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 also got the same message

I also got the same message from a "Mr Henry Thomas". Who calls himself by a title like "Mr"? Thankfully, this website has confirmed that he's a fraud.

Yeah, sure.

On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 4:14 PM,
sam mark wrote:

Hello! let's do like this, actually now I'm not in town for now for
vacation i wont be able to meet with you but am okay with the price as
seen on the advert, I'll proceed in issuing a Check out to you and
when you received the check , I will

make arrangement for pick-up. So get back to me with below details asap.

Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Postal Code:
Phone Number:

And as soon as this is provided, the payment will mail out via Usps
Priority mail to you and i will let you know when its mailed out. I
need you to be honest with the sale as I am a God fearing person.

Thanks

God Bless.

createlabels@gmail.com is really babawilly04@gmail.com

Got this email today

From: box (createlabels@gmail.com)
Sent: Mon 10/01/12 3:22 PM
To: crt9x-3296488808@ sale.craigslist.org

Still Available?

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

I responded that yes the item was still available and to contact me on my cell phone. I've not gotten an email back as of yet but I did decide to check the email source to see if i could find the email on the web as a scammers emails. nothing popped up under createlabels@gmail but hidden away in the coding was

Message-ID: <5069ed59.c52d320a.59b3.4eac@mx.google.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
From: =?utf-8?B?Ym94?= <(createlabels @gmail.com)
To: crt9x-3296488808 @sale.craigslist.org
Reply-To: =?utf-8?B?Ym94?= <(babawilly04 @gmail.com
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:22:01 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: =?utf-8?B?TGVub3ZvIEc1NzAgLSAkNDAwIChFYXN0IFJpZGdlKQ==?=
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
X-CL-ID: 00A61F65-D594-4CB8-9D97-4D1C95C26C1F.35979

So just be careful apparently the person is trying to get smarter lol.

williamst63@gmail.com is a scammer on Craig's List

I am so glad I looked this up before I responded to a craigs list inquiry. Below is what was sent to me and the instant I read it a red flag went up:

Thanks for the response, just to let you know that am okay with the condition and price of the item, am ready for its purchase and am willing to add extra $20 so that you can keep it in my favor. My form of payment will be by sending you a Certified Bank Check via UPS 1/2days delivery.

I'll be responsible for the pick-up and the movers/pick up money will be included in your payment to avoid delay and to enable movers to schedule an appropriate time for the pick-up at your location after check has been cashed,as i have other properties to be moved alongside with yours.

I would have really love to come for the viewing but due to my work frame that might not be possible. kindly get back to me with your full name and address including your cell and land number so i can make out payment.

i just got scammed by

i just got scammed by Williams63@gmail.com off of Craigslist. Wish i would have done some checking first, but being new to all this I had no idea what I was doing was wrong!!!

Scamer from Craigslist...had a sick feeling and was right on!!

Hello,

Thanks for the response, just to let you know that am okay with the condition and price of the item, am ready for its purchase and am willing to add extra $20 so that you can keep it in my favor. My form of payment will be by sending you a Certified Bank Check via UPS 1/2days delivery.

I'll be responsible for the pick-up and the movers/pick up money will be included in your payment to avoid delay and to enable movers to schedule an appropriate time for the pick-up at your location after check has been cashed,as i have other properties to be moved alongside with yours.

I would have really love to come for the viewing but due to my work frame that might not be possible. kindly get back to me with your full name and address including your cell and land number so i can make out payment.

Regards,

Williams
williams T . Gulder
williamst63@gmail.com

scam by 'Brian Jones' and 'Nicolas Ortega'

This guy alllmost got me. Thank goodness I thought to google his name and arrived at this site!!!!
First he sent me an email from a 'Brian Jones' asking if my google tablet was still for sale. I replied it was still available and a different e-mail from a 'Nicolas Ortega' responded with a long-winded response.
Here are both e-mails:

Brian Jones porphet1989@gmail.com via craigslist.org

3:49 AM (22 hours ago)

to nks8b-32837086.
** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

I would like to know if you still have this item for sale.

