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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How do I report a Scam Artist?

Lately I have received many emails from people that want to report a scam artist, but don't know how or where to start. If you have received an unsolicited reply to your ad on Craigslist and are not quite sure if the buyer is legitimate, please search the posts here for differnent types of scams that are currently being implemented.

What can I do once I've been contacted by a Scam Artist.

1) You can block the user by marking their email as spam.

2) Report their name and contact information here.

3) If you are up to it, have the scam artist send their fake/fraudulent check to your local FBI field office. FBI List

Remember under no circumstances should you ever reveal your personal information. This includes using your real name, address, bank account info, or any other private and sensitive information. This also includes sending photocopies or scanned images of your drivers license or passport.

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM
Hello
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

iwasscammed said...

I received Scott McClintock's e-mail today. It was the same hearing impaired e-mail shown below. Glad I found this site.

teknojunkie said...

I got one from Martins Joe. I gave him my address and cell phone number. What is the consequence of that? Has anyone seen weird charges on their cell phone bill after giving that out?

hollie day said...

Christine Tucker/Gabrielle Cole
emailed about a mirror i'm selling. it seemed fishy, glad i found this site!

Anonymous said...

peter_alex16@hotmail.com, or almost any e-mail beginning with peter_alex16 is a scam artist. He tried to scam me out of $600. DO NOT DO ANY TRANSACTIONS OR ANYTHING WITH HIM!!!!!!!

SOO'S BLOG said...

This came from Bryon Rudd... scam for sure:

Hello,

Thank for the swift response to my mail,as the item is still
available, I will instruct my Secretary to process a check to cover
the cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the advert.I
will need the details of whom & where to mail the draft.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 #

Kindly delete the posting as am totally committed to buying from you
to save me cost, My mover will be coming over for the pick up right
only after the payment as been delivered and I want you to understand
that, I would have love to call but am a deaf and only uses a
hearing-in paired phone relay, So please send me an email only.

Regards

SOO'S BLOG said...

scam for sure, from a 'Bryon Rudd' - email bryonrudd111@gmail.com - keep up the good work

Bryon Rudd wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Thank for the swift response to my mail,as the item is still
> available, I will instruct my Secretary to process a check to cover
> the cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the advert.I
> will need the details of whom & where to mail the draft.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 #
>
> Kindly delete the posting as am totally committed to buying from you
> to save me cost, My mover will be coming over for the pick up right
> only after the payment as been delivered and I want you to understand
> that, I would have love to call but am a deaf and only uses a
> hearing-in paired phone relay, So please send me an email only.
>
> Regards

Haley said...

JUST RECEIVED 'SEVERAL COMMENTS' FROM THIS PERSON REGARDING MY FURNITURE LISTED:
EMAIL READS FROM jeff.lee800@gmail.com:

Thanks for the mail. I'm happy you still have the furniture available. I am okay with the picture of the furniture and price.I would have loved to come and see it in your house but my schedule will not permit me I'm a busy kind of person.You can get back to me with more pics if you still have them so we can proceed with payment arrangements and pick up. I will be making the payment with cashiers check or certified check, so I will need your full name that will be on the check and your full address where you can easily receive the package via courier and I will arrange for the pickup myself. I will hold till this check finally clears by your bank before the pickup.


NOTE:The payment I will be sending you will be of an excess. This you will give to the cargo company when they contact you for the pickup.All you need to do is to get the payment verified in your bank and faithfully deduct your own money as soon as you have the cash and send the remaining to the cargo company for them to come for the pickup.Please, get back to me if you are okay with this and I will implore you to remove the ads off craigslist because I really want to purchase this asap.

Haley said...

jeff.lee800@gmail.com sent this to me:

Thanks for the mail. I'm happy you still have the furniture available. I am okay with the picture of the furniture and price.I would have loved to come and see it in your house but my schedule will not permit me I'm a busy kind of person.You can get back to me with more pics if you still have them so we can proceed with payment arrangements and pick up. I will be making the payment with cashiers check or certified check, so I will need your full name that will be on the check and your full address where you can easily receive the package via courier and I will arrange for the pickup myself. I will hold till this check finally clears by your bank before the pickup.


NOTE:The payment I will be sending you will be of an excess. This you will give to the cargo company when they contact you for the pickup.All you need to do is to get the payment verified in your bank and faithfully deduct your own money as soon as you have the cash and send the remaining to the cargo company for them to come for the pickup.Please, get back to me if you are okay with this and I will implore you to remove the ads off craigslist because I really want to purchase this asap.

blacklilyflower said...

BEWARE OF THE EMAIL: johnson0444@gmail.com

His email: Thanks for your quick response,I just view the item again and its okay by me and will
like to proceed with the payment.I will be more than happy to issue a certified cashiers
check to you today via ovenight delivery and i will need your Name,address,city,state
and zip code(No p.o.box please) and PHONE NUMBER to write the cashiers check out.And
concerning the shipping i will handle the shipping via my shipping company so all i need
to do now is to send you a cashiers check of excess fund to cover the cost of purchase
and the shipping cost so you can deduct your money and send the excess to my shipping who
is currently in bay area for the pick at your residence after the cashiers check must
have clears your account to my house.Please kindly proceed and delete your advert on
craigslist if this is okay by you .....
Am happy doing business with you.

Williams johnson
21 red cliff village lane,
upper black eddy,Pa, 18972
(575)694-7172


It may LOOK real but I called the number; its in NEW MEXICO while his bloody address is PENSYLVANIA!
When I told him such, he simply replied "Hello, I will get my shippers to pick this up" or something.

Anonymous said...

Beware of a scam artist who is renting an apartment. He claims to be a business man named Lawrence Merchant. He still has a place listed on craigs list with the same info as the add I answered but different pictures.

Anonymous said...

Got one today. So obvious. (1) The display name for the email was Amanda Horner but the email was amanda.hornDer. (2) It includes a pretty good link to a fake Royal Mail website but the url is not www.royalmail.oom. (3) She offers to send overnight to make sure it gets here but the event is not for another month. (4) The location was posted as Austin but she has to ship from England. Anyway, hope this helps someone:

From: Amanda Horner
To:
Sent: Wed, Aug 19, 2009 6:45 pm
Subject: RE: Tx Ou Tix


The tickets are hard tickets and they are still available. I can send the tickets tomorrow morning and you can receive them on Friday morning at any address in the US.
My name is Amanda Horner and I am in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The tickets were bought by my company as a bonus were going to give on a deal to a customer from the US. Unfortunatelly the deal did not go through and now we are stuck with the tickets. I would hate to see the tickets go to waste.
If you are still interested I am ready to move forward with this sale as soon as we reach terms.
Obviously we need a safe way to complete this deal, one that will allow each one of us to make sure we receive what we are after as fast as possible and as easily as internet deals can be.
I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the tickets in less than 24 hours, if you can take care of your part of the deal the same day as well.
The solution is provided by the shipping company Royal Mail which is similar to Fedex or UPS, and they will handle and delivery of the tickets as well as the payment part.
With this procedure I will only receive the payment for the tickets after the game, after you receive and use the tickets.
Please click on the link below to the Royal Mail website to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the website of the company where the SameDay delivery procedure is explained:
http://www.overnight-parcelpost.co.uk/portal/en_lang/rm/webship.high.html

Like I said, we will pay for an overnight delivery so you will receive them in time.

