Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#82975 by OverTheEdge Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:49 am
I posted an item for sale, and got a reply from a very odd email... series of numbers, a dot, and two letters. Then the reply to was different, another flag.

I searched on the reply to and found it... here. ;-) The email in question is vanrio6@gmail.com. Thanks to the others for posting it.

And here we go:
Hello,I really appreciate your response to my email.I want you to consider
it sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist to avoid disturbance
from another buyer.I want you to know that i will be paying

via bank cashire check .So i want to be the best offer by adding $50 to
your money and i hope you will keep this item for me..I will like you to
provide me with the following.information to facilitate the

mailing of the check to you .

1.....Full name to write on the check
2.....Full Physical address to post the check (NOT P.O BOX)
3.....City, State and Zip Code
4.....Home & Cell Phone to contact you
5.....The Amount of the Item

*** Note that the payment will be shipped to your address via UPS or
FEDEX NEXT DAY
SERVICE and I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for
shipping i will have my mover to come over as soon

as you have cashed the check** Thanks i can trust you on this so we can
move
forward from here. Regards


Have A Nice Day

thanks

#82978 by Arnold Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:38 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners. That a typical example, and you'd be asked to pay the imaginary mover by Western Union before the check bounces.

You can contact me either by PM or by email to arnold.d.matthews @ gmail.com. Scam related matters only please.
#146481 by ScatKat Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:05 pm
Here it is a full year later and this "vanrio6@gmail.com" fraudster is still at it, here he's posting ads in order to screw over people:

In CL > charlotte craigslist > all gigs > labor gigs
flag [?] : miscategorized prohibited spam best of
Reply to: see below
email to a friend
Part Time Housekeeper (Charlotte)

Cleaner needed for immediate work, part time and full time housekeepers to perform cleaning duties.
Responsibilities includes sweep or vacuum and damp mop hard surface and vacuum carpetedm floors.
Dustwork surfaces, other furniture, and other horizontal and vertical surfaces.
Clean restrooms.
Contact now for more information vanrio6@gmail.com

Location: Charlotte
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: $15.00 Per hour

Posting ID: 3547697141

Posted at: 2013-01-15, 12:59PM EST

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#146836 by Bryon Williams Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:28 am
@ScatKat thank you for posting and welcome to scamwarners. I would like to add a further email from this scammer

vanrio6@gmail.com

Dear Applicant,

Thanks for your Email and interest toward the House cleaner position
on Craigslist. My name is Van Rio, I am married with 2 kids Steven and
Angela my wife name is Connie We are relocating to the US from United
Kingdom. The purpose of our relocation to the United States is
basically because of the Seminar on United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Conference on
Trade and Development (UNCTAD), 6th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended
Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8J 6), and the
North American industry association Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
(GRHC) in partnership with the World Green Roof Infrastructure Network
(WGRIN).The duration of our stay in the United states will be 6
months, so i need someone who could help
take care of the house, Help my Wife and watch my kids while am off to
work also Someone that can help in running some errands. The basic
reason for this post and search for an helper is because my wife is
Physically challenged and has been on the wheel chair for about 13
months now so it's been hard for her to take care of the kids and get
around on her own.
I'm willing to Pay $400 weekly plus $50 for transportation or gas fee,
i will be needing your services for only 3 hours daily and at any
suitable time that fits your schedule but preferably in the afternoons
between 3pm and 7pm, Mondays through Fridays.. I believe you will be
fit for this position in as much you will prove yourself to be a
reliable and good person.
We have a financier that is based in the United states and he will be
handling the payment and some other expenses, so he will be the one
that will be taking care of your payment as well, I will instruct him
to pay for the firsts week before our arrival so as to secure your
service, actually i should have paid for more weeks but i will extend
the payment if am satisfied with your service after 2 weeks. My
financier will be making out a check to you before our arrival, you
will be receiving a check of $1950 out of which you will be deducting
your pay for the firsts week and you will be using the remaining to
buy Groceries/Food Stuffs and other things needed in the house, you
will be getting this Food Stuffs and other home materials before our
arrival date which is on or before 02/15/2013. As of now, I am still
unsure of the Physical address of the apartment where i will be
staying but will instruct The estate agent to mail the keys/Address of
Our apartment to you as soon as the place is ready so that you can do
all other necessary preparations before Our arrival, I have reasons to
believe that the painter and electrician are working on getting the
apartment fixed and ready for use.I will email you the shopping list
as soon as i have gotten confirmation that you have received the
payment. That being said,my financier would be needing the following
Information to make out a
check payment to you immediately upon your acceptance of the Job:


Name to be on Check :
Home address or Office Address :
City :
State :
Zip code :
Age :
Sex :
Phone number very important:
Email address:

If myself and my wife are pleased with your service within 2 weeks,
there will be other incentives. However, we need a more mature person
that is above 17yrs of age who is very knowledgeable to handle things
without much supervision. I will be waiting to hear from you.

Best Regards

Mr and Mrs Van


The scammer will have you cash the fake check. He then will instruct you to send monies to a third party (agent or anyone) via Western Union or Money Gram. Days or weeks later your bank will inform you that the check was fake. You will have to repay all monies back to the bank. You could also be reported to Law Enforcement for Fraud.

bryonwilliams. sw @ gmail. com
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