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Craigslist Scammer

  • by: neloh
  • #42068
  • Nov 21, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Offered vehicle way below value on craigslist. Wants to use Ebay Value protection to transact purchase. Ebay does not do that unless it's listed on Ebay..which it's not. Seller states she is on a cruise ship working since her husband died two months ago and car is Omaha waiting to be shipped where ever she tells them. I live near Omaha and offered to go see it there. Think they are scared off now but sent an email to string them along a bit longer while I file reports. Ad has been taken down from Salina/forsale/cars&trucks- by owner (Craigslist). I suspect they are running another on on the Lincoln, NE site. there is a 2008 Honda CRV-..again..undervalued for $2068..about the same as the other. (Save Some money and enjoy the sleek ride - 2008 Honda - Orig. owner $2068) Different phone number.

Reported to FTC and will report to local police cyber crimes unit.
Names reported:
Molly Grant
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]


  • by: jwalbert
  • #41942
  • Nov 20, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $24
Posted a motorcycle for sale on Craigslist, was contacted via email by "William Cherry" on November 3rd. After a couple of emails, requested to run a VIN Report from VIN US Checkup . I broke all of my rules and purchased the VIN report. Then did research to find out it was a SCAM.

On November 18, received another email from "Joel Glass" with a similar narrative. He signed the email as 'John'.
Names reported:
William Cherry
Web/emails reported:

Using CRAIGSLIST properties to scam people out of money

Flood victim went on CRAIGSLIST to find a descent place to live received email to go look at home , if interested to sent deposit to hold home, will send keys by FEDEX with house information name and person matched, but I when on county assessor database property owner name didnt match I able to contact real home owner and explained what was going on she went on CRAIGSLIST and saw that he used her home to scam people. I was able to get my money back thank God but will never review CRAIGSLIST websites as long as I live this websites is full of scammers should be closed shut down designed for predictors. If you cant be legit shouldnt be able to post. This guy name is Frank Annenson Goldsboro ,NC email address [email protected] phone search location of his phone said Florida in a hotel PLEASE BEWARE !!!
Names reported:
Shady Frank
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Using CRAIGSLIST properties to scam people out of money

  • by: Nancy20fbi
  • #41937
  • Nov 20, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Email for rental home someone by the nameElmesto R Cespedes who once lived in the this home years ago posted ads on CRAIGSLIST on property that belongs to Larry & Laura Collier lying about he moved to Ohio need to rent out home to fill out felony form sent deposit then will fedex keys DONT SEND OR WIRE MONEY THIS IS A SCAM his email address [email protected] number using is 661-240-9385 & 757-689-7645 address to home is 9264 Corsica Avenue Baton Rouge, LA. When dealing with home alway check your county assessor database for ownership of properties before making a agreement never do business over internet or email was face to face. The FBI has been notified I pray to GOD they catches this people who are scamming our american people.
Names reported:
Jane White
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
661-240-9386 757-689-7645

Scams people by asking to buy iTunes cards

  • by: WS7581
  • #41932
  • Nov 19, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $750
I'm on Craigslist asking for donations for my family. This guy emails me, saying he'll help. Wants to send me $500 but he asked me to buy him iTunes cards for that amount. Thought was a little fishy.
Names reported:
Kyle Lawvey

Craigslist Military Scam

  • by: scammed1983
  • #41924
  • Nov 19, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
contacted “Scarlett Anderson” about the 2000 Lexus GS300 listed for $1000 then i looked up other listings for 2000 GS300’s and found the actual listing which was for sale in Washington not Pennsylvania where it was listed then “Scarlett Anderson contacted me stating she was a Seargent in the army and leaving to go overseas and to have the money wired to her and the car will be shipped within 2-3 business days
Names reported:
Scarlett Anderson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]­m


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.