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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Beware of Emails from Fresnomail.com

A Craigslist user sent this piece of intel. It appears that scam artists prefer to use fresnomail.com. If you receive an offer from anyone with fresnomail.com at the end of their email be very cautious.

7/1/2008
I just got a response from Lauretta Coronado that is word-for-word the message sent to by Robert Adams. Her email address is fresnomail.com too, I did a quick google search and it seems like a lot of spammers use fresnomail.com. Thanks for setting up this site.

85 comments:

Wesley said...

Thank you for posting this information. I was approached by Derek Morgan@fresnomail.com about the item I am looking to sell on Craigslist. He proposed to complete the transaction in the exact way you outlined in your message.
Thanks so much!
Wesley

Meredith said...

Glad to have found this site. I posted an ad for two chairs on CL this morning, and got a response from a Robert Phillips, with an email address of Honest12@fresnomail.com. Anyone who feels the need to advertise themselves as 'honest' becomes immediately suspicious, lol!

Needless to say, I deleted and blocked ol' Bob. He also had the nerve to tell me he's hard of hearing, and thusly was unable to speak over a telephone connection.

Anonymous said...

Beware of Breezewalter0039@fresnomail.com
also he switched over to breezewalter01@gmail.com

This was also a craigslist scam.(Philadelphia)

Anonymous said...

Glad I found this website. I just got an email from lauretta coronado about a appliance I was selling on CL.

Anonymous said...

I have also gotten two responses from fresnomail. I'm waiting to see if they are legit or not. HOWEVER, on another item I was selling on CL, I got the following set of emails from one Tyler Skall at a gmail account:

1)Item Still For Sale ?

(I replied in the affirmative.)

2)How are you doing? I would like to let you know that I have gone through your posting and ready to buy it. As far as there will not be any repairs on it, I am willing to offer you a sum of $170 for the item so that it could be packed properly, and the payment will be made through (USPS Money Order, delivery of cash) (Standard 2 Days delivery Service including money order tracking number provided by the USPS).. I am purchasing it for my friend's daughter wedding which coming up on the 19th July, 2008.

To proceed with the payment I will need your mailing address, city, zip code, state and likewise phone number. I also have a prepaid account with UPS or DHL which will take care of the shipping charge, so you will not need to pay for shipment. I will be looking forward to hearing you...ASAP

(Who goes on CL to buy a used home theater system as a wedding present, offering almost the full retail price PLUS shipping??? (Note: I was only asking $100, and it doesn't take $70 to pack it properly.) Also, all of the seemingly contradictory statements about the payment style and strange verbiage tipped me off, so I asked where he was located.)

3)Ohio and i will be handling the shipping myself via my account with UPS or DHL so, kindly get back to me with your full name and address so that i can proceed with the payment and you can get the item ship out today .... ok???

(The slightly more aggressive tone of this email and his uncertainty how he wanted it shipped clenched my decision to end the transaction by telling him I only dealt with local buyers.)

CL-user in Austin TX

Anonymous said...

I also received an email from Lauretta Coronado, claiming to be hearing impaired and therefore unable to speak to me by phone. Also from the @fresnomail.com. DEFINITELY A SCAM.

Anonymous said...

I received this e-mail from Lauretta Coronado:

laurettacoronado1@gmail.com
godisable2@fresnomail.com

Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need the following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
8099665256 and will receive your calls via email **

Lauretta

and this e-mail from Ray Parks:

rpark17@fresnomail.com

Hi there i would like to know the status of this item if is still available for sale as i am interested in buying Sent by [CompanyName] Mail

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for posting this info!

I just received the following email but from a gmail account!!

"lauretta coronado" laurettacoronado1@gmail.com Add to Contacts
Date: Tue, Jul 15 2008 8:04:28 AM +0100

Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so
please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informed
that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just
moved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need the
following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be
delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
8099665256 and will receive your calls via email **

Lauretta

They are just copying and pasting...

Chris said...

HOLY CRAP!!!
I just received the exact same email from Coronado! Literally word for word.

Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so
please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informed
that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just
moved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need the
following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be
delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
8099665256 and will receive your calls via email **

Lauretta


Definately a scammer! And to think I felt bad about how quirky she acted because I thought she was disabled. Totally weak.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this information. I posted an ad on CL yesterday and got an email from Lauretta Coronado. She used 2 emails addresses (godisable18@fresnomail.com AND laurettacoronado1@gmail.com). Here is the 2nd email that she sent:

Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need the following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
8099665256 and will receive your calls via email **

Lauretta

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info as I posted a photo enlarger and got someone to inquire last week that I realized was a scammer and now another one. What do they do with the info since I sent it to the first one?

Anonymous said...

I got a response from Clara Eiland Clara42@fresnomail.com, Emma Rolland emma.12@fresnomail.com,and john mark Jmark88@fresnomail.com about and item I posted yesterday and they keep flagging my post over and over with no reason, it is so annoying, I don't know what to do, I just trying to sell like everybody and just because I ignored they mails [after reading these blogs, thanks] every time I repost they flag it again.

Anonymous said...

Yup, I got a message from Lauretta Coronado too, word for word the same as above, including the hearing impaired stuff . . . kind of a tip-off when she said she couldn't take phone calls as she was hearing impaired but then said, "hope to hear from you soon." Slip-up much? I reported her to Craigslist.

Anonymous said...

I received this from Daley Powell [powelldaley@googlemail.com] i did a search on the phone # and was brought to this web site.. thanks 4 all the postings!!

I am interested I'll not be available for the pick-up due to nature of
my job,so I engaged the services of a mover to pick up my items for
me.I'll send a check via my bank to cover the cost of the item,I will
need the details of whom & where to mail the check.It will be
delivered by the United Parcel Service within 2-3 days. Please note
'UPS' do not deliver to P.O.Box addresses

1.Name to be on the check
2.Home address
3.Telephone .

Kindly delete the posting as am totally committed to buying from you
to save me cost.I use a hearing-in paired phone || 8099665256 as am deaf send me an
email for fast response,
Thanks and God Bless,
Daley

Dan said...

Me too. Lauretta Coronado...

"she"'s sending me the cheque via UPS today despite me telling her I didn't want it, and that I would destroy it when it arrived.

Think I'll give her the run around for a change :-)

Anonymous said...

Just had a visit from the scammer myself, he also pretended to be hard of hearing.

Here's my first Email from Scott McClintock(Scott.M4@fresnomail.com):

Hello, I'm Scott, I am satisfied with the description andcondition of the item listed above by you on the Ad, Pleaselet me know if the piece is still available for sale andkindly attach more pictures if available. I have a problem talking on phonebecause I'm hearing impaired I look forward to hearing fromyou soon. Scott Sent by [CompanyName] Mail

Then I got a response from (scottmcclintock19@gmail.com) saying exactly the same thing as others have posted.

Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you soplease kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informedthat i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i justmoved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need thefollowing details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will bedelivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #8099665256 and will receive your calls via email ** Scott

Such weird wording. I told him I only take cash and to rot in hell!

Anonymous said...

Just had a visit from the scammer myself, he also pretended to be hard of hearing.

Here's my first Email from Scott McClintock(Scott.M4@fresnomail.com):

Hello, I'm Scott, I am satisfied with the description andcondition of the item listed above by you on the Ad, Pleaselet me know if the piece is still available for sale andkindly attach more pictures if available. I have a problem talking on phonebecause I'm hearing impaired I look forward to hearing fromyou soon. Scott Sent by [CompanyName] Mail

Then I got a response from (scottmcclintock19@gmail.com) saying exactly the same thing as others have posted.

Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you soplease kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informedthat i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i justmoved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need thefollowing details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will bedelivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #8099665256 and will receive your calls via email ** Scott

Such weird wording. I told him I only take cash and to rot in hell!

Anonymous said...

Scott Mcclintock visited me as well. He sent me the e-mail below initially and then when I told him I would accept it in person only he sent the exact same e-mail again.



Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need the following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
8099665256 and will receive your calls via email **

Anonymous said...

Same hearing impaired guy wants to buy my bed!!


Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so
please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informed
that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just
moved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need the
following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be
delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
8099665256 and will receive your calls via email **

Scott



It's amazing! And the phone number is 809 area code which perhaps will charge the unfortunate person calling it an exorbitant amount of money.


Thanks for having a place to warn people of scammers. This was my first time posting on craigslist, but it's funny that this guy is doing exactly what craigslist warns you about!!
-FS

Anonymous said...

I have been recieving these from various 'first named' people they usually have two first names, but they all have been from gmail I have been reporting them here is the latest thank you for this blog, I goggled the phone number for this hearing impaired person

From: james wayne
Date: 07/19/08 15:11:24
To: banas3
Subject: Re: GENTLEMAN'S CHAIR EARLY 1900'S - $150 (HENDERSON)


Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so
please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informed
that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just
moved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need the
following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be
delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
8099665256 and will receive your calls via email **

James

Anonymous said...

THIS IS REALLY SCARY!!! I posted on Craig's List and not even five minutes had passed before I received an email from S. Lauretta Coronado with the email address inlovs45@fresnomail.com, saying she wanted to purchase the items immediately. BEWARE!!!!! Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

I contacted craigslist because these scammers FLAG all of your postings and every time you repost they flag you again!!! Craigslist hasn't responded -- they say that only 2% of posts are wrongly flagged -- everything I've posted in the past week -- over 30 items (We're moving), were flagged repeatedly. It's so frustrating.

Anonymous said...

Hi. This is the first time I have posted on Craiglist and my first response was from Good old Lauretta coronado with the same response and story about hearing impairment...I will report to craigslist and have blocked her emails...what a load that people waste our time like this.....

Anonymous said...

Holy crap! Close call. Thank goodness I find this site. Your folks emails are exactly like the one I got. Beware of these emails: Stephanie Reynaud, snude00788@gmail.com and john smith, johnsmith2@fresnomail.com

I should have known seeing as how the interested "buyer" was named John Smith. C'mon....be more original. Below are my emails from "John Smith".

Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so
please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informed
that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just
moved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need the
following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be
delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
8099665256 and will receive your calls via email **

John

(1st email responding to ad:)

Hello, I'm John,I am satisfied with the description and
condition of the item listed above by you on the Ad, Please
let me know if the piece is still available for sale and
kindly attach more pictures if available. I have a problem
talking on phone because I'm hearing impaired I look forward
to hearing from you soon.

JOHN

Anonymous said...

Thank you guys so much as for this just happened to me...I wanted to know where fresnomail.com came from or what it was used for. The persons name is

Jean Philips
The scam artist is using so far
3 different email addresses with me. I have an item listed on craigs list.

jphilip45@fresnomail.com
jphilip0003@yahoo.com
jphilip0003@gmail.com
BEWARE OF THIS PERSON
here is what the emails were:

email #1

Hello is this item still available on sale.... you can getback to me with the pictures of it, if is still availablephilipSent by [CompanyName] Mail

email #2
(sent to me three times by the way lol)

Hello i really appreciate your response to my earlier mail.like i said i will like to buy this item so pls do withdraw the advert from Craigslist. I will also like you to know that i will be paying via check due to the distance as i am located in Florida.I will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.

1.Your full name
2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
3.Your phone number.

**I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check**

Have a nice day

Bullshit! Seeing as though I work in a bank I am no stranger to the check cashing frauds out there!!!

PLEASE PEOPLE DONT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!! WATCH OUT FOR THESE LOW LIFES THEY WILL DRAIN YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR!!!

WATCH FOR

JEAN PHILIPS!!!!

Anonymous said...

I got this email in response to a guitar I am listing:

I am satisfied with the description and condition of the item listed above by you on the Ad, Please let me know if the piece is still available for sale and kindly attach more pictures if available. I have a problem talking on phone because I'm hearing impaired I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Chris
Sent by [CompanyName] Mail

Anonymous said...

I posted 2 things on craigslist this morning and got 2 identical replies from the same person. Here's the message:
Hello, is the posted ad available for sale?

Kelly.
Sent by [CompanyName] Mail

They email it came from was: kpowell416@fresnomail.com

But when I went to reply to the email it came up as a different address: kpowell1946@ymail.com

Beware!

