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  • Fake checks for real money

    $1,000.00Unresolved

    Tell you to send her money that she needs it then send you a fake check this person still out there doing this to someone else.

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    • My demands: Who like to get the money that I send her back as soon as possible people like this should go to jail for a long time why there no body out
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,000.00
    • Agents: Rose Monica Bryan
    Grim
    Jan 07, 2016
    Complaint #: 927
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  • Fraudulent check for purchase

    $0.00Unresolved

    Sent a check from a business that was fraud, with urgent request for extra money with a notice of sending extra cash for an emergency before it had time to clear the bank. The check was not real and returned to bank.

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    • My demands: I want everyone to know his name and e-mail for their protection
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    • Agents: Phillip Mace
    • URL: [email protected]
    Whiffle
    Dec 29, 2015
    Complaint #: 890
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  • Scam for money for advertising

    $2,340.00Unresolved

    I was over $400 a week to have at redline energy drink advertising on my car I was sent it check with my bank cash saying it was good but 10 days later the check bounced and I already sent them the money.

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    • My demands: All my money back
    • User Recommendation: Use with caution
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $2,340.00
    • Agents: Van Vickers
    • Managers: Van Vickers
    • Phone: 512-859-4744
    Josef
    Dec 10, 2015
    Complaint #: 807
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    Company names reported: Redline Energy Drinks Advertising

  • Fraudulent check from Craigslist purchase

    $0.00Unresolved

    A person was interested in purchasing my power chair that I had listed on Craigslist. He agreed to buy it (suspiciously without looking at it) and sent me a check. I sent it immediately to my credit union with my suspicions that the check was a fraud and they ran it through, and, sure enough it was a fake. I have retained a copy of the check, but this person is now claiming I stole his "hard earned money" and is threatening me with the FBI!! I am stunned by his brazen demands and basically told him to go ahead and bring it on, I will get my credit union and the authorities involved. What is my next move? Can he really get the FBI involved? (he says he has a cousin who works for them)

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    • My demands: I want him to leave me alone!
    • User Recommendation: Stay away
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $0.00
    1birdlover
    Dec 08, 2015
    Complaint #: 799
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  • Fraud and scam report online

    $4,000.00Unresolved

    This person pretends to cons you to accept a check into your account because he is trying to send money home to his nanny who is taking care of his two daughters in Florida. He tells you how much he loves you and how he wants to make you his wife and be a mother to his daughters. He cons you into giving him your account number so he can deposit a check so that you can send him money.

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    • My demands: Deposit a check transfer into your account
    • User Recommendation: Recommended
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $4,000.00
    • Agents: Dennis Clark
    • Phone: +234-814-441-3361
    • URL: [email protected]
    Emeraldsue05
    Dec 06, 2015
    Complaint #: 786
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  • Bad or fake check I received

    $1,000.00Unresolved

    I was trying to sell my leather recliner on Craigslist and had a buyer. He sent me a cashier check, so I cashed. Then 5 days later my bank put a hold on that check and charged me for the check and made my account overdrawn by a thousand dollars. Now I'm screwed.

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    • My demands: Any amount back would be great.
    • User Recommendation: Recommended
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Monetary damages: $1,000.00
    • Agents: Perry Housler
    • Phone: 214-612-3386
    Mh85339
    Dec 01, 2015
    Complaint #: 758
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Public discussion

Comments:

EVELYN Cubismo

Aug 24, 2018 5:42 PM

She sent me the same script.

Allison

Aug 13, 2018 9:15 PM

This person also is going by Addie (Adeliah) McKeown. Also, the way this person writes is very suspect. Doesn't seem to me like a native English language speaker - the grammar is very strange. You'd expect better from a person with the credentials of a traveling nurse. Anyway, I'm glad I found this forum, which confirmed my suspicions.

