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Axl752 December 17th, 2016 12:09am

If you were selling a car on Craigslist and recieved a text saying "2005 Hyndai Accent, kindly send an email to asap, hes the one interested". Would you send email or ignore? Just seems weird to me.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/17/16 2:14 pm

I would not be interested in buying a Hyundai. I have standards.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/17/16 2:16 pm

Oh ok I misinterpreted the poll. If I were selling a Hyundai... lol nvm.

But yeah, "serious inquiries only"

F1Dan Parked in your spot
12/17/16 12:10 pm

If you actually want to sell the car, you will reply to it the email.

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F1Dan Parked in your spot
12/17/16 12:12 pm

And, like everyone below said, if it seems like a scam, then cut ties, but you should reply just in case.

BlackC
12/17/16 7:53 am

You can get killed selling on Craigslist - no joke has happened a lot - meet at a well lit police station

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jlong105 Indiana
12/17/16 6:46 am

I tell people how to contact me in the description. Unless they follow those instructions I ignore them.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/16/16 9:34 pm

I sell a lot of stuff on CL, this is likely a scam. Typically someone will scan the ad quickly and ask for an email. It's the start of a wire fraud scam. The giveaways are poor literacy in the text and asking questions that are clearly in the ad. If you respond with an email, then you generally get some goofy story and a full price offer. Payment is with a money order & an intermediary will pick up the car.
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Axl752 NY
12/16/16 9:36 pm

Interesting, thanks squid. Yeah it seems so fishy.

Axl752 NY
12/16/16 9:37 pm

Pun was unintentional.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/16/16 10:05 pm

This is usually where it leads: thegarage.jalopnik.com/please-dont-fall-for-the-craigslist-money-order-scam-1742641006. CL has details on their site as well.

nickcarrion98 NY to FL to NY
12/16/16 7:45 pm

Very weird.... they spelt Hyundai wrong

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Axl752 NY
12/16/16 8:03 pm

Haha that was just me, they spelled it correctly in the actual message

EarlyBird Portland
12/16/16 6:12 pm

Trust your gut. Don't do it.

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voc I am...what I am
12/16/16 5:45 pm

It's a scam. Don't do it

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Axl752 NY
12/16/16 5:47 pm

Yeah that's what I figured

auntiesamm Orange County CA
12/16/16 5:34 pm

Ignore. Sounds childlike.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/16/16 5:14 pm

Ignore. Makes little sense and sounds like composed by a ten year old.

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Axl752 NY
12/16/16 5:15 pm

Yeah. I just sent a text back saying "Tell him to text or call me". Not sure if it's some kind of scam or something.