You all wouldn't believe the scammers after our trailers...
They are getting more sophisticated and even have good grammar. The latest one asked all the right questions: ball size, tow plug, flaws, upgrades, etc, etc. The wording was a just a hair off, nothing you could put your finger on. He/she wanted to see the trailer soon, but no time this week. Plus asked the price (very visible) and for pictures (link already provided).
Currently in the "no respond" mode, IT will contact me soon, saying so sorry, been out of town, want to buy your trailer, yada yada. AND: offer to send me the notorious check over the amount, I send a refund...
Then I was hooked to reply on an Argosy. The price was listed at $1986, but I thought the seller was listing the year instead of the price.. I contacted IT, asking to see the trailer. Not so fast: A service man in ND ready to deploy to Afghanistan listed the Argosy. Trailer is sealed and ready to ship; he can't leave his unit to show it.... All I have to do is send money to Google Wallet (he conveniently provided the link!) and the trailer will be shipped to me in 3 days. If anything is wrong, I get my $$$ back. Uh Huh.
Old thread, but I had at least one very similar. Photo was of a beat up Airstream. Follow up photos were a pristine, restored Airstream for $6500...only thing was, had to be drop shipped as he was stationed in Alaska. I'm sure that "escrow account" would have been totally legit
There is a Forum called, Scam the Scammer. It is all about the scammers and their tricks. The purpose of the forum is to teach you how to scam them by wasting their time and getting them to mail you 1 of the fake money orders. How to play along and hook me a fish. LOL.
I learned that expensive $2000 and $3000 bicycles are 1 of the scammers favorites. I learned anything you sell in a certain price range like $2000 to $4000 is the scammers favorite. I borrowed online pictures of bicycles and camper trailer listed them all over the USA for sale. I talked to scammers every day they were sending me money orders over night delivery that is $10 out of their picket, LOL.
Money order arrived but I never tell the scammer I let him worry a few days. LOL. Then I tell him I was sick, had to be out of town for funeral, make up all kinds of excuses wife in hospital, etc.
I tell scammer i cash money order tomorrow over and over for 2 weeks if I can drag it out that long. LOL
Finally I claim to cash the money order but been too busy with stuff to get around to sending scammer the money he wants. Drag this out as long as possible maybe another week or 2. LOL.
I have had scammers hanging on for 4 to 6 weeks. LOL
I had about 200 money orders stuck on the wall, value about $600,000. in fake money. LOL
I had a lot of fun scamming the scammers for about a year that was 6 years ago.
Then I took a money order, signed the back, folded it and put it in my pocket. I would drop those money orders on the floor next to the toilet in Walmart so it looked like I lost it while using the toilet. I figured an honest person would take money order to Walmart lost and found but a dishonest person would cash it then get screwed out of $30 or $40 in bad check fees. LOL.
I accidentally on purpose lost all 200 of those fake money orders. LOL We have 6 walmarts in town. I lost several money orders in out of town walmarts on camping trips. LOL
I never had a check returned at lost and found. LOL.
Do you know, if you accidentally leave your laptop on a, park bench, picnic table, in the mall or any public place then return 2 weeks later it will still be there. If you did that in the United States would the laptop still be there?
Last Edit: Sept 26, 2018 18:03:37 GMT -8 by gary350
I like to play them out also. One time I sent a picture of $10k in cash to a scammer. He about came unglued! I also give my name as ‘Frank B Ingram” (FBI) and give them the mailing address for their office as well. Fun times!