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Old 07-16-2017, 07:41 AM
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So I buy/sell alot on here.

I have a buyer who wants a $10 part from me. He sent me an email (via rctech), NOT a pm.

He has zero history, just joined rctech. says he wants to sent me an extra $50 for holding them item, wants my name, address and phone number so he can send a cashiers check. Sounds fishy right ? thoughts ?
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:47 AM
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That does sound fishy, the extra $50 is definitely odd. I personally don't like giving out my phone number to ANYONE on here. I sell quite a few things as well and even though I take care of my stuff I don't need people calling / texting me asking setup stuff.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:55 AM
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I'd pass and not bother with a response.
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That does sound fishy, the extra $50 is definitely odd. I personally don't like giving out my phone number to ANYONE on here. I sell quite a few things as well and even though I take care of my stuff I don't need people calling / texting me asking setup stuff.
Yeah thats kinda how i feel, and for a $10 item, not worth the worry. At least with a paypal payment you have their money, so you already have a commitment from them.
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Just had the same thing asking to pay me by personal check and he would add extra $50 but needs all my info
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Never give out personal info. He is phishing for it. Paypal is just too easy to setup and send you the 10 bucks. I'd tell him to move along.
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Can we know his r tech name?
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Ok just confirmed it, it's the same guy. Definetly a scammer. His name here is johnwilson12 b ware
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Yes same guy. Mods, can you shut his account down. Thanks.

user: Johnwilson12

Thanks for everyones help...Glad I posted..
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That is a common Craig's list scam over pay ask for difference back and your stuck holding the counterfeit check or money order and he has your item and the over payment or deposit he will ask to be refunded. Run away fast from this one
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Thanks again guys. Trusted my gut to reach out and you guys came thru. Cheers!
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i banned the account he has no post the ip address came back flagged as a possible scam ip address from Frankfurt, Germany
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Originally Posted by Marcos.J View Post
i banned the account he has no post the ip address came back flagged as a possible scam ip address from Frankfurt, Germany
Nice , I hope nobody fell for his scam.
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Originally Posted by peter george View Post
Nice , I hope nobody fell for his scam.
i agree
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Damn he actually came to me with the same thing and I gave him the info but figured if I couldn't cash it then he ain't getting anything but decided to send back a response saying PayPal or no deal. But already gave him info
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