Too good to be true? Scam or not? Macbook Pro on Craigslist

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GibsonFirebird, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. GibsonFirebird macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I came accross this ad this morning about a macbook pro :
    http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/sys/1296929636.html

    And I have received these emails :
    He then sent me this few minutes after

    Too good to be true?
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

    geoffreak

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    ALWAYS MEET IN PERSON WHEN DEALING WITH CRAIGSLIST!

    Yay for all caps post.
     
  3. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

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    That screams scam to me. Western Union is a commonly used payment option for scammers. He's using Ebay as placebo to make you feel better, then throwing WU into the mix. Run away.
     
  4. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    Now thats funny..

    These scumbags sure are getting creative...
     
  5. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    I think you only get protection for EBay transactions if you pay with Paypal.
     
  6. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    It´s a scam if he´s asking to be paid through western union and conveniently out of area.
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    No reputable deal involves Western Union.
    Never pay that way.

    If you want to buy from Craigslist, only do it in PERSON, in a public place and don't go alone, and fully test the machine before you buy it, and after you've tested it don't let it out of your sight. Never, never, accept shipping.

    (Edit) just checked and the craigslist post has been removed, a sure sign of scam.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Whenever dealing with craiglist (buying/selling) I only deal with cache. Anything other then that smells of a scam. Especially of the buyer (or seller) is out of town.
     

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