How to Spot a Scam

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Another Robert Adams Sighting

Big thanks to Craigslist user Evan for updating us on are good friend Robert Adams. It appears "Mr. Adams" is up to his usual tricks. Too bad he does not know our movement is growing!

Evan Wrote:
Thank you for posting this! I received an email today from "Robert Adams" - almost identical to what you've posted. Fortunately, I am not a trusting sort, so I did a bit of searching and found your site. I had already replied, accepting his offer, so I sent this addendum: "Please ensure that your check is for the exact amount ($500), neither more nor less. It is my policy, when doing business via craigslist, to simply destroy any check that I am sent for an incorrect amount and to cancel the transaction. I am sure that you understand, and will be able to comply without any difficulty." We'll see.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Robert has been in contact with me this week as well. I tricked him into going to a website (so he could download what he thought was a western union reciept) and I got his IP address. It traces back to Nigeria. I filed an online complaint to the FBI, although I haven't even cashed his phoney check. I have seen this as a scam from the beginning, but I have done what I can to waste his time.