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Monday, March 30, 2009

New Scam Artists: Nick Karson & Jeannie Raleigh

Thank you to the CL user who provided the following information. There are two new scam artists to avoid. They are calling themselves Nick Karson and Jeannie Raleigh. We believe they are attempting to victimize people through the classic overpayment scam. Essentially these people pose as buyers, email the seller and send them a bogus check for more than the selling price. Next the seller is suppose to wire them the extra funds. Of course the seller's bank will eventually catch the fake check and the seller is on the hook for the money.

Do not do business with these people, but you can stall them and waste their time. When considering this route, remember never to send personal information. Be creative because we need more info on these people.

Name: Nick Karson
Email: n.karson1000@gmail.com


Name: Jeannie Raleigh
Email: j.raleighx3@yahoo.com

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I too have been contacted by Jeannie Raleigh (j.raleigh00q@googlemail.com) on 4/13/2009 saying her secretary made a mistake on the check and wanted me to moneygram the difference in the amounts back to her. I cancelled the transaction.

Anonymous said...

I too was contacted by Jeannie Raleigh (j.raleigh00q@googlemail.com) on 4/13/2009 saying her secretary made a mistake on the amount when writing the check and wanted me to moneygram back the difference.

I cancelled the transaction.

2s2f said...

Jeannie Raleigh
j.raleighw3@gmail.com

she/he changed her email...

this person tried to scam my apple laptop (craigslist)

ONLY DEAL WITH LOCAL PEOPLE
ASK FOR THEIR LOCAL PHONE NUMBER

beware

Anonymous said...

I received an email from j.raleigh00q@goolgemail.com wanting to purchase and item I had for sale.
This is the email sent to me:

Hello,I really appreciate your response to my mail.I want you toconsider the item sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist toavoid disturbance and to be rest assured on my side that i have boughtit.I want you to know that i will be paying via cashier's check .Iwill need you to provide me the following information to facilitatethe mailing of the check...
1.Full name to write on the check
2.Full Physical address to post the check
3.Home & Cell Phone to contact you
**I will like you to know that you will not be responsible forshipping i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed thecheck** Regards.

Anonymous said...

Same here - exactly the same text, and this is the second time from that same email. I was contacted over a month ago when I was selling another item.

Anonymous said...

Jeannie Raleigh just tried to scam me today. Offered to purchase printer I had on CL. I looked up her e mail on google and guess what i found. She has tried to scam other.

Anonymous said...

Jeannie Raleigh contacted me today about items i had posted, she said her secretary had mad a mistake and sent a $3500.00 check for my 600.00 items and wanted me to send her back the balance. Is anything being done about this? can't this idiot be put behind bars??

noway said...

good thing I looked up the name. I just posted an item and got an email from Jeannie Raleigh within 10 minutes. I thought it sounded a bit pre-programmed. thanks for having these names posted!

"Hello there.am interested in your posted item and will like to know if still available"

Anonymous said...

Same here. This time trying to buy a Scout II hard top. Same text, same type of thing. I'm going to try calling the cops and see what they can do. Anyone have anymore info on these guys, shoot me an email: Forge04@hotmail.com
Let's try to put these people away.

Anonymous said...

I have one right now doing the same thing to me but the name is Gray Huston....gray.huston@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I was just contacted by her today about an item on craigslist and googled her name right away to find everyones comments. I have not had dialog back and forth with this person yet, but I can probably find out whatever we need to to put them away for a scam. Do we just need an address where they are at that is not a PO Box or what?? Let me know and I can try to get it.

Anonymous said...

Yup, she is still out there and emailing people. Just got a response from her today.freabv

Anonymous said...

I also received an e-mail from a Jeannie Raleigh. This time she has changed her e-mail to j.raleigh02@gmail.com.
The message she sent was: Hello there.am interested in your posted item and will like to know if
still available

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm located in Virginia Beach and I was just contacted by Jeannie Raleigh last night 7/18/2009. She has changed her email address to j.raleighv6@gmail.com. I always google names and email address before doing any business over the internet, and yet again, it has saved my skin. She offered to send a cashiers check after I provided by name, address, phone number. It is fun to screw with these people up to the end, just before checks are mailed and deals are made. Lead them on as long as you can, it's fun.

Anonymous said...

