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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Scam confirm sgsykes22@googlemail.com

THEY TRIED TO GET MY ACCOUNT ON PAYPAL

I am Satisfied so Im just asking about it to make sure its in good condition as im buying it for sister as a surprise, the payment will be made via PayPal for the safety of both.so i will like to have your PayPal email address and the name on the PayPal account where the funds will be sent. And also the address where it will be picked up because am arranging for a pick up. I may not be able to come and check it myself due to the nature of my job, but my pick up agent will be doing the rest after payment cleared. So i'll need it to get home before me.So as soon as the funds is cleared in your account, they will come for the pick up with the document that you will need to sign on to show that you have delivered the item safely(if you don't have an account just log on to (www.paypal.co.uk). Do you have a PayPal account?

Please write me back Asap.

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