Craigslist Scam E-mail

Update. Craigslist has a page devoted to avoiding scams and fraud. Good information!

Original post continues below.

I’m trying to sell a few items by Craigslist. I received the following e-mail this morning:

Hello
Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant purchase,so pls do withdraw the advert from Craigslist,i don’t mind adding an extra $50 dolls for you to take the advert down from criagslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item. I will also like you to know that i will be paying via check,and it will be over night payment due to the distance .You don’t need to bother your self with the shipment ok,i will take care of that.So i will need you to provide me with the following information
to facilitate the mailing of the check.
1.Your full name
2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
3.Your phone number.
Once again ,I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for
shipping
i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check

Have a nice day

Being the helpful guy I am, I suggested he send the check to his mover who could deposit it and bring cash to me. He’d save $50! ;-)

Wanna bet I don’t hear from this guy again?

Author: Brent Logan

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56 thoughts on “Craigslist Scam E-mail”

  1. Yeah, the joy of scammers. It doesn’t seem like it would be too hard for the police to catch these people. After all, all they’d have to do is sell something on Craigslist…

  2. Yep, same email, 2007-09-27, this time from “Boomie Bain :”

    Hello
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make
    an instant purchase,so pls do withdraw the advert
    from Craigslist,i dont mind adding an extra $50 dolls
    for you to take the advert down from criagslist so
    that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the
    item. I will also like you to know that i will be
    paying via check,and it will be over night payment due
    to the distance .You dont need to bother your self
    with the shippment ok,i will take care of that.So i
    will need you to provide me with the following
    information
    to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal
    address
    3.Your phonenumber.
    **Once again ,I will like you to know that you will
    not be responsible for
    shipping
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you have
    cashed the check**
    Have a nice day

    Found this site by googling the rather unique phrase “over night payment.”

  3. Got the same email regarding a couch I listed on ebay. I accepted the deal and the next day got this email from Bommie Bain:

    Hello , How was your day ? I want you to understand thatthe deal as my secretary as posted the paymentalready, but there was a slight error i guess we canhandle with care, instead of the actual amount $150for the item,she made out the check for $2500 sheclaim that was what i requested but she didn’t getthat straight. So once you have the check please cash it and deductthe money for your goods plus $50 that for your runaround expenses.The excess fund should please be sent to my mover viawestern union,this fund will be use in offsetting thecost of the shipment he as undertaken for merecently. **Please email at once to let me know that i can trustto have the excess funds sent to my mover**

    Called the deal off at that point.

  4. Received this Sep 28, 2007 6:58 PM from: [email protected]

    Hello
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make
    an instant purchase,so pls do withdraw the advert
    from Craigslist,i dont mind adding an extra $50 dolls
    for you to take the advert down from criagslist so
    that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the
    item. I will also like you to know that i will be
    paying via check,and it will be over night payment due
    to the distance .You dont need to bother your self
    with the shippment ok,i will take care of that.So i
    will need you to provide me with the following
    information
    to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal
    address
    3.Your phonenumber.
    **Once again ,I will like you to know that you will
    not be responsible for
    shipping
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you have
    cashed the check**
    Have a nice day

  5. This Boomie Bain character is sending a lot of e-mails. I wonder how many people he’s defrauded. I searched Yahoo site for instructions on reporting it. This is what I found:

    Q: How do I report email scams, such as Nigerian “419” scams or other advance fee fraud scams?

    A: Advance fee fraud scams, including Nigerian “419” scams, promise to share riches in exchange for loans to help cover some sort of upfront cost, such as bank fees, or in some cases, ransoms for “kidnapped” millionaires. If you receive one of these emails, mark it as spam, including any messages that originate from a yahoo.com email address. These emails are usually sent in bulk, and are rarely targeted at a specific individual. Yahoo cannot investigate these scams—reporting these emails as spam is the most effective measure you can take as it will help ensure additional copies are not delivered.

    In other words, Yahoo doesn’t want to hear about it. If you still have your e-mail, all you can do is mark it as “spam.”

