Possible Scammer in Classifieds

Discussion in 'Forum Problems & Issues' started by Alex M, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Alex M

    Alex M Tele-Meister

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    I received the following email from jexbristar@gmail.com, which follows the template of scams we've seen before:



    I am using this medium to notify you of my interest in purchasing your Martin D-28 which i will like to ask some few question

    still available for sale ?
    What is the asking price ?
    What is the condition?
    Has this involved in any damage before?
    do i need to repair?

    I would like to pay using PayPal,After payments has been made i will arrange for pick up of the Martin D-28 as soon as possible,will you let my pick-up agent to come to you house for the pick up? Because i don't want you to worry yourself about the shipment.

    Regards
     
  2. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Poster Extraordinaire

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    Let's see -

    Standard questions that the ad already answers - check
    Wants "agent" to come and collect item - check
    Bad English - check

    Sure, sounds legit enough.


    JUST JOKING!!! Definitely a scammer.
     
  3. Toto'sDad

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    Here's how a real cl responder talks:

    Ya still got the D-28 that's on CL for $1900?

    Is so, will ya take $200, and a line-6 25 watt amp for it?

    How 'bout $225 cash?

    Oh, you'll take $225, then how 'bout $150?

    Any deviation from this should be considered suspect.
     
  4. DrumBob

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    Total scam.
     
  5. Brother Rob

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    Scam.
     
  6. Alex M

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    Yeah, I figured. Thanks for the confirmations :)
     
  7. AllroyPA

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    @gmail ... guilty ... lol
     
  8. bygdaddy

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    yes scammer i recieved the same email on the hagstrom viking that i have in there!
     
  9. dsutton24

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    I would send the following email:

    Dear jexbristar;

    Yes, the guitar is still for sale. I was asking $1800.00 for it, but I'll take $1650.00 for it. It's like new, and it's never had an accident, nor does it need repair. Your agent may pick it up between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm at the following address:

    Alex M. Holder
    Criminal Prosecuter, Fraud Division
    US Federal Courthouse
    Ft. Worth, TX
     
  10. earoach

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    HaHaHahA!
     
  11. Agave_Blue

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    Gee, that makes the first scam look like a pretty good deal.
     
  12. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I got the same message about my Schecter.
     
  13. teleup

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    yeah, be careful
     
  14. Bones

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    Did you contact a mod or admin? that's what I do, via PM and they boot them right away.
     
  15. bigp7099

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    I've always wanted to ask this - what's the actual scam? The money never comes through on paypal? Then don't give up the guitar. "Agent" shows up with a chequee instead? Don't give up the guitar. They want your bank account information? Don't give it up.

    I'm confused. If I got an email like this I would just ignore it because it's obviously fake. But still how are they separating me from my money/property?
     
  16. Bones

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    The trouble starts after you reply to the initial e-mail. there will be some confusion regarding pay-pal, the 'agent" will bring a cashiers check for a greater amount than is due in order to appeal to your greed and compensate you for your troubles and so on and so forth.
     
  17. bigp7099

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    I see - obviously it works, or they wouldn't keep doing it. I would just never reply.
     
  18. SolidSnakeBoss

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    lol:lol:
     
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    For the guys that got this email... Next time contact me immediately with the email address and I can ban the guy before he emails hundreds of people. And don't post the notice in the regular forum where it will be lost in the other 3000 posts we get today. Post in the Forum Problems and Issues forum were I'll see it right away.

    Thanks.
    Ps I moved the post here tonight.
     
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