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  • Money scam through craigslist list dont sale on it get bet out of money


    I try to sale stuff on internet but got guy sent me hot check knew it was when he sent extra money and wanted me to send rest to movers no I didn't cause I got bought with one his number is 770-737-1780 /770-299-8990 I am out 1880.00 net to catch them on internet man can't sale anything any more

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    • My demands: Need my money back
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,880.00
    • Agents: David James
    • Managers: David James
    • Phone: 770-737-1780, 770-299-8990
    • URL: [email protected]
    Jun 20, 2016
    Complaint #: 1581
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  • Craig's list scam - beware


    had emails from Cindy Malkins stating she wished to purchase a desk I had posted on Craig's list for $200. She communicated she was on assignment and would send me a check that I could deposit and wait for clearance. Then I could call her moving company to arrange pick up. I understand people being on assignment. However, the check she sent me was for $2,840. Mind you the desk is $200. She indicated the next step would be to send thru moneygram the remaining amount. First warning sign. The check is supposedly drawn from Beneficial Bank, Philadelphia, PA, from a Matz Land Transfer Services in Wayne PA. The UPS envelope w/ check came from Dermatology Center of Atlanta, Weichert Natl Title Svs, LLC, 909 Rte 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. 2nd warning sign - None of this was coming together for me so I emailed her that I just wanted to send back the check. Then I googled and found all this. I originally thought this person was running or hiding which I wanted no part of - but I guess they are just scamming.........beware..originally a text......emails used: [email protected], [email protected] Lost no $$$$

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    • My demands: warning - stay away
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Cindy Malkins
    Jun 15, 2016
    Complaint #: 1556
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  • Craigslist Idiot scammer


    LIsted a high-end item for sale on craigslist. Within 15 minutes I get a text response agreeing to full price. (Red flag 1) The ad stated cash only, he asked if I'd take a check (Red flag 2). I said "Cashier's check only". He agree'd , then said he would send me the tracking number.
    A few hours later he sent another text stating he was sending "extra money" for me to pay his agent who was moving a few other items for him (Red flag 3). My response was no, if he wanted to send a check, then he needed to send it to his agent, and he could cash it. I didn't get a response, but as I thought about it, I didn't want some goon showing up at my door demanding an item that hadn't been paid for, so I sent another text telling him once I had confirmed payment, I would mail the item to him.
    He agreed. I didn't hear from him again until 5 days later. At this time he sent me the tracking number, however, the tracked item had already arrived at my home (Red flag 4), He shipped his check through UPS,(Red flag 5). He was smart enough to know that using the postal system would guarantee this became a federal case if charges were raised.
    He sent 3-4 more texts insisting I deposit the check "today" (red flag 6).
    When I reviewed the shipper's envelope, the sender's information could not be read (red flag 7), and when I opened the envelope, he sent a standard check, not a cashier's check (red flag 8). He wrote the check for $1450.00 more than the sales price. (red flag 9) Now if this wasn't enough, I did my due diligence, and did as much research as I could. I found that his phone number was out of IL, the "check" was mailed from DE, and the owner of the check was out of TX. Hmmm, pretty questionable. (Red flag 10)
    It turned out that the check name/address belonged to an 83 year old woman. I don't think this woman had any interest in purchasing a piece of sports memorabilia, especially of a rival team.
    So a simple call to the "bank" confirmed that it was a fake check, no such account number existed.
    Guys like this are hoping that you're desperate enough to "risk" cashing the check. It was also strangely convenient that his "check" didn't arrive until Friday. A scammer knows that if it's deposited on Friday, the bank would still be trying to verify funds on Monday, but I knew with his first response he was a scammer.
    Who would agree to full price without a single question, or not make a single attempt to bring to negotiate a lower price? He made a lot of "spelling" and grammatical errors, and was way too pushy on trying to get the check "cashed". In the end, I told him the check was written for too much and I just couldn't accept it. I also stated that I had requested a cashier's check. Again he ignored that part of my text, then told me I could keep 600.00 of overage. So when I said I wouldn't accept the check he sent, he went away. A simple "ok" and I never heard from him again. My concerns are for those people, whose names and addresses are attached quite unknowingly, to this guy's scam. I'm just GLAD I got him to waste 20.00, but he should be arrested.

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    • My demands: None
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Phone: 779-324-4743
    Jun 06, 2016
    Complaint #: 1476
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  • Female calling from 646-494-8641.Preys on your trust


    6464948641- goes by the name Jo Ann N Lowrey. Answers Craigslist ads as if she is the owner of goods being sold. Collects money then disappears.

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    • My demands: Full Refund
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $400.00
    • Agents: Jo Ann N Lowrey
    • Phone: 646-494-8641
    • URL: [email protected]
    May 29, 2016
    Complaint #: 1437
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  • Craigslist Fake Check Scam


    I received this email after agreeing to sell this person a wooden bookshelf on Craigslist. It was for $120 and I was sent a check for $2,500. Didn't even try to deposit it. Below is the email I was sent upon receiving the check and the email I sent back.


    I hope you are doing well, I am glad to inform you that the check has been delivered today and my apologies for the delay in delivery

    The check includes the movers fee and this fee is to be sent to the movers after the check is cleared

    I am so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and I know you were not expecting this and I tried my best but my situation makes this the best and my only option if I am to still purchase this, I figured if you as stranger could trust me with your details I should be able to trust you with my money and shows there is lots of good hearted people out there which I know you are

    The reason the check amount is so high is due to my relocation and it covers insurance, tax of this item along with others being moved

    I would like to pay an additional $20 making it a total of $50 for any inconvenience this may have caused I hope this helps

    All you have to do now is deposit the check today at your bank and once it clears the rest of the funds is to be sent to the movers via Moneygram so that the pickup can be done would be providing required movers information shortly

    Would await your message so we can move forward thank you

    Regards, Cindy

    I will be ripping up the check I received today and forwarding all our correspondence to the proper websites. I do not participate in scams and hope you rot in hell for trying to take advantage of people in this way.

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    • My demands: No demands. Just want to make people aware of this scam.
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Cindy Malkins
    • URL: [email protected]
    May 18, 2016
    Complaint #: 1364
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  • Got scammed!! Paid money did not receive


    Saw a twin size captains bed with shelves and headboard for 400.00. Called, lady answered asked if they had n white, said yes. She said I had to pay Walmart to Walmart before 10am next morning to get next day n offered mattresses for 560.00. Said to pay to Joe Benedetti. I did. That was 5 days ago. Have multiple messages n phone calls. Still no bed. Said had 7 warehouses. Gave this address. 14901 Grand River Rd. Ft. Worth, Tex. Called Coaster Co. Of America. Has multiple ads on Craigslist. Please respond!!

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    • My demands: Want my money back n this person stopped from doing this to someone else. Had to take money out of granddaughters college fund, that I have
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $560.00
    • Agents: Joe Benedetti
    • Phone: 469-709-7980
    • URL: [email protected]
    May 17, 2016
    Complaint #: 1361
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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"


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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.