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Camper Sale Scam

  • by: cbial1971
  • #37358
  • Aug 08, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $2,000
I was looking for a camper on Craigslist. I found one and contacted the seller, Cynthia Owen. She said that eBay was in charge of the sale because she had moved out of state. I went through what I thought was the buying process only to find out that Craigslist and Ebay do not work together. I lost $2000. I have contacted every organization that I can regarding this.
Names reported:
Cynthia Owen
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
877-202-5406, 408-914-2886

Craigslist Home for Rent Scam

  • by: theape
  • #37332
  • Aug 08, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received this email:

Once again thank you for your interest in my home. Property is available for move in at the moment for $800/mo rent and $800 security deposit (Refundable After Lease period , As long as there are no damages on property after inspection). My wife suffers cancer ad has just 6 months to live and so we moved out of the area to be closer to her family and i am not looking to come back to the home because i cannot stand the memories when she is gone,this is my reason for leasing out the home as i do not want it to be vacant just as it is now,I am in need of a great tenant who would help take care of this home like it is their own. For immediate move in, you would be required to make a total payment of $1600 .But if you are not moving in Immediately, you would be required to make a down payment of $800 for the security deposit to hold property till desired move in date.
I also want to tell you that the neighborhood is secured and the people staying there are good.
Details of the house is below;
Application fee: $100
Rent: $800
Security Deposit: $800
3 Bedrooms,2 Bathrooms.
Single-Family Home.
Location: 5014 Droubay Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89122
Size: 1,540 sq ft.

I would like to know:
How many people are looking to live in the home?..
Any pets?
How long are you looking to lease?

Names reported:
Web/emails reported:
Phones reported:

1998 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 IS A SCAM

  • by: capickle
  • #37316
  • Aug 07, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Great looking truck on Hartford Craigslist site. Excellent price. Contacted seller via text. Vera Owen got back to me about 5 days later. Said to email with questions. So I did. It then took her 5 more days to get back to me via email. Stated her hubby had passed away 3 months ago and she had to get rid of car. Wanted to use Ebay to process payment. So I did some research. Found the same truck listed on the Wilmington, NC ,Boston, New Haven, Rochester, Columbus and Battle Creek, Mi sites. Battle Creek contact number is 517-477-0323 x517. Rochester contact number is 443-675-7852. Columbus post was deleted. New Have contact number is 715-952-0586. Boston post was flagged and have been removed. The Hartford listing has been removed as well. Wilmington contact number is: 910-683-0823. BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE.
Names reported:
Vera Owen, Clara Rue
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Jessica Melton bad bad bad

  • by: Bootypants78
  • #37290
  • Aug 06, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
She selling 1996 silverado for $500 on Craigslist. Got text from Marv her brother and gave him my email. Jessica emailed long sob story hubby died 3 months ago, shipping out in couple days etc. I researched obits for her name for a may 2017 death and nothing. Plugged her email in and boom I'm here. Emailed her I know her game. Research research research! Or I guess they call it doxing now.
Names reported:
Jessica Melton
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Truck selling scam

  • by: DisappointedAmerican
  • #37245
  • Aug 04, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Woman selling a 2002 Chevy Silverado HD with just over 88,000 miles for $1200 on craigslist. Claims her husband was killed in combat 7 months ago. Truck values around $14,000. I would have to purchase Amazon gift cards with CASH only and send pics of cards and receipt.
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Scammers for personal info

  • by: notsodumby
  • #37036
  • Jul 27, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
They are running a scheme replying to "for sale" ads that people place on Craigslist and are obtaining names, phone numbers, and addresses of people. Also attempting to pay people with certified check to obtain your banking information.
Names reported:
Collins Smith, Norma Harais, Cindy Le
Phones reported:
512-656-2669, 832-495-4296, 214-912-1725


Amy Hale

Aug 14, 2017 2:35 PM

Eric Patton is at it again, tried to scan my husband and I for a boat motor. I see he did the same thing to someone else early July. Claims he is at his rental properties and can't be here so wants to make the transactions through Amazon, yada yada.. After getting back on craigslit, I see he has more than one motor posted because that phone# that starts with area code 201 shows up on the first picture you see. what is wrong with people!!!!!!

কান্নু চাকী

Aug 09, 2017 3:54 PM

Someone is also using the name Margaret Burcham to sell a car. The email is [email protected] They gave the exact same story about going off to service on the first and her husband died 4 months ago. Here is the exact email below. My name is Margaret, and I'm emailing you about 2010 Ford Fusion SEL with an gas engine, automatic transmission and only 70,084 miles. Never had or need any paint/body work done, garaged keep always, without any mechanical problems, tires and wheels are in great shape as well, electric is working perfectly. The engine 3.0L V6 gas, runs very good and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly. Has a clean and clear US title in my name and there are no liens or loans on it. This vehicle was used by my husband who died 4 month ago. The price was reduced at $1500 because I'm in a hurry to find a buyer. I need to sell it before the 1 of the next month, when I will be leaving on military duty with my medical team out of the country for a year and do not want to store it. Hate to sell it but its not worth keeping insurance and paying storage fees for a year. If you interested i can send you more pics. Thanks, Margaret Burcham Stay safe everyone!

W Shannon Best

Jun 12, 2017 1:32 AM

Presently, this person is selling a pontoon boat in Spokane wa. They have numerous email addresses. One can google any of them, and the come back with scam alerts...


Mar 07, 2017 11:10 PM

Yes they scammed my husband out of 1500.00. Just last week.