Anonymous said...

Shortly after posting my items on Craigslist I received the following emails:

Hi,
Hope you enjoy the holiday? However i will like to purchase your above item. Please get back asap.
Have a splendid weekend.
from Mesila Banney @ dagettoqueen212@live.com

And then this one:

Hello, I'm Earl, I am satisfied with the description and condition of the item listed above by you on the Ad, Please let me know if the piece is still available for sale and kindly attach more pictures if available. I have a problem talking on phone because I'm hearing impaired I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Earl..

Sent by [CompanyName] Mail

from Earl Hamilton @ Hamilton8@fresnomail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks for this Blog. It saved me from getting my hopes up on a sale as well as getting scammed. I got the same Robert email word for word.

I was reading on www.Snopes.com/fraud/telephone/809.asp about the 809 area code mentioned in his hearing impared e-mail. DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER unless you want a $24,000 phone bill next month.

Check out the article.

Anonymous said...

Another Scam on CL from emails below:
christopher stephenson chmails1125@fresnomail.com & chmails0@yahoo.com

I am satisfied with the description and condition of the
item listed above by you on the Ad, Please let me know if
the piece is still available for sale and kindly attach more
pictures if available. I have a problem talking on phone
because I'm hearing impaired I look forward to hearing from
you soon.
Great. I'll send you a check from my bank to cover the cost as I'm happy with your early response.anyway, I'll not be available for the pick-up of the item because of the nature of my job so i got the services of a mover whom will come for the pick up of the item on my behalf.so I'll
like you to provide me with the following information so as to expedite the payment for the item.

1.Your full name to be on the check
2.Home or work address
3.Your phone number
4 The final price

As soon as you have cashed the check I'll make arrangement with my mover to come over for the pick-up. Pls do me a favor of removing the Ad from CL as I'm committed to buying it.

Have a nice day.
Chris

I had a feeling that this was a scam. I had never heard of fresnomail before. Glad I checked it out.

Anonymous said...

Another Scammer on CL:

Dan Spurlock dnsprlck00@gmail.com

Hello
I appreciate your response to my inquiry. Am interested in buying
it from you. I would love to come and check it myself but I just got
married and am presently on an honeymoon trip to Hawaii with my wife.
I would love a surprise change of furniture in our home on our return.
Pls do withdraw the advert from craigslists as i dont mind adding $50
for you to do that, so i can be rest assured that the item is held for
me. I should believe it is in good condition as stated. I will be
making the payment via a Certified Check, which my secretary will
mail across to you. I'll be picking the item from you with the aid of
my mover. My Mover will be coming to pick it from you once the
Certified Check has been cashed. Pls I will need both your full name
and physical address along with you phone number to issue out the
payment.
I await your urgent response.
thanks
Mark

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this site..."lauretta coronado" is now "lauretta colorado". I am thankful I was able to find this site through Google search, but it took time to find it. Wish it would pop-up quicker.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.
Same phone number using scottmcclintock19@gmail.com as email address. Same email message that others received. It's an 809 phone number so he must thing we're idots. Here's the message:

Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so
please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informed
that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just
moved here from CArdiff, CA on a job transfer.I will need the
following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be
delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
8099665256 and will receive your calls via email **

Scott

Anonymous said...

I got the exact same email and response from Scott McClintock scottmcclintock19@gmail.com.

Word for word as posted by others

Anonymous said...

August 3, 2008

Just received an email from "Ray Parks" at parks22@fresnomail.com regarding an item I posted on Craigslist.

The email read word-for-word like the one posted above...

"Hi there i would like to know the status of this item if is
still available for sale as i am interested in buying
Sent by [CompanyName] Mail"

Anonymous said...

Had a suspicious response. Did a quick google and found your blog. Thanks for posting this. Here is the craigslist email:

john smith

"Hello, I'm JOHN, I am satisfied with the description and
condition of the item listed above by you on the Ad, Please
let me know if the piece is still available for sale and
kindly attach more pictures if available. I have a problem
talking on phone because I'm hearing impaired I look forward
to hearing from you soon.

JOHN.
Sent by [CompanyName] Mail"

Melissa said...

Thank God I am not ridiculously naive and Thank God for google. I got the same I want your item, delete your posting from CL immediately and I am hearing impaired send your name and address and all that from a ScottMclintock19@gmail.
I just wasn't sure what he would be getting with just that information. I was waiting for him to ask my bank account number.

mfg said...

Thanks for this blog....it motivated me to start my own. I posted a few items on craigslist and got two scammers immediately. Ray Parks and Billy Drake. Their tone and outlandish requests are ridiculous. I called the bank to investigate cashiers checks and certified checks...they can take weeks to clear. The FBI laughed when I called them and said it is so common. I guess cash is the only way to go.

Anonymous said...

I received a response to my craigslist posting from a Marsha Prnnington. The email was exactly the same as Lauretta Coronado. Her email was @fresnomail.com
This is the email I received from her:

Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from Glendale AZ on a job transfer.I will need the following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **

Also she used these 3 email addresses:
lacoron007@gmail.com
Prnnington25@fresnomail.com
lnlovs007@gmail.com

I am glad I found this blog before I went any further.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have gotten a smiliar email. Actually I have received 2 emails asking is the item was still available. When I responded with a yes, this is the email I got back from one. Both emails came from a fresnomail.com address

Hello,
I appreciate your response to my inquiry.I am interested in buying the item and i am ok with the description and condition and i am also satisfied with the price($450).I would have love to come and check it myself but am not chance now,because I just got married and am presently on honeymoon trip to Hawaii with my wife and I would love a surprise change of furniture in our home on our return because my wife like surprises. Please do
withdraw the advert from the website with immediate effect,as i don't mind adding $50 for you to do that for me,so i can be rest assured that the item is held for me,I will be making the payment to you via a Certified Check in us dollars which my secretary in the state will mail across to you and as for the pick up,i will know how to handle that with my mover that as been helping me to move in new furnitures into our home. My Mover will come for the
pick up once the Certified Check has been cashed and i will like to complete this transaction before Wednesday the 20th of August. If this arrangement is ok by you kindly send me both your name and full address to post the payment immediately and i would appreciate you include your phone#,i.e.... (1)..Your full name , (2)..Your full home address or your office address, (3)..your zip code , (4)...your phone number to contact you and please i don't want a P.O BOX address because i want the payment to get to you at your house or your office address to make the transaction fast.Thanks and get back to me with the full info as soon as possible.Thanks
Edward

I noticed that the English seemed badly broken and grammer was way off, not something that I would expect from someone who has movers and can afford a trip to Hawaii.

