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Old 08-20-2009, 09:13 PM   #71
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LOL So who else's Bambi has an odometer?!?!

By the way, I have heard that even some of the links they post for pictures and so on can be corrupt, so NEVER open any links in their postings!!! I search the entire country for Airstreams every couple days using a specific Craigslist search engine, and whenever I see these bozos, I flag immediately. But everyone keep flagging since it takes multiples to get the ads removed!!!
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:51 PM   #72
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Yep,
flagging. They raised the price on one of the ads.
I played along, but the ebay ad deadended. I also saw not to open their pictures and stuff. Malware or something.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:01 AM   #73
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The truly unfortunate thing is SOMEONE out there will fall for this and/or other scams. Hopefully those looking for A/S will look here first for some very valuable advise.
You forum members are awsume with your advise.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:01 AM   #74
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It's truly sad to see people fall for these.

When I was trying to sell my truck camper, one of these Nigerian kind e-mailed me and wanted to buy it with some sort of check and I'm really not sure how he was planning to scam me. Perhaps he wanted my personal information.

But these guys work the craigslist on both seller and buyer side. I really hope that craigslit would just shut out nigerian IP's from being able to post scam ads.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:51 PM   #75
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Re The Bambi scam

I fell for the Bambi scam on the first hour of looking to find an Airstream. So I gave them my phone number, shipping address, and name. I also opened the photo link they provided. Have I already given them what they wanted? They have not contacted me for 2 days. Is there anything I can do to prevent more damage?
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:29 PM   #76
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The Bambi was for sale out of Akron Ohio yesterday. When I asked if I could come pick it up...it had been moved. Right... So how do you flag such a malicious posting if you come across it on Craigs list or ebay? Thanks for spreading the warning regarding these crooks!

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Old 11-27-2009, 09:01 PM   #77
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Flagging is tracked by IP address, so no matter how many times you flag it, several others with different IP addresses will also have to flag it. Reflagging doesn't do a thing, except make you wonder why it's still there...
For what it's worth, if you connect via modem,you can simply reboot the modem. Each time you do, you get a different IP address.
Just sayin.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:07 PM   #78
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I was on Tempest ( Craigs list search),must have flagged 20 between here and NC.,just have to keep flagging. Dave
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:19 PM   #79
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Flag this posting on Craigslist.

2006 AIRSTREAM TRAILER - $5800



How do you flag it? Click on the spam/overpost button on the ad page.
This ad is running all over the country.
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They are on the Baltimore Craigslist today. This time her husband is promoted to Montana. Luckily the links didn't work and the hair on my neck stood up. I sent her no information.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:03 PM   #81
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Scam Bambi still out there on Craigslist

Here are the messages I got after responding to a Craigslist ad for a 2008 Bambi for $5800:

fromAlison Houston <alisonho@gmx.com>to______@gmail.com
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 11:34 AMsubjectRe: 2008 Bambimailed-bygmx.comImages from this sender are always displayed. Don't display from now on.
hide details 11:34 AM (6 hours ago)

Hello,

First of all i am sorry for the delay in my answer. I have been very busy these days.
Thank you for your interest in purchasing my trailer. The trailer is in perfect condition - like new! If you decide to buy it, you'll receive all the papers, owner manual, keys, a buy-sell contract already signed by me and the clear title. For this transaction I want to use ebay because I want to provide you a fast and very secure way. They will handle the transaction for me. You will make the payment to ebay and they will hold the money until you receive and inspect the trailer. ONLY AFTER you receive the trailer and you inspect it (you have 5 days for inspection) ebay will release the payment to me. The inspection time period will begin as soon as you receive the trailer at your address. Meanwhile eBay will hold the money into a trust account. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the trailer before you decide to buy it. This way we are both protected : i will know that i have a serious buyer who has the money to pay me and you will be able to see and inspect the trailer before buying it .
The trailer is priced to sell quickly and the final price that I'm asking for it is $4,900 including shipping and handling costs. My husband died in Iraq 3 months ago and I along with my daughter decided to sell the house and move to my sister. I can't afford to take days off my work for this sale so i'm trying to sell it online.
If you are really interested in purchasing the trailer please send me your full name, shipping address and your phone number. Ebay will give you all the details regarding the shipping and payment.


I will appreciate an answer as soon as possible.

Regards!


Alison Houston

P.S.: Below you will a full desription and the pictures i have taken for this sale. Please take a closer look before you decide.

Features
Type: Travel trailer
Slide outs: None
Water capacity: 21-30 gallons
Length: 19 feet
Sleeping capacity: 4
Air conditioners: 1
Awnings: 1
Leveling jacks included: Yes

FOR SALE IS A 2008 19 FOOT SAFARI SPECIAL EDITION TRAVEL TRAILER. RUGGED AND READY TO ROLL, AIRSTREAM'S SAFARI LINE OF TRAVEL TRAILERS SUPPLY MAXIIMUM CONVENIENCE, COMFORT AND PRACTICAL LIVING. INCLUDED ARE DEAD BOLT LOCK, MAIN DOOR KEY, BATTERY, FURNACE, ROOF AIR CONDITIONER, WATER PUMP, REFRIGERATOR, RANGE, SUPER JACK 12 VOLT POWER JACK, AND 2 FULL 30 LB. LP GAS TANKS.
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fromAlison Houston <alisonho@gmx.com>to_______@gmail.com
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 4:56 PMsubjectRe: 2008 Bambimailed-bygmx.com

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Thank you for your good thoughts.
The trailer is at eBay's shipping center in Las Vegas, NV and from there it will be shipped to my buyer's address. The trailer was listed for sale in an auction on eBay but I have removed the add because of some 'serious' buyers . They promissed they will buy the trailer from me but they proved not to have the money to pay for it .I have registered the trailer with eBay's Vehicle Protection Program and they work only with das auto shippers, so a local pick-up is not an option.This transaction is covered by ebay's purchase protection program up to $50,000 and if something goes wrong in this transaction you will be fully refunded. In the invoice you will have the details on how to make a refundable payment and shipping back the trailer will be my concern. I strongly assure you it will not be the case for a refund. I have used the eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection in the past and all my transaction ended succesfully. You pay to eBay and they will transfer the funds to me only after you get the trailer.
The financial part of our transaction is going through eBay's Purchase Protection Program and here are the steps:
- I need your full name, shipping address and phone#;
- I will forward this information to eBay's purchase protection department and they will start our transaction;
- eBay sends you the invoice with payment details for our transaction;
- PayPal can't be used in this transaction because it only covers $ 2000. You will receive instructions to pay through another payment system;
- after they secure the payment, they will notify me and I will start shipping. Shipping will take no more than 5 days (2 days to prepare the shipping and 3 days for the shipping depending on your location).
- after you receive the trailer you will have another 5 days to inspect it.
- when the inspection period ends, eBay contacts you and if there are any issues with the trailer, they will fully refund you within 3 business days and the trailer will be shipped back at my expense. If all is good with the trailer, which I'm sure it will be, they will assist you with the title transfer and release the payment to me.
I apologize if it seems like I'm pushing on this deal but I really want to be sure that everything is clarified before any further steps. I'm a serious seller and I prefer to deal with a serious buyer.
If you agree with these terms, please send me your full name, shipping address and phone number, in order to start the transaction!
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:10 AM   #82
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Just viral

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This just will never die..................
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:27 AM   #83
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just google their email address and see how many hits you get on it,i`m sure you will find it posted all over the U S . Dave
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just google their email address and see how many hits you get on it,i`m sure you will find it posted all over the U S .
No, that was the first thing I tried -- no hits at all.
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