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#120554 by SNUB32 Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:26 pm
I WAS SELLING SOMETHING. KRISTEN JONES RESPONDED WITH EMAIL ADDRESS OF SJLIZIE23@GMAIL.COM. SAID SHE WANTED TO PAY BY PAYPAL. SHE WAS WORKING IN UNICEF WITH KIDS WITH MALARIA. SAW A SIMILAR SCAM ON THIS WEBSITE, SAME PERSON. SAID SHE WOULD SEND AN AGENT FOR THE ITEM. COULD NOT USE A PHONE. i ASSUME SHE WOULD OVERPAY WITH A FAKE PAYPAL PAGE AND THEN WANT MONEY BACK.

#120610 by Bubbles Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:44 pm
Welcome to ScamWarners SNUB32, you are correct, the scammer send a forged check which is made for more than the item. They then ask you to send the overage back to them or that the overage is for the shipper and ask you to send the overage to the shipper, who is the scammer.

If they say they want to use PayPal, that is not what they are doing. The spoof emails from PayPal to say that they have paid for the item.

If you still have the email from them please post it up. Thank you.

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#123953 by briwillis Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:24 pm
Bubbles,

I got the same thing. Here's a copy of the email I received.

Good to hear back from you. I'm okay with the price and the condition.
Presently, i am out of town with my UNICEF TEAM to raise funds for the
Children Living with Malaria and i won't be able to come for the
inspection due to the nature of my work. Moreover, I would have loved
to call but our satellite server has been down in recent days which
restricts our calls. I will be paying you through PayPal as it is the
only Medium at which i can send Payment at the Moment.
I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too
since i won't be be able to see this in person. And if you don't have a
PayPal account, It's pretty easy to set up a PayPal account at
www.paypal.com . it's just a few minutes away from signing up. it's
safe and secure for
both Parties and i have been using PayPal to buy and sell for years
now without problems. Pls get back to me with your PayPal email so i
can proceed with the payment and contact the Pick up Agent who will
come for the Pick up of the item.
I will need these following details so i can proceed with the payment right away


1:Your PayPal e-Mail Address
2: Home Address


As soon as you get back to me with your PayPal email, I'll proceed
with full Payment. I look forward to reading from you soon.
#123954 by Bryon Williams Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:16 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners briwillis,

The paypal payment would have been fake from a fake paypal email address. No money would have been transferred into your Paypal account. The fake Paypal email is believable with phony screenshots. The best way to verify funds in your paypal account is to log in directly without any links.

This scammer hopes you will not verify his lies. He would later send email from the fake paypal address telling you the funds are on hold until you ship the item and send him a tracking number.

Paypal hold is a lie. And he is setting you up for future western union payments to him / shipping agent. Depending on the item for sale he either wants to steal your item or money.

Please note: You may receive more scam inquiries. The scammer will have the same basic tactic. Instead he wants to send you a fake check or Money Order.

Please post all the email addresses used by this scammer.
It would also warn possible future victims when they search email addresses.

Thanks
Bryon

bryonwilliams. sw @ gmail. com
Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.

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#124530 by portlist Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:10 am
Got the same email:



Kristen Jones
5:13 AM (1 hour ago)

to me
Good to hear back from you. I'm okay with the price and the condition.
Presently, i am out of town with my UNICEF TEAM to raise funds for the
Children Living with Malaria and i won't be able to come for the
inspection due to the nature of my work. Moreover, I would have loved
to call but our satellite server has been down in recent days which
restricts our calls. I will be paying you through PayPal as it is the
only Medium at which i can send Payment at the Moment.
I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too
since i won't be be able to see this in person. And if you don't have a
PayPal account, It's pretty easy to set up a PayPal account at
www.paypal.com . it's just a few minutes away from signing up. it's
safe and secure for
both Parties and i have been using PayPal to buy and sell for years
now without problems. Pls get back to me with your PayPal email so i
can proceed with the payment and contact the Pick up Agent who will
come for the Pick up of the item.
I will need these following details so i can proceed with the payment right away


1:Your PayPal e-Mail Address
2: Home Address


As soon as you get back to me with your PayPal email, I'll proceed
with full Payment. I look forward to reading from you soon.

