Craigslist Scammers

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1970 Chevelle

  • by: Alfram
  • #489
  • Jan 19, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $14,500.00
Trying to sell a 1970 chevy chevelle in three different locations (SC,ARK.&MO.) for $14,500.00. received email from Cynthia Elder stating her 70yr. old Husband had just passed away and she was in Maryland being consoled by a friend and the car is actually located in SC. I Later found the same ad at [email protected] I sent an email to respond to that ad. I got a response today from a Cynthia Elder saying the 70 Chevelle is still for sell and that she is in Arkansas being consoled by a friend due to the passing of her Husband and the car is located in SC. same pictures in all three ads. i do believe this is a scam and would like investigate further. Again i did not go forward with this transaction. Thank You.
Names reported:
Cynthia Elder
Phones reported:
573-539-0167, 501-476-5172
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

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Thomas Anderson

  • by: Ambruna
  • #493
  • Jan 19, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received this email because of a craigslist add looking for a car: 2008 onda Accord.
The car is still in a very good condition and has never been
involved in an accident. The title is clean, the interior looks great
and the Mileage 99403. Body style coupe and the Engine is 6 Cylinder
Gasoline. the car use to belong to my daughter but I lost her to
Cystic Fibrosis, she was 22 and she was my only child. I know She
would never have sold her stuffs but for the past months the car has
been packed and no one to use it as I have two cars for my self. I
want to give the car only to someone who is desperately in need of a
car not to someone who has a car already. My daughter would never have
sold this car so don't think it would be a good idea for me to sell
it or to put a price on it but I also can not just give it out for
free, hope you understand. just take a good look at the car and tell
me how much you have to give to get the car but please do not take
advantage of the fact that I have not put a fixed price on it. If
you are really in need of a care, I will let you have it but before
that I will like to ask you a few question
Where are you located?
Why are you looking for a car?
Do you have a car presently?
Have you had a car before?
How much can you afford for my late daughter's car?
Names reported:
Thomas Hoff, Anna Kitts, Thomas Anderson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Buy & Sent Money Scam

  • by: LoBar
  • #535
  • Jan 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1.00
Put my computer on craigslist. The buyer asked me to deposited the check and use the available funds to ship my computer plus send the leftover money via Money Gram money transfer.
Buyer sent a check. Bank said the check is not good.
Names reported:
Micheal Collins, John Michel
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Car Scam

  • by: blackbirdinspirations
  • #573
  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Selling a truck on Craigslist. Tried to get all my personal details without handing over truck. Then reports to be only to be able to communicate via e-mail due to being in the army. When I asked to see the truck in person before I buy it they said they were in Nevada and to do all the monetary dealings online. Would never talk in person. I looked it up and apparently the same scam has been done before.
Names reported:
Angela Green
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

I was scamed by this individual

  • by: Albie
  • #590
  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1350.00
I purchased a four wheeler on Craigslist and I paid them 1350.00 through western union they said it was through Amazon payment center.
Names reported:
Maria Snyder, Ion Stanila
Phones reported:
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

I have been scammed by Dr. David Yate

  • by: wildcat1
  • #617
  • Jan 22, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1450.50
I was trying to sell a piano on Craigslist. The person I was contacted by was John at 323-776-3304. He agreed to buy the upright piano for $200. He said it was a fair price and that he would send a cashier's check to include the movers money. Upon cashing the check I was to take my portion and the rest would be for the movers. He was to get back to me with that information. This happened on Thursday, Jan. 14th at 1:23pm. I gave my work address as the mailing address. The correspondence was on phone #323-776-3304.

Next time I heard from anyone was Monday, Jan. 21st at 3:44pm This email told me he was Dr. David Yate, John's father. His phone# is 517-833-4705. He said he was truly sorry for the delay which was caused by illness. That I would be receiving payment over night via usps and to acknowledge that I received the check by text. He thanked me for my text and told me I would receive information to where the payment for the movers needed to be sent to. By 5 pm on Tuesday I got the information where the portion of the check was to be sent to. It was to be sent by Moneygram to a Ronald Jerome Johnson in Modesto CA 95356. I was told to send $1150.00 use the remaining $50 to pay the the moneygram transfer. I first went to a CVS, but was told I needed to go to WalMart. Ronald's phone #323-989-9911 was to be added on the moneygram. I explained via text that this was crazy and it should not be so difficult that David was the buyer. It cost an additional $23.00 in transfer fee total cost $1173.00 leaving $27.50 left over after I took my $200 for the piano. After filling out the moneygram form and handing over the money to the store personnel at Walmart, I texted back that I was done and it was on its way. I asked the name of the moving company and was finally told that it was Reliable Express Delivery that their driver will be calling me. To date: Friday, Jan. 23rd I have not heard from the movers.

Last night Thursday, Jan. 22nd after 5pm I found out the check got returned to my bank (it was a fake cashier's check) leaving me responsible to the $1450.50. Meanwhile, Dr. David Yates (John's father) wanted an update if I withdrew the excess money from my bank. I did not respond. By then I had it. It was all a lie and I had enough. Today, Friday, Jan 23th (517-833-4705) said that he/she is reporting your scam today. What that means I am not at all sure. I am done and out $1450.50. I want these people not to scam anyone else. Please get back to me with your findings. Thank you!!!
Names reported:
Dr. David Yate, Ronald Jerome Johnson, John
Phones reported: