Craiglist Scam Asking to Pay for Their Moving Expenses! - Scamalot

Seen a Scammer? Report Them!

Seen a scammer? Been caught out? Let the world know so they don't get burned. Add information if you see one that's already been logged - scammers move quickly and change details often to avoid detection. Details you log here will be in major search engines within an hour or two.

Please Like, Share, Tweet etc. to spread the word.
Scam Report Type: at  
Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
ihateshadypeople
Minneapolis, MN, United States
2012-04-05 12:50:01
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+1 Craiglist Scam Asking to Pay for Their Moving Expenses!
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Franca Martin
Email Address:
   smarkltd1@gmail.com
Thank you for your blog, and I received similar scams from 3 different people asking me to pay for their moving expenses with checks they said they would send me, so I thought I would report them to you. This is the first address (though she uses 2 e-mail address under her name).

FRANCA MARTIN
michaeldebe12@gmail.com
smarkltd1@gmail.com


Hi
Thanks for your response, My name is Franca Martin (F),I am 25yrs
old,I am a fun loving,friendly,clean, caring,and respectful person.I
am a non-smoker, don\'t do drugs, i drink occasionally,and drama free.
I graduated last year in France, I am single and have no children,I do
bible study.I am from Spain,specifically Madrid, I was born in St
Louis, Missouri,my dad is from their too but my mum is from Spain...I
went to University of Navarra in Spain. I speak both English and
Spanish fluently,am presently on research work at Hawai,Am almost done
with that bcos its part of my prerequisite for my masters in Applied
Geology.I would have loved to call you but this is a remote area,
calls is hard to go through from here and i don\'t want to waste much
time. Am really interested in renting from you and i do really pets
but i don\'t have any at the moment. I would have loved to see it but
am very far,but with pictures,I am glad. I will also like you to tell
me more about you and if you have garage or parking space cos I will
have my own car come over, pls let me know the total payment of the
place and more over I will send your email to my dad for him to email
you later bcos he is the one that will be paying the bills but
nevertheless,I will like you to send me the following details so that
my Dad will issue out the payment for the place as soon as possible;

Name to be on the check____
Home address(Not P.O.BOX)____
City___________________
State____
Zip Code_____
Cell phone #______


with that you can hold on the place for me till i come . I will be
looking forward to your email soonest.
Thanks and have a nice day.

SECOND E-MAIL

I will be paying you the rent then you will help me pay the apt
manager this is the more reason why i asked my dad to make the payment
payable to your name. I will attach my flight itinerary in the next
email so that you can know the exact time and date i will arrive next
week ,Also i will like to know if you can pick me up at the air port
on my arrival because this is my first time of coming to the state and
i don\'t know anybody.As regards my furniture and my car,there is plan
to have them delivered to the house before my arrival so that i can
settle in comfortably also i\'m paying more and more for having my
items with the Company (demo rage),you can understand that transiting
cross Atlantic is not easy so i am making arrangement with the
furniture company to deliver some furniture and the car before my
arrival this week after you have gotten the rent and security
deposit.I will ask you for a favour here,can i rely on you to take
delivery of my furniture and the car for me when they are delivered.I
will instruct the furniture company to contact you to schedule a
delivery time that will be convenient for you to receive the items for
me .As you will be handling the delivery of the itemswith the rent and
deposit that will be sent to you so that you can help me to make the
payment when they are delivered.I will really appreciate if you can do
this for me and promise to compensate you adequately for your time
and efforts on my arrival in your place.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-02-12 16:55:20
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Ashley Connelly
Email Address:
   rcrdhzll@gmail.com
First Email:
Hello is this room still available for rent? Sent from my Iphone 4s
Second Email:
Thanks for getting back to me. My full name is Ashley Connelly I'm 29yr .Female I was born in Ewa beach Hawaii, my Dad is from US while my Mum is from China .I graduated from Georgia state university last year. I'm fun loving, personal, friendly, clean,caring and respectful of others, a non- smoker, don't do drugs but i drink occasionally, am single and have no children. I go to church every Sunday.I am coming for my masters but am presently on research work in Guam, .I would have loved to call you but this is a remote area calls is hard to go through from here and i don't want to waste much time. I'm really interested in renting from you, i would have loved to see it but am very far, with pictures i Will really appreciate it. I
really want you to tell me more about yourself and i will like to know if you have a garage or parking space cos ill have my own car coming over, please let me know the total payment of the place and all the Utilities of the room, payment will be done via US Cashier or Certified Check from a reputable Bank .The following details will be needed so that the payment can be issue out right away,i will very glad to read from you soon till then have a lovely day and God bless.
Kindly please get back to me with the information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
First Name: Last Name: Street Address: City State, Zip Code: Cell & home Phone Number:
Note:.. My Dad will issue out the payment for the deposit as soon as possible, with that you can hold on the place for me till i arrive, and payment will be Mail to your address via Ups or FedEx or Usps . I'll be waiting to read back from you with the information requested today.
Third Email:
I will be paying you for February rent and then you will help me pay the owner of the house and this is the more reason why i asked my dad to make the payment payable to your name. I will attach my flight itinerary in the next email so that you can know the exact time and date i will arrive next week ,Also i will like to know if you can pick me up at the air port on my arrival because this is my first time of coming to the state and i don't know anybody.As regards my furniture and my car,is plan to have them delivered to the house before my arrival so that i can settle in comfortably also I'm paying more and more for having my items with the Company (demo rage),you can understand that transiting cross Atlantic is not easy so i am making arrangement with the furniture company to deliver some furniture and the car before my arrival next coming week after you have gotten the rent and security deposit. I will ask you for a favor here,can i rely on you to take delivery of my furniture and the car for me when they are delivered.I will instruct the furniture company to contact you to schedule a delivery time that will be convenient for you to receive the items for me .As you will be handling the delivery of the items with the rent and deposit that will be sent to you so that you can help me to make the payment when they are delivered.I will really appreciate if you can do this for me and promise to compensate you adequately for your time and efforts on my arrival in your place

 Got more information on this Scam? Add to Report