Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#84376 by nathanb_23 Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:18 am
I just received this email for an item that I am selling. Same email address as above but a different name!!

Hi,
Im glad it's still for sale.I am willing to pay your asking price.I
will pay you with money order or Cashier Check as its the only way i
can pay you at the moment due to the fact that i am away for a family
emergency.I will make arrangement for the pick-up after payment have
been received by you. I dont mind adding an extra $20 just for you to
keep it in my favor.If you are okay with my terms please reply with
your full name and address where payment should be sent,and a phone
number where i can reach you.And i will appreciate if you can take the
posting off craigslist today and consider it sold to me.
Expecting to hear from you soon.

Regards.

#84448 by Bubbles Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:27 pm
Welcome to ScamWarners nathanb_23 and thank you for the additional information. Scammers conserve their resources (they are lazy) and they use the same script for many different names. They also buy or share scripts among their scammer friends.

"There is no honor among thieves."

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#86311 by wormer Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:05 pm
We can add hersking@gmail.com to the list of scam emails for this clown.

I posted on craigslist looking for people to join a season ticket group for an MLB team.

First was:
You still have it up for sale?

Then was: (from angelkay39@Gmail.com)
Hi,
Am glad it still available. I'm going on a vacation to London but I
will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I'm
sure you will get in about 4 - 6 business days. I'll add $30 extra for
the delay. I'll pay by M O or cashier check so send me your info (i.e
full name, mailing address and your phone number) I will also make
arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must have received and
cashed the payment.
Awaiting your info.
Thanks

I'm tempted to mess with this dude but it's probably best to ignore him.
#86354 by Bubbles Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:14 am
Welcome to ScamWarners wormer. It is best to not mess with scammers you have contacted in this way. There are safe ways to mess with scammers and if you want to learn more, visit our sister site www.419eater.com .

Thank you for posting this information. It will help protect others from being scammed.

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#88529 by p229 Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:49 am
I posted an ad for a used refrigerator on Craigslist and received an email from this email address:

jay williams <sergbhhjmkk@gmail.com>

His message:
You still have it up for sale?


I was lucky to find this site by Googling the email addy of this scammer. I flagged the email though the link Craigslist attached. Thanks, ScamWarners!
#89458 by p229 Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:42 pm
Here is another one. I had a Craigslist ad for some furniture I am selling. I received a reply from Amanda Davis.
Her email is Damanda188@gmail.com

This was her email:

still available ?
please get back to me ASAP....
waiting to read back from you.......
THANKS.
REGARDS


Like a dummy, I replied (now I know what these BS email responses look like). I replied to her email stating that all items were still available.

This was "her" response:

Thanks for your reply,Concerning my inquiry,Am quite comfortable with
it,i will add $30 to it for keeping it for me, Please provide your
full Name,Address-Zip code ( Not a PO BOX ) and your Phone number for
payment.I am paying by Certified Cashiers Check.Itwill take few days
for payment to get to you. As perpick-up, I will make arrange for the
pick-up after payment has been received by you.I hope it is in good
condition,kindly get back to me with your name,phone # and mailing
address where payment will be sent and i will let you know how i
intend to pick it up.I would have loved to come check it out but i am
presently away on a business trip,so you can send me pics of the item
so that i can know it is in good condition.

Note:
I would appreciate it if you take the posting off CRAIGSLIST today and
consider it sold to me.Asfor the pick-up,it would be handled after you
receive your payment.
Thanks.


Needless to say, I will not respond back.

