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Possible scammer alert

Messages posted to thread:
WillMac 06-Dec-17
Spider 07-Dec-17
Sawtooth (Original) 07-Dec-17
MStyles 07-Dec-17
Bones44 07-Dec-17
nomo 07-Dec-17
4nolz@work 07-Dec-17
Spider 07-Dec-17
GLF 07-Dec-17
nybubba 07-Dec-17
Elkpacker1 07-Dec-17
rb61 07-Dec-17
From: WillMac
Date: 06-Dec-17

Hi all. Just got an email from some one about a bow I have for sale in the classifieds.

They copied the heading of my classifieds ad (which contains the price in it)and posted into the subject line. The they put this in the body of the email:

"Send me the picture and the asking price"

I replied that I didn't understand and they replied this: "Kindly tell me the price you want to sold Limited edition X-200 from Cabelas"

I revealed the code behind their reply and it showed this:


So the written English was not great and I replied that I had the price in the ad and they had themselves placed in the subject line. Further since the syntax shows a third party email provider, not from a gmail account, I asked them point blank if they were a scammer. I have not heard back from them.

Just be aware.

Be safe all.


From: Spider
Date: 07-Dec-17

The same person contacted me, I told them to beat it. Stinks like a scammer to me.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Dec-17

I looked at the ad. I love that bow. Glad you sniffed out the scam.

From: MStyles
Date: 07-Dec-17

Last week I had two separate people contact me about two different bows, each offering more than the asking price, both wanting to pay with a certified check, and both wanting to send someone to pck up the bow after I cashed the check, at my bank, of course. I responded with; “where are you located?” No response from either one.

From: Bones44
Date: 07-Dec-17


From: nomo
Date: 07-Dec-17

Tenacious lot ain't they? It's just a shame there is not much that can be done to them and they know it. The Gov. won't go after them because they aren't picking/attempting to pick big money's pocket. Just Joe's pocket.

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 07-Dec-17

they got your picture now theyll try to sell it

From: Spider
Date: 07-Dec-17

I probably should have mentioned it's not only on this site also on the bow sight forum as well because that's where they contacted me.

From: GLF
Date: 07-Dec-17

I don't sell often and I'm not that anxious so if there's no history or very little spread out over a long time I don't fool with it ,right or wrong.

From: nybubba
Date: 07-Dec-17

To quote Monty Python, "run away, run away!"

From: Elkpacker1
Date: 07-Dec-17

They are and you wont,Scammers are all over craigslist. Always the same #$$%^. I always replie , you are a #$%^&^ scammer however not ver good at it.

From: rb61
Date: 07-Dec-17

This may not be news but it was to me. I was given a cashier's check - handed to me by the bank clerk- for sale of a vehicle. I deposited it at my bank and was told that it the funds would not be available for approximately a week.

This involved two banks approximately 5 miles from each other- I guess I have been out of touch for some time. Too easy to print forged checks. I can see why PayPal is relatively popular.

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