How to Spot a Scam

Friday, January 2, 2009

More Annoying Low Lifes

The New Year has just begun but tired old scams are still being committed.

Loser: Cathy Edward
Email: (Scam artists love,

Loser: Don James


Anonymous said...

I also got an offer to buy a piece of furniture I was selling on Craigslist from a "Catherine Edward". She asked if the piece was still available, I said yes, and then I didn't hear back. The next day I sold the piece to someone else, and as courtesy, e-mailed all the other people who had expressed interest to let them know it was gone. Four minutes later, she replied with a weird e-mail thanking me for selling her the piece, and then some convoluted piece about a bank order and movers and needing a lot of info from me. I then noticed that her original e-mail came from "" with a reply-to address of "". That was who I replied to. When she sent the note about the bank order and such, it came from the address but had a reply-to of "". I searched the original domain "" and found this site, and saw the "Cathy Edwards" name on this post. Just thought I'd share my similar story.

Anonymous said...

OMG! This same "Cathy Edwards" person is also trying to scam me on Craigslist as well. The emails are coming from a "" email address. She sent me a bogus check for $1400 to pay for a $20 book that I was selling! I'm then supposed to mail the difference to an address in Scranton, PA. I'm reporting this clown to the police.

Anonymous said...

This is the exact email she sent me so watch out and dont fall for it and withdraw the money untill a check completly clears.

How are you doing today? I'll like to inform you that I contacted my bank to confirm if your payment has been mailed out, I was made to understand that instead of the actual amount for the item, the bank made out a check for $2500. The payment has already been posted to you before I was informed, but its a little problem which we can handle amicably. However, I have rectified this with my Bank cause I wouldn't want this to delay the sales, all you have to do is that, once you have the payment, do take it to your Bank and have it cashed and you'll then deduct the money for your goods and in addition a $100 ( which is the cost of your running around).

The excess fund on the payment will then be wired to my mover via western union that same day, so that my mover can come for pick up, as I've already planned on using the excess fund to offset the payment of the previous shipments that has been undertaken on my behalf. Do let me know if I can trust you to have the excess fund sent to my mover. Thank you and God bless you.