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Craigslist is being swamped with tons of fake employment ads offering unusually high pay. Most of these ads are posted by someone with a gmail, gmx, live, in or even yahoo addresses, but now they get smarter by just using craigslist auto response addresses. The jobs sound very generic, usually Receptionist, Administrative Assistants. By responding you will notice you get almost an instant response where they prompt you to fill out an application – DO NOT DO THIS – IT IS BOGUS. I am unsure of what the scam is and how they profit, I can only imagine they fish for information, hence you email gets clogged with spam. Legit job ads follow general pay scales and tend to elaborate about the company, with company website info, phone number, etc.

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  1. Thomas Fvare-- -- -- October 22nd, 2008 12:06 pm

    Still in the middle of being scammed what should I do. Answer a ad for a Family driver for 2 yrs. send my info which incluced a pic of my drivers licence. What should I do. This person is sending a check and iam to cash it and take my part and send the rest to someone else. Can you help. Tom

  2. Thomas Favre-- -- -- October 22nd, 2008 12:09 pm

    Who should I report this too.

  3. ScamRadar-- -- -- October 22nd, 2008 12:22 pm

    Tom,

    That follows the typical outline of a scam: they send you a check, you’re supposed to deposit it and then immediately send the rest of the funds (after taking out your percentage) to someone else. By the time it’s discovered that it’s a fake check, you would have already sent them “REAL” cash. You end up with the fake one, and could possibly get in trouble with the bank.

    DO NOT deposit or cash the check. It’s a scam!!! It’s tempting to cash that check, but it’s not worth it. Keep a copy of all your correspondence, for proof if you need it later on.

    Bottom line: DON’T CASH THE CHECK!

  4. GG-- -- -- November 12th, 2008 12:36 pm

    Publishing names/email addresses of recent Craig’s List jewelry scammers in case someone (smartly) Googles their names before commencing business with them:

    Barry Wood – cdulf1234@bestmail.us
    Heather Freret – newslady68@gmail.com
    Teresa Perez – healmax003@gmail.com
    service@paypal.com – this is a bogus address: shipment_status@accountant.com.

    Most of these are part of the Nigerian Craig’s List jewelry scam. Don’t fall for the fake payment/shipment authorization emails “from PayPal”.

    Hope this all helps!

  5. Penny-- -- -- November 19th, 2008 4:11 am

    Craigs list is definitely a scam. I applied for a job and got a quick “auto response” from human resources, telling me that because of bad experience in the past, by being required to use a company credit card, they first would need me to get a credit report and send them my credit score. I DID NOT. I have not received any calls from any jobs that I’ve applied for using craigs list, nor has anyone else that I know for that matter. BEWARE! This needs to be shut down ASAP!

  6. Eddie-- -- -- November 27th, 2008 11:39 pm

    My wife responded to an ad from a person looking for someone to do some light housecleaning and run errands for a few hours week at $20 an hour. The reply she got was that this person is moving to the States from Scotland on a business assignment and he has a wife that is 5 months pregnant . He wants to send her a check and have her deposit and take her salary for 2 weeks out of it then buy groceries and other household items with it.

    nooneknowsbutme85@hotmail.com./Mike Reynolds is the name being associated with this scam. A Google search of the email shows that this person has posted the same on on Craigslist in several different US States.

    My wife was naive to think that this was a legitimate job offer and responded . I explained to her that no legitimate employer,especially someone looking for a person to work inside of their home would just hire you over the internet without any type of interview or screening process.

    Should we receive any checks from this person I will make sure to turn them over to the local authorities or even the FBI.

  7. Ashley-- -- -- January 18th, 2009 9:39 am

    Beware of Jeff Lavallee, craigslistking@comcast.net, Jacksonville, FL, he sells ipods, chis etc. He says he is local and then when you got to buy he has to ship and so you paypal. I checked to see if I was covered with paypal. From what I read it seemed like I was. Nope, only if he doesn’t ship it. Well he did and it was the wrong thing. So I sent it back and waited for an agreed upon refund. Never got it.

    Stay away from paypal on craigslist. You are only fully covered if you use it via ebay.

  8. SR-- -- -- January 27th, 2009 11:36 am

    Yes, I agree with GG, I got an email from this person:
    HEATHER FRERET asking if I still had my expensive watch for sale on craiglist.

    I have got many other emails from people asking me to ship things since theyre on vacation, and paying extra costs.. Want a good laugh?! Here goes:
    ———————————————————–
    Hello Soniya ,
    Thanks, am much interested in it.. I want it for my step
    son as gift for his upcoming graduation.. So am willing to offer you $1750 plus
    shipping via USPS (EMS) express mail to him because he schools in a missionary in Nigeria..
    Am out of town a the moment thats why i want you to help arrange for the shipping handling..
    Get back to me and also send me your paypal account address so i can
    send you the money there… I’ll wait your reply.
    Thanks .
    Judith
    ————————————————————–

    They think we’re dumb? lol…the extra spaces and punctuation gave it away before I came across this link.
    OH, and the watch mentioned above…is a womans watch…..so this person actually wants to send a womans watch to her son!

  9. ScamRadar-- -- -- January 27th, 2009 11:48 am

    LOL (=

    Great observation there, Soniya!

  10. skamkilla-- -- -- January 27th, 2009 8:08 pm

    Craigslist is a great resource, but ONLY for local, face to face transactions. Scammers abuse craigslist because it’s free.

    The red flags should fly if:
    -they offer more than you ask for and want you to wire the balance to them
    -they have NO local phone number or address
    -they have a gmail, hotmail, live.com email address
    -they inquire about “the item” or avoid being specific

    Flag the bad ads, and report the more egregious ones to abuse@craigslist.org .

  11. SR-- -- -- January 29th, 2009 2:08 am

    To continue my story from the above post, I have been posting my ad for a high value jewelry piece, for a couple of weeks and I have been getting replies from various fake-sounding people (at that time I did not know about this scam), but the suspicious thing was that they never replied once I mentioned I preferred not to ship and was only interested in local buyers..any normal person wud reply n say..”aww too bad u could not sell it to me!…”

    one woman claimed to be from North Daktoa, one was traveling for work, and still had the time to check craigslist listings and make an offer! He immediately wanted my address etc n other details, and said he would have his assistant do the needful.

    The funny thing is that any normal person wud also want to try and negotiate a good price, and NOT pay more to assist with shipping charges! The next weird thing to look for is weird language, incorrect grammar and not being polite.

    Initially I thought these were genuine people, but every time similar “usps, money order, traveling, out of town, surprise gift for someone” email replies would show up and this is when I started googling these people names.

    One other person who I was unable to google was a strange email id: Judith skittyjuddy@gmail.com. I was very disturbed after these findings :(
    hope this pops up in peoples searches and they avoid being victims of these scams!

  12. david-- -- -- February 17th, 2009 11:38 pm

    I have been an honest user of craigslist for over a year. I now find it to be so riddled with scam artists that I want to withdraw from this enviornment.

  13. Lawrence-- -- -- February 18th, 2009 2:01 am

    Just got a message from “Judith Pope”. And thanks to this thread and SR, I’m not responding to the message, but I’m reporting it. Here it is:

    Message:
    ——————————————————–
    from: skittyjuddy3@gmail.com

    Hi,
    Is your item listed still up for sale?
    Let me know.
    Thanks
    ——————————————————–

    Riiight. I just posted up my “item” today, so why would a normal person need to ask? And why item? Is that the only question you have, seriously? Thanks again, SR.

  14. SR-- -- -- February 18th, 2009 11:23 am

    I’m glad you googled this, Lawrence.
    Wow skittyjuddy@gmail.com has progressed to skittyjuddy3@gmail.com !!

    If they were any smarter, they would use a newer, less suspicious sounding normal name! Yes, the phrase “still up for sale?” on the first day/withing hours of posting makes them sound like a novice and they probably feel it makes us feel good about the high demand for our items…yeah right…

  15. marvin-- -- -- February 18th, 2009 2:12 pm

    I got a response for a driver position a few weeks ago but somethings seems very awkward. I’m a student so i thought this would come in handy but I got a response that really wasn’t right, I have copied it. If you guys can help me out, it would be much appreciated. she already emailed me 2 times after this, here it is:

    Hello

    How are you doing? I’m sorry for not getting in touch with you for a while. Been very busy with my business and travels.

    I just want to inform you that my Business Associate has sent out the payment to you as discussed. And you should receive it today. Here is the UPS tracking number for the payment–j208 716 608 9

    I’m currently in Malaysia now, im through with business here and i should arrive in the State as soon as possible, I will email you my flight intinery as soon as my agent books my flight.

    So when you receive the payment today, please go ahead and cash the check at your bank and take out your first week pay which is $600. And afterwards send out the rest payment to my travel agent here in Malaysia through western union money transfer, so she can book my flight and i can email you my flight details.

    Heres the details of the agent to send money through western union–

    LARRY AMARTHILA
    45 KLCC BUILDING
    AMPANG, KUALA LUMPUR
    MALAYSIA 55700

    Dont send the whole amount at a time, send half of it

    Email me the details of the transfer as soon as you get the money sent.

    Thank you very much.

    Looking forward to seeing you soon. And i hope we have some great time when i arrive.

    John Lane.

  16. SR-- -- -- February 18th, 2009 9:08 pm

    Hi Marvin
    So this a guy or girl..its signed as John Lane…
    This is deinfitely a scam!! The most obvious keywords are: busines travels, business associate, saying “out of State” instead of ‘The States) and the bad grammar: And i hope we have some great time when i arrive.

    if a person is busy traveling they may not have the time to write such a huge email..and in italics! agent booking flight? I thought people already confirm return flights much in advance as they’re cheaper (more in the US than other countries)

    So money and UPS tracking number?? These terms or whatever seem very fishy and complicated! “Dont send the whole amount”…

  17. Thomas Favre-- -- -- February 19th, 2009 12:09 am

    This is a SCAM, don’t cash the check. Tom

  18. JD-- -- -- February 20th, 2009 1:58 am

    Yeah, skittyjuddy@gmail.com is still using both lol, she/he sent me two e-mails for the same items from skittyjuddy@gmail.com and skittyjuddy3@gmail.com It was weird how it was 2 different e-mails saying the same thing. I LMAO when i got this. anyway thanks for posting this for all of us morons that would have normally fell for this scammer. I am glad there are smart enough people to watch out for this kinda stuff. I had posted it like 5 minutes before this to and it was the exact same message that SR got. But yeah thanks guys and gals for posting.

  19. el diablo-- -- -- February 22nd, 2009 1:19 am

    skittyjuddy@gmail.com pulled the same thing on me, SR. Shes out of town at the moment, and wants to send my item to Nigeria to her step son graduating from school there. She bid $60 over the asking price, then wanted to use paypal and have me ship it. told her to send a money order, still waiting for a response.

  20. el diablo-- -- -- February 22nd, 2009 1:27 am

    P.S. they dont want you to send the whole amount Western Union because any transfer over $500 is taxed 2% plus the fee. I think this is a scam to get you to cash and transfer fraudulent checks.

  21. VC-- -- -- February 22nd, 2009 2:59 am

    I was so mad for a few hours and waw….just figured out that I’m just adding another story to stepmom Judith Pope. It was yesterday night when it all started.
    “Is this item still available,” “I want it for my stepson as a graduation gift”… she was sending out regular routine copied emails showing interest in a WOMEN’s watch. duh~~ Even though she got sooo lazy, should have at least change STEPSON to STEPDAUGHTER..or read that it was a WOMEN’s watch. Even though it was a little suspicious, I was willing to sell the watch since I got ‘Pope’s
    special handmade PAYPAL payment confirmation’ email really fast following our conversation. She asked me to ship via EXPRESS USPS to NIGERIA, as soon as the post office opened. So, I went to the post office today at 9AM just to find out that Nigeria doesn’t allow watch and jewelry shipping via express and priority with insurance covered only to max $67 in case of item lost. Came home sent Pope a polite letter explaining that I did not want to send the watch since it was too much of a risk and canceled the pending money request from paypal. These last two letters I got from Pope and ‘Pope’s handmade Paypal’ were what really pissed me off. THEN REFUND THE MONEY TO MY STEPSON IN NIGERIA VIA WESTERN UNION. “You have an Instant Payment of US $$$ from Judith Pope so you have to refund back the total sum of $$$ USD before your account can totaly be credited. ” Waw~~ I couldn’t believe that I got scammed so easily, gave out my paypal account without a doubt, and allowed myself wasting hours including going to the post office. JUDITH POPE… lol~ yeah~ I should have given it a second thought. What a name….

