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'.



Here's another scammer trying

Here's another scammer trying to do the same thing on CraigsList.

This scumbag goes by Mark Anthony with the address

He says he'll send you a certified check for more $ that you asked for, so with this extra money YOU can pay HIS "mover" via western union with the difference.

heh that guy likes to use

heh that guy likes to use Terry,
his name is Terry Lonn and his in hawaii on his honeymoon, so thats why he couldn't come see it. He kept using the word Item instead of the actual name of the product which I thought was wierd!

Just got an email from Terry

This person responded to my Craig's List add for a wood burning stove. I am so glad that I checked this site, because he did say that he is in hawaii on his honeymood, and he did offer to pay more than was asked. He said that he wanted to surprise his new bride upon their return and have the "item" in the house after the honeymoon. Also, he wanted all of my contact information, including address. He stated that his "mover" would come get the item and that his secretary would mail me the check. Thanks for giving the heads up on this site.

Craigslist Scams

I was selling a washer & dryer on CL and a guy sent me a check for $2000 more than the asking price and told me to deduct the money for the washer & dryer plus an additional $100 for my troubles and to wire the remaining back to him.But my bank returned the check for non sufficient funds, and when I notified him of that he never got back to me.

Same but different name Luis Fabrelio

I got the exact same email, stating the Hawaii honeymoon thing, which really cracked me up because he said he would like the "item" in his house when he got back. Well, the "item" I was selling was a 15 yr old broken down SUV-might make a nice conversation piece!!

Same email address but different name

I was selling a wii with many games asking price was $400, they said they sent me 1400 and I was suppose to Western Union all but, 500 to a mover to come and pick it up. I thought something was fishy when I googled the address and it was a high school parking lot! Then I got another e mail saying for me to get the money back from Western Union and Money gram it instead. I cashed the money orders and kept the money a side, because at that point I knew something wasn't right! I took the money back to the bank and it comes back that 2 of the 3 money orders were in fact counterfeit! So anybody trying to buy something from either of the following address please beware it is not legit!
They had 4 different states involved and 5 different people besides my state and myself


Can you outline what the fraud was in this transaction?
I appreciate your help. "terry lonn"

Received this email on June 29, 2009. I see he is still trying the same scam.

I really appreciate your response to my inquiry. Im interested in
buying the furniture from you. I would love to come and check it myself
but I just got married and im presently on my honeymoon trip to Hawaii
with my wife.I would love a surprise change of furniture in our home
on our return.Pls do withdraw the advert from Craigslist as i dont
mind adding $20 for you to do that, so i can be rest assured that the
item is held for me. I should believe it is in good condition as
stated. I will be making the payment via a Check, which my secretary
will mail to you. I'll be picking the item from you with the aid of my
mover. My Mover will be coming to pick it from you once the Check has
been cashed. Pls I will need both your full name and physical address
along with your phone number to issue out the