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Jeremiah
Salem, OR, United States
2012-07-31 23:53:18
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+2 Craigslist Scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Vivian Williams
Email Address:
   marvellousty072gmail.com
This was in response to an ad we put on craigslist to sell a motorhome. What made me think it might be a scam is that we also got a response from Joseph William and I thought the last names were just to close to be true. When I googled \"oceanist\" it came up with this same letter in response to an ad.



Original email:

Hello, my name is Vivian Williams I found your post on Craiglist, so I
> wanted to know if you still have the item available for sale. Please
> let me know the conditions and also send me some recent photos so I
> can be sure of what I am buying.
> Thanks

2nd email:

Thanks for your mail and im very sorry for the late response,I will
not be coming to view it because of my Job,i am an oceanist and i am
buying this for my Dad. i accept your offer and i will be happy to
accept my offer.I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i dont
have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my
paypal account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay,all
i will need is your paypal email address to make the payments,and if
you dont have a paypal account yet,its pretty easy to set one up at
www.paypal.com i will be expecting your email. my mover will come for
arrange to pick up after payment clear .Thanks and nice doing business
with you...i hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible?

1:Are you the first owner of it?
2:Why are you selling it?
3:And does it has any dent on it or anything?
4:Does it has any fault affecting it?
5:When have you been using it?

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is this still available for sale.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Shawna Richardson   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-25 15:47:31
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Vivian williams
Email Address:
   marvellousty07@gmail.com
This is a scam!! Don't deal with anyone sending emails like this!!!
I found your post on Craiglist, so I wanted to know if you still have the item available for sale. Please let me know the conditions and also send me some recent photos so I can be sure of what I am buying. Thanks
Thanks for your mail and im very sorry for the late response,I will not be coming to view it because of my Job,i am an oceanist and i am buying this for my Dad. i accept your offer and i will be happy to accept my offer.I can only pay through paypal at the moment as i dont have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my paypal account, and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay,all i will need is your paypal email address to make the payments,and if you dont have a paypal account yet,its pretty easy to set one up at www.paypal.com i will be expecting your email. my mover will come for arrange to pick up after payment clear .Thanks and nice doing business with you...i hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible?
1:Are you the first owner of it? 2:Why are you selling it? 3:And does it has any dent on it or anything? 4:Does it has any fault affecting it? 5:When have you been using it?
Thanks for the mail..Due to the nature of my work i would love to talk to you but phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding so I am not allowed to get out of the unit or give calls whenever I want.please let me know if you accept my offer,
Thanks

No Name   (Williamson, GA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-17 10:35:29
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Vivian Williams
Email Address:
   jacbruceou104@gmail.com
Researched this person replying to my Craigslist post and received the following mail:
I found your post on Craiglist, so I wanted to know if you still have the item available for sale. Please let me know the conditions and also send me some recent photos so I can be sure of what I am buying. Thanks

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