  6. Hello
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make
    an instant purchase,so pls do withdraw the advert
    from Craigslist,i dont mind adding an extra $50 dolls
    for you to take the advert down from criagslist so
    that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the
    item. I will also like you to know that i will be
    paying via check,and it will be over night payment due
    to the distance .You dont need to bother your self
    with the shippment ok,i will take care of that.So i
    will need you to provide me with the following
    information
    to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal
    address
    3.Your phonenumber.
    **Once again ,I will like you to know that you will
    not be responsible for
    shipping
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you have
    cashed the check**
    Have a nice day

    —–
    Boomie strikes again….the email stinks of fraud. One would think you could trace this!

  7. I just got one of these as well. It smelled fishy, but it did not have the immediate mention of the check that was more than the item and all that jazz about deducting your cost. I figured that would come up in the follow up. One would expect that they would put off mentioning that part since people are now familiar with it. One thing that gave it away for me is that thay never actually mentioned what the item was. They said ‘item’ a couple of times, and ‘furniture’ once, never once mentioned that it was a shelf.

  8. I just received another inquiry on a second item. Here is my new response.

    If you have more questions you can reach me at the
    Atlanta Police Department
    Major Fraud Unit
    675 Ponce De Leon Ave
    Atlanta, Georgia 30308

    (404) 817-6810

  9. Received this today from [email protected]. Sound familiar?

    Hello
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant purchase,so
    pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist,i don’t mind adding an extra $50
    for you to take the advert down from the web site so that i can be rest
    assured that am in hand of the item.I would have loved to come take a look my
    self but my son is going for kidney transplant in few days and i have to do
    all the running around as my wife is so scared,i am sure you understand. I
    will also like you to know that i will be paying via a check,and it will be
    over night payment due to the distance .You don’t need to bother your self
    with the shipment ok,i will take care of that.So i will need you to provide me
    with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
    3.Your phone #.
    **Once again ,I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for
    shipping i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check**
    Have a nice day

  10. Recieved this in response to an item I was selling from: [email protected]

    Hello,
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will like you to withdraw the advert from Craigslist,i dont mind adding an extra $20dolls for you to take the advert down from criagslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item.I dont have time to come take a look. I will be paying via cashier’s check,and it will be over night payment .You dont need to bother your self with the shippment ok,i will take care of that.So i will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
    3.Your phonenumber.
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you have the check
    Have a great day .
    Chris

  11. So what happens if when you get the check you cash it say at a casino or ,omey cashing place, then when they try to get you to send the “difference” back to them you keep it instead? Or can’t you contact the police about this scam and the police can make the “movers” tell what address they are delivering to… or something.

    in my email they offer a cashiers check, isn’t a cashiers check the same as cash, I mean some companies will only accept cashiers checks because they are safer right?

    Brittan Smith”

    Hi again,
    Thank you for the prompt response to my inquiry and sorry it took me long to reply, am very much satisfied with the condition and price of the item and i would like to make an outright purchase immediately so i will advice that you withdraw the advert from the ad. my husband be making payment via Certified Check to your location after which my shipper will be coming over for the pick up once you have gotten the payment. I must notify you that my husband sending an excessive payment so that after it clear you will deduct your money and pay the rest to my shipper because we have some other item in care of our our shipper and due to our job we have no free time and i am giving $30 as a compensation for also keeping all buyers away. Thanks and feel free to ask any question .i will need both your name and address to post the payment and would appreciate you include you phone #,
    Thank you !

  12. This guy named Anthony spells his last name “Haynes” in one place, and “Hanes” in another. good grief–


    Hello

    I will like to buy this item, Is it still available for sale ? Kindly reply me ASAP

    Thanks.
    Anthony Haynes
    [email protected]

    later…

    “Hello Sean,

    i really appreciate your response to my earlier mail.like i said i will like to buy this item so pls do withdraw the advert from Craigslist. I will also like you to know that i will be paying via check due to the distance as currently am in the Sharja working,but u will help me send it to my house in Petersburg.I will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.

