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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 07:28 AM
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I saw this same add when I was looking for a sportsman, I told her I would come pick the machine up in person and she made up several excuses why I couldn't. Sad to say I have a friend who fell for somthing like this years ago.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 09:19 AM
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The ones I like to mess with are the ones that run an ad here in Dallas showing a range of snow capped mountains in the distance and a nice Polaris with snow plow. Uh huh right...

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My co-worker got scammed for 20 grand, she was buying a motorhome from a guy in Alaska, he was to drive it down to her. No show, after she sent him the money.

She is dummer than a bag of hammers and lost alot of money. The police said they couldn't do anything for her.

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i had a one of these to , guy was selling an 08 sportsman 800 for dirt cheap made some excuse about being sick and not able to talk on the phone , email only ! he said he owned a moveing company and could deliver it for free ! lol nothing is free !!! suckes cuz i wanted that to be true
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I jerk these fools around as much as I can get away with without giving away my identity. Tell them I want the __ and start asking assinine questions. Can usually string them out for two or three weeks before they give up on me.
I like to e-mail them, to get the BS story, and then spend the next few days spam flooding there e-mail with craigs list scams info!!!

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I have ran across many scams on craigs list. Most of them say they are in the military and have gotten injured. They also indicate they will ship the atv anywhere for free and just need to get your address to get the transaction started.
Really sucks that people are out there doing this.

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I found a 09 RZR with a bunch of extras, 35 hrs on it, and a trailer for $2900.00.....no phone # just email and no location. I just ignored it

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I have been looking on craigs list for a polaris lately, and came across a post that said, 2010 polaris sportsman 850 xp EPS 4WD only 77 miles on it comes with a trailer, and a winch nothing wrong with it excellent condition, like new and he will ship it to me free of charge and pay for insurance. Sounds like a sweet deal doesn't it, well it was a scam and all that, but I forgot to tell you the price.......................$2940!
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Hey guys let me know does this e-mail sound like a scam to you?

"Hello,
The two atv 2006 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 500 4x4 & 2003 SNOPRO TRAILER are
still available. are in great shape, no engine problems, damages or
hidden defects with clear title. I`m a single mother with 2
children... the vehicles belonged to my late husband. I want to sell
this vehicles asap because are useless to me. The price is $2,750 and
it's final. For this price you will receive both atv's 2006 Polaris
and 2003 Snopro Trailer. We will use Google Checkout for our safety
because I moved to my mother with my children in Montana. I will start
a case with Google Checkout with no further obligation or fees from
you. Have a nice day!
P.S : Please reply only If you're a serious buyer... I will give you
more details!!!
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Craigslist here in the Georgia/Carolina area has gotten really bad about scams. My favorite is when they have a picture of the atv in two feet of snow with a plow on the front, yet have it listed as local.
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