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Craigslist purchase

  • by: elitewine4you
  • #34367
  • Jun 16, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $3,000
Kim contacted my through automated service with Craigslist. She said she wanted to buy my high powered camera for more money that I was asking. She wanted to pay me through PayPal. Then asked me for my personal email and name, first and last. It sounded a little iffy.. but I've shipped out to Military Bases before to people that actually bought from me. Her offer price kept going up for my concerns... as a gift. SHE sent me a BOGUS email, it went into my Junk mail, the email looked like it came from PayPal .... but I needed to make sure, so I Googled her email and name KIM BRIGHT and found this sight! The $3,000 Never made it to my PayPal inbox. Now I'm receiving several calls from bogus numbers. I hope this helps you. May God Bless you
Names reported:
Danny Bright, Kim Bright
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

I was scammed by Samantha Asher

  • by: Liftheavy36
  • #34336
  • Jun 16, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I answered an add on craigslist for a 2011 Harley Davidson Softail. Samantha Asher claimed the motorcycle was her late husbands, who passed a few months ago and need the bike gone ASAP, because the memory was to painful. Samantha then sent an email stating she was selling through ebay since she move back to her home town of Omaha, NE and to please supply my contact information and she would have the bike shipped to me.
Names reported:
Samantha Asher
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Fraudulent Check

  • by: JerseyGirl
  • #34258
  • Jun 15, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I posted an ad on Craigslist for a Michael Kors Purse for $130.00. I received a response by text saying that he wanted the purse and would send me a check for the amount of the purse plus some extra for me to ship the purse to him. I received the check today, Thursday June 15, 2017 in the amount of $1500.00. After I received the check through federal express, next day delivery, he texted me telling me that I can cash the check and then send him the item. I was extremely suspicious when first the check amount being $1370 more then my asking price, and second the company that is on the check. The company that's on the check is; Priority Title and Escrow. Because of my suspens, I contacted Priority Title and Escrow and I informed them on the situation and they informed me that it is a scam and that they have numerous amounts of people calling about the same problem. I have the texts that were exchanged between myself and the scammer, the fraudulent check, the phone number that the texts came from and the FedEx package it came in.
Names reported:
Eugene Parry
Phones reported:

False lease agreement

  • by: NeneAnya
  • #34208
  • Jun 14, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $1,400
My son had found an apartment on Craiglist. Since He is mentally disabled. I handle his finances. In the beginning, it all seem legit. But, then this Jeffery called and demanded more money. I told him I would not send more till I see the place. I went to the location that was given on the lease. It turns out the unit belong to The Smiths. He refuses to meet until I give him 1200.00. The reason I want to report this scam. He has refused me access to the apartment, Keys to the unit and asking for more money.
Names reported:
Jeffery Velaquez
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Craigslist recheck scammer

  • by: ScamFlagger
  • #34166
  • Jun 13, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I placed an add putting my iPhone up for sale. Immediately I got a text message from the above number saying he will pay me $30 more to hold the phone in his favor, and asking for my name and home address so he may send me a check. Once I deposit the check into my account he will contact me to pick up the phone.

I did not reply.
Phones reported:

Guy scamming people out ot money for concert tickets

  • by: MeccaFace
  • #34110
  • Jun 13, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $100
He posted his ad on Craigslist L.A. I sent a text, he replied the tix were still available. I said I was interested, he asked for my email. I then received an email asking me to pay him $100.00 via Google Wallet. I did (stupidly) and never received the email with the transfered tix. I texted him about the email. No response.
Names reported:
Cody Williams
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:


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.