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Posted: 4/27/2013 4:47:37 AM EDT
I'm selling a mower on Craigslist and I put in my phone # (almost I used I instead of 1 and O instead of 0 hoping to throw off the scammers.

I get a text right away from a number that Google says is a landline nearby so I answer it.

Scammer!  Can't travel the 2 hrs to look at it but wants to send a mover

How did they make this appear to come from a relatively local landline?
Link Posted: 4/27/2013 4:51:10 AM EDT
Spoof Card. Google it.
Link Posted: 4/27/2013 5:01:09 AM EDT
WTF?  I've all but abandoned email because of them and phone/text seemed like a way to weed them out.

Link Posted: 4/27/2013 5:07:09 AM EDT
Thanks to spoof services, I've had my life threatened several times. We get calls from people who say we called them and threaten us with violence or legal action. Filed a police report but they can't do shit about it.
Link Posted: 4/27/2013 5:17:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Seastate:
Spoof Card. Google it.


+1.  Can come up with any number they want

Link Posted: 4/27/2013 5:30:01 AM EDT
How did they send it as a text message?
Link Posted: 4/27/2013 5:32:11 AM EDT



Originally Posted By bassackwards:


How did they send it as a text message?


Anonymous SMS. Google it.

 



There really isn't shit you can do about it, either. Unfortunately.
Link Posted: 4/27/2013 5:38:35 AM EDT
I occasionally see people spell out half their phone numbers on CL.  Does that beat their scam or same result?
Link Posted: 4/27/2013 5:44:40 AM EDT
Click Here

From what I am seeing these spoof cards are meant to be a way of playing a practical joke on someone? Seems like someone has waaaaaayyy too much time on their hands and developed this as a way of playing a prank on someone else. On the other hand they are making $10 a pop on these cards. It will be interesting to see if these spoof cards become regulated in some way, shape, or form.

AKASL

LIVE FREE OR DIE
Link Posted: 4/27/2013 5:44:56 AM EDT
Never add a phone number.  Make them email anonymously through CL with their phone number to set up an appointment.  Easy to weed out the scammers.
Link Posted: 4/27/2013 5:53:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wildearp:
Never add a phone number.  Make them email anonymously through CL with their phone number to set up an appointment.  Easy to weed out the scammers.


I started adding phone # to stop the scam emails.
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