Craigslist Scams

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  • Trying to get me to go and pay a fee so I can get my money by selling my car.


    I got an e-mail asking if my husband and I still have are car that we are trying to sale through and This Tim Walker sent a message on the best car finder website on 6/27/2016, I didn't see until 7/4/2016 in the afternoon. I sent him a e-mail letting know that it is for sale so I sent more pictures and info. on the car. I still have all e-mail and texts from my cell phone. He did try calling me which I really couldn't understand him from his thick accent maybe from China or Japan I guess. He told me that he sent the money through Pay pal and to follow the instructions so because it was a holiday I told him I would have to wait until the next day and he said ok. I check Pay pal it's not there so I text or e-mailed him letting him know that. He told he sent to money and everything in the e-mails even from Pay pal was showing that I need to go to a Money Gram place and I have to pay $100.00 of my money and give them my address for shipping the car to Emmanuel Martin in Indianpolis, IN 46220. So I called Pay pal and they said it was not from them and they gave me your website to report him and I even double checked with the Money Gram location in Kingman, AZ where I live and they said the same thing. The biggest problem is this happen before on this car I'm trying to sell. The first time was from texting me it's still available or my husband cell phone and they mailed us a check and that was fraud through Wells Fargo, who we bank with. The bank called and verified and kept the check but did give a copy I still have plus the big envelope it came in. Not sure the date off hand but I can pull it out of my paperwork. the second one was a text in 6/18/2016 and they told me that it would go to my Pay pal account and that didn't happen. So when I was telling them it's not in my Pay pal account I'm not shipping the car out until I get paid and they left me alone. Now this is the third time that this had happened on this car. My husband and I really feel it's the same person because all three are male guy lives in California and I believe wanting to ship to Indiana. So anything I have I'm more than happy to provide that for you.
    P.S. the first two were posted on cregslist and the third one was so call, text or e-mail me and let me know what you need.

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    • My demands: Selling a 1987 Cadillac Deville for $2500.00
    • User Recommendation: Recommended
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Phone: 812-573-2747
    • URL: [email protected]
    Jul 06, 2016
    Complaint #: 1667
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  • Stolen checks from desingner discount fabrics


    Was selling a generac ix2000 on craigslist and individual contacted me wanting to buy it..sent me $2150.00 for it and shipping costs...i deposited said it was fraudulent i called the said company and was told it was stolen and said person has bought all sorts of things before he was found out.

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    • My demands: Post this on line and your sight
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Smith Williams
    • Phone: 406-290-9250
    Jul 05, 2016
    Complaint #: 1664
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  • Internet fraud and crime


    Internet Crime “Beware” Individual #1 (using alias Robert Franklin) phone number (805) 874 -7403, a land- line with Pacific Bell in Oxnard CA. He initiates the purchase transaction of advertised item on Craiglist. Individual #2 phone number (805)633-8646 land-line level III communications in Ojai CA. This is the first phone number used by interested buyer (above), then uses second number (above) to continue communicating. Individual #3 Mark Johnson email address [email protected] Mark sends via email a USPS Priority mailing label for seller to place on envelope for sending moneygrams payable to Heather Swanson at an address, 485 W. Gainsborough Rd. Apt. 102, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, a property being marketed “For Sale By Owner”. However, she resides at West Lake Village, CA.
    Individual #4 Heather Swanson (805) 279-5078 in Westlake Village, CA, employed as an instructional assistant special education at Oak Park Unified School District phone # (818) 735-3200. Individual #1 offers to buy item that you listed on craigslist. He texts and sends you a check (using a business, Meridian Title Company located in Salt Lake City, UT) for an amount much higher than the asking price of the item, citing that the excess amount is for a trucking company to transport the item to the buyer. Meridian Title Company’s checking account is in Zions Bank in Salt Lake City Utah, who confirms by phone there are funds to honor the check you received. Individual #4, Heather Swanson, picks up the priority envelope containing the money orders at the address designated by the buyer. She cashes the moneygrams. Five days later your bank tells you that the business check from Meridian Title Company is a fraud and returned it unpaid to you. You’re out the money you sent to Heather Swanson.

    Please help stop these individuals from committing internet crimes by notifying law enforcement at all levels.

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    • My demands: stop these people
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,350.00
    • Agents: Mark Johnson
    • Phone: 805-874-7403
    • URL: [email protected]
    Jun 30, 2016
    Complaint #: 1644
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  • Painter for Hire job


    Scammed roams Craigslist. Posting a job to paint his entire house. Won't talk over phone. Finally wants your credit card info and address to send you a check. I sent an invoice for payment. Response was he had to mail a check that would include even more money than agreed upon. Then I could reimburse him the difference.

    We didn't send a dime. John Dore same as Jane doe I responded. Customer beware.

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    • My demands: Dont get scammed
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Phone: 405-805-6186
    Jun 28, 2016
    Complaint #: 1636
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  • This person posed as a buyer


    They wanted to send me a cashiers check for my product on CRAIGSLIST, and then organize a pick up and move it to a location several hours away for his "BROTHERS KID"

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    • My demands: GET THIS PERSON, they are a Nigerian scammer!!
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Phone: 602-529-7750
    Jun 27, 2016
    Complaint #: 1630
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  • Internet ripoff man can't sale stuff without getting rip off


    Went to sale stuff on craigslist got a buyer or though I did they sent me a cashier check and I didn't know cashier check could be bad but it took two weeks for the hank to let me know that the cashier check was bad I know it don't take that long for the hank to check that out it modem day world got computer now days but I think they are as bad as the crooks.

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    • My demands: Want my money refunded or be not respnsable for that cashier checks
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,880.00
    • Agents: James Bedford
    • Phone: 940-757-2889
    • URL: [email protected]
    Jun 21, 2016
    Complaint #: 1583
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Public discussion



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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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.

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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.