Does this sound like a ”scam waiting to happen”, to anyone else ?
I’m selling a jointer on Craigslist , and this woman sent me an email wanting to know if it was still available.
I replied , yes, and then today she sent me this oddball email.
Hasn’t been able to send me her phone number yet , or call me , as she has my phone number already.
Claims to be a Marine with a busy schedule !
Here it is ;
Thanks you for the response according to the description,am okay with
the price and the condition pasted on cl. I am ready to make instant
purchase.My mode of payment would be in CERTIFIED CHECK and i will
arrange for a local pick up as soon as you get the check, because that
is the only inconvenient means for me and due to my work frame i can
not be able to get there and i promise everything will go smoothly.I
really wish to be there to check out the item but i don’t have chance
cause am very busy person (US MARINE).
Concerning the pick up, i will
arrange for it after you receive the payment and it clears… Pls get
back to me with below info so that i can proceed with the payment
immediately if you are selling to me.
Address: Not P.O.BOX
Total amount for the item
Phone Number: That i can send text
And as soon as this is provided, the payment will be overnight to you
and i will let you know when its mailed out. Thanks and i hope we
handle this in good faith while waiting to hear from you. i will add
an additional $30 so that you can hold it for me till the check reach
On 6/6/12, wrote:
> Yes sara , it is. I just got your email now (10:15pm) , but you can call me
> up until 11pm tonight , or anytime after 3pm tomorrow.
> Thank you
>——- Original Message——-
> From: “sara Leigey” <mtmarturkey4>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 11:24:23 AM
> Subject: RIDGID 6”jointer – $350 (westfield)
> CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY—- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
> Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
> Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
> More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams
> It’s still for sale?
-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )