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Craigslist Scam- 2012 American Hauler Trailer

  • by: Gmcpower
  • #40239
  • Oct 07, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I texted the number on Craigslist ad listing 786-903-9952, texted me back on Friday October 6th 2017 at 11:23am for me to reply with email... last email sent from Susan Miller from email address [email protected] was on Friday afternoon on October 6th 2017 email stating Hi again thank you very much for getting back to me but i would like to clarify somethings first. I am selling the trailer at this price because my husband passed away in a motorcycle accident. Another reason for selling it is because I work in the military and he now I’m on a base. We are training and getting ready to leave the country. I am a single mom trying to deal with this situation on my own. The trailer isn’t already at the shipping company ready for delivery because someone agreed to buy it, but in the end his wife decided to buy a van instead. For this reason, the shipping is already paid for. I will use eBay in this transaction for our protection. You should know that it will allow you to test and inspect the trailer before paying me. The inspection period will be set for 7 Days and I think that is enough time for you to make your decision about the trailer. If you won’t like my trailer you notify eBay and you send it back at my expense but I assure you that won’t be the case. If you want to continue the purchase, please reply with your full name, delivery address and phone number so I can start the transaction with eBay and ask them to send you the terms of this transaction. (With no further obligation fees.) Thank You. I then looked on the internet & seen this email already reported and the same story she has given me but she just changed it up a little and with a different number this is a scam.
Names reported:
Susan Miller
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

List their properties on your Craigslist account

  • by: Purgatory
  • #39992
  • Oct 04, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I have a job wanted ad on Craigslist, this person wants me to list properties on my Craigslist account.
Names reported:
Jose Strickland
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Craigs list purchase scam

  • by: LadyRambo
  • #39723
  • Sep 29, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Was sent 1900.00 for a 90.00 toy truck, wanted me to cash check an sent to there shipper the remaining of check, but of course after seeing 13 other checks that look just alike an have check number in place of routing number we know it a phony/counterfeit
Names reported:
Smith Thomas, John, Martha King
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Craigslist scam - 2012 American Hauler [email protected] 580-681-0031

  • by: ABC123
  • #39672
  • Sep 28, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I I called phone number on craigslist listing, would not call me back; texted back for me to reply with email...claiming not good at texting. last email from Susan Miller 2:46 PM 9/28/17: Hi again ,
Thank you very much for getting back to me but I would like to clarify some things first. I am selling the trailer at this price because my husband passed away not long ago (he was very sick) and this trailer brings me bad memories and that's the reason why I want to sell it asap. Another reason for selling it is because I work in military and right now I'm on a military base. We are training and getting ready to leave the country. The trailer is already at the shipping company ready for delivery because someone agreed to buy it, but in the end he never got the loan. For this reason, the shipping is already paid for. I will use e Bay in this transaction for our protection. If you are not aware of this program, you should know that it will allow you to test and inspect the trailer before paying me. The inspection period will be set to 7 days and I think that is enough time for you to make a decision about the trailer. If you won`t like my trailer you notify e Bay and you send it back at my expense. But I assure you that won't be the case. If you want to continue the purchase, please reply with your full name, delivery address and phone number so I can start the transaction with e bay and ask them to send you the terms of this transaction. ( with no further obligation or fees).
Thank you
Names reported:
Susan Miller
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]­
Phones reported:

Using Religion & Charity as a cover

  • by: courageouskim
  • #39649
  • Sep 28, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Seemed too good to be true, see the summary response:
Bishop Alfred T. Bruno
Attachments10:56 PM (11 hours ago)

to me
Thanks for your time and response to our advert. Please it is important you read this carefully! Our available house is a lovely one for rent in Tolleson, AZ. You can drive by to view it from the outside at 10142 W Cordes Rd, Tolleson, AZ 85353 (Estrella). If you know you're not serious please i beg you don't bother replying, don't waste your time and mine. We are looking for a God fearing and a neat family that can occupy it as you can see our home is more decent and well kept. Please note that your rent starts counting from move in date so we want you to be sincere to us and always remember to pay your rent when it is due. I am Bishop Alfred T. Bruno and First Lady Margaret Bruno happens to be my wife. Due to my quick missionary movement as a parish Bishop, my family and I had to leave the house that was posted on Craigslist at Tolleson AZ, to give it out for rent and now we are in Africa to spread the word of God and also to build a new parish, where people can worship. We're currently in west Africa reaching out to the underprivileged ones here, it has become our lifestyle to see people happy. I had my number roamed so you can still reach me through my number (602) 456-4124. We have been finding it difficult to rent it, due to the fact that we won't be able to see the tenant in person until we come for check up, but we prayed about it and believed in our heart that we'll find someone with a good heart and good intention. You should count yourself lucky to meet with this offer, because we decided to offer a price below standard of $825 per month(rent already include utilities) in order to make it affordable. An agent was to handle this for us at a high price, but due to the fact we are not originally from the area and also because of commission issues, we decided it is best to handle it ourselves and we would appreciate anyone who understands our situation and will be willing to work with us.

Note: We did not authorized any agent for our property anymore. The keys are with us but we have no problems as far as getting it to whoever we feel is potential to rent the house. Please understand my situation and consider me. I am married with three(3) kids. Am only trying to help someone here and in return I hope the person takes care of my property.

Property Basics; Rent
Bedroom: 4.
Bathroom: 2. (2 full Bathrooms)
Sq footage: 2034 sqft
Rent: $825
Security deposit: $300
Pets Allowed (hopefully trained ones)
Lease Term: A year or More.

Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for your paper work and i will be happy to give you a call, because it is best we speak over the phone.



Best of regards,
Bishop Alfred T. Bruno.
Names reported:
Alfred T. Bruno
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Scammed by a quick divorce

  • by: CMMP
  • #39618
  • Sep 27, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $1,500
This woman put an add on Craigslist about selling a vehicle quick because she was in the middle of a divorce. She would use eBay for the transition and did not have to be present . eBay will contact you with all the transition details. It's a scam. Vin # doesn't exist. Later phones are answered somewhere in India as technical support and not knowing any existence of eBay.
Names reported:
Christine Piper
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
866-386-8525, 408-600-1458


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.