Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#97363 by fritzweaver Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:31 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. Moreso, 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 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
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#97373 by Justin Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:43 pm
Hello fritzweaver!

That's a pretty common PayPal scam. If you sent the scammer your PayPal email address you would get some real looking but very fake PayPal emails telling you the payment has been made to you but you need to send the tracking number or you need to send money via Western Union to a "shipper". Paypal does not operate this way the emails were spoofed and no money was sent. The scammer is hoping you do not catch this and makes off with your item or the money sent to the "shipper".

Can you please post the scammers email address as well? This may help others avoid the scammer.

Justin

#111795 by ReallyPeople? Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:10 pm
I posted on Craigs List and received the first email Below.

From Kimberly Jones: 7/4/2012
I am willing to purchase in the next 48 hours. Can we complete a deal at the stated time?

I replied ok, cash only and we could meet. Then I had a response back to that email, again from Kimberly, but a different email address.

From [email protected]: 7/5/2012
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
Kimberly
kimberly

When I said that I would not do that, we can meet with cash exchange I was sent the email below:
7/5/2012

That won't be possible as paypal can only be done directly to the seller besides

I do strictly cash deals but presently, i'm away on an assignment and
that is why i am
offering to Pay you via PayPal. I have been using PayPal to buy and
sell for years now and i have never for once had any problems
whatsoever. I Also have a %90 Customer rating with PayPal. i'll send
full Payment as soon as you provide me with your PayPal email address

Regards
Kimberly

kimberly

DO NOT DOT IT! THIS IS DEFINITELY A SCAM! Identical to other one on here.
#122363 by vonpaso xlura Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:23 am
Please post the text of the emails. We need evidence that an email address is associated with a scam.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#122370 by warnarr Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:30 pm
Initial email:


> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:58 PM
>
> GOOD DAY I SAW YOUR POST ON CRAIGSLIST & AM INTERESTED HOPE YOU ARE
> THE DIRECT SELLER. THANKS


Response to my offer to see it or talk:

From: Vanessa Jones [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:59 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 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
Vanessa
#122524 by chelletitus Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:27 am
Lynn Adkins [email protected]
7:07 AM (2 hours ago)

to me
Hey there,

Thanks for the fast responds, I have looked at it a few times now,
and after looking around, i'm satisfied with the great condition but
what's your actual price for it. i will like to add $100 to your final
price for you to keep off from all offer and consider it sold to me
alone as i am serious with this.I would like you to know that i am
really interested in buying this for my father, so i would like to get
it as soon as i can. I would be able to make payment through paypal, i
find it the easiest way to use my credit card safely and is a safe and
reliable method of payment... Let me know your price for it. I hope to
hear from you soon asap as I am busy at work and do not have much
time around me.if you don't have paypal account yet, it is very easy
to set up, go to http://www.paypal.com and get it set up.. looking
forward to your response.

Thanks and reply asap.





I responded that I would only take cash offers or a cashiers check from a credited bank and have not had a response as of yet.. Thanks to this site, I was not a victim of the Paypal scam on Craigslist. You can also tell by the wording that was used that this is person who is not fluent in English... there are many people from Nigeria that are trying to scam on Craigslist... I believe that this is one of them...
I am so thankful I found this site. Please do not respond to this buyer.... Lynn Adkins [email protected]
#122559 by Justin Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:30 pm
chelletitus wrote:I responded that I would only take cash offers or a cashiers check from a credited bank and have not had a response as of yet.. respond to this buyer....


Hello chelletitus,

I wanted to point out buyers offering checks, cashier checks or money orders of any kind on Craigslist are scammers. This scam is probably even more prevelant than the PayPal scams on CL. The checks are written from stollen or comprimised accounts. The scammer sends you a check for more than the amount than the item ask you to cash the checks and wire the over amount. Due to strict laws banks will typically initially cash the checks but later when the bank finds the check to be fake the seller/victim has to repay all the money including the money sent to the scammer.

Only sell items on Craigslist in person and dealing with cash.

Justin

#124981 by QueenMama Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:17 pm
Good to hear back from you. I'm okay with the price and the condition.
Presently, I am always busy at work and do not
have much time around me to make or answer calls. 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. Please 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
Victoria
[email protected]


In the second email they changed there name and email address

Good to hear back from you. I'm okay with the price and the condition.
Presently, i am out of town with my WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION TEAM to
raise funds for People Living with Diabetes 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
Vanessa
[email protected]
Last edited by Bubbles on Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:43 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Quotations added for clarity.
#126649 by Mariana234 Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:26 am
On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 12:05 AM, Kevin William <[email protected]> wrote:

Thanks for your mail. Am interested in buying this and i will paying you the asking price so consider me as your favorite buyer as i will like to have some more pictures if you have them. I would be glad to pay for it as soon as possible though i will not be available to come for an inspection due to my flexible schedule. I will be paying you with my PayPal Account because it's attached to my Bank Account and its safe and very secure way to make payment online. If my mode of payment is accepted kindly email me with the information below to proceed with the payment.