  22. Ralph-- -- -- February 23rd, 2009 12:29 pm

    I still think craigslist is great, just BE CAREFUL. Especially now that there are people holding others up at gunpoint, …
    I have two stories to relate from the last week: #1 is from the “Judith Pope” skittyjuddy3@gmail.com, asking if “my item” (Canon 1D Mark II cameras and lenses) was still available, which I immediately recognized as a scam. Later she offered to PayPal some weird amount of money :)
    I am toying with the notion of asking them to send a cashier’s check just to make them put forth the effort and expense. And then telling them I never got it and to send another…

    #2 is somebody who was trying to scam me locally.

    Same listing, Canon 1D Mark II digital SLR cameras, some L lenses and stuff, and the person asked how much for all of it. So, I added it all up, showed him the total and then gave him a nice discounted price. He replied that he would pay full price and would pay $500 more than the full price if I could do it within an hour or the next morning. This, of course, set off LOTS of alarm bells :). He later said that he was having car problems and wanted to see if I could meet him in Mountain View. I ended up telling him that I would meet him at the police station so we could do the deal there :)

    I figured he was trying to scam me either by holding me up at gunpoint/killing me, or by trying to pay with counterfeit cash or cashier’s check (even though I always insist on cash).

    I still believe that craigslist is a great resource and I have had many excellent, easy and safe transactions.
    Just use your brain and be careful. Ask friends for help and advice.
    If it sounds too good to be true, it is a scam.
    NEVER deal with somebody that isn’t local off of craigslist.
    ALWAYS meet in a public place with lots of people around.
    ALWAYS use your brain.
    It is ALWAYS a scam if it isn’t local.
    It is ALWAYS a scam if it involves Western Union, Africa, European travel, …

  23. SR-- -- -- February 24th, 2009 3:58 pm

    I’m happy to see that more people are suspecting somethign and googling their names/email ids.
    So my high value item is posted for sale on craigslist every week, and here are some more scammers who have emailed me (inspite of mentioning only local buyers-no shipoping/etransfer of any sort!)
    —————————
    Roberts Williams
    —————————
    tenderdavid1
    —————————
    tenderdavid c’mon..tender david?!??!! sheesh…lol
    heres tender davids emails after initial inquiry:
    ME:
    yes it is, but local buyers/cash only. no shipping/e-transfer
    HE REPLIES:

    Thanks a lot for the kind response,also am so sorry for getting back
    so late,i just get over a sligh accident on my right ankle,in fact i
    really love and would like to purchase this item for my fiancee for
    the Valentine’s day as a gift.but it has to be shipped to her
    internationally.i suppose to pick it up from you and pay you in
    cash,but unfortunately for me,i just secure a job which requires me
    out of the state,so i won’t be able to do the pick up so i will be
    paying you through my pay pal account the sum of $1700usd and shipping
    fee of $150usd as well.all i need from you is just your pay pal email
    to be able to make the payment now asap.also i will prefer the
    shipment through USPS[EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL][EMS][3-5 DAYS
    DELIVERY.I AWAIT YOUR PROMPT MAIL ASAP.THANKS A LOT.

    —————————
    the bad grammar and pre-planning of sale gave him away! woops!!
    —————————
    cinterocole1@aol.com
    no name and just the email id, thats such a give-away! anyway s/he didnt reply after i reitereated: yes its available for hand-to-hand sale to local buyers only.
    no moneygram, cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping

    heres the email from this person (notice how they always say ‘item’ instead of the actual name of what is for sale, like camera, watch, jewelry…), and again its pre-planned and typical of scammer behavior:

    Hello,

    Thanks concerning your respond to me…i am still interested to purchase the item from you urgently …while my mode of payment will be via (Paypal)…You can also read more about paypal at (https://www.paypal.com/FAQ.aspx) .because is the safer and secure way of paying and it is not delaying transaction at all.To proceed with the payment you will need to register with them and get back to me..as a member with your paypal email address with your full name for me to proceed to order for your payment via paypal immedaitely when i receive your massage i will proceed with the payment so that the payment can be made immediately and once the payment been approved,you will receive a confirmation notification email from paypal for you to be sure that i have paid for the item, The item will ship Via Express Mail Service (EMS) additonal $100 will add to your asking price to cover the shipping cost. please proceed to delete the postage from craigslist web.And email me your paypal payment ID so that i can proceed to made your payment today.
    I look forward to read your response.
    Thank you.

    —————————
    Benjamin Rowland
    This is a new one, I could not find any scam entries for him!

    Hi, is this still avail for sale? and i will offer you the
    listed price for the item.

    Too bad, his grammar gave it away.
    —————————

    Hope these new names help more people safeguard their stuff!

  24. SR-- -- -- February 24th, 2009 4:01 pm

    oops, their email ids got hidden when i copy pasted, to be available for google search hits, im adding them seperately here:

    robertswilliams10@yahoo.com
    tenderdavid1@gmail.com
    tenderdavid@gmail.com
    benyjr0ll67@gmail.com

  25. Lisa-- -- -- March 3rd, 2009 8:47 am

    Okay WHY IS CRAIGSLIST NOT STOPPING THIS???? It makes me soooooooo mad and irritated that there is a problem but nothing to prevent it. I need a higher paying job and yes- will look on there. I have gotten those ridiculous replies of getting higher education and entering your information. I am soooo frustrated – its like I might as well give up since the only higher paying jobs out there are commission only and that means no financial security and taking a huge paycut in the first year if you did that. I want craigslist to validate these ads- its their responsibility!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Khamila-- -- -- March 11th, 2009 10:35 am

    I will email you my flight intinery as soon as my agent books my flight.

    So when you receive the payment today, please go ahead and cash the check at your bank and take out your first week pay which is $600. And afterwards send out the rest payment to my travel agent here in Malaysia through western union money transfer, so she can book my flight and i can email you my flight details.

    Heres the details of the agent to send money through western union–

    LARRY AMARTHILA
    45 KLCC BUILDING
    AMPANG, KUALA LUMPUR
    MALAYSIA 55700

    I recieved the same information, except I was hired as a secret shopper. I had to send my money to the same place. She/he wants to throw you off by saying that she/he will e-mail her/his flight info. BOGUS!

  27. Bob-- -- -- March 17th, 2009 11:26 pm

    I just posted a fairly expensive camera for sale on Craiglist. Within an hour I got an email from JUDITH POPE asking if the ‘ITEM’ was still available. I replied with YES, and this is what they responded with:

    1. Grammatical and spelling errors!
    2. Step-son in NIGERIA?
    3.

    ——————————————————
    Judith Pope”
    Add sender to Contacts
    To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Hello Bob,

    Thanks, am much interested in it.. I want it for my step son as gift for his upcoming graduation cos he into photography and this will be good for him.. Am willing to offer you $1400 plus shipping via USPS (EMS) express mail to him because he schools in a missionary in Nigeria..

    Am out of town a the moment thats why i want you to help arrange for the shipping handling..Get back to me and also send me your paypal account address so i can send you the money there… I’ll wait your reply.

    Thanks .
    Judith

  28. Bob-- -- -- March 17th, 2009 11:27 pm

    I just posted a fairly expensive camera for sale on Craiglist. Within an hour I got an email from JUDITH POPE asking if the ‘ITEM’ was still available. I replied with YES, and this is what they responded with:

    1. Grammatical and spelling errors!
    2. Step-son in NIGERIA?
    3. It’s $30 more than what I asked for through Craigslist!

    ——————————————————
    Judith Pope”
    Add sender to Contacts
    To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Hello Bob,

    Thanks, am much interested in it.. I want it for my step son as gift for his upcoming graduation cos he into photography and this will be good for him.. Am willing to offer you $1400 plus shipping via USPS (EMS) express mail to him because he schools in a missionary in Nigeria..

    Am out of town a the moment thats why i want you to help arrange for the shipping handling..Get back to me and also send me your paypal account address so i can send you the money there… I’ll wait your reply.

    Thanks .
    Judith

  29. Bob-- -- -- March 17th, 2009 11:56 pm

    I also got this information out of them! I toyed with the guy to send me his mailing address (for his ‘step-son in Nigeria’) and he presented this address:

    Here is the shipping info..
    Name: Mike Adebisi
    City : Ibadan
    State: Oyo State
    Country : Nigeria
    Post Code: 23402

    You can easily check the cost at http://www.usps.com check for Express Mail International (EMI). Get back to me asap so we can finalize the transaction.
    Looking forward to read from you.

    Judith
    —————————-
    SCAM!!!!!! SCAM!!!!!!

  30. Bob-- -- -- March 19th, 2009 2:05 pm

    More SCAM email addresses to be aware of!!!

    boyce099@gmail.com
    davieswon01@gmail.com

    They had the same story as the first guy!

    They are currently OUT OF TOWN and they would like to buy the item for a relative in a foreign country.

  31. Bob-- -- -- March 19th, 2009 2:07 pm

    More SCAM email addresses to be aware of!!!

    edwardpatrick1@gmail.com

    They had the same story also!

    They are currently OUT OF TOWN and they would like to buy the item for a relative in a foreign country. SCAM!

  32. Donna-- -- -- March 25th, 2009 7:33 am

    in regards to boyce099@gmail.com they are wanting to purchase my camera using paypal, they say that they have a confirmed e-mail address with paypal, how do I know that this is a scam for sure? I know they say they are out of town, want it shipped Int. and it is a gift, is that the signs of a scam?
    Thanks

  33. Bob-- -- -- March 25th, 2009 9:43 am

    ^DONNA that is a SCAM. Read the comments above regarding the exact same scenario. It’s always this same scenario.

    I’d also like to report another email address from a scammer:

    “micheal sunday”

    SCAM!!!!

  34. Bob-- -- -- March 25th, 2009 9:45 am

    This is an email address of SCAMMER!

    bjdoman2003@gmail.com

  35. Donna-- -- -- March 25th, 2009 10:30 am

    Thanks all for the heads up on this buyer, I went to my paypal account and of course the payment was not there, guess they all think we are stupid to click on the link they give us to check for payment.
    This is the message I received from them,
    Thanks again

    Hello
    I just wish to notify you that i have sent payment from my PayPal
    account (brandylei_21@hotmail.com) into your PayPal account
    XXXXXXXXX and i also included shipping cost so that you
    will be able to ship to the address given below …check your email
    under paypal.Hope you have gotten notification from PayPal regarding
    the payment and i want to believe that i have done everything right
    for you to ship out the item ASAP because as am talking to you now the
    payment has been deducted from my account ,so i will be waiting for
    the USPS PRIORITY MAIL INTL shipments tracking number, Here is the
    shipping information you need.

    Name:Oluwasola Comfort
    Address;No 8 olusanya,Ring Road.
    City:Ibadan
    State:Oyo state
    Country:Nigeria
    23402

    PLS SEND IT VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL ONLY

    THANKS.

  36. 23-- -- -- March 25th, 2009 4:13 pm

    I got couple of scam emails from these guys

    edwardpatrick1@gmail.com

    luck4tayo@yahoo.com

    dr.michealwilliams100@msn.com

  37. mario-- -- -- April 5th, 2009 1:08 pm

    i have the same story as donna the same dude is trying to buy me a phone that im selling

  38. Justin Vondenhuevel-- -- -- April 11th, 2009 6:57 am

    Same thing as the jewelry scam just wanted everyone to know.

    Barrycdulf02@aol.com—Sounds Great,
    I am willing to purchase the jewelry from you, Please can you attach me any other picture Available to view and i need to know your last asking price for the item.I wanted to purchase it to present my friend for there wedding coming soon.My form of payment would be via (www.Paypal.com).Please if mode of payment is acceptable delete the postage on craigslist web and email me your paypal email address to process the fund.

