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PayPal scam

  • by: [email protected]_
  • #31614
  • Apr 20, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I am selling some work her on craigslist and this person contacted me and said they would pay via PayPal but wanted to have me send a money gram for shipping & then I would be able to get paid from PayPal.
Names reported:
Weston Palmer
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  • by: frankeezipper
  • #31374
  • Apr 18, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Posted an add on craigslist for a housekeeper. I contacted him regarding his service since I own this type of company. He began asking me about what my marital status and wanted me to send personal photos. This had nothing to do with the type of service he was asking about. BE CAREFUL
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Craigslist attempted scam

  • by: 12345abcde
  • #31360
  • Apr 18, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I posted a stove from my diner for sale "coolio" offered to send a certified check and a mover
Also some in California who's phone number yielded a woman
Names reported:
Coolia Anderson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Craigslist - Pioneer RT-909 Reel to Reel

  • by: sonofurbo
  • #31193
  • Apr 14, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $338
Responded to an ad on Craigslist for a vintage Pioneer RT-909 reel to reel tape player.
After emailing back and forth with this person we agreed on shipping the unit from his address:

Dave Culver

We agreed to ship via FedEx and he suggested I use the "Friends and Family" option on PayPal, to avoid transaction fees.
I sent him the full payment, including shipping, $338,60, and he said he would send the item after work on Friday, and forward me the tracking number.
After discussing this with my wife I started Googling and came across this page right away.
Names reported:
Dave Culver
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Car Scam

  • by: Cocacola
  • #31054
  • Apr 13, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Craigslist scam

The car is still for sale if you want to buy it. My name is Michael Gladson and I am the legal owner of the 2010 Cadillac Escalade Premium AWD. I would like to tell you that the car is in perfect condition, never wrecked, clean and clear title with 67,596 miles. Transmission is Automatic, 6.2L V8 engine. This car is in excellent running condition with no issue. I have all the documents, manuals, service records and I decided to sell it for $7,200 (purchase price) including delivery and handling to your address. The buyer will receive it with all papers and receipts that he needs to register it so if you buy it you don't have to worry about the paperwork. Also you will have 15 days to test and inspect the car once is delivered at your address.

I'm selling this beautiful Escalade because I had an accident at my last deployment ( 2 months ago ) .... it was a bad accident, left me with several problems including paralysis, in this case I am not able to use the car anymore. The price is low because I need some money fast for my treatment and surgeries.

I moved back where I was born in Concord, NH but the car is stored in a military compound. I was serving in U.S. Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC) , based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The car will be delivered from there. Please get back for more photos and info if you are interested to buy it.

Sgt. Michael Gladson

Hi again,

How I already told you in my first email, the total price is $7,200 (purchase price) including delivery and handling to your address. The car is located at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland as I told in my first email, crated and ready to go. The Logistic Department will deliver the car to your home. The shipping is free for you. Since the car is in a military base, with no access you can not go there and take it, only the Logistic Department can deliver it, because it is in their custody. Shipping will take 4 business days to the destination. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the car.

Because with my paralysis and the stroke I have, I am not able to sell the car in person , I am not able to entertain a conversation properly, so I decided to conclude this sale with Military Advantage Program. I need help selling it and Military Advantage Program is the right way. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 15 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. Using Military Advantage Program service we are both 100% covered during the steps of this transaction. Typically, an inspection will give you a detailed report on the car's current condition.

They will keep your money into a protection account until you get the car and will release it to me after inspection period is over and you agree to keep it. If you decide not to keep it Military Advantage Program will refund you the money, no questions asked, and shipping back will be my concern.

If you're interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your: Full Name , Shipping Address and Phone Number, to open a case with Military Advantage Program. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 15 days inspection period before committing to buy the truck. Using Military Advantage Program service we are both 100% covered during the steps of this transaction.

I also want to inform you that I am entertaining another two offers for it at this moment so please let me know your decision as soon as possible to know what to do.

Sorry for the long email I have tried to explain the entire process.

Thank you and God Bless!
Names reported:
Sgt Gladson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
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Tried to scam me out 400.

  • by: medicwalker
  • #31051
  • Apr 13, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I had an item on craigslist and after price had been confirmed an email was sent from "Paypal" stating I need to send 400 to the movers to pick up the items the person just bought. After further communication that I was not sending any money through Western Union for anything, and Ashley persisting that I need to pay the movers and that the money is in my account, I called paypal and confirmed that it was indeed scam. Paypal reports they NEVER send emails in reference to having a seller to ever send any money ever. So I told Ashley that her call was a scam.
Names reported:
Isaac Fante, Ashley
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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.