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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Bend, OR, United States
Classified Ads Scam
|+1 email@example.com is active again|
firstname.lastname@example.org âœ† via craigslist.org
** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
The reply-to email address was: email@example.com. As most people know by now, the reply-to email address should be the same as the email address used to reply to the ad on Craigslist. I Googled both email addresses, and both came up with multiple hits as a scammer.
Another tip-off for spotting scammers is the shortness of their query. There\'s no mention of the item, or the cost, or if there\'s haggle room, or if you\'re going to be around for them to look at it. Real people don\'t sound like Nigerians.
firstname.lastname@example.org was very active on Craigslist last month, disappeared for about a month, and is now back. It pays to Google before responding.
|Brittany Morton (Gardendale, AL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-08-25 17:37:35|
I was selling a 1985 blazer and "Mick Todd" contacted me with the following: "Still available? sent via blackberry by atnt" i told him yes he then replied with: "Am very sorry for the lateness reply ,, I really appreciate your response to my email. I want you to consider it sold, Pls do withdraw the advert from CL to avoid disturbance,anyway I don't have time to come over to take a look because of my Business but you don't need to bother yourself with the shipment, I'll take care of that by engaging the services of a shipper, hence I'll be sending a Certified check and it will be delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS), so I'll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check.
Full name on the check. Full Physical address to post the check City, State and Zip Code Home & Cell Phone to contact you.
Note that the payment will be shipped to your address via UPS NEXT DAY AIR SERVICE and I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping i will have my shipper to come over as soon as you have cashed the check*
N.B UPS does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks"
I thought it was too good to be tru, but i still continued with it.. wondering why he never gave me a phone number..
here is the rest "Hello.Thanks for your email ,i will need your honest and trust to end up this transaction..I will like to know if i can trust you with my money because am sending you a check and the payment will be made out immediately i heard from you. I will provide the tracking # as soon as it as been sent out, "More so" i'm including the shipment funds in the amount on the check because i don't have time to come down for a look of the items but as soon as the check is cashed in your bank, you will deduct your own money for the item plus extra $30 for yourself as running around fee and you will get the remaining money to the mover that will come for the pick up for me ....Thanks for your mail and understanding once again, and i will be get back to you with the tracking num
then he sent "Hello, How are you doing today? I am glad to read from you. please try to alert me as soon as you receive the check so that i will contact my mover to come for the pick up at your door step okay thanks.Hope to read back from you soonest."
my parents told me he was a scamer and to look his email up.. he emailed me first from somethin else.. then he started from j1979y BEWARE!!