    Thanks
    This person I did google Heather Freret and found that she seems to be a great person and one that you would do business with. I am glad I searched further.
    newslady68@gmail .com—-Thanks for getting back to me,i prefer emailing while dealing while dealing on craigslist for a record purpose Moreover,i want you to aware that am presently not in the States to complete the transaction in person and also want you to know that am sending this item to a colleague for an important purpose.I will be responsible for all shipping expenses overnight via FEDEX ,so i will add $100 for shipping cost……and i will prefer paying for the item via PayPal, so Kindly get back to me with your PayPal email Address so that i can send the payment to you as soon as possible.

    Regards

  39. Taneeka-- -- -- April 14th, 2009 5:30 pm

    I applied for a job on craigslist in March. It said for internet warehouse assistant to vacancyline.net. They emailed me two weeks later telling me to apply on their website http://www.properplay.net/register and http://www.properplay.net/instructions.jpg. On the site it just ask for basic information such as name ,address, phone number and if you want to be mailed a paycheck or use paypal. It doesn’t ask for any paypal information. The email says I would receive game cards such as world of warcraft scan them and email them to my company rep. The pay is monthly at $15 per card. So far I have done about 10 cards then today I receive a shipment with two jackets and 3 hats. I don’t know now if this truly is a scam if so who do I report it to?

  40. Tighmir Sayles-- -- -- April 15th, 2009 3:25 pm

    I was just scammed two seconds ago but something told me to google this kids address:

    Oluwasola Comfort
    No 8 olusanya, Ring Road
    Lbadan, Oyo state, Nigeria 23402

    and this website popped up. i am glad i didn’t send my psp anywhere… i thought it was kind of weird that he would pay $100 for shipping and another $220 for the game console. I am so thankful for google!!!! and to Donna for reporting it… thank you

  41. Melanie Norwood-- -- -- May 6th, 2009 4:40 pm

    Wow I am so glad people are posting this information. Saved me from a big mistake!!! I am a first time user of craigslist and was trying to sell some jewelry. Got an exact replica of the email Justin posted on 4/11. THANKS JUSTIN!!!

    Barrycdulf02@aol.com:
    Sounds Great,
    I am willing to purchase the jewelry from you, Please can you attach me any other picture Available to view and i need to know your last asking price for the item.I wanted to purchase it to present my friend as surprise package gift for there wedding coming soon.My form of payment would be via (www.Paypal.com). Please if mode of payment is acceptable delete the postage on craigslist web and email me your paypal email address to process the fund.

    Thanks

  42. Casey-- -- -- May 9th, 2009 9:31 am

    Found a fake. Patrick Edward

    Hi Casey,I want you to understand that the deal is been handled by
    secretary as posted the payment promptly, but there was a little
    problem which i guess we can handle with care while i contacted her to
    confirm if the payment as been mail out, she said my boss issued a
    single check of $3000 for your item and other items bought.The payment
    was already posted before i was inform about this but i wouldn’t want
    this to delay the sale. All you do once you have the payment is to
    take it to your Bank and have it cashed and you will then deduct the
    money for your item plus $100 for your running around. The excess fund
    on the payment will then be wired to my mover via Western Union that
    same days so that he can come for pick up as i already plan on using
    the excess on the payment to offset the cost of the various shipments
    he as undertaken on my behalf.Do let me know if i can trust you to
    have the excess sent to my mover thank you.

    Best Regards.

  43. J. S.-- -- -- May 19th, 2009 5:43 pm

    barrycdulf02@aol.com

    contacted me for a high priced jewelery item for sale with the same requests but asked for alertpay account instead of paypal. BEWARE!!!

  44. MARK-- -- -- May 30th, 2009 8:05 am

    SOME MORE EMAIL ADDRESSES: DAVIDJOHNBINGO@AOL.COM AND DMAN1978A@AOL.COM THIS GUY WANTED TO HIRE ME TO PICK UP HIS WIFE AT THE AIRPORT AND DRIVER HER AROUND FOR THE NEXT 3 WEEKS. HE SENT ME 3 MONEY ORDERS FOR $887 EACH. HE WANTED ME TO CASH THEM KEEP $500 AND WIRE THE REST TO DARREL JENSEN IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. (DARREL JENSEN IS A REAL PERSON, I LOOKED HIM UP IN THE WHITE PAGES ONLINE). I CALLED WESTERN UNION TO VERIFY THAT THE MONEY ORDERS WHERE LEGIT. ALL 3 WHERE CHECKS FOR VERY SMALL AMOUNTS AND WHERE CASHED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. I AM TURNING OVER ALL CHECKS, COPIES OF THE EMAILS AND THE INFO I HAVE ON DARREL JENSEN TO THE LOCAL POLICE. I KNOW THIS WILL NOT STOP ALL THE SCAMS, BUT HOPEFULLY IT WILL PUT A FEW OF THESE DIRT BAGS IN JAIL.

  45. SP-- -- -- June 7th, 2009 5:36 pm

    I just received an e-amil from skittyjuddy@gmail.com, similar to what others had posted. I agreed to sell the laptop and everything, before i sensed that something was wrong. I called paypal, and they said it was a scam. Thank god I looked into it before shipping the product out.

  46. Mark-- -- -- June 8th, 2009 3:12 pm

    Ok I have been hearing alot about this skittyjuddy@gmail.com so I sent an e-mail asking is she was still interseted in the item I had for sale on craigslist (I have nothing for sale on craigslist). and I actually got a response…LOL here is what she/he sent

    Its okay.. Send me your paypa email address and full name on the account and let me know the total amount including shipping cost via Express Mail International (EMI) at the Post Office.
    Get back asap

    As you can see they never asked what the item was or who I was or anything. This person needs to be stopped.
    Please be careful out there in internet land, don’t be another victim to this or any other scam out there. If it sounds to good to be true or just too easy then it’s a scam.

  47. James....-- -- -- June 9th, 2009 3:46 am

    skittyjuddy@gmail.com is not a scammer.. She bought things from me recently and paid all money in full and later came to pick up the package herself.
    Thanks to Her. Judith Pope

  48. Susan Casting-- -- -- June 9th, 2009 3:48 am

    I think somebody is trying to impersonate the name skittyjuddy and Judith Pope.. She bought something and paid from myself and my husband.
    Thank you Judith

  49. ScamRadar-- -- -- June 11th, 2009 8:50 am

    * * * * * * * * * IMPORTANT * * * * * * * * *
    Just to keep everyone informed:
    The commenters, “James” and “Susan Casting” may be the same person. Their IP address is from the same location. In addition, look at their comments. James calls himself ‘Judith’ after his comment, and ‘Susan Casting” calls herself ‘Judith’ at the end of her comment. Ooopss!!!

  50. Mark-- -- -- June 11th, 2009 10:11 am

    I agree and the posts where made the same day within 2 minutes of eachother. Come on please, whoever you are, we all now know you are a scammer and not to do any buisness with you. I guess it’s time to use another name and make up another free email. I personally hope that you get caught soon and put in prison for a really long time. You should get a real job and quit takeing these peoples hard earned dollars you lazy piece of S**T. Sorry, but people like that really tick me off. God Bless, and Take Care.

  51. SR-- -- -- June 11th, 2009 3:40 pm

    Wow James/Susan Casting,

    You unfortunately goofed up (again!) by signing Judith Pope on both posts. Defending yourself huh? The bad grammar in the first post also hints at that. Dont you get it, you’re not good that this…trying to swindle people off their belongings!

    Do you think we are that clueless? Don’t underestimate us :)
    No matter how many emails and names you try to change, your suspicious emails about e-payments and international shipping to corners all over the world will always give you away. No one is going to give away their stuff to complete strangers, so sorry, but you and your weird story about gifts for graduation are busted!

  52. diabla-- -- -- June 20th, 2009 5:13 pm

    This is a trick is not a real job this man uses the name of collins Maxims to scam people and make you write and send checks for free. so when the peopledeposit the chekcs he still money from their accounts. He uses several emails and names to make this scam job.
    here are some he uses
    nooneknowsbutme85@hotmail.com as Michael Reynolds
    collinsmaxims@hotmail.com as collins Petter and this other two
    hrsharleather@gmail.com hrworkerdatabase@aol.com

    he used a website that does not belong to him.www.sharpleather.com .
    you can contact the company and they will tell you they do not know this person…
    do not belive in him

    thi is the aid that he post online to scam people do not belive in him

    Job Description:
    • Make and despatch payments to clients
    • Its a Part time and Home based Job i.e you will be working
    from your house no running around
    • 1,200 monthly

    Requirements:
    •Must be a good Computer User
    • Must be atleast 18yrs Old

    Company
    Samuel Sharp Leather Company is a company that make leather
    Materials.
    For consideration, please send your resume to collinsmaxims@hotmail.com

    * Compensation: $1,200
    * Telecommuting is ok.
    * This is a part-time job.
    * This is a contract job.
    * This is an internship job

  53. Steven-- -- -- June 20th, 2009 5:21 pm

    This is another scam from a man name John Bracken he uses alot different email from yahoo. people do not take jobs like this all that shit about making chekcs is fake…. do not do it.

    here is what he usually says to contact you and then take your money
    thi is his aid and email
    I’m experts in the sales of Used and Accidental automobiles, trucks And materials for world trade as well as import/export of various commodities into America/Canada/Europe .What i do is source for used and accidental cars on auction sales from within the united states ,buy them after due negotiations and then make payments for them for onward shipment to their various destinations for resale at a much higher profit making margin mostly in Europe’s,Asia and Africa where there is a very large and growing market for used cars.

    At the moment we have about 2000 accidental cars that We need to make the payments for before the cars can be shipped over to the destinations where they are needed, And at this Moment we need a ( PAYROLL ASSISTANT ) Who can be working at home and get $1500 every Month End, This Opportunity is available right now and i will be very happy to have you as my payroll assistant to take incharge of this position at your area.Furthermore i will supplies you all the material you need in starting this job in which you don’t have to spend any cent of your money in this business , I will be responsible for all cost to start the job .All you will be doing is ( Printing Check From home and this will be done through Versa Check Software} And everything is Legit Because we have a Certificate which back up the Company.

    As part of our ongoing expansion project, we are in search of competent and efficient proxies, who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in America, Canada and Europe with primary duties to include sending payment to our clients Sequel to your acceptance of this offer you will be entitling to $1500 per month . You will stand in good stead, when the opportunity for securing a top management position arises, as we intend to put in place structures, in terms of human resources and physical facilities in your location depending on our rate of turnover. Also the company will provide you the supplies you need in issuing the payment to the clients and more instruction will be given to you online at yahoo messenger .

    Your task is to only co-ordinate payment to the customers and helps us with the payment process. You will not be involved in any sales as our sales managers are in charge of that aspect for the company. This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You’ll have a lot of free time doing your permanent job; you’ll also secure good income in the process. If you are interested please send us the following information’s

    {1}Full Names…………………….
    {2}Sex…………………………..
    {3}Marital Status…………………
    {4}Age…………………………..
    {5}Company If Any…………………
    {6}Position………………………
    {7}Full Contact Address……………
    {8}Home/Cell No…………………..
    {9}Fax No………………………..
    {10} How Offten do you always Come online everyday???
    (11) Your Yahoo Messenger ID or Hotmail ID???

    Looking ahead why awaiting your reply to my inbox,:

    John Breaken

  54. Steven-- -- -- June 20th, 2009 5:25 pm

    This is a trick is not a real job this man uses the name of collins Maxims to scam people and make you write and send checks for free. so when the peopledeposit the chekcs he still money from their accounts. He uses several emails and names to make this scam job.
    here are some he uses
    nooneknowsbutme85@hotmail.com as Michael Reynolds
    collinsmaxims@hotmail.com as collins Petter and this other two
    hrsharleather@gmail.com hrworkerdatabase@aol.com

    he used a website that does not belong to him.www.sharpleather.com .
    you can contact the company and they will tell you they do not know this person…
    do not belive in him

    thi is the aid that he post online to scam people do not belive in him

    Job Description:
    • Make and despatch payments to clients
    • Its a Part time and Home based Job i.e you will be working
    from your house no running around
    • 1,200 monthly

    Requirements:
    •Must be a good Computer User
    • Must be atleast 18yrs Old

    Company
    Samuel Sharp Leather Company is a company that make leather
    Materials.
    For consideration, please send your resume to collinsmaxims@hotmail.com

    * Compensation: $1,200
    * Telecommuting is ok.
    * This is a part-time job.
    * This is a contract job.
    * This is an internship job

  55. Steven-- -- -- June 20th, 2009 5:26 pm

    johnbreaken4412@gmail.com this email is a scam to make checks

  56. JustSomeGuy-- -- -- July 6th, 2009 8:57 am

    Just replied to boyce099@gmail.com myself. Very fishy!

