Craigslist Scammers

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Website/emails: www.craigslist.com
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Craigslist Wheelchair sale scam

  • by: rancherarizona
  • #197
  • Jan 9, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1810.50
Sold item on Craigslist. They sent a check from Arrow Electric. Deposited check. It cleared my bank & I sent their shipper a cashier's check for 1283.50. 2 days later the original check was returned as a fraud which caused checks to bounce & insufficient fund charges. Was able to stop them from picking up the check as I had requested a signature for the package. Filed police report. Still lost the 500 for the chair, 26.00 for the fedex shipment, 13 in fees from bank. They did not get the merchandise but it took going to two banks, the police department & federal express to track this all down.
Also reported:
Direct Promotionals, Arrow Electric, Inc.
Names reported:
Anglika Haupt, Ryan Martins
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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Unresolved

Fake tickets

  • by: Shai6388
  • #227
  • Jan 11, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $250.00
My boyfriend and I bought tickets that were scanned as ticket master tickets for the playoff game on Sunday January10th. Guy told us his name was Matt not sure if that was his real name either . He had the receipt for the tickets as well so that's what made us believe they were real. He proceeded to tell us he needed to run a business as well after we called him back and confronted him about the fake tickets. He told us he lived in Georgetown Virginia if we wanted to come and get a refund obviously was not going to do that. We along with over 100 people had fake tickets that day well.
Names reported:
Matt
Phones reported:
202-813-8449
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

I was going to be scammed

  • by: Amatta
  • #336
  • Jan 14, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
So i was going through Craigslist Las Vegas, looking for a house to rent, and I came across with a house that was for rent for $650. I replied to the post because I was interested, I even filled out the application. The guy told me he was in California, and wanted me to send him a money order for the amount of $650, to hold the house for me and counted as deposit. He said he would send the key to the house once I deposited the money. It sounded kind of weird and I decided to go check the house for myself before taking any further step. The house is located at 21 Blue Sunrise Ave. North Las Vegas NV 89031. When I arrived to the house there was an U-Haul truck outside and there was people moving into it. I spoke to the guy in the house, he told me he just had bought the house, and that other people went to see the house before because of the ad on Craigslist. But those other people actually did send the deposit to this guy Shawna
Names reported:
Shawna
Phones reported:
937-490-9519
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Scammed by Amazon John Scott, Ralph Martins, Gordin and Gordin Real Estate

  • by: Angryintulsa
  • #346
  • Jan 14, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1900.00
Buyer offered to pay for an item and shipping for out of country, the item was a craigslist item. The buyer has the seller,me, send money to a mover through a moneygram or western union. But the checks from this Gordin and Gordin real estate arnt any good. So i sent the money to the mover but the checks are bad. The culprit sends these checks via UPS and looks like its from amazon.
Also reported:
Gordin and Gordin Real Estate
Names reported:
Ralph Martins, John Scott, Taiwan Taylor Peterson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Craigslist add

  • by: CDSchwab
  • #354
  • Jan 14, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This person contacted me about purchasing a front brush guard for a f-250 for $300. He sent me a text when he initially contacted me telling me to e-mail him at [email protected] if I am wanting to sell my item. I e-mailed the individual and he stated that he would write a cashiers check to me for an additional $100 over the asking price. I do have e-mails containing conversation with the individual if needed.
Names reported:
Snow White
Phones reported:
863-455-9540
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Scammed by 'Christian Missionaries'

  • by: KeolaYoung
  • #384
  • Jan 15, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1
We were interested in a house for rent that turned out to be a scam. The got some of our personal information and was attempting to get $1600 from us for deposit and first month's rent for a house. Address: 94-679 Kime St, Waipahu, HI 96797 But the person wanted us to send the money to Willard, OH via moneygram. The address the person gave was 711 Wessor Willard, OH 44890. Then the person contacted me via text messages. I found the actual place for rent at http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/94-679-Kime-St-Waipahu-HI-96797/690451_zpid/ . Their scam bait email:
"Great price

Jan 14 (1 day ago)

to me


Thanks for your email and interest in renting my House. My name is Danilo P C Harris. I am the owner of the House you are making inquiry of…Actually I resided in the House with my family, Presently my House is still available for rent, (rental ready includes utilities) More so Now, My family and i are currently in (Willard Ohio) for an International Christian Missionary. Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this House and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy at all time so that i will be glad to see it in a perfect condition when i come for a check up. I know how hard is it for someone to earn 1$ nowadays because the money doesn't come easily and that is why I make it fair in putting the rent for so low for someone to be able to afford every month. I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word. My wife and i bought the House when we got married. When we left the state I had a thought of selling the House so I had to look for an agent, after getting one, we got a deal but later my wife advised against that and saying it is of no use selling the property we just have to rent it out to someone who can take good care of it till we return. The House is available for a Long and short term lease, As long as you wish to rent. I saw senses in her advice and i accepted it. So I contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents. I do not work with the property agent any more due to the fact that their charges are very high so am renting my beautiful family home on my own and we seek the best responsible tenant to live and maintain our property. Because of this reason and more we need a responsible person that can take very good care of it as we are not after the money, but want it to be clean and for you to take it as if it were yours. The House is located at: 94-679 Kime St, Waipahu, HI 96797


Bedroom: 3

Bathroom: 2

The rent is: $800

Security Deposit: $800

Pets Allowed: All Pets

Availability: Available Now for move in."
Names reported:
Deborah Harris
Phones reported:
802-466-2159
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]