Feb 24, 2017 8:52 AM

Thanks JG Park... Amy Lipsey tried the same thing with me for a $56k car.... [email protected] (her profile pic is stolen from "The Bachelor Season 12) Here's her note: Good morning Jason, I'm glad to see you have a high interest. I’d like to use eBay - I don't need to be present to close the deal because I prearranged it with eBay. They’ll hold the money so you have the chance to inspect the title and the car. Only after you’ve had the chance to do all that will you call eBay and have them release the money. You’re not committed to buy the car either; if you request a refund, eBay will provide it within 24h. The price includes the delivery and the whole process takes anywhere between 2 - 3 days. After you receive the car, you have a 5 days inspection period - I advise you to have it professionally checked just be 100% sure that there are no issues with it. I'd be really surprised if you found any. There's also a rejection policy - in case you find any problems. In this case I'll pay for the returning fees. If you're interested in learning more about how it actually works, then all I need is your name, delivery address and phone - eBay will guide you trough the process. Thanks

Silence Dogood

Dec 07, 2016 6:11 PM

[email protected] selling a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis in Orange County, CA for $500. Husband died scam. Phone is of course a Google phone: (512) 765-5307. Beware! I figured it out right away when "she" said she would ship the car via ebay motors. Yeah, right lol.

Keone Stevans

Nov 24, 2016 1:03 AM

[email protected] is a scam, trying to sell Acura TL for $1500


Nov 20, 2016 2:03 PM

[email protected] is a scammer also. Currently trying to sell a 2002 Chevy Tahoe for $2k with suspiciously low miles and immaculate condition. However, the tactics match the responses below.

Carrie Bright

Nov 12, 2016 2:29 PM

I found a car on craigslist, thought it was too good to be true. It was an 05 Nissan Pathfinder in pristine condition with all new tires for $1500 with 144k miles on it. The address was near me. I called to inquire and asked the real price because this was way too low. A person then texted me to contact her through email. I had asked in the email to see the car but all she wrote was to email her and she would send pics, no reply about coming to see it and drive it, I thought that was odd. At first I was annoyed because I wanted to talk to her in person so I texted her back and said I couldn't get on my email and didn't hear from her. So finally I emailed her. She wrote back saying her husband died 3 months ago and she was going to be deployed for a year. In her email she said the care had good tires and 99k miles as it was in the garage most of the time. I told her that I was interested. She wrote about the ebay protection plan, that I can drive the car for 5 days before paying her and she would send the invoice. Still I haven't seen it but I got an invoice. When I read it I thought something was up because they wanted me to go to the store and buy green dot visa cards, then call ebay to show I got them, but not to register them until I was happy with the car. Also, the ebay said I only had 24 hours to pay. Everyone knows when you buy a car it takes time to see it, drive it, etc. Nobody buys a car site unseen. The biggest thing was how inconvenient the pay system was. You can only get the visa in $500 increments so if the car is several thousand you need a bunch of cards, and I thought to myself, what about Paypal, that would be so much easier, why would a big company like ebay do this, especially when they have their own pay accounts! She also said she would start the shipping process. I emailed her asking about shipping when she was right near me, what was that about. Also I asked about the big difference in miles and she didn't respond. I have sent email asking If I could still have the car, no response. I knew something was weird with the huge difference in mileage, the price, the condition, this car should be way more money. Obviously she knew I am suspicious so she gave up on me. So finally I thought to google the ebay phone number and here we are. As always if it sounds too good to be true it probably is!

Paloma delaLuz

Oct 26, 2016 7:49 PM

[email protected] has a current post on Craigslist for a 2011 Toyota Tacoma. I knew something was off as the price is ridicuosly low for this vehicle.


Oct 07, 2016 2:34 AM

I really wish there were something that could be done about this. They're taking a lot from people family & homes. I lost my money ($1500) on My Birthday, which was July, of this year:(!!! If yall come up with any information on how these thieves can be stopped. Please let us know. ........Thanks!

Kim Minlionica

Oct 07, 2016 1:00 AM

Robert Franklin, 805-633-8225 of Thousand Oaks CA is a scammer. But he didn't get me. Beware.


Jul 27, 2016 12:45 AM

I received a message from the same individual, Karl Gielenfeldt. he used the exact same message, word for word.

Cameron Hill

Jul 09, 2016 4:13 PM

His name is shivam I think. He never would call me,but he measages like a foreigner. He sent me a 2000 dollar check. I turned it in to the police.

Karl Gielenfeldt

Jul 06, 2016 3:32 PM

#ReportScam another probable scammer here: [email protected] I posted on craigslist to sell a car... this is what this scammer emailed me: Hi,my name is James Lynn,Whats its condition, any damages? Are you the original owner and what is your reason for selling?and last asking price? i am hoping we can work out a deal and seal the buying of this item am buying it for my dad , why dont you tell me if paypal will be okay for you? why cant we do it in such a speedy transfer. If you dont feel like having it done on time we can discontinue the deal but if its something we can both finalized within 2 business days then id employ us to use paypal secure payment, your honesty will be greatly appreciated. why? because i wont be available to come look up the item due to the nature of my job,I work in a Microsoft Corporation as a Software Computer Engineer. So do you have paypal please? I hope you consider my offer. I am ready to buy, so you can take the add off craigslist. So if you're ready to move forward,below is the info PayPal Email: Full Name: Firm Price: Zip Code: Cell Phone Number

Karl Gielenfeldt

Jul 06, 2016 3:30 PM

[email protected] and phone 330-227-8392 are connected... they are a scam #reportscam I posted on craigslist and get a text from this scammer.


Jun 27, 2016 12:45 AM

Info on roger johnson 814 658530


May 28, 2016 7:45 PM

Lucky I googled Adelle Atkinson and found this posting on #reportscam !!! Original Craigslist posting had the 2008 Toyota RAV4 in Detroit area, when returned contact, said the car was in Montana, and that her husband had died. Seemed sketchy. Thanks for the heads up.