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NTP    Posted 06-19-2017 at 08:43:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Craigslist question
  • I check the Milwaukee Craigslist daily (Farm & Garden) and see tractors and utvs advertised with very unrealistic low prices. They appear every day. What information are they trying to get? I've wondered for years what the catch is, so thought I would ask.

    Roby-ga    Posted 06-19-2017 at 20:34:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I've had great luck selling Vehicles and 4 wheeler's on Craig list. I always include a picture( worth a thousand words)and a description, one owner, garage kept, mileage and anything else I think pertinent to the sale. I have never had a problem and always get my price.

    Larry (TX)    Posted 06-19-2017 at 12:46:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The C's list ad that's most popular with scammers is the one showing a photo of a late model well known brand that's complete with all the bells and whistles and advertised at a ridiculously low price. When one replies to the ad asking questions, the scammer most always has a down on his/her luck tale of some family member passing away and doesn't know what to do with the dead member's new tractor, so it's being sold just to get rid of it. Regardless of which city the ad is placed, the tractor is NEVER located there as it is in storage elsewhere (no, you can't come look it over 'cause it's really not anywhere - it's simply a photo copped off an I-net ad). The scammer will ask the prospective buyer to send a portion of the asking price to an account and as soon as that payment is received, the tractor will be shipped directly to the buyer's address for his inspection and if he likes what he then has in front of him, he can then forward the balance of the payment. The scam of course is that the bad guy now has that partial payment in hand and he disappears altogether - with an ear to ear grin!

    steveVa    Posted 06-19-2017 at 12:06:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • We see those adds here all the time in Va. The tip-off is that they never list a location with the add and the only response is to their direct email. I assume that they are just fishing for email addresses to either hack into or send junk mail to.
    Either way I try to avoid them. They are always a nice car or boat or tractor at an unreal low price. Too good to be true, probably is.

    If the add lists a local place and gives a phone number with a local area code it is probably legit...

    Mower    Posted 06-22-2017 at 17:05:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That's not correct at all. They can also fake a local number, so if you see a local area code/phone number but the ad seems too good to be true, it most likely is too good to be true. Phone numbers can be had through Google voice that can link the number to another completely different phone. So what appears to be a local area code/phone number could easily be thousands of miles away.

    They are not "fishing" for email addresses-those days are long over and nobody really cares about email anymore. They are scamming people-when you reply to the ad or call the number they'll ask for a deposit on the item, and then promise to send it to you for your inspection (which never happens).

    bkrsdoz    Posted 06-19-2017 at 10:39:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • From what I see, there are some good deals on there. That pair of Hat rims would be
    mine if they were closer! I don't see anything phony about the ads on there.
    I have found many things on Craig's List. As long as you are careful with who you are dealing with, you should not have a problem.

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