Anonymous said...

Got the same "Lorretta" response to my listing for a bed frame, except this was from Ray Parks at a gmail address. The text of the email was identical, however. I was a little late in investigating it, and sent him back my address...ugh. Hopefully it turns out to be harmless. I tried emailing him a number of other times, and havn't gotten a response.

Anonymous said...

This scam is still going, although the scammers are using gmail accounts. The emails never include any specifics about the item you are selling, and the second email will ask you to ship the item even if it's obviously (to a literate human being) not shippable at all.

My new rule is not to respond to any emails that do not include at least one word specific to the item I am selling. If the email could apply to anyone's listing, it's almost certainly an invitation to a Nigerian-style scam.

Anonymous said...

Same thing just happened to me, twice! Here are the names and email addresses: Kelly & Lauretta Smart (lnlovs007@gmail.com) or (kelly_s16@whatagod.zzn.com) & Kelly Rowland (kelly27@whatagod.zzn.com) or (gbolike103@gmail.com)

Melissa said...

I got the same scam about my listing.

From lnlovs007@gmail.com
Kelly & Lauretta Smart

Thank for the prompt response to my mail.I will have my secretary
processing and mail a Banker's certified draft to cover the cost as
am completely satisfied with the purchase.I will need the details of
whom & where to mail the payment
1.Name to be on the check
2.Home address
3.Mobile #
Please note 'United Parcel Service' do not deliver to P.O.Box
addresses and i will not be sending a mailing a draft to one,my mover
will be coming over for the pick up right only after the payment as
been delivered.Kindly delete the posting as am totally committed to
buying from you to save cost,..Here is my relay # 206-666-5255 am
deaf and will receive your phone messages via email ,regards

I did email back my address and cell number despite being a little put off by the grammar skills. This is the email I got in return.

I have since receive the confirmation from my secretary that the
payment as been issued out and was mailed by the United Parcel
Service. It will be delivered to your address a day from now according
to the courier ,but to my greatest surprise the draft was issued out
to the sum of $2500 instead of the actual cost of my purchase . She
claimed that i requested for that amount to be issued out to you but
am very sure i only made a request for just the cost of my
purchase.This is a terrible mistake and i was just informed about this
so please once the check is delivered please take it to your Bank
and have it cashed

You will then deduct the cost of my purchase plus an extra $100 to
offset the cost of your run around expenses.The rest of the fund
should be sent to my mover via western union the same day you
receive the payment so that my mover can make the trip over for the
pick at once. **I will need your immediate response via email assuring
me that i can trust you to handle this with utmost care and have the
remaining fund returned appropriately as requested and will hope that
your intentions remains noble though out the duration of this
transaction**

Well, sorry I'm not that dumb. I think I'll take the previous advice and if the email doesn't mention what I am selling, I won't respond. And no, I'm not cashing anybody's stupid check or wiring money to anyone.

Anonymous said...

I received this email from a Jessica Spencer. Let me know what you think. Please email me at sweet_lovin_amanda@yahoo.com and let me know if you think this is a scam.

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail.
I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from Aspen Hill Of Maryland on a job transfer.I will need the following details to mail the payment as soon as possible.
1.Name to be on the payment __________________2.Home address______________ City
____________State _____________ Zip Code________________3.Cell phone #______________________

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **
Jessica

Tricia said...

Thank you so much for this site. I received an email regarding an ad I posted on CL.Her name is Cathy...email catheedward040@fresnomail.com.And like someone else said,when they replied,it went to a different email catherine.ed00@ymail.com
Her original message was...Hello,


I'm interested in the posted item above, is it still available for sale ?


Cathy.

Again,thank you so much for this site warning us about these scammers.

Tricia

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this site. I found this blog when researching an e-mail address after I received a suspicious response to a post on CL. It was from Catherine Edwards (catheedward036@fresnomail.com). Based on what I have read on this site, i will not be corresponding with this person. Thanks for the info!

Sarah said...

Received 1 email following listing on CL, 2 other e-mails from her from 2 accounts before I decided to check up on it. Thanks for this Blog site.... Her replies were the same style as the others with one being fresnomail.com and the other being ymail.com Beware name Catherine Edward


"Thank you very much for t"he response, Anyways, I'll be mailing a check via my Bank to you due to my job transfer and shortness of time. However, to ease the pick up, I'll be engaging the services of a mover to do that after the check has been cashed. I'll need this details below to mail out the payment to you asap...

• The Full name on the Check
• Mailing address be it residential or office
• Cell phone # and
• Final Price of the item

I'll appreciate it if the item is kept for me. Thank you for the understanding.

Regards,
Cathy..."

Glad I thought about checking up first.

Good luck everyone,

Sarah

Michael Ray said...

Add James Bellew (jamesbelleww@gmail.com) to the list of scammers. Same phone number and hard of hearing deal.

Anonymous said...

I got this e-mail about a table I have posted on craigslist.


Thanks for the prompt response to my mail.
I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from Aspen Hill Of Maryland on a job transfer.I will need the following details to mail the payment as soon as possible.
1.Name to be on the payment __________________2.Home address______________ City
____________State _____________ Zip Code________________3.Cell phone #______________________
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **
Mrs. Marybeth Toneman.

It is almost exactly the same as some of the above messages except for the e-mail address and the name. Sounds fake to me.

Anonymous said...

