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Craigslist Scammers - Texting the scam

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Craigslist Scammers - Texting the scam
« on: March 10, 2013, 09:34:34 AM »
Lately, I have noticed a lot more scams being sent by text message. Do you remember how these scams used to be automated? Well, they're getting a lot better about answering your questions and appearing like a real person. Offering to pay by PayPal even. Hoping that you won't realize that the funds they sent you have a temporary hold and that the payment will never go through.

I just wish I could get a hold of one of the scammers!

Maybe the cops will get smart one of these days and do a sting by putting GPS locators inside of items and follow them to the people running the scam.

Re: Craigslist Scammers - Texting the scam
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 12:13:40 PM »
Craigslist is thick with scammers.  One of the new things I've noticed now is they send you an email wanting you to verify you own the item you are selling......usually misspelled and using something like "esquire" in their name.......lol.

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Re: Craigslist Scammers - Texting the scam
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 01:37:13 PM »
One of these spammers sent me an email, I responded and now they are spamming me daily. I deleted a listing for an item I was selling over a month ago but I still get 2 or 3 emails a day with that item in the subject line. What's even worse is the link to the website they're trying to get me to visit (a dating site I assume based on the message) doesn't even work. I can't block the spam because it's being sent from a different email address and IP every time.  :-[

Re: Craigslist Scammers - Texting the scam
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 08:36:30 AM »
be careful they now text from pay #s , you respond and get charged


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