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'.

Contents: 

Comments

Robert Hooke roberthook126@gmail.com

roberthook126@gmail.com

Robert Hooke <2b22517e87be34f9abe4de69c5283c37@reply.craigslist.org>
7:00 PM (39 minutes ago)

to mgh2b-36874658.
STILL AVAILABLE ?contact me back to my work email for immediate response roberthook126@gmail.com

Trying to buy phones on craglist

Furniture sale

I am trying to an Oak table and chairs for $150. A guy wants to buy it. So I get a check for $2,950 to cover the cost of my items plus shipping. I am supposed deposit the check and to ship the stuff off to some place in California then send the rest of the money back to someplace else. Something really smells about this. It looks similar to other scams I have read about so I am going to my bank tomorrow to see what is up.

scams

I have been having fun with these scammers for a year now. I have a "trophy wall" in my barn with 28 fake checks and fed ex envilopes. I mess with these guys for days and act innocent and oblivious to the scams. after a week of maybe 15 to 25 emails they start getting furious but i keep egging them on for as long as possible. If you have extra time try this its fun! My response e-mails are 1 to 2 pages that they have to sit through and read and respond back (thank goodness for speech to text!)
These guys suck but I love wasting their time and getting them all excited and crushing them in the end.

William Gulder

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

Craigslist reponse Willims Gulder

Got this strangely worded message in response to an ad on Craig's list:
from email:williamsthms0@gmail.com;
Name Williams Gulder
not giving my address-- just sounds strange????
anyone else know about this???

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

Johnny Mark

another response on craiglist- wants my direct email address??? scam?

Hi I'm Johnny Mark an agent for Caremark Rx Inc, I would like you to email me your direct email address to contact you so I could forward it to my clients in purchase of the merchandize from you, thank you.

Beware:

Beware:

career@bmwactuate.com

Scam with text rec'd from 323-929-2812

Refrig. for sale asking, $300. Receive text message, never did speak with anyone on the phone, with the story about being out of town & wanted to ensure the pictures were accurate. Next thing I know, I sign for a check in the amount of $2,450.00.

scam

323-801-6140.........too funny. They say they are buying your product via paypal, then send you a paypal "looking" email saying that you have received the funds BUT they will not be credited to your account UNTIL you provide the tracking number for the product that you are supposed to send. Any idiots fall for this crap deserve to lose an item or two. Smarten up, Folks ! associated emails with this number are...... agent.sharawhite@gmail.com...................neiman7873@gmail.com)

Another one

Same scammer - I was selling a small folding table (only $20). His email didn't see quite (I did a Google search and found this forum which confirmed my suspicions...) (I told him to get lost).

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,

Edward

Pages