Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#128483 by luminuex Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:50 pm
Hi everyone,

Just recently i bought an iphone on eBay. Because I bought an iphone, I need to sell my previous phone to cancel out the costs. I posted this post http://houston.craigslist.org/mob/3327298739.html onto Craigslist two days ago and early this morning at 5:49 a.m I received this email:

WOW!! Sprint Black iPhone 4S 16 GB only 2 mths old! EXTRAS included!! - $420 (xxxx)

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FROM:
John Brown

TO:
[email protected]

Message flagged Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:49 AM
** 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

i just want to known may be it still up for sale? email me right [email protected] GET BACK TO ME ASAP.


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Original post:
http://houston.craigslist.org/mob/3327298739.html
If this email is a scam or spam please flag it now:
http://craigslist.org/flag/201210100711 ... M_0RdAhbzQ
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This is the first time I am selling on Craigslist and I only trust PayPal or a meet up to handle business. This is also the first and only email I have received from this John Brown.

Please help, is this a scam? And how do you know which email replies are or aren't scams?
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#128507 by Dotti Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:29 pm
I would need to see the next email to say with absolute certainty, but odds are very high that this is a scam. Three things tell me that is more than likely a scam. Most likely, he would go the fake paypal route--saying he is paying with paypal, then sending you fake paypal emails saying that the money is on hold and will be released when you provide proof of shipping. In reality, there has been no paypal activity, and the scammer just wants to steal your phone.

1) The English. Even in that small sample, the English is not consistent with an American. Mixing up verb tenses is a common African mistake.
2) The urgency/push for immediate response. Scammers want to move quickly, and push their scam through before you have a chance to think or investigate. The longer it takes, the more likely you will recognize the scam before sending the phone.
3) The very different names in the email addresses. Sometimes people will email from multiple addresses (e.g. work and home) but having completely different names in those addresses is more often consistent with a scammer.

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#128511 by Bryon Williams Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:22 pm
@luminuex, 100% scam. I can tell by the writing and in reality he responded a fake craigslist ad.

John Brown

[email protected]

[email protected]


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Subject: Re: Craigslist Item -650 (Austin)
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Thanks for your mail,what is the conditions of it?i am buying the item
for my aunt. who work in oversea.i will add $20 for taking down the
add and $100 for shipping,i would have done it local transaction but i
am out of town presently...you can get back to me with your PayPal
email account so i can pay now,and if you don't have one,you can log
on to their website http://WWW.PayPal.com to create an account with them and
get back to me with only your PayPal email address so that i can remit
payment into your account. Hope to hear from you soon best regard

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#128521 by Bryon Williams Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:42 pm
John Brown

[email protected]

Hello,

I have just made the payment of $xxx through PayPal auction payment as
stipulated and i sent the funds for the item as stipulated price to
you for the payment and shipping of this the item bought because i
want it to be packaged and shipped out today via USPS EXPRESS MAIL and
i know you ought to have receive the notification about my payment from them.
Kindly get the item shipped today so that it will be there early and
email me immediately the shipment is done.

Below is the shipping address:

Name : Omoniyi tunde
Address : No 24 Adeniyi Street,off Eleweran
City : Abeokuta,
State : Ogun
Zip code : 121101
Country : Nigeria

Kindly get the item shipped out today and get back to me and PayPal
with the shipment tracking number for verification so as to fund your
account immediately.
It is nice doing business with you.

Thanks and God bless
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#128522 by Bryon Williams Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:02 pm
The scammer [email protected] now sends the fake paypal payment. Look closely at the header. Who is the sender?

[email protected] This is not a Paypal address. It is a free email account provided through a free email account provider.


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You've got new funds!!!

October,10 2012
Transaction ID: 418058098C0529105
Dear [email protected],

You have an Instant Payment of $xxx.00 USD from John Brown ([email protected])

This PayPal Payment has been deducted from the buyer's account but can not be credited into your account until the Shipment Information is received from you E.G Tracking Number or a copy of the Shipment Receipt.

You can now go and ship out the buyer's merchandise and send the shipment information to us at : [email protected]

Seller

[email protected]

Note to seller
Hi, I'm pleased to have bought the ITEM and have paid via PayPal as requested. Regards,John.
Shipping Address - Confirmed

Name : Omoniyi tunde
Address : No 24 Adeniyi Street,off Eleweran
City : Abeokuta,
State : Ogun
Zip code : 121101
Country : Nigeria

Postage
USPS EXPRESS MAIL

Description

Unit price

Qty

Amount
My Item

$XXX.00 USD

1

$XXX.00USD

PayPal Fee,Postage and packing

(Included)
Insurance - not offered
----
Total

$xxx.00 USD

Payment sent to [email protected]

Issues with this transaction?
You have 48 HRS from the date of the transaction to go ahead with the Shipment Procedure.

