I’m selling a few things on usedpei.com (part of UsedEverywhere.com). I get emails from ALL kinds of people with all kinds of grammar, spelling, sentence structure and lack of. From one word emails like ‘pics?’ to the long life story emails.
This past week though I got a real curious email. Two in fact, one for an organ we have for sale and the other for my bolens tractor. The emails look a tiny bit suspicious, but not like a bot or something, so I answered, told them the asking price (even though its in the ad). Even sent my address (which is common with used PEI, people want to come look at the thing before they buy it. No I didn’t tell them my bank number or something like that, I’m keenly aware of security type answers they might be looking for like date of birth, middle name or whatever). It all looked legit, but the guy didn’t respond in a normal manner. When I requested more info because I was getting suspicious, he finally said he’s from Alberta. The suspicion came in when he said he would take the organ, and the other one straight up, and would send me a money order and send a company out to get it. Who does that? but then, its a cool antique organ, maybe there IS a rich old person looking for a unique piece of furniture. It was mostly plausible.
Here is the original email (read from bottom to top):
On 2012-06-07, at 9:58 AM, Ledford David wrote:
Thanks for the fast response to my inquiry,i’m serious about the
purchase of it and i’m ready to issue fast payment for it, i’m okay
selling price oof it and i don’t want you to bother yourself
about the shipping, i have a shipping company that will be handling
the shipment down to my residence as soon as the payment has been
made.Your payment will be made via Certified Money Order Drawn from my
bank account over here in Canada ,which will contain both the asking
price and the shipping charges which you will via the shipping
company, No shipping arrangement will be made until the money is fully
cleared and cashed by you at your bank,then you will be sure of
payment.So i will need your Full payment and mailing information in
order to get the Money Order mailed to you, such as
As soon as this is received the money order will be mailed out to you
with no further delay and the purchase can be completed.
I await your email,
The images show most of its condition. Its playable, it is old too.
On 2012-06-06, at 3:41 PM, Ledford David wrote:Good day to you and thanks for your fast response,i am interested in
buying it from you,also i will like to know the current condition of
it,also How much are you willing to sell it,i will be expecting your
fast response so that i can schedule arrangement for time to come and
observe and also arrange payment for it
I hope to hear from you soon
On 6/5/12, Micah Gallant <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
yes, its available. let me know if you’d like to see it.
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On 2012-06-05, at 12:58 PM, UsedEverywhere.com wrote:
email@example.com says: Good day to You,Do you still have it for sell
Hello,Thanks for the swift response. Your asking price sounds good to me. Presently, am out of town on a business trip. Payment will be made via Money Order or Canadian Certified Check, pick up will commence by my shipping agent once payment is received by you and cleared at your bank. Email back the requested details for payment to be sent out asap:FULL NAME:FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:CITY,PROVINCE AND POSTAL CODE:TEL.PHONE NUMBER:AGREED PRICE:The payment will be mailed out asap and will arrive within 3-5 business days at your mail box. I will keep you posted once payment is sent out while date and time of pick up will be arrange between you and my shipper once payment is received and cleared at your bank. Thank you.Stella.
> firstname.lastname@example.org says:
> please is advert still available if still kindly email me your asking price thanks.
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