How to Spot a Scam

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Scammer Update: Augusta Ramirez, Nicole Wilson

Known scam artists Augusta Ramirez and Nicole Wilson are back at again. This time they are using new email addresses and different tactics. It would be wise to simply ignore these people, but if you feel brazen enough, there is nothing wrong with wasting their time.

Name: Augusta Ramirez

Name: Nicole Wilson
FYI: If this person claims to live in the USA they are full of it.


MissJess said...

I was recently contacted by Augusta Ramirez regarding a listing I had on Craigslist. Thanks for the head's up.

Here is her message:
"Great,I will pay your asking price.On the other hand I will make
payment by money order as its the only way I can pay you at the
moment.I will make arrangement for pick-up after payment have been received by you. I dont mind adding a little extra 20 dollars for inconveniences. Please keep it in my favor. Kindly reply with your full name,cell phone number,and address where payment should be sent.Please take the posting off craigslist today
and consider it sold to me."

Too bad she didn't make an effort to ask any questions at all about the listing.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Yeah well my wife was right and as soon as i recieved this lady's money order and told my wife the situation she said something isn't right but I argued that nothing was wrong and that this Augusta Ramirez was probably stupid and a mistake. Well I was the one who made the mistake by giving out my address. Fortunately I decided to google the name and sure enough it lead me right to this website and I have decided to contact the authorities to determine what I should do nex.

I have used craigslist for years now and never knew that people were so creative to try and rip people off.

I guess I'll listen to my wife more often....