Ok, I posted on here that I wanted to buy a 3CCD camcorder in the for sale/trade section here on macrumors. Some guy instant messaged me trying to sell me a GL2. This is how the converstation went: LivinCridazy: Hello Are you there? Wano540: yeah LivinCridazy: are you intrested in buying camera very cheap or a lense for it may i ask Wano540: like a camcorder? LivinCridazy: yes Wano540: what kind???? LivinCridazy: canon gl 2 brand new still in box Wano540: yes!...how much? LivinCridazy: and i have a fisheye lense century optics mark 2 LivinCridazy: how much do you have and where do you live Wano540: is it the .3x one? LivinCridazy: yep Wano540: right now i have$1277.71...hehe LivinCridazy: On your credit card ? Wano540: in my bank LivinCridazy: do you have a debit or credit card ? Wano540: yeah i got a debit card LivinCridazy: with that money on it Wano540: yup Wano540: oh yeah i live in santa fe, nm LivinCridazy: well i want to sell this camera very fast and very cheap cause i got it from my freind and i dont have no clue what to do with it and i know its worth alot of $ but since i dont want nothing at all LivinCridazy: and i need cash very fast for a big bill Wano540: ok Wano540: where do you live? LivinCridazy: would you buy this camera for 800$ howit is in the box brand new LivinCridazy: never opened LivinCridazy: ? Wano540: hell yeah! LivinCridazy: Okay LivinCridazy: and ill pay shipping Wano540: where do you live? LivinCridazy: Ny, Woodhaven Wano540: where is that? LivinCridazy: New york Wano540: oh ok LivinCridazy: why ? Wano540: i have family up there LivinCridazy: cool Wano540: in new york LivinCridazy: are you intrested Wano540: yes i am! LivinCridazy: how would we do the payments Wano540: could my cousin pick it up from you Wano540: ? Wano540: since she is up there and that way he can make sure it works and you will get the money LivinCridazy: no i would want to do it another way LivinCridazy: where does she live may i ask ? Wano540: nyc LivinCridazy: where LivinCridazy: in NYC Wano540: brooklyn..i think...unless she moved LivinCridazy: o Wano540: she was going to school there or something Wano540: but if i cant get her to do it, how would you wanna do it? Wano540: do you wanna send it cod? LivinCridazy: well this was my plan you send the cash through a money wire to me i pick it up and ship it overnight express LivinCridazy: cause money wire is the fastest way LivinCridazy: cause i need cash LivinCridazy: if you agree do it ill throw it that lense thingfor the camera LivinCridazy: free Wano540: the GL2 has a 3.5lcd right? LivinCridazy: yes Wano540: and 1ccd? LivinCridazy: wait LivinCridazy: yea LivinCridazy: Yes it has it Wano540: sounds good man...give me all the info i need LivinCridazy: well its already in a box redy to have a address on it and shipped LivinCridazy: why do you need my info now ? Wano540: but hey....i dont feel secure doing it through moneny wire Wano540: i think if we do cod or some kind of escrow serive i would feel better about it LivinCridazy: dont worry im not a guy that would take your money and run plus you have family here and ill give you my # and everything and all moneywires now have to see your social security for safety reasons so they can track you down and stuff LivinCridazy: and i need cash by tomamrow thats the real reason why LivinCridazy: trsuth me LivinCridazy: trusth * Wano540: sorry man, this is a lot of money for me that i have earned real hard....i am only 17 years old, so I would like my investment to be scure LivinCridazy: dont worry LivinCridazy: i dont have a creditcard or bank account now anyways Wano540: i do worry though.....this is the way i see it. if you really need the money you could wait for it. it's either $800 in a few days or nothing at all Wano540: or hey i'll give you $875 if you want LivinCridazy: then if you want you can send half first and whne you get it send other half ? LivinCridazy: when * Wano540: send me a picture of the camcorder in the box and the lenses LivinCridazy: i dont have that LivinCridazy: i dont have a camera LivinCridazy: digital Wano540: ok well open the gl2 and take a picture with it in the mirror Wano540: and load it up LivinCridazy: i dont have a capture card or anything Wano540: i dont care if it's open as long as you give me some kind of assurance Wano540: all you need is either firewire or usb on your computer LivinCridazy: dont worry you can call me if you want for proof Wano540: what do you mean? LivinCridazy: for proof that im not lieing Wano540: how can you prove it? LivinCridazy: look i need cash so bad ill sell it for 600$ right now LivinCridazy: this isnt no joke or kidish stuff Wano540: send it same day tomorrow using COD Wano540: and you will have the money by tuesday Wano540: i will pay for shipping and cod cost...deal? LivinCridazy: i have no cash to send it LivinCridazy: why not westernunion.com LivinCridazy: fine 500$ westernunion only and its yours i swear to jesus christ Wano540: cause i have read about a lot of scams on ebay where people dont accept anything but money orders and wire transfers LivinCridazy: o well if not your loss im giving you a good deal LivinCridazy: 500$ cause i really need cash soooo bad sir Wano540: i know but i need assurance Wano540: ok, i'll wire the money to my cousing tomorrow and she will meet you and give you the money Wano540: she is a poor college student so i can bribe her money to drive and meet you half ways...deal? LivinCridazy: look dont worry if you were to send the $ now , i can get it in the morning and send the camera with overnight express call you give you the tracking # and thats it LivinCridazy: dude but i dont have time LivinCridazy: not not trying to scam you LivinCridazy: im too old for that Wano540: how far are you away from nyc? LivinCridazy: like 3 hours LivinCridazy: maybe 2 without traffic Wano540: let me call her right now Wano540: hold on LivinCridazy: look right now this is the only way 500$ or half now wire money or no camera cause i need cash by tomamrow morning your opinion right now ? LivinCridazy: yes or no Wano540: ok, she said she will do it....she will even get there by 11:00 tomorrow mornign Wano540: is that ok? Wano540: i'll give you the $800 you asked for before LivinCridazy: yea but i rather do it now through westernunion.com LivinCridazy: and she wouldnt know how to get here LivinCridazy: look either money wire to me or nothing cause i dont have time for no kid stuff your choice tell me Wano540: listen you are the one who's looking really fishy Wano540: if you really need the money you could wait till tomorrow morning LivinCridazy: so forget it Wano540: she will meet up with you guaranteed LivinCridazy: fine then ill meet up LivinCridazy: 5 am Wano540: ok LivinCridazy: in the morning thats the only time Wano540: let me talk to her Wano540: ok buddy done deal Wano540: nice! Wano540: hehe....she is making me give her $120 plus gas money LivinCridazy: Ok have a goodnight Wano540: she said she can even go right now since it's already 12 LivinCridazy: goodnight Wano540: haha....you are a scammer!....goodnight LivinCridazy: No LivinCridazy: i toldd you talk to you tommarow Wano540: i thought you needed the money tomorrow? Wano540: cause my cusin will meet up with you in a few hours LivinCridazy: i know i do but ill wait LivinCridazy: ok good LivinCridazy: sure i know your lieing LivinCridazy: bye So, if this guy or anyone that sounds anything like this contacts you trying to sell something beware cause it may be a scam. Note how I asked him if it had a 3.5"LCD and he answered yes, well it has a 2.5"LCD and also he answered yes to the 1CCD when it really has 3CCDs.