Virginia Moran

Jul 25, 2018 5:18 PM

Same letter different name. Glad I checked this site out

Anonymous Utah

Jun 10, 2018 4:57 AM

Same Addie (Adele McClure) has been emailing me back and forth this last week. She just sent me her address today (1920 Monte Vista Dr Rapid City SD 57702) and phone number 6059568982. I literally have been recieving these exact emails, I think I had my grief glasses on since I just lost my mother a couple months ago and thought it would make getting to know her easier... I was inches away from making a huge mistake! Thank god for google, I truly TRULY appreciate this post!! Btw I live in UT

Steph Maida

May 23, 2018 10:00 PM

Adeline McMartin from Rapid City, SD is how she presented herself to me. I live in Iowa City, IA, and am trying to find a third roommate for the house my friend and I are about to move into. She had posted an ad on Craigslist that I responded to, saying she was looking for roommates to move in with. So strange, what benefit does this person gain from this? Anyway, she used the email [email protected] and even attached a couple of photos of a lovely young woman in her third reply. This was her original email: "Hello, I am looking to rent soon and i think its fair to let you know about me, Name is Adeline McMartin, 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 as long as i am sure that you'd be renting to me in next email. Thanks for your time and i await your next email with details, pics too. Addie" I replied asking her if she had a Facebook or something like that to check out, and asked about when we could meet up or talk over the phone. Her reply: "Hi again, Thanks for responding, I'd have loved to see and meet you but it will really be hard making a trip overthere and coming back here. I hope you understand that im still here but i'm very serious about this move. How soon can i move in as i am looking to move in ASAP and can put down a deposit. I also tried sending you my pics so as to put a face to the messages, Not sure why its giving me message failure or did you get it? If not, i'd be glad to send it to your direct email because your email only shows @reply.craigslist.org. I will also be calling you next week as soon as i get my new phone because the old one dropped and it's broken. Thanks, Addie" Big red flag that she's got plenty saved up for rent and opening a studio and all that but can't get a new phone in a timely matter. Asked again about a social media profile. Her reply: "Thanks for getting back to me, I'd like you to know that i am good with values and i'll always respect you and your space. Again, the reason behind my move is because of change and doing what i really believe in. I plan making my own yoga dvds, renting a studio to teach, and have people come there to meditate and de stress. About rent, i can do monthly rent or lease and i promise you wont regret it if you choose me as bills will be met on time. I own a toyota camry, i hope parking wont be a problem?, though i can park at a safe place. Moving forward, We can exchange messages on my small phone till my new phone is delivered next week, and i also want you to know that i am not a fan of the social media but i would consider it if you want me to open one. Please understand that i am just trying to make this work for me, so i need to decide on this move soon. Get back to me to move forward. Thanks, Addie" And then I found all of you lovely people. Thank you all!!!!

Jill Nelson Robinson

Apr 17, 2018 3:46 AM

Thanks for posting this! You saved me from making a mistake. I got that same "my mother died, I'm a yoga instructor" story, today I got the pushy email saying she wanted to send a "certified check" (who does that these days?) and offered to pay in advance to rent a room in my house and would pay several months in advance once she arrived. It suddenly smelled fishy and I'm pretty desperate for income so renting my rooms, and not finding any renters, so wondered if ignoring her was a mistake. Glad I googled her address 1920 Monte Vista Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702 and found these posts. There's a special place in hell for people who take advantage of others in their financial desperation.

Shawn C.

Feb 21, 2018 12:04 PM

Well Adelaide Mcandre aka Addie M is at it again. Contacted me stating all the same stuff about renting a room at my place, mother died shes a yoga teacher just got accepted to a training place in India. Sent me a check for 2960.00 for several months rent moving expenses etc. I did not deposit nor going to try. I looked up on here and found all this info. Thank you for telling your story, hopefully these persons are caught and dealt with with proper authorities. Her address is 1920 Monte Vista Dr Rapid City, SD 57702 Cell# 605-204-3141 I am turning the envelope n check over to the FBI today. BE AWARE !!

