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Posted on Craigslist-- scam story

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MikeHustle, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. MikeHustle

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  2. hateandbreak

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    Dayum! That guy was slick! But i hope they catch him ;) and yes the whole taking pictures Will add more confidence and will tell you if they are legit or not.
     
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    Very interesting.
    I just bought a computer from CL and insisted on seeing it work properly before purchase. He didn't want me to see where he lived. Ok, I can understand. So we met in a shopping center and found an electrical outlet, everything worked fine.
    I think it's normal to want to see things work before you buy. Especially when you're buying from CL. Your mistake was letting him out of your sight. I wonder why you didn't go back there with him.
     
  4. MikeHustle

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    Stop saying "you". THIS DID NOT HAPPEN TO ME-- There's no way I would meet someone at the "Mall Westend" in Atlanta to sell a computer, and I wouldn't let someone take the computer out of my sight. This probably happen to some white kid or someone new to Atlanta.
     
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    You never indicated that it wasn't you in the story.

     
  6. Fireboltgirl

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    No, THIS^^ is what he said. Makes it sound safer to hand something over for a moment if a member of the family owns the store. It can happen to any of us.

    Sorry to hear of your troubles. Hope you didn't loose much in value.:(

    The Starbucks - Are they all cam'ed?
     
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    sorry to hear that man. next time always be with your merchandisse.
     
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    MikeHustle did say "I found this story" which would indicate that it didn't happen to him, really. :p Sucks though, hope that person finds them.
     
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    Such an insuffecient way of income/assets.
     
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    It's kinda funny that everyone thinks this actually happened to the OP

    :proud:
     
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    damn bad luck for sure. I have had people come to my house to buy off off CL and have been to other peoples houses too. So far all it's working.

    Good reminder though
     
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    Goes to show how many people aren't really paying attention.
     
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    amazing
     
  14. angelas111

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    i go to peoples' houses and let them come to mine all the time for deals on cl. but my little friend accompanies me and fits nicely between the twins...............
     
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    Assumptions like that happen here fairly often. :cool:
     
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    Well i also had this type of situation still hurts. Hope he could find out the thief.
     
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    yikes! SUcks for that guy. Im from atl too. :p
     
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    somethings are just better off selling on ebay.... u only sell ur shady stuff no questions ask stuff on CL.....
     
  19. MikeHustle

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    I had a lady show up alone at 11pm at night to pickup an elliptical trainer that I had posted for sale on CL. People like her end up getting killed. Most CL victims are responsible for their bad fortune. I still don't understand why the guy would let the thief walk away with his computer.... Reminds me of all the out of state college kids that get robbed around GA Tech, and in the intown gentrified neighborhoods.

    I would post another laptop ad and hope that he responds, and get my revenge or call the cops.
     
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    Funny story