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More Craigslist scam baiting

This is the same scam I just recieved.

» Posted By Liz On June 11, 2008 @ 7:18 am

And now also

» Posted By Liz On April 29, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

A few more for the google searches:

Hellen had the oddest one:
“My name is hellen kelly my orientation is straight,well behaved and well understanding.I saw your advert on the internet that why i decided to contact you in regards to your place,Am a South African Citizen and presently in South Africa.
I’m a student am coming to have my Bsc and i will be needing athe sofa , i can make the payments as soon as possible to show how interested i am.
I will so much glad if you email me and also provide me with the details of the rent (monthly + deposit if required),
Thanks very much, hope to hear from you soon..”

Why would I care if she was straight??

» Posted By Liz On April 28, 2008 @ 11:42 am

And another…

Hopefully if we post the emails when innocent people Google them it will bring up this page.

» Posted By Liz On April 15, 2008 @ 8:08 am

And now there is another one, … geez

» Posted By Liz On April 13, 2008 @ 9:26 pm

I’ve also received emails now from “Rooney Davis” ( Interestingly his name pops up for 419 scams. I guess enough people caught onto that one.

He claims to be from the UK but is visiting Holland for work (not sure why this is part of his story.) I’m stringing him along for the fun of it. Rooney seems quite distraught that I keep having questions and have yet to give him my address and phone #. I figure the whole “But how will my bank know the check is in USD and not pounds??” line of questioning could easily take a few emails. 😀

» Posted By Liz On April 11, 2008 @ 11:31 am

I got emails from two scammers in response to my Craigslist ad yesterday. Thanks for posting this – now I know exactly what I’m dealing with.

The first was from Frank Larry (

“Thanks for the prompt response, i’ll like to make an instant purchase right away, i will send a draft via my bank to cover the cost as am satisfied with the item. I will need the details of whom & where to mail the draft. It will be delivered by the United Parcel Service within 2 days. Please note ‘ups’ do not deliver to P.O.Box addresses.The require detail needed are : Name to be on check, Address to deliver the draft and your phone number should in case i might have someone call you on my behave because i am deaf. Kindly delete the posting as am totally committed to buying from you to save me cost, above all, you don’t need bother about the shipping i will have my mover come for the pick up as soon as you have get the payment.

Frank Larry”

The second was from Dave Jones (
I appreciate your response to my enquiry. Am interested in buying it from you. I would love to come and check it myself but I just got married and am presently on an honeymoon trip to Hawaii with my wife. I would love a surprise change of furniture in our home on our return. Pls do withdraw ,with immediate efftect, the advert from Web as i dont mind adding $50 for you to do that, so i can be rest assured that the item is held for me. I should believe it is in good condition as stated. I will be making the payment via a Certified Check, which my secretary will mail across to you. I’ll be picking the item from you with the aid of my mover. My Mover will be coming to pick it from you once the Certified Check has been cashed. Pls I will need both your full name and physical address along with you phone number to issue out the payment.
I await your urgent response.”

I traced both emails to Washington D.C. I especially thought the one from “Jones” was odd – who cruises Craigslist while on their honeymoon in Hawaii?? I sent them both emails that I would only accept cash and haven’t received anything back. I’ll let you know if I do. I hope these jerks get caught. Good luck to those who are going to the cops.

» Posted By Liz On April 9, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

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