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 <richardsonandco@yahoo.ca> 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.

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Erik Ramon still trying

He has emailed me about my wedding ring and wants to me send it to West Africa when I receive payment confirmation but before I actually get the money. YEAH RIGHT! New email address of his is erik_ramon16@hotmail.com.

Same thing with me, but I lost a ring over it before I got smart

I had the very same experience. Unfortunately, I was not as smart as many of you and ended up shipping a ring to Nigeria. I'm only out about $200, but I imagine there are others like me out there that have unwaivering faith in humanity that are shipping money to these idiots. I've reported the whole incident to IC3, as I would urge all of you to do. I would love to see these guys go down. Erik_ramon14@hotmail.com is the e-mail address he used with me and he had an accomplice named Mark Klein (e-mail marklein_ag@yahoo.com). I don't know if Mark Klein works on his own as well, but beware of him as much as Erik Ramon. This actually went so far as them sending me a check for $2500 to wire the remainder to Nigeria. I called the bank the check was written on and it's a stolen check. Those of us losing merchandise are not the only ones being scammed. Someone is losing money out of their bank account. My biggest question to everyone is what is the deal with Alertpay...Are they for real or what??? The only reason I mailed my ring was that alertpay had verified that I had received the money for the transaction. How ethical is it for them to do this? I'm reporting them to the better business bureau for whatever that's worth and will do whatever I can to warn people away from them. Thanks for listening! Beth

scammers

I got a message yesterday after posting tires for sale here in NH.

Message 1: from j.raleigh00x@gmail.com
Hello,i am interested in your item,pls do get back to me if still
available for sale.
Thanks.

I reply:
Hi there. They're still available. Where are you located? Call my cell phone 603 630 3001 after 4PM. Thanks.

-Mike

Message 2: from j.raleigh06@gmail.com
Hello,I really appreciate your response to my mail.I want you to consider the item sold, pls do withdraw the advert from craigslist to avoid disturbance and to be rest assured on my side that i have bought it.I want you to know that i will be paying via cashier's check .I will need you to provide me 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**

Regards.

I reply:
First off, where are you located? And second, give me a call 603 630 3001. I will not remove the ad till I have cash in hand. Thanks.

-Mike

Stupid scammer! Notice different email addresses.

once you answer the first

once you answer the first email, the scammer passes off the response to a 2nd felon in nigeria, england, or lagos (those seem to be the main locations). the 2nd scammer then follows up and trys to get you to take the bait...ie, ship your product once you have their fake cashier's check. your product gets shipped overseas, or even to a US address, then forwarded overseas, and sold on the black market. if you send them money, it's a bonus for them.

your bank won't protect you. they take up to a month and a half to tell you the check bounced, and they are "never responsible". i had what i knew was a fake check. i talked to the bank manager, and she said it would clear in 3 days. i never shipped what i had, my experiment was just a test. well, the check bounced, the bank, Wachovia, reported me to Chexsystems, and i had a headache clearing my name. worth it, though, to see how it's such a f^*ked up process here in America. the banks over here help the criminals over there. you wait for funds to clear, your bank lies and will tell you the funds may clear in 1 day, and you're pressured to ship your item,, since you have been "paid" by the scammer.

don't fall for it. scammers do this because a LOT of people fall for it.

I almost got scamed from- Mike Williams (meruwa11@yahoo.com)

beware of this guy on craigslist! i had got a cashiers check for 3400.00 and it said it was from the NASD.along with this e-mail 3 days later.

Dear ...... ... .....,
How are you doing today? I have confirmation that the payment will be delivered to you today unfaillingly via FEDEX . Am very sorry for the late in response and i want you to understand that my wife will be coming over by 20th of Feb.Once the payment has been delivered to you,please proceed with the following instructions:

(1) TAKE THE CHECK TO YOUR BANK AND GET IT CASHED IMMEDIATELY OR ANY CHECK CASHING OUTLET OR CREDIT UNION,PAY THEM THE CHECK CASHING FEE AND DEDUCT IT OUT OF THE MONEY.

(2) ONCE YOU HAVE CASHED THE CHECK,DEDUCT THE MONEY THAT ACCRUES TO YOU AND PROCEED TO THE NEAREST WESTERN UNION TO SEND THE REST OF THE FUNDS TO THE TRAVEL AGENT DETAILS.

(3) YOU WILL DEDUCT THE COST OF THE WESTERN UNION TRANSFER FROM THE BALANCE THAT IS LEFT WITH YOU AFTER YOU HAVE DEDUCTED YOUR OWN $500 FUNDS.

