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Old 11-01-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
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Anyone else smell a scam?

Hmm, this doesn't look at all suspicious...whats with all the gibberish at the end?

D2646694 ---2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon--- 8936572

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Old 11-01-2010, 03:28 PM   #2
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The gebberish at the end translates into SUCKER!

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Old 11-01-2010, 03:29 PM   #3
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thanks for that translation blkrubi. ;-) i kind of wonder where clicking the image takes you. buttt I'm not gonna try it.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:34 PM   #4
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I see scams like that all the time!
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #5
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Yup, that's why they made it an image, so its harder to google and see it's posted in every CL region.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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yeah, one reason I tend to stay away from CL. the few things I posted on there only turned up scam e-mail after scam e-mail. Entertaining to browse through once in a while.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:48 PM   #7
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Flag that as SPAM!
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:48 PM   #8
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Flag that as SPAM!
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:56 PM   #9
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Just send him money I'm sure he will send the Jeep.

I like the guys that give you a sap story and tell you once they receive your Samsung LCD they will send you a check from the bank of Nigeria, I trust those guys with my life.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:52 PM   #10
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aw man, i knew I shoulda trusted that guy who was going to wire me $20,000 for an intake I was asking $30 for! Missed out on the opportunity of a lifetime! Those nigerians are so generous!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:00 PM   #11
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:07 PM   #12
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True story.......I put an ad on CL for a queen-sized mattress set that I was replacing. I had a guy send me a message about how he was out of the country at the time, but wanted his ASSISTANT to write me a check for the mattresses. It was my first time dealing with CL and I wasn't too hip to the scams, so I said sure. I got a letter in the mail the next day with a check for $5,000!! I sent him an e-mail and told him about it. He said that his assistant sent me the wrong check, and would I mind cashing it for him and sending him $4,000, that I could KEEP the $1000 extra as "Honesty $$"........all he was doing was having ME cash a worthless check FOR him!! I told him to get F*(ked and reported his dumb ass to my local PD. (I gave them the check as well.) I have no idea if they ever caught this guy, but I hope they string his ass up. I'm sure I wasn't the first person he tried to scam on CL. I reported him to CL as well.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:53 PM   #13
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True story.......I put an ad on CL for a queen-sized mattress set that I was replacing. I had a guy send me a message about how he was out of the country at the time, but wanted his ASSISTANT to write me a check for the mattresses. It was my first time dealing with CL and I wasn't too hip to the scams, so I said sure. I got a letter in the mail the next day with a check for $5,000!! I sent him an e-mail and told him about it. He said that his assistant sent me the wrong check, and would I mind cashing it for him and sending him $4,000, that I could KEEP the $1000 extra as "Honesty $$"........all he was doing was having ME cash a worthless check FOR him!! I told him to get F*(ked and reported his dumb ass to my local PD. (I gave them the check as well.) I have no idea if they ever caught this guy, but I hope they string his ass up. I'm sure I wasn't the first person he tried to scam on CL. I reported him to CL as well.
Those scams are all too common and are always almost exactly the same. For a while I had 3 items up on CL and i would receive these scam e-mails about 2 per ad per day. All from "different e-mail addresses" worded exactly the same, exact same spelling and grammatical errors and all! I just laugh as I report each one and delete them.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:02 PM   #14
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i remember back in the day i was looking for a eclipse 5speed. don't know why.. but anyways... i sent an e-mail to this guy that was selling a 2003 eclipse he said "i'm sorry i moved to cali a few days ago, i can have it sent to you if you wire me the money" and i was like what why did you post it in philly then. had some sad story to tell about why he moved to cali. scammers suck.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:05 PM   #15
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agreed. they need to get a life.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:19 PM   #16
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true story. theres far to many of them on CL.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:20 PM   #17
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yes sir, seems like there isn't many REAL ads around here. Shame.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:22 PM   #18
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yeah it is. around here anyways whenever you try and sell something on CL its always a low baller or someone trying to scam you.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:23 PM   #19
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true story. the free section is always good for a laugh
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:26 PM   #20
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yeah. i went on there one time and this guy is like " i have a car they only made 1 of and its a great restoration project" and it was like a k-car lol.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:42 PM   #21
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I missed it. "Flagged for removal."
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:57 PM   #22
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yeah same..but i'm sure its just like the rest of the CL scams. they all use the same lines/pics.
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I missed it. "Flagged for removal."
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:40 AM   #24
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ahh, you guys missed out, it was quite funny. oh well, just check CL, I'm sure you will find something similar.
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I almost got involved in the "Major Amanda Weger" scam. I'm young and dumb.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:25 PM   #26
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Haha, you just gotta think before you act. And like everyone says, if its too good to be true, then it probably is. Safest just to stay away from those situations, and not be greedy.
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you know when the price doesnt add up and you cant see it............
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Haha, you just gotta think before you act. And like everyone says, if its too good to be true, then it probably is. Safest just to stay away from those situations, and not be greedy.

u know it. CL is full of scammers.

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