I am trying to figure out if this email is a scam or not. I posted on craigslist a video camera package that includes lenses and batteries. I was asking $600.00. I also said that I would ship and that I only deal with paypal.
I just dont get a good vibe. What do you guys think? Has anyone seen a scam like this ?
Here is the email he sent back to me.
Thanks for the mail concerning the inquiry mail I sent you. My Name is
Mr John Terry,I am located in Jamestown in NY,I really need to buy
this and send to my cousin outside the state as a X_Mas gift.I have
been trying to buy this on eBay but its so very stressful buying
there.I will offer you $640 so as to close the auction as soon as
possible.I will be paying through PAYPAL but if you don't have a
PayPal account you can set up an account with them just visit
WWW.PayPal.com the process is just 3- 5minutes, .So kindly get back
with your PayPal email address so i can make payment into your PayPal
account,shipment will be handled by me through my personal FedEx
account,so you don't have to pay for shipment.Get back to me if my
approval is granted.I would like to see the pictures please.Regards
Mr John Terry
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How many times do you introduce yourself by stating "Mr" first ??
lol,, I missed that one
Doesn't look legit to me, either.
Tell him to send the money through paypal. If the payment clears, pull the money and ship the thing. The grammar sounds sketchy, but The United States has gotten so dumbed-down, it may just be your average village idiot who's trying to sound intelligent and professional.
And u stated u only deal with paypal yet he tells u how to get one if u don't have one.
yeah . I think i am going to pass
i would say scam considering you said you only deal with paypal and he sent a link to setup paypal and he even offered more than you asked haha and how is ebay stressful? haha
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The number 1 thing to look for in a scam message is if they mention what the product is or not. A regular joe that wants it will send you an email saying, "Do you still have this video camera?" A scammer will make a long paragraph and never once mention what the product is, and substitutes it for "that" "it" "item" so that it's a generic copy and paste message to everyone they send it to.
Even if he is legit, he sounds sketchy enough to me to not bother.
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SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!!!!!!! i post things every week on craigslist! that is a SCAM 100% no gut feeling needed!!
the paypal link he will send you will be completely fake but will look just like a real paypal page.
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the paypal thing was the red flag for me so ya.
good luck finding a legit buyer
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