Scam message on my classified ?

Discussion in 'Forum Problems & Issues' started by cbnutt, Oct 18, 2020 at 10:52 AM.

  1. cbnutt

    cbnutt Tele-Afflicted

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    I have a tele listed on here for sale , received this message from a 0 post member i guess i should click the report button ? Does it look fishy , i think so ? >
    1. I came across your ad and I'll like to know the
      following questions regarding the ad.
      Q#1. How long have you owned it?
      Q#2. a) Have you owned it from day one?
      b) If not how many previous owner?
      Q#3. Why are you selling it?
      Q#4. In your opinion, what sort of condition is it?
      Q#5. Any available photo?
      Q#6. How much are you asking for it?
      I'll like to have the response to these question in
      your earliest convenience. Hope to hear from you soon.

      NB...YOUR RESPONSE SHOULD COME DIRECT TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS, BELOW IF READY TO MAKE SALE (smccurry871@gmail.com)
      I came across your ad and I'll like to know the
      following questions regarding the ad.
      Q#1. How long have you owned it?
      Q#2. a) Have you owned it from day one?
      b) If not how many previous owner?
      Q#3. Why are you selling it?
      Q#4. In your opinion, what sort of condition is it?
      Q#5. Any available photo?
      Q#6. How much are you asking for it?
      I'll like to have the response to these question in
      your earliest convenience. Hope to hear from you soon.

      NB...YOUR RESPONSE SHOULD COME DIRECT TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS, BELOW IF READY TO MAKE SALE (smccurry871@gmail.com)

      Aalim111, Yesterday at 5:41 PMReport
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  2. JTM45blues

    JTM45blues Tele-Afflicted

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    Yep got the same thing
     
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  3. wabashslim

    wabashslim Tele-Afflicted

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    It reads like something of Nigerian origin. Report it, although you might miss out on $150 million U.S.
     
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  4. Peegoo

    Peegoo Friend of Leo's

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    Any reply you get that does not specifically mention the item for sale, and contains those sorts of general questions, is almost always from an automated bot that crawls the Web. It's similar to phishing. It's not a scam unless you bite.

    I just toss 'em.
     
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