Craigslist Scams

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  • SCAM! No background on Google search


    Was looking for a roommate on Craigslist. Emailed a couple of people and this one responded very quick. Did a search on the name and nothing came back. Used the email they provided and found this web page. Same emails these other people got I got. Just a warning. Here is the email that this person sends out.

    Hello, I am looking to rent soon and i think its fair to let you know about me, Name is Adison McComas, 27y/o single female, easygoing and fun to be around. I don't smoke, drink nor do drugs. I clean up after myself, as well as my environment, I am respectful of other people's privacy and opinions. I am pet friendly but do not own any. I'm from Rapid City, S.Dakota and the reason behind my move is simply because of change. And this is about time as i just lost my mother to cancer (I have been putting off my move just because she's been sick for long). I have been wanting to try a new place, have new experience, and most importantly achieve my goals. I was a travel Nurse by profession, but teaching yoga is what i love doing and i have broad knowledge of yoga/wellness as i had the opportunity to learn from Baron Baptiste Sch and i have been teaching people here too. I am a christian, and yoga to me is about the purity of the body and mind/improving health and I will never bring it home if you object to it. About rent, I have money saved up, so you wouldn't have to worry about me paying rent/bills on time till i get settled. I am financially reliable and it has been a plus making money from teaching yoga as a lot of people are doing yoga these days. I also plan making my own yoga videos and I also will be looking to rent a space in the area(or maybe studio/gym) when i move, as i planned giving yoga classes to people there when i move. I would like to find a place before i start looking around for position at hospitals there too. I choose to tell you all about me as i need no drama, so please email me back if you are looking to rent ASAP and let me know if i am someone you'd like to rent to. I will provide my number, pics in the next email. Thanks for your time and i await your next email with details, pics too.


    And heres another

    Hi again, I appreciate the response, I hope you understand that im still here?, i would have loved to see the room and meet you but it will really be hard making a trip over there and coming back here. I just want to make a solid arrangement before embarking on moving plans. And do let me know how soon i can move in as my move in date is flexible. I'm good with values and will always respect your space/privacy. I am serious about renting and can provide rent/deposit upon request. I'm including my pics to this email so as to put a face to the msgs and if you are to rent, we will make arrangement to chat on phone and you can tell me all i need to do. (Please let me know incase you do not get the pics, so i can resend directly as i got failure delivery because your email only shows Hoping to read from you.


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    • My demands: STAY AWAY
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Adison McComas
    Sep 22, 2018
    Complaint #: 2852
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  • Travel Nurse Yoga Instructor at It Again


    Was looking at CL for a roommate and responded on an ad.

    I liked her spirit with the first email but ai was definitely hesitant right away. Did a little more emailing and by the time I received the 2nd email without answering my questions from her first response, I knew something was absolutely wrong. I awaited until she gave me some tangible info. Lo and behold, I googled her address and phone number and this came out.
    I've not responded yet but I don't even know if I want to waste anymore time than what I already have. I've taken screen shots of her email and pictures but it's unfortunate the isn't a way to post with this complain to help others know.
    I'm surprised she hasn't caught up to checking her own number to see what comes up.

    ***The emails she sent me were verbatim to the above complaints***

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    • My demands: Nothing, Just to warn others not to fall for the scam
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Adriane Mccurach
    • Phone: 605-956-8982
    • URL: [email protected]
    Jul 02, 2018
    Complaint #: 2837
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  • Shauna Durrance scammer greeley colorado


    Beware scammer Shauna Durrance is Greeley Colorado area she post furniture on Craigslist beware there WILL BE MISSING PART AND YOU WILL BE TO BLAME!!

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    • My demands: Copy of the add so I my take legal action
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $150.00
    • Agents: Shauna Durrance
    • Phone: 229-254-4386
    Jan 08, 2018
    Complaint #: 2787
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  • Yoga is Good Scammer


    She posted a CL ad that she was looking for a drama free room to rent. Emails had poor grammer, and she said she wanted to open a yoga studio. Stated her address was 1920 Monte Vista Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702 and that she was house sitting while her sister was on her honeymoon. She asked for my full name and address so she could send me a check for the security deposit, or the first month's rent. Discovered similar complaints about person before I sent it.

