Comment on Buying or Selling? An Investigation into Craigslist Scams by Italia.
This person alledgelly called “Jessica Southall” contacted me on craigslist then sent me these emails (it was all a scam, I managed to save mymoney but directed her address to the police):
Hi, I am getting back to you regarding the 64GB 3G iPad2 from Craigslist
My name is Jessica and I am now in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The ipad is still available and I hope you are still interested.
I am selling the ipad for $300 USD. I have attached some pics with it to this email.
About the ipad I can say it’s in perfect shape. Included in the $300 price is everything that came with the ipad as new and also the warranty papers.
I tried to be as thorough as I could with the presentation so you can have all the info if you decide to go ahead and buy it. So what do you think? Do you want my ipad?
I was checking for a way to make the exchange from here to you in the US and I came across this option, which is a very good way to make this exchange.
It’s provide by a company called Interparcel and it will help us with this transaction.
They seem designed specifically for internet transactions, they handle both the payment and delivery part of this transaction. They seem pretty nice and trustworthy and they provide a service that we can use for our exchange.
The link below is from Interparcel website and it explains their procedure. Please check the link and the procedure and let me know if you agree to the terms.
With this procedure Interparcel will deliver the ipad to you, receive your payment and I will receive the payment for the ipad only after you instruct them to do so.
I will pay the shipping.
Let me know if we can proceed.
I will sell you the ipad for $300 with everything it came with it as new + its original box, paperwork and receipt. I will use 2 day delivery and allow you 5 days to inspect it. Shipping is on me. So, do we have a deal? At this point I need your name and address to start the deal.
I sent the ipad earlier today. The clerk from Interparcel said that they will inspect the ipad and then send you the invoice.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book in order to guarantee the delivery of their emails to your inbox.
FYI I have received the invoice from Interparcel, their email transaction confirmation. Have you received it?
Just checking if you made the payment to Interparcel.
First you have to make the payment to them and only then they will deliver the imac to you.
InterParcel will deliver the ipad in 2 days after you make the payment to them.
Please BE CAREFUL!