Add Joyce Gunn jgunn2595@yahoo.com to the list, she also said she was hard of hearing using the SAME words in her email. "Thanks for the prompt response to my mail.
I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from Aspen Hill Of Maryland on a job transfer.I will need the following details to mail the payment as soon as possible.
1.Name to be on the payment __________________2.Home address______________ City____________State _____________ Zip Code________________3.Cell phone #______________________
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **
Joyce

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping this updated on craigslist scams. I just feel bad for some of the old folk out there who stand little chance against this intolerable form of humanity. I have recieved the same email in the washington area from a deerejjohn@aol.com. Watch out.

Anonymous said...

I just got one from Robert Leo with the email adddy laurettacolorado@yahoo.com but whats even weirder is that when I went to reply the email address changed to bostonmail03@gmail.com. I have a yahoo account and it was doing it automatically ever time I hit reply. So I sent an email back to the original yahoo sender and to the gmail account. No reply as of yet and that was an hour ago. Though I did sign the email with something to the effect of "God is watching you!!!!". :-)

Dimples

Anonymous said...

March 8, 2008
Had an item listed on Craigs list and was contacted by Mrs Marybeth Toneman with the same story of being deaf and she wanted my item and all my info so she could send a check. Will contact the FBI tomorrow. These people have my name, address and phone number!

Anonymous said...

Watch out Mary Jane Toneman is hitting Massachusetts now with the same old scam of wanting your item from CL and is hearing impaired and wants all your info to send a cashiers check....You do know what the scam is don't you? They send a cashiers check for more money than you are asking for the TV so they ask you to cash the cashiers check which takes a long time to clear and in the mean time they ask you to deposit their check and wire the difference to the moving company they will use to pick up the item. Then their cashiers check bounces and you are left holding the bag!

Anonymous said...

I had posted an item on CL and the initial response seemed OK. The next one asked for name and address and that someone would pick up the item. What I noted also in the second one is they told me to delete the posting from CL.
Also, I Googled the email address (it was a yahoo account) and it came from California and I am in Massachusetts. To ship the $200 item would cost hundreds of dollars.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this information. I receieved a response from Deerejjohn@aol.com for a bed I had on Craig's List. He also stated that he is hearing impaired. My dad is a police detective and picked this up right away. We are going to look into it further. He sent me two money grams for $1700 when my bed was only $400. I hope he gets caught and noone else got scammed.

Anonymous said...

Add tommy shoddy in Minnesota to your list:>tommieshoddy111@gmail.com>Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you
> so please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be
> informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as
> i just moved here from CArdiff,on a job transfer.I will need the
> following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
>
> 1.Name to be on the payment
> 2.Home address
> 3.Cell phone #


>I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be
> delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
> 8099665256 and will receive your calls via email **
>
> Tom.
Here is the second email he sent with a slightly different twist:
Good day and how is your day ? I just received the confirmation from the Bank that the payment as been issued out and was mailed by the United Parcel Service. It will be delivered to your address a day from now according to the courier ,but to my greatest surprise the draft was issued out for my monthly pay check $2,350 instead of the actual cost of my purchase .
The Bank claimed that i requested for my monthly pay check to be issued out to you but am very sure i only made a request for the cost of the goods to be made out to your name .This is a terrible mistake and i was just informed about this so please once the check is delivered please take it to your Bank and have it cashed as advised by the accounting officer at the Bank.
You will then deduct the cost of my purchase .The rest of the fund should be sent to my mover via Western union the same day you do receive the payment so that my mover can make the trip over for the pick at once. **I will need your immediate response via email assuring me that i can trust you to handle this with care and have the remaining fund returned appropriately.I am hearing impaired and will hope that your intentions remains noble through out the duration of this transaction**
Tom

Anonymous said...

This same thing happened to me this week. I am so worried now as I did give my name, address, and telephone number. How should I go about reporting this. This e-mail was also a hearing impaired and was signed by Jessica. Her e-mail was compassionate4000@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

If the only info you gave them was your name, address, and phone number I would not worry too much. That is all information that could be obtained through the internet or a phone book. It seems that most scammers are not even located within the country. And you can always get your e-mail and phone number changed. When I first started using craigslist recently I received 3 immediate responses to one of my posts from scammers. I was new to CL and did not realize at first that they were scammers. Three of them continued to contact me after I told them the item was unavailable. Of those 3, 2 of them told me they were hearing impaired. ALL of them stated they would be sending me a certified check.

This is the set of e-mails I received from the first scammer named "Mary" whose e-mail address is: maryclerk008@gmail.com


Hello,

mary is my name,Am interested in buying your item listed on CL, Please
let me know if its still for sale and perhaps in good condition. I
await your response and i will proceed with purchase if its still for
sale and in good condition.
Thanks God bless
mary clerk.


(I replied that the item was still available and in good condition)


Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST,Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from Phoenix Arizona on a job transfer.
I will need the following details to mail the payment later in the day ...
1.Name to be on the payment:........... 2.Home address Not P.O Box:..................
3.City:................... 4.Zip Code :.................
5.State:......................
....6.Cell phone #:......................
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email.
Thank You hoping to read from you soon.
mary clerk.


(since I was new to craigslist I DID send her the info *stupid, I know*...but then she sends me this...)


Hello There,
Please, you have been sent you a check for your payment, but there is a mistake on the check sent to
you.You are supposed to be sent an Exact amount of the item i am buying from you,But they sent me a
notification that they have sent you a check with the sum of $2,500 and that was because they misinterpreted
me.
Please Let me trust you here, when you receive the check, kindly help me send the excess amount back to
me.I am supposed to use the money for something else.Please let me know there is no problem about it.I
will be waiting to read from you as soon as you get these message
Thank you
mary clerk.


(Now, I may have been a bit naive at first, but I am not a moron. It was very obvious to me at this point that this is a scam.)

This is the set of e-mails I received from the second scammer named "Victor" whose e-mail address is: victordonald001@gmail.com


Hello ,

Am highly interested in your item listed for sale.I will like to know
if the item still available and to know the present conditions? Thanks
I wait your quick response.

Regards


(I wrote item was UNAVAILABLE and yet they wrote...)