Keep an eye out for Damanda188@gmail.com AKA Amanda Davis
#113403 by simplyshocking Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:22 pm
I really appreciate this information being out here as I found it very hard to get the local city or state or fbi or anyone they just will not do anything after speaking with many people on a levels seems illegal activity is okay till you are caught but they wont try to catch them- let us try to stop these type of crooks! All we have is each other to depend on! Here is further contact I got from this so called crook I want to share which I even went as far to post on my ad in craigslist:

BEWARE OF THE SCAMMER BELOW CRAIGSLIST PEOPLE THERE IS A LINK TO WHAT THEY DO I FOUND ONLINE FROM THE CROOKS:

From: ANDRE PEKINS <donaniot30@gmail.com>
To: XXXXXXXX <XXXX@XXXXXXXX.com>
Sent: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 1:11 am
Subject: Re: COUCH antique cozy OAK peach - $80 (FORT RILEY,JUNCTION CITY MANHTATTAN)

Hi,
Thanks for the response.I am willing to pay your asking price.I will pay you with money order as its the only way i can pay you at the moment due to the fact that i am away for a family emergency.I will make arrangement for the pick-up after payment have been received by you. I dont mind adding an extra $20 just for you to keep it in my favor.Reply with your full name and address where payment should be sent,and a phone number where i can reach you.Please take the posting off craigslist today and consider it sold to me.
Expecting to hear from you soon.

Regards,

GO HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT WHAT THESE SCAM ARTIST TRY TO DO: viewtopic.php?t=10867&f=6

THE FIRST EMAIL COMES From: Williams Jackson <jacksonwilliams879@gmail.com>
#116373 by Rokoz Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:33 pm
I actually got all the way to recieving a check from him, it was a check written for $2650.00. It was way to fishy to deal with so googled him and ended up here. Thank goodness for you guys, also, what is the best course of action from here? I have voided the check and told him to stop emailing me and I was onto him along with a large portion of the internet community. Two days have passed and I received this:
HI
INFACT THIS IS A MESSAGE OF WHICH AM USING TO

EXPRESS MY NEGATIVE FEELING TOWARD YOU HAVE

COMPLETELY MAKE THINGS BAD NOW MY SHIPPER ALSO

HAVE SOME OTHER ITEMS TO PICK UP FOR ME IN YOUR

AREA AND THE SHIPPING COMPANY HAS ALREADY MAKE

ARRANGEMENT WITH THE OTHER SELLER OF
THE ITEMS THAT THEY ARE COMING TOMORROW FOR THE

PICK UP AND THE SHIPPER IS GOING TO USE THE EXTRA

MONEY WITH YOU FOR THE SHIPPING FUNDS SINCE THE

PAYMENT AS BEEN DEDUCT IN MY COMPANY ACCOUNT,NOW

TELL ME HOW THE SHIPPING COMPANY CAN NOW COME FOR

THE PICK WHEN THE MONEY TO USE FOR THE SHIPPING IS

STILL WITH YOU?GENTLEMAN I NOW GIVE YOU THE
CHANCE OF TODAY FOR YOU TO MAKE SURE YOU DEDUCT

YOUR MONEY FOR THE ITEM AND ALSO $50 FOR YOUR

RUNING AROUND AND HAVE THE BALANCE SENT TO
MY SHIPPER TODAY BY WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER

IN CASH, BUT IF BY THE END OF TODAY I DO NOT READ

FROM YOU THAT YOU HAVE SENT THE EXTRA MONEY TO MY

SHIPPER THEN I BELIEVE YOU WANTED TO CHEAT ME ,AND

EXPECT MY LAWYER /THE FBI POLICE IN YOUR

HOUSE,.DONT EVER FORGET AM WITH YOUR CONTACT

ADDRESS AND I CAN DO SOMETHING SILLY SHOWING YOU

THAT AM OLD ENOUGH TO TEACH YOU A LESSON IN LIFE

AND MAKE YOU SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE IN JAIL

BUT YOU STILL HAVE THE CHANCE OF TODAY FOR YOU TO

MAKE SURE YOU SEND THE MONEY TO MY SHIPPER
,.GET BACK TO ME WITH THE WESTERN UNION

INFORMATION WHEN YOU SEND THE
MONEY TO MY SHIPPER ANXIOUSLY, WAITING TO RECEIVE

THE WESTERN UNION INFORMATION TODAY


Help me in protecting myself, I feel as if I have done the right thing so far. Thanks guys!
#116499 by Bubbles Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:55 pm
Hello Rokoz,

You HAVE done everything correct. The scammers is just bluffing to try to force you to comply and send him money. He will NOT send the FBI or any other law enforcement agency. What would he say? "I forged a check and Rokoz won't run it through the banking system when it would be found to be a forgery." :laugh-s:

He does have your address. Scammers are not like muggers. They don't physically confront their victims. They want to sit behind a computer in Nigeria or Malaysia and collect money through Western Union.

