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'.



divine stores internet scam

I am now in contact with someone named Richard Thorton from Divine stores who is trying to scam me. Said he sent a money order for more by accident and could I send the balance to him. As Craigslist says money orders can be faked and cashed at your bank and then you will be responsible for the money when it turns out to be a forgery. Deal in cash only when using Craigslist

same exact people who tried

same exact people who tried scamming me.

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alberto turner
john silver


i am having this situation happen with two ads i posted on craigslist. i already gave them my home phone and my address. they said the payment is being overnighted as we speak. how do i avoid this? what happens next? HELP!!

This happened today !! - James White

hey same thing happened with me, two ads too ! The e-mail was this....

Email name:

Thursday, December 09, 2010 4:11 AM
Bates, Jessica
You replied on 12/9/2010 7:20 AM.

Hello Jessica,

I would like to inform You will be receiving the funds for your 1st
assignment Today via FEDEX courier service. Go to and track
your package with this tracking number : 873942018272

As soon as you get the package, you are required to follow
instructions carefully and get back asap with the results of the

The fedex package contains a total payment of $1,850 (2 pieces of $925).
You are to cash the money orders at your bank, deduct $200 as part
payment of your salary, you will have $1,650 left. Make use of $150
for your transportation & Western Union Charges. You are required to
send a total of $1,500 to an Electronic store i am purchasing some
electronics from via Western Union Money Transfer

Here is the name of the Electronic store i am purchasing some
electronics from which you would be sending the funds to:

Address : 50 University Rd
State: Lagos
Country : Nigeria
Zipcode : 23401

The Money Orders has 2 sections
The 1st section {writes pay to} this space you are to fill
in your full names and address.
The 2nd section {writes from} this space you are to fill
in this name and address:

Suzy Aube
16640 Prairie Vista Ln.
CO 80831

During this assignment which requires you to have the money orders
cashed at your bank before proceeding to wire the remaining funds at
any local Western Union Money Transfer location in your area, You are
expected to secretly perform the following survey operation:

1. How fast and Efficient is the Western Union Money Transfer Service?
2. How long does it take you to have the funds wired?
3. How Close is the Western Union Money Transfer Location to your area?
4. Is the Senders Request Form too short or Long?

You are expected to have this done Today and email me back your
results with the following information after you have wired the funds.

1. Exact Senders Name on the Western Union receipt
2. Money Transfer Control Number(10 digits)
3. Exact Amount Wired
4. Text question and answer

I will be waiting to read from you ASAP with the requested transfer
details. Your pay would increase after every completed assignment.

Yours Sincerely
James White

SOO...I replied that I needed a phone call or something to make it legit or feel it being more legit. He did call, less than an hour after the e-mail, and you could clearly tell he was from out of country, speaking in broken english, telling me he was James White and I asked what his business was and he said James White Associates.
Let me mention that FedEx did deliver this package, and I refused the package and told them I didnt authorize it. He told me it was from a "Chris Betty", even a different name that this scammer gave me. I e-mailed the scammer and told him I refused the package and I want nothing to do with this, and that I wasnt comfortable with the position and that his package will be resent back to where it originated. I haven't received anything back yet so hopefully that's where it ends
Really, watch out on Craigslist!!

Craigslist scammer

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Offered much more than advertised and asked for balance to be wired back.

Heres another name:

Scammers name: richard delores


He did the classic scammer thing and sent a fake check for about $1000 over the cost and wanted my husband to send the difference asap through wire transfer. We even said that we were going to have the check looked over, and we didn't even need someone else to do that for us. It is said that people would try to deposit a check that has "Comic Sans" as the font!

What a douche!

Thanks for the prompt

Thanks for the prompt response.Furthermore,i will pay via Certified
check which will be an overnight payment and i do not mind adding an
extra $50 for you to take the advert down from criagslist and my mover
will be coming for the pickup when you have the payment .
i will implore you to get back to me with the below information in
order to facilitate the mailing of the check to you.

1.Your full name
2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal
3.Your phone Number

Thanks in Anticipation.

scam names

Yup - someone just wanted to buy my jogging stroller and told me they were money ordering for me but sent too much. Francis Conelly. Ended that transaction.

Question about the virus

It's scary that they put a virus on your computer--it could troll for financial/personal information and passwords, right? How did they do it--did they send an email with an attachment that you clicked on?

Watch out for

Watch out for

Send me a fake paypal letter, sayin I have 100 in my account.

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