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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Got the same thing

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

Got this myself.

This is what I got:

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

I just ran into the same

I just ran into the same problem - did anything come of you giving out your address? Should I contact the police for more patrol?

received the exact same email!

Unfortunately I already gave him my address and phone number and he claims the payment is on the way. In fact, he just emailed and claimed he over payed me and I should wire him the difference via Western Union -- this of course tipped me off. My question is, what should I do? Should I be worried?

You would have lost all 3500

You would have lost all 3500 because it was a bad check so you would have owed the bank that 500 back as well

Ricky Garcia

I was just approached by this person, glad that I thought to check out his email address.

Ricky Garcia Ricky Garciafemoracool@googlemail.com

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From: Ricky Garcia (femoracool@googlemail.com)
Sent: Tue 5/22/12 8:52 AM
To: Hello,Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will bebuying it from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from the webas i will be adding $50 for the removal. Please to be informed that iwill be paying you with a certified bank check and once you have thecheck cashed at your bank then i will arrange for the pick up at yourplace..I will need the following details to mail the payment as soonas possible. Name to be on the Check_____________Home or office address(No P.O.BOX)___City__State__Zip Code_______________Phone Numbers_____________________ FYI:You will not be responsible for the shipping of the item..and Iwill have my mover come over for the pick up as soon as you have thecheck cashed at your bank,and i will get back to you once my secretarymade the payment out to you immediatel

Lol, one chance I did some

Lol, one chance I did some research about these weird people, thank you guys ! you saved me from 2-3 mother f***** scammer.

Got the Henry Thomas one too,

Got the Henry Thomas one too, this is on KSL.com in Salt Lake City. Now with the NSA being able to crack encryption codes in which an IP address should come up, shouldn't the feds catch this guy?

This is practically the same

This is practically the same email we received. Ours was from JUSTIN ROYLE in ARIZONA. He mailed us a check from a Company in TEXAS. (Investment Pool Receiving). He said to western union the money to the CEO of the shipping co. (DIANE BUTLER) in NEBRASKA. Everything seemed legit until we saw the check. It was for $1300.00 more than our price. Of course he had to pay for shipping, but it would not cost that much. So, we were a little confused. Well, we deposited the check, before investigating. Today, we called the bank to put a hold on the check. It will cost $10.00 for the returned check, but Thank God it's not costing us $1850.00. Thank you for this site. People BEWARE of JUSTIN ROYLE & KRISI ABBEY.

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