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Lake Worth, FL, United States
|+10 craigslist scam i advertised equiptment for sale on craigslist. his response was he wanted equiptment and he sent me a check for 2000.00 dollars over my asking price and wanted me to deposit in MY account and send him the overage. the check was a fake. i didnt loose any money but im sure other people did. when i confronted joseph william on the bad check he hung up on me never to be heard from again. watch out everyone!!!!|
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|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2013-09-11 20:55:31|
I posted my # on craigslist in hopes to sell concert tickets. This number (954)399-0612 text and stated "Is this your item still available for sale? Aftershock 2013 tickets!$200" On Sept 7th, 2013 at 11:27 a.m. Then the person text " I will have a certified check issued out to you from my bank, I'm in no rush with you till funds are cleared in your bank which takes only a day. You do not have to bother yourself about shipping. I'll instruct a Shipping Co Agent to come for pick up at your door, when you must have gotten your cash at hand. text me your physical address such as Name, Address (NOT P.O. box) City, State, Zip-code. I It will be mail to you via UPS, just text me your name as you you want it to appear on the check with your address, state, city with zip code".... we text what was requested AND the individual replied with "You have to text your home address, state, city with zip code not P.o. box"....we tried again and reply from scammer was "Try and text everything back....its been deleted by mistake on my phone".... "this address is not complete"..... "try and send it together.. I don't get it"....more from scammer..."Ok... check will be mail to you tomorrow and will let you know as soon as it is mail to you"...more...."Certified check will be mailed. Please await the arrival of the check. I have sent your details to my bank to prepare the Check Payment. It will get you via UPS postal service. The funds will cover your payment and also shipment. I'm in no rush with you till funds have..........AND BLAH BLAH SCAMMER REPEATS THE EXACT SAME THING AS ABOVE, ACCEPT THIS TIME ADDS THIS..."Tracking number for it J2261377128 just let me know once you deposit it" SEVERAL TIMES AFTER THIS SCAMMER TEXT TO NOTIFY THEM RIGHT AWAY, AS SOON AS THE CHECK IS DEPOSITED...WE TRIED TO MEET THE PERSON AT THE CONCERT TO GIVE THE TICKETS... WE LIVE IN A REMOTE AREA WITHOUT A LOT OF SHIPPING OPTION. THE CHECK WAS MADE OUT TO US FROM "Apex Clearing Corporation" THE TRIGGER FOR ME WAS WHEN I NOTICED THAT "Cesterfield, MO" WAS SPELLED INCORRECTLY. THE BANK CHECKED OUT "BMO Harris Bank" THE COMPANIES CHECK OUT BUT THE REST DIDN'T. THE SCAMMER CLAIMED TO HAVE A SHIPPER PICKING UP ANOTHER ITEM (DINING TABLE) AND THAT WAS WHY THE CHECK WAS MADE OUT FOR $950 INSTEAD OF THE ASKING PRICE OF $500. THANK YOU TO WHOEVER POSTED THIS SCAM!! YOU ROCK!!!
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2013-05-19 13:56:48|
Wanted to buy an item for sale on craigslist in Mn. Said he would send a bank check and setup shipping when my bank cleared the check. He said he was from Magna, Utah
|No Name ( US) Added the following extra information on :2013-05-13 23:33:07|
Contacted me about paying full price. Asked for my name and address so he could send me a personal check. Said he would wait till the check cleared before making arrangements to have it shipped. I google searched him and found this posting
|Rhett Adams ( US) Added the following extra information on :2013-03-11 19:08:55|
I have a vehicle for sale on Craigslist Louisville, KY and this person texts me to ask if the vehicle is still available. I knew immediately that this was a scam as this is the third time in the past twenty four hours that someone has texted me with similar wording and story. Phone numbers I have been contacted from this time are: 208-244-0730....646-481-6297....435-554-8479. The first contact he was asking for my Paypal account info. The second he was wanting to send a bank check. The third he is wanting to send a company check. He says that he knows that there a lot of Internet scams out there so to help me rest assured, he will wait for this check to clear before we proceed with the deal. These guys just won't give up. If I have time, sometimes I will give them the runaround, just to waste their time as they do everyone else's they contact. PLEASE BEWARE PEOPLE!!!!
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2013-02-20 13:32:55|
This guy is still out there. He contacted us about paying full price for our motorcycle and arranging for pick up. He says he is from Magna Utah. Luckily we checked your site before the situation progressed. Thank you!
|Tria MacLeod ( Lehighton, PA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-23 13:23:26|
Texted me via craigslist regarding a vehicle I have for sale. Identified himself as Gerry Wollman from Magna, Utah, offered to pay full asking price via bank check and arrange for a 3rd party pick up. I was curious as to why someone from Utah would be looking at a Pennsylvania listing and I see he's an active scammer.
|Scott Garwick ( US) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-14 14:50:04|
says he's from Magna Utah. same MO as the others. wants to send me a check for a Craigs List item, then will take care of shipping when the check clears. didn't get to the point of sending more than the item amount and sending someone else the remainder. I cut him off before it got to that point as I've had this happen too many times before. lucky for me I smelled a rat.
|jerry smith ( North Fort Myers, FL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-11-09 08:40:20|
Now claims to be Gerry Wollam out of Magna Utah, and sent me a text wanting to buy an item I had. Same stuff, different name.
|April Higgins ( Warren, MI, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-28 20:58:45|
I was selling a scooter, and he emailed me saying he was interested, willing to pay the full amount, and would be sending me a check for the scooter. He sent me a check for $2,890, WAAAAYYY over the amount that the scooter cost. Wanted me to send the extra to a Stacey Schulke in Wisconsin, then told me she was out of town and to wire it to a Kelly Stoutenger in New York (in a town that I know of, and have family that lives in and near the area!). Didn't have any money lost, but I have reported him to the local police in both states, along with the state police in New York, the FBI, Secret Service, and IC3. WATCH OUT FOR THIS GUY!!!
(He's been getting angry with me because I've been sending him on a wild goose chase on money that he won't be getting).
|virgil hammond ( West Lafayette, IN, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-06-22 15:42:59|
he was tring to buy my bird he told me he was sending me a check for the bird and shipping fee's and sent me a $3980 check for the bird and the shipping fee's and the check came from ny from a guy named john modzelewski and he wanted me to ship the bird thru a kelly stoutenger out of ny also and this john guy sent me a check from apex clearing corporation and it was a bogus check my bank and i both talked to apex clearing and the check wasnt from them. needless to say i called my local police the put me thru to the state police and neither one of them would do anything about it so i'm hoping the F.B.I. will do something cause the cops wont plus the apex clearing said they was going to run a investigation and my back was going to do the same thing. i hope the cops find him before i do
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