Regards
#124532 by portlist Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:34 am
Here is another person using the same language in his email in response to my Craig's List ad:

M. Taylorf mktlyr02@gmail.com
7:11 AM (21 minutes ago)

to me
Yes am interested.....am a marine engineer and am buying this as a
surprise gift,i would want you to get back to me with some pictures cos am
not around to take a look at it as am out of town for a project and would
take me few months to be back but i will arrange for it to be picked up by
a pick up agent who will be coming for the picking up once the payment
clears,due to security protocol of my job phone conversation is limited but
i will appreciate you send me close up pictures any time you are less busy
as for me to have a better look here and make my decision about buying
it.i will also want to inform you that i will be making the payment of it
via PayPal which i believe is safe and secure and also the PayPal charges
is on me which i will also pay for, so all i need from you now is for you
to get back to me with your PayPal email address for me to make the payment
once you have gotten back to me with the details about it and also with
the pictures as well and please answer this questions

Are you the first owner of it?
Why are you selling it?
When have you been using it?
still in a good condition?
#124533 by portlist Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:36 am
It appears that I have messed up by putting my email in my ad on Craig's List. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to post an ad and be contacted by potential buyers without becoming vulnerable to these scammers?
#126576 by sonomaellen Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:47 pm
Same scam:
scammer used this email to initially send to me: osoferoso@aol.com
====================================
Good to hear back from you. I'm okay with the price and the condition.
Presently, i am out of town with my UNICEF TEAM to raise funds for the
Children Living with Malaria and i won't be able to come for the
inspection due to the nature of my work. Moreover, I would have loved
to call but our satellite server has been down in recent days which
restricts our calls. I will be paying you through PayPal as it is the
only Medium at which i can send Payment at the Moment.
I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too
since i won't be be able to see this in person. And if you don't have a
PayPal account, It's pretty easy to set up a PayPal account at
http://www.paypal.com . it's just a few minutes away from signing up. it's
safe and secure for
both Parties and i have been using PayPal to buy and sell for years
now without problems. Pls get back to me with your PayPal email so i
can proceed with the payment and contact the Pick up Agent who will
come for the Pick up of the item.
I will need these following details so i can proceed with the payment right away


1:Your PayPal e-Mail Address
2: Home Address


As soon as you get back to me with your PayPal email, I'll proceed
with full Payment. I look forward to reading from you soon.

Regards
Kristen
===================================
#127746 by cookiemontis Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:16 pm
Good to hear back from you. I'm okay with the price and the condition.
Presently, i am out of town with my UNICEF TEAM to raise funds for the
Children Living with Malaria and i won't be able to come for the
inspection due to the nature of my work. Moreover, I would have loved
to call but our satellite server has been down in recent days which
restricts our calls. I will be paying you through PayPal as it is the
only Medium at which i can send Payment at the Moment.
I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too
since i won't be be able to see this in person. And if you don't have a
PayPal account, It's pretty easy to set up a PayPal account at
www.paypal.com . it's just a few minutes away from signing up. it's
safe and secure for
both Parties and i have been using PayPal to buy and sell for years
now without problems. Pls get back to me with your PayPal email so i
can proceed with the payment and contact the Pick up Agent who will
come for the Pick up of the item.
I will need these following details so i can proceed with the payment right
away


1:Your PayPal e-Mail Address
2: Home Address


As soon as you get back to me with your PayPal email, I'll proceed
with full Payment. I look forward to reading from you soon.

Regards
Kristen

On 10/5/12, Jesse Cook <cookiemontis@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes it is still available. I had just put it on craigslist and this is
> the 5th email Ive received. Ive got someone looking at it in the morning
> I believe.
> I will be going out of town tomorrow and coming back monday.
> On 10/4/2012 8:19 PM, southpole07@bellsouth.net wrote:
>> ** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
>> ** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
>> ** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
>> ** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams
>>
>> STILL AVAILABLE?? PLEASE ADVISE!!
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Original post:
>> http://houston.craigslist.org/pts/3316298345.html
>> If this email is a scam or spam please flag it now:
>> http://craigslist.org/flag/201210050125 ... jImijClbCw
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