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Vehicle scam

  • by: kokosma1
  • #42745
  • Dec 01, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I posted my car for sale on Craigslist and this guy [email protected], contacted me wanting my car as it was for price asked. Said he would pay through Paypal and have his shipper pick up after I received confirmation of funds received (fake confirmation). After a little research, found I'm not the only one he has done this to.
Names reported:
Bradley Michael
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

I have been scammed by Patti Myers ( seller)

  • by: Truyen
  • #42500
  • Nov 29, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $1,500
On Oct 17, 2017 I find on Craigslist Houston a tractor with price $1,500. I want to buy this tractor. Inside the ad of Craigslist Houston shows 281-817-4768 then I call this number and leave my message. Next day Oct 18, a man uses his phone 346-600-0243 and sends a text message to me.
I have Patti Myers email. I communicate with her through email. She does not give me her phone. Please read all add files.
Many times I call Ebay to help me to find down whom cashes my Ebay Gift Card because Ebay issues Gift Card. Until now I do not receive new information from Ebay company.
Please help me to search Patti Mayers and her brother who are cheating many people.
Names reported:
Patti Myers
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Attempt to get Bank Acct info through Craigslist want ad

  • by: Franco
  • #42456
  • Nov 28, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I answered an ad on Craigslist for a job as a Delivery driver/ errand runner on Sunday 11/26/17 [email protected]
I received a text on Monday afternoon @2:43pm asking if I was still interested in a position. After a multiple text exchange (I have the entire thread on my phone) I was asked to open a checking acct at USAA bank to facilitate payment. After I accomplished that request Mr."Spangler" requested that I provide him not only with standard routing and acct info. expected for direct deposit, but also requested my USAA member# and my online pin#. At this point I set aside all my hopes and dreams of getting a better job and simply asked him, again via text, for a face to face meeting and for employment documents before I could provide such information. He then gave an interesting song and dance about his military service and trustworthiness and sent some photo's of "himself" in uniform to reassure me, infact he did everything except prove that he was trustworthy, he even miraculously became a Chaplain. I requested verifiable evidence that he was who said he was and haven't heard from him since. I believe he was attempting to have me open a checking account in my name that he could access for nefarious reasons. His phone# is (320) 339-2507, but it's listed to fellow named Jerrell Goepfert who lives on Hastings St. in Gonzalez Texas. I am an underemployed, financially hurting 59 year old veteran and kindly request that someone put the fear of God and Country into this rotten jerk.
Names reported:
Michael Spangler
Phones reported:
830-339-2507, 320-339-2507

Craigslist scam by cashiers check

  • by: Bobbbbbbbb
  • #42388
  • Nov 27, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Same as another person stated on Nov. 11 2017. The womans (if you can call someone like that an actual woman) name was Kelly Howard and she wanted to buy my couch off craigslist except she needed to send me a cashiers check that was higher than the amount so that I can pay the movers with the remainder. I said no problem, send the check and in about 3 weeks when it clears your bank I will let you know and you can send the movers. Never heard back after that.
Names reported:
Kelly Howard
Phones reported:

Craig Gleeson scam attempt

  • by: clohm
  • #42384
  • Nov 27, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I got a facebook message from a good friend with her picture asking me if i had used this group. Her message said she has gotten a check from them. She asked for my email address and said she would pass it on to them, I thought this was odd, but figured she was trying to help me. Today I got a text from Craig Gleeson saying my friend had referred me to him. I asked for more information about his organization, but he just kept asking me for information (name, address, age, marrital status, natonality, cash or cheque, income, credit report status, etc. I got suspicious and called my friend to be sure she had sent me those messages and she said no, don't give him any information! I told him not to email me again and called him bad! He kept trying to tell me to calm down and give him information.
Names reported:
Craig Gleeson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Craigslist text scam

  • by: Angus1
  • #42280
  • Nov 25, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Posted an item for sale on Craigslist. Immediately received offers from buyers who were “not local” and couldn’t come see the item but instead one offered to purchase the item through PayPal and urged me a few times to set up a PayPal account and the other wanted to mail me a bank check and asked for my name and address, which I did not give. I did reply to the text messages and refused both offers and stated that I was aware of the scam
Phones reported:
541-238-7585, 424-276-9034


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.