Since: Monday, April 30, 2012
Email Address: patjohn3002gmail.com
Post Title: (response to appliance ad)
States affected: FL - florida
Here's an obvious scam I got in response to my Craigslist posting (in Florida):
Good,as a conclusion between I and my fiancee so I will buy from
you because I have contacted some other sellers.But here the issue is
we are very busy at this point preparing for our wedding.With due
respect my mode of payment is by Certified check,$50 extra will be
included for your run around while cashing the check.If we have a
agreement,then the following details is needed for mailing payment to
Name to be on check____
address for mailing with apartment number(No POBox)____
City / state ________
phone # to keep you updated._________
Info is required so I mail you the payment asap via Ups or
Fedex(delivery in 3 days) and pick up will be done by a shipper at my
cost after check is cashed.Hope you reply soon so we proceed on
deal.My details is as follows...............
Kristen S Collins
1783 ashwood drive
Lexington, MS 39095
NOTE: If available I'll appreciate some pictures along with the
details so I show my wife-to-be.
Report to the FTC at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
May 22, 2012
got the same email
exact same except for they went by the name john clement. once i got the following email i looked up the address and found this web site.
Hello I appreciate your quick response sorry for late respond and am happy
you are selling to me. I got your details and have forward it to my
secretary, payment will be issued out to you and sent to you via
FedEx courier service, I will email you with the tracking number for
confirmation as soon as am provided with it. I will also like to let
you know that shipping company funds was included with your payment
due to i might not be around once the payment arrive to you because
am going to ALABAMA for my honeymoon Once the payment arrive you will
go ahead and have the check cash then you deduct the money for your
item with additional $100 for your Gas and running around then you have
the rest of the money send to my shipper via western union and money
gram then i will contact shipper to get ready to come over for pick up
immediately. LET ME KNOW IF I CAN trust you in this transaction.
Note you are not responsible for shipping as soon as you have the check
and have it cashed my shipper will be coming over for pick up Hope to
hear back from you soon.
Thanks for your understanding
just cant figgure out there angle?
May 22, 2012
It's a part of the ol' "Check Overpayment" scam. They send you a bogus check with the hopes that you will put it in your bank, send them the $$ they are asking for, and then they get the $$ and run!! In the meantime that checks bounces and you are held liable for the check amount plus fees. Sounds like with this scam they also are trying to get some sort of product out of you; and are probably using another "mule" victim to get that product out of you.
Glad you came here and posted and did not fall for it!! ☺
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