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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Got the same Barry Johnson

Got the same Barry Johnson scamm email.. reporting it everywhere I can

barry4rwood@aol.com <----- SCAMMER'S EMAIL

I RECEIVED AN EMAIL ALSO FROM THIS PROFESSIONAL SCAMMER THAT GOES BY barry4rwood@aol.com UNFORTUNATLY HE COUNLDN'T SCAM ME! I FOUND A WAY TO ACUTUALLY SCAM THIS PERSON. I DONT WHY HE ACTUALLY DID SEND ME THE MONEY BUT HEY IT WORKED AND I STILL HAVE MY ITEM! HAHAHA YES I SCAMMED A SCAMMER. BUT WOULD YOU GUYS CALL ME A SCAMMER? OR CONGRATULATE ME FOR DOING THIS TO AN ACTUAL SCAMMER? ON THE EMAIL
barry4rwood@aol.com SENT ME;

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

Thanks
Barry Wood

I REPLIED BACK AND SAID;
HEY BARRY THANKS FOR THE INTEREST BUT I STILL HAVE THIS ITEM FOR SALE AND IM WILLING TO SELL THIS ITEM TO YOU. AND SINCE THERE IS A LOT OF SCAMS HAPPENING ON CRAIGSLIST THE ONLY WAY IM GOING TO SELL THIS ITEM IS IM ONLY ACCEPTING CASH OR MONEY ORDER AND IT MUST ME CASHED OUT BEFORE I AM GOING TO SEND THE ITEM OUT TO YOU.

SO HE AGREED TO SEND NE THE MONEY. BUT WHAT HE DID NOT KNOW BEFORE I REPLY TO ANYONE IS I ACTUALLY DO A SEARCH FOR EVERY EMAIL I GET. I COPIED HIS EMAIL AND GOOGLED HS EMAIL WHICH TURNED OUT HE IS SCAMMER. A FEW DAYS LATER HERE COMES THE MAIL ITS IN MY NEIGHBORS HOUSE THAT IS EVENTUALLY EMPTY NO 1 LIVES AT THIS HOUSE! SO I ANOTHER PERSONS NAME JUST TO USE FOR THIS SCAM TO HAPPEN SINCE I USE AN APP CALLED LEMON WALLEY WHICH HOLDS ID's, CREDIT CARD AM ETC. HE SENT THE MONEY ORDER TO MY EMPTY HOUSE WITH A COMPTLY MADE UP NAME WITH ME TO VERIFY ME TO CASH THIS OUT. I NEVER TOLD THE SCMMER IT CAME SO I HAD 1HR TIME FRAME TO ACTUALLY GET THE FUNDS OUT IT WORKED SO I WAS ABLE CASH OUT AND GOT A STICKER FROM THE POST OFFICE FOR HIM TO SCAM OR I MENT SCAN HE THEN SAID OKAY IM GOING TO CONTACT WESTERN UNION SO I CAN GET THE MONEY? BUT WHAT FONT KNOW IS I HAVE IT ALEADY AND STILL HABE THE ITEM.
HE EMAILED ME MULITIPLE TIMES BUT I JUST IGNORED!! SO FOR THIS UNHAPPY SCAMMER IS HE GOT SCAMMED IN HIS OWN SCAM.
IF YOU WANT TO GET BACK A SCAMMER ITS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO ACTUALLY SCAM THEM IN THEIR OWN SCAM! WHICH WILL MAKE THEM REALLY REALIZE HIW IT FEELS TO GET SCAMMED!

Barry4rwood@aol.com is still trying to scam people

I'm trying to sell a Rolex 1601, and he writes:

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Barry Wood via craigslist.org
9:48 AM (2 hours ago)

to cbrx4-34665060.
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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
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and of course the email address he sent from is the same as his Dad's. Glad I googled his email address. THank you, Khalid for posting.

scammer-barry4rwood@aol.com

I was trying to sell a diamond necklace, and recently received an email saying they were interested and wanted me to open a paypal account and send my email address, so glad I saw the scammers email on here.

Reply address is not the same as the address the email coming in

I noticed something very peculiar about these scams. They keep coming in from somebody's iphone. When you look at the "From" adress of an incoming email it does not match the address when you hit reply to reply to the email. I don't understand how they keep generating new email addresses to send from.

Not only are there s added to the wrong places and incorrect grammar but they write weird ie "If you please to follow my direction" WTF?!

This is a real nuisance! Every day I get fake emails. I now don't respond to emails that don't contain a reply phone number. I wonder if some of these I am throwing out were actually interested in what I am selling. Now I have gotten some emails with fake phone numbers because the scammer knows I keep asking for a phone number when I reply. I called these phone numbers and it came not a valid number.

SCAM amandaberry908@gmail.com / vivianwest298@gmail.com

Hello dear all.
I am from Bulgaria and we have local web page similar to e-bay.
There I try to sell phone and get a massage there "please tell me the price in euro and contact me threw e-mail amandaberry908@gmail.com"
I connected with the lady and her response was:

"well i will offer you 150 euro for the item (if you dont mind) and it
will be of good if you can send me a picture or the link to the item
to take a look at it once again... The item is meant has a
gift/present for someone dear to my heart in Nigeria and i will be
paying 20euro for the shipment of the item via Register air mail
delivery local post office.. I will be very happy if you can sell the
item to me

Await your response

Thanks"
After i explain is used,in good shape all stuff I get next:
" i have check the picture you send to me and i do love the item, so i
will be making the transfer of the total amount of 170 euro to your
bank account or paypal account

Here is the Shipping Address

Name : Seun Olamilekan
Address : Onireke ekotedo
City : Ibadan
State : Oyo
Zip Code : 23402
Country : Nigeria

i will need you to send me your full bank account details has follow

Bank Name
Account Name
Iban Number
Swift Code/BIC Code
Your Mobile number

Or if you want the payment through paypal you can send me your email
address so that i can make the transfer of the fund to your paypal
account for the transfer of the fund

await your respond"
After that get one e-mail from her bank that she is sending me money and need to send shipment document to be released to my account,similar e-mail from FBI with same text and on the next day Supreme Court that they supervised this deal and if I am scammer they will inform our authorities to arrest me.
After I checked with US embassy here I found it out that FBI didn't check personal transaction of every citizen.
So I cut off that lady.And will block my account.
Have in mind if meet somewhere in offers that e-mails. SCAMMER!!!

Scammer

He goes by denrico02@aol.com also.
He tried using the deaf excuse on me even though emailing an online info has nothing to do with hearing.. He isn't blind. Except he actually thought he could scan me thru paypal. Beware of this guy.

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