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Bob Williams
Pleasanton, CA, United States
2013-01-31 11:36:07
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+1 Craigslist Money Order
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   James Carter
Email Address:
   james.carter1001@gmail.com
Classic craiglist money order scam:

\"Hi,
Am glad it\'s available.I will be paying you by money order as its the only way I can pay you at the moment,I would have loved to come take a look but I am presently out of town on an assignment and I will not be back to town soon. I don\'t mind adding an extra fifty dollars so you can keep it in my favor, please send me more pictures and I do hope it is in good condition? Reply me with your full name, cell phone number, and address where payment should be sent to.I will let you know how I intend to go about the pick-up so I would like you to take the posting off today and consider it sold to me.
Expecting to hear from you soon.
Thanks\"
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-09-13 13:11:44
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   JAMES CARTER
Email Address:
   jamescarter031@gmail.com
Telephone:
   3367540240
I placed an ad in my area offering pet sitting .... James or what he said was James asked for me to send him my email in order for him to send the details of his job. He responds with this elaborate story of his wonderful dog named ZELDA he will be staying six to eight months and is traveling from Canada to where I live. I accept the job of course the money sounds great $450.00 per Week ... This is so much because he says Zelda will need me to stay with her at all times because she is anxious when he travels and will bark a lot and not eat if someone isn't with her. I felt like this may be true beause I've seen dogs before that did this and normally would be a nightmare if left alone. I cleared my schedule to care for Zelda and anticipated her arrival. First he emailed asking did I feel like I was qualified and why... Then he wanted me to complete some questions he emailed like... NAME: COMPLETE ADDRESS NI POBOX: CITY STATE ZIP PHONE AGE MARITAL STATUS
ONCE THAT WAS EMAILED. I DID RECIEVE A TEXT FROM HIM SAYING HE HAD THE INFO AND HIS FINANCIER WOULD BE MAILING A CHECK NOW FOR ME TO GET SOME ITEMS READY FOR THEIR APPARTMENT AND HER NEEDS. SEVERAL DAYS LATER ... HE SENDS A TRACKING NUMBER AND THE LETTER COMES FROM SERRATO OLGI 2712 N CAMERON AJO, AZ 85321 I looked this person up in the phone book and there was not a phone number ... The check arrived for 2,990.00 also he texted saying to deposit this right away. He proceeded to text how important to follow his every instruction.... I told him I put the check in the bank.... Of course I didn't I called the bank on the check if it was real she said they have gotten many calls just like mine all counterfeit .... She actually acted like it was no big deal. My instructions were to send the money to MIKE DENNIS GUANGZHOU CHINA ZIP 510130 From there I just sent many text messages saying the bank said it would be another day....then I blocked his number which was a text subscribing number when I reversed searched it.... Anyway .... When u look up mike Denniis in China he is affiliated with a business in California named CASESGALORE LOCATED IN PLACERVILLE, CA 95667 so I'm pretty sure based on the LOOP MIKE DENNIS AND JAMES WHITE ARE ONE IN THE SAME .... THE ADDRESSS TO THAT CA BUSINESS IS 2814 HOCKING STREET ....PLACERVILLE, CA ON THE INTERENT THIS LOCATION SAYS ITS FOR SALE... I HOPE THIS PERSON GETS CAUGHTER BECAUSE I KNOW THIS LOW LIFE DOES GET SOMEONE INNOCENT TO SEND THE MONEY... I DID BEFORE WHEN I DIDNT KNOW FROM A BABYSITTING JOB AND I WAS SICK ABOUT IT... I LOST 2400$ just before Christmas! It sucked so this is why when I even think I'm dealing with a scammer I am happy to let them go through all the trouble of sending me the check, texting me non stop, then I call them and leave a few messages about how confused I am about where to send the money.... I block their number from mine and let them go Crazy trying to figure it out. I also am certain to have them tell me where to send it and then I say I won't send the money to them unless I talk with that person because normally the person you send it to will send it on to another person (usually the scammer) so I insist I speak with them I always tell the scammer I'm doing this as a safety measure. If the person I speak with says the money is for them I ask them who they work for and how long they have worked for them also is all the money theirs or is it to be shared. Many times they get scared and hang up on me.... Then I call the scammer or text them and I say find someone else to send this to because I'm not sending it to that person... Now they have to get another place to go pick up the money.... It's a huge hiccup for the scammer to have a person HOLD there money and they get really irritated when you do it.....it's sure worth it ....soon they will give you their own name and place to send it to.... Or someone that says they have gotten money before from a boyfriend they met on fb that is getting the money from a relative (me) and they need her to send it on .... That's how they do they scam both sides that is almost always what happens if you are sending it to a woman . Good luck everyone and I hope everyone will do their part in not allowing these people to win! They are scummers!

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