How to Spot a Scam

Monday, December 15, 2008

Stay Clear of These Two

We have two new names to report.

Con Artist: Larry Moore
Email used:

Con Artist: Nathan Bennett
Email used:,

*Help put an end to these miserable people


Anonymous said...

I received this email, and I also received an overnight check they wanted me to cash. I have informed the authorities so hopefully nobody will be scammed.

Anonymous said...

I have been dealing with the same individual(s). Here is the ongoing commentary. It has been reported to the FBI but it does not seem like much can be done. Here is the language they use. Falsified check is from Cappadonna INC Temecula , CA, Advanstar Communications, INC, Wells Fargo Bank (inactive) (current)

Some related sites with complaints:

From: Nathan Smith

Sent: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 6:04 pm
Thanks for the response.I am willing to pay your asking price.I will pay by a check as its the only way i can pay you at the moment.I will make arrangement for the pickup after payment have been received by you.I don't mind adding an extra $30 so you can keep it in my favor.I would have loved to come take a look at it but i am presently out of town,send me some pictures.Reply with your name,phone # and mailing address where payment will be sent.I will let you know how i intend to pick it up.Please take the posting off craigslist today and consider it sold to me.

Expecting to hear from you soon.
Warm Regards.

From: Nathan Smith

Sent: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 8:11 pm

I have given my partner the go ahead to mail payment to the address you gave me.You should receive payment within the week.Once payment is received we can proceed with the pickup.Thanks for your understanding and patience.I would like you to take the posting off CL today.

Nathan Smith
Sent: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 5:33 am
Subject: KEEP ME POSTED.........................
How are you doing,i hope you are fine and alright.I have been busy myself but doing great.There is something i think i must bring to your notice.After a reconciliation of my account, i discovered that somehow my partner must have over paid you.The payment that was meant for another transaction was sent to you and the one meant for you was sent to another,however i want to believe i wont have a problem with you.
Please once you receive your payment,i will like you to deduct your money and send the remaining via western union to the manager of the shipping company that will help me with the pickup.I will provide the info you need to complete the western union transfer once you receive payment.Thanks once again for your understanding.
Warm regards

From: Nathan Smith
Okay,get back to me with your full name and mailing address so that i can make the arrangement for the payment tomorrow morning.…..

Same message again:

Thanks again
Okay,get back to me with your full name and mailing address so that i can make the arrangement for the payment tomorrow morning...

Saturday 1/ 17/09:
How are you doing?Sorry i get back to you this late have been very busy.Am happy to let you know that the payment will be deliver to you this morning or tuesday morning by a ups delivery guy.The tracking # for your payment is (J195 522 302 5) you can check the tracking # @ to confirm the exact time it will be deliver to you.
Immediately you receive the payment i want you to take the payment to your bank and have it cashed,you will deduct your item cost and send the remaining balance to the mover's who will be coming for the pickup at your address.I will get back to you on how you are to send the remaining balance to the mover's cause i want the item to be pickup on before wednesday.
Expecting to hear from you soon.

1/19/08: Hello,

The payment has been delivered....I got in touch with the moving company concerning pickup and they told me to get words with you as to know when you will be available for them to effect pickup after they have receive their fund.They gave me their information that will enable the fund gets to them via MoneyGram and below is the information of the Account Manager where you will send the funds to after you have received the payment.Use part of the remaining balance to pay for the MoneyGram Transfer fee.
Receiver's Full Name : Penny Gutridge
City : Heath
State : Ohio
Zipcode : 43056
Country : United States.
After making the payment,you will have to send me the following informations about the transfer so that i can forward it to them.
The Money Transfer Reference Number:
Senders Name and Address:
Total Amount you send:
I will wait to hear from you upon receipt of this email.I want the item to be pickup on before thursday

Anonymous said...

Nathan Bennett is going by "Nathan Smith" now. His e-mail address is>

I wonder if they think "Williams" and "Smith" are the only American surnames?

Anonymous said...

Received this from Larry Moore regarding ad on Craigs List

> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 04:19:58 +0000
> Subject: Re: TKO Punching Bag and Stand - $140 (Belmont)
> From:
> To:
> Thank for the prompt response my secretary will process and mail a
> certified draft to cover the cost as am completely satisfied with it.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 mailing a draft to one.My mover will
> becoming 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 phone # is (210) 209-8524 am
> deaf and will receive your phone messages via email, regards
> --
> Hello i want know if the posted ad is still up for sale?