Let me know what you think.

Amanda

Anonymous said...

CRAIGS LIST SCAMMERS
DO NOT BUY OR SELL FROM ANY!
Do not ever sell out of state or the country. Only sell to someone locally

marrrtins2@live.com
ainamks1@gmail.com
hbears04@hotmail.com
lawyerpeter002@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

These are a few names of scammers to aviod on craigs list. Do NOT give them any of your information! Not even paypal. Only sell to someone local who will give you their number or come to see the item and NEVER show a item alone or in privacy.

martins joe" marrrtins2@live.
erik ramon" hbears04@hotmail.

"Ainamks" ainamks1@gmail.
"lawyer peter"lawyerpeter002@gmail.

Anonymous said...

On Aug 31, 2009, at 5:11 AM, brian foley revfoley04@gmail.com

hello,
thanks for taking your time in getting back to me, i am rily
interested in buying the item but i'm not in the state presently, 'm
in germany for a conference and i'm buying the item for my parish
pastor located oversea, i will add the sum of $100 for the shipping
cost........making a total of $280 and will make the payment via
paypal because its safe, secure and easy to receive money...
hope to read from you again with your paypal email so as to proceed
with the payment.

thanks and Godes  bless.

Reverend Brian Foley

Anonymous said...

watch for paypal and alert pay scams as well,..the typical generic response is item still available and the 100 over asking to pay shipping,.

From: Sarah Willams swilliamltd@yahoo.com I am happy to hear that the lovely item is still available for sales and to let you know that presently am not in state am in England on business trip and, I will like to purchase it from you as soon as possible for a friend as a gift present. My mode of payment will be via(Alertpay). I will add $100 to your asking price to cover the cost of Shipment to my friend via (Express Mail Service US Post Office) Get back to me with your full name,Address,City,State,Country,Code and Phone Number.So that as to proceed with the transfering of the fund immediately and better of you can sign up with alertpay via www.alertpay.com and get back to me with the email used.

I would appreciate if you can send me the picture of it....Waiting to read from you

Regards,
Sarah.

OF COURSE I HAD PICS POSTED HERE IS ANOTHER

Thanks for the reply to my mail ,I would like to proceed with the payment. I'm buying it for someone special as a gift.My form of payment would be via(paypal) for you have your fund quicker and faster,you can read more about paypal at www.paypal.com .I'll proceed with payment as soon as you agree with my mode of payment. i'll need your name and paypal email account. Once the payment is verified and confirmed by paypal, you will ship. additional $100 would be included to cover shipping cost via Usps post office express mail. Hope to hear from you today.
Thanks.
My Regards
FROM FRED
fm7625@aol.com

I first thought pay pal that is secure BUT...the express ship is where they get you and your merchandise and then cancel payment
TRY A RESPONSE TO TEST THEM I DID AND GOT NO RESPONSE BACK

Sorry I did not get back sooner,..I am updating my pay pal account. I normally do only local cash business. Where is it I will be shipping. Please forgive me but your request seemed so general and slightly suspicious,..the amount of overage to ship seemed high. I do appreciate the generousity.The fact you do not want to inspect merchandise personally seemed odd as well.To be certain could you please reply back with the item you wish to purchase and full price to be paid. I will draw an invoice this evening. Thank you Heather
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY AND SAFE SELLING TO ALL

Anonymous said...

I got a scam artist here Grace Mark at kergraze04@gmail.com I posted an ad on craigslist and got her to respond to it.

Anonymous said...

People of Flint, Michigan BEWARE!!! There is a woman going by the name of Kristy Forgette who will buy household items and often childrens items that pays with a check on a closed account. She is in her early thirties and drives a older Burgandy Astro mini van. She appears well educated and is a smooth talker but don't be fooled!!!!

Anonymous said...

"I will instruct my Secretary to process a check to coverthe cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the advert".....This one This one was used on me when selling on Craigslist using the name Mandy Gluford.email = b.gonmoneycruize102@gmail.com or mandy.gluford@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

RENTAL SCAM
Phase 1 -
--Hello,
I was interested in the property you placed on the website and i will
like to rent it as soon as posibble.I will like to get some more
details about it, I am currently in ENGLAND and I am Relocating down
to the USA to do a survey for my company ( Kingsbridge Risk Solutions
(UK) Ivyhouse,8 - 10 HighStreet,Twyford,READING,RG10 9AE), as we are
about to open an office in the state, so due to my non presence to
inspect the Property, I will like you to provide me the following
details,
# I need full details including address of the property and pictures
if available for the place.
# Monthly rentals/security deposits.
# If utilities is added to monthly rent.
# When the property would be available.
# Mail me the total move in cost.
I await your response soon.

Phase 2 -
Hello
Thanks for the details on the Property, I am satisfied and will like to go ahead with the renting process, I will like you to go ahead and reserve the property for me.So I will be needing the following information's so that the check payment of $2000 can be processed and posted to you soon.

Name:............
Address:.............
Phone number(cell and land):..............

I want the 12 month lease to start on the 21th of sept 2009 I also want to notify you that I have in the mean time arrange with an interior decorator (Agent) who will be handling the purchase of furniture's, entertainment system and other appliances that I will need in the property, they will as well be in charge of moving down my luggage's down to the states. So the check of $4500 will be sent over to you which is a relocation grant by my employer.All you need do is to deduct the deposit $2000 and forward the difference to my Decorators so I can have the place prepared before my arrival. All applications and lease will be signed as soon as I arrive.Also for familiarization I Am Trevor,I am 31 yrs of age, a British citizen, married to a lovely lady, with a daughter (Family staying over in the UK), I work with (KingsbridgeRiskSolutions (UK) Ivy house,8 - 10 HighStreet,Twyford,READING,RG10 9AE), as a loss adjuster agent, I am a Christian, reserved in Nature, Non smoker also i don'tkeep pets.I look forward to meeting you and hope to have a good relationship as a tenant with you.I await the details.you can reach my at this number Below is my present landlords information for reference :

Dr.Jimmy Jat
4 Dorville Crescent. London W6 0HJ
UNITED KINGDOM
EMAIL:jimmyjat2000@yahoo.com
Regards.

