Law enforcement in the state of Illinois, where their motto is ‘the s is silent’, are warning residents about a craigslist scam claiming that the seller is in the Illinois Army National Guard and is deploying to Iraq. The point of the scam is to gain your personal information and steal your identity.
Much like the African Christian Missionaries if we had as many deploying National Guard were actually deploying as the scammers claim then there would be peace in the Middle East by now.
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Craigslist crime post #1270
Scam post #189