How to Spot a Scam

Friday, January 23, 2009

Will The Real Nathan Bennet & Nathan Smith Please Stand Up

Last year we featured a loser calling himself Nathan Bennet. Since being outed he has assumed a new loser name, Nathan Smith. We suspect however that this scammers real name is Penny Gutridge from Heath, OH.

Name: Nathan Smith (aka Nathan Bennett)

Real Name: Penny Gutridge
Address: Heath, Ohio 43056


Anonymous said...

yup, Mr. Nathan Smith contacted me about my "item" i was selling. which was a used car. the name didnt match up with the email so i decided to Google the email. showed me this sight and saved me alot of BS in the long run. thanks!

Anonymous said...

I believe Penny is now using David Moore. email Not one of the brighter scam artists of our time, but I am sure she has taken a few people. I even got her to go so far as to send me a cashiers check that was phony. Nice try Penny...

Blurgh said...

Penny is now using this name and email: Dan Miles - She almost got us! Sent us a fake money order too, but luckily we are honest and only tried to follow her instructions and cash it and not deposit it. Our bank told us that they couldn't outright cash it. Wish I would have googled her earlier!

Is there any legal action that can be taken against this person? It's so weird, the money order was sent from Tempe, AZ, so it leads me to believe that the actual scammer is there.

Anonymous said...

His/her email is now Has offered $30 extra to buy all my items without seeing photos. It was suspect from the start. You are right, a scam artist, but a bad one.

Anonymous said...

"Dan Miles" is now using the address

This person is a sorry scam artist

Anonymous said...

I just received the following email from Dan Miles at Thanks for the response.I am willing to pay your asking price.I will pay by a money order 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.

I almost fell for it!! Thank you for your have saved me a lot of headache!!

Anonymous said...

This person is now using