Trevor
GORDON HOUSE
12 Greencoat Place
London
SW1P 1PH

Anonymous said...

scott bonnie (from scottbonnie24@gmail.com) Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:48 AM
To:

Hi, thanks for the swift response. I am actually buying this for
myself and will want the shipment handled by my shipping agent but no
worries as i am going to be responsible for the shipping bills, i will
add extra amount of $900 for my shipping agent cos am out of the town
for now so i won't be able to pay them upfront myself i will be gald
if you can do accept this for me. The Car is going to be picked up by
my agent after i have made the full payment via paypal. All i will
need is paypal account email so that i can remit the funds into your
account as soon as you email me your agreement to this process. I will
need more pictures of the Car in your next mail as i won't be able to
come and check out the Car .I reside in West Africa but i get
fascinated by products from abroad because it costs some fortunes here
and hope we have a deal. Once again, your fast response will be
greatly appreciated so that we can complete the transaction sooner.
Mr Scott.

Anonymous said...

from: email j.james9838

Once you have the check,I will like you to go ahead and cash it
instantly in your bank or you may deposit the check into your account
or you can take it to any cashing store place to cash it instantly and
deduct any cashing fees.As soon as you have the cash in hand i will
instruct you to deduct money for the item,Plus $100 for your runing
around and have the rest Balance send to the shipper in the morning
via Western Union so that he can be able to come for the pick up f the
item immediatly he did pick the money up at Western Union.Here is the
shipper information to have the balance send too.........

Please do take care of everything in morning before 4.pm today cos i
am moving to other state tomorow and i will be glad if we can complete
the transaction today.Please i have apologies for this transaction to
make everything done today.As soon as the money has been wired to the
shipper i will reuqest for the transfer details and also your map
quest to easy for the shipper to arrive there.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so
please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST. I don't mind paying
an additional $20 for it in order for you to take the AD down from craigslist
and also to be assured that it is already mine. Please be informed that i will
be paying with a Certified check as i just moved here from CArdiff,
on a job transfer and it is going to be sent to you via courier service which
is going to be mailed to you overnight.
My mover will be coming over for the pick up as soon as you have the check
cashed,so you don't need to bother about the shipping as everything on that
is well arranged.I will need the following details to mail the
payment to in order to facilitate the payment asap ..............

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 **

Linda.

Anonymous said...

Got a new scammer today...He goes by Henry...email addy of olasmn3@gmail.com

it all started regular and then it went downhill from there with:

---
Alright, are you sure is still in good working condition?I am buying this item for my Fiance i would have love to come over to your place and see it myself but my job will not give me the chance to do that,i will love to see pics,I will offer you $700 including shipping so get back to me with your pay pal email address so that i can make the payment as soon as possible to your pay pal account.I need you to get back to me as soon as possible and i want the item to be shipped out today cos it is very urgent.
Awaiting your quick response.

---

so i conversed with him for a bit and then asked him some pointed questions...in which he responded back "you are good!"...so obvious scammer. be aware...he was looking to get my G4 15 inch powerbook.
Kristine

Patrick said...

Have two to add: Gary McDonald (or Gary Dulwich) and David William, both trying the I"ll-mail-you-a-money-order-and-you-wire-me-money scame.

Ms. Potasznik said...

Carson Sarah carsonsarahbabe@gmail.com



BEWARE THAT EMAIL!
"she" wanted to pay $100 more than I was asking for my laptop. What's scary is they are insisting on paypal.

Anonymous said...

This guy uses very similar tatics to scam. As soon as he offfered more money then the asking price thats a guarentee its a scam



Hello ,
Thanks for the reply and the information you sent. I want you to take the Advert from the Website. Concerning payment I have just called my Client now and he has said he will Issue out a Money Order's of $3200 to your contact address in which you will remove the asking price $400 after cashing it at your Bank, Since it will be a US Postal Money Order and an extra $100 for your running around and then send the balance to the shipper Via western union money transfer so that he will use for all his flight charges and for the insurance of the shipment when being shipped and also I would want you to do this for me because the shipper also has some other shipments to do for me?in the state. I hope I can trust you on this? The information of the shipper will probably be sent alongside the check or when he is been assigns by his company. I will notify you if he has sent it. Looking forward to completing this transaction with you. Get back to me as soon as possible Note: All western union charges and bank fee for cashing must be deducted from the
shipping funds..
Here is my Full Contact info:
Marcus Ferdinard,
152 Chiswick High Road,
Chiswick, London W4 5RY
I Await your reasonablew reply as soon as possible..Have a Nice day..

Anonymous said...

Richard Plesh
rrdplesh @fresnomail.com
and
Richard Plesh
rchrdcrdr1 @gmail.com

Richard Plesh Craigslist request, if furniture was still available, already provided him a phone number to contact me:

Date:Sat, Nov 21, 2009 9:51 am

That's great, thank you for
getting back to me.

Though I'll be using the services of a mover who will come for the pick up of the item on my behalf all because

I'm currently away for a contracting Job but

I will send a 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

cell phone #.

Kindly delete the posting because am serious in buying it, when the funds clears then we can arrange for the pick up asap.
Regards,
Richard.

MY RESPONSE TO RICHARD'S REQUEST:

Richard, Thank you for your interest in my Craigslist ad, however, I would like to understand if your intention on purchasing the bed frame and bench, are you interested in both bed frame and bench, total cost $125? If the address you prefer delivery is local, I am able to do deliver for add'l $25, total cost to include delivery, $150.
Before I delete any items off Craigslist, I assume your check would be from a personal checking account and is it drawn on a local bank here in My City, Florida? How soon do you intend to send out the funds? My ph# is (111)111-1111, and was also listed on my previous response. Feel free to call for any questions.
Thank you, My Name

RICHARD'S RESPONSE:

Thanks for your response, the payment should get to you by monday, kindly get back to me so it can be issued asap. Ty
Richard.

MY RESPONSE:

Western Union would be less costly then any courier/Fedex service, the funds would be ready available.
Please provide address you would like local delivery.
bed and bench, $125, w/ local delivery, $150
My Name

RESULTS:
There has been no other response from Richard and I don't intend to hear from him again, that his response did provide direct instructions rather then phoning me. Claiming to use a courier to deliver payment and mover to pickup the items was deceptive within itself that the furniture was not worth such transaction. Richard avoided my questions and my offer for local delivery.

Hopefully this blog does not help better prepare these scammers to do a more efficent job to deceive, as most of us have pointed out their deceptive tactics, allowing most to see through their unprofessional scheme.

Dr. Farfignewton Chinchilla said...

Anthony Amado (and I'm sure he goes by other names) is a known scammer- he offers a great price on a computer/ipod/iphone/what have you then offers to ship is FREE to you (because he is out of the area, 2.5 hours outside of Los Angeles, Located on a military base, on an oil rig, away from the main roads, etc).

All you have to do is send him the first half of the payment, and he'll mail the computer. Of course, he never will mail the computer. Google him to see people who have fallen for his scams and don't be one of them!

Here are some of his emails:

djinvinceable123@hotmail.com
invinceable123@gmail.com


invinceable123@gmail.com

Robbi said...

Jeff Lee - jeff.lee800@gmail.com emailed this to me, too: Hello.
do you still have the furnitures posted available for sale.get back to me as soon as possible if you still have them available,im okay with the pics posted...i will like to know your final price.
thanks.

