Craigslist classified for used car: Cheque fraud scam

I recently listed a car for sale on craigslist and other local classified ad services.This is one reply I got, which is clearly an attempt at scamming:

From: Dave Smith <goldenwum12@yahoo.com>Subject: [The title of the classified ad for the car]Hello,I just viewed your car posting on craigslist and i have interest on it i will like to know the present condition and two more pictures of the car before i proceed with the transaction.Thanks

Problem is, the scammer is not very smart. I did not posted pictures to begin with, so there are no more pictures. So, I sent this reply:

From: meTo: Dave Smith <goldenwum12@yahoo.com>Pictures attached.

I intentionally did not attach any pictures. A genuine buyer would have noticed this of course. Instead, the scammer proceeded with the next step, revealing his true intent:

From Dave Smith <goldenwum12@yahoo.com>To: meHello,Thanks for your reply i got all your information about the car and am ok with it, i will be making your payment today i need your full name and address to make your payment today through electronic check i will handle the shipment myself.All what you need about the mode of payment is to get a Blank check paper and magnetic versa ink to print the check, the check will be sent to your email and you get it printed from it. You can get this materials from the following stores.1. Office Depot2. Office Max3. Staples Store 4. Stationery Store5. Compusa.When you get this materials you can print the check out and immediately after the printing you can then get the check cashed at your Bank or any bank of america branch around you I will wait for you to confirm and clear the check.The payment will be in excess as i will want you to contact my shipper with the excess fund for shipping the car after you must have confirmed and cashed the check.i will wait for your bank to clear the check so you can deduct your own money and send the excess fund to the shipper via Western Union Money Transfer so as to cover the cost of shipping the car from your place to it's destination. I will add extra 100$ for the purchasing of check paper and magnetic versa ink.For more information about the mode of payment you can check the website www.qchex.com and know more about it .Dont worry i will handle the shipping myself with my shipper. you can IM on this ID goldenwum10@yahoo.com or call me on 9145954296 for more information.Thanks and God Bless

This is a classic scam where a fake cheque is sent to the victim for more than the amount owed, and the difference is to be wired to the scammer.

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Craig's List Scam

OH MY GOD!!! Below is an email I received Monday, August 6, 2007 from what seems like the same individual. Here is his email....

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Hello,
How are you doing today? I will like to know if it is still avalaible for sale. So get back to me with the Present Condition. You can call me on (914) 5954296 You can Add me on alanwrightman111@yahoo.com. Thanks.
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I responded back all excited to sell my stove and he responded back with his second email...below
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Hello,
Thanks for responding to my mail, I am okay with it and the
Price. So i like to continue the with the purchase. My mode of payment
will be via Electronic Cashier Check In which it will be sent to your
Email and you have to print it out.

I would have have loved to mail a check to your home address or pay
cash but due to the nature of my business and the fact that i am
moving so i have just my echeck account left to opperate. I am in no
rush to get the item from you until my echeck has been verify and also
cleared and you have your cash in hand. Please proceed to purchase the
supplies (Business Check Paper ) Then email me with your name and
address with a valid Email so that i will send the check immediately
and you can print and cash it asap so that we can Conclude this
transaction Immediately.
Thanks.
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THANK God for these posts!!! Thank you.

are you that stupid to think

are you that stupid to think this might have been legit! no wonder these clowns are in business. i swear, half you people were dropped on your heads. DUMBASSSSESES!!!!

doggy car shippers from USA to Australia/

HAS anyone had a bad experience shipping cars from the USA to AUSTRALIA or anywhere else with a company called TE Logistics Pty Ltd,if you have please email me at, inacoe@hotkey.net.au

Scammers...

Same as the above, this is what he emailed me:

Sounds Good.
I want to purchase the car today and pay you via Electronic Cashier Check drawn from my Bank of America account it is a real cashiers check after you print it the check will be sent to you immediately via email all you need to do is purchase a Business check paper at any Office depot or stationary store to print the check on and immediately when you print the check proceed to your Bank to cash it,the Business check paper cost $20 only but i will offer you $50 to purchase the Business check paper to print the check.
The car will be picked up from you by my Company shipper so you don't have to worry about shipment of the car also I will wait for you to confirm and cash the check before the shipper come to pickup the car from you actually I should have handled this myself but i am not available to do that now i am currently away for my Company seminar that is why i want you to do this and i will pay you $50 to purchase the Business check paper to print the check.
This is the fastest and best method of payment because it is instant once you purchase Business check paper all this process of printing and cashing of the E-check can be done within 2 hours.

