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Old 05-18-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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Buying a New to me Scamp!

The sun is shinning brightly on me today! i have made a great deal on a great 2003 Scamp 13!

Here is the answer that I received after replying to a RV for sale craigslist ad.

"Hello,

I apologize for the delay in replying, the 13 feet long trailer is still for sale if you want to buy it. My name is Dxxxx Cxxxxx and now I am the legal owner of the 2003 Scamp Trailer. Sleeps 4 with sofa in the front that converts to bunk beds and table in rear that makes into bed large enough for two adults. Brand new tires and newer deep cell battery. This Scamp has furnace, 3-way (12v,120v,& LP)fridge, and Catalina Awning options. All the interior and exterior lights are operational. Cooktop works. Sink with 12 gallon water tank. Lots of storage. All original upholstery and curtains all in excellent condition. Exterior gel coat is shiny with very few blemishes. Manuals. Title weight is 1000#. Camper is well insulated and makes an excellent 4-season camper. We pulled easily with a small car or SUV. The price that I have decided to sell it is $2000. The trailer and everything in it runs as it should and have no problems. If you decide to buy it, I want to let you know that you will have 5 days to inspect it once it is delivered to your address. I have all the documents, service records, owner's manuals, clean title and will come with it.

Unfortunately, my husband abandoned us three months ago.....I got this trailer in the divorce and now I want to sell it ASAP. The travel trailer was never towed since the divorce and it was stored properly. The trailer is located in Provo, Utah, but the shipping is already paid so you don't need to worry, I had an buyer in your state who couldn't take the loan from his bank after we made arrangements to ship it, and the trucking company won't refund me so I can deliver it to your address if you buy it. If you have any questions about the trailer or if you want more photos please feel free to ask.

God bless you,
Dxxxx"

I replied with this email,so i just know that shortly there will be a 2003 Scamp in my driveway in Oklahoma!

Dxxxx, that sounds like the trailer that I have been looking for!

Consider it sold!

I'll wire the money to a friend that lives in Beaver, Utah. He said that he could come to Provo tomorrow afternoon about 2 PM. He will bring cash.

Please email me your address, and a phone number that my friend, Jack Sheldon, can call when he arrives.

Please hold the trailer until Jack can arrive. OK?

Bxx G. Nxxxxx"

Names blocked to protect my axx!

Does anyone believe I'll be getting a reply?
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:47 PM   #2
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Does anyone believe I'll be getting a reply?
I do.. some of these scammers are either so desperate or so dumb that they don't know when to give up.

Reminds me of one of those "Microsoft Support" calls that I got. I stayed on the line with the guy for 10 minutes telling him that I was following his instructions to download the fix for the virus that he remotely found on my computer. I was actually playing free online poker the entire time.

When I grew tired of my ruse, I told him that he was the most ignorant **** &&&&& @@@@ that I ever saw. I told him I was just keeping on the line to make his life harder, and had not done one thing he told me to do. I told him I knew he was a scammer and I enjoyed wasting his time. He continued to insist that I had a virus, etc. so I told him in even more colorful and detailed language what an idiot he was. Still he tried to get me to download their ransom-ware.

Then he puts his "supervisor" on the line and I cussed him out the same way, making it clear that I knew how their scam worked. He finally hung up but I think the first guy would have kept going for hours.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:10 PM   #3
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:39 AM   #4
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Honestly if it wasn't for the stupid story he would be more believable. His English was very good unlike most scammers I've dealt with.
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:39 AM   #5
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Does anyone believe I'll be getting a reply?
At least there is a good story. Waiting with bated breath.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:17 AM   #6
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I can understand him maybe leaving her the house and the kids, but never the Scamp or the dog! hehehe Tons of those scams on CL Never wire money or pay before putting your hands on the goods. I have also gotten some great deals there.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:37 AM   #7
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you had me going!

i was into this story hook, line and sinker until i saw the price! i felt 1 second of intense jealousy (i'm looking for a 13' but not really ready quite yet!), 30 seconds of nausea for you, and then i read the last line and cracked up. thanks for the emotional roller coaster!
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:15 AM   #8
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OK, here is the latest email I received, and my reply:

"Hi again,



First of all let me say that the price is firm $2000. I also want to inform you that I am entertaining two other offers for it, so please let me know your decision as soon as possible. The Camper is located here in Utah ready for transit and it can be delivered to a designated location of your choice with no cost as I have mentioned in my previous email, I can send it C.O.D (cash on delivery) with a 5 days return policy if it is not as I described. The 5-days inspection period will allow you to check the Camper, test drive, verify the paperwork and make sure that it is exactly as I described before making the final purchase. If the Camper is not as I described, then you return it back on my expense, but I am sure that it will not be the case because there is nothing wrong with it. Along with the Camper you will also receive all the pertinent paperwork already signed by me and your name indicated as the new owner.


If you are you are serious and have sufficient money to buy it, then all I need is your full name and address to make the paperwork, a shipping address and a phone number where the shipping company can contact you for appointment once they reach in your area. I donít want to offend you, but the Camper is priced for a fast sale so please if you intend to apply for a loan or financing do not reply to this message!


To support my argument regarding the condition of the Camper, I've attached more photos.


Thank you,
Dxxxxx"

And my reply:

"I wrote you that I'd buy the trailer. I don't know how to get any more serious than that!

Like I wrote before, I can have the $2,000 in your hands tomorrow afternoon.

Just tell me your address in Provo, Utah so my friend can give you the money and pick up the Scamp, and a phone number where I can call you.

Bob"

(Wouldn't it be a Hoot is this wasn't a SCAM?

Bill
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:31 AM   #9
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Don't Do It!!!!

I agree with many others. I own a 1977 Scamp which I bought a few years ago and it has been refurbished perfectly. I paid $4,000 for it and feel it's worth every cent. This sounds so much like a scam....is there anyone in Provo who could see it for you?

If it sounds like too good of a deal, it is too good of a deal!!!!
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:13 AM   #10
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Hope you buy it, just to get th free shipping!!!
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:14 AM   #11
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Go ahead an tell them to ship it.. You will get a call from "the shipping company" that they need more money or a security deposit. In a similar scam involving a non-existent motorcycle that had to be sold because "it brought back memories of my recently deceased husband", I even found a bogus web site set up that was an exact duplicate of a real moving company's site.

There is no better offer than cash in hand in 24 hours (except cash in hand in 12 hours ), so if they don't want someone to bring the cash, then its bogus.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:26 AM   #12
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This has been quite an eye-opener Bill, and thanks for keeping us in the loop. Sounds like a scam all the way. Being new to the fgrv site, I had no idea this was a common occurance. Duh!
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Bill,
If you're enjoying the exchange, check out 419 Eater a site where the authors bait the scammers. Lots of fun.
Welcome to the 419 Eater

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Old 05-19-2016, 03:35 PM   #14
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Bill,
If you're enjoying the exchange, check out 419 Eater a site where the authors bait the scammers. Lots of fun.
Welcome to the 419 Eater

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Glenn, thanks for the link. I'm afraid that I have a very short attention span, and so I am already bored messing with this scammer!

Gordon2, thanks for the information on the shipping. i had been wondering just how the scam would work with free shipping and COD payment. Now I know!

Oh yes, the scammer has now changed the price from $2,000 to $2,004 on the OKC craigslist! Better to identify where in the US inquires are coming from, I'd guess.

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