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Yes those are scams and I am not sure if that is what people attempt to do when they reply to the listing on Craigslist and say you need to contact someone else that wants to buy the advertised item at a certain email address but I believe those are never or rarely ever a real buyer so my advice is to ignore any of those responses. That is what I have done and not sure what the intentions of those people are but it is one part of what is driving many people to not use Craigslist anymore, especially since Facebook has sale groups and the marketplace feature. That is what we tend to use for buying or selling anymore without issues so far, however, if you use that it's a good idea to check how long someone either selling or buying has had the profile because fake profiles usually aren't going to be very old or if you can see it (depending on privacy settings) have much for posts, friends, etc.  

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A message appeared on my computer saying I had multiple viruses on my mac and needed to download their program NOW. Of course I didn't but I couldn't get away from them.  Their address is  US.dolor774KV.pw       I rebooted the computer but still couldn't get rid of it.  No matter what I typed it returned back to the fraudster.  So, as a last resort I typed "fcc.gov" and pressed enter.  Amazing that all of the fraudster and their web site VANISHED. 

 

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"...A month ago I got a letter invitng me to  work for an "IBM-USPS" project...".

 

That scam has been around at least 7-8 years. All one has to do is search online to find out if what you suspect is a scam has been reported before.


"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
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A month ago I got a letter invitng me to  work for an "IBM-USPS" project. The come-on was I would get $15 every time I mailed a package into a designated mailbox in my city for this project. Got suspicious when I googled the address of their office which was in Springfield, Virginia business area. IBM had an office there too according to my research.  Letter instructed me to call them at a 1-800 telephone number. I did not call the number because I suspected that their modus operandi was to ask for my SSN and other pertinent info so that they can mail a check when I finished the alleged job they want me to do.  I wondeer if they sent letter to everyone or just to seniors?

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I sign up with Care for some part time work. I get many strange requests from people claiming to be out of town that want to send me a weeks pay advance to watch their children. Yet they haven't even met me. In some of them, they wanted to send me an over paymet that I was to send to some body. It always came by text message. Every time I called the number it wouldn't work. Be careful.

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The other day my cell phone rang and a recorded message came on claiming I can lower my credit card interest rate to 6%. I was suspicious but thought I'd see what it was about. When an Indian accent answered the phone I became increasingly more suspicious. When I asked which credit card is this for, he immediately hung up. He didn't know what credit card I had. He was calling to get one.

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Selling on Craigslist. If you try and sell an item on Craigslist you are likely to get emails or text messages first asking a few simple questions about the item and then claiming they want to buy the item right away but pay with paypal or a cashiers  check because they are out of town or state. These are all scams either they will send a fradulent email claiming that a paypal payment for $400 over your selling price is ready to be claimed just send $400 to release the Paypal payment. (email is not from paypal) or they will send you a cashiers check including an over payment for shipment. They say they will wait on it to be deposited before they ask you to ship them the product. Then they say they changed their mind and will pick the item up and ask you to refund the shipping price. The cashiers check will eventually bounce. Requiring in person pick up and payment in cash will thwart these kinds of scams however they still steal from you by wasting your time..

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Got a phone call from "Unknown Caller" (which is what my caller id showed), the number was 876-788-7915.  Guy identifies himself as Dave Sawyer from Publishers Clearing House; he knows my name and my wife's name and our Zip Code and phone number.  He then proceeds to tell me I've won a 3rd place price in one of their giveaways ($185,000 cash + 2017 Mercedes Benz valued at $125,000).  Then he goes into this rambling spiel about taxes due to the IRS, and they have paid 2% taxes for me and I have 3% taxes I owe, but only 1% has to be paid before the IRS will release authorization to PCH to release my winnings - - so I owe $2,855.15 now.  (They're not very good at math; that's not 1%.)  He then said I should call my wife and tell her the good news; and he will call back in 5 minutes to give me more details.  When he called back, using the same number as before, my caller id showed "Montego Bay, Jamaica".  I did some research online and found this is a scam these people are pulling on older people.  They also have used another Jamaican phone number, 876-472-3689; so if you get a call from either number - - don't give them any personal information about yourself and DON'T send them any money!

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People are signing up to play on Words with Friends and then once you start a game with them they try to chat you up and ask for money.  so sad even fun is not safe 

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I received three calls in the last two days from this number 315-660-6998. It is a recorded message and goes like this( this is officer so in so and you are listed in a lawsuit with the IRS and to call that same number back to prevent this from going to court) and the call ends. You try calling the number back and is been busy. 

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