Comment on Buying or Selling? An Investigation into Craigslist Scams by Richard Rose.
Just had the same event happen here in Kansas. The seller on Craiglist was selling a Nikon D300s camera and sent me an email with pictures. “Hi, I am getting back to you regarding the Nikon D300S, from Craigslist
My name is Anna and I am now in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The camera is still available and I hope you are still interested.
I am selling the camera for $400 US. I have attached some pics with it to this email.
About the camera I can say it’s in good shape, as you can see from the pics I’ve sent. It only has 2000 clicks. Included in the $400 price is everything the camera came with when it was new, including the original manuals and 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 camera?
Here is the followup message.
“I have it with me in Vancouver and I won’t come back home so soon.
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
It’s provide by a company called Interparcel and it will help us with
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
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 camera to you, receive
your payment and I will receive the payment for the camera only after
you instruct them to do so.
I will pay the shipping.
Let me know if we can proceed.”
MY reply back was NOT INTERESTED.