In Reply to: Craigslist question posted by NTP on June 19, 2017 at 08:43:49:
The C's list ad that's most popular with scammers is the one showing a photo of a late model well known brand that's complete with all the bells and whistles and advertised at a ridiculously low price. When one replies to the ad asking questions, the scammer most always has a down on his/her luck tale of some family member passing away and doesn't know what to do with the dead member's new tractor, so it's being sold just to get rid of it. Regardless of which city the ad is placed, the tractor is NEVER located there as it is in storage elsewhere (no, you can't come look it over 'cause it's really not anywhere - it's simply a photo copped off an I-net ad). The scammer will ask the prospective buyer to send a portion of the asking price to an account and as soon as that payment is received, the tractor will be shipped directly to the buyer's address for his inspection and if he likes what he then has in front of him, he can then forward the balance of the payment. The scam of course is that the bad guy now has that partial payment in hand and he disappears altogether - with an ear to ear grin!