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Posting fake ads is not marketing

I saw a new ads on Craigslist today:

BNIB IPHONE 3GS!!!!16GB!!!BLACK!!! – $400 (Toronto)

Worth trying, right?

Two minutes later:

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 12:48 PM, info@cheqd.com wrote:
We are a legitimate business, you could see the site for yourself. No scams if that is what your assuming.
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone

From: Libin Pan
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:47:50 -0400
To: info@cheqd.com
Subject: Re: You received a response to your Ad!

Nice try! No, thank you.

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 12:46 PM, info@cheqd.com wrote:
This item has been sold, sorry! But we will get more, So Join our mailing list to get more info on new items being sold and updates. Click the “get cheqd” tab to see how we work.

Thanks,

Cheqd team
——Original Message——
From: libinpan@gmail.com
To: info@cheqd.com
ReplyTo: libinpan@gmail.com
Subject: You received a response to your Ad!
Sent: Oct 19, 2009 12:46 PM

Dear User,
You have received a message from a user who is interested in your Ad. The following is the message and contact information of the user.
Visitor Email: libinpan@gmail.com
Message: Hey there,

Is the phone still available? How can I contact you?

Thanks,
Libin

Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone

Ten minutes later:

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:16 PM, ry1000@hotmail.com wrote:
Goodluck finding an iphone for 400
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone

From: Libin Pan
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:05:10 -0400
To:
Subject: Re: BNIB IPHONE 3GS!!!!16GB!!!BLACK!!! – $400 (Toronto)

Sure. Do you notice it’s me again and it’s you again?

Thanks!

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:01 PM, ry1000@hotmail.com wrote:
Hey

I sold this item already through cheqd. This site is so easy and safe to use. Everybody should try it. I’m sure people will drop more iphones off to sell.
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone

From: Libin Pan
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:43:02 -0400
To: ry1000@hotmail.com
Subject: BNIB IPHONE 3GS!!!!16GB!!!BLACK!!! – $400 (Toronto)

** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY — AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

Hey there,

Is the phone still available? How can I contact you?

Thanks,
Libin

http://toronto.craigslist.ca/tor/ele/1424012784.html

this message was remailed to you via: sale-rtkpj-1424012784@craigslist.org

Sure, I am too naive to believe I can get a iPhone 3GS for $400. But posting fake ads on competitor’s site is really not a good marketing strategy. How can I believe the listings on your site then?

So, please, avoid doing business with cheqd.com if you can.

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