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Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319359 01/11/20 08:14 AM
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"Cash only, sorry." That should be your reply. Too busy? Why not send a friend with cash? Not legit.


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Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319363 01/11/20 08:19 AM
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Simple solution, only take cash. If he can send you a check, he can wire via Western Union cash (for less than the $100 for your "trouble"), to you for pick up or to the people who are supposedly supposed to come pick up the fridge. Or better yet, he could send you money via PayPal. It costs you nothing to receive the money and PayPal will only transfer money to you when it has received the bona fide funds from the sender/payeees bank. PayPal is essentially a clearinghouse. Preventing fraudulent transactions like the one you're presented with is the very reason PayPal was invented. Because PayPal doesn't pay you until it has received the funds, there is absolutely no way you can be the victim of fraud using their service.

I never ever take a check...

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Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319373 01/11/20 08:34 AM
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No more communication of any sort. Walk away.


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Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319420 01/11/20 09:44 AM
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Advertising anything for sale on the Internet = cash in-person ONLY. I put this in every ad and I ignore anyone attempting to do otherwise.

Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: Kira] #5319915 01/11/20 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Kira
"Pretty sure", ....you think?


Well, he says he works in the mining industry. If you cannot trust a hotshot mining executive, who can you trust?[Linked Image]


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Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319929 01/11/20 04:52 PM
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Another question. Someone just texted me asking if the fridge is still available and wants me to email him a reply.
Two questions
1) Why can he not be satisfied with a text reply "Yes", which is what I did?
2) He could have gone through Kijiji which does not display email addresses.
What is he up to? Or am I being overly suspicious?

Edit The text came from area code 320, which is Minnesota. That makes it doubly suspicious.

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Re: Pretty Sure This Is A Scam [Re: George7941] #5319965 01/11/20 05:16 PM
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Notice he doesn't make any reference to the actual item.

Scam.


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