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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mike Wilson Scam Artist?

A person calling themselves Mike Wilson has appeared on CL as of late.  We are not sure of his tactics, however it could a classic overpayment scam; whereby a potential victim is sent a fake check for more than the asking price, and then wires the remaining balance back to the buyer. Once the victims bank catches the fake check (usually within three weeks) they must repay any and all portions used.  

Name:  Mike Wilson
Email: mytime003@gmail.com

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

He tried to scam me today saying he had my missing kitty and would return it for 1,000! Im pretty upset, but glad to see he doesnt infact have em. He is all over google for scaming.

josh7681 said...

He tried to scam me today saying he had my missing kitty and would return it for 1,000! Im pretty upset, but glad to see he doesnt infact have em. He is all over google for scaming.

John said...

Many thanks for your help. Because of you I avoided what appears to be a common scam and below is another entry for your list, Jerry Watts. Thanks again, John

fromjerry watts
toxscatmail@gmail.com

dateSun, Jan 24, 2010 at 3:19 AM
subjectThe Shenoy Acrylic on Canvas - $500 (Cypress)
mailed-byhotmail.com




Sounds Good,
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 handle the transaction in this manner to facilitate the transaction so proceed to delete the craigslist posting of this item if my mode of payment is accepted and get back to me with your Full Name(Name on Check),Mailing address and Phone # to send the check to you asap.

Thanks



Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:30:05 -0600
Subject: Re: Shenoy Acrylic on Canvas - $500 (Cypress)
From: xscatmail@gmail.com
To: zoo002@fresnomail.com


Yes, both paintings are still available.

John



On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 9:21 AM, jerry watts wrote:


Do you still have item it for sale?
Please get back to me asap.

Thanks