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Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 2386
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 2:31 pm:   Edit Post

i got this email in response to a listing on craigs. the email address was i can find no listing of a website. one has to be leary in light of the woman who was robbed after putting a diamond ring on craigslist.


Good day and hope you are doing great?.My assistant told me that you still have the item for sale. I am willing to pay your asking price,You will receive your payment in 4-6 working days,i would have loved to come and see it in person but due to the busy nature of my job that wont permit me,i will be making payment by money order or check and i will be needing your phone number, full name, address or p.o box address to make the payment to as i do not want to lose this sales to other potential buyers,if you will keep it in my favour,i dont mind adding thirty ($30) dollar for the delay.pick-up wont be a problem as i already have an arrangement for that once you receive payment.
Awaiting your reply
Senior Member
Username: jet_powers

Post Number: 513
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 2:45 pm:   Edit Post

Sure does. It has the feel of those Nigerian scams that were going around a few years ago...
Senior Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 768
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 2:50 pm:   Edit Post

Stay away!
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9663
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 4:20 pm:   Edit Post

This is absolutely a scam. I've seen very similar wording on many other scams reported on the net, and got one like it myself from a craigslist listing I had up.
Intermediate Member
Username: thumbsup

Post Number: 140
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 4:29 pm:   Edit Post

you could reply and ask for their phone number, full name and business name, business address, no po box accepted, then verify info by 411 inquire ....if they are listed in may be do have to be ware of scammers
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4590
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

Hello, I am to like your item. It is the exact (name item here) that I looking have been for. I am to pick up item in person and will pay adding moneys and your initial offering amount. Please send full name, date of birth, mothers maiden name, all credit card numbers, bank account numbers, passwords, and a copy of your signature. Upon receipt check mail to send you to. Check may be for additional sums to item. Please return extra sums in cash.

Intermediate Member
Username: wideload

Post Number: 156
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 5:19 pm:   Edit Post

Bill- So YOU"RE the guy sending all those emails! You scoundrel!
Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 648
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post

Common scam... they use a counterfeit money order.
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 2387
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post

his next email was that he is in europe traveling and will send a money order and arrange pick up
i think i will let it go
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 742
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 4:59 pm:   Edit Post

Have you gotten the one yet where someone you know is traveling and lost their passport and traveler's checks and asks you to wire them money so they can get a plane ticket home? There are more scams than you can imagine out there.
Username: hg30904

Post Number: 86
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 - 4:16 am:   Edit Post

Hey Flax, I listed a computer piece on Craigslist recently and got a couple of the same emails. The followup was that the sender's assistant got the amount wrong, and sent payment to me that was scheduled for someone else (my name, their amount). It was kindly requested that I cash the money order, pocket my amount, and send them back the difference (after all, I am an honest man...right?). This is an updated scam. The money order is not legit but your bank will cash it and days later it will get rejected and they will deduct the money from your account. By then you will have sent the money to the scammer. FWIW, I have not actually received the money order yet. Either his assistant, or the post office, is slower than expected.

Don't walk, run...high dollar items on Craigslist seem to attract this scam nowadays.

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