If you want him to go away, tell him that you took the check to the bank and they declared it a forgery and they are now taking it to the FBI for fraud.

The best to do is just ignore him. Don't respond, but do keep a record. He will move on to another victim.

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#126332 by derbreu73 Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:06 pm
This scammer is still at it. Received an email from him today about dishes I am selling on Craigslist. Here is the email with the header:

Delivered-To: Removed personal information. ~Bubbles
Received: by 10.76.135.66 with SMTP id pq2csp1324oab;
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:41:57 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <donaniot30@gmail.com>
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of donaniot30@gmail.com designates 10.216.214.91 as permitted sender) client-ip=10.216.214.91
Authentication-Results: mr.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of donaniot30@gmail.com designates 10.216.214.91 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=donaniot30@gmail.com; dkim=pass header.i=donaniot30@gmail.com
Received: from mr.google.com ([10.216.214.91])
by 10.216.214.91 with SMTP id b69mr7400243wep.70.1348504916789 (num_hops = 1);
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:41:56 -0700 (PDT)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;
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Received: by 10.195.13.101 with HTTP; Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:41:56 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <B8753B92-84C9-418C-8D3D-76743BCDCA58@gmail.com>
References: <CANauh2dwA275VeFnoVekqasNReoph8mPK81DPrcjKSjH2e3hEg@mail.gmail.com>
<B8753B92-84C9-418C-8D3D-76743BCDCA58@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:41:56 -0700
Message-ID: <CAF509fp74Lyrt9qLovpz8zFd8nTES3iRdBwHCiuG5vHid3t4PA@mail.gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Pier1 Red Ceramic Canisters&amp;EMPIRE-RED by PFALTZGRAFF Butter
Dish - $50 (N Stafford)
From: ANDRE PEKINS <donaniot30@gmail.com>
To: Removed personal information. ~Bubbles
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Hi,
Thanks for the response.I am willing to pay your asking price.I will pay
you with money order as its the only way i can pay you at the moment due to
the fact that i am away for a family emergency.I will make arrangement for
the pick-up after payment have been received by you. I dont mind adding an
extra $20 just for you to keep it in my favor.Reply with your full name and
address where payment should be sent,and a phone number where i can reach
you.Please take the posting off craigslist today and consider it sold to me.
Expecting to hear from you soon.

Regards,

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#127244 by niv_d Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:50 am
Thanks all for your posts. My suspicious was raised as soon as I got the second e-mail, all very quickly after I listed the ad with some strange questions including “still available?” and some questions that were already answerd in the ad and others that were generic and not relevant.

Here is the 3rd e-mail I got, a beginning of a potential PayPal scam…

“Thanks, your asking price is quite reasonable and affordable considering others I've seen lately, I'll take it like you stated on the ad, also will like to know if you have PayPal account where i can send the fund to, because am not available right now and i need this urgently , i would have love to come my self at least to see what am buying and to test drive, but i don't have the time. But i think i can trust you on this , i will start making an arrangement concerning the pickup at your place once i hear back from you so you have nothing to worry about am going to handle shipping my self. Kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address(PayPal ID) and the pickup address to estimate how much this will cost me for shipping, but if you don't have a PayPal account is what you can set up, all you need do is to log on to WWW.PAYPAL.COM is very easy and secured get an account attach it with your credit card or your bank account and let me know once you are done.... if you have troubles with the account don't hesitate to email me back with any questions. Looking forward to read from you..send me more pictures if you have..to be sure that I don't waste my time with endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions. Please excuse typos and grammatical errors Thanks”

Beware everybody…!!
#127306 by Bubbles Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:47 am
Welcome to ScamWarners niv_d please post the email these emails have come from so people searching by email address can find the scammer information. Thank you.

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