    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential
    3.Your phone number.

    **I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping cost.
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check**

    Thanks
    Anthony Haynes

  13. from luky bunky and whait key (same email from different accounts)
    was selling a laptop on craiglist and got this. smelled fishy to me

    Hope we can do bussiness
    I will pay you the amount you said and i believe it is in good state.kindly understand i am in london right now on a bussiness trip.i will like the item shipped to my daughter who is with my granny down in west africa nigeria as a birthday(20th)she is working with the UNICEF in nigeria.i will include the shipping
    cost of the amount mail post

    Please i will pay you with PayPal or merchant express money order which you will ship to her after confirmation of money is seen.
    kindly get back to me with your contact address for immediate payment.+447045718969.that is my
    number please.

  14. I got this today through craigslist while trying to sell my used ps2:

    “i really appreciate for the mail in quick response i intended to make pick for the item but due to some circumstances am facing in my business am out the state presently all left with me now is my paypal account and for the package am sending it to one of my client in oversea who went there for a proposal on my new location so don’t be annoy with me for not making available pick up for your item am adding additional $100 to your money to cover the shipping through usps {EMS} GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE so with prestigious heart kindly make haste in response with your paypal account id for the fast payment into your account

    thanks very much and await your response soon”

  15. I got a similar e-mail from Bryan Devron. I even have a phone number. His original e-mail was from [email protected] and his phone number is a landline in Fresno CA. His second was from [email protected]. I was selling an inexpensive dresser.
    **********************************
    Hello,

    Am highly interested in your item listed for sale.I will
    like to know if the item is still available.I will be glad
    to know the conditions ? Thanks I await your quick response .

    Best Regards,

    Bryan
    Sent by [CompanyName] Mail

    **********************
    Hello,

    Thank for the prompt response to my mail,as the item is still available I
    will instruct my secretary to process a draft to cover the cost of my
    purchase as am completely satisfied with the advert.I will need the details
    of whom & where to mail the draft.It will be delivered by the United Parcel
    Service within 2-3 days.Please note ‘United Parcel Service’ do not deliver
    to P.O.Box addresses.
    1.Name to be on the check
    2.Home address
    3.Mobile #
    Kindly delete the posting as am totally committed to buying from you to save
    me cost,my mover will be coming over for the pick up right only after the
    payment as been delivered and i want you to understand that,i love to call
    but am a deaf and only uses a hearing-in paired phone the relay so please
    send me an email you leave a me leave a message on my voice mail 9518927142
    it will be delivered as an email to me as well,

    Thanks.

    Bryan


    Thanks & God Bless

  16. The same “chris” just tried to scam me as well. He actually did send me a check, for the error of $2400. The check is now in the hands of my good friend who is an LAPD detective. I don’t mess around.

  17. Hello,

    Thank for the prompt response to my mail,as the item is still
    available I will instruct my secretary to process a draft to cover
    the cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the advert.I
    will need the details of whom & where to mail the draft.It will be
    delivered by the United Parcel Service within 2-3 days.Please note
    ‘United Parcel Service’ do not deliver to P.O.Box addresses.
    1.Name to be on the check
    2.Home address
    3.Mobile #
    Kindly delete the posting as am totally committed to buying from you
    to save me cost,my mover will be coming over for the pick up right
    only after the payment as been delivered and i want you to understand
    that,i love to call but am a deaf and only uses a hearing-in paired
    phone the relay so please send me an email you leave a message on my
    voice mail 9518927142 it will be delivered as an email to me as well,thank you.

