Craigslist scam

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Re: Madison man loses $700 in craigslist scam

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:35 pm

Beaver wrote:Will also trade for something of greater value.


Wow, what a great deal. I don't think you're actually supposed to say that in the ad.

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Re: Madison man loses $700 in craigslist scam

Postby Marvell » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:23 pm

I wasn't aware that Levi Johnston had moved to Madison.

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Re: Madison man loses $700 in craigslist scam

Postby Remember_Me » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:29 pm

Interesting way this couple is using the Craigslist:

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Re: Madison man loses $700 in craigslist scam

Postby Beaver » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:45 am

Another example of a CL scam:

http://madison.craigslist.org/ele/1987416131.html

But I wonder why the buyer asked for just a receipt rather than a refund when he returned the broken PC. And I would think the buyer could contact the local police about this seller.

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Re: Madison man loses $700 in craigslist scam

Postby ToxicNed » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:15 am

I love how there's three different laptops shown in the images on that ad too. A Dell, an HP, and an IBM ThinkPad.

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Re: Madison man loses $700 in craigslist scam

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:50 am

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/c ... 03286.html

Some people shouldn't be allowed to operate computers.

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Re: Madison man loses $700 in craigslist scam

Postby donges » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:49 pm

fisticuffs wrote:http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/crime_and_courts/article_49ea73d2-d79a-11df-b035-001cc4c03286.html

Some people shouldn't be allowed to operate computers.

Or even just sell things.

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Re: Madison man loses $700 in craigslist scam

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:03 pm

True. This person is a sucker no matter what the technology I suppose.

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Re: Madison man loses $700 in craigslist scam

Postby green union terrace chair » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:41 pm

How about these jokers?
http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/re ... 002e0.html
Campos said police told him about another recent case on Madison’s East Side in which a couple from out of town answered a pirated ad and sent $1,300 to the scammer before rolling up to the house with all their stuff in a U-Haul, only to find it wasn’t a rental.

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Re: Madison man loses $700 in craigslist scam

Postby Beaver » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:59 am

fisticuffs wrote:True. This person is a sucker no matter what the technology I suppose.

But it is the technology that allows CL scammers to do this. It can be faceless, nameless, done over a long distance, and the scammer can be difficult to trace.

Meanwhile, the CL murder count has risen to four victims:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101018/ap_ ... NldGlubnk-
Trial set in NY radio newsman's stabbing death
NEW YORK – A teenager accused of killing a radio newsman he met through a Craigslist sex advertisement was set to stand trial Monday on murder and weapons charges.

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Re: Craigslist scam

Postby Beaver » Fri May 20, 2016 10:24 am

Craigslist scammer swindles family out of $3,200, potential rental home
http://www.channel3000.com/news/PD-Crai ... e/39631908

"The 25-year-old man moving into the home told police he used Craigslist to find the property, and that a man named James showed it to him, according to a release. The 25-year-old gave James $3,200, which was supposed to be for the first month’s rent plus a security deposit, police said. James and the renter reportedly agreed to meet back at the property in a few hours, which is when James was supposed to hand over the keys. The 25-year-old said James never showed up..."

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Re: Craigslist scam

Postby Beaver » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:14 pm

Man sued for $30K over $40 printer he sold on Craigslist
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nat ... /85478168/

"Selling a used, black-and-white printer through Craigslist seemed simple and straightforward to Doug Costello. It wasn't. What the 66-year-old Massachusetts man didn't know then is that he would spend the next 6 ½ years embroiled in a complicated and confusing legal dispute in Indiana over that printer, which, according to its buyer, was broken. He would find himself liable for about $30,000 in damages. He would pay a lawyer at least $12,000 in his battle to escape the legal mess. And it all started with a piece of hardware he sold online for about $40 in 2009. With shipping and other costs, the total was less than $75, according to court records...

Finally, in March 2015 — six years after Costello sold the printer — Special Judge J. Jeffrey Edens issued a ruling. He awarded Zavodnik a judgment of $30,044.07 for breach of contract. Edens acknowledged the amount is "seemingly high" and the judgment "may seem extreme for the breach of contract for the purchase of a printer." But he wrote that he's constrained by how the Supreme Court had previously interpreted a state trial rule, called Rule 36, which sets the 30-day deadline for responding to requests for admissions...

Costello, who owns a forensic accounting business, appealed the ruling. On March 23, the appeals court issued a sharply worded 13-page opinion in his favor. The $30,000 in damages "had no basis in reality," Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik wrote. Zavodnik misused the Indiana trial rule, which was meant to more quickly and efficiently reach a resolution, Vaidik wrote. "He did not send requests claiming $30,000 and $300,000 and $600,000 in damages because he believes those figures are legally justified and thought Costello might agree," Vaidik wrote. "He sent them because he hoped Costello would not respond, rendering the matters admitted..." "Zavodnik used the rule as a way to avoid such a resolution," Vaidik wrote. Costello was on a business trip in Ontario, Canada, when his attorney called him to tell him the news. He said he almost broke down while sitting at a diner."


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