    He wants my original purchase receipts as well. That made me very suspicious. He even said he was currently out of town visiting a sick grandma. I told him to be careful when he got there, that there might be a wolf in the bed.

    I also asked if he was the same boyce099@gmail.com listed here on ScamRadar.com and that he might want to switch it up if so. What a novice. Why wouldn’t he create a new account after each fraudulent transaction?

    It’s kind of funny, except for the people he cheated…

  57. Nicole Courchene-- -- -- July 6th, 2009 10:09 am

    I love the idea to have them send the checks to some random address and then telling them that “I’m sorry, could you send a replacement? I was out of town and my assistant burned it, or my dog ate it.” Haha, awesome. We could have a little competition to see how many we can convince them to send.

    Here are a few more scammers that contacted me about some jewelry:

    james simth jsimth40@yahoo.com
    gans drolet gans.drolet@gmail.com
    RAY BUSHER rbraybusher04@googlemail.com

    I also got this:
    __________________________
    From:
    “Brady” Brady@iberian.org

    Hi,

    We saw your post on Craigslist about wanting to sell your ring.

    Please sell it to us via:
    http://www.cnfo.co.cc/link.php?id=25
    ___________________________________

    Thanks everyone! Good luck!

    Nicole

  58. Carlos-- -- -- July 10th, 2009 8:12 am

    Well, time to join the list. I replied to his first response to my Craigslist ad and this is what I got in return:

    “Hello,

    I am very grateful to hear back from you.I am a University Senior Lecturer Residing in washington dc .I am buying this as a gift for my nephew that was currently transferred from the us to West Africa,working for Human Development Agency under World Health Organization (W.H.O.).

    I will be paying you with (paypal) or( paypay)depending on the on you operate with, They are very fast,save and reliable.Please kindly get back to me as soon as possible with your,Paypal email address and your user name or your paypay email address so that i will send you the money using either of them(paypal or paypay).i would have loved to transact this locally but due to the nature of my job i am also busy with work at the office i hope you understands.

    Please get back to me asap with either of the email so that i will make the payment Once you receive the payment and it is confirmed,you will then ship the package to my nephew via us postal service(USPS) . I will be paying you $700 for both the item and the shipping cost.i believe shipping to him wont cost above $80. Please get back to me so that i will proceed with the payment.

    Hoping to hear from you as soon as possible.
    Regards,
    Dr.Micheal williams..”

    Pretty bad grammar for a University Lecturer. Anyway, I’m quickly deleting this email, just wanted to let everyone know of this as apparently I’m not the only one almost caught in a scam.

    Thanks!
    Carlos

  59. SR-- -- -- July 11th, 2009 2:55 pm

    haha, such poor grammar and punctuation! don’t they get it?!?!?! The over-preparation with payment terms in the first email…and who would want to ship something so expensive directly to someone without seeing it first?!

  60. vmp-- -- -- July 16th, 2009 9:08 pm

    just to let you people know… here’s a new email address and a new address of a scammer

    N0 9 Olusanya
    Ring Rd
    Ibadan 23402
    COUNTRY;Nigeria

    richardbrn201@gmail.com

    he’s trying to buy an ipod off of me from craigslist. he says he’s visiting his “sick grandmother” but the ipod was for his “collegue”. he offered to pay the full amount of the ipod plus “100 USD” to cover shipping costs. when shipping a 1lb box there usps express intl mail would only cost about $35. so i googled his address thinking something was strange about that, and i found about a billion sites just like this one of people who got ripped off by someone with a very similar address.

    just a heads up!

  61. kcpr-- -- -- August 14th, 2009 7:31 am

    thank God for this site

    add these email to scammers list: aprilward43@aol.com she/he will contact you using this email :

    Hello there… is it still available for sale…? get back to me ASAP

    is this item in perfect working condition,i also need some information
    on it.
    then she replys with some more questions:
    Thanks for your response and am glad to know that it is still for
    sale.However i have few questions on the product you are selling.
    1,I would like to know the reason you are selling it..?
    2,What is the current condition of the item..?
    3,What is your price, though am alright
    with the listed price..?
    4,Do you have the original box and the receipt for it ..?
    5,Would you please allow me to pay through pay pal even though i will
    be responsible for the fees of the shipping,Am out of town to visit my
    sick grandma and i would like to purchase it from you on behalf of my
    friend whose who needs this.If you do not have a PayPal account, you
    can do so by going to http://www.PayPal.com and set up your account it is
    free,easy and guarantee transaction safety.Once you send me your paypal
    email account, I will send you the payment for your item as well as
    some money to cover the shipping via USPS PRIORITY MAIL INTL.I would be
    glad if my request is favorably considered.Thanks

    and then boom!:
    Hello
      I just wish to notify you that i have sent payment from my PayPal
    account (brandylei_21@hotmail.com) into your PayPal account
    (tbcarolyn@gmail.com) and i also included shipping cost so that you
    will be able to ship to the address given below  …check your email
    under paypal.Hope you have gotten notification from PayPal regarding
    the payment and i want to believe that i have done everything right for
    you to ship out the item ASAP because as am talking to you now the
    payment has been deducted from my account ,so i will be waiting for the
    USPS PRIORITY MAIL INTL shipments tracking number, Here is the shipping
    information you need.

    Name:Olorunsogo Ayomide
    Address;No 6 akinyemi way,ring road.
    City:Ibadan
    State:Oyo state
    Country:Nigeria
    23402

    PLS SEND IT VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL INTL ONLY

    THANKS.
    God Bless

    notice the sick relative out of town and God bless at the end lol

    “You know the world is going to hell when the best rapper is a white
    guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is
    Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup. France is accusing the U.S.
    of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most
    powerful men in America are named ‘Bush’, ‘Dick’, and ‘Colon.’ Need I
    say more?”

  62. Avy-- -- -- August 18th, 2009 12:41 am

    two people TRIED to get me, all in one day!!

    “Melissa Bruce” — “melissabruce40@yahoo.com”

    I am interested in your computer, if it’s still for sale! I want it as a gift for my son, who is studying overseas. I am willing to pay up to $700 USD for shipping costs. Write back soon.

    —I WROTE BACK SAYING: WHERE IS YOUR SON’S LOCATION?? I DON’T REALLY DO SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE US.

    SHE REPLIED: I understand your reasoning, but I am willing to pay you to send! Here is his information-

    Micheal Dare O.
    No 14,agbeja str,ososami road
    oke ado, city- Ibadan, state- Oyo state
    country- NG, zipcode- 23402

    -THANK THE LORD, THAT I *DID NOT* SEND ANYTHING!!-
    _______________________________________________

    “Richard Brian” — “richardbrn201@gmail.com”

    Greetings

    Hello there… is your item still availlable for sale…?
    get back to me ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!!

    I REPLIED: YES IT’S STILL UP FOR SALE, BUT WHERE ARE YOU FROM?? I WILL NOT SHIP IF ITS NOT US.

    –SCAMMERS…. ROTT IN HELL!!

  63. Avy-- -- -- August 18th, 2009 12:41 am

    two people TRIED to get me, all in one day!!

    “Melissa Bruce” — “melissabruce40@yahoo.com”

    I am interested in your computer, if it’s still for sale! I want it as a gift for my son, who is studying overseas. I am willing to pay up to $700 USD for shipping costs. Write back soon.

    —I WROTE BACK SAYING: WHERE IS YOUR SON’S LOCATION?? I DON’T REALLY DO SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE US.

    SHE REPLIED: I understand your reasoning, but I am willing to pay you to send! Here is his information-

    Micheal Dare O.
    No 14,agbeja str,ososami road
    oke ado, city- Ibadan, state- Oyo state
    country- NG, zipcode- 23402

    -THANK THE LORD, THAT I *DID NOT* SEND ANYTHING!!-
    _______________________________________________

    “Richard Brian” — “richardbrn201@gmail.com”

    Greetings

    Hello there… is your item still availlable for sale…?
    get back to me ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!!

    I REPLIED: YES IT’S STILL UP FOR SALE, BUT WHERE ARE YOU FROM?? I WILL NOT SHIP IF ITS NOT US.

    –SCAMMERS…. ROTT IN HELL!!

  64. Russ-- -- -- August 19th, 2009 3:18 pm

    Just wanted to add a couple email and mailing addresses to the list of scammers. These two tried to scam me via a Craigslist posting. I wonder how many Bethanys there are in Nigeria ;-)

    binter4luv@gmail.com

    No 158 Baptist Church Owu, totoro,
    Abeokuta,
    Ogun State,
    Nigeria,
    121101,

    bethany1on3@yahoo.com

    Address: 120 Agbowo rd
    City: Ibadan
    State: Oyo state
    Zip code: 23402
    Country: Nigeria

  65. ASM-- -- -- August 29th, 2009 9:37 am

    WARNING: Former bjdoman2003@gmail.com has changed his/her e-mail to: vokalsmoke5@hotmail.com

    Also, beware of anyone trying to tell you that your item is worth less than what it really is.

  66. ASM-- -- -- August 30th, 2009 12:04 am

    More scammers I encountered lately while trying to sell my stuff:

    ohnped00@gmail.com
    nolan.rein123@gmail.com

    And these ones trying to rip me off on two separate occasions by insisting that an item I was selling was supposed to be price lower even if I am aware of its value upon comparison to online prices and its quality:
    luxbox@gmail.com
    whenslydale@yahoo.com

  67. KM-- -- -- September 5th, 2009 9:03 am

    3 scams showed up in my email box today for a ring I’m selling on Craigslist…

    The first sounds like the person is either illiterate or not a native speaker, and wants to purchase an ENGAGEMENT ring for his wife… (please ship to Nevada, via paypal for an extra 200 to cover the cost of shipping)
    “Rev Robert Allen Edwards” (He he was “Edwards Cozad by name”)

    The second is very vague: Item you are selling, ring. We saw this item and would like you to sell it to us here: http://www.cnfo.co.cc/link.php?id=102
    “Allison”

    The third is just plain stupid: Is this post still available? If yes, what is your latest asking price? I would also appreciate pictures if available. (Is the POST still available? Craigslist is not an auction, my “latest asking price” is the price next to the listing, duh. Need pics if they’re available? The 4 I posted weren’t sufficient?
    “Greg wade”

    Good luck everyone.

  68. KM-- -- -- September 5th, 2009 9:06 am

    Sorry those emails addresses didn’t come through:

    1. (Rev Robert Edwards) – reveddy75@yahoo.com
    2. (Allison) – Allison@formant.org
    3. (Greg wade) – gregwade004@gmail.com

  69. Revarad2005-- -- -- September 13th, 2009 10:00 am

    boyce099@gmail.com

    Just another scammer! Thought you should know, this one tries really hard to sound legit but of course doesnt do a good job!

  70. fightscammer2009-- -- -- September 13th, 2009 6:56 pm

    binter4luv@gmail.com is a scammer. i posted a sales ad on craigslist and he/she wrote trying to scam me into giving information so i can cash a money order and keep the change. the story never changes.

    make no doubt about it: binter4luv@gmail.com is a scammer

  71. Thieves-- -- -- September 17th, 2009 12:16 pm

    dougmills522@gmail.com is another to add to the list. Here is his first email
    Hello there… is it still available for sale…? get back to me ASAP

    is this item in perfect working condition,i also need some information on it.

    Second email:

    Thanks for your response and am glad to know that it is still for
    sale. However i have few questions on the product you are selling.