Below is the information where you will send the funds via western union money transfer,please print this info out and have it with you so immediately you recieve the check,please go and cash it and go and send the funds to the details below according to our agreement;

Name: Shirley Sintor.
Address: 675 Highway,
Huntsville, ON.
Canada P1H 1C2.

Upon your transfer of the TRAVEL AGENT funds via WESTERN UNION,you will email me the details of the western union transaction immediately complete with the following:

(1) SENDER'S NAME:
(2) SENT AMOUNT:
(3) TRANSACTION TEST QUESTION:
(4) MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER:

As soon as i get these details i will forward them to the recipient,and once the money is recieved by the TRAVEL AGENT agent,you will be contacted by the TRAVEL AGENT on the necesary details of the pick up immediately.

I will be waiting for the Western Union details.

Regards
Mike Williams

scamm

walternorbis1@sify.com

I wish to inform you that a check will be sent in respect of the good
for payment overnight. But the check will be for the total sum of
$1,800..The total sum should have been splited into two, the money for
what i am buying and the remaining balance in the favour of my mover
who will be picking up the item and other items i am buying around
you. But i will be busy and will not be able to do that myself.. When
you get the check, you process the check immediately you receive it
and deduct the cost of your item from the amount and also $70 for
yourself as your running around to cash the check. Please you are to
sent the remaining fund to our mover via the Western Union Money
Transfer . Pls kindly get back to me if i can trust you to handle this
for me with care and understanding, your responses will highly
appreciate on this matter and as soon as i read you, i will overnight
the check..

Thanks and have great day.

Regards

He tried to scam me also

Mike williams wanted me to do a job for $500. he sent me a check for $2700 and wanted me to wire transfer money to off shores account. but i was smart and changed all my bank accounts. the check accually cashed. so i got the scammer this time. maybe he will learn his lesson.

mike williams scam

hello, I am in the midst of waiting for the check from Mike Williams. I had a feeling this was fishy so what should I do? How did you get the $500?

you are correct

you are correct, i also got message for loan, but no address, UK telephone no is there

Dear Applicant,

Sequel to your mail stating that you need more information on our loan offer, regarding your loan issue, it easy with our very affective fixed rate of interest makes it easier for you to budget and plan ahead. We give loan to private company and individuals. You can find some vital information about the loan we offer below. In getting a loan from our company, there are some information we need to pass across to you before we can proceed to the application process.

INTEREST RATE:
In the loan we offer, we do charge 0.5% monthly for the loan. Note that the loan re-payment schedule starts 3 months after loan has been transferred to applicants. For example with such a low rate you could borrow $5,000.00USD for only $25.00USD per month repaid over 60 month (0.5%) interest rate. Which means you will only have to $25.00USD And it won't cost you anything to make a lump sum,or early repayment with us you can borrow up to $5,000.00USD to 100,000,000.00USD for over 60-120months above this amount is based on representative.

INFORMATION NEEDED:
As for the information needed, you will need to fill an application which contains your personal information and also the loan information, this will help us give you a full documentation of the loan terms and agreement contract which you will be expected to sign and send back to the company for approval if satisfied.

PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION:
On the application, you will be asked to provide a proof of Identification, which might consist of an international passport, a driver's license, a national Identity card or a work Identity card as the case may be.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE YOUR LOAN APPROVED?:
After receiving your application form, all documents will be forwarded to you either by fax or email attachment within 24hours. Immediately the signed document is received from the applicant, approval document follows within 24hours. So i will rather say, it will take 48hours to have your loan processed, approved and released to you.

HOW DO I APPLY:
Please Fill this application Form below:

LOAN APPLICATION FORM
Name(Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.):
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd):
Gender:
Marital status:
Total Amount(s) Needed
Time Duration
Address:
City:
State/province:
Zip/postal code:
Country:
Phone:
Fax:
Mobile/cellular:
Monthly Income
Occupation:
E-mail:

We believe we have been able to answer most of the questions that are frequently asked by loan applicants before securing a loan. In agreement to the above rules/policies, you are expected to fill the form provided above.

Thanks for your understanding and for choosing this firm.
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General Consultant
Unity Investment Solution

fraud and scam for your service on Craigslist!(asking your inf.)

Damn!
I am new to the Craigslist!I just put a small Ad on it.
Then later, a woman wrote to me and pretended to discuss the detail information, and then she asked for my name and physical address, and cell phone numner! because she told me she would like to send me the check !!
But now, I recognised that is impossible. Because today I receive 2 similar emails again. but they are not so smart as that woman, they asked for my information in their first email!!
Damn!
so, what can they do with my name, address and cell phone??
I am worrying!

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