Anonymous said...

from "dave smith" otunbersmith10@gmail.com

Hello I really appreciate your response to my email.I want you to
consider it sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist to avoid
disturbance from another buyer.
i will add $50 to your money if you can remove the advert, so as to
I want you to know that i will be paying via bank certified check .
I will like you to provide me with the following.
information to facilitate the mailing of the check to you .
.....Full name to write on the check
.....Full Physical address to post the check
.....Not p.o box address
.....City, State and Zip Code
.....Home & Cell Phone to contact you
*** Note that the payment will be shiped to your address via UPS NEXT
DAYSERVICE and I will like you to know that you will not be
responsiblefor shipping i will have my mover come over as soon as you
have cashed the check** Thanks
i can trust you on this so we can move forward from here..
Regards

Anonymous said...

from ralph.turner100@gmail.com

Hello,

Thanks for the prompt response to my inquiry. I hope it is in a perfect condition as I'm highly interested in it and I am really okay with the pics i saw at Craigslist i will have love to come and take a look my self but i am a very busy man i hope you understand ? due to the distance i will like to make an instant purchase but if there is anything wrong, you can kindly let me know and we can fix things up. I don't mind paying additional $50 for it in order for you to take the ad down from craigslist and also to be assured that it is already mine.I will be paying you with a certified check and it is going to be sent to you via courier service which is going to be mail to you as soon as possible For the payment, I'm going to need your details as follow

1.Full name to be on the payment
2.Your home or office address which the payment will be delivered to
3.And your phone number in order to
facilitate the payment asap.
My mover will be coming for the pick up as soon as you have the check cashed, so you don't need to bother your self about the shipping as everything on that is well arranged.

Thanks and I'm waiting to hear from you
Regards

beb said...

stephenhstephen5@gmail.com on 1/11/10 sent: Hello, thanks for getting back in time...all I need from you is just
to assure me of the condition that its in great condition because am
presently on a business trip to Australia and I need to buy this as
soon as possible and want the it to be mailed to the person am
presenting it to, I will be responsible for the shipping fee and my
mode mode of payment will be via paypal...If you don't have an account
with paypal you can get one (www.paypal.com). So kindly get back to me
as soon as possible so as to conclude on how the payment is gonna be
made.

Waiting to hear from you.

Thanks,
Stephen

beb said...

katielrose33@gmail.com on 1/12/10 sent:

I'm Glad to have your response and for this reason, will be asking some questions regarding the item .
Hope its in good and working condition? because i will not be able to come down for check up of the item due to my working shedule in FL, I work in Florida Bound Motel.And i will want this item sent to my siblings in other country as a present.
I'm willing to offer you $350 with the mailing via USPS Express mail intl ....And the payment will be via paypal only for security reason .
I will need you to forward me the pics of the item to take a look and prove of ownership.
Hope to have your reply.

Carol Novack said...

No kidding scam. Duh. (Re books for sale, a few separate types/categories, different prices: my reply to the scammer's query re their availability inquired which type of books s/he was interested in). Will call the FTC and also report the phishing attempt to google mail. http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

From "Sarah Kimberly," sarahkimberly.sarah@gmail.com

Hello,
I am glad it is still available for sale.I am very much interested in
buying your item and i am ok with the price. I am only able to make
payment by money order at this time b/c i am away on assignment.
Please provide me with your
name:............
address:............
and phone number:............
for payment. It will take about 7days for payment to get to you. As
per pick-up, I will make arrangement for the pick-up after payment has
been received by you. I don't mind adding ten dollars so you can keep
it in my favor.Please take the posting off craigslist today and
consider it sold to me. Thanks
Expecting to hear from you soon.
Regards

Anonymous said...

Just got on craigslist looking for car. Found one for a "To good to be true" price. E-mailed him anyways. He also said he was in the Military and was unable to leave and didnt want the car just sitting around collecting rust. BE CAREFUL OFFERS TO SHIP CARS ARE 100% FRAUDULENT! Just remember that. I hope this helps someone. His Email was...

ddtanners@msn.com

Here is what he said to give you an idea....

As I've told you at this moment I am in Billings, MT in a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. This mean that I do a special training program and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.The shipping can't be a problem because I can do it at no cost for you. You will receive the suv along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more .Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program.The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of 5 inspection time period (test drive) and the option to accept or reject the suv on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.

LOL What a joke! If you are Suspicious of the Deal-DONT DO IT! you will save yourself a ton of headaches/heartaches! Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

CRAIGSLIST SCAMMER: NANCY RANEN
EMAILS:
this is the email response i received from my inquiry:
"Hi,
I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Afhanistan and don't want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before Feb 25. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn't been involved in any accident..I do have the title , clear, under my name.The car have 23,000 miles, year 2008 and VIN 1HGCP36708A031982.
It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $4700. The car is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
Regards!!!"

now i know some people who have sold their car when they shipped out and got a new one after comming home, so i thought it was worth it to inquire some more. after asking to her to call us, and if we can make a trip up there to see it, this is the response i got:

"As I've told you , I am in Great Falls, MT on a military base getting ready for Afghanistan. I do a special training program each day and I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want. The shipping wont be a problem and I will do it at no cost to you because will be made by the army. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, full service records and more ...Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal using an authorized third party like eBay, using their Business Purchase Protection Program .The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of the 5 day inspection time period and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address.
I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal
Hope to hear from you soon"

Anonymous said...

another scammer
Reply


Teresa Lewis to me
show details Feb 21 (1 day ago)

Hello
Good to hear from you. There is no problem about that,i will offer you the apartment for free base on your explanation.As i have said earlier, i am presently in London, the apartment keys with the documents and the puppy are with me here in London. I will need to send you the apartment keys with documents and the puppy by a shipping agent. In this manner i will say you will have to pay $300 as the shipment fee and insurance fee of the puppy before i can release the apartment keys and the puppy for you in other to ensure a secure transaction because there are people who are not ready to rent apartment but only have interest in vacant apartment address and thereby use the apartment address to scam people.I am making this suggestion based on my past experience..Once you are able to send the money i will start making arrangement for the shipment of the apartment keys and the puppy. I will be looking forward to read from you in other for me to give you the information you will use in sending the money by western union money transfer . Also i will want you to give me the Name and Address you want me to use in sending you the apartment keys and the puppy in other for me to start the shipment arrangement as soon as you send the money.This is my phone number +447024025643 here in London.

Looking forward to read from you .

Cheers

Anonymous said...

From Lawrence Alvin: alvinlaw001@gmail.com


Hello,

I'm very glad that the item is still available, thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant purchase, so please and please do withdraw the posting from Craigslist, i dont mind adding an extra $50.00 for you to take the posting down from craigslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item. I will also like you to know that i will be paying via check,and it will be over night payment due to the distance. You dont need to bother yourself with the shipment ok, i will do take care of that. So 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 address
3. Your Phone Number.
Once again, 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. Thanks

jsmartn said...

WATCH OUT FOR THIS REPLY THAT ASKS YOU TO DOWNLOAD A VIDEO in response to a very specific 'for sale' craigslist posting!


From:
Clara BLIMKA

Hello,

saw the AD you posted on craigslist and I'm very interested in purchasing your item but I am not too sure if its the same type that my cousin is after. Obviously I want to make sure before I commit myself to buying it. Anyways here is a video link that I copied from my son's computer VID1 (if not work try VID2). Can you please confirm its the similar type and reply back to me ASAP. Im willing to pay more than what your asking for as long the item matches the video description and you can reserve it for me.

Thanks for your time.
Cheers!

Sonya.

Anonymous said...

Hi
Thanks for your response. I'm going on a vacation to London but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I'm sure you will get in about 4 - 6 business days. I'll add $20 extra for the delay. I'll pay by M O or cashier check so send me your info (i.e full name, mailing address and your phone number) so payment can be mailed out immediately. I will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must have received and cashed the payment.
Awaiting your info.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Scam from Jessy Spencey (Craig's list 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

2nd e-mail:
I just got to know this,it is such an emergency.

Please you have been sent a check for the payment of the item i am
buying from ya, but there is a little 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 $2,490 and that was because they
misinterpreted me.

Please Let me trust you here, when you receive the check, kindly help
me have it cashed and send the excess amount wired back to my movers
via western union money transfer,they need the money to make some pick
ups of some other home items i bought from different locations and
also make a payment for a car i bought too.

So please get back to me asap and let me know you will help me have
the money sent to them Via Western Union Money Transfer.so that i can
have a rest of mind, I am really worried.

Thank ya so much, God Bless, you shall see favor when you need too.

Jesse Spencey

cdcripe said...

Am grateful with your response and i will like to make a quick purchase
so please do delete the item from Craigslist.I will be adding $50 to
take the advert from Craigslist so as for me to have it in mind that
am in hand of the item.
I will want you to know that i will be paying via check,and it will
be an over night payment due to the distance .You don't need to worry
your self with the shipment ,I will take care of that.So 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
3..Your phone number.
**Once again ,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**
Do Have a nice day

ANDREW COLE email is andrewcole500@gmail.com

cdcripe said...

Am grateful with your response and i will like to make a quick purchase
so please do delete the item from Craigslist.I will be adding $50 to
take the advert from Craigslist so as for me to have it in mind that
am in hand of the item.
I will want you to know that i will be paying via check,and it will
be an over night payment due to the distance .You don't need to worry
your self with the shipment ,I will take care of that.So 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
3..Your phone number.
**Once again ,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**
Do Have a nice day

Scammers Name: Andrew Cole

Email andrewcole500@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I got one from Turtle Bill turtlesbills@yahoo.com

Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house. I am Turtle Bills , the owner of the house you are making inquiry of.Actually I resided in the house with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and presently we have moved out due to my transfer from my work now in Warsaw,Poland. As soon as we settled down here i had a thought of selling the house but later my wife advised against it. Presently my house is still available for rent for $700 (rent already includes utilities).More so, i’m currently in the (West African)for an international Christian follower’s crusade.Pls i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that am offering for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute care of this house and want you to treat it as your own, Please we are never after your money but the absolute maintenance and upkeep of the home are all we ask from you and your lovely family.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word..

This is the second one Ive heard about where the "owner" was moving or living in Africa. So obviously a scam.

I also received one from a Megan Payne who said he and his family were moving to African because he was being transfered by the Niger dock Plc and he was an X ray welder.
Also a scam, I googled everything in the email and it all came back as scam stuff, and I googled the house address which was about %300 more than what the guy said.
Be careful!

Berthaangeloff said...

I just want to say that, I'm a hard working individual who seeks employment. I looked on Craigs List to see of any job openings. I found one.............

"CARGIVER NEEDED FOR AN FEMALE CLIENT 24 YEAR OLD, YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A 3 OR 4 DAY INA WEEK ASSIGNMENT. WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A LADY WHO IS IN FAIRLY GOOD HEALTH BUT NEED SOME ASSISTANCE MAKING IT DOWN THE STAIRS & WITH MID-DAY MEALS. DO YOU DRIVE OR OWN A CAR? IF YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO DRIVE, YOU WILL HIRE A CAR. THE POSITION MAY DEVELOP TO INCLUDE DRIVING TO THE SENIOR CENTER, YOU CHOOSE THE DAYS. OUR PAY IS COMPETITIVE TO THE MARKET. PLEASE CONTACT THE RESUME ASAP TO ME. THANKS. "

I reponded with interest and some backround informaiton on myself.

The very next day @ 4:17 AM I opened my email and read:


"Hello ,
My Name is smiths, I have received your email with resume
message. My Sister (Millie) will be coming from (Denver, CO) and she
will be moving on 25th of July .2011. she is 25 Years of age. 140lbs
and 5.8ft. she speaks English fluently.We really need you to be honest
and trust worthy in this work. The work basis are below:

....You are to be checking on My Sister at least 4 times in a week for
proper caring and to know how well about her health and i think you
have little medical experience.

....You will be earning $500 for 1 week of handling this work properly.

....You will be driving her to hospital when she need arise for proper
medical check up at least once in a month and if you don't know how to
drive, you will hire a car.

......Your working days will be Mon,Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.You
will have to prescribe the convenient hrs during each of this days
which will not affect your other regular work as this will be a part
time work for you and if you want to live with her in the house for
other assistance there will be no problem. So kindly provide me your
full name and mailing address so that we can ensure the housing agent
get her an apartment which will be more closer to your house and I
hope about 10 miles will not be too far for you. Also we will be
paying you the first week wages upfront via a Certified Check because
you will help her to get some medical tools like one touch basic
machine,acu-check machine and test trips in any nearest pharmacy store
around. So I want you to feed me back with the following details so
that we can ensure you are ready for the work.

1. Full Name..................................
2. Mailing Address............................
3. City................................
4. State and Zip Code............................
5. Phone Number.........................
6.Age, Sex and marital status.........................

I will be sending you her living address very soon so that you will
know where you will be working. I will give you her living address
once the rental agent find her a suitable house. I will be awaiting
your email soonest and we can proceed as you can understand that the
date is getting approach...and i will want you to ignore any other
offer if you are interested in this offer.
Thanks."


YEAH............ PEOPLE BE AWARE THESE ARE PEOPLE, WHO GET RICH BECAUSE OF HONEST PEOPLE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF!!!!!!!!! I THANK GOD I DIDN'T FALL FOR THIS. READ THIS MESSAGE AND TALK ABOUT IT, SPREAD THE WORD. BRING IT UP AND PROMOTE AWRENESS.

Boris said...

