The giveaway to the scam is that it the title always starts with the city it is listed in.
I guess they do that so that they can keep track of which ad a person is responding to and then react accordingly. I mean, it would look too fishy to say "Oh, what city did you see that ad in?"
I used to use a reverse tactic similar to this when I was looking for a used car and trying to buy from a private seller. I noticed that sometimes dealers would try to act like they were private sellers, so I started calling and saying "I'm calling about your car for sale
." If they said "Uh...which one?" that usually meant it was a dealer; private sellers would say "Oh, sure, what can I tell you about it."
When I was trailer shopping I ran into one of those scam ads for the smallest Airstream. It was priced at a "too good to be true" price, so I was pretty sure it was a scam, but since I'd never responded to one of those, I gave it a whirl. Sure enough, he was "working on an oil rig but the trailer was with a shipper" etc. etc.
I wonder how many people they "get" with these?