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'.




got an email asking to buy my stroller and willing to pay $20 for delay. I didn't know and gave him the name and address. This morning I got a text from this number 1-971-307-7728 telling me text him when I get Money order from western Union and he will instruct me how to get the money. I got suspicious about this one so I google this number and came to this site.

Orginal email from CRESPO JOSE

Buying and shipping my horse through paypal? Really?

Okay, so I'm selling my horse, somebody texted me n this phone number 914-298-4616. They asked two questions and asked for my PayPal email, so I gave it to them curious of the crap they would send. I got like 4 emails from this fake PayPal email, <-- bogus much? Anyways, the person said they're name was Mary Shawn. Guess where she lived? Oh yeah, that's right, at :

110 Broadway
New Hampshire

I was supposedly sent $2100 for my horse, and $650 for shipping that I had to send through Western Union because they were out of the state at the time and couldn't send it, even though I'm in a completely different country. The supposed PayPal rep was named Dennis Hymen, and he said nothing would show up in my account until everything was done as they asked. They said I had to send the $650 for shipping through Western Union with my own money to this person before I could get access to the money :

Joyce Yates
175 s.Hickory ST

So long story short, please be careful. Don't send money to anybody through any source without verifying and checking to make sure that it's legit. If somebody says they've sent you money through PayPal and it's not visible, contact PayPal directly through their website and see what the deal is. I hate to see anybody get scammed.

Haha no way! Then I send a

Haha no way! Then I send a toonie sized horse for $650! And guess what? That dumb PayPal rep Dennis? He just texted me on a different number and hung up as soon as my boyfriend answered my phone. And he said he's going to report me to the authorities if I don't complete the "transaction" and because I called him pathetic, he started swearing at me! Haha

They are all the same person

All these names and emails and roles are the same person, giving the impression that you are dealing with different parties.

The scam works by convincing the victim that he is dealing with different people, confirming the scam.

That works whether the scam is a lottery winning, selling something for more than the price (and asking for the difference by Western Union), or being the beneficiary of a real or imaginary rich person.

This a$$clown is at it again.
On craigslist says he's traveling, assistant will pay, blah blah, offers more than asking. Has California area code in phone number.
Communicates like Tarzan & send same response to different questions asked.

Craigslist scam - offered more than asking price

BEWARE !!!!!!!!!
james Doherty ( imposter )

Thanks for your quick response, i will email you the tracking number
asap for you to know the delivery period , just make sure the item
is secure and clean okay , then i will want you to withdraw the item
from advert and consider it sold to me , looking forward to read back
from you .

Above is a copy of the same type scam

Another scammer email.