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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Got the SAME EMAIL TODAY!!!! This guy is unbelievable!

Hello,
I really appreciate your response to my inquiry. Im interested in
buying the Item 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
payment.

Thanks,
terry

OMG!

I just got the same email to the "T"!!!!!! I also emailed him back and said forget it.....

I just got that same

I just got that same email!!!! This is my first experience selling on craigslist, very scary!!

This Terry Lonn now has said

This Terry Lonn now has said that he sent the check for $3500 instead, and to wire the excess funds to him, and gave me instructions too. Should the police get involved??

Craigs List - Terry Lonn on his Honeymoon in Hawaii Scam

Just today received this email from Terry Lonn, Craigs list scammer -
I really appreciate your response to my inquiry. I am interested in
buying the Item from you. I would love to come and check it myself
but I just got married and i am presently on my honeymoon trip to Hawaii
with my wife.I would love a surprise change of furniture in our home
on our return.Please do withdraw the advert from Craigslist as i don't
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 Certified 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. Please I will need both your full name and physical address
along with your phone number to issue out the
payment.

Thanks,
Terry

did u send this person ur

did u send this person ur address and please let me kow what happend cause i think i just got scamed by someone with nearly the same letter but i sent them my address and everything and im just worried that someone is going to show up at my house please let me know what happend to u
thank u

Same Scam

Hi, I got that same reply but mine was frmo a shannon mandella. I did give my address and everything I informed the police because I was scared. They told me to bring the check to them ASAP. I let them know I was scared over that. They informed me these people usually arent even from here but around Africa and Nigeria. They arent looking to harm you physically but to get your financial information. The police also informed me that te more people who go to them and turn in the checks and email addresses and all that the faster that they can figure tese scammers out. If enough people do it the FBI would get involved. If you can get the IP number as well.

craiglist scam Hawaii honeymoon

So as they said before about the Hawaii honeymoon excuse scam and the secretary sending money blah blah blah. Well unfortunately I went to the next step of sending the scammer my address so that I could receive the payment for my item.and yes he did offer to pay 50 bucks more for my item. Which was only 200 dollars Weird. Anyway. I get a check the next day for 2800 dollars. And its not from the guy and its sent from Florida. So I'm thinking why the heck I have this check. Well it all came clear when I get an urgent email from my buyer saying his secretary made a mistake. But he will pay me an extra 100 dollars if I cash the check and western union the rest to his mover for the item. Haha ya right! Def not doing any western union shinanigans through a craiglister. So just watch out

question

i got the same honey moon stuff email and i already gave my address what should i do now? once i get the check return it? im asking since you went thru the same thing.

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