Is this a scam?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by utstudent, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. utstudent macrumors newbie

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    Im trying to sell my 11.6 macbook air on craigslist. I got this email that seem suspicious:

    Thanks for your response.I'm okay with the price and the only thing
    left is if its in a good condition because its gonna be presented as a
    gift to a cousin so that's very important to me.If all is in good
    shape then kindly get back to me with your full name and address in
    this manner so that i can go sent out the money to your address ,

    Name
    Address
    City
    State
    Zipcode

    Guess this will help make this transaction move faster cos the payment
    will be sent out to you through The United States Postal Service
    (Express Home Delivery Service) in which payment will get to you as
    soon as its been sent out.So urgent response is needed as its needed
    to be sent out in some days time.One more thing please no scam.

    Thanks
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    I dont know if this is real or not
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It's a scam.

    When using CL, only make deals in person.
     
  3. GGJstudios, Jun 11, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Agreed, never ship anything on CL or accept anything other than cash.
     
  5. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Scam. Don't share information like that. And only do transactions face to face.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    sloppy english in the message is a dead giveaway.

    CL clearly says only deal in person face-to-face.

    These scams are so common that it's hard to believe anyone falls for them.
     
  7. MR1324 macrumors 6502

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    scam. no one writes that much in a response to an ad
     
  8. hsilver macrumors regular

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    Very common scam. 1st telltale sign: Never mentions the item specifically.
     
  9. spillproof macrumors 68020

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  10. macsamillionjoe macrumors newbie

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    Come on now why would you ever ship something on CRAIGSLIST??? Please tell us you didn't ship anything...
     
  11. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    I would buy and ship things on Craigs list, no problem.

    You have to be able to read people. For me it's easy as i'm EXTEMELY SUSPICIOUS AND..... PARANOID!!! :D

    My kind have noooo problem with this......so far ......gulp :confused:

    No seriously, i've bought stuff and had it shipped to me. You talk to the person. Obviously there's some question with this deal so you might want to pass (don't do it).

    There's going to be a risk anyway, but I would say if it feels good the probability that your going to have a problem is low (maybe 10 %, depending on how you much you vet them)
     
  12. drewyboy macrumors 65816

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    It's a scam. I'm trying to sell my macbook 2007 on CL and every other day i get something like this. Out of 12 emails, I've had only 1 that's legit.

    I always follow the rule of local cash sales only. You never hear from those ppl again when you say that.
     
  13. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I buy and sell on Craigslist all the time. There are many scammers on there. One thing I've found is to always delete emails that don't sound right. Also, any real buyer will never - never - be that upfront in giving it up. Real buyers want to know more about what you're selling (photos, info, etc).
     
  14. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    It's incredible how many scammers surf CL. What a shame :/
     
  15. macsamillionjoe macrumors newbie

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    For me( Chicago CL) ~1/2 of the postings about apple products and other high end stuff are automated spam...
     
  16. macjacky11 macrumors member

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    definitely a scam. never trust people like that.
     
  17. fatlardo macrumors 6502

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