Jj Ahuna

Dec 26, 2017 11:53 PM

This Scam is still happening as I had just been emailing this Adalyn McLennan person who gave me the exact same story to the tee. I shut her out and now looking for ways to report to authorities. I am grateful for this site and all of your reports to have prevented me from another online scam. You all be careful and take care.

Mikayla Foster

Dec 10, 2017 3:56 AM

So if this Adaline/Adalyn/Addie/Adeline woman is actually sending checks, what good does she get out of it?!?! and if we get checks can we hand it over to authorities?

Mikayla Foster

Dec 10, 2017 3:42 AM

I received the same email, except as Adalyn Mclennan! She wanted to rent my room to share with another roommate! She kept repeating herself in several emails about re-location plans and her "3 day yoga trip that she applied to late" She offered to come stay in a hotel to get to know her and said i could background check her and nothing came up on all these background check sites until i googled her address and email. Why is she doing this?!?!?! Her emails were very long and not very personable.

Tsvetomir Tsvetanov

Dec 02, 2017 7:23 PM

EXACT SAME email for renting a place in Philadelphia, PA. The name is slightly different -- Adalyn McLennon -- apparently the scammer is not very creative. originator email: [email protected] CL post which I flagged to be removed as a scam: https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/sha/6353614762.html

Rache

Sep 27, 2017 2:07 PM

I literally just got the same email as you S Turner--word for word. I live in Wisconsin and saw her ad on Craigslist looking for a room to rent. I am so grateful that I did some digging. When I could not find any info on Adaline McFarlane from Rapid City, SD all of this information came up. She would not share her date of birth with me when I was looking to get a background check on her. There were several red flags in her second email, telling me she needed to move ASAP, that she didn't have a smart phone (who doesn't have a smart phone?) and that she would stay in a hotel for a couple days first. I am so disappointed in people. It makes me really angry.

sansnomme

Aug 23, 2017 9:33 PM

I got the same for Flagstaff, AZ. Lots of red flags, but she also seemed to respond to my comments directly (albeit with rather poor grammar). I also checked her name and she does come up as a yoga instructor (Adaline McCormack, in my email) who did recently lose her mom. For now all I've wasted is time. I did give her a phone number and address...so I hope she can't do anything with that. It wasn't until I searched on her phone number that I was able to run across this information.

Elizabeth Messer

Jul 26, 2017 12:03 AM

I received the EXACT SAME e-mail about her wanting to rent my room in Columbia, MO. I continued to tell her I would not proceed with the rental agreement until she sent me a copy of her photo ID so I could run a background check. Sent me a fraudulent check for almost $3000 then realized she needed the money back to fund her re-location a different way and wanted me to wire it to her. Lots of red flags. Obviously I didn't do it.

Makayla S.

Jul 14, 2017 1:00 AM

I'm in New Orleans. Got the same exact thing. So glad i googled her.

Makayla Ann Steiner

Jul 14, 2017 12:54 AM

She just tried to get me too. Everything seemed and she wanted to rent my room in New Orleans ASAP. Her emails seemed real, they were detailed and she didnt contradict herself, but then she seemed a little too pushy about sending certified check in the mail for deposit and first months rent, which was a red flag, that would take FOREVER! What tipped me off, and made me search for her, was that she was quick to reply until I suggested she send the money electronically using venmo or something similar. Then she went silent. I'm so glad i found this post.. The number she gave me is 605 368-8452 She also talked about opening a yoga studio, that her mom just died, and that she would come down and stay at a hotel for a few days before moving in. The address she gave me was 1920 monte vista dr, Rapid City South Dakota.

