How to Spot a Scam

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Samuel Smith, Mary Clerk, Jeanne Raleigh, Reben Allen Update

This is an scam artist update for 4/14/09

Name: Samuel Smith
Email: Unknown

Name: Janet?

Name: Mary Clerk

Name: Jeanne Raleigh

Name: Reben Allen
CL Posting: Louisville, KY
Tactic: Classic Tutor Scam.  Claims to live in China, but desperately needs tutor for his child who is in the process of moving to the USA.  


BrittNeal said...

I received a scam email from a posting on Craigslist. Unfortunately I gave the person my mailing address and other contact info. Fortunately, I just didn't have a good feeling about it and decided to google it and found out it was a scam. I immediately replied telling the person I knew they were a scam and would report them to the police if i received anything. Should I do anything else? What should I do if I do receive one of these fake checks?

ada said...

It's frightening how recently this was posted. I've got a Reben Allen story. Wish I would have googled that bastards name. I didn't give him my address, he found it, and sent me a check that was stolen from Barnes and Noble's corporate office in NJ for 3800 dollars. The agreed upon amount was 800 for the summer + 150 for books. I initially didn't connect the check to my speaking to "Reben" as I'd never given him my address: he sent a check from B&N's bank inside a blank letter sized envelope inside a stolen UPS envelope with a stolen label on the front. Thank God I checked my e-mail and saw that he'd sent it along. Planning to go to to the District Atty in the morning. The thing that sucked the most is that it did seem reasonable, you know, until the whole wiring money thing came into play.

Louie said... got a message asking me to run errand for her because she claims to be an arhictek doing work in a differnt country. I havnt recieved any checks from her or even giving out any info beside my cell number. Should I be worried or just see wat she sends me¿? Any suggestions wuld be greatly appriciated. Thanx