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Old 08-11-2016, 10:43 PM   #1
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No affiliation. There is a lot of info lacking in the add, but it could be pretty promising with that low of miles for that price. Cool color.
https://denver.craigslist.org/rvs/5712895440.html

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Old 08-11-2016, 10:51 PM   #2
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That looks a lot like this one from OR that has been for sale for $40k+.

Buyer beware.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/152201045814
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:52 PM   #3
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Sadly, it's a scam.

Original ad here:
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:21 AM   #4
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Same van, and it's a scam guaranteed. Several signs but mostly lack of pertinent info, phone number, one pic, etc. etc.

Two running around with the same window layout, same ugly white spare carrier, same hoop steps, same drop sewer arrangement in the back? Not a chance.
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It is a scam - no replies
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:59 AM   #6
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You'll get a reply, in about a day or two. Several of you probably know this but they all work the same and they are creative enough to come up with these scams but they never update/change their tactics hardly at all. Whoever inquires, 2 days later you'll get the same old reply most of us have heard of. Seller overseas (military, missionary, work) and van must be sold quickly and will be delivered to you, etc. etc.

There IS a new one I've seen, though. Within a few minutes of listing something for sale on CL you'll get a text (if you listed your number, which I do because most people are text friendly these days) saying to please email 'my wife' or 'my friend' at ****** email address, then you're dispatched up the scammer's chain of command, apparently, and offered the same old scam as before. I'll give you $300 for your $200 item and I'm paying you via Paypal or Western Union and I need it shipped.....etc. etc.

Don't get sucked in!

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But, what IS the scam?

Do they expect you to ship them the item first?

This has happened to me multiple times and I can't figure out how they end up getting your money.
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I knew it was a scam all along. I was just testing you guys.

On the eBay sale though it looks like a decent van even with the funky layout.
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On the eBay sale though it looks like a decent van even with the funky layout.
Yes, the ebay sale seems legit.. He's already had two auctions but neither got to his reserve... one got over $35k but didn't sell.
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But, what IS the scam?

Do they expect you to ship them the item first?

This has happened to me multiple times and I can't figure out how they end up getting your money.
As I understand it goes to conflict resolution with whomever handles the money (Paypal, Western Union, etc.) and there is a loophole where they win. I don't know completely but I do know a guy who lost thousands on one of these deals early on.

If it sounds too good to be true............
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