I had a laptop for sale on Craigslist, and a user send me a message via text saying that s/he would send me money using PayPal. S/he then began to send various fake convincing e-mails, and I had send my laptop to him to an address in New York (235 Fellows Ave Syracuse NY 13210). I contacted USPS and they have successfully taken hold of my package and I hope they will send it back to me soon. The scammer confessed to his crime via text.
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I was scammed by a Dale Igou craigslist
Jan 29, 2016
Monetary Loss: $2,250.00
I seen a job on Craigslist saying they would pay me all this money to ride around with a decal on my car. All I had to do was send my name and address so they can send me the check. So I did. It sounded 100% legit... Well now my bank acct is under investigation as in they think I had something to do with this and me and my fiance were just victims of a scam
I responded to an add for a 2008 honda accord on craigs list boston for $2000.00 I got a response back from j harris owner. she wanted a secure transaction through e-bay buyer protection. she sent e-mail confirmation and request for money gram. I could not find the trans action number on e-bay.e-mails were not directed through e-bay motors
Gemma texted me about a boat I had on craigslist and offered to buy it but had to use pay pal for the transaction. He wanted my e-mail address and stated he would put the money in the pay pal acct. and when it was verified that the money was there I was to go get a money gram for $1800.00 and send it to the person who was going to come pick up the boat and ship it back to Florida. A short time later I received an e-mail from what appeared to be pay pal verifying that $38,000.00 was deposited in my account. This e-mail looked real with all the bells and whistles that pay pal uses to confirm a deposit had been made. The e-mail also said that after I sent the money gram I was to send a scan or copy of the signed receipt showing that the money was sent and then I would be able to get my money from pay pal. Thinking this was a strange way to do business I requested that he send me a cashiers check for the boat and pay the shipper himself but he responded that he didn't have access to a bank from where he was. I then pulled up my pay pal account and discovered that there was no money in it. The e-mail that looked like came from pay pal was a fake. thank goodness I was a little skeptical of this guy and he will not return a call nor will he answer a phone he only will text you. He also has many AKA's so be aware of any scam that wants to use pay pal only to buy your goods. I could have lost $1800.00 if I wasn't careful. I know some people have lost thousand of dollars to this same guy if it is a guy could be a woman too never was able to talk to them.
My friend was recently in a bad car accident and due to being laid off from work he has no insurance- he went on Craigslist as an alternative to try and purchase pain med for a legit reason. The scammers txt him to wire the $600 to an account via money gram and then someone would drop it off. He has major injuries from accident and was so desperate from pain he fell for it.
The add is http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/snd/5421815225 and these scammers need to be caught and behind bars ! They laughed at him and said they were going to use the money to wipe their dogs asses, and the cops could never catch them. For my friends sake please go after and catch them so nobody else falls for it
An individual, identifying himself as Mark Harrison, has been contacting job seekers, claiming to be the HR manager of Universal Fabric Center and offering lucrative part time job as customer care representative. In actuality he is not and has never been an employee of Universal Fabric Center.