    Regards,
    Bill Wright [[email protected]]

  18. What about SELLER BEWARE?

    Same here, on a motorcycle we are listing. Paul Ashbaugh with the gmail address of [email protected] wrote:

    Hi
    Thanks for the respond, I’m cool with your final price .. let me know if you will accept payment with Check as this is the only way i can make the payment because i am located in Columbia, S.C .. I don’t mind offering you an extra $50 for holding the item for me.
    I would have loved to come take a look at it though but i will not be able to do so due to the distance and my work Schedule but i’ll really appreciate a picture from you if you have that. You may reply with your name and contact address also your phone number where you will like to receive the payment. And concerning the shipment i will handle all the shipping expenses myself. I shall look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Here are some of the details I will need for final assurance of the payment to you.
    (1) Full Name
    (2) Mailing address, no p.o.box please
    (3) your direct telephone number
    Hear from you soon . God Bless
    Thanks.
    Regards

    Paul

  19. —–Inline Attachment Follows—–

    Hello,
    How are you doing? I want you to understand that the deal is on as my secretary has posted the payment already.
    She included the mover’s money with your cheque. So, instead of the actual amount of $950, she made out the check for $3,800. This was due to accumulated unpaid
    transactions undertaken by the mover in the past weeks and he said he can’t come and pick this up if I don’t pay him all together.
    So once you have the cheque, please cash it and deduct the money for your goods plus $50 for your run around expenses.The excess fund should please be sent to my mover via western union so that he can come for the pick up immediately.
    **Please email at once to let me know that I can trust to have the excess funds sent to
    my mover**.
    Thanks and I’m waiting to hear from you as soon as possible.

  20. Albert, don’t you dare send this scammer any money. His check is bad and will bounce. You’ll be out what you’re selling and the “excess” money you refunded.

    If this was on the up and up, the mover could deposit the check in his account and withdraw sufficient cash to pay you. Everyone wins: you get your cash, they get what you’re selling, and the buyer doesn’t have to worry about “run around expenses” caused by his confused secretary.

    Oh, that’s right. You’re not supposed to win. You’re supposed to get screwed, and you will, if you do business with this person.

  21. [email protected] sent me the same messager as everyone else’s.
    Now I assume there really is no mover, and that the scam consists of me sending him the difference, which he will cash in some other country, like Nigeria.

    If there is a mover, I would be glad to call the police and have them greet the mover if he/she is willing to show up. Does anyone know? Is there a mover or not?
    Thats kinda sucky if they incorporated a mover into this scam too, where they take your item, and then a couple of grand as well.

  22. Got a scammer email today.
    Please share it @ your blog.

    From chris marcus Mon Aug 25 12:15:59 2008
    Return-Path:
    Authentication-Results: mta223.mail.re3.yahoo.com from=gmail.com; domainkeys=pass (ok)
    Received: from 209.85.217.29 (EHLO mail-gx0-f29.google.com) (209.85.217.29) Mon, 25 Aug 2008 05:16:15 -0700

    —–Inline Attachment Follows—–

    Hello,
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will like you to withdraw the advert from Craigslist,i dont mind adding an extra $20dolls for you to take the advert down from criagslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item.I dont have time to come take a look. I will be paying via cashier’s check.
    However,shipping and other expenses involved would be our responsibility..So i will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
    3.Your phonenumber.
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you have the check
    Have a great day .

    Chris

  23. Hello,
    This is to notify you that your payment has been issued out and you will have it tomorrow,but there was a slight error i guess we can handle with care which do occur, instead of the actual amount for the item,my secretary made out the check for $2000 she claim that was what i requested but she didn’t get that straight.

    So once you have the check please cash it at your bank and deduct the money for your goods plus $20 for taking down the advert.

    The excess fund should please be sent to my mover via western union money transfer,this fund will be use in offsetting the cost of the shipment he as undertaken for me recently.

    My movers information to send the excess funds will be provided as soon as you have the payment cashed.

    Thanks for understanding
    I BELIEVE I CAN TRUST YOU IN TAKING CARE OF THIS
    Have a great day
    Chris

  24. Thank you everyone for posting this, I was close to accepting this and something told me to check out his phone number. When I did, your blog popped up. This guy corrosponds as well:

    HI,I am still interested on the ps3 game.as long as the ps3 game is in good condition i will pay the amount of the money.i will love it shipped to my daughter through USPS POSTAL SERVICE.This is a little suprise i want to make to her.she works with States Embassy(America Embassy)in Nigeria. You can reach me on the phone no below +447045718969.I have only two ways i can pay in the money and that is paypal or Merchant Express Money order.The shipping charge i will have that included.After payment is confirmed you can then ship it.Hope i can trust you.Hope to hear from you.

