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Wood_smith

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859 days ago

I got an e-mail yesterday about one of my tablesaw covers, asking if I still had one. I replied yes and received this reply this morning:

“Hello, Thanks for the quick response. Your asking price sounds good to me. Presently,am out of town on a business trip. Payment will be made via Money Order or Canadian Certified Check,pick up will commence by my shipping agent once payment is received by you and cleared at your bank. Email back the requested details for payment to be sent out asap:

FULL NAME:
FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:
CITY,PROVINCE AND POSTAL CODE:
TEL.PHONE NUMBER:
AGREED PRICE:

The payment will be mailed out asap and will arrive within 3-5 business days at your mail box.I will keep you posted once payment is sent out while date and time of pick up will be arrange between you and my shipper once payment is received and cleared at your bank. Thanks very much.

Sam”

Kinda sounds like a bit of a scam to me, and am wondering if any online sellers have seen a message like this. I’m guessing these guys are lazy, so someone may have seen the exact one. I replied, asking what make of tablesaw he has, so we will see what happens.
Thanks

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch, http://www.kerrywoodworking.com


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Bill Davis

226 posts in 2529 days


#1 posted 859 days ago

It is very likely a scam.

Do not pay any of your money in advance!

You must see evidence of his money first.

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thedude50

3507 posts in 1083 days


#2 posted 859 days ago

yes its a scam I got one like that on a craigs list item I told the email i only dealt in cash never heard back

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Jeremy Greiner

568 posts in 1377 days


#3 posted 859 days ago

Walk away,
Usually the money orders or certified checks aren’t signed properly, what happens is many bank tellers miss it, the money gets deposited, then when it’s noticed/reported, the money is removed from your account.

-jeremy

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mtenterprises

816 posts in 1298 days


#4 posted 859 days ago

A guy I know just got one of these on a custom Harley he is selling. I told him to turn around and RUN not walk away from it and never look back. Over the years I have had a few of them, just hit deleat.
MIKE

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WinterSun

163 posts in 1215 days


#5 posted 858 days ago

Scam scam scam. The checks in deals like this are forgeries, but they’re good forgeries. Your bank will fund your account before the check actually clears. You’ll think everything’s good, so you deliver the product. A couple weeks later, the check bounces and your bank deducts the funds from your account, so you’re out the money and the product.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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Wood_smith

251 posts in 1630 days


#6 posted 858 days ago

Thanks folks, I was a little suspicious before, now I am for sure!

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch, http://www.kerrywoodworking.com

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jeepturner

920 posts in 1397 days


#7 posted 858 days ago

I am glad you are sure. That is a scam letter, and every time I put something on CL I get at least one of those if not more.

-- Mel,

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waho6o9

4762 posts in 1182 days


#8 posted 858 days ago

Tell them your in the process of moving, then give them the police department’s email for fraud.

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