Darren Doyle, story
Scammers are everywhere these days. Whether it's a threatening phone call for you to pay your taxes or to ask for your personal info, or an email requesting your bank account number so a cancer patient can give you a million dollars for helping transfer her money to an American account, new methods for ripping people off are being discovered each day.
One of the most popular places for scammers these days is Craigslist. There, you can easily find an item for sale that's too good to be true, or like in the case of Chalybeate resident Jonathan Hodges, an offer to buy your item immediately if you simply give some personal information.
Hodges recently posted a car for sale on the popular market site and soon received a text message from someone claiming that they wanted to buy the car instantly.
Hodges, who could easily tell this was a scam, decided to have a little fun with the would-be crook instead of just deleting the text. Take a look below at the text messages that were exchanged. Although Hodges' response was intended to be tongue-in-cheek, some would agree that it was good advice:
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