#1
I posted an ad for giving guitar lessons, and left my e-mail. Three replies (that weren't spam or advertisements) came back from what seems to be 3 different people. All these people seem to have a son, none of these people live in the U.S., and they all claim their son is coming to the town on holiday for what varies between two weeks and a month.

First, this one dude seemed pretty average, so I replied to him. He didn't say until his reply back that he's from outta the states and he's sending his son etc. His reply simply asked how much it'll cost Hasn't asked for address or anything yet.

Second, which came at the same time as the first, is a guy from outta states sending his son too. I replied back, but then his reply back said there's an "associate" who owes him $3000 so he'll instruct the associate to write the check to me. Now he's asking for my address, city, zip, phone, etc. I don't think I'll reply back. Sounds pretty shady to me.

Then today a third lady sent me an e-mail with the same story, just minor differences.

Would you guys reply back to any of these?
#2
Maybe they're all in the same family?

I would say "No, dice, hombre".
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#5
I'd say if you don't feel comfortable with it, don't go with it.

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#7
yeah, those are definitely some scams.
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damn, you caught me
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#10
The second guy will kill you if you give him your address, if it was me i wouldnt go with it. But its up to you matey.
#11
They're gonna end up going in to your house and saying a story like, they've got nowhere to live, they are poor blah blah.
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#12
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#14
I guess those "sons" are princes of nigeria.
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By son I think they mean hitman.
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very shady.
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I guess those "sons" are princes of nigeria.


One of them is still waiting for the plane.

#19
Craigslist and out of the country= SCAM
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#20
Yeah, er...no. Don't respond to them unless you want to get murdered by Bubba.
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They're all scams.
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First rule of Craigslist: don't deal with anyone outside of your local community.

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#23
send them back each others email.. and see what they say.
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#24
I think I'll reply back to the first two just for fun, saying I can't do it because of a family emergency, like someone's dead, and if they question me, I'll go on the whole "How dare you call me a liar when both my parents just died from fire ants!"
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Ask them if they like fishsticks
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#27
Nope. They almost got me with one of those things.
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#28
I bet the first and the third are legit. The majority of the guitar playing population is male. the ones who would want or need lessons are young male. That explains the sons. the reason they don't ask for an address is because they need to make sure you're legit too. They are being cautious. All of them being out of the states is just a coincidence. You posted it online. anyone can find it. The sons could be coming over for any reason, visiting family or whatnot. But that second one, now that is skeevy. You Gonna Get Raped. Don't deal through an associate, and don't deal with checks. Cash is much better, even if it has to be sent through the mail. I'd go with the third one, if you really want to choose one. Scammers tend to be men. If you try one, make sure you get their info too, and good luck.

That Said, I wouldn't go with any of them.
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#30
Well, they are all advanced from the old, 'I'll pay you via bank transfer. Just give me your account number and branch.'
One is odd.
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#31
Give them your neighbors address,

if they are brutally slaughtered, then you shouldn't reply to the other two afterwards.


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#32
Tell them your address is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC 20500.

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#33
Typical craigslist spam.

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