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No Name
Glendale, AZ, United States
2012-09-23 21:33:48
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+6 I'm going on a vacation to London but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I'm sure you will ge
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   JOHN BISHOP
Email Address:
   johnpileks34@gmail.com
Hi,
Am glad it\'s available. I\'m going on a vacation to London but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I\'m sure you will get in about4 - 6 business days. I\'ll add $20 extra for the delay. I\'ll pay by M O or cashier check so send me your info (i.e full name, mailing address and your sphone number) so payment can be mailed out immediately. I will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must have received and cashed the payment. Awaiting your info.
Thanks




HE REPLIED TO A COLLECTABLE ITEM I AM SELLING ON CRAIGLSIST IN PHOENIX
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Tom   (Brooklyn, NY, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-06-13 12:20:08
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Walter Ferdinand
Email Address:
   suenforiyer@gmail.com
Got the exact same chain of emails as everybody else in here. Guy must be a scammer. Glad I found this. Craigslist New York area.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-12-29 15:02:06
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Walter Ferdinand
Email Address:
   suenforiyer@gmail.com
I was just hit up on a Phoenix Craiglist listing as well...

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-11-30 20:39:39
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Walter Ferdinand
Email Address:
   chyxistly@gmail.com
Listed item for sale on craigslist.org. Received email from 'chyxistly@gmail.com' asking simply "still for sale", after I confirmed item was still available I received a response from 'Walter Ferdinand' (suenforiyer@gmail.com) with the following email "Hi, Am glad it's available. I'm going on a vacation to London but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I'm sure you will get in about4 - 6 business days. I'll add $20 extra for the delay. I'll pay by M O or cashier check so send me your info (i.e full name, mailing address and your phone number) so payment can be mailed out immediately. I will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must have received and cashed the payment. Awaiting your info.
Thanks"
This is the fourth or fifth time I received roughly the same email when trying to sell on craigslist.org.

Jason   (Chandler, AZ, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-06 03:05:41
 Scammer
  Information
He tried to buy a RC plane from me on 10/05/2012.
SCAM!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-09-29 10:25:30
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   john bishop
Email Address:
   john bishop
answered craigslist classifieds.i sell a lot on craigslist and usually get 3-4 scam letters like this..am going to london, am going on trip for bizness, am attending wedding, etc : Hi, Am glad it's available. I'm going on a vacation to London but I will instruct my assistant to prepare and mail your payment which I'm sure you will get in about4 - 6 business days. I'll add $20 extra for the delay. I'll pay by M O or cashier check so send me your info (i.e full name, mailing address and your sphone number) so payment can be mailed out immediately. I will also make arrangement for pick-up which will be after you must have received and cashed the payment. Awaiting your info. Thanks

jay   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-24 16:28:03
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jay
wow I got the same identical email this morning!!! The stupid thing is I did send him my info. I gave him a PO box #. I don't understand how this works?! Here was his response.
"Your payment has been sent but there is something i think i have to bring something to your notice. I just found out that my Assistant overpaid you. The payment meant for another transaction was made out in your name and sent to you. However I want to believe I wont have a problem with you on this. Once you receive the payment, Please proceed to the bank and cash the payment, deduct your money and send back the balance to me via western union. So I can proceed with arrangement for pick-up. Once more, I hope I can fully trust you with this? I will await your response on this so my mind can be at rest. Thanks "
I don't get how this all works to actually get money out of the person selling the item. Does anyone know? If he send a MO or cashiers check my bank wont cash it unless it clears. SO how does this work?

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