What do you do when you get email scam?

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What do you do when you get email scam?

Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Email scam happens to just about anyone who's ever used email. I've been using Craigslist to get rid of some old stuff around the apartment. I find that for every ad that I post, I get maybe 4-5 responses, and only one out of those are genuine people interested in my ad. The others are all bots and scammers.

Usually they will ask for your name, address, phone #, or something along those lines so they can get your personal information before claiming to "send you a certified check." What I do is reply to them, copy and paste the same demands for personal information, and say "how about you give me your information first, so I can come to you and we can trade!"

Needless to say, I never get a response

If you've had this happen to you, what do you do?
02/03/2012
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Originally posted by Stinkytofu10
Email scam happens to just about anyone who's ever used email. I've been using Craigslist to get rid of some old stuff around the apartment. I find that for every ad that I post, I get maybe 4-5 responses, and only one out of those are ...
Daily I have emails coming to my alternate email that I use for non-professional things, like gaming etc. So every day I get emails from people posing as an employee lets say for, PS3 network, asking for my password and details. Thankfully, I am smart enough to realize when an email is legit or not. I never open an email until I inspect exactly where the email came from. Even then, I never give out a password or personal info.
02/03/2012
Beck Beck
I had one that was like you have hit the lottery in some country. I wrote them back telling them that...."Shame on them for taking advantage of people. I am more than smart enough to know that I did not play the lottery somewhere else and if I did win I surely wouldn't be contact via email. You should rot for taking advantage of gullible people and I hope one day you get what is coming to you. Now I suggest you stop emailing me before I submit my emails to the FBI." And I have never got one from that company again.
02/03/2012
zwee75 zwee75
I just posted something on CL yesterday and the same thing is happening to me. One genuine interest. The other, I replied to him, he replies "No longer needed. Check out this great money-making opportunity!" Facepalm!
02/03/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I normally just delete them. I had an English teacher in college who used to write back and forth with them and mess with them, but I've never really had the desire to do so myself.
02/03/2012
js250 js250
I delete them. I used to threaten them with FBI, Cops, etc. but that really did no good.
02/03/2012
Rossie Rossie
I delete them right away.
02/03/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Don't give out info and delete it.
02/03/2012
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