View Full Version : Craigslist question

07-06-2007, 01:40 PM
I swear this is a scam, but can't be too sure. I posted an item on craigslist for $200, I purchased it for $275.00. I got a response from someone in Canada offering more than what I paid. I'm sure this is a scam. Anyone have any similar experiences with an out of country buying wanting to purchase something over you asking price?

PS He offered to send a mOney Order but I'm concerning it will somehow affect my bank account should I deposit it.

PSS: It's a piece of exercise equiptment, not a collectible item.

07-06-2007, 03:30 PM
I would say its a scam. I am leary of anything out of the country and craigslist itself says not to trust anyone outside of your city.

07-06-2007, 03:38 PM
Is it possible you were being offered in Canadian currency? That might be why it looks like more than you paid for it.

07-06-2007, 06:23 PM
If someone in Canada wants to purchase ONLY accept the internationa postal money order - then cash it at a post office before you send the item.

07-08-2007, 12:33 PM
Also if they are wanting the difference back, then that is your neon sign that it is a scam! It stinks that we just can't get rid of stuff anymore without being worried of scams. I hope thought that it does work out for you!

07-11-2007, 10:21 PM
It is most definitely a scam. I had a similar thing on Ebay. Buy it now was $400 and he was in the UK. Said he would pay me $600 for the auction, pay with a Western Union money order of $1200 and could I wire the extra money to his shipper (the same day). He said he does a lot of export/importing and wanted to use his shipper to save him money since he had other things to ship. I found this scam ALL over the internet when I researched it. What happens is that the money order is counterfeit. You are responsible for the full face value of the money order plus the "money" that you wired away. It takes the bank about 7 days to clear the check so they will give you the money when you deposit but you will be on the hook when they figure out the check is no good. BEWARE!

07-13-2007, 01:11 AM
It def. sounds like a scam. At the top of the page on craigslist, it mentions money order scams.

07-23-2007, 06:50 PM
It's a scam! I had this happen to me when I was 18 and almost lost $3000. Western union stoped my money and called told me it was a scam, thank god I got my money back.