Untitled Overpayment Scam on Craigslist (craiglist.com), #19104 - Scamalot

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Anonymous
Las Vegas, NV, United States
2014-05-10 23:47:18
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+1 Untitled Overpayment Scam on Craigslist (craiglist.com), #19104Email Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Lam Kelvin
Email Address:
   terrij0o@gmail.com
Got this scam response to a Craigslist ad:

Hello! let\'s do like this, actually now I\'m not in town for now, I
came to visit my son so i wont be able to meet with you but am ok with
the condition as seen on the advert, I\'ll proceed in issuing a Check
out to you and when you received the check , I will make arrangement
for pick-up. So get back to me with below details asap.

Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Postal Code:
Phone Number:
Last Asking Price:

And as soon as this is provided, the payment will be overnight to you
and i will let you know when its mailed out. I need you to be honest
with the sale as I am a God fearing person.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-07-20 16:42:43
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Lam Kelvin
Email Address:
   terrij0o@gmail.com
This was a scam on my Boise craigslist posting to sell a Garmin GPS.
Scammer also provided another email address in their email. It was Peelertwa570@gmail.com.
Email 1:
"Hope you doing good..Sure we can meet tomorrow (Monday) I would like to call you first if you provide me with your number. I should be able to meet in the morning if that is not a problem. I may have to meet a bit closer to 11. Please let me call first and we can decide price and time that works for you email me your number and last price at... Peelertwa570@gmail.com Thanks, have a great Sunday."
That made me suspicious... just didn't ring true somehow. Nevertheless I responded I was flying out of town tomorrow (probably a mistake) and offered to meet with them in town any time today.
Email 2:
"Hello! let's do like this, actually now I'm not in town for now, I came to visit my son so i wont be able to meet with you but am ok with the condition as seen on the advert, I'll proceed in issuing a Check out to you and when you received the check , I will make arrangement for pick-up. So get back to me with below details asap.
Name: Address: City: State: Postal Code: Phone Number: Last Asking Price:
And as soon as this is provided, the payment will be overnight to you and i will let you know when its mailed out. I need you to be honest with the sale as I am a God fearing person."
That also bothered me. Still not knowing it was a scam I explained that I also practice the Golden Rule but am hesitant to give out my address because of the potential for abuse with craigslist.
I suggested my son meet him in town tomorrow for the transaction and gave my phone number (probably a mistake) and asked that he call me.
Then I decided to google the terrij0o@gmail.com address and that's when all the scam hits appeared with exactly the same wording as the message I received.
I think overall I was tipped off by 1) the person starting out sounding a little too familiar, claiming to be god-fearing and needing honesty from ME, 2) the offer to pay by check when PayPal is obviously a better option, 3) the request that I respond ASAP, and 4) the request for my address. All those items were odd.
I glad I discovered it.

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