"lovelyapartmentcity" and "theclickreservation" appear to be scamming by offering very good rental deals on (fictitious) vacation apartments in various cities. Here's my evidence of a scam:


1. theclickreservation wants wire transfer money for a reservation and deposit, in obvious disregard to Craigslist policy.
2. the domain is only two weeks old.
3. prices for their super-posh flats are absurdly low in some markets - and all the same prices everywhere - boilerplate ads
4. I've found at least one instance where several of their testimonials show up on another (legit) apt. advert. (and that place was $500/night)
5. they have an older domain still active
using the same testimonials but _different dates_.
6. that other domain is mentioned as a scam site here: http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=19893



I copied some testimonials text from "theclickreservation.com" and looked for possible sources unrelated to their site.


found their older site "lovelyapartmentcity.com" - same testimonials, different dates.


this information is for me the clincher:


http://www.flipkey.com/reviews/property_reviews/119505/ <-- a legit place from which _several_ testimonials were lifted (not quite verbatim, but that does'nt matter)

Michael M said...

Richard Glory, he's a scam artist. He rented my damn house out.

Michael M said...

Richard Glory. He runs apartment scams. He rented my house out, has my address and all. He pretends to be religious. These guys are so fucking stupid.

Anonymous said...

Subject:

5837515701!!!!Couch -- Craigslist!!!!95805391038

Email from Peterson01@snet.net, reply to eddy66eddy@aol.com

His e-mail address is listed on another scammers site -- wanted to add it here as well.

Anonymous said...

Just got this one.. first contact was from Ben Robert... ben.robert02@gmail.com.... then second email was from James.SP ... james.supo@gmail.com.

Here is what was emailed:


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 it
will be delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS), so I'll need
you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the
mailing of the check...

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.Thanks

--
still available for sale???

Anonymous said...

I was told by my assistant that your item is still for sale,i would have love to come and see it,but my scheduled is very tight.I will mail out your payment once you provide your full name.phone number and address.I can only pay via money order as am on a business trip now,pls let me know where to send your payment to because i wouldn't want to lose it to some else.I don't mind adding ($50) dollars so you can keep it in my favor,you should get your payment in 7-8 working days i will appreciate if you can get the ad off craigslist so i can be sure you are keeping it in my favor.Please let me know as soon as you receive it so i can start making arrangement for the pick-up.

Thanks.

john sean

foutianknowledge@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I received a job offer and as the conversation went along.. it sounded like a money laundering business. I was sent an email from Kim Martinez datainc60@gmail.com. I proceeded to get an instant message from a Richardjones0179.....

richardjones0179: You will receive a check for $2650,deposit it ,take $80 for yourself ,$155 for the purchase of quickbook at staples ,Then the balance will be sent to the shipping agent who will deliver the rest equipment to you so you can get started.

Any questions and can you be trusted on this ?

richardjones0179: How will you be cashing this check

Me: At the bank

richardjones0179: You are suppose to deposit the check

richardjones0179: You will be doing an assignment now for this firm. Before the check is sent to you.Create an account with craiglist using datacapture102@gmail.com. You will be posting job ads to all the states in the usa with craiglist.Each city to each state

SCAM SCAM SCAM

Unknown said...

I got an email from Sharon Pears responding my rental ad. Turns out she is a scammy one.
------
Hello,

Thanks for getting back to me. I do appreciate your response and the details(price) of the house,after i went to check the add again.My name is Sharon Pears,27 years old,fun-loving,outspoken, friendly, clean, caring, and respectful of others, a non-smoker,don't do drugs,drink occasionally,and drama free kind of person. I graduated last year from The university of Manchester, Manchester in UK...I am single and have no children,do bible studies on weekends and sometimes Karaoke nights with my roommates.Being a Christian i've never missed a Sunday without going to Church.I would love to secure the room for myself before my arrival to the state as I'll be moving in with my luggage.You seem to be a very interesting person to be with and I must confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the house because I make people smile always.I will be in the States before the end of next Month for the next one year as i am coming for my masters degree program-me. I was born in Manchester. (UK) and my Dad is from Texas (San Antonio) but has been living in Manchester for the past 20 years since my Mom is from Manchester.

I attended The university of Manchester,and I speak both German and English fluently,Am presently on research work in Luxembourg (Belvaux) on (HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM AND HEALTHY PEOPLE).And it is based on ecological services, sustainability, population growth or economics, but to Western’s Ecosystem Health Program, these factors are central to determining health outcomes. am almost done with that because its part of my prerequisite for my masters in Microbiology.I would have loved to call you but this is a remote area and calls is hard to go through from here and I don't want to waste much time .I'm really interested in renting from you and i do really love pets but i don't have any at the moment.

I would have loved to see the place but am very far away which makes it a little harder,but with some recent pictures i think I'll be good.I would love to know more about you and if you have garage or parking space as I will have my own car, pls let me know the total payment of the place and more over i will send your email to my Dad for him to email you later because he is the one that will be paying the bills but nevertheless,I will like you to send me your full Name and mailing address, your phone number as well,so that my Dad will issue out the payment to you from a United State Bank Cashier's Check (NOT OUT OF STATE CHECK).I will need the following information to have my Dad issue out the rental payment to you.A Picture of mine has been attached below.A recent picture of yours and the room will be appreciated.

(1) Full name as it will appear on the payment.
(2) Physical Address
(3) phone number


You can reach my Dad directly if any need arises on +447024061745

Hope to hear from you soon

Sharon

Anonymous said...

Beasley Mark has several different job postings on CraigsList. Medical office receptionist, dental office receptionist, something about Donovan corporation, and a few others. He claims he's a realtor/lawyer in need of an assistant willing to pay $500/week for minimal work making travel arrangements, running documents, etc. His email is Beasley_Mark@hotmail.com BEWARE!!!

Anonymous said...

The guy playfun678@gmail.com asking for a cleaner is a scam. Thank god I googled his email and saw the same job in seven cities!

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Thanks for getting back to me. My name is Michelle Harry (F), I am 26yrs old, I am fun loving, personal, friendly, clean, caring,and respectful of others. A non-smoker, don't do drugs, i drink occasionally,and drama free. I graduated last year in UK, I am single and have no children. I do bible study, and sometimes we do karaoke night with my roommate! i go to church every Sunday.I need to secure this room for myself before i arrive to the state as I'll be moving in with my luggage.You seem to be a very interesting person to be with and I must confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the house because i make people smile always.I will be in the state before the ending of this Month for the next one year and during my stay.I will be in the state before the ending of this Month for the next one year and during my stay I am coming for my masters degree. I was born in England (UK), my dad is from USA but my mum is from England.

I went to Greenwich university in London i speak both French and English ,am presently on research work at Guam (USA), am almost done.with that bcos its part of my perquisite for my masters in Microbiology. I would have loved to call you but this is a remote area calls is hard to go through from here and i don't want to waste much time. Am really interested in renting from you and i do really love pets but i don't have any at the moment. I would have loved to see it but am very far,but with pictures,I am glad. I will also like you to tell me more about you and if you have garage or parking space cos I will have my own car come over, pls let me know the total payment of the place and more over I will send your email to my dad for him to email you later bcos he is the one that will be paying the bills but nevertheless,I will like you to send me your full Name and the mailing address, your phone number as well,so that my Dad will issue out the payment for the place as soon as possible,with that you can hold on the place for me till i come . I will be looking forward to your email soonest.