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: ME
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: Re: Playstation 3 PS3 40 GB with 2 controllers and GTA IV – $375 (Zimmerman, MN)
    Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 10:29:40 -0500

    $375

    From: dick ryang
    Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 10:10 PM
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: Playstation 3 PS3 40 GB with 2 controllers and GTA IV – $375 (Zimmerman, MN)

    ** 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.html

    Hi,
    kindly get back to me with your firm price.

    Thanks and have a nice day.

  25. yes! thank you indeed! just got this from [email protected]:

    “Hello,
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant purchase,so please,i would like you to withdraw the advert from Craigslist, i dont mind adding an extra $50.00 for you to take the advert down from craigslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item. I will also like you to know that i will be paying via check,and it will be over night payment due to the distance. You dont need to bother yourself with the shipment ok, i will do take care of that. So i will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.Your full name,Your mailing address be it residential or postal address and Your phone number.

    Once again, I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping…i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check. Thanks
    Cartney.”

  26. He’s still at it I received a similar response, to an ad I posted on Saturday, this morning – 9/8/08.

  27. Here’s a new sping from: [email protected]

    Hello
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant purchase,so please do withdraw the advert from craigslist,i don’t mind adding an extra $50 for you to take the advert down from the web site so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item.I would have loved to come take a look my self but my son is going for kidney transplant in few days and i have to do all the
    running around as my wife is so scared,i am sure you understand. I will also like you to know that i will be paying via a check,and it will be over night payment due to the distance .You don’t need to bother your self with the shipment ,i will take care
    of that.So i will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
    3.Your phone #.
    **Once again ,I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for
    shipping i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check**
    Have a nice day

  28. I got one of these the other day…stupidly, I already gave them my address and other info (as this is pertinent info for someone who’d have to come to my home to buy something), I didn’t realize the scam element until they asked me to send the (enormous) difference in their overpayment to their “daughter.” My question is, what do I do if and when I get this check? I told them the deal was off after the daughter email, but it sounds like it’s been sent already. Do I just ignore it, or send it back to them, or what? I really just want to wash my hands of this whole thing.

  29. EMM, if you get a check, call the cops or the district attorney’s office and ask them what they’d like you to do. Or go to the bank the check is drawn on and show it to them. They might have a fraud department that would be interested in pursuing it.

  30. One more example of a scam:

    Jacqueline schroeder to me
    show details 6:30 PM (45 minutes ago)

    Reply

    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant purchase,so please do withdraw the advert from Craigslist. I don’t mind adding an extra $50 dollars for you to take the advert down from criagslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item.
    I will also like you to know that i will be paying via check,and it will be an over night payment due to the distance .You don’t need to bother your self with the shipment ok,I will take care of that. So I will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name.
    2.Your contact address.
    3.Your phone number.
    **Once again ,I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping.
    I will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check**
    Do Have a nice day,
    My Warmest Regard

  31. Boy, they are coming out of the !&@[email protected]&^!#@! woodwork.

    Here is another scammer with the same pitch:

    Jim T .Edward to me
    show details Sep 4 (5 days ago)

    Reply

    Hello… I really appreciate your response to my mail.I want you to
    consider it sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist to avoid
    disturbance.I want you to know that i will be paying via bank
    certified check .I will need you to provide me with the
    following.information to facilitate the mailing of the check .
    1…..Full name to write on the check
    2…..Full Physical address to post the check
    3…..Home & Cell Phone to contact you
    **I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for
    shipping i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the
    check** Thanks

  32. I cannot believe I fell into the obvious trap, as this was my first time dealing with sales online. I am worried as I have also sent my personal information to the spammer, what can happen now? I will turn in the check to the police or the institution that the IC3 recommends.

