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Dave Romoser
Jerseyville, IL, United States
2014-05-05 18:25:41
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+3 Paypal scam on Craigslist
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Christopher Maze
Email Address:
   christophermaze337@gmail.com
I placed a motorcycle for sale on Craigslist asking to be contacted by text or call only. Got two texts asking for an email address with different reasons as to why they couldn\'t text. Sent the email address with additional info on the bike. Got this email back from Christopher:

Thanks for the reply,I\'m just asking to make sure it\'s in great condition as am
buying it for my Son as a Birthday surprise gift and he doesn\'t know about it,
so can you assure me i won\'t be disappointed?as we have been deployed to Sudan for peace keeping mission
now so i won\'t be able to come take a look at it,also no shipping will be involve as i have a mover that will come for the pick up,
so i can only pay you via one of the fastest and secure way to pay online(PayPal)...Do you have a PayPal
account?Let me know asap so i can arrange the payment through PayPal.
my shipper will be coming to pick it up as soon as the payment clears
into your account..More get back to me with the

1:Condition
2:Bottom price
3:More pictures
4:your paypal email address and name
5:phone #.....Thanks.

Got an almost identical email from willbill955@gmail.com from \"Jack\". He had slightly different details about where he was and why he couldn\'t come in person - but both were willing to pay up front and had a \"personal shipper\" who would come collect the bike when \"the money cleared\".
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-09-24 21:56:23
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jack Mathew
Email Address:
   willbill955@gmail.com
Same as above details - I posted a camp trailer on Craigs List, got a text and emails asking for more info and pictures and my paypal information to send me payment. A third party would be picking the trailer up to deliver to him. Said he was purchasing as a surprise for his family and his email contact has a picture of a soldier in full gear.

No Name   (The Bronx, NY, United States) Added the following extra information on :2014-07-30 00:06:54
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jack Mathew
Email Address:
   willbill955@gmail.com
Same as detailed above. Same method of asking for more photos and avoids phone contact. Just didn't seem right that he was so eager to buy without seeing the items. Thanks to this website I could validate my instincts that it was a scam.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-05-06 15:45:15
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jack Mathew
Email Address:
   willbill955@gmail.com
Telephone:
   208-786-8416
Trying to sell dirt bike on Craigslist. Got 2 texts asking that I send more information and pictures back to his email address. When I did, he returned with below email.
hanks I'm just asking about it to make sure its in good condition as im buying it for my Family as a surprise gift and he doesn't know about it, so can you assure me i will not be disappointed? also no shipment involved as i have a mover that will come for it. Im okay with the price and condition , I can only pay you via one of the fastest and secure way to pay online (PayPal).. Do you have a PayPal account? Let me know asap so i can arrange the payment through PayPal. my shipper will be coming to pick it up as soon as the payment clears into your account . So if you're ready to move forward, just fill out the info below so I can work everything out!
PayPal Email: Full Name: Firm Price: Zip Code: Cell Phone Number
Thanks so much!

Scam Email
A red flag went up when he said he would buy it site unseen. So I researched the email address and Paypal scams and found this site. I guess he has done this before.

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