Regards.
Michelle

Anonymous said...

I received the same responses from 2 different addresses for the same ad I posted on craigslist. They were sent from linda daniels <daniels.linda210@gmail.com and elizabeth ashley <elizabethashley007@gmail.com The responses were completely identical which raised a red flag immediately.

Here is the last correspondance.

Hi,
Thanks for mailing back, I don't have the chance to come and view it cos of the nature of my job, i am a chef,am at the sea,i am buying this for for my sister, i am at sea right now but i wouldn't mind seeing a few more pictures of it, and I am okay with your price.Right now the only way i can make the payment is via paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online and theres no way i can issue out a check or something here, but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account,and this is why am using paypal to pay you, all i will need is your paypal email address to make the payment,and if you dont have a paypal account,its pretty easy to set up and it very secured,log on to www.paypal.com its also the same as me paying you directly. i hope you consider this cos i really don't want to miss this deal.I have a pick up agent who will come for the pick up after payment have been made.Thanks for understanding.many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Received this email:
Hello,
I am interested in your item if it is still available. Can I make you an
offer?

J S.

I said go ahead and offer, then I got this email:
On 9/4/2011 3:36 PM, Jack Stubs wrote:
> Hello,
> Thank you for your prompt response.Actually I have been looking for a
> fair price for this item and yours seems to cut it. I do hope the item
> is still in good condition and works perfectly.I am presently in Haiti
> on Missionary duties so i would not be able to meet you in person.I'd
> like to see more pictures
> I am getting this item for my nephew who is on a Student exchange
> program with a University abroad,in West Africa precisely and he is
> going to be there for 4weeks.My offer for your item is $90 and I would
> include $45 for shipping using United States Postal Service(USPS)
> Priority Mail.
> I can effect payment with PayPal since it is a very quick,very safe
> and secure way to make and receive payments. Let me know if it is OK
> with you.
>
> Expecting your reply.
>
> Regards
>
When I called him out as a scammer and asked him not to email me any more, I got this email:
FUCK YOU IDIOT...I WILL KILL YOU

So I replied that I was reporting him to the FBI right away.

His info is: jack.stubs2002@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is a scam from Craig's List: Hello, Good Day, I just confirmed that the payment will get to your locationtoday, As soon as you receive it just go ahead and Deposit it intoyour bank account and withdraw the shipping money,Deduct $500 for theitem fee ,Also deduct another $100 for your patience through thistransaction and your running around expenses. Then visit any Western Union money transfer office in your locationand have the rest of the money sent to my mover who is coming for thepick up through the following information: Shirley Estes20934 NE Matthieu StreetRichmond. VA 23234 Note: Deduct western Union Transfer Charges Out of the foundOnce that is done,you have to get back to me with the the westernunion money transfer information such as: -Sender's full name.-Amount sent-Western Union Mtcn#.along with the best time you want the mover to come. As soon as you get back to me,I will instruct my mover to get themoney and visit your location tomorrow for the pick up. Hope to readback from you asap. Melissa Tompkins melissatmpkns521@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Beware all
Huge right now
they find a home for sale
you contact to buy or rent, they contact you to send a deposit, via western union,, what no bank acct hahah
then you send $ they are gone...
recent is a Heather Gilroy out of Manilla Phillipines..... Be care ful
Craigslist is Not Worth it

Anonymous said...

Craigslist Scam

I've seen a few versions of this same email posted by other people.

client-ip=10.42.95.8

Emails:
smorse79@gmail.com
grlbnderson@gmail.com
kali_pah@rocketmail.com


Gabriel Anderson smorse79@gmail.com to me

Thanks for the swift response, just to let you know that am okay with the condition and price of the item, am ready for its purchase and my form of payment will be through PayPal. Please take the item off Craigslist so no other buyer can ask about it.I'll be responsible for the pick-up and the pick up money will be included in your payment to avoid delay and to enable pick up company schedule an appropriate time for the pick-up at your location after the payment has been made and confirmed by PayPal. If you don't have an account with PayPal at the moment it is very easy to set up. Visit there site (www.PayPal.com.us) and get it set up. After this is done all i will be needing to make this payment is your PayPal email which you have used for registration with PayPal so as to put the money through.

I would have love to come for the viewing but due to my work frame that might not be possible,but if you have more pics i might want to have a good look.

Please do get back to me with your PayPal email so that i can proceed with the payment asap.

Regards
Gabriel

Anonymous said...

I avoided a scam from a howellony@gmail.com. After several emails and a check from an insurance company letterhead, I advised her that I would not deal w/out cash. Her final response to me was FUC^ YOU. (I added the symbol.) The check I got from FEDEX was addressed from a Linda Kavanogh in MO. Below is a copy of one of her correspondences to me:
Thanks for your honesty, The reason you got excess payment was that apart from the piano am buying from you...I also have a truck and some other musical instruments meant to be picked up by the mover, You to deduct the cost of the piano and additional $50 for keeping it safe for me, then have the remaining funds sent to the mover ..i got in touch with the Moving company concerning pickup and they told me to get words with you as to when you will be available for them to effect pickup after they have receive their funds. They gave me their information that will enable the funds get to them via western union wire transfer below is the informations where you will send the funds to after you have remove the cost of qpiano.

BELOW IS THE MOVER'S INFORMATION I WAS GIVEN FOR WESTERNUNION DETAILS.

Lori Bikar
4213 Caldwell Street
Metamora, IL 61548

Also remember to deduct Western Union Charges from the funds and get back to me with total amount sent along with other information used e.g

MTCN (10 Digits)
Sender's Name and Address
Amount Sent
Date Sent

Also let me know when best for the pickup to take place after you've sent the money via Western Union.

THANKS AND NICE DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU AND REMEMBER TO DEDUCT THE WESTERN UNION CHARGES FROM THE MONEY YOU ARE SENDING AND GET BACK WITH THE WESTERN UNION DETAILS.

Regards.

Anonymous said...

Scammer! james powell
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:54 PM

** 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
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Hello
Am interested in immediate purchase let me know asap if still available
Thanks.........

i responded & then got this email:

Sounds Good,
I would have come in person but am in a conference and cell phones are restricted ,you can only get through to me via emails and also send me some more photos.I will like to proceed with the transaction asap and my mode of payment will be via bank check drawn on my bank (Bank Of America) as there are too many scams online with bogus paypal payment and money orders,the item will be picked up from you by my shipper so you don't have to worry about shipment of the item also the check will be sent with the fund to cover cost of item and also shipment by my shipping company due to company policy the amount i placed with my company can only be written on a single check so that is why i want you to receive the check and send the excess fund to my shippers that will arrange the pickup when the check clears at your bank,once your bank verify and cash the check you will deduct your fund and send the excess fund to the shipping company so they will proceed with the pickup because i also have other items to be picked up,i should have handled this myself but i am not available to do this now i am currently away for my company seminar that is why i want to do this to facilitate the transaction so proceed to delete the advert of this item if my mode of payment is accepted and get back to me asap with your full name,physical address and phone # to send the check to you.Thanks..

