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  • Author: Shan_xxvii
  • Date: 05.2.2013
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05.2.2013

Craigslist Scam

Reporting a scam from Craigslist that I almost fell victim too... (15' MacBook Pro- 400.00). The seller posts from Canada where she claims she recently moved too. They use a company called ParcelsPlease for shipment, which is supposed to be a 3rd party vendor used to insure that your money is safe from fraudulent schemes through Internet transactions. It's all a HUGE SCAM!! All the emails are canned and the exact same messages are being used. See below: (start at the bottom)

Hey, ParcelsPlease just sent us the invoice.

One more thing, you'll see on the invoice that the price you must pay is $360
That's because the fee for the money transfer to ParcelsPlease is $40
I wasn't aware of this high fee and didn't like it but a deal is a deal.
So you're total will be as we've agreed - $400

Thanks!
On 5/2/2013 12:53 AM, Diane Harvey wrote:
Hi,

I sent it today. ParcelsPlease will verify the package content and then send you the invoice.
Please keep me in touch and I will do the same.

Thanks.

On 4/30/2013 7:03 AM, Shannon Smallman wrote:
Shipping address:

Deleted

~Shan XVII~

On Apr 29, 2013, at 4:33 PM, Diane Harvey wrote:

Yes, I am in Toronto. I'll have to send it from here. I have found a company called Parcels Please that will deliver the Mac to you in the US and allow you to check the Mac before I receive the payment. You will be in control of your money and I will be in control of my Mac.
I will use 5 day delivery and I will take care of the shipping fee.
Please have a look at their procedure and we will go from there.

http://www.toronto-parcelsplease.com/en_language.internet.transactions/third.party.html

Thanks.

On 4/29/2013 12:33 PM, Shannon Smallman wrote:
Hello Diane,

Are you living in Toronto now?? I would very much so like to buy the laptop. Please beg my pardon, I am hesitant about dealing so far away.

~Shan XVII~

On Apr 29, 2013, at 10:13 AM, "Diane Harvey" wrote:

Hi, I am getting back to you regarding the 15" MacBook PRO from Craigslist

My name is Diane and I am now in Toronto.
Please take a look at the pictures attached to this email.
The Mac is in perfect shape.
Everything that came with the Mac is included (warranty as well).
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.
Let me know.

Thanks,
Diane


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State: All USA

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