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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As of 6/25/11 he is still

As of 6/25/11 he is still using: barry4rwood@aol.com
You can see the scamers quickly because they
cannot write English correctly. They
add the letter "s" where it doesn't belong!!

lol YEAH he is still at it and here's my response to his/her BS

From: mylordisable01@gmail.com [mailto:mylordisable01@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Barry Wood
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 3:52 AM
Subject: Electric Wheelchair

Hope this item is for sales?Get back to me

Thanks
Reply to: barry4rwood@aol.com
Barry Wood
Deputy Welfare Officer.
35631.110 West College Street

ME: How can I help you?

From: Barry4rwood@aol.com [mailto:Barry4rwood@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: Electric Wheelchair

Okay,
I am willing to purchase the item from you urgently.Hope is still in great condition,I will like to proceed with payment via a Cashier check for not to delaying the transaction.Once i receive your Name and Address with your Phone number, i will proceed and contact my client to have the check send via FEDEX/UPS next day delivery,Once the check is receive and clear in your Bank. I will contact Auto dependable shipping company to come and arrange for pick up. Email me back to proceed further.
Thank you

MY RESPONSE and LMAO:

GO F*** YOURSELF YOU CON ARTIST MOTHER******. HOW ABOUT YOU GIVE ME YOUR ADDRESS AND I’LL HAND DELIVER IT TOO YOUR P*****A**, YOU COWARD HIDING BEHIND THE MONITOR MOTHER******! I WOULD LOVE TO CATCH YOU ASS IN A DARK ALLEY SOMEWHERE AND I PROMISE YOU THEN YOU WOULD THINK TWICE ABOUT TRYING TO RIP SOMEONE OFF! THEN AGAIN, YOU CAN’T DO MUCH WITH A BROKE NECK…..C****SUCKER!

THIS IS WHERE YOUR INFO IS GOING D***HEAD!
The Internet Crime Complaint Center
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The National White Collar Crime Center
and the Bureau of Justice Assistance

Barry Wood

I received an email for a craigslist inquiry today from "Barry Wood"

Barry Wood barry4rwood@aol.com via craigslist.org
1:49 PM (4 hours ago)

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My Dad want to know if you still have this item for sales?Please reply to him at Barry4rwood@aol.com

Thanks
Barry Wood

*Thanks for posting to this site that he is a scammer! And I agree with someone... scammers have terrible English and oddly add "s" when not needed!

BARRY4RWOOD@AOL @ 334-245-6629

Just got a test message from 334-245-6629. They wanted to buy a crane off of CraigsList from me, using PayPal. Called the number 334-245-6629 back, but is a pager number. Figured it was a scam at that point. I've had scams were they try to direct you to a web site address close to PayPal before to setup an account with a fake Paypal, but it was the right PayPal address.
I have a PayPal account and texted them back and said I would send them an invoice through PayPal if they sent me their billing information and PayPal email, but did mention they should call me and because of all the PayPal scams going around I was going to turn this phone number over to the proper authorities if I didn't hear back from them. Texted me back claims "i am deaf man just willing to purchase it urgently from you". Doesn't ask a single thing about the crane. Just wants my email and PayPal info. After a quick google search and seeing this email BARRY4RWOOD@AOL and telephone number 334-245-6629 poping up under all kinds of scams. I'm just going to help spread the word about this individual.

Evil scammers

Hi- I had the gift for my friend's wedding scam show up from denrico01@aol.com on craig's list while I was helping my cousin sell her ring. Found the information on here, Just wanted to say he is still active and I appreciate the information people posted.

Not Scammed in Minnesota

Barry at it again

Still using denrico01@aol.com, but now he's given himself a job title and an address. This is the first email he sent:

Hope this item is for sales?Get back to me

Thanks
Barry Wood
Deputy Welfare Officer.
35631.110 West College Street

You'd think scammers would at least learn proper grammar. That is always the biggest clue for me. Here is the last one he sent:

Okay,
I am willing to purchase the item as a gift,i will get you pay via PayPal for not to delaying the transaction,log to www.paypal.com and sign up account,you can send me PayPal invoice payment request or your PayPal email address to send the money.Please include your last asking price, I will add $50 to cover REGISTER EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE OF USPS POST OFFICE.Await to hear from you with the PayPal info.

Thank you very much

barry the scammer

thought i'd let you know he contacted me as well. he is now using this email: barry4rwood@aol.com

also wonderin if you have reported him to the police and if i can add any info to a potential police report

thanks for your posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! muchas gracias!!!!!!

He sent me the exact same

He sent me the exact same thing....I'm reporting him!

He sent me the exact same thing!

Barry sent me the exact same thing and I believe he has an alternate ID, because he replied to me under the wrong name. I thought I was going back and forth with this Barry guy and a guy named Richard Webb. I emailed Richard Webb about the paypal invoice and the idiot replied as Barry. DOH! Duh.....

I also just received an e

I also just received an e mail from him regarding my wedding ring. Thank you for the alerts!!

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