Anonymous said...

My husband received this email thread regarding a dirt bike that we have posted.

Hello,
The Certified Check has been mailed.
My payment will get to you via USPS postal service.The fund's will cover your payment and also shipment.I'm in no rush with you till funds has been cleared in your bank. You are required to deduct your fund then refund balance to the mover for him to be able to offset shipping and other tax charges. The mover's agent will come for pick up & signing of document when payment is cleared in your bank.
Please write me back if this helps! Delete advert today.

Thank you and i will be waiting to read back from you
Regards
Mark Beem



















“…these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, …And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house” Deuteronomy 6:7&9




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Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 06:48:44 -0700
From: xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: ok: 2005 Yamaha YZ450FT - $2500 (Sierra Vista)
To: htpmark@hotmail.com

Sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday, didn't see the e-mail until this morning. Here is the information.

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--- On Mon, 9/19/11, Mark Beem wrote:


From: Mark Beem
Subject: ok: 2005 Yamaha YZ450FT - $2500 (Sierra Vista)
To: xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, September 19, 2011, 8:30 AM


Thanks for the quick response, i'm glad that is still available for sell and am ok with the asking price, but i will not be able to come and look at it, because am out of state right now. So the payment will be made through Certified Business Check. I would have loved to come and see it before actual purchase, but i cannot due to my work which puts me in a very tight time frame So don’t worry about the shipment, because it will be pickup by my private shipping company. I will wait for the check to clear at your bank before we proceed with the shipment. So if you are willing to sell it to me, get back to me your payee name, contact address and your phone number, for me to be able to mail the check to you.
Thank you and i will be waiting to read back from you
Regards
Mark Beem

















“…these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, …And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house” Deuteronomy 6:7&9




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Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 08:57:15 -0700
From: xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: 2005 Yamaha YZ450FT - $2500 (Sierra Vista)
To: xcxcxcx018@yahoo.fr

I do still have it.





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From: Mark Beem ;
To: sale-qhgxr-2604345208@craigslist.org ;
Subject: 2005 Yamaha YZ450FT - $2500 (Sierra Vista)
Sent: Sun, Sep 18, 2011 2:08:55 PM


Do you still have this for sale?if yes get back to me as soon as possible..

Anonymous said...

To Good to be true. Such a SCAM

I was looking for an apartment on Craigslist and came across John Ilac. $120 / 1br - 1 BEDROOM 1 BATHROOM FOR RENT IN MELBOURNE. johnac47@gmail.com

So glad i did some research before i went through with it.

He said:

Thanks for your response, I am John Ilac the owner of the 1 bedroom Apartment you are making inquiry of. I used to stay in the Apartment not until i left for United Kingdom (LONDON ) for a construction job with Total/Elf, (I'm a construction engineer) and i am now Happily married and we are currently on our Honey Moon. I will be in UK,ENGLAND for five years so presently my apartment is much available for rent and all utilities included, it is furnished and i don't mind "PETS". Pls i want you to note that, I am a kind and honest man and also i spent a lot on my property, so i will solicit for your absolute maintainance of this apartment. Hope you understand that it is not the rent that is my problem but i want you to keep it tidy at all times, hope we have an understanding.

I want a tenant i can trust so i will ask for you to tell me more about yourself. We will be Staying in UK now for like 2yrs that is why I have made up my mind to put up all my apartment for rent to whom ever that will take good care of it. Also how long do you intend to stay? How soon do you intend to move in? the apartment is free for move in now.My mobile number is +44 703 184 750

ADDRESS :- 234 Flinders Lane,Melbourne VIC 3000

RENT FEE : $480 per month (Inclusive )

BOND DEPOSIT : $480 (refundable)

Amenities :-
Dishwasher, Dryer, Electric Stove, Freezer/Deep Freeze, Fridge, Microwave, Washer, Washer/Dryer Hookups, Water/Sewer ,Internet connectivity ,Cable

Interior:
Free Internet
Hardwood
Storage Area/Room
Walk-In Closets

I want you to provide answers to the application below:


*****RENT APPLICATION FORM*****
( Private and Confidential )


1)Your Full Name :-

2)Your Full Current Address :-

3)Phone Number & Mobile Number :-

4)How old are you :-

5)Sex :-

6)Are you Married :-

7)How many people will be living in the apartment :-

8)Do you have a Pet? :-


9)Do you have a Car? :-


10)Occupation? :-


11)What is your Religion? :-


12)Citizen of Which Country? :-


13)When are you ready to Move In? Exact Date? :-


14)How Many Months are you willing to rent the apartment? :-


15)How many months rent can you pay upfront? Minimum ( 1 month rent & Deposit = $960 ) or ( 2 months rent & Deposit =$1440 & you get (1) month free ) .so which option do you prefare????


IF YOUR OKAY WITH THIS,FILL THE APPLICATION FORM AND TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOURSELF AND HOW YOU CAN TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE APARTMENT.


Thanks for getting back to me.,sorry my calling card finished....Below are my details where you will be sending the money to through Western Union Money Transfer, All you have to do is to find any nearest Post office and send the money...


I replied saying could i only transfer a part of the money since i am worried about being scammed. He then called me saying i can pay half to the western union and that he understands, wants me to take good care of the apartment and he will treat me like a or his daughter i couldn't understand him that well.

I Checked the cell numbers area code and in was a Nigeria number. And not the one he gave me.

Have seen some other peoples comments and sounds like the same guy. with small changes to his story.

Anonymous said...

New scammer Jessca Mark jessicamark10@gmail.com !!!

I'm okay with the price,i will like you to provide me with your payment
information for payment ASAP.I will need your pay pal e mail address or
send me a pay pal payment invoice. If you don't have pay pal provide me
with your full name and address so i can send you money order for the
item. This is because am out of town at this moment and i needed to
get this payment done as soon as possible I will include ($100) for
shipping cost when sending the payment to you.Hoping to hear from you
soon and i hope it will make a great gift for my son.


Thanks.

Jessica.

Anonymous said...

A couple more to avoid, these two deal in electronics scams:

mike wood:
mikewd17@gmail.com

Steven Aitken:
saitken91@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

DO NOT REPLY TO ANY EMAIL ON CRAIGSLIST REGARDING A HIGH PAYING JOB WORKING FOR A
"NEW UP AND COMING" ADULT COMPANY OF ANY CAN.. JOHN STILLER

JOHNSTILLER@YAHOO.COM

813-480-3240


ALL HE WILL DO IS TRY TO MEET YOU AND IF YOU HOOK UP WITH HIM HE MIGHT GIVE YOU THE JOB.... I DIDNT FALL FOR IT BUT ALMOST DID DUE TO THE BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE HE HAD.