Craigslist

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Website/emails: www.craigslist.com
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SPOTTING A SCAM BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

  • by: dontworryaboutit
  • #22912
  • Jan 10, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I, like many of the above posters, applied for a gig off of craigslist. The gig was for a modeling job for a clothing company. I've done these jobs before, and they've been legitimate, so I thought this one might be, too. After various correspondence through email and text message, I was "selected and cast" for a shoot to take place January 28th of this month, at "a secure location" that was still undecided. Yesterday, I received a cashier's check from Navy Federal Credit Union, addressed to me in the amount of $2,450.95 with similar instructions-- "deposit the check into your bank account and keep 300 for yourself, with the rest of the instructions to come later". PEOPLE- if it seems too good to be true, go with your gut; it usually is.
Names reported:
Iue Wiu, Michael Kenna, Enice Bright
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
512-540-4742
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Craigslist Scam

  • by: notinterested
  • #22753
  • Jan 08, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I put an ad to sell my Car on Craigslist, I got contacted by a person named Robert Franklin from Thousand oaks. He offered to send me a check via USPS. It seemed a bit fishy so I looked him up online and saw other complaints about him trying to scam people.
Names reported:
Robert Franklin
Phones reported:
805-366-6875
Unresolved

Mothers last gift

  • by: Chromedawn
  • #22660
  • Jan 07, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $7,000
Sending in attatchment
Names reported:
Donna Lynn, Tiffany Wallkott
Phones reported:
707-988-6524, 334-625-9409, 516-246-7116, 360-519-1513, 737-200-4275
Unresolved

Craigslist/ PayPal

  • by: not_today
  • #22657
  • Jan 07, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I advertised motorcycle for sale on Craigslist. The following is one of the many inquiries...
Them:
still available...text me to [email protected]? 2013 Ducati Streetfighter

Me:
Yes it is available. Do you have any questions?

Them:
Thanks for your email,
First of all. My name is Melissa Lee. I'm in the U.S. Air Force, and I am a Captain (O-3), but I am currently not in town at the moment as I am currently in base and we are not allowed to make or receive calls frequently as phones communication's are restricted but we do have internet access and that is our major means of communication to the outside world. So let’s get back to business! Well, I'm purchasing the motorcycle for my son as his birthday and graduation gift, but he isn't aware of me doing this because I am making it as a surprise for him. So can you assure me I won't be disappointed buying the motorcycle from you? Also, I do have a few questions i would love to ask about it.
What's the condition, Any damages?
Are you the original owner and why are you selling it?
Does it have any mechanical issues?
Can you send me more photos or a short video of the motorcycle?
Do you have the title in hand?
Is there a lien on the title?
Do you have a verified account with PayPal?
Do you have any offer's yet?
Looking forward to read back from you and I hope you can respond and answer my questions appropriately in your next e-mail.

Me:
Hi, Melissa. I hope you come home safely. I'm about to retire from the Navy. My husband is Coast Guard, retires a few months after me. The bike is absolutely flawless. I bought it new in 2013. He made a few modifications (tail light kit, upgraded tanks, put a comfort seat on..etc), then hurt his back and couldn't ride anymore. That's why it only has 1570 miles. We put it in non-op so it hasn't been registered here since 2014, but I will pay for any necessary fees. It's still insured if you want someone to ride it. I take it around the block when it's warm to keep the lines loose and it's always on a trickle charger. Bank has the title but can pay it off at any time. I do have a PayPal account but don't like to use it because of fees. I will send you a video.
It would be a perfect graduation gift if your son is an experienced rider. It is NOT a good first motorcycle. It is extremely fast.

Them:
Thanks for your understanding and rapid response,
I am very pleased to meet you and I do appreciate the way you answered my questions regarding the Street Fighter. I’m satisfied with the bike's condition and believe I won’t be disappointed. Also, I want you to know I am serious in purchasing the bike and am pretty sure my son is going to cherish and enjoy it more than you did. Well it will be a very good idea to see what am buying myself but I am a very busy type and won’t be able to come see the bike or inspect it in person as I have a hauler carrier agent that will be coming for the pick up/storage and sign all necessary documents, paperwork and transferring of ownership will be done by the hauler agent on my behalf. Also, I would love to assure you that the bike won't leave your side until the money is being cleared into your account. I will be patient with you as am a honest woman and a woman of my word, so once everything is completed then we can both schedule the hauler arrival time and date for the pickup of the bike. BTW, I'd have loved to send the hauler agent with a cash or cashier check but they don't deal with cash transaction between buyer and seller and I want you to know that PayPal is the best online payment and they protect their customer both the seller and buyer.
Since I'm requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal, I will be responsible for all the PayPal fees/charges on this transaction & I hope we can make this transaction as fast as possible, as I look forward hearing from you with your PayPal information as requested below.
Your PayPal e-Mail Address:
PayPal Account User Name:
Firm Price:
Home Address/ Pickup location Info:
Cell Phone#:
I am ready to purchase the bike, so you can take the add off Craigslist and consider it sold to me and its new owner which is my son.

Me:
Good afternoon,
I'm sorry we won't deal with PayPal or remote purchases from secondary buyers. Only cash in hand or cashier check from a local or national bank. We can deliver the bike to Travis free of charge if necessary to complete transaction.

After this exchange I googled their email address and phone number. I found several websites that confirmed my suspicion. They had exact wording.
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
347-518-4959
Unresolved

Someone is trying to scam me

  • by: aaronterell
  • #22569
  • Jan 06, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I applied on craigslist for work with yard help. I received a return replying but wanted sensitive information and said nothing about yard work help. This is like the third time
Names reported:
Thomas Nason
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

eBay Scam

  • by: Janni
  • #22556
  • Jan 05, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was about to purchase a car through Craigslist. The seller is named Stacy Foster. She was selling her car for $1800 through eBay. Sent a purchase order from eBay stating it would be shipped after receipt of payment and would hold money for 5 days. Called eBay Motors to verify and found out it was a scam. She wasn't able to make any money off me, but don't want anyone else to fall prey to her scam.
Names reported:
Stacy Foster
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Comments:

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

JimSlusher

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.

Ms.T

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.

Kelly

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 today.as 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.

JMH21

Jun 27, 2016 12:45 AM

Info on roger johnson 814 658530

Jasmo

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.