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 example - beware of jamesb@divinestores

Hi,
Thanks for your response. I'm going on a vacation to London but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I'm sure you will get in about 4 - 6 business days. I'll add $20 extra for the delay. I'll pay by M O or cashier check so send me your info (i.e full name, mailing address and your phone number) so payment can be mailed out immediately. I will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must have received and cashed the payment.
Awaiting your info.
Thanks

I got exactly the same letter

I got exactly the same letter from a certain " Henry Webber ".
henrywed@divinestores.com

Something popped the red flag. Why would a guy with a personal assistant want my used tires? I copied your posting and sent it back to him with the word: "FAMILIAR?"

I hope I will not hear from them again!

Henry Webber of

Henry Webber of Divinestores.org strikes again on Craigs list to my listing. Exactly same scenario. I hope he pays his "assistant" well because he is always winging out to London... I have since reported to Federal Fraud site.

Another scam i just got

Another scam i just got today.. same thing as you and most other people below me. really sucks

Hi,
Got your mail. I'm due for vacation to London but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I'm sure you will get in about 4 - 6 work days. I don't mind adding $20 extra for the delay. Payment will be by M O or cashier check so send me your info (i.e full name, mailing address and your phone number) so payment can be mailed out immediately. I will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you have received and cashed the payment.
Awaiting your info.
Thanks
Lisa

I just received the same

I just received the same email. It was verbatim to the one listed above. It was from a Scott Meads@prodigy-tech.org. It's sad that you have to be wary of everyone now.
Thanks

I just got the same email and I am glad I saw this first. Thanks

Hi,
I'm glad it's still for sale. I'm going on a vacation to London but I
will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail you your payment which
I'm sure you will get it in about 4-6 business days. I'll add $20
extra for the delay. Money Order is the means I can pay you with. If
this is acceptable by you, Send me your info i.e full name, mailing
address and your phone number so payment can be mail out immediately.I
will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must
have received and cashed the Money Order.

Awaiting your info
Thanks

Craig's List Scam

Yesterday I received the same verbatim email offering to send a money order while she was on vacation in London. Please do not respond to Sara Mead (saramead@prodigy-tech.org) or her alleged assistant Dan Palin (plnbarrack413@gmail.com). I'm glad I saw this warning from others first. Thank you!

Same LONDON 4-6 days scam

How can we get these people back, I would love to help put these bums out of busines...

I got the following from this email address: bnmkjhy0@gmail.com:

Hi,
Am glad it's available. I'm going on a vacation to London but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I'm sure you will get in about 4 - 6 business days. I'll add $20 extra for the delay. I'll pay by M O or cashier check so send me your info (i.e full name, mailing address and your phone number) so payment can be mailed out immediately. I will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must have received and cashed the payment. Awaiting your info.
Thanks

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