Another Craigslist classified scam

Here is another classifed ads (craiglist) scam that I got in response to listing a computer for sale for a few hundred dollars.

From: richard adelson <> hi seller,   i am interested in the item you placed online for my son schooling in Nigeria- West Africa.  pls let me know how much the goods will cost and the term of payment. thanks.

My reply was as follows:

$237,579, including shipping by FedEx to Nigeria.Payment by cash.

Let us see what he comes up with.



Erik_ramon 11 Scam

How can anyone get away with such stupidity. I'm selling my necklace for cash locally on craigslist.If he writes you tell him to send you a certified check for the amount shipping plus 50.00 for the trouble after the check clears tell him you'll send the item. Ask for his name address & phone and see if he writes back.
Eric Ramons letter
I am sure it will be really nice,I will like to purhase the item for a friend whom i met when i went for a conference recently but due to the internent scamms out there i have decided paying you via alertpay so that both parties can be more save,You can read more @ and reply me with your name,adress and phone # so that i can make your payment Asap.


I am a financier I am willing to lend out loans with Low interest rate and with in the amount of $5,000 to $80,000,000 as the loan offer,I offer loan to all categories of people ,firms, companies, all kinds of business organizations, private individuals and real estate investors, I give out loans at very cheap and moderate rates. I am a certified, registered and legitimate lender. You can contact me today if you are interested in getting this loan, contact me for more information about the loan process, I need your urgent response if you are interested. I will need you to state the amount you are seeking so that i can prepare my terms for the loan.It should be stated in USD and the duration should also be stated. I need your urgent response if you are interested. You are to contact us with this e-mail

Green Patricia []/marcus peej [marcus_peej88@h

Two emails from two different people now that are using this guys(Erik's) method. I wish I would have run into this web site. How do I report them?

Thank you for the prompt response to my Inquiry 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 web.I stay in Missouri but am not currently around would have really loved to come and see the Item Myself kindly bear with me.

Pls i will like to know how you intend to procedure on this okay but i would prefer that i issue a certified cheque in us dollars to your location after which my shipper will be coming over for the pick up once you have gotten that.I read through the advert and am okay with it so please i will need the following informations from you to get the check mailed out Asap..
Your Full Name:
Zip code:
Phone number:
Amount of Item excluding shipping:
Best Regards

Hi, thanks for the quick response... Am satisfied with the price and condition of the item. I will like to make an outright purchase of the item. I would have love to have a look but am out of town on a business trip, so i will like to proceed in issuing out a cashier check to you and upon the confirmation and clearance of payment, my shipper will come for the pick-up at your location. So get back to me with your full name, address, zip code and phone number so that payment can be mail out asap. let me read from you today. Thanks.


Erik Ramon

Same Story!!! I e-mailed him and asked him where he would like to meet to exchange the ring I have for sale... I am glad I googled him name!

Craigslist Erik Ramon aka Marvin Smith now?

I got an email from Erik and slapped him down after I searched the web for his name. Then this new name sends me something but stragely sounds a lot like the other emails. Especially the present for whoever. I think this is the same guy but you all be the judge.....take care, Wm

From: Marvin Smith
Subject: Re: 1.31 marquis, platinum setting, really nice ring tcw 2.57 - $5500 (Lonetree)
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 1:47 PM

Thanks for the responce well i reside here in PA but want the item
present to a family friend of mine and will also will add 100$for the
cost of shipping via FEDEX OVERNIGHT get back to me with your paypal
email for a safe and relaible transaction

note YOU ARE SHIPPING withing the states


On 11/19/08, William Johnson wrote:
> yeah its still available.
> --- On Mon, 11/17/08, Marvin Smith wrote:
> From: Marvin Smith
> Subject: 1.31 marquis, platinum setting, really nice ring tcw 2.57 - $5500
> (Lonetree)
> To:
> Date: Monday, November 17, 2008, 10:14 AM
> ** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
> ** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
> ** More Info:

Erik Ramon

He's trying to scam me for a pair of diamond earrings. Same M.O.....met someone at a conference, blah, blah, blah. I've never heard of alertpay until today but certainly won't sign up for it.

I can belive it !!

People have been saying Erik Ramon is a scam ,its a lie because i do sold my item to him last weekend and i get npaid by him ,so how come he scam you ......let me know ....but it is advisable that you should do business with Erik Ramon .....and i am sure you will enjoy doing businesss with him

God bless America

Scammer misinformation

This is misinformation spread by the scammer himself.

Look at how RECHARD is spelled? And even posting from a Lagos Nigeria IP address ( too.

Do not fall for this guy. Erik Ramon and James RECHARD are all Nigerian Scammers.

erik_ramon is a SCAM!!!

I am sooooo glad that I read this post. I was totally in the midst of getting scammed for a very expensive diamond ring. Beware!!! He didnt even see the item before offering to buy it from me and I am glad I searched his name before sending my name, address, and phone number. Thank goodness! Now I know to stay away. I did send an email back saying that I only prefer cash so I bet I wont hear from him again!