Fighting middle age, kicking and screaming.......by knitting and spinning!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
My Adventures with Craigslist
Here is one response to one of my Craigslist ads. I am trying to help out Mom with the remaining furniture in her house and I have had some luck so far, but this email just made me laugh. Would anyone really fall for such an obvious scam as this:
"Thanks for the mail , i'm okay with the price , and i am comfortable with the pictures i saw. I will be making the payment via cashier's check,so i will need your full name that will be on the check and your full address with your phone # where you can easily receive the package via courier and i will arrange for the pickup myself. NOTE ....And also the payment i will be sending will be in excess inwhich you will give to the cargo company when they contact you for the pickup.All you need to do is to faithfully deduct your own money as soon as you have the cash athand and send the remaining to the cargo company through WesternUnion Money Transfer for them to come for the pickup.please get back to me if you are okay with this and i will implore you to remove the ads off craigslist because i really want to purchase this asap. Thanks"
Honestly, this is word for word the entire posting....no signature, no identification, no phone number. Where are they writing from? Nigeria?