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Bridgewater, MA, United States
2012-12-10 21:50:21
Classified Ads Scam
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+1 Craigslist - buyer sending check and excess funds are to be wired to the shipper 
Tim Nauman
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I had multiple items for sale on Craigslist.. The original email came from stating they were interested in my items..when i responded the next email came from a Tim Nauman was bored and pretended I fell for it and gave him all the info to send me a check..and he did!

It took about 3 weeks of going back and forth but he did send it. The check was from a school here in MA, The Perkins School for the Blind. I contacted them and they knew all about it, I guess I wasn\'t the first person who received a fake check with their logo, however, I did get the impression that it was an actual account at some point. The woman I spoke with was very evasive, she wouldn\'t give me the name of someone in law enforcement who was handling thief case. It was very frustrating because I had Tim Nauman waiting for me to wire this money.

I did file a complaint with and put Tim off for a while but no one ever contacted me. I ended up giving him a fake western union conf #, screwed around with him for a while. My last email I said \"Thank You for the entertainment, now you know how it feels to be screwed over by a scammer\" it was pretty funny. I have 35 emails of us going back and forth. He really thought he had me so the last few were pretty amusing as he was begging me to \'please send the money now\"
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Max Bourgeois   (Rochester, NY, United States) Added the following extra information on :2014-10-01 20:49:44
Jessica Edward
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Sent excessive funds to pay for an item and asked that I take a cut and mail the rest to her shipper. Spoke with messed up English and did not let up.
Asked me to send funds to Receiver Name...Peter Emmanuel Kobina,Address....86 W Illinois St,City:Chicago,State:IL,Zip code:60654

Scam Email
Hello,I won\'t be able to come over to take look of it anymore due to my work,but i will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from Craigslist. i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be delivered to you via United States Postal Service (USPS), so I\'ll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check... Name to be on the payment Home address City State Zip Code Cell phone # Asking Price I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered via USPS.Thanks.

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