an Humorous note on Email Scams

 Well I posted my motorbike on Craigslist, and I got this nice email from a chap in Canada:

Hello, I'm James John, I hail from Canada in Ottawa city, I came across your advert and am Highly Interested in purchasing you (motorcycle) which you offer for sale at I Due to the fact that its been a long time have been searching for it, Please Kindly get back to me as soon as possible with the necessary answers to the Question in mind.
Are you the first owner?
The present condition?
Your final asking price?
Why Do You want to sell It? 

And I will also like you to send me Pictures to enable me to view what I intend to purchase and i will like you to know that my form of payment is through a Certified Check or USPS Money Order .. I await your urgent response so that we can Proceed further.


So uh, how many monkeys y'reckon the Great Scam Conspirists keep locked up to come up with these aye?

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it would be hilarious if this guy was on instructables watching us talk about it
DJ Radio8 years ago
I don't see how these guys actually "Scam" you, they probably just fail at reading and want info.
acidbass8 years ago
wow kent i had a guy do the same thing with buying my grandpas car i put on craigslist and this guy who supposedly lives in new york called me the next day and asked about it so i gave him some of the cars details color year(ect) even though there were pics with the post come to find out he had a puerto  rican number and was a drug dealer and my gramps got 6000 bucks for turning him in (he was one of FBIs most wanted)
For what reason did your gramps grass on him to the FB?

i guess he was just fishy i knew that but the fbi was a little by chance i think
Most wanted, but foolishly gives his real name & phone number... criminals these days eh?

no no he gave a fake name but called from his own cell phone
Your grandparent got a call, thought it funny, called the FBI and said "I got a suspicious call from this number, you might want to check him out - he said he was interested in my car." The FBI check their details - go to Puerto Rico and pick the guy up?

no so here is what happened exactly guy calls us with a puerto rican phone number but said to meet him at his house in new york weird he asks for details which are listed on the selling page even more weird so my gramps calls the cops they call the FBI and we are all saved thanks to a 78 YEAR OLD MAN
Oh right - interesting story - "one to tell the grandchildren"!

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