Craigslist Scammers

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Website/emails: www.craigslist.com
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Wendi Partida

  • by: ailene9999
  • #79915
  • Aug 5, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I got a reply on my piano sale on Craigslist. “Wendi” wanted to buy my piano, but could not meet in person, because was away from town, preparing for her daughter's wedding. Offered to send a cashier’s check ASAP, plus $50 for holding. Because I found her name on this website, I did not proceed and wanted to add this info for future sellers.
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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2003 Dutchmen Camper

  • by: swimmer893
  • #80487
  • Aug 11, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Camper is posted on craigslist for $1200. Texted a number to inquire more, it was a "son" or "daughter" posting it for their "mom"/Jessica. Jessica said she was selling it for so cheap because her husband had passed away and it had bad memories. Ebay was going to handle the shipping of the camper. I looked it up, Ebay does not appear to ship cars/rvs/campers/etc. Nor was the item listed on eBay. Required payment of the camper with Ebay gift card.
Names reported:
Jessica Tabor
Phones reported:
984-333-2990
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Turned to Harry kane

  • by: Chubbs
  • #81247
  • Aug 18, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
He answered an ad we had on Craigslist. Didn’t want to do business through Craigslist and started emailing through Harry Kane. Said he was out of town for work and would send a check and have his buddy arrange to pick it up. Told us to cash the check and pay guy that would come to get it. Sent us a $3000 check for a 1000 item. We still have it to see if it would help you
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe Hot Rod

  • by: username123
  • #81249
  • Aug 18, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Found the stated car on Craigslist and when I requested to see it I received the following email.
Would you like to see more pictures?
Here is my phone# +1 (503) 850-9501. But due to the nature of my work, I can't receive or make calls as I am currently offshore. I can only communicate via email or text messages at the moment, I hope you understand. But I can give you the phone # for the sale representative and he can help you with information about the sale.
I'm sorry for this late response but I was out of civilization and I had no internet connection. I am working offshore and I don't know when I will return because of this coronavirus. The car is located at the auto broker in Portland, OR crated and ready to go. The car belonged to my father that recently passed away. He was the second owner. The car, the title, two sets of keys, manuals and some service history records is what you will get from the auto broker. I arranged for the sale right before I left, so all set on my end. I propose to close the deal through an auto broker, in the most safe and easiest way possible for both of us. Basically, it's similar to buying a car locally, the money will be sent to their holding account, and they will keep the money until you receive the car. After the car is delivered, you will have a 7 days inspection period before you decide if you wish to keep it or not. If you are serious about buying the car, I will ship it anywhere with no extra cost. If you want to move forward please contact me back so we can get the ball rolling.
Names reported:
Richard Bowen
Phones reported:
503-850-9501
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Attempted Scam by

  • by: NA_NotAvailable
  • #81659
  • Aug 25, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was checking out cars on Craigslist. One came up for a very low price of $1,027 (https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col/cto/d/bonita-springs-sliver-toyota-camry-le/7181754227.html), and when I texted about seeing the car, I was asked for my email address because the listing was for the person's aunt. Allegedly the aunt (Vanessa Collins) was in military training and could not use her cell phone, but could only use the computer to communicate sporadically. Vanessa Collins gave a back story that she had just gotten a divorce and received the car as part of her settlement. Since her kids were with her mother, she wanted to sell the car for cash ASAP to get it off her hands and then give her mom the money since she did not need the car. This scammer was SOLID in their backstory as far as the divorce goes. I checked out court records and found recent filings with the woman's name when I was unsure about the too-good-to-be-true price of this sale, so this made me feel better about moving forward with the transaction.
I then asked for the VIN number, but Vanessa said that she was in training in Wichita, Kansas, and the car was in storage and she could not access it, but that I would have 5 days to inspect it and send it back if I was not happy. I was growing suspicious because Vanessa said she would be paying all costs for shipping and it seemed she would net very little from this sale. Nonetheless, I provided my email address, phone number, name, and shipping address so she could have ebay invoice me. I have never dealt with Ebay Motors, but I do use ebay. After I did this it seemed odd that she would ask for this information (although I have arranged a sale via ebay in the past by telling a buyer I would list it, immediately listing it, and then them immediately using the buy it now option, so this did not seem to far of a reach from that in order to confirm my identity). However, when I received the Ebay invoice, it was not what I was used to seeing on an Ebay invoice. Upon further inspection, the invoice directed me to pay $1,000.00 by Ebay gift cards (five $200 cards to be exact) which could be purchased at a number of stores listed on the invoice. This was a huge red flag as I have never seen this on an Ebay invoice before and Ebay encourages Ebay or Paypal methods for the very purpose of avoiding fraud. Additionally, the phone number on the invoice did not seem familiar. Once I realized this was a scam, I replied to "Vanessa" via both email and text that I was aware of the scam and would not be proceeding. Now it's time to keep a close eye on my credit reports.
Names reported:
Vanessa Collins
Phones reported:
785-268-4272, 805-960-5343
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Scammed by scammer but caught them in time

  • by: Happynow777
  • #81898
  • Sep 2, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I posted an ad on Craig's List to sell car parts. Within a day got an email from someone who said they are sending a cashiers check via Fed X. I should cash it, take extra money $70.00 for me, pay the shipper and also pay myself. It seem bogus, but they kept texting, saying they lost a relative and were late in sending payment. Then I Googled their number 19173198858 and it lead to a scam report.
Names reported:
Wilkinson Darlena
Phones reported:
917-319-8858