    1,I would like to know the reason you are selling it..?
    2,What is the current condition of the item..?
    3,What is your price, though am alright
    with the listed price..?
    4,Do you have the original box and the receipt for it ..?
    5,Would you please allow me to pay through pay pal even though i will
    be responsible for the fees of the shipping,Am out of town to visit my
    sick grandma and i would like to purchase it from you on behalf of my
    friend whose who needs this.If you do not have a PayPal account, you
    can do so by going to http://www.PayPal.com and set up your account it is
    free,easy and guarantee transaction safety.Once you send me your
    paypal email account, I will send you the payment for your item as
    well as some money to cover the shipping via USPS EXPRESS MAIL INTL.I
    would be glad if my request is favorably considered.Thanks

    Third Email
    ohh yes great,here is the shipping address below,get back to me with the quote

    Name:Olorunsogo Ayomide
    Address;No 6 akinyemi way,ring road.
    City:Ibadan
    State:Oyo state
    Country:Nigeria
    23402

  72. Matty Q-- -- -- September 21st, 2009 12:31 pm

    i’m really interested in buying your item listed for sale,i’m making
    this purchase for my school mate who lives and schooled Overseas.I’m
    gonna add you 100bucks for the shipment cos i’d prefer you to ship the
    item Via USPS Express mail delivery,my mode of payment is gonna be
    PayPal.Kindly get back to me with your full PayPal email id or you
    send me a PayPal Payment request so i can proceed with the Payment as
    soon as possible.

    Regards,

    Palmer Graute

    This is a response I recieved after trying to sell my playstation 2. I also got one yesterday from a lady who wanted me to ship to West Africa because she was out of town!!! These scams are so see- thru!!! It’s a shame you can’t trust anything anymore. Ebay is the only safe place to use paypal.

  73. Dima-- -- -- September 26th, 2009 3:56 am

    Sara Jason – Skitty Juddy , I guess she became a scamstar.

    skittyjuddy@aol.com
    skittysara2@gmail.com

  74. Dima-- -- -- September 26th, 2009 7:50 pm
  75. ScamRadar-- -- -- September 27th, 2009 9:10 am

    Tom,

    Don’t cash the check. You’re the one who will get in trouble from the authorities because you’ll be cashing a fraudulent check. Keep a copy of your email correspondence, in case you need proof in the future.

  76. Mitchell-- -- -- September 29th, 2009 11:11 am

    Hey guys,

    Thank God I know to search people’s emails first before buying things. I posted an auction on ebay for a used LG Vu touch screen cell phone, and got this email in my inbox this morning from an ‘Alice Cage’ :

    “Hello seller,
    im interested in the immediate purchase of this item for a close friend of mine as gift.i”ll offer you $300 for the item including the shipping and handling via Usps shipping company.So i want you to get back to me with your verified PayPal Account Email Address or Send me PayPal Money Request ASAP.Kindly consider the item sold and put an End on the Auction, because i will be paying for this item immediately. Here is my paypal ID you will send the money request to (vokalsmoke5@hotmail.com) .

    Hope to read from you soon.

    God Bless.”

    I simply wrote her back and said all transactions would need to be completed through ebay. I knew this was a fake, specifically because I mention in the ad that the cell phone is worth a little over $200 brand new, and that mine is used… then she offers me $300?

    If it sounds too good to be true, it always is.

  77. Mitchell-- -- -- September 29th, 2009 12:00 pm

    Also,

    Craigslist users who are looking for housing – watch out for ‘Kim Davis’ under the email ‘bhwdemo@gmail.com.’ She claims that due to ‘poor rental history’ she will need you to send her your credit score; the scam comes when she says ‘I reccomend using the folllowing site…’ then lists the website. The website is a tracking/phishing scam. I immediately closed it and email her back saying my computer would not allow me to open it and that my virus program went nuts when I tried.

    I never heard back from her.

    Mitch

  78. freakin A-- -- -- October 1st, 2009 5:11 pm

    skittyjuddy@aol.com Just sent me one this morning saying this, within an hour of me posting it on craigslist in San Diego:


    Hi,
    I’m interested in purchasing your listed item,is it still up for sale?
    Let me know.
    Thanks

    thank god I googled her email first. freakin’ Beezy’s man…

  79. jamie-- -- -- November 12th, 2009 12:12 am

    Yep, she did it here with me too.

    aprilward43@aol.com

    from aprilward43@aol.com
    to
    date Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 8:45 PM

    subject PAYMENT MADE::::::::::::::::::::::::::CANON digital dSLR EOS 30D body only
    mailed-by aol.com

    hide details 8:45 PM (26 minutes ago)

    Hello
    I just wish to notify you that i have sent payment from my PayPal account (brandylei_21@hotmail.com) into your PayPal account (jamieq@alaska.net) and i also included shipping cost so that you will be able to ship to the address given below …check your email under paypal.Hope you have gotten notification from PayPal regarding the payment and i want to believe that i have done everything right for you to ship out the item ASAP because as am talking to you now the payment has been deducted from my account ,so i will be waiting for the UPS SECOND DAY AIR shipments tracking number, Here is the shipping information you need.

    Juan Ventura
    2213 Daffodil Dr.
    Pittsburg,
    CA 94565

    PLS SEND IT VIA UPS SECOND DAY AIR ONLY

    THANKS.
    God Bless

  80. e-- -- -- November 16th, 2009 1:02 pm

    got a tip from this website about a RAY BUSHER….. wanted to buy a car from me sight unseen. i posted that the car needed serious engine and trans work. he still wanted to buy it without looking at it. he was out of town on business, just like all the other posts. thanks for the tip guys!!

  81. Ana-- -- -- December 13th, 2009 9:31 pm

    bhwdemo@gmail.com
    jennysummers@fastmail.fm
    sandralockhart@fastmail.fm

    hey they are all pulling the same scam. with the fishy web site to check your credit score. be safe. They are using craigslist.

  82. Ana-- -- -- December 14th, 2009 3:12 pm

    Found another one. They asked me fill out a credit report and gave me a website that I have never heard of. plus the name Marry collins really come on. Mary.C.Collins@landlordtools.org

  83. Stephanie-- -- -- December 22nd, 2009 6:40 pm

    What the hell. This bhwdemo@gmail.com fooled me good. SHe has several postings on craigslist for awesome prices, and great condos. I was totally exited about it. Going through a divorce and need an afforable place for my son and I. Shame on these people. Really. They should all be shot. I sent her a very nasty email. Good luck everyone

  84. Ana-- -- -- January 6th, 2010 6:00 pm

    jessepapps735cp@hotmail.com this is another one of those craigslist scams don’t respond the title is luxurious condo in DC.

  85. JH-- -- -- January 8th, 2010 4:40 pm

    What is the Mary.C.Collins scam about? I got what looked like an automated response from a craigslist ad and went to the free credit report website she mentioned in it. What are they getting from this?

  86. KM-- -- -- January 14th, 2010 12:13 am

    MARY C COLLINS beware! Man! these people drive me crazy. Mary C Collins posted a great housing add on seattle craigslist. She responds asking you to bring in your own credit report. You go to the free credit report site and it asks for your credit card number. Says you won’t be charged during the initial trial period; however it is very difficult to cancel and you start getting repeat charges. I ran into this very similar thing one month ago under the name Thomas Pontani.

  87. !!!!-- -- -- January 22nd, 2010 11:21 pm

    watch out!!! david frutos davidfrut@gmail.com. driver position and fake cashier check.

  88. chris-- -- -- January 26th, 2010 10:35 pm

    i got an email saying that someone was intrested in my truck that is posted on craigslist and the person said that they were out on a boat as an engineer and that they would pay me more than what i was asking for the truck and that they wanted to pay me through pay pal and then they were saying they needed the address and my registration information so that someone can come pick up the truck the email that sent this to me was vokalsmoke5@hotmail.com

  89. Dinimac-- -- -- January 28th, 2010 11:18 am

    That davidfrut@gmail.com is a scam. Went all the way with it until I tried to cash the check and found out is was fake. Kept all my correspondence with this fruit and got all the proof I need to back me up if authorities are involved. I can’t believe someone tried to get me. I got to much to lose to be playing these childish games with someone. I wish his email was on this website before I went through with this mess. I tried to google it before but it never showed on this website until two days ago. I am a good example, BE CAREFUL PEOPLE! Keep your eyes open, I know mine are after this.

  90. Shelly-- -- -- February 6th, 2010 7:32 pm

    I’m pretty sure this is a scam, but I can’t quite figure out how it works.

    I listed a car on Craigslist & immediately recieved a response from a buyer stating they would pay me $50 right now to remove the ad so no one else will respond to it. Having dealt with cons from Craigslist before, I immediately became suspicious of the buyer, but decided to email them anyway and probe a little futher. I was expecting them to offer to send me a cashiers check or to use Western Union in one way or another. But they didn’t.

    The buyer didn’t ask any questions about the car, didn’t try to negotiate the price, and most importantly; they wanted to buy the car site-unseen and would send their ‘pick-up’ guy to get the car after the transaction was complete.

    Here’s where I’m stumped. They want to pay with a ‘prepaid visa card’. I’ve researched the web and have found some scams involving prepaid cards and they seem to be easy to manipulate and very hard to trace, but I couldn’t find anything that would fit this scam.

    There’s no doubt in my mind the offer comes from a con, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how they would use a prepaid bank card to their advantage.

    I know how they scam with cashiers checks, Western Union, etc, they tried that with me before on a different ad.

    If anyone knows anything about this new type of scam please post it.

  91. farah-- -- -- February 26th, 2010 11:27 am

    Hi,
    vokalsmoke5@hotmail.com emailed me…and wanted to buy my stuff…i google her ID and found out that she’s a scammer…thank god..oh by the, she said that her name is Alice Cage..BEWARE people

  92. john-- -- -- April 2nd, 2010 10:20 pm

    hey has anyone had the scammer make a complaint threw paypal?

  93. Mike-- -- -- June 14th, 2010 2:56 pm

    Listen to this:

    Great,Im a marine engineer, i am at sea right now. I am buying this for my
    son as a surprise gift, Im ok with the price and i can only pay through
    paypal at the moment as i dont have access to my bank account online(i dont
    have internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my paypal account,
    and this is why i insisted on using paypal to pay,all i will need is your
    paypal email address to make the payments, and if you dont have a paypal
    account yet, you can set one up at http://www.paypal.com it cant take you less
    than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your paypal email so l can pay. I
    have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments has been
    sorted. l will be waiting for your reply asap.

    bjdoman2003@gmail.com

    SCAMMER!!!!!!

    He didn’t get me of course, but what a moron! What Marine Engineer these days doesn’t have Online Banking?

    My boss is 73 years old, and super old-school, and he even has online-banking now.

  94. Quiana-- -- -- July 17th, 2010 4:24 am

    i’m trying to sell my engagement ring and this is what these @$%holes sent me!

    Am interested in buying this lovely item for a close friend of mine as a surprise Wedding Gift.i will offer you $2400 for the item including shipping/insurance Via Usps Express Mail Service. So kindly get back to me with your registered PayPal email address for an instant payment or if you don’t have an account with PayPal, you can easily set up an account with them through http://www.paypal.com and get back to me with the email you use to sign up. You can send me a money request to this
    mail(bjdoman2003@gmail.com)
    Hope to read from you pretty soon.
    God Bless.

    GET A JOB YOU JERKS!!!!

  95. stan harris-- -- -- July 24th, 2010 2:12 pm

    here is another one:

    Thanks for your response and i am glad to read from you as regards the driving job,also for accepting the offer. I have contacted my wife concerning her pick up and for other purpose which she might need you for,which she told me is okay by her,i believe you are fit for this position in as much you will prove yourself a reliable,honest loyal and good person,Her arrival date should be Aug 6th. Your Job is for you to drive her for the period of time she would be around for the conference and some few places when she’s bored. The conference is going to last for 3weeks and I am offering you $500 weekly and you will make yourself available 3 times a week for her schedule for 3 to 5 hours each day,which means you will be working every monday,wednesday and friday that she will be attending the conference meeting so you will picking her and drop her back at the hotel after she finished the meeting.

    Requirements…

    All you need for you to work for her is to have a copy driver’s licence scanned,your full car registration and your car..

    If you are ready to take these Job I will want you to email me the following details…..

