Craigslist Scams

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  • Craigslist scam several people using the same script but with different names


    Placed a for sale ad on craiglists Received a reply saying they wanted the item and would pay more for item and include shipping for item.This was to be shipped to a relative in Germany,They said they would pay with pay pal and when I received the confirmation to ship ASAP.have never received a payment from PayPal.ireceive a confirmation that the money had been sent to my bank.i called pay pal and hey told me the notification was not from them and there was no such translation numberlisted, Thought it was over and then I found they used this transaction to hack my PayPal account which is now closed,Beware

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    • My demands: Was contacted buy a middle eastern voice inform I had been hacjked wanted 249,99to correct
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $950.00
    • Agents: Bob Walters
    • Phone: 212-378-4592
    May 01, 2016
    Complaint #: 1248
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  • Craigslist scammers as and ebay


    I saw a 2004 nissan titan truck for sell I contact her through email. She told me she was through eBay member. That eBay would contact me. Which they did told me to get eBay gift cards and eBay will contact me about payment and shipping.of 2000.00 So they did I went got the eBay cards and gave the eBay representative the information. They sent me a recipient and delivery status through email. The next day I check my email and it said I had to pay another 1000.00 dollars and I knew then I got scammed then I contact eBay they said it was no such order. And they couldn't refund my money.

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    • My demands: All money back
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $2,000.00
    • URL: [email protected]
    Apr 20, 2016
    Complaint #: 1202
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  • Apartment scam on Craigslist


    I was looking on Craig's list for an apartment. Someone named Ashley Edmond had her own place for rent while she was 'out of town' and 'sick.' She told me that she is the owner of the whole unit. She lied. She was also telling me she's in TX giving piano lessons. So I never met her or took a tour of the place. She put it up for rent on and they said they would mail me the key once I transferred the security deposit ($800) and the first month of rent ($1,000)to the bank in OH. I never got the key. Their email is [email protected] I think maybe Ashley stole my money. The address to this apartment is 1216 S Corning St Los Angeles, CA 90035 asked me for more money to pay her ER bill, I just said no I don't want the apartment, so they said they would refund me and never did. I went to Wells Fargo to send them a request to give me back the money, and it turns out PNC closed the account and have stolen the $1,800. I've contacted PNC customer service, the police,, my bank, BBB and and no one can help me. I did file a business dispute with them but that did not work either. I did file a police report with LAPD

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    • My demands: Catch this bitch and refund me
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,800.00
    • Agents: Ashley Edmond
    • Phone: 424-239-0384
    Apr 14, 2016
    Complaint #: 1159
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  • Asked to Cash a "Indian " check due to stolen id


    He contacted me thru craigslist because I offer Rideshare. After a couple rides he asked if I could cash his $2200 Indian rights check because his I'd has gone missing. Being obviously ignorant I deposited and withdrew the cash just to have it returned. Now I'm -1500 in my account

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    • My demands: Pay it back
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $2,200.00
    • Agents: Robert Violette
    • Phone: 661-900-3263
    Apr 13, 2016
    Complaint #: 1158
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  • Scammed by table buyer


    Posted add on Craigslist. the person sent a $1400 dollar bank check, cashed it and sent money back, the check did not clear. Now my checking account is in the hole.

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    • My demands: all money back
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,400.00
    • Agents: Jenny
    • Phone: 540-822-0195
    Mar 16, 2016
    Complaint #: 1075
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  • Nanny job scamers craigslist


    I post a nanny job,got several emails from Mike Edwards,about coming here for 6 to 9 months ,and needs a Nanny, he wrote emails for a few days then ,ask us to pay the landlord ,from a check he was sending.
    he said to cash it and send moneygram to Alma Carter ,in Sacramento california, at a dress given.we did the check bounced and now were 1050 in the hole cuz it bounced.

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    • My demands: exspose this person
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,050.00
    • Agents: Mike Edwards
    • URL: [email protected]
    Mar 15, 2016
    Complaint #: 1071
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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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Oct 21, 2016 6:41 AM

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Sep 19, 2016 2:37 PM


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Sep 19, 2016 12:55 PM

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Jun 20, 2016 4:02 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.