June 22, 2012 at 3:47 am #69685tonie-ogimachiParticipant
I also got a response from a scammer last night. Different strategy and name, but definitely fishy.June 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm #69686mike-cParticipant
I got this as well:
Good to have your reply. I am Henry Scott from U.S.A and would have
loved to come and inspect it at your place myself, but I am a marine
engineer and presently off-shore. I am buying this for my father in
United Kingdom and pls just make sure it is in condition described. I
will appreciate more pictures if available and will be sending your
money asap. My shipper will be available to pick this up as soon as
payment is made. Do you have PayPal account? because, I have a PayPal
account that I can easily send money through because, its good for
business payments. Get back to me with your PayPal email address and
name in order for me to have your money sent on time. Confirm sale to
me and remove the add from posting
424 Center Street
The best thing is just to ignore it, but if you really
want to fight back, I suggest writing them back and ACTING
like you are falling for the scam. Let them send you a bogus
check, don't cash it, then play dumb. Say you never got it,
ask them why they sent you extra money, even though they already
told you. ask them redundant questions, make small talk, anything
to waste as much of their time as possible. Think about it, if
everyone did this, they couldn't tell the difference between
someone actually falling for it or someone messing with them.
June 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm #69687Linden LinParticipant
Thanks for the heads up Sarah! If I ever try to sell my harp, that would definitely be one thing to watch out for. Thank you too Mike. That letter does sound a bit suspicious too. I hope scammers learn from their greed. It’s such a wrong thing to do!June 25, 2012 at 12:02 am #69688sherry-lenoxParticipant
If anyone is a fan of Saturday night live………Definitely A waheeld and crezzy gaheee……June 25, 2012 at 2:01 am #69683mia-theodoratusParticipant
I bought a broken harp upstate NY by Ithaca. It was titling dramatically, had brown house paint over the neck, the base of a Pratt and an unusually sound box. I bought it because even with all the problems the sound was amazing!
Bought a Clark at auction and read the book about Melville Clark. With fresh eyes I connected the little gold shamrocks on the big repaired harp are in the same style as my Clark!
Does anyone know a harp repair guy named David W Conrad working upstate at 1970?
That is the name and date on the inside of the harp. I have pixs.
MiaJune 25, 2012 at 2:05 am #69684mia-theodoratusParticipant
Oh, it is a large lever harp-about the size of a Pratt or a troubadour. The shamrocks are like the ones on top of the neck of the Clark.
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