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A scam or I'm paranoid
Nov 19, 2022 18:48:01   #
Rusty Lens
 
I currently have a 400mm lens for sale here on "the hog" as many of you know. I recently also listed it on Facebook. Since the listing on Facebook I have had 3 people say they want to buy the lens, pay me up front my asking price and give me $100 dollars postage to send it to a "friend" in New York. My instinct tells me this smell bad. So far I have refused their overly generous offer. Am I paranoid or not? I was raised to believe that if it sounds too good to be true then it isn't.
One other person wanted to pay up front and have his son pick it up at a later date. He was too busy to come himself. I suggested that he send the money to his son whom I would meet at the local police station to make the exchange. He suddenly disappeared. Perhaps he found a better deal.
Not sure how these work but they sure smell bad to me.

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Nov 19, 2022 19:05:18   #
BebuLamar
 
That is a scam. Offering you $100 postage to send it somewhere is a scam. The other person disappeared because he knew you won't fall for the scam.
Yes I said those are scams and you're not paranoid.

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Nov 19, 2022 19:56:30   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
NOPE, NOPE, NOPE!!!
DON'T do it!
The payment will bounce.

...found a better deal?
No, you mentioned "police".......

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Nov 19, 2022 19:56:51   #
TriX Loc: Raleigh, NC
 
Classic scam. Run rather than walk away from these creeps.

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Nov 19, 2022 21:13:36   #
tramsey Loc: Texas
 
Trust your smeller

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Nov 19, 2022 21:22:49   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
I bought gear by meeting at the PD and sold some the same way. Once in the parking lot with the police cars and their gate guard was watching, and once in the lobby of our local PD. I called them, and they told me to meet inside the lobby and that they did things like that all the time.

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Nov 20, 2022 00:12:36   #
Transbuff1985 Loc: east central Iowa
 
Rusty Lens wrote:
I currently have a 400mm lens for sale here on "the hog" as many of you know. I recently also listed it on Facebook. Since the listing on Facebook I have had 3 people say they want to buy the lens, pay me up front my asking price and give me $100 dollars postage to send it to a "friend" in New York. My instinct tells me this smell bad. So far I have refused their overly generous offer. Am I paranoid or not? I was raised to believe that if it sounds too good to be true then it isn't.
One other person wanted to pay up front and have his son pick it up at a later date. He was too busy to come himself. I suggested that he send the money to his son whom I would meet at the local police station to make the exchange. He suddenly disappeared. Perhaps he found a better deal.
Not sure how these work but they sure smell bad to me.
I currently have a 400mm lens for sale here on &qu... (show quote)


Rusty Trust your GUT - DON'T DO IT!!
Facebook reply is a scam!
My daughter did a sale at police station (COLD CASH) for an IPhone - MONEY WAS CONTERFIET!! Even I seen the bundle it looked real and felt real. Didn't notice till they LEFT.

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Nov 20, 2022 06:35:20   #
tradio Loc: Oxford, Ohio
 
Obvious scam.

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Nov 24, 2022 11:07:39   #
flyboy61 Loc: The Great American Desert
 

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