    Here is the email which is almost identical to all the other ones!

    Hello,
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will like you to withdraw the advert from Craigslist,i don’t mind adding an extra $20dolls for you to take the advert down from craigslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item.I don’t have time to come take a look. I will be paying via cashier’s check,and it will be over night payment .You don’t need to bother your self with the shipment Ok,i will take care of that.So i will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
    3.Your phone number.
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you have the check
    Have a great day

    Hello,
    This is to notify you that your payment has been issued out and you will have it tomorrow,but there was a slight error i guess we can handle with care which do occur, instead of the actual amount for the item,my secretary made out the check for $1000 she claim that was what i requested but she didn’t get that straight.

    So once you have the check please cash it at your bank and deduct the money for your goods plus $20 for taking down the advert.

    The excess fund should please be sent to my mover via western union money transfer,this fund will be use in offsetting the cost of the shipment he as undertaken for me recently.
    My movers information to send the excess funds will be provided as soon as you have the payment cashed.
    Thanks for understanding

    I BELIEVE I CAN TRUST YOU IN TAKING CARE OF THIS
    Chris

  33. Two people email me today. [email protected] and [email protected]. I already noticed that it was scam, because of the font they used. They usually used a grey font. Because before I had an email from [email protected] and she said that she was going to send me a check and wanted my name and address. And she told me that she will have her movers pick the item. Seems odd for me so I email her back and told her that I dont negotiate through email. I told her if she really interested in purchasing the item she needs to call me or stop by herself otherwise I will not be selling the item.

  34. I got the same thing TWICE. One from Paul Ashbaugh, and another from “Sharon Walter”. My father is a retired police officer and he thinks it sounds like a way of money laundering.

  35. Thank you so much for this great information! Because of you, it saved me from losing out on several thousand dollars from selling a car. But like some other people–I am worried because I

    –was an idiot and gave out my address before I saw the posts and
    –am worried that there is actually a mover!

    Is there a mover? I don’t want someone showing up! What should I do now as I wait to see if he sends me anything? Any advice please.

  36. I was scammed 2 weeks ago off of craigslist. “Paul Ashbaugh” . took me for $1496.00 2 money orders that were fake but, looked real. The email stated they will pay for shipping and the $250.00 I had for rims and tires. They were out of state but, said they would pay for the shipping. I thought great, but, he emailed and said he sent the wrong amount for me and sent another person my amount for another deal and got them crossed. He asked if could I run it through my bank and send him the remainder which was $1100.00 for overpayment.I then sent the money back quickley and 10 days later it came back as fraud money orders through my bank. I will contact the police, news and FBI and not because of me so much but, because of the thousands of other people these “evil souled disciples of satan” lives they have ruined. I have traced his IP Address to 69.65.110.165 of Defender Technologies which hides the crimminals IP Addresses and only a court order might release the rest of the info.

  37. thanks for this post, chris marcus is the third person to try and scam me for my item i’m selling. the first guy was Jerry Collins, who did send me a check and i sent it onto the cops.
    there should be some kind of site that has all the names of people, these are the ones i got so far:
    Jerry Collins
    sydney hall
    chris marcus
    Edward gorandi
    and just got an email from a robert micheal, who i believe is a scam being that its a gmail address and he didn’t spell michael the right way.

    just thought everyone whose reading this can look out for those names

  38. I received the same response to an item I am selling on Craigslist. I did a search on the email he sent me and I ended up on this page. Here is the email that I received from the potential buyer.

    Hello
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant purchase,so
    please do withdraw the advert from craigslist,i don’t mind adding an extra $50
    for you to take the advert down from the web site so that i can be rest
    assured that am in hand of the item.I would have loved to come take a look my
    self but my son is going for kidney transplant in few days and i have to do all the running around as my wife is so scared,i am sure you understand. I will also like you to know that i will be paying via a check,and it will be over night payment due to the distance .You don’t need to bother your self with the shipment ,i will take care of that.So i will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check .Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
    3.Your phone #.
    **Once again ,I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for
    shipping i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check**
    Have a nice day

    Reginald.