The second e-mail:

Nicolas Ortega holland.holland2@gmail.com

12:26 PM (13 hours ago)

to me
Thanks for your response,Am comfortable with the condition of the item am willing to add $50 plus your asking price for you to hold this item for me because am very interested in buying it from you,i must let you understand am a busy person I own my business and i resume at office 7:45am to 6pm,i will be unable to come and look at it,i would appreciate if you can send the me recent picture apart from the one on Craigslist and if not no problem just want to know the condition. I would make payment by Bank Certified Check which you can cash at your bank,i would appreciate if you can send me the details to mail out the check to you,It will only take 2 business days for you to receive the payment after i receive the details from you,After you receive payment and cash it t your bank,then i will arrange for the pickup because i have my Private Mover that will handle the pickup,they will be coming down for the pickup at your location.Once again i will make payment by Bank Certified check which i will instruct my account manager to get this sent over.Please provide me with your full Name,Address and your cell Phone number where you want the payment to be mailed out to.After i receive the details from you,i will give you a call to confirm the details,Please take the ads off Craigslist and consider it sold to me.Your response will be appreciated

Best Regards

I can't believe he almost got me.
I can't wait to cuss this motherfucker out!
Even gave him my address and phone number.
Don't make the same mistake and thank you everyone on here for sharing your scams. I would've been held accountable for that bad check.

Carnesmd2 and his assistant strike again!

Here is the message I received:

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
you:

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.

Be warned his "assistant" is under cornettghaniroberts@gmail.com

Grey Ruben / Manuel Contreras SCAM

I got the same scam from Grey Ruben. Willing to pay $50 more than asking price. Stated wife just had emergency surgery and the wrong check was sent to my house. Check was for $1990 and he wanted me to cash it, then wire the balance to his (So-called) doctor 3000 miles away. Then he just called me and when I told him that it was a scam and I am too smart for that, he said "F _ _ _ You". I stated the same back and hung up.

Are there Paypal scams on Craigslist too?

I have appliance and furniture on craigslist for sale and I received the 1st email below and than when I replied "I am the original seller" than the 2nd one came in. If you look at the way they write some of their wording, you can tell they are not from America. Most people with accents will write the same way they speak. These are some of the signs to beware of. Others are when they give you a long sob story, anyone that is doing business with you will not detail personal things about themselves I know I don't. Also beware of checks or money orders no one is not going to buy something they haven't even seen before I don't care how desperate one is or how nice the item is, again I know I won't do it. Anything that you wouldn't do or ask for when conductiong business will be a tell sign that it's a scam. Buyer and Seller beware! They are out here and ready to take your money and run.

1st email:

ladybug.val813@gmail.com Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Reply-To: ladybug.valbee@gmail.com
To: fk3g6-3342556478@sale.craigslist.org
Reply | Reply to all | Forward | Print | Delete | Show original
** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

ARE YOU THE GENUINE SELLER???..

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Original post:
http://richmond.craigslist.org/app/3342556478.html
If this email is a scam or spam please flag it now:
http://craigslist.org/flag/20121016165447XplHMbIX4hGc1WBh7OOIqw

2nd Email:

Vicki Sealover Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:53 PM
To: Shay Shakur
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I appreciate your prompt response, I will like you to email me with
some close up pictures of this nice item. I am buying this item ASAP.I
will arrange for it to be picked up by a pick up agent who will be
coming for the pick up once the payment clears, I will also be paying
you through PayPal which i believe is safe and secured for both of us,
I will also be responsible for the PayPal charges. All I need from you
now is for you to get back to Me with your PayPal email id and name so
that I can send your payment ASAP. I will also like you to get back to
me with the following Answers:

Why are you selling?
When have you been using it?

Looking forward to read from you.....
Thanks

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