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    craigs list posting

    I would like some opinions please. I posted on Craigs list an industrial straight stitch sewing machine for a friend. The price 200 was met and a cashiers check was agreed to. Also that they/he would pick up the machine because we have no way to deliver. two weeks later we get a check from nebraska for 2,500. no phone calls nothing about pickup. the check arrived like an ebay package! Address on the check is a Farm Equiptment Co. I want to call the whole thing void and post it again with alterations!!! This is the first time I've used Craigs list. Opinions Please?
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    Oh all this was done with Email.
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    RUN RUN RUN - this is a SCAM!!!

    I guarantee the check is no good - take it to your bank if you want but do NOT send them any money or give them the machine. This is the most common scam on Craigslist and these scammers will try it even for a $10 item. They are trying to get money from you - DON'T DO IT!!

    If you relist it I would suggest doing without an email contact option. Just a phone number. If you don't want to use your home phone sign up for a Google Voice number, it is anonymous.
    Put in the listing, local pickup and CASH only - no scammers please.

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    Take the check to the sheriff.

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    its a fraud
    Warm Regards,
    Sandra

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    Take everything .. the envelope it came in , any e- mails , the check everything to the local police dept.

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    And do not try to cash or deposit the check. You could end up paying big fines.
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    This is a scam. It is one of the most popular scams on cl.

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    crooks are so sad. i got a call yesterday from a man saying he was authorized by our Energy company here to come and look at my roof for wind damage. Now what would my energy company care about my roof? I called them to let them know this type of thing was happening. sad thing is that our phone number is listed. I used to love being unlisted!

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    Thankyou all! Will take the check to the bank Monday. The Bank has more lawyers than I do. Will call the cops from there. So disappointed. Anyone live near Gretna Va. and want an Industrial straight stitch sewing machine? She only wants 200 for it. Great condition!! will try Craigslist again soon I suppose. I'm sorta spooked now!! Feels like a really close call!!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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