    After finding this site I’m am not going to be selling him my item!!

  39. I got hit from 2 scam letters trying to sell furnature for $175. I almost fell for it until I discover both letters sounded identical. I believe these letters are sent from a bot online and when replying to one of the scam request, the e-mail bounced back.

  40. This makes me so mad and there has to be a way to catch them! I got the same, this time the email was [email protected]:

    Thanks for the prompt response. I have instructed my
    account officer to mail (overnight) a certified
    check, while you hold this item for me. Let me know
    when you receive the check and I will have my mover
    will come pick up at your place. Please forward me
    the following info so I can issue your check . . .

    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address(Physical as Ups does not deliver to P.O.Box}
    3.Your phone number.

    ** Please note that I will overnight the payment,and
    you should receive it tomorrow. I appreciate you
    holding this for me. Please delete the posting as I
    am definitely buying it from you and it would be sad
    for me to have the payment in the mail only to be
    informed of the its sale**

  41. Just got the second scam email today after I reposted something, and had originally gotten a similar message, but from a guy. I didn’t feel right about it at all and asked him to call me, which of course he didn’t. I reposted and got this email. I wonder who’s phone number that is? Or who [email protected] is…mrob you…so obvious…

    First Email:

    Hi,
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will like to make an instant purchase, so please do withdraw the advert from Craigslist, I will also like you to know that I will be paying via check, and it will be over night payment due to the distance .You dont need to bother your self with the shipping, I will take care of that. So I will need you to provide me with the following information
    to facilitate the mailing of the check.

    1.Your full Name
    2.Your physical residential mailing address,Zip Code ,City, State
    3.cell phone number and Land phone number
    **Once again , I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for
    shipping
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you have cashed the check**Thanks for the understanding and cooperation
    Have a nice day.
    My Regards

    Second Email:

    Hello,
    Thank for the prompt response to my mail,as the item is still
    available I will instruct my secretary to process a draft to cover
    the cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the advert.I
    will need the details of whom & where to mail the draft.It will be
    delivered by the United Parcel Service within 2-3 days.Please note
    ‘United Parcel Service’ do not deliver to P.O.Box addresses.
    1.Name to be on the check
    2.Home address
    3.Mobile #
    Kindly delete the posting as am totally committed to buying from you
    to save me cost,my mover will be coming over for the pick up right
    only after the payment as been delivered and i want you to understand
    that,i love to call but am a deaf and only uses a hearing-in paired
    phone the relay so please send me an email you leave a message on my
    voice mail 9518927142 it will be delivered as an email to me as
    well,thank you.

    Regards,

    Robin.

  42. I got a response to something I was selling on Craigslist from a “Steve Bruce”. BEWARE!! This is a scam!!!!!! His email is as follows:

    Thanks for getting to me so quickly.This is my first time buying from
    craigslist,a family friend recommended for my wife and I that we get
    very good and cheap items here.Out of curiosity i just want to know
    the condition of what am buying becasue i might not be available to
    pick it up my self due to my kind of job but once i have your words
    that it’s in good condition,I would have to make your payments posted
    to immidiately.Please i would need your full name and address to
    enhance payment delivery. I really appreciate your response anyway,I
    hope to read back from you again.

    Regards.
    Tne Bruce’s

    His first email address was: [email protected]
    then (not-so) surprisingly the second email address was: [email protected]

    BEWARE!!!!!!!

  43. Just recieved this from [email protected]

    Hello,
    Thanks for the prompt response and i will like you to withdraw the advert from Craigslist,i don’t mind adding an extra $20dolls for you to take the advert down from craigslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item.I don’t have time to come take a look. I will be paying via cashier’s check,and it will be over night payment .You don’t need to bother your self with the shipment Ok,i will take care of that.So i will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address
    3.Your phone number.
    i will have my mover come over as soon as you have the check
    Have a great day
    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Thank you again
    Chris

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