Hello,

Thanks for the response,like I said am highly interested in this
item,I will be glad if you could please withdraw the advert from
Craigslist as am totally committed in buying it . I will also like to
inform you that my mode of payment will be via Certified check .I will
need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate
the mailing of the check. It will be delivered by the United Parcel
Service within 2-3 days.Please note 'United Parcel Service' do not
deliver to P.O.Box addresses

1.Name to be on the check
2.Home address
3.Mobile #

I want you to understand that,I would have love to call but am a deaf
and only uses a hearing impaired relay phone.You will not be
responsible for shipping as I will instruct my shipper to come over
as soon as you have cashed the check.

Regards,


This is the set of e-mails I received from the third scammer named "Shan" whose e-mail address is: s.wes112@yahoo.com) wrote:


Hello,

I am interested in buying the above listed item (s).Let me know if it still available for sale.Thanks

Shan

(I wrote back to say item was UNAVAILABLE and still they wrote back saying...)

Hi,

Thanks for alerting me on the availability of the items,i am indeed very grateful.I run a private furniture warehouse where i shop and store furniture for future supply to companies on demand.As a result of this i buy furniture's in bulk.Due to high demand of supply i travel to different States where i can get more items to purchase though i have engaged the services of a mover who will come for the pick up of the items on my behalf because i am currently away.I will send a certified check through my Bank to cover the cost of the items.The check will be delivered to you by a reliable courier company within 2-3 working days.Please do provide me with your full mailing address, and also indicate your final price, the name that should be on check and finally a telephone number.Kindly delete the posting because am serious in buying these items.When the funds clears then we can arrange for the pick up.

Regards,
Shan

I would prettymuch assume that anytime someone is "out of town", "hearing impaired", asking for your personal info, not local, or not paying with cash that it is a scam...especially if you already told them the item isn't available anymore and they are still e-mailing you pressing for information!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's a collection to add; what a headache! I'll paste them all- hopefully they'll be helpful for others(your blog was a great help to me! Thank you!!).

** 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

Hello,

mary is my name,Am interested in buying your item listed on CL, Please
let me know if its still for sale and perhaps in good condition. I
await your response and i will proceed with purchase if its still for
sale and in good condition.
Thanks God bless
mary clerk.

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail.
I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C..LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from Aspen Hill Of Maryland on a job transfer..I will need the following details to mail the payment as soon as possible.
1.Name to be on the payment __________________2.Home address______________ City
____________State _____________ Zip Code________________3.Cell phone #______________________
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3? working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **
mary clerk.

(email addresses used in the above):
maryclerk888@live.com
maryclerk008@gmail.com


Hello ,
samuel is my name, Am interested in buying your item listed on CL, Please let me know if its
still for sale and perhaps in good condition. I await your response and i
will proceed with purchase if its still for sale and in good condition
Thanks God bless
samuel smith.

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail.
I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from Aspen Hill Of Maryland on a job transfer.I will need the following details to mail the payment as soon as possible.
1.Name to be on the payment __________________2.Home address______________ City
____________State _____________ Zip Code________________3.Cell phone #______________________
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3? working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **
Samuel.

(email addresses used in this one:
janet4luv72@yahoo.com
kajanealbert@gmail.com )

Anonymous said...

Sure wish I knew about this website before I replied to this scammer maryclerk008@gmail.com.
I advertised a TV Entertainment Center on Craigslist and received a reply very fast! Correspondence was exactly as stated in the many comments posted on your site!
I haven't received a check yet, but I replied to the email requesting an address to send it back. I'm going to report this incident to my local Criminal Investigative Division.

Anonymous said...

Same scam word for word. My ad was posted in the Charlotte, NC craigslist. Two email addresses:

lorettagibson18@dublin.ie
lorettagibson2@gmail.com

"Hello Loretta Gibson is my name,
Am interested in buying your item listed on CL(Craigslist), Please let me know if its still available for sales and perhaps in good condition. I await your response and I will proceed with purchase if the Item(s) is still for sales and in good condition and kindly attach more picture(s) if available. I have a problem talking on phone because I'm hearing impaired I look forward to hearing from you soon.Thanks and God bless you and your family,Until then remain blessed and take good care of yourself for me.
Regards,
Loretta Gibson Cares"

"Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you
so please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. Please be
informed that I will be paying with a cashier's check.Anyways, I'll
not be available for the pick-up due to much engagement with me this
season, but my intention is to hire a mover to pick it up.Please note
'UPS' do not
deliver to P.O.Box addresses.I will need the following details to mail
out the payment.

Full Name to be on the Check payment
Home address
City
State
Zipcode
Cell phone #(Nenecessary) and Home Land line #.

I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be
delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
and will receive your calls via email.Kindly delete the posting as am
totally committed buying from you to save me cost.Until then remain
blessed and take good care of yourself and your family.

Thanks
Loretta Gibson"

I ended it there. Thanks for the heads up.

Meredith P. said...

I am so glad I found this site. I had a weird feeling about this reply, but I felt so bad for the hearing impaired buyer, that I almost forked over $2400 of my own money.

Here's how it started: BEWARE OF LISA BRUISE (b.lisa0000@gmail.com)
Hello,
My name is Mrs.Lisa Bruise.I saw your advertised item on C......LIST and am interested in buying the item, Please let me know if it is still available for sale and perhaps in good condition.
I am waiting for your response to my mail and I will also proceed with purchase if it is still for sale and also in good condition as I have requested earlier on.
Thanks so much and I will be waiting for your response asap
God bless.

My regards.

Lisa

THEN:
Thanks so much for the prompt response to my mail.
I will be buying from you as am interested in the item and I will like you to please kindly withdraw the advert from C..LIST.And please also be informed that i will be paying you with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved to this my new home from Aspen Hill Of Maryland on a job transfer which I just got.I will need the following details to be put on the payment as soon as possible.

1.Name to be on the payment ______________.
2.Home address ______________.
3.City ______________.
4.State ______________.
5.Zip Code _______________.
6.Cell phone #_______________.

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money.
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3? working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **

AND THEN THE KICKER:
I just receive the confirmation from the Bank that the payment as been issued out and was mailed by the United Parcel Service.It will be delivered to your address anytime from now from now according to the courier but to my greatest surprise the draft was issued out for my monthly pay check of $2,550 instead of the actual cost of my purchase.

