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 Post subject: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 7:16 pm 
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Soooo...I lost something while at a local park. It is a high-value item.
I never use Craigslist but thought I would try. I offered a $100 Reward.

A guy emails me back (thru the CL system) and states he has found this item.
I suggest we meet in the parking lot of a local store.
He emails back that he wants a contact number.
"Ok". I give him my phone #....no call, however. :?
Now he states: "Firstly I want to verify that you are the real owner"?
I replied: "Ok...and how do I do that"?
I am waiting for a response.

What do you guys think of this? Seems ODD to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 7:37 pm 
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Meet in the parking lot of a local store!
$100 cash!

Why don't you get him to confirm that he has your item.

I'd be taking Mr Smith and Mr Wesson with me.
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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 7:40 pm 
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Haha...I am NOT concerned - Smith & Wesson will be with me. :wink:

BTW: Now...I just got another email stating simply: "Hi". WTH?! :?

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 7:49 pm 
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Maybe he thinks that you are offering $100 for services, and that you are looking for a "Joe Buck".
...in a parking lot. lol

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 7:55 pm 
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egg wrote:
Maybe he thinks that you are offering $100 for services, and that
you are looking for a Joe Buck...in a parking lot. lol Greg.

Good Gawd! :roll:
Nooo...I made it quite clear, and included a pic of item.

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 8:09 pm 
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Ask him for a photo of your item, or describe distinguishing marks.

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 8:22 pm 
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If he found it and he's on the up and up you could meet at a local police station. Neither of you has done anything criminal, so there should be no reason not to.

If you offered the $100 reward and he only wants to meet somewhere that he can melt into a crowd or run away in many directions, a shopping centre would be ideal, and you're about to get rolled for $100.

EDIT : I see it was YOU who suggested the shopping centre .... ok ..... I guess so .... I would'na


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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 8:35 pm 
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He wrote: "Firstly I want to verify that you are the real owner"?

What gives here... only the owner of the lost item would have posted an Ad. with an offered reward.

I think that you are being played.
Forget Mr Smith and Mr Wesson, take Mr Franchi SPAS-12
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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Sun 19, 2020 9:25 pm 
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egg wrote:
He wrote: "Firstly I want to verify that you are the real owner"?
What gives here... only the owner of the lost item would have posted an Ad.
with an offered reward.

I think that you are being played.
Forget Mr Smith and Mr Wesson, take Mr Franchi SPAS-12
Greg.

Yeaaah...I think so also. People... :roll:
Welll...I last sent him an email stating "haha...Hi...welll are you going to return my
item to me"? and went and took a shower...No Reply.
Probably a homeless guy. They all have smartphones. :o

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
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RadioNut39 wrote:
"Firstly I want to verify that you are the real owner"?

How about having him verify he's the real finder before you give out any more of your information. A photo of the item would be nice. I'd be careful with this guy. If you guy's meet, he'll know that you've got cash but how do you know that he's legit? It could be a setup. Some of societies lowest scum constantly patrol Craigslist to exploit opportunities.

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Mon 20, 2020 11:50 am 
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There are a lot of "trolls" on Craigslist. People who take some sort of perverse pleasure
in making you jump through hoops and have no intention of buying what you're selling.
I recently put up a car for sale and all I've receive are troll replies so far. One troll asked
if the car was available for a test drive and wanted photos of the interior. If you're going
to test drive a car you can see the interior for yourself! If something doesn't seem right
about a reply, chances are good that it's someone trolling.


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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
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I sometimes buy and sell on Craigs List and agree with the comment about "trolls". Most are harmless and just looking for any kind of human contact, but you never know. If I'm the one with the cash, I will meet at a local police station. I've never had anyone object. Some seemed relieved.

If I'm the seller and a lot of cash is involved, I'll do the exchange in a bank, so the cash can be checked to make sure it doesn't contain any counterfeit bills. I figure anyone who objects, shouldn't be trusted anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
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You sent him a picture of the item? How bout him sending you one to prove he had it. To late he will just send yours back.

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
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arzoo623 wrote:
You sent him a picture of the item? How bout him sending you
one to prove he had it. To late he will just send yours back.

No...I sent a stock photo of same item as mine. But mine has certain identifying
marks. :wink:
Indiana Radios wrote:
RadioNut39 wrote:
"Firstly I want to verify that you
are the real owner"?

How about having him verify he's the real finder before you give out any more of your
information. A photo of the item would be nice. I'd be careful with this guy. If you guy's
meet, he'll know that you've got cash but how do you know that he's legit? It could be
a setup. Some of societies lowest scum constantly patrol Craigslist to exploit opportunities.

Yees..I'm aware of that. I see now that I (softly) fell for the classic con man's technique:
They create anticipation that they may be a way out of your problem. Then string you along...
Yeaaah...Boy...they got nothing better to do...?

SO after I left the email stating:"welll are you going to return my item to me"?
Nothing...nada...zip.

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
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OK, now I am really curious what this "high value" item is ? Is this some sort of item you don't want people to know you have ? Sorry, just following this thread relating to CL is making a good story. At lest just a hint ???
Hope you get it resolved to your satisfaction.

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
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pauls.ironhorse wrote:
OK, now I am really curious what this "high value" item is ?
Is this some sort of item you don't want people to know you have ? Sorry, just
following this thread relating to CL is making a good story. At lest just a hint ???
Hope you get it resolved to your satisfaction.

:lol: Wellll...Paul, I would rather not disclose that at this time. I have good reasons-
but, No..it's not something I don't want people to know I have. :|

When and if it is all resolved, I will let ya'all know. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
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RadioNut39 wrote:
pauls.ironhorse wrote:
OK, now I am really curious what this "high value" item is ?
Is this some sort of item you don't want people to know you have ? Sorry, just
following this thread relating to CL is making a good story. At lest just a hint ???
Hope you get it resolved to your satisfaction.

:lol: Wellll...Paul, I would rather not disclose that at this time. I have good reasons-
but, No..it's not something I don't want people to know I have. :|

When and if it is all resolved, I will let ya'all know. :wink:



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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
PostPosted: Jan Tue 21, 2020 3:48 am 
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or it might have been the "Fishtank TV" edition.

:P

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 Post subject: Re: Craigs List strangeness
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You might try flushing him out by emailing that you are raising the reward, but first have to see a photo of it placed on the hood of his car, to prove he has possession of it.

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