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Anonymous
Del Rio, TX, United States
2012-12-27 10:24:30
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+1 Check will be of an excess
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Allen West
Email Address:
   alwaysallen100@gmail.com
First email.... nothing too strange about it:
Hello Seller, please, let me know if the above furniture is still available. Perhaps you can scrape $20 off the asking price. If no, I am confident we can still work something out.

Follow up email.....THAT\'S when the scam comes out:
Thanks for the mail.I\'m happy you still have the furniture available,sorry for the late response i have been busy with work. I am okay with the price.I would have loved to come and see it in your house but my schedule will not permit me I\'m a busy kind of person.You can get back to me with more pics if you still have them so we can proceed with payment arrangements and pick up. I will be making the payment with cashiers check or certified check, so I will need your full name that will be on the check with phone # and your full address where you can easily receive the package via courier and I will arrange for the pickup myself. I will hold till this check finally clears by your bank before the pickup.

NOTE:The payment I will be sending you will be of an excess. This you will give to the cargo company when they contact you for the pickup.All you need to do is to get the payment verified in your bank and faithfully deduct your own money as soon as you have the cash and send the remaining to the cargo company for them to come for the pickup.Please get back to me if you are okay with this and I will implore you to remove the ads off craigslist because I really want to purchase this asap.

Regards
512-200-3841

and over Christmas, no less!

Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
No Name   (US) Added the following extra information on :2013-01-10 21:50:46
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   tom dave
Email Address:
   tom.dave23@gmail.com
First email.... nothing toostrange about it: Hello Seller, please, let me know ifthe above furniture isstill available. Perhaps youcanscrape $20 off the askingprice.Ifno, I am confident we can still work something out. Follow up email.....THAT'S when the scamcomesout: Thanks for the mail.I'm happy youstill have the furniture available,sorry for the late response i have been busy with work. I am okay with the price.I would have loved to come and see it in your house but my schedule will not permit me I'm a busy kind of person.You can get back to me with more pics if you still have them so we can proceed with paymentarrangements and pick up. I will be making the paymentwith cashiers check or certified check, so I will need your full name thatwill be on the check with phone # and your full address where you can easily receive the package via courier and I will arrange for the pickup myself. I will hold till this check finally clears by your bank before the pickup. NOTE:The payment I will be sending you will be of an excess. This you will give to the cargo company when theycontactyou for the pickup.All you need to do is to get the payment verified in your bank and faithfully deduct your own money as soon as you have the cash and send the remainingtothe cargo company for them to come for the pickup.Please getback to me if you are okay with this and I will implore you to remove the ads off craigslist because I really wanttopurchase this asap. Regards 512-200-3841

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