The Bank claimed that i requested for my monthly pay check to be issued out to you but am very sure i only made a request for the cost of the goods to be made out to your name.This is a terrible mistake and i was just informed about this so please once the check is delivered please take it to your Bank and have it cashed as advised by the
accounting officer at the Bank.

You will then deduct the cost of my purchase then rest of the fund should be sent to my mover via western union the same day you do receive the payment so that my mover can make the trip over for the pickup at once.

I will need your immediate response via email assuring me that i can trust you to handle this with care and have the remaining fund returned appropriately.I am earing impaired and will hope that your intentions remains noble though out the duration.

DON'T BE FOOLED, like I was, preying on the heart strings of innocent Craigslist sellers. Always request face to face meetings and cash only. This was a Boston Craigslist posting, so it is happening everywhere

- Meredith

Anonymous said...

I have a hearing impaired 3 year old son and am outraged that these jerks would use that as an excuse to scam people. Mine came from Alex Olivia with an email of oliviaalex3@gmail.com. Beware!!!

Anonymous said...

I also got a response from a Johnmurry@fresnomail.com and a few from gmail. This is the email from johnmurry@fresnomail.com
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Flag this messageRe: Couch - $200 Reply to: sale@craigslist.orgSunday, July 12, 2009 6:23 PM

I appreciate your response to my inquiry. Am interested in buying
it from you. I would love to come and check it myself but I just got
married and am presently on an honeymoon trip to Hawaii with my wife.
I would love a surprise change of furniture in our home on our
return.Pls do withdraw the advert from craigslists as i dont mind
adding $50 for you to do that, so i can be rest assured that the item
is held for me. I should believe it is in good condition as stated.
I will be making the payment via a Money order, which my secretary
will mail across to you. I'll be picking the item from you with the
aid of my mover. My Mover will be coming to pick it from you once the
Money order has been cashed. Pls I will need both your full name and
physical address along with your phone number to issue out the
payment.

await your urgent response.
thanks
John

Anonymous said...

First time seller on Craigslist. Got a suspicious sounding email so I googled it. Imagine my surpise.(not)

Do you still have your item you post in craigslist available?if so kindly get back with more picture of the item and last asking price..** am hearing impaired and will receive your calls via email **

Kyle

I then responded that I posted the only two pictures that I had and the hitch was still for sale.

Then I got this.

I will need the following details to mail the payment to.
***Note i will be paying you through a Money order if this mode of
payment is ok am located in Houston Texas but i have mover that going
to take care of it for me as soon as you have your money hand.please
send the below information ***

1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #

My payment will be delivered within 2-5 working days.** I use a
hearing impaired phone and will receive your calls via email **

Kyle

So, add another to the list. kylekelvinn.1@gmail.com

What losers.

Anonymous said...

I just received an email that I thought was not legit. This email was from Brad Farr. bradfa2425@fresnomail.com I didn't response because something did not feel right about it. It said:Hi, I will like to make a purchase on your item listed on the craigslist ads,let me know if its still available.Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks for the information. Hope this helps Karen

Anonymous said...

I listed an item and got this e-mail from "brad farr":

"Hi, I will like to make a purchase on your item listed on the craigslist ads,let me know if its still available.Hope to hear from you soon."

He never completed the sale and stopped answering e-mails after he said he was sending a check.
Because he had committed to the purchase,I had to reject others who expressed interest.e
I relisted the item again and got this e-mail from "james weaver":

"Hi, I will like to make a purchase on your item listed on the craigslist ads,let me know if its still available.Hope to hear from you soon."

the e-mail sources were:
james weaver
jamswaevo2332@fresnomail.com
brad farr
bradfa2422@fresnomail.com

Anonymous said...

another scammer, responding to my ad placed on craigslist austin:

1st email came from brad farr bradfa2559@fresnomail.com
then the 2nd from brad farr bradfa06@gmail.com with the messge:

Hello i really appreciate your response to my earlier mail.like i said
i will like to buy this item so pls do withdraw the advert from
Craigslist. I will also like you to know that i will be paying via
check.I will need you to provide me with the following information to
facilitate the mailing of the check.

1.Your full name to be on the check
2.Home or work address
3.Your phone number.

**I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for moving
i will have my mover come over for the pick up as soon as you have
cashed the check**

Have a nice day.

N.B UPS does not deliver to a p.o.box address..

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your helpful blog!

I got the same e-mail after posting furniture on craigslist from this address:

john.murray400@gmail.com

Also, I got another response similar, but from a different e-mail address as follows:

Thank you for the reply to my mail inquiry am quite satisfied with the condition .Am very much interested and i would like to make an outright purchase, so i will appreciate it if you can withdraw the advert from the web.Actually am a bad stammerer,I would have call you, I will be paying with a certified check.Furthermore my Shipper will be coming over for the pick up..as i might not be available for the pick up myself but am OK with the information from the ad.I will need the following information details to make payment arrangement 1,Your full name to be on the Payment.2 ,Your postal address.3,Your phone number both land and mobile.4,Your postal code.???? I will really appreciate it buying this item from you.So you get me the required information for your payment to be issued asap.
Thank you.

This last one came from the e-mail:

colesteva20000@gmail.com

Two other suspicious e-mails came for the same listing!!! Unbelievable. Here are the addresses used:

gregteady27@fresnomail.com
michealj13@gmail.com ("Micheal John")


In all cases, I chose not to respond, after doing some homework due to the suspicious wording, and request for personal info. I'm glad I did! It is good to see these scammers exposed. Thanks,

(St.Louis area)

Anonymous said...

I posted for the first time today on CL and luckily my gut told me to check it out. Here's what I got from brad farr (bradfa2502@fresnomail.com):

Hi, I will like to make a purchase on your item listed on the craigslist ads,let me know if its still available.Hope to hear from you soon.

If this continues, I'll stick with eBay for my next sale...thanks so much for this site!!

