Does this sound like a craigslist scam?
I put my truck up on craigslist and got a text asking if it was for sale still. I said yes and he said the following: I am Jim Adam, from San Diego California and would love to come for further face to face inspection at your residence myself, but i am a US army reserves working as a flight doctor under the auspices of the aircraft maintenance here in Rhode Island. I am buying this as a gift for my dad as a surprise gift and i want to ensure its in the condition you described with more pictures and will be sending the money asap. After this i asked how the truck would be picked up and got this. After awhile because he took forever to reply. Due to my present location, my choices are limited and i do not have much access to my phone facilities as i would have called to iron out the issue being that im the busy type. I am an honorable man and you will receive your money cash in hand before this will be picked up. However its free and easy to open up a paypal account. I replied saying i had paypal. He finally replied: Alright... I have my shipping agent who will come for the pickup after the funds have been transfered into your paypal account. Kindly send me your paypal information and your location and address and full name so i can be able to transfer the funds into your paypal. After that i gave him my paypal email, name, and address. I feel like i made a mistake there by doing so i was just excited and caught in the moment. If he actually puts the money into my account, is there anything that he can do that will screw me? What i was going to do is when the money goes into the paypal account i was going to transfer it directly into my savings account at the bank. But i didnt know if he could somehow screw me out of my money and truck through paypal. I have now sent him a message saying no deal unless you send me a certified check or transfer it directly into my bank account. But if he does send the money through paypal anyways what do i do? Im not good at this kind of stuff, im just kinda worried.
Asked By: John - 1/11/2013
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100% scam... More
Answered By: Buffy Staffordshire - 1/11/2013
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SCAM don't waste any further more of your time.
Answered By: Konstantino - 1/11/2013
First of all, he writes English like a Nigerian. That is warning enough... More
Answered By: Seederman - 1/11/2013
Don't take anything but a certified check. Please do not give him your banking information he can steal your identity with it.
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