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Comment on Buying or Selling? An Investigation into Craigslist Scams by Robert.

Thanks man – My scammers name today boys and girls is Bruce Lambert.

Hi, I am getting back to you regarding the 64GB 3G iPad2 from Craigslist

My name is Bruce and I am now in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The ipad2 is not available anymore.
However, I work for Apple and I have 20 ipads 3. I was offered a discount but only for 20 ipads.
All of them are unlocked and have 64 GB of memory. I want $300 for one.
Let me know if you want one.


At this point, the fact that he said he worked for Apple sent my spidy sense crazy for some reason. My first thought was to verify his employment with Apple. I got nowhere. But when I got this email later in the day I decided to google everything and found your great page!

Hi mate,

It’s for GSM use (AT&T).
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 provided by a company called RapidParcel 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 RapidParcel 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 RapidParcel 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 believe I will suggest that he mails it to someone locally and handle it with cash. I suspect that will be the last I hear from him!

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