S Turner

Jul 09, 2017 3:24 AM

I am in Oregon she has wrote me twice the same letter LoL: Hello, I am looking to rent soon and i think its fair to let you know about me, My name's Adeline McKinney, 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 am a travel Nurse by profession, but teaching yoga is what i love doing, I have broad knowledge of yoga/wellness as i had the opportunity to learn that in India 3 years ago 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 plan making my own yoga video and I also will be looking to rent a space in the area(or maybe gym) when i move, as i planned giving yoga classes to people there when i move. I am financially reliable and it has been a plus making money from teaching yoga as a lot of people look after themselves now in an easy way. I will like to find a place before i start looking around for something physical/permanent 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 as long as i am sure that you'd be renting to me in next emails. Thanks for your time and i await your next email with details. Addie

Michael R. Padilla

Sep 23, 2016 5:12 AM

she tried to get me too.

Thrasher

Apr 30, 2016 5:41 AM

The best thing you can do is post all the details of the scam online and file a complaint on www.ic3.gov You must give more details.

DamnRinos

Nov 10, 2015 5:11 PM

Jennifer in Texas 1-209-645-1082, thank you for your angrycitizen post! I got the same offer on Craigslist, googled the phone number and found your post. Thanks for posting it. (I told the guy to call me and they replied saying they were hearing impaired and preferred to text, so I told him to have his movers bring cash, he disappeared!!! LOL!!!!!!)

Donna Pearce

Sep 01, 2015 1:25 PM

Wouldn't that be nice! Please let us know what happens.

M.P.

Sep 01, 2015 6:31 AM

I received a cashier check from Susan and deposited it in my bank. Do I get $2,900 for free?

Donna Pearce

Aug 08, 2015 12:28 PM

She's still around. I was very suspicious about being contacted out of nowhere and figured it was too good to be true. Glad to have found this site before going any further.

FREDERICK FORD

Aug 03, 2015 9:57 AM

HERE IS MY 7 RULES TO LIVE BY IN EMAIL AND CAN NEVER BE SCAMMED. READ AND UNDERSTAND MY RULES THEY ARE THERE TO STOP ANY AND ALL SCAMS MY RULES 1) DO NOT ASK FOR BANK DETAILS FOR I DO NOT GIVE THAT OUT TO ANY FREE EMAIL ACCOUNTS MUST BE FROM BANK OR OTHER OFFICIAL BUSINESS EMAIL ACCOUNTS 2) ANY AND ALL COMMUNICATIONS ARE TO BE DONE BY EMAIL ONLY 3) ANY AND ALL FEES ARE TO BE TAKEN FROM WHAT I AM TO RECEIVE ONLY!! 4) I WILL NEVER PREPAY 5) ANY AND ALL FUNDS I RECEIVE ARE VERIFIED 1ST BEFORE I CASH THEM 6) I DO NOT OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS (7) I DO NOT GIVE PERSONAL INFO TO ANY FREE EMAIL ACCOUNT

FREDERICK FORD

Aug 03, 2015 9:55 AM

BE LEARY OF ANYONE YOU DO NOT KNOW PERSONALLY WHEN YOU GET A CHECK IN THE MAIL GO TO WHERE THE CHECK IS DRAWN FROM AND VERIFY THE CHECK.MOST CHECKS YOU GET IN MAIL FROM UNKNOWN PEOPLE ARE BOGUS

IrishMami

Jul 30, 2015 7:25 PM

She just texted me about an item I have for sale on CL. I googled the # she texted from and found this site. Thank you

Jeanette

Jul 28, 2015 3:31 AM

I was just contacted by this person as well. I called the title company who told me of the scam! These people need to be stopped. Luckily I researched this before falling for it. Beware!

ann

Jul 20, 2015 7:43 PM

I have this same exact thing happening to me right now.

ann

Jul 20, 2015 7:41 PM

I have this same exact thing happening to me right now. I want to get these people. They are disgusting.

Marcia

Jul 13, 2015 11:36 PM

My scam came from Susan Wasak [email protected], her broker was Samuel Barnes 407-745-1448 same amount and hearing excuse - checked with First American Title - They told me they have had several using their name. next step - checking with Attorney General.