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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Alexandria, MN, United States
|+2 Craigslist/PayPal/Western Union/Money Gram Scam |
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2013-09-17 10:50:54|
He never gave a name. But asked how much I wanted for a Custom High End Extreme Desktop Computer that is listed on Craigslist. Immediately I pretty much knew it was a scammer since the price is in the ad. He offered to pay via Paypal, I told him I don't accept Paypal payments. He then offered to pay via MoneyGram. I could accept that so I agreed to the sale plus $450 for shipping costs. A while later I received an email supposedly from MoneyGram stating that the funds have been sent. BUT I had to provide a tracking number for the computer BEFORE they would allow me to collect the funds. I NEVER heard of them doing that before and was 99% sure t was a scam email. I called MoneyGram and sure enough they DON'T do that. MoneyGram funds, like Western Union are available almost immediately. So I sent him an email back stating that I called MoneyGram and they told me that that is NOT how they do business and I knew the email was a scam. I said I'd gladly accept a Postal Money Order and would ship the desktop computer as soon as the money order was verified as genuine and not a forgery. I' still waiting on a response to that email....I doubt he will respond again.
|Anonymous () Added the following extra information on :2013-09-05 11:14:32|
Wants to send payment for Craigslist item via PayPal. I refused since I wanted a US Postal Money Order or a Bank Cashier's Check (i.e. certified funds). Agreed to listing price without offering counter offer. Didn't even want to view furniture before offering to pay. This was a red flag to me so I researched the email address they gave at first contact and found scam listing. Reported to Craigslist as a Scam. Pitiful that someone wants to scam a OIF/OEF Disabled Veteran.