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Original Post

Does this sound like a scam? Got this in via convo regarding a very pricey item in my shop.

"I saw your posting on online and i will like to tell you that i am interested in buying it from you if its still available for sale. ...
I will be glad if you have a picture to show to me and i will like to let you know that i will be paying you by check and i am going to handle the shipment myself by pick up after i have send you the check and have your money with you, then the shipping company will come and pick up the item from you. Get back to me if you accept paying you by check and if not pls don't bother to email or waste my time... you can contact me on my phone 814-746-4469"

Posted at 7:26 am May 23, 2009 EDT


Hmmm....don't know if it's a scam, but it sounds kinda scary~ And a little rude.

Posted at 7:28 am May 23, 2009 EDT

Definately Spam!!

Posted at 7:29 am May 23, 2009 EDT

Yes this is a scam, don't do it. there was something on this I read just last night. They said the check/money order they send to you is bad and by the time you find that out they already have your item. I will look for it and post here for you.

Posted at 7:31 am May 23, 2009 EDT

pettygirl says

yep. SCAM. You should ignore it, especially if you don't accept checks.

Posted at 7:31 am May 23, 2009 EDT

Yes, I'm almost sure this is a scam. Had a similar request for something I sold on craiglist and I looked it up and it was a scam.

Posted at 7:31 am May 23, 2009 EDT

sounds almost word for word what they had posted that was sent to them.

Posted at 7:31 am May 23, 2009 EDT

Yep sounds like a scam.
They can see the picture already in the listing, so you shouldnt have to send another one, sounds like a scripted letter normally doing the rounds on craigslist.
(Also you shouldnt have posted their phone number in the forums, sorry)

Posted at 7:32 am May 23, 2009 EDT

Here it is, this is what I read yesterday.

Posted at 7:33 am May 23, 2009 EDT

The person joined etsy just yesterday. I think it is also suspicous that they don't mention the product by name at all...just in generic terms as if they are doing a cut and paste of the same letter many times.

Posted at 7:33 am May 23, 2009 EDT

Unfollow username?

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