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    BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    I just saw an ad on my local craigslist that looked like it had to be a joke at the price, so i googled the email address shown "lorijones788@gmail.com". Some variation of the same ad is listed in local craigslist ads all over the country, and the email address is listed as belonging to scam on scambuster sites. Do not reply to anything listed by lorijones788@gmail.com . i am going to play with the scammer with one of my disposable email addresses and see what he says.

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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    Quote Originally Posted by yesindeed View Post
    ... i am going to play with the scammer with one of my disposable email addresses and see what he says...
    Hope you have a disposable address like PsychoticScammerKiller@xxx.com
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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    the battery park address would be enough to warn me off. no welder can afford to live there
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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    If you see a bobcat, trailblazer or ranger on CL for $1500 with a direct email address with a google Mail tag, I can bet you my right hand it's a scam.

    It's always the same story. The welder is either in escrow, at a shipping company, or in another state, but is ready to be shipped to you for free. As soon as you start asking too many questions, or corner the seller about inspecting it, they'll just stop responding. They like to use the dead relative story a lot, or the "my dad moved overseas and left it here" ruse. The soldier serving overseas is a popular line too.

    They're all the same tho. Send money via PayPal or western union and the welder will be shipped to you for free, and you can even return it for a full refund if you don't like it!

    They must work or they wouldn't be doing it.

    IMHO of course

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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    I just got a welder off her.

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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    Whenever I see the add I hit prohibited 2-3 times

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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    Contract Me??? Something tells me English isn't their first language.
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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    That's because the scammer is always offshore and is immune to US prosecution.
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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    Saw it on a few Minnesota Craig's list also
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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    well ... at least i know a family members' email address got hacked ...
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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    It's in the East Texas craigslist too.
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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    They are on just about every tx and Oklahoma CL site daily. I flag each one and move on. Today they posted it once an hour for a few hours straight.

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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    Quote Originally Posted by mikecwik View Post
    I just got a welder off her.
    You might have gotten something off her but it isn't a welder.
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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    Its on Little Rock, Arkansas CL too, lol. She has her # posted as contact instead of email.

    https://littlerock.craigslist.org/fod/5499614533.html

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    Re: BEWARE of fake craigslist ad for Lincoln Welder

    Considering its been advertised locally all over the country, it must have very high mileage by now.
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