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Old 09-07-2008, 06:01 PM   #267
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Folks, I have discovered a way to easily check for scammers on craigslist. These scammers copy text & photos from an ebay auction or some other place and use that to place a new craigslist ad. If you choose about 4 fairly unique words from the ad and use google to search, it will very often bring up the original sale and even other craigslist scam ads that are identical to the one in question.

These scam ads will always have a too-good-to-be-true low price, and no local contact info, and when you write them they try and get you to send the money and have the trailer shipped. (yeah, right.)
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:09 PM   #268
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If this one isn't stolen or some such, this is the deal of the century....
Use caution.

This one really looks stinky, but you never know. If someone finds out anything let us know.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:19 PM   #269
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I just wrote them an email, we will see how legit this one is. Thanks Greg!!
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #270
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My eyes are popping like your avatar's.

That is an odd price. Why not $2950?

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Old 09-09-2008, 05:22 PM   #271
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This is a SCAM
It is posted all over the West Coast Craigslist as well as the SW.

Please Disregard this posting!!!!!

If it is too good to be true, it usually is.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:25 PM   #272
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is it just me, or does this look like a 16'?
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:26 PM   #273
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I thought the price was odd too...
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:32 PM   #274
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I thought it was a typo for $12,900 because of the interior height of 6' 13".

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Old 09-09-2008, 05:41 PM   #275
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I already got one email for another casita listing with the "I'm out of the country spill" this week. I don't know if there is any way to find these people, I am guessing Craigslist has no authority to track them down, or even try to stop them?
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:31 PM   #276
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Unhappy

Got the reply I was expecting....

" I will sell at this price because in the past few months
we've tried to develop a family business but unfortunately the things didn't
work the way we've expected and now I really need cash because I am at one
step from losing my market, so I've decided to sell the camper. The camper is
located in New York,NY, at the shipping company ready to
be shipped to your place. We will use a safe payment method because I am
affiliated at Worldwide Shipping
Vehicle Purchase Protection and I have a purchase protection account for
10,000. *The final price that I want for the camper is $2,900 including shipping and handling.
*Please contact me only at e-mail because I will not have a phone number for 2 or 3
weeks.
Thank you,"
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:43 PM   #277
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Yes, I got that reply too.
This is the way the SCAMS work..
Good example for folks on the forum to see firsthand what they do and how they respond when they aren't legit.
I'm going through the listings on Craigs and flagging them now.

I have emailed them back and told them I have a friend in NYC who can go see it immediately and to please email me back with the location to view it. So far --- Silence.....
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:31 AM   #278
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Same scam-ad had filtered over to at least one of the midwest craigslist sites now...

Price has gone up though - it's now $2991.

I wanna know why the west coasters get to be ripped off for less than us flatlanders!

Seriously though - is there something special about these values? They all hover at just under $3000. Does that mark some sort of legal turning point or something?
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:35 AM   #279
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NEVER buy anything unless you see it in person.- NEVER - To many scammers nowadays
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:14 PM   #280
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http://limaohio.craigslist.org/rvs/834962352.html

I think there is a price typo. If not wow, that's cheap.
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