If you see a photo of a Cannon Mark 5 for 1,000... this is a scam. I new it was to good to be true, but I had to see what was going on for a deal like that. The photo on offerup says " (ALL CAPS for the email)." I emailed the dude and he said his son would be selling the camera for his 80th birthday. (Mind you, he was a nice person, who always messaged back quickly). First off, why your son telling me to email you? Anyway, this dude sent a FAKE Cashiers check (which looked real). I asked for $900 for my camera and this dude sent 2,5500.00 saying, I sent you a "little" extra. Then on top of that asked me to let him know that once the "cashiers check" cleared that I needed to take some money out to pay the "movers" who were going to take the camera from me and give to him.
I didn't even take the check to the bank. I searched up the FAKE bank he put on the check and notice it was fake. I emailed him saying, " My bank said this is a fraud check. Why would you do this?" 2 weeks later, still no answer.
A few things I've learned.... DON'T give out your PO box/address to anyone and it's better to purchase IN PERSON. Another thing, if it's to good to be true... then your right! I haven't been scammed for my items or money because I'm always doing my research.
OH YEAH! When I looked for his email in PAYPAL popped up, email changed
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To the new member, I've been in the community since January.
At first nothing was selling and all the alerts seemed to be fake.
When my offers started getting stale I bumped all of them up. Since then my sales have greatly increased, so I guess what I'm trying to say is don't be discouraged and give it time! If you have quality products for sale and represent them honestly they will sell. Also in time the scammers will get tired of you and move on to another " new " member!