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  • by: Cindypayne
  • #31014
  • Apr 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
He tried to scam me. I was selling on Craigslist
Names reported:
Steven Wooden
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Tried to scam us but we didn't fall for it.

  • by: Knitter
  • #30998
  • Apr 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
We posted two pieces of antique furniture on Craigslist. He texted my husband and said due to the nature of his work he could only email. Naval architect. He was going to buy them for his father as a surprise without even seeing them. He wanted to pay us through PayPal and include shipping of 500 but would only release the funds once we sent a document showing the shipping was paid which we had to pay up front.
Names reported:
Andy Stynn
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

I had been scammed by Cody and Laure A. White

  • by: MrBlue
  • #30972
  • Apr 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $221
On or about April 11 of 2017 I responded to a craigslist advertisement for a one-year-old AKC Register female Chinese Shar pei. I agree to purchased the dog for $500.00 and pick her up on April 15th of 2017. Cody required that I put a $250.00 deposit down on her right away in order to hold her. I felt that $250.00 was a huge deposit to show interest in her. But I agree to send them them $200.00 which I sent through Money gram (Keep in mind that I am 600 miles away). Cody picked up the money gram at 8:42 pm on April 11, of 2017, On April 12, of 2017 around 1 pm he contacted me to inform me that they decided to give the dog to a family member. I asked him to Immediate. He informed me that he will not refund me my money because the deposit was non refundable. It was him that decided to keep the dog, I was all prepared to get her. Now I believed that they never had a dog for sale. I contacted my locale police department and Money Gram and my bank.
Names reported:
Cody, Laure Ann White
Phones reported:

I was scammed by Elizabeth Allen on craigslist

  • by: bigmon1
  • #30887
  • Apr 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
The person listed a 2/1 house in west Asheville all utilities included for only $1,000 a month. They request a background check and ask that the money be sent via paypal or sent via a walmart gift card. They will offer to text but never a voice call.

The person also claims they are renting the house because they have been relocated to an oil rig in mobile Alabama. Total scam. So sad.
Names reported:
Elizabeth Allen
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Attempted scam by Bill Grimes on Craigslist

  • by: KJS
  • #30879
  • Apr 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Had furniture listed and Bill Grimes said he would pay for it and would send me money to pay the shippers as well when they came to get it. I was almost positive he was a scammer. He assured me he wasn't. He sent a Priority Mail envelope with a fraudulent check. Steer clear.
Names reported:
Bill Grimes
Phones reported:
512-952-4502, 512-862-1371

Craigslist car buying

  • by: Msnancy
  • #30567
  • Apr 07, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
These people are really good, and if you're not familiar with eBay or amazon you will get screwed. I was buying a 2006 Land Rover but I should've know if it sounds too goo to be true then it is. The price was irresistible 2500 including free shipping, how do you let that go? Well it didn't take I was cut off because I wanted to pay with my bank account not gift cards, I guess it upset them where they wouldn't answer my calls, so I decided to Google this number on my invoice from amazon and came across the scenarios that I almost got swallowed into. Just so people know amazon's account numbers are 17 digits and the only began with 1 or 0 I'm going to stop now because I will take this whole website to type on. Be careful on craigslist!!!!!!
Names reported:
Michelle, Lilian, Ashli, Michelle Baker, Pauline Womack
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
888-272-8457, 786-480-7541, 520-594-2139



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.