    Your full Name:
    Address in full:
    Telephone Number:

    A copy of your drivers licence (Scanned).

    I will be contacting her conference people’s accountant to forward you a check as payment after you agreed all the terms of this job….The accountant will be sending a payment that will cover your first week upfront salary and her expenses(Flight ticket, accommodation and other expenses) while she is with you at the conference in the state…

    If you are ok with all the terms every details will be furnished to you with the flight details as well as the airport information.

    N.B—- Incase you do not have a car we will have to hire a car and we will bear the expenses for that.

    Regards,
    Robert
    Tel: +44 70359 91455

  96. Johnny Hon-- -- -- August 31st, 2010 12:49 am

    Hello,Congratulations! This is a tentative offer of employment for the available Administrative Assistant position in the corporate offices of Heineken USA.As you know, this position pays a generous salary, plus benefits, and also provides potential to earn additional bonuses and incentives throughout the year. We are hiring rapidly at this time, and are fully prepared to make you an employment offer, provided that you comply with the rest of the recruitment terms. This is a full-time position. You will be responsible for assisting the VP, filing, keeping track of interoffice expenses and supplies, reserving conference rooms, answering phones, planning travel for sales executives, payroll review, and other related tasks.  Experience working as a receptionist, secretary, or administrative assistant is helpful, but not required as fully paid training is provided.To accept these terms and move on to the final stage of the recruitment process, you must provide us with a current copy of your credit report to go in your employment file. Heineken USA, Inc. has a zero-tolerance policy in regards to theft of company property.Your actual credit scores and payment history are not important to us; rather it is a means of verifying your identity, and will also serve as your acceptance of the position. Once you fill out the report, an email is automatically generated that notifies us of your acceptance of the position.  Once we receive notification that you have completed the report, we immediately mail you new-hire paperwork along with times for the next orientation. Be sure to bring 2 forms of identification with you to the orientation. Your free report can be obtained here:  http://nationalreport.net/application02430/We are hiring very aggressively, therefore this tentative offer of employent will expire three (3) full business days after the date sent.  If you choose not to accept the offer, or have any questions, please email me directly. We appreciate your interest in joining the team at Heineken USA, Inc.and hope you d

    Unfortunatly I fell for it and signed up for the site it linked me to. The credit report site looked legit and so did the email. Natalie .upland@heineken-beer.com. I checked the Heineken usa site and she was nowhere to be found. The real director of HR had a completely different name. I’m gonna try calling tomorrow when offices are open to get to the bottom of this. As well as cancel and demand a refund for the credit report. They have to be in on it too those scumbags. nationalcredit??.com i’ll keep you guys updated

  97. Gary Harris-- -- -- September 3rd, 2010 1:21 pm

    Anyone heard of GregWade001@gmail.com, he’s looking at jewelry and his english sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. Ridvan-- -- -- September 8th, 2010 10:48 am

    BLOODY FOOLS They tried again !! :O

    Great,
    i Was introduce to this site by my boss in the office,You really have
    a nice item on here.I will like to purchase this item for my pastor as
    a gift and i will offer you £1300 for the item. So i want you to get
    back to me with your PayPal email address or send me PayPal money
    request ASAP because i will be paying for this item immediately. Here
    is my PayPal ID you will send the money request

    Looking forward to read from you.
    God Bless.

  99. Sirina-- -- -- October 8th, 2010 6:12 pm

    Wow after reading a few posts here im shocked. I’ve actually been scammed. A man wanted me to dog sitter for him for a month.

    My name is Philip Johnson, I am the head civil engineer with Western American Industries and Renovation Co. London England…I just went through your resume as a good Pet sitter. Hence I would want to leave my dog ziggy in your care everyday as I would accompany 3 other delegates for an inspection tour of one of our Building project located near you in the United States. The inspection tour implies that I leave my hotel some few hours every day to the Building site and back home, this would make it difficult to take care of my dog; this tour would stretch from the 14th of Sept. through 14th of Oct.

    I need someone who can do 4 hours a day Monday – Friday, your duties is to walks him-create playtime-feeding-and clean ups.

    I would like to know your number of times and hours of availability weekly basis as soon as we arrive. So I can schedule my appointments with you…

    I’m offering $20 an hour plus gas/negotiable

    Ziggy is adorable and gets along easily with people and also very friendly. I would be sending a PICTURE of him as soon as I get a reply from you indicating your readiness for the job
     
    Thanks.
    Philip Johnson

     This is his email address. info@westernamericanindustriesllc.com

    And I’ve gotten emails like this:

    Hello,
    How are you doing and your family,hope you are all doing well?.I got your reply that you saw my advert on the site and that you are interested in working for me.I am looking for someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer me these services: Mail services: Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS(nothing illegal), Shop for Gifts Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf), Sit for delivery( at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.After going through your resume carefully.I think you can be able to handle this for me and i will be glad to let you have the job.

    Let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all of these services. Where are you located? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am in Australia so there will be no interview. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address.  If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my  mails/packages;you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket,  all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content.  The content of the packages are computer and electronics, Clothing business and personal letters..  All expenses and taxes will be covered by me.  You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month.  How much will you charge per week? I will pay $250.00.. That is not a bad offer is it?  I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Australia. I will return to USA in December so this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position.Hope to  hear  I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest  stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing’s…

    I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them… If I were to mail you money to do  my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below
     
    Full Name:
    Full Address:
    (NO P.O.BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Country:
    Zip Code:
    Phone Number:
    Age:
    Occupation :
    Sex
    Kindly e-mail me back with the details as soon as possible,so i can have your pay check issue for you in advance to start working
    Thanks
    Thomas

    I didn’t know this was a scam til I received two other emails just like this offering $500.

    I also got email asking for credit reports. I’m young and asked my mother and she told me that no one is suppose to know information like that.

  100. Sherry J.-- -- -- October 18th, 2010 9:21 am

    its me (10/18/2010 10:31:54 AM): Good morning, I received an email this morning regarding an interview over Yahoo Messenger with Richard Owen.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:32:04 AM): How are you doing
    its me (10/18/2010 10:32:09 AM): Im great thank you
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:32:34 AM): Are you ready for the interview?
    its me (10/18/2010 10:32:41 AM): I am.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:33:11 AM): What’s your Fullname,sex and where are you currently located ?
    its me (10/18/2010 10:33:38 AM): Sharon Edquist, Female/ Woodbridge, Virginia
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:33:50 AM): Why do you want this job,
    its me (10/18/2010 10:36:06 AM): I am new to Virginia area. I am seeking employment. I think that I would be the right candidate for your company. I have fantastic customer service qualities. I am a go-getter. I am eager to learn new and exciting things. This job, would mean financial gain and as a part would give me some financial freedom.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:36:14 AM): what do you understand by the term “pettycash”
    its me (10/18/2010 10:36:54 AM): “PettyCash” is simply, funds set aside for minor financial obligations.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:37:30 AM): are you currently employed ?
    its me (10/18/2010 10:37:34 AM): No.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:37:46 AM):
    How would you describe your work ethics and are you comfortable with the fact that this is an online/work from home job?
    its me (10/18/2010 10:39:35 AM): I would describe them as strong, positive attitude, loyal. my values as an individual are based on hard work and diligence. I am very comfortable with working from home. My last position with R&S Transport I worked from home 80% of the time.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:39:42 AM): Do you know how to make use of ms excel and whats ur typing speed ?
    its me (10/18/2010 10:40:02 AM): I am verty strong in all Microsft programs. I type aprox 92 wpm
    its me (10/18/2010 10:40:10 AM): *very
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:41:18 AM): This is a work from home job where you will be doing data entry(accounting related)work will be sent to you daily via emails and u are to submit work back to me at the end of the day via email…i will be your supervisor
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:41:38 AM): The pay for this job is $18.00/hr,Monday through Fridays,7hrs a day (Full-time)8am-3pm daily,you will be getting paid bi-weekly
    its me (10/18/2010 10:41:39 AM): Sounds Great.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:41:40 AM): You will be working for Solar Communications plc and you will be paid every two weeks either via check,paypal,bank transfer or money orders…whichever you prefer is fine
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:41:53 AM): How do you want your payment
    its me (10/18/2010 10:41:58 AM): check
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:42:53 AM): You will be needing some data entry softwares for this job
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:43:01 AM): QuickBook and BS 1 proffesional accounting software..
    its me (10/18/2010 10:43:33 AM): I have QuickBooks. BS 1 I made need an uplink.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:43:57 AM): the company will provide you with funds for there purchase via money orders…or check
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:44:12 AM): I will email a detailed location where it can be purchased
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:44:15 AM): The money orders will come to your house address via Ups courier service or FedEx courier service
    its me (10/18/2010 10:44:17 AM): OK
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:44:28 AM): You will have to email your contact information to me at the end of this interview..
    its me (10/18/2010 10:44:47 AM): Understood.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:45:20 AM): But before you can be fully employed,you will undergo a test of duty/trust which all our online staffs go through. This is to test your ability in handling petty cash that belong to the company,you will also obtain your mini office equipment and needed software during this process. After this process you begin your orientation and training immediately…..then you will have the oportunity to meet with your supervisor in person
    its me (10/18/2010 10:46:08 AM): Explain this, please.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:48:02 AM): Once this payment is delivered to you, you are to pocess them, make the necessary deductions for the softwares and also $100.00 deduction for yourself as a signing bonus..
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:48:13 AM): You are to get them cashed at your bank and make necessary deductions
    its me (10/18/2010 10:48:36 AM): Oh ok. gotcha!
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:48:54 AM): There will be a balance after the deduction for the softwares and deductions for your signing bonus. The balance is to be sent to the campanies Shipping Agent
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:49:02 AM): The shipping Agents information will be emailed to you along with details of the expected payment.
    its me (10/18/2010 10:49:12 AM): ok.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:49:45 AM): You are to make that transfer to him via Money Gram or Western Union. This is to effect shipping logistics for the equipments that will be shipped to you…
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:49:57 AM): once you get the data entry softwares you start your training…
    its me (10/18/2010 10:50:07 AM): ok.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:51:21 AM): you’re also expected to come online daily 8am your time for updates concerning the Money Orders you are expecting
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:51:29 AM): You will be sent an email regarding how you want your payroll and working schedule.
    its me (10/18/2010 10:51:41 AM): ok
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:52:11 AM): I want you to send me an email now with your contact details so that your information can be documented.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:52:13 AM): E-mail me now the following so i can send you the money orders
    Your Fullname………
    Contact address…….
    Home and cell phone #…..

    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:52:17 AM): Send it to
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:52:36 AM): homeworkers147@yahoo.com
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:52:54 AM): Do it now
    its me (10/18/2010 10:53:10 AM): absolutely!
    its me (10/18/2010 10:57:50 AM): Done
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 10:59:08 AM): Ok
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 11:00:06 AM): I did not get it
    its me (10/18/2010 11:00:28 AM): do you want to wait a few minutes, or send it again?
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 11:00:33 AM): homeworkers147@yahoo.com
    its me (10/18/2010 11:00:55 AM): Yes!
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 11:02:46 AM): Can you resend it
    its me (10/18/2010 11:03:03 AM): doing it now
    its me (10/18/2010 11:06:06 AM): Message Sent
    Sent to
    = Already in Contacts
    homeworkers147@yahoo.com
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 11:14:04 AM): I did not get it still
    its me (10/18/2010 11:14:26 AM): would you like me to try another email address? Ive sent it twice.
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 11:14:58 AM): Send it to solarcom147@yahoo.com
    its me (10/18/2010 11:15:05 AM): Thank You
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 11:17:56 AM): Are you done
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 11:18:59 AM): Are you there
    BUZZ!!!
    its me (10/18/2010 11:19:15 AM): yes! I have sent it!
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 11:19:28 AM): Can i have your number
    solarcom147 is typing…
    solarcom147 (10/18/2010 11:19:34 AM): Cell phone
    its me (10/18/2010 11:20:18 AM): I have contacted solarcom in Atlanta Georgia to let them know of the Scam that you are attempting. Bookmark

  101. nicole-- -- -- October 28th, 2010 12:43 am

    some company called bit by bit is supposed to be sending me a check and i cash it and i send some money to someone else and keep 300 of it some and the person told me that he wants to meet me in person. i have a gut feeling this is a scam so i emailed them n told them i don’t feel comfortable doing this until i meet them in person and if the check comes im going to send it back to them.. do you think i did the right thing?

