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No Name
US
2012-08-30 12:31:53
Classified Ads Scam
+9 Craigslist listing-wanting to do things immediately and only through paypal
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Wayne Scott
Email Address:
   lovelove.scott001@gmail.com
He contacted me within a couple of days of listing my camper on craigslist. Asked valid questions and answered all of my questions. But everything needed to be done asap because he was working on his wedding and he was buying this site unseen for his uncle and would have a professional mover to move it. ONLY wanted to use paypal and wouldn\'t talk about anything else because of it\'s ease and security. When he gave me a number to text pictures to I called it and it was a pinger number. This type of stuff just makes me mad and we caught it before anything happened. I can\'t imagine what this does to someone who gets left with big problems. We must learn to listen to our gut no matter what the situation.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-02-17 13:06:45
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mike Cordova
Email Address:
   lovelove.scott013@gmail.com
Telephone:
   860-281-1578
I posted a 32 ft travel trailer for sale on 2/15/2013. On the 16th we began receiving message with the same information as posted previously in other complaints. i.e., Only by PayPal, He will have a specialized mover pick up the camper, do not contact him as his work will not allow it, he is out of town and purchasing this item for someone else and will purchase it sight unseen. I did make the mistake of sending 6 pictures but will not be dealing with him any longer. Thanks for the heads up.
additional e-mail used was Mike Cordova

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-30 12:07:09
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chris Lee
Email Address:
   lovelove.scott002@gmail.com
Telephone:
   573-206-8960
Same as others, sends email reply to Craigslist ad, wanting to know more about item listed (still for sale? willing to negotiate? condition?). Provides phone number to reply to. Upon sending reply, the jerk text me a story about being out of town for wedding....wants to buy sight unseen for uncle....using paypal....will send carrier to pick up item...bla, bla, bla.
SCAM SCUM!!!!. Don't answer his email to begin with.
Name on email: Chris Lee Email address: lovelove.scott002@gmail.com Phone Number: 573-206-8960
SCAM SCUM!!!!
Needs Law Enforcement to find this person and put him away.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-25 00:31:57
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chris Lee
Email Address:
   chrslee1s@gmail.com
I'm very thankful this site was set up for creeps like him.
Similar story to others on this list. He starts with: "Hello, if you don't mind me asking, do you accept offers or its a firm price? it still in good condition? You can always text me 1 (573) 206-8960. Thanks."
Follow up email is: "Thanks for your time. I don't have the chance to come and view it because am currently out of town for now due to my wedding preparation,i am buying this for my uncle,and can you by any chance send close up photos? as it will help in my decision since i will be buying sight unseen.Payment will be made via PayPal only as PayPal is my only payment option i can access here(if you don't have a PayPal account yet, it pretty easy to set up and it very secured. All you have to do is to log on to www.paypal.com) it can"t take you less than 3 mins to do that. Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal, all the charges is on me and i have a specialized mover that will come pick it up once payment clears. I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible?"

Stone   (Brownsville, TN, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-15 19:15:19
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chris Lee
Email Address:
   lovelove.scott002@gmail.com
Telephone:
   573-206-8960
Fax:
   N/A
First email from this moron...........
Hello, if you don't mind me asking, do you accept offers or its a firm price? it still in good condition? you can always text me 1 (573) 206-8960 . Thanks.
This my email to him..............
I don't text. The price is very firm. What do you mean is it still in good condition? Yes it is in perfect condition just as the add reads if you took the time to read it.
Lets see if you even take the time to read your emails. Here we go..................... DO NOT SEND ME A EMAIL TELLING ME YOU WANT IT THEN GO TO TELLING ME YOU GOING TO PAY WITH PAYPAL. NOT HAPPENING. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? CASH ONLY!!!!!!!!!! I don't care about any sob email; telling me this is best way for as you are not selling this truck I am. It will be sold the way I say it will. Do you understand???????
Now we will see if you can read or just how stupid you are. Sorry for being a *rick but I get about 7 or 8 emails everyday from you people. Just keep in mind I am not the stupid one here I know what I am doing.
Thanks for your time.
Then he did what I told him not to do with the the bull crap email.
Hello,Thanks for your time. I don't have the chance to come and view it because am currently out of town for now due to my wedding preparation,i am buying this for my uncle,and can you by any chance send close up photos? as it will help in my decision since i will be buying sight unseen.Payment will be made via PayPal only as PayPal is my only payment option i can access here(if you don't have a PayPal account yet, it pretty easy to set up and it very secured. All you have to do is to log on to www.paypal.com) it can"t take you less than 3 mins to do that. Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal, all the charges is on me and i have a specialized mover that will come pick it up once payment clears. I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible?
Then I had to tell him I would do this............
If I find you and I can I going to cut your **** off and make you eat it then If you are not dead then I will skull **** you to death.
You have a nice day.
I get about 8 of these emails from these people every day.
Other emails he uses: chrslee1s@gmail.com lovelove.scott002@gmail.com chieunlee@gmail.com eligib73@aol.com scparkjam@blueyonder.co.uk

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-13 09:06:47
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Scammy Mcscumbag
Same details as the other posters - he seemed legit and provided a number to text pics to. Then came the Paypal only bullshit. I wish someone would track this douchebag down and take him out of the scamming business.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-09-30 11:20:38
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chris Lee
Email Address:
   chrslee2ss@gmail.com
I posted a car on Craigslist and within hours I got an e-mail from Chris Lee from email address lovelove.scott015@gmail.com. It seemed legit so I replied to him and he responded from email address chrslee2ss@gmail.com and gave me the exact same story; he is out of town preparing for a wedding and needs to buy the car ASAP for his uncle and only wants to do it through paypal.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-09-27 11:41:35
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chris Lee
Scam Website:
   craigslist
This person also contacted me this morning in regards to a boat that I posted for sale, with the same story. Thank You so much for posting this. I was actually getting ready to do a transaction with him.

No Name   (Frankfort, IN, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-16 10:44:54
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chris Lee
Email Address:
   chrslee2ss@gmail.com
This person contacted me almost immediately after listing a car for sale on craigslist. He asked for additional pictures since he was away working on his wedding, was buying this site unseen for his uncle and would have a professional mover come get the car. We sent him the pictures and he offered almost the asking price but wanted to use Paypal only. We became suspicious and figured it was a scam and asked for a phone number. He provided 612-460-5973 but said he could only text, which confirmed our scam suspicion. I then found the exact same scam report for this number here on scamdex!

No Name   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-04 13:49:00
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Wayne Scott
Email Address:
   lovelove.scott001@gmail.com
I also had him reply to my craigslist ad. It seemed legitimate but now that I've seen this it makes me wonder... I also got the story of him planning a wedding, he's out of town, has a guy who would come tow the car I was selling, only works through paypal, etc. etc.

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