and requesting me to send the remainder to his shippers. Do not cash. The PD told me it is fraud! Scumbags!
Laura Symons Sep 11th, 2013
TWO DAYS AGO I GOT A TEXT WANTING TO BUY AN ITEM I HAVE FOR SALE. ONLY HALF OF A 2 PAGE ONE CAME THROUGH. TODAY I GOT ANOTHER TEXT, 2 PART, WANTING TO BUY MY ITEM, WOULD SEND CHECK AND HAVE HIS SHIPPER PICK IT UP; YOU KNOW THE SCAM. THE CHECK IS FOR MORE THAN THE PRICE, YOU DEPOSIT IT AND GIVE THE REST TO HIS "AGENT." THE CHECK BOUNCES, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WHOLE AMOUNT, TRACING IS PROBABLY NOT POSSIBLE; DON'T KNOW ANY MORE ABOUT HOW IT WORKS.
SINCE HE SEEMED NOT TO KNOW WHAT THE ITEM WAS I TEXED BACK, WHAT WAS IT HE WANTED TO 8UY? IN 10 MINUTES I GOT ANOTHER 2 PART MESSAGE EXACTLY LIKE THE FIRST ONE; STILL HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE ITEM IS. I DON'T CARE TO PLAY WITH HIM ANYMORE. ALL THIS IS ON MY CELL PHONE.