  102. JulieM-- -- -- November 17th, 2010 8:46 am

    I recieved this after applying for a bookkeeping position, I replied to their “offer” and if you look at the bottom, this was my reply…..STAY AWAY FROM THIS!!!!!

    This is very unusual and extremely unprofessional, from the spelling to grammar, etc. Not interested.

    > Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 07:20:00 +0100
    > Subject: Re: bookkeeping position
    > From: nielsenoutsourcingfirm@gmail.com
    > To:
    > Hello Applicant,
    > I really appreciated for your best reply and i can see you are ready
    > to work with us plz my yahoo messenger ID is .smithcules . i work as
    > a contractor by Outsourcing payment for various companies. Now i am
    > looking to expand my service and therefore want to hire a book-keeper
    > on contract who have an idea on how to operate and work with the
    > VersaCheck gold 2012 accounting software or if you are quick learner
    > you can easily learn it. Please read carefully. Just come and chat
    > live with me on Yahoo Instant Messenger as that is faster, and easier
    > for quick communication, My Id on Yahoo IM is (smithcules@yahoo.com).
    > For job processing and detail: add { smithcules } at yahoo dot com to
    > your yahoo IM or give me your messenger IM I will like you to add me
    > for further discussion as soon as possible..Your Utmost Response will
    > be highly appreciated,Please note that even if you are not
    > interested,do so by sending a simple not interested message so i can
    > move on by searching for someone else.
    >
    > Im awaiting your best reply,
    >
    > Regards,
    > Smith. A . Cole
    > Senior Accounting CPS Specialist

    > Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:16:04 +0100
    > Subject: Re: bookkeeping position
    > From: nielsenoutsourcingfirm@gmail.com
    > To: >
    > fuck your mama

  103. GinaG-- -- -- December 2nd, 2010 2:48 am

    OKAY so I put an ad up on Craigslist advertising myself as a Personal Assistant and I got a Phone Call and I am pretty sure this is a SCAM too because each email I get is asking me for my PayPal Account. I can’t see how the guy will benefit from Paying me for working for him through PayPal but I have just spent 4 Hrs on different sites and I it seems my concerns might be legitimate because
    1) he could be using a stolen credit card
    2) once I give him my login, he is one step closer to accessing my account info which is linked to credit cards, bank info etc
    3) IF he did pay me for hours worked i honesttly would NOT be stupid enough to send him money under NO circumstances because I have got screwed over enough times in this country to have learned about the different scams BUT I read PayPal can reverse the transactions….sooooo, still not really sure how that can affect me BUT still Red Flags…so here it goes..

    FROM: fredrickhughes19@gmail.com
    Hi Georgie,

    I really appreciate the fact that you work with a company already,i did not want to hire just anybody, i need not,explain,direct,correct etc all the the time. I need someone who already knows the basic just a little briefing to top it up.You should be efficient,self-motivated,organised,posses good communication skill,be IT literate and above all be socially presentable.(be elegant)
    As my PA you duties are not limited to reading, monitoring and responding to the principal’s email, – answering calls and handling queries, – preparing correspondence on the principal’s behalf, – commissioning work on the principal’s behalf, – liaising with staff, clients, etc., – managing the principal’s electronic diary, – booking meetings, – organizing travel and preparing complex travel itineraries, – writing minutes, – taking dictation, – planning, organizing and managing events, – managing a budget, – attending events/meetings as the principal’s representative, – conducting research on the internet, – writing reports, executive summaries and newsletters, – preparing presentations, – preparing papers for meetings, – managing and reviewing filing and office systems, – updating websites, – typing documents, – sourcing and ordering stationery and office equipment, – managing projects, – managing a driver.

    The terms below apply
    Bonus (or Commission) Potential: Effective upon satisfactory completion of the first 5 days of employment, and based upon the goals and objectives agreed to on my arrival you may be eligible for a bonus. The bonus plan should such a plan exist, will be based on the formula determined by both parties.

    Non-Complete Agreement: My standard -non-complete agreement must be signed prior to start.Balance of salary will be forfeited

    Personal Emergency Time Off: Vacation is accrued at 2 hours per pay period, which is equivalent to two hours per week.

    Expenses: Spell out any reasonable moving or other transition expenses will be reimbursed.

    Car/Phone/Travel Expenses: Normal and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed alongside the bonus at the end of the contract.

    Your employment is at-will and either party can terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

    Am willing to pay $25/hr,half at the beginning and the balance at close of business every day.Do you have a Paypal account in case you do not want to work from my hotel room you might need to rent a little office space and order some stationary ahead of my arrival.

    Acknowledge conformity by sending an acceptance letter.I look forward to hear from you.

    Sincerely.

    Fredrick Hughes

    – See, some of this didn’t make sense like renting an office?? The bad grammar BUT i know he isn’t American just from talking to him and what he said over the phone didn’t match what he emailed me. I WANT to stay hopeful cos i need the income BUT the RED FLAGS r up.

    If anyone knows for SURE about this 1 pls message.

    THANKS
    G

  104. GinaG-- -- -- December 2nd, 2010 3:11 am

    Okay this answers my question….YES its a SCAM and I think you’ll find this article VERY useful about online job scams. Thanks G

    1. Introduction

    Job seekers who use online job search web sites must be careful to avoid a type of job scam in which the applicant is asked to accept payment to his or her own bank account. These are known as payment-forwarding or payment-transfer scams.

    Payment-transfer scams involve a con artist who pretends to be an employer. The con artist uses a job ad to lure an unsuspecting job seeker, or they may use information from a resume they have found online. Such con artists can be quite convincing, and may even steal company names and corporate logos to convince victims that they are legitimate employers.

    After the con artist has won the job seeker’s trust, the con artist tricks the job seeker into giving up bank account numbers. The reasons given for this can be clever. One ploy is to tell the job seeker they can only deliver paychecks by “direct deposit.

    “The “job” a job seeker will be asked to do involves forwarding or wiring money from a personal bank account, a PayPal account, or from Western Union to another account. The other account is often overseas. As part of their pay, the job seeker is instructed to keep a small percentage of the money as their payment. Sometimes the payment for making the money transfer is as low as $15. Sometimes it is as high as several hundred or several thousand dollars. Almost always, the money the victims are transferring is stolen, and therefore, the victims are committing theft and wire fraud. Usually, this kind of scam involves at least two or three victims.

    There are many variations of payment-forwarding scams. Following are very simple tips that will go far to protect you from falling victim with some clarifications noted below. Again, this scam can be quite clever and refined.

    Do not give personal bank account, PayPal account, or credit card numbers to an employer.
    Do not agree to have funds or paychecks direct deposited to any of your accounts by a new employer.
    Do not forward, transfer, or “wire” money to an employer.
    Do not transfer money and retain a portion for payment.
    Legitimate employers do not usually need your bank account numbers. While direct deposit of a paycheck is a convenience, if that is the only option an employer offers, then you should not accept the job. A legitimate employer will give you the option of direct deposit, but not demand that it is used. You should wait until you have met the employer in person before agreeing to a direct deposit option.

    There is one exception to this: the U.S. government typically does require that employees agree to direct deposit. If you have been interviewed in person, and you are sure that you are dealing with a government agency, then agreeing to direct deposit is not a problem. Also, if you have been working for an employer for a while and you are very sure about their legitimacy, then agreeing to a direct deposit is usually fine. This is especially true if you have received a number of paychecks from the employer and you have met the employer in person. “Work from home” and telecommuting jobs are most at risk when agreeing to direct deposit, especially from brand new employers. Use caution and good sense.

    Regarding payment transfers, while some jobs may require an employee to make transfers for employers, legitimate employers making this request will go to extraordinary efforts to check the job seeker prior to making the hire. This would involve meeting the jobseeker in person and conducting rigorous interviews. This kind of job hire would not be made via email or even the telephone or a single meeting. And a legitimate employer would typically ask you to make transfers from their business accounts, not yours. You need to draw a line and understand that transferring money for employers from your personal bank account or personal PayPal account is off-limits, period.

    2. Known Red Flags

    Payment-forwarding scams contain certain “red-flags” that should alert you to fraudulent job ads. Here are the known red flags:

    Request for bank account numbers.
    Request for Social Security number (SSN).
    Request to “scan the ID” of a job seeker, for example, a drivers’ license. Scam artists will say they need to
    scan job seekers’ IDs to “verify identity.” This is not a legitimate request.
    A contact email address that is not a primary domain. For example, an employer calling itself “Omega Inc.” with a Yahoo! email address.
    Misspellings and grammatical mistakes in the job ad.
    Monster.com lists descriptive words in job postings that are tip-offs to fraud. Their list includes “package-forwarding,” “money transfers,” “wiring funds,” “eBay,” and “PayPal.” World Privacy Forum researchers also found that the terms “Foreign Agent Agreement” often appears in contracts and emails sent to job seekers.

  105. GinaG-- -- -- December 3rd, 2010 10:05 pm

    Me again, soooooo I emailed the guy and told him I was concerned it was a Scam because of my research which said

    If they ask for PayPal
    Poor Grammar

    yay da ya da ya da….and i told him in a really nice way I couldnt accept his employment because I was concerned it was a scam and the guy was very gracious and understanding….HENCE my Post that I might have been WRONG and I wish I could delete the poor guy’s email from my post above.

    I do want to keep the 1 article up above that does tell you about the online scams to watch out for BUT pls dis-regard my 1st posting and if the owners of the blog check and remove anything pls remove that posting w/his email and this one.

    STAY safe everyone
    GG

  106. GinaG-- -- -- December 6th, 2010 6:52 pm

    It WAS a SCAM, the guy finally confessed to me today that he IS a scammer and he isn’t even in this country…..sooooo EVERYONE beware of

    fredrickhughes19@yahoo.com or gmail.com

    he says they are launching a new company here and he wants to posts ads on yahoo hot jobs OR craigslist and he needs you to do it

    He’ll go as far as saying they can give you a reference to people here verifying them.

    I was always 50/50 about this guy but in wanting to trust him BUT being cautious i had opened a separate PayPal not linked to any bank accounts, no money ever passed between me or him so that was good, he saw how persistent i was in trying to help him BUT i always tok a cautous road, not using my OWN CL accounts and tody to verify the account i told him i needed to use HIS phone number to verify it and CL couldnt so I told him i’d wait for him to get me a number…finally he fessed up that it had all been a scam so THERE you have it, WOW man.

    New scams every day, he started emailing me people’s PRIVATE information, like AOL user account information and a whole bunch of information like people’s credit card information, and told me he could make me tons of money I told him i was NOT interested and NEVER EVER in a MILLION years would be in scamming people and to stopemailing me all this information and that iwas keeping a record of everything.

    SO he got pissed off and told me to keep my mouth shut and started insulting me soo I signed off and removed him from my messenger. I will of course forward this information immediatelty to the FBI BUT since I already had a running tab of a posssible SCAM i wanted to keep everyone updated, you never know.

    Good luck and Take Care
    GG

  107. Josie-- -- -- February 26th, 2011 4:51 am

    Nearly got scammed….. lucky I asked sooo many questions and didnt go through with it… I posted my ad online expecting someone local to buy my car, but then got this sms from some guy called Mathew… saying that he will offer more than my asking price (too good to be true), and to email him details of my car:

    I won’t be available to come for inspection my self due to my transfer to Newzealand . I have a pick-up agent that will contact you on where and when the pick-up will take place after have completed the payment but i will like you to tell me a little bit more about the present mechanical condition of the Vehicle on how often do you service it and the history ?
    Your quick response is greatly appreciated then i can proceed with this transaction immediately. but am sorry but I can only make the payment via PayPal. I can’t make a Bank transfer from another country because of the security attached to my internet banking neither can I send a Bank draft or cashiers cheque. In other words, I can only make a bank transfer from the IP I used in registering for my internet banking. The only available and secure method for me to make the payment is PayPal , but if you can not do that then am sorry i will have to try else where because i need to be safe and if you don’t have one i will advice you to on http://www.paypal.au or http://www.paypal.com and register with them and link to your Account and get back to me with your PayPal email
    And as soon as you reply me with your PayPal Account email i will make the Payment immediately i want to make the payment now when the pick up agent inform me i will have to pay for the freight fee before they can schedule a pick up time with you and they are charging $600 for the pick up and delivery to Tasmania and they said the payment must be sent only to their Co-Operate International Headquarter in Johannesburg and the payment must be made to them through Western Union or Money Gram money transfer.

