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david benton
Raleigh, NC, United States
2012-08-13 10:22:52
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Craigslist Scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Rollins
Email Address:
   jhnrllns09@gmail.com
I posted an ad on Craigslist and received a ton of scam emails. Here is another one.

Started off by sending me message from cell phone asking if item was still available. Then followed up with this email which is almost a perfect template for scam...

Hello Good Morning,

Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant purchase. i am buying the it for my Uncle , i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about it until its delivered to him, I don\'t mind adding an extra 50 dollars for you to take the advert down from the site so that i can be rest assured its for me, I really appreciate it, My Office will be mailing (overnight) a certified check from my account to cover the cost, while you hold on my behalf. Once you have this, my mover will come for the pick up at your place. I will be needing the following information to issue out the payment immediately if you are selling to me.. .

Name:
Address: Not P.O.BOX
City:
State:
Postal Code:
Cell Phone Number:

Please note that the payment will be overnight by my Office to your address and its bound to be delivered within 2 days. I have taken a close look at the advert and am completely satisfied, i really need this and would appreciates that you help save this till the payment arrives. Furthermore do remove the posting as am definitely buying it from you and it would be sad for me to have the payment in the mail only to be alerted it as been sold when the check does arrives. Am A Respectful Buyer On CL,

Regards.
John.
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