Craigslist Scam - Canon 500mm f4

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So I found a $6,000 Canon 500mm f4 for $2,500 on Craigslist. Obviously a scam. Thought I would string him along.


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Me: Do you still have the lens? I would like to meet and will pay you cash for it.



Scammer: Hello,
Thanks for being interested in buying my Canon EF Lens20. I will start my email by telling you that I'm currently out of the state, so pick up isn't an option. It's in excellent condition and runs perfect .The lens will be delivered at your home address.Total price will be $2,500.The transport company will be FEDEX. The transaction will be made only through eBay because they will handle with all that has to be done ,the shipping , payment and transfer the lens in to your property. Right now I'm located in Danbury for the moment, in New York because my little sister is getting married and i couldn't miss this once in a life time moment. She found her true love over here in Danbury. I have to stay here for at least two weeks. Before I left I found a buyer and I had everything arranged.I payed for the shipping and sent it to him .But yesterday the buyer that I had asked me to wait another 4 weeks because his loan wasn't approved. I can't wait this long as I'm in the NY for 3 days now and i really need the money. A major issue is that if you want to buy my lens you really need to have the money ready for it.

This purchase protection guarantees that the lens is exactly as I described; basically, once delivered, you'll have 10 working days to inspect it at your home and if you decide not to keep it you will get refunded in no time and they will charge me with the return costs.If the lens meets your expectations and you want to keep it you will have to tell them to release me the payment details so I can get paid.If you are interested in this purchase please reply me with your full name and shipping address .After i pass this details to them you will receive an invoice and further instructions as how will you be able to get possession of the lens .

P.S : If you need more details,or pics just ask.

Let me know your thoughts,



Thanks,

Robin

Me: I will be in ny for next 2 weeks so I can meet u and pick it up. Let me know.


Scammer: Hi there,

Here are all easy steps to complete the transaction :



First you will have to send me your full name,address and phone number. I will contact ebay and they will send you the invoice with all the details about payment and insurance .

Regarding the payment, you will receive invoice from ebay ..you will be instructed to deposit the money to an eBay account,You have to pay with cash. They will hold and insure your money until receipt of the lens in excellent condition. That is how their buyer protection policy is working. As far as the seller concerns, I will be glad to know that eBay has the possession of the money during the delivery period. That is my insurance.This is an refundable amount .

In 48 hours you will receive the lens . After you receive the lens you have 5-10 days to test the lens and check the documents.

After max 10 days you will contact the ebay and you can tell them your decision. If you decide to hold the lens, then you will have to authorize ebay to release the funds to me, and the transaction will be completed. If it does not matches 100% to your expectations, you will return it in maximum 10 days since the arrival date. In this case ebay protection program will refund you the full amount in 24 hours and the same delivery courier will pick up the lens and you don´t have to pay the return shipping.I am sure you will love the lens and will not want to return it, but it is good to know that you do have this second option available.

During this transaction , ebay will provide you all the the support you need and you can ask for all the details of this deal.

If you are interested in this purchase let me know .

Me: Why make it so hard...im going to be near danbury ny for next 2 weeks. Can't I just pay you cash plus additional $100 for your trouble?

Scammer: Hi, I want to sell the lens asap. I can`t wait 2 weeks.

Thanks for your time.

Robin

Me: No, I'll there for the next 2 weeks. Flying into NJ on monday and will be around NY for the duration of next 2 weeks.

Scammer: Hi,
Ok, I understand now, I have a lot of work and I can`t meet you and also I paid the shipping fees.

If you want to buy, please provide me the requested details!

Thanks!

gazelle01
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Come on AggieDruggist, can't you see this person is too busy to meet with you to get the money they absolutely need ASAP?!?

good stuff, thanks for sharing.
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I was going to respond back and tell him I would pay the shipping and I can meet him outside of his work...then thought..oh well...why bother.
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If this is by e-mail, why not post the headers?

A couple of years ago, someone interested in buying a dog responded to an ad where the seller claimed to be in Alaska. By checking where the e-mail was really coming from, we found it was coming from Nigeria or one of its neighboring countries in Africa.
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Here's the ad if you want to mess with him.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pho/2045824450.html
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I support this thread. F*** Nigerian scammers.
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You should ask the person if you can get their boss' contact information so that you can contact them to see if they can spare their employee for a minute to run outside and complete the transaction by exchanging the camera lens for monetary compensation.

I would then ask the person if they like their job because they apparently work a lot. Then tell them that you would like to offer them a job that pays more and they dont have to work as hard...however, all applicants for the job are required to have previous experience in sales at a camera store.
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just sent one, if ti goes through I'll post the ensuing convo.
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Awesome!
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Dang it..another scam, I think.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pho/2079489016.html
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I couldn't get through to the last one, I emailed that one to LOL
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quote:
Hello,
The camera is new, under warranty, and the final price is $600
Now I'm in England with job.
I will come back next year. The product is here with me, in England. I don't have who i ship it. My family is here with me.
So this is what i suggest, i think this is the best and safest way for the two of us.
I will ship it to you. I will support all the shipping taxes. Shipping will take usually: 3 days.
Obviously we need a safe way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are after.
I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast!
The solution is provided by a international shipping company DHL.
It is explained step by step below:
- First I will need your shipping information (i.e. name and address).
1. With this info, I will go to a DHL Location send the item to your name and address provided.
2. DHL will inspect the package and all the legal papers.
- As soon as the item is in DHL custody, you will receive a notification from them.
1. After that, you will make the payment for the item.
2. Once the payment was sent, they will deliver the product to your door step, and you will verify that everything is as supposed.
- If by any reason, you will not be satisfied with the package, you will return the product to DHL with no expense!

DHL Express reduces risks associated with Internet transactions by acting as a licensed, trusted, neutral third party for on-line transactions.
The seller leaves the merchandise into DHL Express custody.
The merchandise will remain in DHL Express custody until the buyer provides the payment informations.
Once the funds are verified by DHL, the merchandise will be send to the buyer.
If the buyer will not be satisfied with the merchandise, DHL Express will send the merchandise back to the seller.
Also the payment will be sent back to the buyer.
The seller will receive the payment only if the buyer will contact us and tell us that he will keep the product.

I will be waiting for your email.
Best Regards !


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Where in England are you, I'm headed there Monday and could meet you in a public place in London maybe?
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Ag of 08! LMAO...I got the same response.

So I replied.

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That's great! My brother lives in London and I'm going to see him next week. What's your phone number and address, I can give you a call and we can meet up and I can pick it up. I will pay you $1,000 for it!

Thanks,


BoerneAg11
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Y'all will appreciate this.


http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/
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BoerneAg, thats a great story! I'm extremely fascinated by the last part stating that Jeff was never heard from again. Seriously??? Or is that just dramatic embellishment?
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Jeff was the one who sent the PowerBook correct?.... Sry I read it all from my phone
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First clue is always, always check the way the write.
This guy cannot write English.
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"the way the write"

...so you're from Nigeria too, eh?
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haha, awesome story!
AggieDruggist89
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That is awesome!!
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I love that Powerbook story. That's a classic.
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