Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#107713 by $cambuster Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:05 pm
Yup, [email protected] just dialogued with me 10 times before I looked him up. He started with this, which gives enough character for you to recognize him even if he changes his address:

"Thanks for the mail...I will appreciate more pictures..I am ready to buy it now for my son as a surprise promise gift,And due to the nature of my work,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 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 tight schedule.Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:

1) What is the condition?
2) Are you the Owner?
3) Pick up Location?
4) Your Registered PayPal Name and Registered PayPal Email Address For Me To Proceed With The Payment?

I would be glad to make the payment immediately through PayPal so kindly get back to me with your Registered PayPal Name and Registered PayPal Email For Me To Proceed With The Payment. You need not to worry yourself about title transfer and shipment,i will instruct the shipping company to handle that therefore in order to complete the transaction do get back to me with your Registered PayPal Name and Registered PayPal Email Address and total cost so that I can make the payment asap. I will be waiting for your reply!

Thanks and God bless!!!"
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#168820 by kyootulu Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:07 am
I exchanged several e-mails with this scammer and he sent me the money orders. I was hoping he was legitimate because I was really desperate to sell my queen-sized bed. Thankfully I listened to my instincts - I became suspicious the moment he said that his secretary overpaid me.

The money orders were sent to me in a handwritten envelope. The return address was the following:

2131 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

A quick Google search revealed that the address was for Brinton Woods Health & Rehabilitation Center at Dupont Circle.

When I asked him where I should be sending the money order, he gave me this address:

NAME OF RECEIVER:Arnold Smith.
ADDRESS: 64 NEWMAN STREET
CITY: LONDON
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
ZIP CODE: W1T 3EF

Same address as the au pair scammer in this post: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=41241

Thankfully I didn't provide him with my home address when I started corresponding with him. I gave him my place of work - a major law firm in Boston.
#210554 by minclz Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:28 pm
this person is still at it....I got an reply from a post on craigslist for a ring


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Hope you are the direct seller ? Get back to me on [email protected] with your price.

Sent from my HTC One™ S on T-Mobile.

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I replied, not sure if it's a scam seems like it''s from a phone...and I got back the following and the name shown is Bob Smith

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Is there any reason why you selling it that i should know of?
Do you have the original box, all the paperwork and the receipt for it ?
I like to make a deal, how about $100 off?
I am really interested and i will be making payment with PayPal and
will pay for shipping to CALIFORNIA (San Diego)

Thanks,
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am I being too paranoid, is this a scam or legit?
#217289 by Gumshoe009 Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:37 pm
I have had a number of scammers from Long Island, Las Vegas and today, Minneapolis. I see I am not the first one who has been hit by scammer [email protected]. I have advertised a very nice and moderately expensive Ball chronometer on Craig's List and it is like throwing out chum for the sharks. As I have told previous scammers, nobody in their right mind would buy an expensive watch thousands of miles away (I am in the Seattle area) sight unseen. That is an obvious tip-off that they are scammers. The telephone number used to text me was 612-502-5954 and I was strongly cautioned not to return text an answer but rather send a message to her? email address. Do not even respond to Janet Cole unless you are in a very charitable mood.

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