Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetOther - Internet · 9 years ago

does this craigslist reply sound legit?

i put a antique hutch on craigslist for 250 and i got this lady that emailed me back....does this sound legit?

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you

so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed

that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be

delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS), so I'll need you to

provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of

the check...

Name to be on the payment...........

Home address...........



Zip Code..............

Cell phone #................

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your

money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will

be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone

# and will receive your calls via email **

N.B UPS does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.

Happy New Year in Advance !!!

cause i didnt post a picture of it........and idk why someone would want to buy before looking at it?

it sounds fishy to me


i really thought so. thanks.

4 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    100% SCAM

    1 - you NEVER give your home address to anyone on Craigslist for any reason. Do you know how many people have been targeted or home invasion robberies by fake buyers, including one man who was even murdered

    2 - You NEVER accept certified checks or money orders. They will be fake but won't bounce for 3-4 weeks. long after the scammer has picked up your tem

    3 - Notice how the scammer doesn't even say WHAT you are selling - because they send that same email to everyone no matter what they are selling. They don't care what you are selling - they are just trying to rob you

    4 - ONLY a scammer will ask you to withdraw the listing

    Read Craigslist's scam warnings - they cannot be any clearer

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Scam. Never deal with sending money through any type of transfer system on craigslist or any other barter site other than eBay. Also never send these people ANY personal information.

  • 9 years ago

    It's a scam. They didn't even specify what they will be picking up.

    Source(s): Same exact thing happened to me.
  • 9 years ago

    Scam. Stay away.

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