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Oakland, CA, United States
2012-04-08 14:26:06
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (
+1 Beware of renters scam from the UK 
Josh Kane
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I have a listing on Craigslist to rent a condo in Las Vegas. Josh Kane contacted me to rent my condo, asked me for my mailing address so his wife\'s employer can send me the\'s the latest email I received from him, which sounds very much like a scam to get money from me and later I will find out that his check is bogus. So beware people!

How are you today,i am happy to inform you that the payment has
been sent to you and will deliver to you soon.I was informed that our
travelling funds was included to the money that was sent to you for
booking and this was supposed to come in a different check that was
supposed to go to our travel agent.But since it has been sent,as soon
as you get the check,i will like you to deduct the full cost for the
booking and get the excess money to our agent and due to the short
time before our arrival,i will like you to send the money to the agent
through Western Union so that she can do all neccesary things pending
the time of our arrival.I hope you understand this and we can be able
to depend on you.]

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vicki   (Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-19 19:14:35
josh kane
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I put a listing of some Mexican condos on the Boston Craigslist and had a response from "JOSH KANE." In his reply, he asked for my name, address (not PO Box), total amount for his wife's company to send me a certified check. This address and phone was at the bottom of his email.
24 Grosvenor Square London, W1A 1AE +447024019715
So I am not responding, now that I did my research and found him on the scammer sites so I won't get scammed with the overpayment scam but he tried.

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