Do people actually fall for this?

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  1. Radar Foster
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    have a Butler system on Craigslist and I get an inquiry on whether it is still available

    Then I receive this follow up email

    Am tempted to play along to see how real the phony bank check is... lemme guess they'll make the check out for too much and request funds back? IMG_0428.PNG
  2. steve_64
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    They wouldn't keep trying if it didn't work.
  3. Radar Foster
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    True


    It's ridiculous tho, put a little effort into your scam
  4. Jimmy L
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    Just do it!

    Have trust in your fellow man like Stockwell!
  5. Radar Foster
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    Can't see the angle... the check bounces and they instruct to hold item until it clears

    Where's the profit for them ?

    Unless they send too much money and you're stooped enough to send them a refund
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    My step son had a similar situation selling a car on Craigslist. Offered five times what the car was worth.

    He wasted his time messing with them for kicks.
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    Wakefield is a tiny town outside Junction City/Fort Riley area.

    Could be real and he could be away training...we have nothing but good honest people in Kansas. Send the truck, he says his money is good its got to be good. :winky:

    Of course that's a scam number from Colorado area. :smile:

    Tell him once he pays you will hold it for him until he gets back to town in March. Wouldn't want something to happen to it while he is gone. DDDDeal? :biggrin:
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  8. Radar Foster
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    I did that with an IRS scam a year back

    Lasted an hour on the phone

    I could settle an $87k outstanding debt for $5500 worth of money orders mailed from a UPS store with receipts mailed inside

    I was on a long drive to New York and needed the phone company :)
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    Lol

    Stammerer I get

    Soulless POS
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    HEY!
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    I remember Wakefield now. Never so happy to leave a place before. Junction City is a hole. Military,Koreans and those sucking off the military teet.
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    "However, cashier’s checks lately have become an attractive vehicle for fraud when used for payments to consumers. Although, the amount of a cashier’s check quickly becomes "available" for withdrawal by the consumer after the consumer deposits the check, these funds do not belong to the consumer if the check proves to be fraudulent. It may take weeks to discover that a cashier’s check is fraudulent. In the meantime, the consumer may have irrevocably wired the funds to a scam artist or otherwise used the funds—only to find out later, when the fraud is detected—that the consumer owes the bank the full amount of the cashier’s check that had been deposited."


    https://www.occ.gov/news-issuances/consumer-advisories/2007/consumer-advisory-2007-1.html
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    Ya no deAl and dicking with thieves probably not the best thing to do.
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  14. Radar Foster
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    JHC this world sucks

    My truck sale will be cash only
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    I hate all the junk emails, saying you have $5700.00 waiting transfer from square
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    Alibabwa.square123@ans.net

    Or your iPhone has a potential security issue login on this totally bogus landing page to fix it.
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    And that’s how we get naked selfies of the stars!
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    Yeah I sold that thing for a $ :biggrin:
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    A two word answer suffices.
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  19. sOOper hero
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    go for it
    make the address the Atty General's fraud division :winky:

    ..L.T.A.
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    maybe he is "Thailand" and just doesn't want to miss a good deal?-- too early to say-
    but his letter is very similar to request I have made while out of the country.-- when I'm on Vacation I have more time to Plan for my business's future-- maybe he doing same?

    My-- in mean HIS next response should be more revealing-- JK :lol:

    so play along with him-- no risk yet.

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