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Sherry Tomlinson
2012-07-26 21:17:22
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (
Car buying scam
   Joseph William
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Scammer answered ad on craiglist to sell a car. Sent check (sure it is bogus) for way over the asking price. Wanted me to deposit the check and then send the remainder on to the \"shipping company\" to have the vehicle picked up. The check came from \"Tempe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram\" in Tempe AZ. There is such a place but they had no clue about the check. Written on Comercia Bank account in Tempe, AZ. There is an active account on the account number the check was written on - but that is all I could find out. Mailed from Nancy Crosat in Rohnert Park, CA. He originally said he was from Utah. Yep, that is right folks.........He is from Utah, check is from Arizona, and mailed from California. He stopped calling and texting when I told him that the information had been forwarded on to law enforcement for prosecution. He didn\'t get my money, and I still got the car.
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