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Anonymous
New Hope, AL, United States
2012-10-06 22:25:45
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+10 Craigslist Buyer Scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Michael Orley/Samuel Collins
Email Address:
   chunlu566@gmail.com
I listed a vehicle on Craigslist to sell a gentleman named \"Michael Orley\" claiming to be an oceanographer and was overseas emailed me to purchase the vehicle. He had me set up a paypal account to send the money to. He ( they ) were very convincing. To make an extremely long story short he persuaded me to send his \"shipping agent\" Samuel Collins 900.00 dollars to come get the vehicle via western union. I thought it was legit as I was also receiving emails from paypal as well. After I realized my husband and I had gotten scammed I notified the FBI my local police department and craigslist as well as this website. I was scammed out of 976.00 dollars. So everyone beware if you get an email ( make sure you check email addresses by scrolling over them with you mouse ) from chunlu566@gmail.com/PP759@TechEmail.com or joanmarie513@aol.com IT IS A SCAM SEND THEM NOTHING AND REPORT IT TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OR THE FBI.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-05-29 18:06:12
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Michael Orley
Email Address:
   Michael Orley
Telephone:
   none
Fax:
   none
Michael Orley THANKS TO THIS PERSON LISTING THIS SCAM, I DIDN'T GET CAUGHT UP IN IT!!! Scammer Information Name Michael Orley/Samuel Collins More Like This Email Address chunlu566@gmail.com Scam Details I listed a vehicle on Craigslist to sell a gentleman named "Michael Orley" claiming to be an oceanographer and was overseas emailed me to purchase the vehicle. He had me set up a paypal account to send the money to. He ( they ) were very convincing. To make an extremely long story short he persuaded me to send his "shipping agent" Samuel Collins 900.00 dollars to come get the vehicle via western union. I thought it was legit as I was also receiving emails from paypal as well. After I realized my husband and I had gotten scammed I notified the FBI my local police department and craigslist as well as this website. I was scammed out of 976.00 dollars. So everyone beware if you get an email ( make sure you check email addresses by scrolling over them with you mouse ) from chunlu566@gmail.com/PP759@TechEmail.com or joanmarie513@aol.com IT IS A SCAM SEND THEM NOTHING AND REPORT IT TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OR THE FBI.

Scam Email
CRAIGSLIST

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-04-03 11:45:38
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Ahmed
Email Address:
   ahmedag18@hotmail.com
He is out again this wk. I posted a car for sale at Craig list and got exactly the same story. He clearly lacks innovation. Thank God I googled his name. The problem is he is allowed to continue to attempt to scam innocent people.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-11-30 11:34:51
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Lynn McLaughlin
Email Address:
   littleone@bendbroadband.com
Just and FYI. . . He is still at it! I am selling a quad on Craig's list and received an email with the same BS about being and Oceanographer, buying my quad for his son and wanting to pay for it via Pay Pal. I sent him an email back and said I was uncomfortable with Pay Pal and would like for him to Pay Pal his money to his son and have his son bring me the Cash. He emailed me back and completely ignored my previous email requesting cash, so I started digging. Luckily for me this site was in place and for me . . . I will not be scammed. But I did want to let others know this guy is still out there working his magic! BE CAREFUL.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-11-26 23:30:00
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   michael orley
Email Address:
   michaelorley07@gmail.com
i posted earlier after i had found these reports that this gentleman is a fraud and when i checked my email just now i had one from him again just like the others stating we needed to pay his shipper 900 and he would send the money along with payment for the item to our paypal account.please do not give this man any personal info or send him any money MICHAEL ORLEY!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-11-26 16:13:16
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   michael orley
Email Address:
   michaelorley07@gmail.com
we are selling a motorcycle and he emailed me syaing he was interested but the wording was a little funny so i decided to check it out a little bit and found several stories on here about the same man and they all had recieved almost the same exact email as me with him claiming to be an oceanographer and needing to use paypal and stuff thank goodness you all reported it so the info was there for me to see before we went any further with this transaction!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-11-25 21:09:38
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Michael Orley
Email Address:
   michaelorley07@gmail.com
Mr. Orley tried but was unsuccessful to get me to pay $900 for a freight company to pick-up a motorcycle that he allegedly wanted to purchase. It was very suspicious and when I googled his name he has done similar scams in he past. Unfortunately successfully to others. . I included one of his emails below. They all seem to be very similar. He claims he is an Oceanographer and travels often. Sellers beware!! Do not do business with this man.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here is an example email he sent me
I got your PayPal email address and i will send the money to you now, Kindly do me a favor, the shipper company charged me $900 before they can send the Agent to you, i will also add the Agent fee to the payment now, i mean i will include the agent fees to your final price of the item, i will send $900 to your PayPal account, and you will help me pay the agent when he come to you and pick up the item, please kindly do this for me, i will send the total amount of $20,348 to your PayPal account and you will just help me pay the agent when they are coming for the pickup .Nice doing business with you and i will be waiting to hear from you asap.
Best Regards Michael

No Name   (Anchorage, AK, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-25 17:36:53
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   michael orley
he is out there and still doing it.

No Name   (Ballston Spa, NY, United States) Added the following extra information on :2012-10-18 21:22:07
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   michael orley
Email Address:
   michaelorley07@gmail.com
claimed to be an oceanographer and tried to scam me $900.00 for some bull shit moving company! i was selling a four wheeler.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-18 21:15:10
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Michael Orley
Email Address:
   michaelorley07@gmail.com
These are two of the emails that I got from him
Michael Orly michaelorley07@gmail.com Thank you for getting back to me.Can you assure me that it's in good state and that i will not be disappointed with it.I'm ready to pay your asking price and to be honest, i wanted to buy this for my son, but the issue is i am an oceanographer and i do have a contract to go for which starts today and am leaving any moment from now.The contract is strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea area. But I'm able to access email anytime as we will make use of laptop so my only quickest payment option is PayPal as i can send money via PayPal anytime.Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal, i will be responsible for all the paypal fee/charges on this transaction and if you don't have an account with paypal, its pretty easy, safe and secured to open one. Just log on to www.paypal.com. I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible? I have a mover that will come for it once payment clears and they will take care of very necessary paper for me. So i look forward to hear from you soon.
Many Thanks
I got your PayPal email address and i will send the money to you now, Kindly do me a favor, the shipper company charged me $900 before they can send the Agent to you, i will also add the Agent fee to the payment now, i mean i will include the agent fees to your final price of the item, i will send $900 to your PayPal account, and you will help me pay the agent when he come to you and pick up the item, please kindly do this for me, i will send the total amount of $4,400 to your PayPal account and you will just help me pay the agent when they are coming for the pickup .Nice doing business with you and i will be waiting to hear from you asap.
Best Regards

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-10-09 18:32:08
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Michael Orley
Email Address:
   michaelorley07@gmail.com
I had a car listed for sale on craigslist. He emailed me and said he was interested. He then claimed he was an oceanographer and overseas and wanted me to set up a paypal acct. It sounded fishy to me so I googled his name and found that he was a scammer and used pretty much the same story as others have reported. BEWARE OF THIS MICHAEL ORLEY

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