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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email from Ben Foster

thank goodness for these threads. I just received an email from him saying the same thing. "Hello,

I'm really interested in buying your appliance, what's your last price? as I'll like to proceed with the purchase.

Do provide me with the information below for payment via Certified check/ USPO Money order.

Full Name ( as it should appear on the payment)
Home Address:
City:
State:
Zip code:
Phone number(s):

The payment will be sent over to you on or before next week, while a mover will be picking it up. Extra fund will be included to cover for the pick up logistics.

Kindly get back to me via email:

benfoster830@yahoo.com

Regards"

Wow. thanks for the heads up guys. dodged a bad one here.

This guy tried scamming me

This guy tried scamming me today as well and emailed almost identical email as yours. offering $30 extra for the hold/delay and said the secretary would handle the transaction. He goes by Ben Frank now and am happy I found this site before replying any further with my name.

ATTN: SCAMMER GOES BY NAME, BEN FRANK

Today , I got the same letter

Today , I got the same letter as you offering $40 over my asking price for $400 on KSL Classifieds if I would send him my contact information.

His name was HENRY THOMAS thomashenry00933@gmail.com

I thought he was some kind of scammer or predator. Thanks for the headsup!!!

Here's his letter:
Hello ,

Thanks for your reply concerning my inquiry. I am quite
comfortable with the condition of the item.I will add $40 to the
purchase price... for you to hold it for me,Please provide your full
name, Address and your Phone number so i can send your payment.I will
be paying you by a Money Order /Bank Check. It will take 2 -3 days for
the payment to get to you,As for delivery, I will make arrangements
for the pick-up after you have received payment,If this meets your
approval, kindly get back to me,as soon as possible, with your name,
phone # and mailing address where payment will be sent,so i can have
my assistant get the Money Order /Bank Check ready.

Note: As soon as you have your money in hand,we can talk about the
picking up of the item. I would like you to take the posting off
ksl.com today and consider it sold to me.

Best Regards
Henry Thomas

WATCH OUT FOR HENRY THOMAS!!!

Dorothy Johnson

Must be Henry's sister..

Thanks for your reply concerning my inquiry. I am quite
comfortable with the condition of the item.I will add $40 to the
purchase price... for you to hold it for me,Please provide your full
name, Address and your Phone number so i can send your payment.I will
be paying you by a Money Order /Bank Check. It will take 2 -3 days for
the payment to get to you,As for delivery, I will make arrangements
for the pick-up after you have received payment,If this meets your
approval, kindly get back to me,as soon as possible, with your name,
phone # and mailing address where payment will be sent,so i can have
my assistant get the Money Order /Bank Check ready.

Note: As soon as you have your money in hand,we can talk about the
picking up of the item. I would like you to take the posting off
ksl.com today and consider it sold to me.

Best Regards

Dorothy Johnson

KSL Scam

I just heard from Dorothy Johnson - from my KSL.com ad.

Hello ,

Thanks for your reply concerning my inquiry. I am quite
comfortable with the condition of the item.I will add $40 to the
purchase price... for you to hold it for me,Please provide your full
name, Address and your Phone number so i can send your payment.I will
be paying you by a Money Order /Bank Check. It will take 2 -3 days for
the payment to get to you,As for delivery, I will make arrangements
for the pick-up after you have received payment,If this meets your
approval, kindly get back to me,as soon as possible, with your name,
phone # and mailing address where payment will be sent,so i can have
my assistant get the Money Order /Bank Check ready.

Note: As soon as you have your money in hand,we can talk about the
picking up of the item. I would like you to take the posting off
ksl.com today and consider it sold to me.

Best Regards
Dorothy Johnson

I got his one today

really appreciate your response to my email. I want you to consider it sold, Pls do withdraw the advert from CL to avoid disturbance,anyway I don't have time to come over to take a look because of my Business but you don't need to bother yourself with the shipment, I'll take care of that by engaging the services of a shipper, hence I'll be sending a Certified check and it will be delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS), so I'll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.

Full name on the check.
Full Physical address to post the check
City, State and Zip Code
Home & Cell Phone to contact you.

Note that the payment will be shipped to your address via UPS NEXT DAY AIR SERVICE and I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping i will have my shipper to come over as soon as you have cashed the check*

N.B UPS does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks

CECE JONES

OMG!

I put my bed and bed frame on craigslist last night 4-25-10 and this is the EXACT email that I got right now and its not only CECE JONES but under a LIZ BENSON email and I've had this happen 4 times on 4 different occasions for different items that I have been selling or getting rid of because I am moving out of the country! These are just scams I keep getting!!!!! What should I do? I love craigslist but this is all im getting lately!

Jennifer

yeah i put some car rims on

yeah i put some car rims on craigslist and got 4 fake scam hits in less then 3 hours, what a joke craigslist has become, its almost not even worth trying..one safe bet..never give out ANY info before talking to someone over the phone or in person, always say CASH ONLY in your posts so when you get the "check" emails youll know they are fake.

I just got this exact same

I just got this exact same email, only the name was Nicholas Coal. I am very glad I told him there would be no deal and then I reported this. It's horrible you can't try to sell things without these scammers trying to screw you over.

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