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    • My demands: Scammer be caught
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Adalyne (Addie) McLimans
    • Phone: 605-277-2399
    • URL: [email protected]
    Jan 02, 2018
    Complaint #: 2781
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  • Repeat Scammer - Adalyn McLennan


    After looking for renter(s) for a house of rooms I am trying rent out, I saw this person's ad looking a room/room share on craigslist in hawaii, as I live in hawaii.

    The emails sent me are the same exact ones that I have reviewed here on Angry Citizen under the name of Adalyn McLennan, whom I had been conversing with on Gmail regarding her looking for a place to relocate to. Her emails to me match exactly to the emails others have received before, and who have supposedly been "scammed" by this Adalyn person who stated she lived in Rapid City, South Dakota.

    I googled her name just to check if there was a match to see if she actually had a profile that I could review and Google sent me here where I reviewed numerous complaints of the very same person or persons that did them wrong using the same tactic(s)?

    I will try to report this person(s) to the authorities and discontinue my conversation immediately. I am glad that I found the information on this site before I got "scammed", however, I feel "scammed" already even though I did not receive of cash a check yet, and am very angry right now.

    I am making this compliant to show that this is still happening as I speak to you today, 12/26/17. Please let's all work to stop this "scammer".

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    • My demands: Please let's all work to stop this "scammer".
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Adalyn McLennan
    • Phone: 605-277-2399
    Dec 26, 2017
    Complaint #: 2775
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  • Scammed in Spokane WA


    Got a message it was a former friend who forgot I had his number he was posing as a child. He scams craigslist pay pal off facebook from a fake acct changes names & spoofs #'s

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    • My demands: He needs to be stopped & held accountable!
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,000.00
    • Agents: Charles Shore
    • Phone: 509-202-6627, 509-202-9904
    Dec 23, 2017
    Complaint #: 2774
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Public discussion


K Mor

Sep 30, 2019 6:15 AM

Let's charge for a criminal/background check & fingerprints lol


Jan 09, 2018 4:54 PM

How do I block her from emailing me


Jan 09, 2018 4:53 PM

She have been emailing me about renting my room. She gave me all this alone and I just looked her up now but she's been I'm trying to block her but I can't seem to block her any suggestions she signed everything Addie

Stacie Linkletter

May 12, 2017 2:58 PM

Your post just saved me 2500.00 .

Stacie Linkletter

May 12, 2017 2:52 PM

I'm so glad I saw this. We were talking to this very person today


Apr 27, 2017 5:23 AM

so this dude is such a good liar. he told me he was going to help me get sober and that he was a rich dude from beverly hills and he didnt want to see me in the place where i was. he sold me on this idea that we could just party all day and smoke weed. my dumb ass bought it. he is actually a drug addict who lives with his parents and tried to bring me back to san marcus and fuck me in a motel six and got upset and accused me of being a heroin addict when i tried to leave. he took me back the next day when i threatened to calll the cops and then stole my purse from the house i stay at when no one was looking, containing all my money, a $400 wallet, my social security card, my id, insurance card, etc. he then hid outside for a few hours and then stormed in screaming at both of us, saying that i stole his phone and $250 from him and he wasnt leaving till he got it, he threatened psysical violence and he took my phone from me and tried to walk out with it until my roomate stopped him. he charged at both of us. my roomate was trying to let him calm down to avoid any further issues, like it wasnt already one. then after he left i saw him run off down the street, because he had hidden his car. when he was on the porch he broke one of my heels off of my shoes. later that week he came back and acted like nothing had happened, he called me on like 5 different phone numbers saying that he was sorry for the miscommunication and he didnt have my purse. i told him to shove it up his ass. i knew this guy for 3 miserable days and i know for a fact he is mentally unstable and he probably has fucked over a lot of people just like us. my situation is unresolved but i just wanted to post this incase anyone ever happens upon jay or jade.

