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Yes 3 10.34%
No 25 86.21%
Other (please explain) 1 3.45%
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Old 09-30-2014   #1
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I have my D800E posted on Craigslist.
I get an email from someone who apparently read the listing. I respond and get this reply back.

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Sheldon
... I just finished AIT (Advanced Individual Training), But I'm waiting for deployment. I would appreciate if you can handle the shipment once you confirm payment. You can request money with my email (geoffrey_sheldon@outlook.com) for a PayPal payment. Keep me updated once request is sent.
So I reply back that a PayPal request is not necessary. Just send the funds via paypal and I'll ship when PayPal verifies the payment, and I ask for the shipping address.

I receive a PayPal confirmation email from serrcuedtrransaction@mail2pay.com. Oddly enough, there is no payment reported in my paypal account activity.

I get another email from Mr. Sheldon encouraging me to
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Name - Katrina Akinsanya.Address - #47 College Avenue, Idaw River Layout Enugu, Enugu State, 23442, Nigeria.... get the package in the mail today through United State Postal Service only (USPS Express Mail*3-5days) and keep me posted after shipment.
A second email from PayPal (same email address as before) informs me that
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This transaction involves an International shipping and your payment will
remain in pending status on your account and in our data base till we
receive a copy of the Shipment Receipt/Tracking Number of the package being
paid for.

*Why should I ship first ?*

Safety is our highest priority. This is to prevent the buyer and the seller
against fraudulent activities and also to secure the reputation of our
noble company.

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Zemlin, I would call PayPal and confirm that they have the money from the buyer before I shipped.
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Zemlin, I would call PayPal and confirm that they have the money from the buyer before I shipped.
I left one rather significant detail out of the initial post (which has been edited). Shipping address is to Nigeria - to a different name than the supposed buyer.
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Nope, it is a scam. don't ship it. had someone try that on craigslist on me - on a car. Do a search on craigslist scams and you'll find out about them.
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In my case I reasearched, and then responded with an email I didn't have paypal connected to it. - the paypal 'confirmation' of payment went to that bogus email. even though I didn't have an account. so I knew it was scam.
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I googled mail2pay.com and it's all scam information.
This was intended more as a rhetorical post ... I was VERY skeptical with the first response with the little story and waiting for deployment. I went ahead and replied just to see what their deal is.

I just wonder how many people get into something like this without smelling the scam smeared all over it?
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scam for sure - do NOT ship

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Especially for something as common (as in, not an antique, not a crazy valuable item) as a D800E, I'd apply the usual Craigslist rules: cash only, in person, in public.

People must fall for these scams (or, alternatively, there must be a lot of churn in the scammer world as scammers realize the scams don't work...but sadly, I doubt that's the case).

Good on you for not falling for it!
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I voted "other" because there wasn't an option for, "OH HELL NOOOOO!!!!!"

Total scam for sure.
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Lol Nigeria.


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