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notify Craigs list too
It's not Craigslist's fault, it's the people who will steal any way they can. Craigslist isn't like ebay -- you are under no obligations to anyone, even if you change your mind at the last minute and decide not to sell. You can repost it and ignore any future mail/email from that person. You can also meet someone at a neutral place if you don't want someone coming to your home. Oh, and put a picture in your Craigslist ad -- makes all the difference in the world!
– A satisfied Craigslist shopper, lol
Whenever I post anything, it's on a CASH ONLY basis.
To keep those spammers from contacting you, state in the email that a "code word" or phrase has to be entered in the Subject line of the email.
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I love to buy things on Craigs list as there is some neat stuff there, but I was also scammed or attempted to be scammed. I have switched to EBay to sell my stuff. Yeah, you pay a llittle, but it is safer, I think. I have seen people putting their phone numbers in letters like.....123-4567 as one, two, three. I do not know if that protects you or not, but everyone is being scammed I guess. I took my stuff to the bank and they said it was a scam so I emailed the guy back and said it was sold.
The last couple of times I listed on Craigs List, I got an almost immediate reply wanting to buy my machine. Made arrangements to pick-up. Then later in the day, received a "Sob Story" re auto accident and sorry, can't buy right now BUT, if I'm interested, "here is a link" to make money from home. Yeah - right!!! This has happened a couple of times. These scammers are soooo creative.
I once got an $8000 cashier's check for selling something. My husband too it to the bank and it was stolen. I didn't send the item. Always beware on Craigs list!
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Craigslist is famous for scammers. The one here even has a warning about scammers. Anyone that contacts me saying they are going to be mailing a check etc...I just reply back that I only accept "Cash" in hand. My DH sells alot of things on CL and gets scammers all the time. But he even gets them in his emails : ). Someone sent him an email this morning telling him he had won 800,000. they just needed his personal info to process the check!! Luckily he is smart enough to know better.
I asked for info on a car on CL. The seller wanted me to send a check without seeing the car and said he would have it shipped. I insisted I needed to see it and would drive down there, about 400 miles. He had evey excuse in the book and finally wouldn't respond anymore. I kept atempting to contact him just to make him miserable. Hope he didn't find someone to send a check and get screwed.
I agree with Lori S. Run do not walk to the police.Take everything with you.
I agree with the others. I'd also get the police involved. Let us know how this turns out, and good luck selling the machine to a "real " buyer.