I received an email as well and the email has changed to j.raleigh29@googlemail.com AND j.raleighx2@yahoo.com - told her I wanted cash and not deal with movers...because I was orginally suspicious when I noticed her name was jeanine raleigh and she spoke/typed with broken english? then after there was no plea to actually want the items in a follow up email I knew something was up so I decided today to look up the email address and I was right..Here is the email I received -- Hello,I really appreciate your response to my mail.I want you to consider the item sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist to avoid disturbance and to be rest assured on my side that i have bought it.I want you to know that i will be paying via cashier's check .I will need you to provide me the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check...


1.Full name to write on the check
2.Full Physical address to post the check
3.Home & Cell Phone to contact you


**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**


Regards.

Anonymous said...

The email address that contacted me for a posting was j.raleighv6@gmail.com and also j.raleighx2@yahoo.com, this person used both email addresses. Of course it seemed like a scam from the beginning so I was glad when I googled the name and found all this info. This was her message:

Hello,I really appreciate your response to my mail.I want you to consider the item sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist to avoid disturbance and to be rest assured on my side that i have bought it.I want you to know that i will be paying via cashier's check .I will need you to provide me the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check...


1.Full name to write on the check
2.Full Physical address to post the check
3.Home & Cell Phone to contact you


**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**


Regards.

Anonymous said...

I received an email from Jeannie Raleigh on 7/18. I googled the name and am thankful for this site.

Email was as follows:
Hello,I really appreciate your response to my mail.I want you to consider the item sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist to avoid disturbance and to be rest assured on my side that i have bought it.I want you to know that i will be paying via cashier's check .I will need you to provide me the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check...


1.Full name to write on the check
2.Full Physical address to post the check
3.Home & Cell Phone to contact you


**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**

Anonymous said...

Hi! I too just received an e-mail from Jeannie Raleigh regarding my couch I was selling on craigslist(immediately after I posted the item). The e-mails I received were exactly identical to the ones posted! I knew the e-mail just didn't seem right...am so glad I checked out this website! Thank you everyone who posted this information!

Anonymous said...

jeannie raleigh just tried to scam. her latest email address is j.raleigh014@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is the yahoo address she used with me. "Jeannie Raleigh",j.raleighx2@yahoo.com. The note read: Hello,I really appreciate your response to my mail.I want you to consider the item sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist to avoid disturbance and to be rest assured on my side that i have bought it.I want you to know that i will be paying via cashier's check .I will need you to provide me the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check...


1.Full name to write on the check
2.Full Physical address to post the check
3.Home & Cell Phone to contact you


**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**


Regards.

Anonymous said...

I just received the same offer from good ol Jeannie. I'm semi unfamiliar with craiglist scams so i gave her some names, address and phone # before i figured it out. Just curious if there is anything she or they can do with that information? thanks

Anonymous said...

Okay...I'm so shocked right now I hardly have words. I was contacted by Jeannie Raleigh today about four separate posts on craigslist. I only happened to notice at the last minute that the email addresses were changing. By the time she got to the part about the cashiers check I decided to ask if we could take care of all transactions in person. I haven't heard back yet. In the meantime I found this site...THANK GOD! I feel outraged to think that this idiot keeps doing this with the same exact name and still hasn't gotten caught. What's wrong with this picture?

Anonymous said...

well same as all of the above, ive been draging "jeannie" along for about my two weeks, gave her the FBI address in Atlanta, and they actual mailed the check there, tracking number shows it was signed and recieved at there mailroom now they keep responding for me to western union them the extra back, freakin halarious. to bad i dont have the time to go to bank and cash check. even tried calling the FBI to bad they dont look into stuff like that, solution simple pose at the western union location and snatchem up wow i must be a rocket scientist, makes me want to drive to austin texas myself

Anonymous said...

New scam from Jeannie Raleigh tried on me today (1/18/2010):

Hello,I really appreciate your response to my mail.I want you to
consider the item sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist to
avoid disturbance and to be rest assured on my side that i have bought
it.I want you to know that i will be paying via check .I will need you
to provide me the following information to facilitate the mailing of
the check...


1.Full name to write on the check
2.Full Physical address to post the check
3.Home & Cell Phone to contact you


**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**


Regards.

Samantha said...

I also was contacted by j.raleigh02@gmail.com and it was obvious something was up. I didn't realize it until after a couple emails back and forth and her not really answering my questions. I told her I didn't want a check, cash only. Then she emailed me back that she had already mailed a check for $2500. Is there anything I can do with this check to trace it back to this crazy person to maybe help stop them? Or is a check not even really coming? By the way I have a solid wood table, and 4 matching chairs if anyone in the San Diego area is interested : ).

Samantha said...

anna.jessica09@googlemail.com .. Look out for this person too they sent almost the exact e-mail as j.raleigh