nina berry

Apr 04, 2017 8:44 PM

I am actually emailing with her back and forth as we I felt is was a scam so I just kept her talking. Same camper and same price... Wants me to pay through ebay it is

Kerry Cromie

Jan 09, 2017 2:38 AM

"BEWARE!!!!!!!Same here! See Letter sent to us below: [email protected] Subject : Re: NEW 2016 HAUL MARK 7x16 CARGO TRAILER Hello, Thank you for your interest in purchasing my trailer. The trailer is a 2016 Haulmark Enclosed V-nose 7x16 trailer/atv/trailer. Is in perfect condition, no accidents/liens/loans, immaculate condition, meticulously maintained, electric brakes, no hidden problems, and much more. I have all the item`s manuals, title, documents. I am a Staff Maj. stationed at Beale Air Force Base.The price was reduced at $1,100 because I'm in a hurry to find a buyer. I need to sell it because I work in the military service and I will leave the country for a year or more. Hate to sell it but its not worth keeping insurance and paying storage fees for a year or more. One advantage is that, as a POV (privately owned vehicle) of a military employee, the trailer can be shipped to anywhere in US for free It will arrive at your address in 3 business days. To make this as safe as possible, I only want to do this through Amazon, the most reputable service online. If you're interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner email me your Full Name and Shipping Address to open a case with Amazon. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure without any obligation to buy it or fees. Maj.Donna"


Nov 09, 2016 5:16 AM

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Sep 19, 2016 2:37 PM


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Jun 07, 2016 3:06 AM

I was just emailed by the same Cindy Malkins as one of these listed scams. She sent me emails from [email protected] and [email protected] and then mailed me a check for 2750 on a dresser I was selling for $150. Her email to me was word for word, but I didn't catch it until too late because her 2nd email address went into spam so there was limited communication.

Rick Snyder

Jun 07, 2016 1:19 AM

Never send money money gram or western union. You must insist on using direct bank transfer,no other method. Insist that he emails you the bank details. If he refuses,then it is a scam. Save the emails if you send the money any method.

Najmul Hasan

Apr 24, 2016 8:33 AM

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Feb 20, 2016 3:32 PM

There are a few people using the website Wallapop who are doing this type of scam. They say they cannot pick up the item, that they are sending movers, that they will send a check for an excessive amount of money, they ask that you deposit it, keep some of the money and give the "movers" the rest. The checks are fake, of course. Once I saw the check I looked up the name of this person (they are using :Eddie Dutcher, Daniel Raymond -on the envelope-, Alejandro Cautus, LAura W., Nicole F.) I looked it up and found multiple claims of people who have been ripped off. I was lucky. Be aware!! These are organized criminals.


Nov 11, 2015 7:18 PM

The person from +1 (224) 855-6407 also tried to scam me out of money for my car that I posted on Luckily I googled his number and found the site. He said he would pay the asking price without even looking at the car then wanted my PayPal sign-on for money transfers and shipping costs.

Ddt Houston

Nov 07, 2015 6:56 PM

I have got a text at 3:00 AM from a person named Oscar ( Phone # (224) 855-6407 ) regarding my car for sale on . Asking on my PayPal details. Did not negotiate and offered the full price. He don't even ask on additional pictures. I have only 5 very basics pics on . Seems like a scam . I found his phone and details here . I asked him on his billing details including a copy of his DL for a bill of sale along with details on his shipping company which I was going to contact. He disappeared. Thanks !


Oct 16, 2015 9:26 PM

Thank you for posting this. I received a text from this number about buying my car. You are awesome! You saved me from a scam! Horrible people out there


Oct 06, 2015 6:06 PM

The person from +1 (224) 855-6407 also tried to scam me out of money for my car that I posted on Luckily I googled his number and found the site. He said he would pay the asking price without even looking at the car then wanted my PayPal sign-on for money transfers and shipping costs.

Pam Anderson

Aug 31, 2015 9:11 PM

This person also using [email protected] as an email and the phone 254-836-2641. Luckily I Googled them first.