How to Spot a Scam

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Christoper Stephenson & Dan Spurlock

Another Scam on CL from emails below:

Name: Christopher Stephenson
Emails: &

Name: Dan Spurlock

Say No to Melisa Banney & Earl Hamilton

More creeps to aviod.

Name: Melisa Banney

And then this one:

Name: Earl Hamilton

Avoid Stephanie Reynaud & John Smith

Thank you to the craigslist user who sent this information!

Craigslist User wrote: Holy crap! Close call. Thank goodness I find this site. Your folks emails are exactly like the one I got.
Beware of these emails: Stephanie Reynaud,
John Smith,

Daley Powell resurfaces

Name: Daley Powell
Email: []

From Daley: I'll not be available for the pick-up due to nature ofmy job,so I engaged the services of a mover to pick up my items for me. I'll send a check via my bank to cover the cost of the item, I will need the details of whom & where to mail the check. It will bedelivered by the United Parcel Service within 2-3 days. Please note'UPS' do not deliver to P.O.Box addresses
1.Name to be on the check
2.Home address

Kindly delete the posting as am totally committed to buying from youto save me cost.I use a hearing-in paired phone 8099665256 as am deaf send me anemail for fast response,Thanks and God Bless,Daley

Two more Dirtbags to report

Please beware of these 2 scammers. I've included their email address as well as their postal address.

Name: Ellen Coon
Address: Segun Victor A985 isale ake sapon Ogun Abeokuta Nigeria.23439
Tel +2348058553625
Address: 708 VILLA STREET

Beware of Cody Posey

Beware of a new scam artist.

Name: Cody Posey

E-mail address:
reply-to address: .

The persons IP address was which tracks back to Nigeria.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Craigslist Scammer Reported to FBI

This month yours truly has been working with the FBI to track Craigslist scam artist "Lauretta Coronado." This person has also posted scams under different names, but the IP address originates from the same location. Thanks to everyone who has supplied info, I will keep you all updated as this progresses.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Do they ever pick up the item?

I have received many emails from people inquiring as to whether or not these scam artists actually pick up the item. The answer is no, unfortunately they do not. Whenever you receive an email from someone claiming "their shipping company" is going to pick up the item, its a scam of some form. A reliable person would actually meet you, see the item for sale, and take it with them.

Scam Artists like Erike Ziukaite with an IP address of, which traces back to Nigeria, is a total fraud, and would prefer if you would remove the item from craigslist while she prints out a fake check for you to cash. Then she and the rest of the scamers that use this tactic will then ask you to send the remaining balance (they never can send the correct amount) to either them or "their shipping company" so the shipping company who just happens to be in your area the following day or week (or whatever BS they tell you) can pick up the item on the buyers behalf.

If you question this proceedure, you may even be contacted by "their shipping company," who somehow always uses a free email account like hotmail, gmail, or yahoo. "Their shipping company" may even try to pressure you into sending them money so they can pick up the item without delay. In reality there never is a real shipping, its a scam and if you send the scammer or "their shipping company" any money you will most likely never hear from either party again.

Beware of this tactic as it has been around for a long time now, yet people still fall for it.