Questions? Send an email to [email protected]


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This scammer will want me to send the item to him. He will tell me that my funds will be released once I provide a shipping tracking number. If I do he will find ways for me to send additional monies through Western Union or Money Gram. He will not stop until I figure out it is a scam or I am broke.

Paypal will not hold your funds providing you scan a shipping receipt. Please log in directly to Paypal to verify fund. Not through any links provided. You can also call Paypal to verify funds.
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#128683 by Bryon Williams Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:51 pm
Updating with additional email addresses used by john Brown.
Craigslist Paypal scammer.

John Brown

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

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#129071 by Bryon Williams Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:25 pm
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#129358 by Bryon Williams Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:37 pm
Updating additional email addresses this gang of scammers are using.

[email protected]
[email protected]

This scammer will want me to send the item to him. He will tell me that my funds will be released once I provide a shipping tracking number. If I do he will find ways for me to send additional monies through Western Union or Money Gram. He will not stop until I figure out it is a scam or I am broke.

Paypal will not hold your funds providing you scan a shipping receipt. Please log in directly to Paypal to verify fund. Not through any links provided. You can also call Paypal to verify funds.

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#129397 by Bryon Williams Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:33 pm
Updating with additional emails and phone number.

8327365892

832 736 5892

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

This scammer will want me to send the item to him. He will tell me that my funds will be released once I provide a shipping tracking number. If I do he will find ways for me to send additional monies through Western Union or Money Gram. He will not stop until I figure out it is a scam or I am broke.

Paypal will not hold your funds providing you scan a shipping receipt. Please log in directly to Paypal to verify fund. Not through any links provided. You can also call Paypal to verify funds.

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#129885 by Bryon Williams Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:32 am
This gang of scammers will send you emails about threats with the FBI or other Law Enforcement Agencies. They will also sometimes send official looking emails from different authorities. All the emails are actually sent from them. The emails are all lies and false. They are attempting to intimidate you into sending your item or money to a third person via Western Union, Money Gram or Bank Transfer. Do not listen to their threats and stop communicating with them. Block their email address from your email account.

46.165.210.195
[email protected]


Hey, Why the silence. I have already told you that my account has been
deducted via PayPal and i am sure they must have contacted you about
the payment which has been deducted from my account and you have not
responded neither has PayPal inform me that the transaction is still
on so i want you to know that PayPal are working in conjunction with
FBI so if you think of jerking me of my money you will have them to
contend with so please reply to my mail as soon as possible because
once the money is approved by PayPal it will not be returned into my
account so i don't want to lose my money so i am expecting your reply.

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#130402 by Bryon Williams Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:34 pm
Updating additional email addresses this gang of scammers are using. There scam are not limited to Craigslist or online sellers. They will do romance scams, Rental Scams, Employment Scams and etc.

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
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#131762 by Bryon Williams Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:22 pm
Updating with additional email addresses this gang of scammers are using. There scam are not limited to Craigslist or online sellers. They will do romance scams, Rental Scams, Employment Scams and etc.

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]


These scammers will want you to send the item to him. He will tell you that your funds will be released once you provide a shipping tracking number. If you do he will find ways for you to send additional monies through Western Union or Money Gram. He will not stop until I figure out it is a scam or I am broke.

Paypal will not hold your funds providing you scan a shipping receipt. Please log in directly to Paypal to verify fund. Not through any links provided. You can also call Paypal to verify funds.

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#131774 by Bryon Williams Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:33 pm
Updating with additional email addresses this gang of scammers are using. There scam are not limited to Craigslist or online sellers. They will do romance scams, Rental Scams, Employment Scams and etc.

[email protected]
[email protected]

PAYMENT MADE

I have made the payment regarding your item and paypal has
notified me that my account has been deducted which i know that they
will notify you via email as well so get the item posted today and get
back to paypal but i want the item to be shipped via EXPRESS
MAIL USPS delivery and below is the shipping address :


Name :Omoniyi Tunde
Address: No 24 Adeniyi Street,off Eleweran
City Abeokuta,
State: OgunState
Zipcode:121101
Country: Nigeria

NOTE: do not write the price on it at the post office just send it as a gift

Hope to read back from you pretty soon.
Many Thanks and Its Nice doing business with you



These scammers will want you to send the item to him. He will tell you that your funds will be released once you provide a shipping tracking number. If you do he will find ways for you to send additional monies through Western Union or Money Gram. He will not stop until I figure out it is a scam or I am broke.

Paypal will not hold your funds providing you scan a shipping receipt. Please log in directly to Paypal to verify fund. Not through any links provided. You can also call Paypal to verify funds.

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#131781 by Bryon Williams Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:15 pm
Updating with additional email addresses this gang of scammers are using. There scam are not limited to Craigslist or online sellers.

[email protected]
[email protected]

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