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Craigslist scam

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dragonsden73, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    Thought people might get a kick out of this. I got tired of the scams, so I finally "agreed" to sell something. I gave them my addy, fake name and phone number. Just got this today :) I'm thinking of sending some of my dog's dung.....

    johncolejcole@aol.com
    to me

    show details 9:31 AM (1 hour ago)

    How are you today? I will like you to read this carefully so you can get the direction of what you need to do, now that the payment will be deliver to you via USPS services with tracking #EO xxx xxx xxx US. All you need to do is to deposit the check as soon as you receive it which will clear within 24hours as soon as you have the cash balance you are to deduct the money for the item purchased. Then the remaining cash balance you will then take to any Moneygram location around you and get it send to the mover who will later come for the pickup immediately they confirm the cash payment via Momeygram . I'm really sorry for the inconveniences this might be causing you and I want to assure you that you can also take out $20 for the run-around to the Moneygram and when you get to Moneygram outlet deduct the transfer charges from the money and send the remaining balance to the shipper's accountant information provided below:

    Name:marlene kish
    City:milan
    State:Michigan
    Zip code:48160

    (That is the shipper's information required to send the money via Moneygram) Once the money is sent, you should send me the following infomation via email so that i can forward it to them for the payment confirmation

    Sender's Name and Address
    Exact Amount Sent
    8 Digit Reference # on the moneygram Receipt

    I will be waiting on your email,please get to it as soon as you can,the transaction has to be fully completed as soon as possible and hope to read back from you soonest. Regards
     
  2. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I would definately send some dog doo to that jerk, better change the return address tho, you might just put an anti-gun neighbor's address as the return, heh heh
     
  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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  4. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I suggest the FBI Internet Fraud Unit in Portland as a viable return address.....
     
  5. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dragon. Here's another one to watch out for.

    You're selling something on CL and get a response something like: "Very interested in this item what is best price please."

    It's usually semi-literate, there is no local phone number to call, and no reference to what the "item" might be (generic gibberish that fits pretty much any ad on CL - even some personals).

    Since the initial response you received actually comes through Craigslist, your email address remains unknown to the oxygen bandits, so far. But if you respond, even just to tell them to fark arf, they get your email address (a comfirmed active account), a prime target for whatever malicious crappola they can now send directly to your home computer.

    Rolex and Viagra spam? No big deal just an irritation.

    Some sort of virus that attacks your computer, copies your contact list or changes your registry? Bad scene.

    When advertizing anything on CL, insist on some sort of verifiable response. If a supposed "buyer" can't abide with that, they're probably going to stand you up or jerk you around anyway. Ignore them. Flakes abound. Another precaution: instead of using your primary family/home/personal account, try an alternate free email address created just for CL ads.

    When (not if) someone messes with your craigslist Yahoo email account, who cares? Abandon it.
     
  6. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Block them and report them to spoof@craigslist.com. I have hundreds of blocked idiots. some send weird stuff like IHBUOYb so whats thats suposed to mean I block them right away. I still get lots of hi sexy ignore them all
     
  7. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I used to appreciate the sexy ones until I got a look at "Peggy" on TV.
     
  8. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    My wife thinks peggy is sexy.
     
  9. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    I did the same thing when selling a car about 4-5yrs. ago, I even did all the leg work, here's where it gets funny. It was like the biggest game of "not it" I've ever heard of from our law enforcement community. PDX Police didn't want it, the local police in Indiana didn't want it, the city/bank/company the check was drawn on didn't want it, OSP didn't want it and the FBI said, "just keep ahold of it in case we call for it", I held it for a couple years and tossed it......I never touched it with my hands, it was perfect evidence.........in short, no one seems to want to prosecute, so they will continue to perpetrate these types of crimes. Sad when a citizen wants to do the right thing and help get a dirtbag off the streets and no one is willing to even take a report. I know good law enforcement officers, they just seem hard to find.
     
  10. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was thinking too. :laugh::laugh:
     
  11. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    About 5 years ago, had a buddy try to sell his truck on Craigslist. He had some interest, someone sent him a cashiers check, for almost 4 times the amount. He emailed them about the error, they said oops, well, if he would be nice about it, deposit it, and send them the over amount. He went to the bank, told them the situation, gave them the check. It actually took them about a week to find out that it was fake. Well, it was a real number, but the actual check had been used several years before and was now canceled. The people who sent it, kept asking where their money was. After the bank told my buddy about it, he emailed them the results. They actually said oops, sorry about that, and sent a second one. He went to the bank again, but this time to turn these idiots in. I think they got busted, because he had a visit from the FBI a few months later. And after that, he could not talk about it. It was all very interesting.
     
  12. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I had much the same thing after advertising three consecutively numbered Colt 1911's on an auction site. I received a phony cashier's check & then I received three phony money orders for the same 3 guns. I called the po-po, ATF, FBI, and spoke with the US Mail guys, nobody cares. Even Moneygram (who the phony money orders name) doesn't care.
     
  13. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Most of this stuff is perpetrated offshore, which helps explain the illiterate communications (and, in my opinion, serve as yet another in an overwhelming number of really obvious clues). So it's prohibitively difficult (and low priority) for stateside law enforcement agencies to sync up with foreign entities and prosecute a bunch of computer savvy assclowns with no physical address to stake out or inventory to conceal.

    I just wish someone would invent a system I could use to transmit 10,000 volts right back into the laptops of those virtual crablice.
     
  14. Solo

    Solo Portland, OR Member

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    You realize who would be going to jail for that?
     
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  15. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    I almost sold my 1971 Nova SS on Ebay, guy tried to scam me but I was smart, even though he kept sending movers over to pick up my car....I still ended up with $500 out of the deal lol.


    So for this deal, I just got tired of the scams, so I "agreed" to a deal. As far as I knew, I was selling something for $180.....check out what I got in the mail today....

    By the way...Dave Mustaine is the lead vocals/guitars for the metal band Megadeth LMAO!!!!

    ETA: The return addy for the check is from some schmuck I never heard of from L.A.....so far there has been 3 different names/addy's for this transaction!

    check2.jpg
     
  16. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    So I've been playing around with this loser....he kinda caught on so he said we can make money together. When I asked how, he said.....

    "by printing checks for me and i will be paying you every month$1000 lets have a deal do you have yahoo IM MINE IS xxxxxxxxxxxxx@YMAIL.COM LETS WORK TOGETHER AND MAKE MONEY...I WILL BE WAITING TO READ FROM YOU"

    I about fell over. I called PDX FBI and they referred me to a website to report all the info. I just think it's a lot of PITA work, and I probably won't even know if this dilddo gets busted. What should I do? Continue "F"ing with him, or just ignore him altogether now?
     
  17. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I always feel like nobody but me seems to care, and just put them on my junk mail list. First time I thought the atf or fbi or homeland security, etc would care, and get the guy right now, while I got him right here on the hook and all, but it always seems like nobody else much cares...
     
  18. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    Dude, that's awsome. Dave mustaine wants to buy your car...? LOL!!
     
  19. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    No dragonsden73 is Dave Mustaine
     
  20. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    I wish....but I would hope I am nicer than Dave.....