    And due to the fact that i can only make a Payment only via PayPal i will add the $600 and the 2.4% that PayPal is charging you to the money am sending to you through PayPal and immediately i make the payment to you, I will contact you and please i will need you to help me send the money to my pick up agent’s Hq in Johannesburg through western union money transfer after i have sent you the full payment. I would have done it myself but I can’t send money through that means due to my present location. I’m a little incapacitated but I’ll appreciate your help here as soon as i make the Payment to you .

    Please respond a.s.a.p. so that I can proceed in making all the payment to you now
    Regards
    Mathew

    HOW FUNNY!!! Obviously thinks I’m silly…. I dont even have a paypal account, let alone internet banking… :)
    I offered to give him some prices of a few local/national freight carries here, but he ignored my offers…
    The last email I got was:
    Here is the pick up agent information needed for you to send the money through western union money transfer:

    Name: Emmanuel Olawale
    Address: 413 Broughton Street, Gaston
    State: Johannesburg
    Zip code 27832
    Country: South Africa
    Amount: $600
    Question: what is the Color
    Answer: White
    Email me the necessary details; the mtcn which you will be given at the western union office after you have sent the pick up fee, the name of the sender, address and the question and answer you used in sending the money so that I can forward it to PayPal or better still, you can email it to PayPal directly, that is fine with me as well so that they can credit your account with $2,700.00. Please send me your address where the vehicle will be picked up and also your phone number because I must forward it to the agent who will contact you immediately they have received the payment and your account is credited so that a convenient pick up time can be booked.

    I didnt even get the chance to open a PAYPAL account…. how weird??? :)

  108. Mariano-- -- -- March 4th, 2011 6:35 pm

    This is my experience with scammers along this week:
    . is this item still availible and whats the least you will take for it. = sherwin johnson [slj_66@hotmail.com]
    . Still available for sale? My name is Mike = jeff thomas [jeffthomas210@gmail.com]
    . Hi there,Is this item still available for sale? My name is Mike = Timothy Massaro [timassaro4life723@gmail.com]
    . is this item still availible and whats the least you will take for it. = sherwin johnson [slj_66@hotmail.com]
    . Still up for sale? = David Davis [adsgydh678dd@gmail.com]
    .I LIKE THIS ONE, more sophisticated. It includes the complete description, price and area, excellent job but not enough, received one hour after I posted the add:
    Hi,
    Concerning your posting Lot of 13 Dell Axim X50 Handheld Portable Computer w/ Windows Mobile – $495 (Piscataway) placed on the Craigs-List web site.
    Is it still up for sale?

    GOOD LUCK GUYS, BE AWARE OF LOTS OF DIRTY HUNTERS THAT THE ONLY THING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR IS YOUR E-MAIL (when you respond). THEN THEY SELL YOUR E-MAIL AND AREA WHERE YOU LIVE (it is in the ad) TOGETHER WITH THOUSANDS THAT THEY COLLECT LIKE YOURS. SCAMMER COMPANIES PAY VERY GOOD MONEY FOR A LIST OF E-MAIL WITH THEIR AREAS.

  109. Emily-- -- -- April 3rd, 2011 2:11 pm

    Another scammer….

    Email #1 Hello,
    I reviewed your resume and glad to get back to you with more details,this is more like a part time online job
    because you basically receive instructions by email from time to time.
    My name is Dave Moore ,51yrs ,Male ,old,married with 2 kids.i run a property management maintaining,
    leasing and managing apartment units,
    single familyresidential homes, condos and commercial properties for foreign investors .
    I need someone to work with me online from his or her home own as personal
    assistant to monitor and keep me up to date with my activities.
    Duties and Requirements:
    ————————–
    ***Assisting in Processing all owner distribution batches.
    ***Process rental applications in Resident Data.
    ***Prepare a week Notification for all tenancy expiration .
    ***Retrieve and process faxes
    ***Send unpaid rent notifications to tenants.
    ***Deposit and monitor payments of all owner contributions.
    ***send and disburse payment on rent,lease and tenancy
    and Attorney fees for drawing agreement plans
    Available during regular business hours
    Organized and able to take instructions well
    Dependable, Reliable, Trustworthy a must
    Excellent English language skills (both spoken and written)
    Must have good attention to detail
    Must be a problem solver and not a problem maker
    Have great work ethic and attitude, as well as people skills
    pay-attention to detail, capable of multi-tasking, and works well
    under stress at times.
    Benefits:
    – Yearly performance bonus
    – Paid vacation/sick/personal days
    – Medical benefits
    Working hours:Mon-Friday
    Total Hours (Per Week):20
    Salary:$250 weekly($1000 monthly)
    This position is home-based and flexible part time job,you can be in
    any location you will be working from your home doing all the
    activities from your computer.
    Am out of state for contract in asia and i will be back month end
    hence i want you to start working for me and I do have a number of
    things you could help me with this week if you will be available to
    start.This can act as a stable foundation to our working relationship.
    I have the first task waiting for you to know if you are ready to work

    Hoppers Rental ©
    214 230 9096
    davmoore77@yahoo.com
    Let God lead the way when opportunity presents itself

    Email #2:

    Dear
    This e-mail is to notify you about your first assignment which starts immediately. Read and make sure you understand all that is stated below to avoid any mistakes.

    You will receive a package (Check) from fedex courier today.

    The Payment was issued to cover the assignment bills i.e office equipments needed,attorney fees and also your weekly wage.

    Once you receive the Check, you should take the Check to your bank and have it deposited for day or more to cash.. If cash is given immediately you should email me for the next step.
    Pls stay in touch and confirm receipt of this email.
    Cheers

    Email #3:

    It is most unfair and unprofessional of you to have ignore our numerous emails as regards the our money and the assignment you signed up for . Anyways if we do not hear from you in 24hrs, we will have to take a formal action against you by reporting the matter to the authority ( INTERPOL AND THE FBI) for theft.
    pls get back soon ..

    I actually gave the check to the police the day I received it. They confirmed my suspicion that it was a scam. So, just wanted to help keep everyone updated…

  110. rana-- -- -- April 9th, 2011 12:53 pm

    Hi a friend of mine actually just got scammed and she doesnt know what to do becuase she deposited the check in her account already OMG, has anyone else went through with it please give her some advice.

  111. SCOTT-- -- -- April 26th, 2011 7:16 am

    I CANT BELEIVE IM READING THIS!
    I SINCERELY FEEL SORRY FOR ANY OF YOU THAT HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO THESE A**HOLES, BUT PLEASE USE SOME COMMON SENSE, MOM ALWAYS SAID IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT PROBABLY IS!
    YOU CONTROL EVERYTHING- DO ANY OF YOU REALLY THINK SOMEONE OUT THERE GIVES A CRAP ABOUT YOU AND WANTS TO PAY MORE THAN YOUR ASKING, OR SEND YOU FREE MONEY , OR BUY YOUR SILLY MERCHANDISE FROM OVERSEAS ETC
    USE YOUR HEAD PEOPLE GET OFF FACEBOOK AND GET BACK TO MAKING EDUCATED DECISIONS PLEASE!
    EVERYTIME I HEAR ABOUT SOMEONE BEING TAKEN LIKE THIS, ITS EMBARRASING TO ME AS A FELLOW AMERICAN

  112. My name-- -- -- May 24th, 2011 2:04 am

    This idiot doesn’t even know his “other name” shows up in emails. He is Tim Massaro but also Pastor Mike Johnson. Oh because he is a man of the cloth I shall get right back to this loser!
    ——————————————————————————–

    From:

    “Timothy Massaro”
    Add sender to Contacts

    To:

    sale-abcsu-2397045052@craigslist.org

    ** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY — AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
    ** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
    ** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
    ** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html


    Hello,Is this item still up for sale?I am Pastor Mike Johnson.

  113. M-- -- -- June 2nd, 2011 6:29 pm

    I recently applied for a job on Craigslist by sending an email to younger.mill@gmail.com. He’s a scam artist. He asked me for the following information which seemed reasonable.

    FIRST NAME ………………… SURNAME………………
    HOME ADDRESS(NOT P.O BOX)……………..
    CITY ………..STATE…………..ZIP CODE…………
    PHONE NUMBER (S) ……………………
    PRESENT OCCUPATION……………….. ….
    GENDER………….
    AGE……….

    Then he sent me the offered me the following job as an admin for $450/week and sent me the following letter. This fits into the Excess funds scam category. So, I rejected the offer.

    Hello,

    Have received your confirmation e-mail and Congratulate on your new job.

    That means you are ready to take the job position am offering , I’m sure you’ll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point. Please note that this position is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules, it’s a part-time, work from home basis and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it’s a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you’ll be doing per week. If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extra while you do something else on the side. As I have said, I’d want us to get a head start with things as soon as possible. I do have a pile up of work and a number of unattended chores which you can immediately assist me with and i hope we can meet up with the workload eventually.

    Permit me to use the coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I’m confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us. I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a good boss. I am also glad on the commitment in working. I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me next week is to run some errands out to some of the orphanage home, I do that every new month.

    The funds will be in form of check and it will be issued to you including your 450$ first week payment, am going to email the list of what to do to you as soon as i compile them all but it will be better to wait till you get the fund before i give you the list . You will make some arrangements by buying some stuff for the orphanage kids at any nearest store around .

    I will get back to you with the task for next week. Please understand you will be paid for the first week immediately ( Check Payment ) as i have stated in my message above ,its important for me to have everything setup before i get back from my trip. Hope i am clear with that.

    Get back to me asap..

    Mr.Younger Mill

  114. Milford Gascot-- -- -- September 13th, 2011 1:41 pm

    Hello there, I adore your weblog. Is there something I can do to obtain updates like a subscription or something? I am sorry I am not familiar with RSS?

  115. jetaime5406-- -- -- September 19th, 2011 10:13 pm

    RESPONDING TO “marvin on February 18th, 2009 2:12 pm” POST:

    Since it is now 2011, I don’t think the poster (“marvin”) will be checking this anytime soon, if at all, but the message you received is OBVIOUSLY a scam.

    Aside from the comments that other people have left, did you stop to think why would the individual would need you to send him back money for air fare to the States when he’s a businessman and could probably very well afford it himself? Otherwise, if he really couldn’t afford the flight to the States, why would he send you more than what you need, only for you to return a portion of it back to him? The message has “SCAM” written all over it. Hope you didn’t fall for it.

    -Jetaime5406

  116. seo-- -- -- January 31st, 2012 12:58 pm

    Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Terrific blog and superb design and style.

  117. Kay-- -- -- April 4th, 2012 9:51 pm

    beware of Michael Reynolds posting ad in craigslist for personal assistant. he is asking for personal information.

  118. David-- -- -- March 25th, 2013 6:51 pm

    I answered a job offer for a Warehouse Position for $18 per hr. This was the first thing that seemed strange.
    Then I received an immediate response asking for my personal info. I played along and less than a week later… I have a real FAKE check in my hands for $2450.00
    Who in their right mind would fall for such a thing. NO ONE will trust someone they never met face to face with $2450.
    First call in the morning in the University this check is drawn on, then to the bank on the check, then to the authorities. I can’t believe they sent it USPS, from a real address in NJ. Although that is probably fake too. But it was printed by a label printer through the USPS website.
    At the least i wasted a little of their time and a few dollars of their money to get the check to me.
    If you ever get one of these checks in your hands… NEVER CASH THEM. It is a felony in every state. And can lead to Federal charges, especially in the Post Office is used.

  119. David-- -- -- March 25th, 2013 6:53 pm

    His name is Michael Chad anduses the email michaelchad@gmail.com
    The address the check was sent from is a Judith Dunham in Morristown, NJ.

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