1) What is the condition?
2) Are you the first owner?
3) Your PayPal email address or send me an invoice
4) Your full name, Phone # & picked up location address.
And if you don't have PayPal you can easily setup one visit www.paypal.com and get back to me with your PayPal email address and the full name you use to register,after the payment has gone through my pick up agent will contact you and make a pick up arrangement with you,i wont be able to call you the only means of communication is via email.


Best Regards.
#126650 by Mariana234 Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:27 am
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 4:19 PM, david lucas <[email protected]> wrote:

Hello,
Thank you for getting back to me.ok Can you assure me that it's
in good state and that i will not be disappointed with it.I'm ready to
pay your asking price and to be honest, i wanted to buy this for my
Son, but the issue is i am an oceanographer and i do have a contract
to go for which starts tomorrow and am leaving any moment from now.The
contract is strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea
area. But I'm able to access email anytime as we will make use of
laptop so my only quickest payment option is PayPal as i can send
money via PayPal anytime.Since I'm requesting this transaction to be
done via PayPal, i will be responsible for all the paypal fee/charges
on this transaction and if you don't have an account with paypal, its
pretty easy, safe and secured to open one.Just log on to
www.paypal.com. I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible? I
have a mover that will come for it once payment clears and they will
take care of very necessary paper for me. So i look forward to hear
from you soon. will like to see more pics. I need the address where
the agent will meet you and your PayPal email address so i can send
the money now. Many thanks

David.
#126651 by Mariana234 Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:30 am
After telling her I only accepted cash!

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Amy Jones <[email protected]> wrote:

Honestly paypal is safe and secure and I do strictly cash deals but
presently, i'm away on an assignment and
that is why i am
offering to Pay you via PayPal. I have been using PayPal to buy and
sell for years now and i have never for once had any problems
whatsoever. I Also have a %90 Customer rating with PayPal. i'll send
full Payment as soon as you provide me with your PayPal email address

Regards
Amy


On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Amy Jones <[email protected]> wrote:

Good to hear back from you. I'm okay with the price and the condition.
Presently, i am out of town with my WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION TEAM
to raise funds for the
Children Living with WHOOPING COUGH (Pertussis) 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. Please 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
Amy
#126652 by Mariana234 Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:32 am
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 4:19 PM, david lucas <[email protected]> wrote:

Hello,
Thank you for getting back to me.ok Can you assure me that it's
in good state and that i will not be disappointed with it.I'm ready to
pay your asking price and to be honest, i wanted to buy this for my
Son, but the issue is i am an oceanographer and i do have a contract
to go for which starts tomorrow and am leaving any moment from now.The
contract is strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea
area. But I'm able to access email anytime as we will make use of
laptop so my only quickest payment option is PayPal as i can send
money via PayPal anytime.Since I'm requesting this transaction to be
done via PayPal, i will be responsible for all the paypal fee/charges
on this transaction and if you don't have an account with paypal, its
pretty easy, safe and secured to open one.Just log on to
www.paypal.com. I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible? I
have a mover that will come for it once payment clears and they will
take care of very necessary paper for me. So i look forward to hear
from you soon. will like to see more pics. I need the address where
the agent will meet you and your PayPal email address so i can send
the money now. Many thanks

David.
#126654 by Mariana234 Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:34 am
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM, semait ikhmat <[email protected]> wrote:

Ok get back to me with your paypal email address so as to make the payment asap



On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:25 PM, semait ikhmat <[email protected]> wrote:

Thank for the quick response. I'm seriously interested in buying
this for my Partner and I think that this is a fair asking price.
Currently I am at sea right now ( I am a marine engineer for the
navy)but I really want this as a surprise birthday gift for my Partner. I
do not want to let him know anything about this until it gets
delivered to him. First, I do have some basic questions. I would like
to know why you are selling this item. Also, what is the condition of
this item. Considering that I am currently at sea, I only have access
to my paypal account to make payments because i don't have access to
my bank account online because I cannot use internet banking on
company computers. I have already accessed my paypal account and saw
that I can make payments which is why I insisted on using PayPal to
pay you. So if you could email me back with your PayPal email address,
I can make the payment to your account today. If you don't have a
PayPal account, you can set one up at www.paypal.com, it should take
no more than 3 minutes. Paypal is a reliable and secure website, which
will protect both you and I when dealing with this business. I will be
responsible for the payment fees/charges on this transaction. Don't
worry about the shipping or the picking up of the item, because once
you notify me, my agent will come and pick it up from you once I have
made the payment to you. To make the payment, I will also need your
full Name,address and phone number. I am looking forward to here back from you.
#127021 by sellenzz Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:22 am
This is what I recieved as interest in buying my car.

Thanks for the prompt response.. I am ready to buy it now as a gift for my Son,I am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my Job.....phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I really want it to be a surprise for my son i wont let him know anything about it until it gets delivered to him, i am sure he will be more than happy with it. I insisted on paypal because i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it,Get back to me with your paypal email and the price so i can proceed with the payment quickly or you sign-up for a paypal personal account www.paypal.com it is very fast and easy to set up. I have a pick up agent that will come and pick it up after i have made the payments.

Thanks

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