Another scam via Craigslist: offering more than asking price

Here is a classic scam from Craigslist.They offer to buy your item you advertised via classified for more money than you ask for ($375 in my case, he offered $500).They even give you a bleeding heart story about wife dying in accident.

From: ike derico Alright,i live in North Georgia United State.Am quite comfortable with the condition of the item since i wont be making any repairs on it,i will like to offer you $500 including packing materials without you paying for any shipping charges b'cos i already have an account with FedEx,i would have loved to make the payment in cash and carry but we are not in the same state so i will like to go ahead with the payment by sending you a Money Order But i will need your contact infomation in which the money will be deliver ok.I wonna buy this [item name] for my step son to fulfill the promise his mum made before she died,i lost my lovely wife to an auto accident on 29th of June 2005 and since then i and her step son john have been living seperately and i want to buy this item for him because his mom promised him before death took her away from us and i think with this i and tobi can live as a family. Kindly get back to me immediately you receive my e-mail and i will like you to take it off craigslist for auction cos am serious in buying it.So let me have your full infomation ofr pyment to be made.... Best Regards. .I.Derico

Note how they can't pick up proper English names? I got another from 'ortega hanson'.

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I just got this one today.

So sad that the scammers can't even learn to change their replies.

"i would have loved to make the payment in cash and carry" is all I searched for and found this page right out. Seeing as he was offering more than I asked for red flags went off immediatly but its pages like this that make me glad to be netsavy.

--PS

Guy's Why can't we make list

Guy's Why can't we make list some where that gether all e-mail that is reported as scam ...
will be benifit to everyone

I got some email addresses

I got some email addresses of scammers trying to buy my car

mmmrsmarycook@gmail.com
engelica.cook@yahoo.com
glowingbride22@yahoo.com

also watch out for

also watch out for "shidatdem@gmail.com"
its a shame

also

Watch out for godwinsolomon71@yahoo.com and heatherlr174@yahoo.com nothing but scams and they put a virus on my computer

scam names

I almost got scammed too.
Here's the names used:
solomonmorris, solomon2008, michaelmorris, waltermartin and justin royale. Beware.

CRAIGLIST SCAMMERS

WATCH OUT FOR THESE SCAMMERS!!!

ALEXJIM67@YAHOO.COM
SHARON.C400@GMAIL.COM

BOTH WILL OFFER MORE MONEY AND ASKED FOR YOU TO WIRE(WESTERN UNION) BALANCE BACK. THANK GOD I FOUND OUT BEFORE IT WAS TOO LATE.

same here- craigslist scammer

he offered $500 (for my mac + shipping costs) same sketchy story, his email is rowanju@gmail.com, though i'm sure he uses a different email every time...

examples of scams I am so lucky that my instincts kicked in.

From: Berry Williams
> Subject: Re: INQUIRY ABOUT YOUR BIKE!!!! reply jonthan pierce
> To: "Jonathan Pierce"
> Date: Sunday, August 2, 2009, 8:25 PM
> Hello Jona ,
> Thanks so much for all the information i got everything sent to my client and the payment should be sent to you as soon as possible i just need to explain this to you if u can help me with and i guess u could......my client will have to send a check for $4,000 for the Item and the my shipping
company together So all u have to do is to Receive this check which will come through Ups Or fedex Courier service and then take it to your bank and get it cashed or deposited and then deduct $800 for the Item and then send the rest to my shipping company via western union money transfer, so as soon as this money is been sent to them they will come to you for the pick up okay..i added an $100 for your running around
>
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> And the shippers fee is that much coz it is not only for the Item i have other things with the shipping company which they will ship together with the item.Get back to me and let me know if u understand all of the process.
>
>
> Regards
> Berry.

same as urß

Seriously this is almost exactly the email I received!! He said his secretary sent the check for $3500 so take my $500 and western union the rest to his shippers. Thank God that we did our research or we would have lost 3k. He used the name Badnard Luton email Badnardluton@gmail.com the worst part is I gave my address. So scary, I am so flipped out. Bad ppl!!

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