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'.



Craiglist scam: just another scam from this email address offering more than you want for your item


Thanks for your quick response,My secretary get in touch with you in
the first place, Anyway I hope it is in good condition like it stated
because I have taken a close look at the advert and am completely
satisfied, . I'll want you to remove the advert from web and consider
this item is sold to me, I'll be paying via Certified check and the
check will be deliver to you in next 3 working days .So i want to
be the best offer by adding $25 to your money for holding it for me
and i hope you will keep this item for me.I will like you to get back
to with the following information bellow so that mail the check out to

Your Full Name,
Contact Physical Address not p.o box,
City and State with Zip Code,
Cell phone number.

*** Note that I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you
have your money**

Awaits to read from you


I posted my first item on Craigslist this weekend and was the first to respond. Sounded too good to be true and it was. Thanks.

I got scammed

I thought i was being smart and just cashed the check figuring that if it cashed it was legit, i bank through a major bank today five days later the check is bounced back to be even though i straight cashed it? i might be stupid but i didnt think you could bounce a cashed check?


I just received an email from

I just received an email from a Ricky Garcia. Same thing as this. I sent him my info, but when I got the response saying his secretary messed up, I told him to forget about it. If I get the check I'm going to just tear it up. I thought it sounded questionable, but I talked to people and they said to just go with it. Has anybody had any more problems than just the bad check and losing the item? I just want to know if I should be expecting anything else in the mail, a phone call, or a visit from anybody.


same pathetic story from w.b than to jr. Simple 30 dollar allude watch on craigslists i posted a few weeks ago just got his email 3 days ago saying same old story going on vacation to london n that his assistant wuld do the payment also threw in 20 dollars extra for delay i got every word for word from all the hjtraa scamers emails he asked for ad to be taken off cuz he was sure about buying it the red flag for me was when i asked for his info n that i noe nothin about western union and he ignored all question n proceeded wit his purchase all these years n same old low life using the same old story n email u wuld think after a few scams made he wuld change the email so he wuldnt get caught i guess scamers get dumber n dumber over the years i doubt the retard even noes his scams are even on website! Melly :)

Watch out for

Watch out for and pretty much did the same thing as others said above.

Brian Harrison"

Brian Harrison"

craigslist scam

I got suspicious when the gmail account name did not match his name. Thank goodness for your website.