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Anonymous
Brooklyn, NY, United States
2013-07-11 11:41:28
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Untitled Classified Ads Scam on Craigslist (craiglist.com), #10894
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   WALTER FERDINAND
Email Address:
   suenforiyer@gmail.com; jenmoola@gmail.com
I was offered my asking price for an item listed on CraigsList. Then I was told the person had left for vacation (it was the 4th of July weekend), and his/her assistant had mixed up payments, sending me monies intended for someone else. I assured the person I was no thief and would rip up the checks or return them, if an address would be provided. I was told to deposit the monies, deduct what I was owed, plus $50 for my time, and send the balance to two different addresses in Benin. When I got the alleged Money Grams (in an envelope with no return address) I took them to a local Western Union, where I received confirmation that they were fraudulent. I have received frantic texts and emails as if the person were really serious. I have replied that I will not cash whatever these forms are, he can cancel them, the deal is off, and I will not supply any further information.
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