Thanks

I also changed the price mid stream and he offered me more. This crap really erks me.

beware of blane gorall

********************** PURE SCAM *****************

Sounds good
I want to purchase the car today and pay you via Electronic Cashier Check drawn from my Bank of America account it is a real cashiers check after you print it the check will be sent to you immediately via email all you need to do is purchase a Business check paper at any Office depot or stationary store to print the check on and immediately when you print the check proceed to your Bank to cash it,the Business check paper cost $20 only but i will offer you $50 to purchase the Business check paper to print the check.
The car will be picked up from you by my Company shipper so you don't have to worry about shipment of the car also I will wait for you to confirm and cash the check before the shipper come to pickup the car from you actually I should have handled this myself but i am not available to do that now i am currently away for my Company seminar that is why i want you to do this and i will pay you $50 to purchase the Business check paper to print the check.
This is the fastest and best method of payment because it is instant once you purchase Business check paper all this process of printing and cashing of the E-check can be done within 2 hours.
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I posted a treadmill on

I posted a treadmill on Craigslist. This is what I got:

Sounds good,
i am still willing to purchase the item,Because it is need urgently.Hope is still in excellent condition,Did you have any other picture to view.Although I am currently away for my business trip and i will want International Auto dependable Shipping Company to handle the pickup once the check is clear.My form of payment would be via (E-CHECK).The electronic cashier check was drawn on bank of America.Immediately the check verify and clear in your bank i will contact International Dependable Shipping Company to come and pick it up from your place once you have your money for the item.To proceed further not to delaying the transaction you will probably need to purchase Blank Business Check Paper at Shopping Mall Or Office Depot nearest to your area.Once you have the Blank business Check paper with you.kindly email me your Name and Address With your email address so my client can proceed and send the check via your email with the following instruction on how to get the check printed out immediately,So you can have it deposit for instant cash.Additional $20 would be added to your asking price to cover the cost of paper you purchase.Email me back to proceed further.

Thanks

craigslist fake echeck scam

Same email as the rest. He said he would handle shipping of get this, a Tempurpedic bed. With shipping on that he would be better off buying a new one locally. Wherever that is. I asked him if he was in Louisville near me but got no further replies when I told him cash only.

seller beware
John

Craigslist scam

Thanks for the heads up John, I just got a very similar reply from my ad, and I'm in California, so I typed in the number he put as a contact number and came upon this post.
This is the email and number used as a contact if anyone else come across it:9145954296 , "sylvanus joshua"

Craigslist scam

Thanks for the heads up John, I just got a very similar reply from my ad, and I'm in California, so I typed in the number he put as a contact number and came upon this post.
This is the email and number used as a contact if anyone else come across it:9145954296 , "sylvanus joshua"

Another one on the same lines...

This was from a guy called terry fred. As soon as I said cash only I did not see any further replies

Sounds Good.
I will like to proceed with payment asap and will like to handle shipment myself when you must have gotten your cash at hand.I am in no rush to pick up the item till funds are clear at the bank.As there are too many scams on internet as regards buying and selling with large bogus account.My mode of payment will be via Electronic Cashier Check drawn on US bank.(Bank Of America).You will probarbly need a business check paper to print and cash or deposit the check today.The business check paper is sold for $20 at any stationery store,staples or at your local office supply outlet.I will add the cost of supplies to your asking price with an extra offer for accepting my mode of payment.I work with an auditing firm and will not have time to mail a check.Electronic Cashier checks is fast and secure.I will need your name and address with valid email address to send the Echeck to your email which you can print immediately when you must have purchase the supplies at staples or any stationery store.Kindly delete the advert of this item if my mode of payment is accepted.I will await your email asap.
Thanks.
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