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    Craigslist Scam

    GRATZ — State police at Lykens are investigating a theft involving a 55-year-old Gratz woman that occurred between Feb. 17 and 19.
    Police said the woman reported receiving a text message in reference to an ad she had on Craigslist from a man who said he was from Ohio and that he could only pay using PayPal.
    The man said he was going to put money into the woman’s PayPal account to purchase items she had listed for sale, but the woman refused to take payment that way, police said.
    The man then created a fake email and represented himself as the FBI, claiming he was going to arrest her if she didn't send money. Police said the woman sent a $520 MoneyGram card to an individual in Indiana.

    Police are warning all residents to be aware of potential fraudulent activities associated with Craigslist.

    People are really Dumb !

    I would have said come on by !
    I'm locked & Loaded & ready !

    and prove pretty quickly it's a scam.

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    I hope they catch the scumbag and put him in a jail cell with someone that hates his guts!



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    I choose only to meet in person if buying on craigslist or offerup. I have had many attempt to purchase from me that "just left the area on vacation" I laugh and say contact me again when you get back........
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    Send back an email that informs him you are speaking with an FBI agent.
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    It's stupid people like that, that keep those scammers in business.
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    NEVER buy anything on craigslist that you're not able to go and pick up. If you're selling accept only cash. It ain't Ebay and there is NO protection for a deal gone bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    It's stupid people like that, that keep those scammers in business.
    yep !

    in the First place she said, She told him she did not want it on her Paypal.
    So even if she had Paypal, Why would she give him per PayPal ID ?

    If she didn't. then him suggesting he sent it to her Paypal is Impossible.
    If she did give him per PayPal ID , & the money wasn't there. make him prove it Was. (receipt ?)

    FBI Asking for a MoneyGram card ? Not Likely.

    No Trial , No Verdict, No Case
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    I answered an ad in the help wanted section of phoenix craigslist about 4 years ago. The ad was that a company was paying 300 a month for you to have an advertising wrap put on your car. So i answered with name and address as i will certainly advertise for 300 a month. A couple weeks later i get a large envelope in the mail along with a check for 1550... and drawn on a california bank. The letter inside claimed that they were contracted through another company back east and i was supposed to cash the check and send western union 950 to that company to pay for the work of applying the wrap. First thing i did was call the bank on the check. Bank was real , account was not. Wonder how many people did try that scam . If it seems too good to be real it probably is !
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    Quote Originally Posted by oredigger62 View Post
    I answered an ad in the help wanted section of phoenix craigslist about 4 years ago. The ad was that a company was paying 300 a month for you to have an advertising wrap put on your car. So i answered with name and address as i will certainly advertise for 300 a month. A couple weeks later i get a large envelope in the mail along with a check for 1550... and drawn on a california bank. The letter inside claimed that they were contracted through another company back east and i was supposed to cash the check and send western union 950 to that company to pay for the work of applying the wrap. First thing i did was call the bank on the check. Bank was real , account was not. Wonder how many people did try that scam . If it seems too good to be real it probably is !
    Yea I looked at those wraps a Couple Times when I didn't have a Vehicle.
    some Claimed they would even give you a free Car to use for the Advertising Period along with Gas.
    Seemed too good to be true. Especially for my area.

    occasionally I'll see a wrapped car around here, but it's rare.
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Mar 04, 2017 at 02:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHBandit View Post
    NEVER buy anything on craigslist that you're not able to go and pick up. If you're selling accept only cash. It ain't Ebay and there is NO protection for a deal gone bad.
    Never deal alone, always have a least one person with you. They may want to rob you of your money and items. Be careful and good luck.
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    I was selling a car on Craigslist about 10 years ago. I got an offer I "couldn't refuse". The "buyer" offered me much more than I was asking, but wanted to pay me with a check. I was to deposit it, take out half of the extra money and give it the person who showed up to recover the car for the "buyer". Since they were just so darned generous in their offer I responded with an even lower asking price in recognition of said generosity. I told them the only caveat was for them to pay me in person at my workplace. I told them it would be easy to locate because it was the local police station. Never heard a peep back from them! LOL

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    Yes people are idiots but people that prey on the elderly are well......I can't say that here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    It's stupid people like that, that keep those scammers in business.
    and keep telemarketers hassling everyone as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baspinall View Post
    Yes people are idiots but people that prey on the elderly are well......I can't say that here!
    She was 55. I'm 61 and do not consider myself elderly. She was just plain stupid.
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