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Old 03-20-2012, 09:13 PM   #365
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Check out the general forum Kevin. I went Sticky this time ;-( I got to fustrated waiting for my dream camper.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:17 AM   #366
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It was a scam--to collect my cellphone # and now I'm getting spam text and spam calls at all hours offering me a loan. Sad thing is this was also on the casita forum as well as craigslist, and what are you going to do? People ask for your # and you give it assuming they'll call. Now I have to figure out how to block my cellphone spam texts.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #367
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I have been trying to sell stuff on Craigslist recently, to save for a Fg... ALL except 1 response has been spam.. I get texts constantly about winning a walmart gift card too..

It's too bad really, Craigslist Has gone downhill
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #368
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10-12-12 ad on tulsa craigslist for a 2005 Casita $3900 is a scam, the would not tell me where it was located or anything substantive about it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #369
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Question Scamp Camping Travel Trailer "00 2500.00 (Buda)

I don't know if this is one- but worried about it! Maybe you guys have some insight. Here is the response from an email.

"No problem, I'll explain the process myself and sorry I used acronyms, I should have specify the whole service name from my first email. Their website is addeco-transactions . com, they are a consignment service that sells items online for a fee. The process shouldn't be a hassle at all; it's a fairly simple process: you leave an item you want to sell in their possession or have them pick it up from your home and they will handle the payment, shipping and handling for you, all the seller needs to do is find a buyer. At this point, they have the trailer in their possession, so considering you would like to buy it, the process is very simple. You need to register on their website, they will contact me to confirm that you are the buyer and if everything checks out, they will send you an invoice with the payment and transaction details. You send the payment to them by following the invoice instructions and they will start the shipping. At the point where you receive the trailer, a 10 day money back guarantee starts which allows you to inspect and approve it, or you can have it returned with no questions asked if it`s not as described in the original ad or in my emails. So if you decide to keep it, they will pay me, if you decide to return it they will give you a full refund immediately.

The registration is free and they will not ask for any personal information such as credit cards details or anything like that, they need only your information as a buyer so they can issue an invoice. At the time of the registration you can also specify a preferred shipping date, you can request a bill of sale if it serves you any good, etc.

The shipping process will take between 3 and 5 working days and it`s free for buyers, actually the whole process is free for you, they deduct the shipping and handling fees from their commission and if you decide to return the item they will charge me because they will consider that I failed to specify certain details about the trailer and I haven`t described it correctly. So at one point they will have the payment and the item and will make the exchange, sort of like an escrow service.

Hopefully I explained everything, if you have questions please ask. You can also take a look on their How it Works page or on the Frequently asked questions page where you can find some answers. Sorry for the long email and I hope this doesn't look complicated because it really isn't, it's a simple five step process. I hope I explained it well and if you have other questions, please ask.

Thanks"

It's about an hour drive, so I'm going to ask to go see it. Flagged on Craigslist. If real-seems it would have sold first call. Or it's gutted?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #370
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Yes, Stacy sounds like a total scam. If they start to have a long complicated story, mention paying ahead and shipping services presume it is a scam and run away from it!
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:55 PM   #371
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Nice little Airstream that is super cheap. Good pictures and nice description. It has been flagged as a scam the minute it went up. Doesn't take a whole lot of smarts to figure out you can't get something for nothing--but they still persist.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #372
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Incredible-
And I mean that in the "not credible" sense of the word!

This thread began in 2006- surely we're not still talking about the same "scam"???? What possible use can there be in keeping the same thread open, presumably just piling on new/different scams?????

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Folks might be better served if threads like this were closed once the trailer/scam/bad guy in the original post/question disappeared!

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:06 AM   #373
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It doesn't take much to figure out if they are a scam or not. On Craigslist, we should delete anything that looks suspicious immediately.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #374
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Incredible-
And I mean that in the "not credible" sense of the word!

This thread began in 2006- surely we're not still talking about the same "scam"???? What possible use can there be in keeping the same thread open, presumably just piling on new/different scams?????

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Folks might be better served if threads like this were closed once the trailer/scam/bad guy in the original post/question disappeared!

Francesca, mystified.


It might be boreing for those of us who have been around for awhile (we all have a choice not to read this topic.) But I think it's a wonderful topic to keep for newbies. They can read and learn. It's unfortunate that this type of thing occurs but I think it needs to be a topic available at all times.



Frankly, I haven't even seen this thread in years, but posting to it brought it up. Again, we have a choice to read or not!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:09 AM   #375
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You are right, Robin. I am new to all this RV stuff and it was quite enlightening to read the scammers' messages and say "that's too good to be true." Makes me realize that there are some pretty bad people out there who prey on all of us.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:24 AM   #376
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Pat, as you know not every seller is bad. But not every seller is good either. That is why I think a post like this will help members who are new to the search process, find the perfect trailer for them without being taken for a ride. It's hard enough to find a glass/egg in the used market without scammer's adding to the frustration.

Unfortunately the scammer's are now getting into vintage/retro scams as well. Of course it can be a problem with anything being sold on the web. But they tend to prey on items that are popular.


Good Luck in your search and welcome to fiberglass!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:35 AM   #377
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Folks might be better served if threads like this were closed once the trailer/scam/bad guy in the original post/question disappeared!

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I guess you didn't notice the title of the thread... it's PLURAL

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:18 PM   #378
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I guess you didn't notice the title of the thread... it's PLURAL

Fiberglass Trailer Scams
Not to mention PERPETUAL....I guess it's not meant to be an early-warning for current threats.

It does make an interesting "How-to" read, though

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