Madison man loses $700 in 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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