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    Selling Camper Scam

    I recently put my travel trailer on the market. Had a text from a buyer that said heíd take it. I asked him if he wanted to see it, he said no and he didnít negotiate. So I blew it off, he text again asked where to send the check. I sent him address of a camp site I use. So the check I can track through usps. I told the buyer that I wasnít releasing title until the check cleared the bank. Which may be three to four weeks. I know this is a scam but what are they trying to get out of this?

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    Any info and money they can, they'll take the money the trailer and your identity if given the opportunity... If the check arrives give it to the police
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    I donít understand how they can get anything out of this. My guess is they want me to cash the check and hand over title before the check actually clears the bank. Itís the only play I see they have. They donít have my info or possession of camper. Just seeing if anyone has been in this exact situation before.

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    He got your phone number, he can sell that on the dark web, , , yes there is such a thing. Scammers call/text thousands of phone numbers, if out of a 100 numbers they get 100 people to bite for however much money, the scammer made his money.

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    Another version of this scam is to send you their cheque for hundreds of $ more, then ask you to send back the overage. Meanwhile, their cheque looks good but they put a "stop payment" on it at the last moment and you are out the amount that you have refunded them !

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    Or maybe its a desperate RVer who loves the model and really really wants it.

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    Ha!! Now that's funny right there!

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    Doesn't matter if you wait 30 days after the check clears.
    Could even be a good account. The scammer declares the check was stolen and not authorized.
    The bank will still have to return the money eventually. You're possibly out a title/trailer or bad check fees at least.

    Best bet is to have him send Walmart gift cards to you

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    Cashier check will solve that problem.
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    I had a trailer on ebay a while back. Somebody with low feedback that never asked a single question bid the last day of the auction. I canceled it out. They bid again. Turned out to be legit. So that might be a possibility.
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