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#137913 by brian0928 Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:23 pm
How does this scam work exactly?

Hello,
Thanks you for the response, am okay with condition on the Craigslist.
I am ready to make instant purchase. My mode of payment would be in
Certified Check and i will arrange for a local pick up as soon as you
get the payment, . I really wish to be there to check out the item but
due to my work frame i can not be able to get there , am very busy
woman (Nurse) and i don't mind adding an extra $50 dollars for you to
take the advert down from Craigslist, so that i can be rest assured
that am in hand of the it. More so my husband will overnight the
payment and i promise everything will go smoothly, Concerning the
pick up, i will arrange for it after you receive the payment and it
clears... Pls get back to me with below info so that i can proceed
with the payment immediately if you are selling to me.

Name:
Physical Address:
City:
State:
Postal Code:
Phone Number:
Your last price for the item

And as soon as this is provided, the payment will be overnight
tomorrow and i will let you know when its mailed out. Thanks and i
hope we handle this in good faith.Additional $50 will be added so
remove the item from the list.I will happy if you can sell the item for me.
although this is first time in Craigslist, So please be honest to me, thanks
for understanding, looking forward to hear back from..God Bless you

Regards.....
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#137914 by Bryon Williams Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:41 pm
Hello brian0928 and welcome to Scamwarners.

Yes, it is a scam. Its considered an Over Payment Scam. The scammer does not want your " item " he wants your money.

The scammer will ask the Seller to cash a fake Cashiers Check / Money Order that is for more than the price of the 'item'. He will then ask the Seller to send the over payment to his Fake Shipper / Agent by Western Union or Moneygram to pay for the pickup and shipping.

The check / Money Order will be fake it will look real. Do not deposit or cash it.
Even if your bank tells you that the check/Money Order has cleared, it does not mean they will take responsibility for it when it is returned. They are required by law to give you access to money within a few days.

But later, when the check/Money Order goes to a clearance house or the original bank, the check/Money Order will be returned and you will be held responsible.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



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