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Linda Boykins, Craigslist Scam

  • by: CarrieR32
  • #22540
  • Jan 05, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
"Linda" emailed wanting to purchase my car off of craigslist. She asked for a VIN report so I sent her the carfax. She said that those are not reliable and asked me to use I checked the website domain history and it was only created 35 days ago and is based out of Germany. Total scam, don't do it - they are just fishing for credit card numbers.
Names reported:
Linda Boykins
Web/emails reported:
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Rental Scam

  • by: burtonbaby
  • #22531
  • Jan 05, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I responded to an add on craigslist Chicago for a house for rent. I received a response from this guy who did not speak English very well and claimed to be a man of god who moved out to Connecticut for his church. The pictures on the website were from ReMax and he said he was working with realtors but wanted to rent it on his own and to ignore the for sale postings. He asked a few rental questions that I responded to then sent me a text message that said I got the house but he wanted me to wire transfer $900 refundable security deposit in order to get the keys. I tried to call him but he did answer and it was a google voice service. I told him I was worried about a scam and he quoted bible verses to me and how he would never do that. I tried to call him again, he didnt answer but called me back after a few minutes, he was Indian and it was hard to hear him. I said I was not comfortable sending a wire transfer, he said his account was down at the bank and I needed to send it. I said no and havent heard from him since.
Names reported:
Benbenek Dejulio
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Red V-nose tandem enclosed trailer

  • by: Shannon07
  • #22463
  • Jan 04, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Responded to craigslist add via text, received a reply that they were advertising for a friend and to email her. Once emailed and asked for photos and a phone call, was sent a link to a photo bucket account, said she was at ft Riley, KS, and phone calls can be a hassle and went on to say she could ship for free through eBay.
Names reported:
Claudia Sherman
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

I have been scammed by Suzanne Sherwood.

  • by: Marry
  • #22427
  • Jan 04, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $800
I posted an ad on Craigslist and someone texted me to keep the item for her. I received a check with a value of $1000 which was $800 more than the asked price. I told her and she said send the $800 to the mover with the following information:
Name: Suzanne Sherwood
Address: 2351 Clarkson Rd
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74017
I did deposit the check and once it became clear and the money was in my account I sent the $800 to the fake mover via MoneyGram. In the evening I received an email from my bank that the check is returned. It was a fake check and that person did not answer my calls anymore.
Names reported:
Suzanne Sherwood
Web/emails reported:
Phones reported:

Craigslist home rental scam

  • by: Familymom5
  • #22352
  • Jan 03, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $4,200
I called on a craigslist ad to rent a home and the supposed landlords weren't who they said they were. Paid 3,000 moved in and the real owner showed up a month later. The home was completely unfinished. No stove no heat, not a liveable family home. Now real owner wants rent every week but wants us to repair everything. Health inspector comes all the time but landlord refuses to repair and now wants to evict us for not paying further. Watch out for scammers...this was my first time scammed. And still being scammed by the true owner now. It's a weird sticky situation. This person wants all repairs done to the home which is thousands plus weekly rent?! Threatens my family as the landlord partner did. The story can go on.
Names reported:
Zaundria Dodds, Gino Yenis

'98 Silverado

  • by: Esmer
  • #22345
  • Jan 03, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $1,200
Saw a vehicle on Craigslist for $1,500. Tried to gather that amount but only came up with $1,200. Megan did that was fine. She said she was on a military base and couldn't have the vehicle there much longer. That she was gonna get deployed in a few days. She said she was going to manage the transfer of the item. To do the payment with eBay the purchase protection program. I had to go but three prepaid cards to make the purchase. The transaction was done on 12/22/16. Shortly after I received an email from Megan and eBay that the Transaction was in process. To give them 24 hours. It's been almost two weeks, I've called and emailed both and still no response from either one. I contacted eBay in order for them to track down the item. They said they can't find it. That the number don't belong to them. Please help me resolve this problem. I need to recover this money someway, some how. Please.
Names reported:
Megan Bailey
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:


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.