-CL in Ohio

Anonymous said...

i was totally scammed by a guy calling himself DAVID MILNER. he wanted to buy some camera equipment i listed on CL and i must be a total dumas b/c i sent it to him in NIGERIA after i received a confirmation email from "paypal" (totally hacked & recreated) that i had a deposit & funds would be released when they had a tracking # from the post office. DUPED. AAAAH! i got an email for a tv cabined listed on CL from an individual calling himself "ELSON WANGER" - with a waterpool02@fresnomail. wanted to have me pick up a check from bank of america, deposit it so it cleared my account & send the balance to the "shipping" company along with my physical address so they can come pick it up.not bloody likely. won't be falling for that bs again...still beating myself up for falling the first time. grrrrrrrrr

Anonymous said...

I got the same email :
Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you soplease kindly withdraw the advert from CL. Please be informed that iwill be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just movedhere from Glenedale AZ on a job transfer. I will need the followingdetails to mail the payment later in the day. 1. Name to be on the payment 2. Home address 3. Cell phone # I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will bedelivered with 2-3 working days. I use a hearing impaired phone # andwill receive your calls via email.
Regard's Paul

I did give my Name, address + phone # before realising I should google it in case it was a scam.

I'm glad I found this page but now I wonder if they can harm me with the info I gave?

Add the email of Paul Mark
plmark045@gmail.com
SCAMMER!

Anonymous said...

I got the same email :
Thank for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you soplease kindly withdraw the advert from CL. Please be informed that iwill be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just movedhere from Glenedale AZ on a job transfer. I will need the followingdetails to mail the payment later in the day. 1. Name to be on the payment 2. Home address 3. Cell phone # I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will bedelivered with 2-3 working days. I use a hearing impaired phone # andwill receive your calls via email.
Regard's Paul

I did give my Name, address + phone # before realising I should google it in case it was a scam. I'm glad I found this page but now I wonder if they can harm me with the info I gave?
Add the email of Paul Mark
plmark045@gmail.com
SCAMMER!

Anonymous said...

This scam just happened to me from craigslist but the persons name was katemary@fresnomail and then the same at sify mail. I keep getting them. All I wanted to do was sell on craigslist. I at first beleievd this person and did give them my name. I have backed out and hope I am safe. Any advise????

Anonymous said...

Watch out for a guy named David Garder
EMAIL: davidgarder@fresnomail.com.

He almost conned me, to the tune of $2,000~~!!

Grr-rr!!!

Anonymous said...

I received a similar email from Deerejjohn@aol.com regarding a CL item. "Am hearing impaired but can be flexible to make this work so please you could remove the Ad. I will issue a certified money order in the amount of $350 in payment of the Dining room Table,while a mover could come to pick up at a convenient later day . I will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the payment
(1)Your full name: (2) Contact address where payment will be sent to:
(3) Tell/cell numbers:
I Await your response as soon as possible.
Best Regards.
John Deere"

I was also asked to remove this posting right away (what is the gain in that?). There were a couple of things that didn't quite sit well with me so I asked if we could deliver it for him instead but I never received any response back. Fortunately I paid attention to the "little voice" that was telling me this wasn't quite right.

Anonymous said...

selling a camaro on craigslist. got one of these standard reply e-mails. this one is apparently from a kenbwaters from gmail. i will cut and paste below the e-mail.

From: KEN BURKE [mailto:kenbwater20@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 7:12 AM
To: da Silva, Kimberly
Subject: Re: 1992 chevy camaro - $2500 (Ross Twp., Pittsburgh)

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you
so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed
that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank ..I will
need the following details to mail the payment as soon as possible.
Name to be on the payment ____
Home address____
City____
State____
Zip Code_____
Cell phone #______
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered
within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will
receive your calls via email **
N.B UPS does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thank

--
still available for sale??


how can we trap these people?????

Anonymous said...

Guys, have fun with this one!

Ajaxleem@fresnomail.com

He replied to my ad, and I could tell almost immediately it was a scammer. Item wasnt for sale in Fresno, let alone Cali.

Anonymous said...

I rarely use Craigs list but received the following:

Hello,

I am ready to purchase it asap.I anticipate that I'll have a Certified
Check issued out to you from my bank (Bank Of America). It will clear
within 2 to 3 business days.I'm in no rush with you till fund's are
cleared in your bank. I'll instruct a Shipping Co Agent to come for
pick up at your door,when you must have gotten your cash at hand.
Kindly e-mail me back with your physical address such as Name,Address
(NOT P.o.box) City, State, Zip-code, Phone Number.I will be sending
the payment via USPS Express Postal Service .

You can delete the advert asap!

I will await your response with details, do have a pleasant day!.

Sincerely.


As with the others, it started with a @fresnomail.com and then followed up with @gmail.com addy User went by the name Barry Johnson

Anonymous said...

I always add the scammers address into a mass email alert page.

Tibo said...

Received a scam today from Maria Walton mariaw31@gmail.com and waltonmaria1@fresnomail.com

Nice scam though, even faking a paypal payment.

This is the real postal address of this douchebag, send him some nice postcards :-D


Albert Simeon
No 5 ibara housing estate
Abeokuta
Ogun
234039
Nigeria

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on this site. I got the following email from the scam artists replying to my Craigslist ad.

First reply email from Jes Spencer, jimmyjatt01@gamil.com:
Is your posted item available and also in good condition?

Second reply email from Jessy Spencey dotman1000@hotmail.com:
Thanks for your prompt response.

I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from
C...LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified
check from my Bank as i just moved here from IOWA on
a job transfer....

I will need the following details to mail the
payment as soon as possible..

1.Name to be on the payment__________________2..
Home address_____________ City
____________State_____________ Zip Code________________3.Cell phone
#______________________

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money.

I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be
delivered within 2-3? working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
and will receive your calls via email.

Scam artist used the same hearing impaired and other same formats as mentioned from the other contributors on this site. What I also noticed was that his reply names are similar (Jessy Spencey, Jes Spencer) and he uses different email address on his reply emails to the same product.

Thank you so much for this site! I'm glad I found it! You have saved me from potiential trouble from this scam artist.

Anonymous said...

Got the hearing impaired word for word. They're using the name Thomas Axelson. Sealand91@hotmail.com is the email. Beware!