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Re: Craigslist Scam???

Surely seller has zero proof that the bills in question came from you. Maybe fingerprints or lack thereof ?

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If scam artists all looked like Snidley Whiplash they'd be easy to spot and there'd be no scams.

Tell them you'd like to go with them to the bank that flagged the bill to find out why they flagged it - banks do make mistakes - though they probably passed it on by now.

Get the remaining bills back. Tell them you'll do the deal if you each eat $100 and do the deal at their bank with a cashier's check and don't leave without the signed title.
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Re: Craigslist Scam???

It would be pretty risky for the seller to take real bills from the buyer and willfully bring their counterfeit product to the bank. I suppose it could happen.

However, the assertion that the bank would never give you a counterfeit it just wrong. They get into the money supply for sure. The most common place to pick them up is at the ATM. A teller should notice a bad fake, but they've gotten so good that they get past the Fed now too.


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I would think the secert service would trace the source of bills like bees on honey. Expect a call/visit soon.

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This is probably a scam and I would alert the Secret Service to this and have them do a sting operation where they pose as an unsuspecting buyer and discover the counterfeit operation... chances are they kept your real money and used the counterfeit they produced to the bank... the bank confirms it and you're out $200 dollars... I wonder how many times they have done this... after all they just caught two foreigners today running a $200 million credit card scam... these crooks are out there... beware!
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fake bills are remarkably common in circulation. I got two from an ATM at my local bank. Tried to use one at a grocery store where it was fond with the magic pen. They let me take it to my bank where it was exchanged for a real $100. Happened again and the same result from my bank only I found the second one immediately when it was dispensed from the atm.

Whoever owns the atm sounds like they should reimburse you if you have the receipt and whatnot

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I'm in Real Estate and so I'm on Craigslist all the time. If it smells like a scam it probably is, CL is a scammer's playground. Call a Law Enforcement Agency and ask them to investigate. I would also be weary of the boat, assuming it is a scam, who knows what problems with the boat have been cleverly hidden.

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There are a ton of boats on CL in our area, some are good deals. If I got whiff of a scam I'd walk in a heartbeat. There is no reason to trouble yourself when there are so many options.
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Why don't you call your local field office?

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I'm in Real Estate and so I'm on Craigslist all the time. If it smells like a scam it probably is, CL is a scammer's playground. Call a Law Enforcement Agency and ask them to investigate. I would also be weary of the boat, assuming it is a scam, who knows what problems with the boat have been cleverly hidden.

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