This blog is dedicated to publicizing the emails and names (though we can assume they are fake) of deceptive and fraudulent buyers on Craigslist who make it their business to scam people out of their items. Outing Craigslist scammers- one email at a time!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Does anyone still use that greeting anymore? "Good day." It's one of those phrases that raises a flag that tells me you're not a native and more than likely a scammer.
This morning, I received an email from "Thomy Neito" - firstname.lastname@example.org:
Hi, Good Day , I want to buy it now please text me on (707) 985-8814 and let me know is you okay , i want it now now
I called the number, and it was a Google Voice one. Hung up without leaving a voicemail.
A few minutes later, I get a text message: hello who ?
I reply: You emailed me about the phone
I give me a call again at that number because talking is always so much easier than texting. Of course, as expected, no one picks up.
He sends another text: Thank you, for your swift reply .. i will send you 580 to include plus the shipping fees for it, to my Nephew outta states okay ? please let me know so i can negotiate now with you
I send back some expletives and we cease communication.
You'd think that with all the money these guys are defrauding out of people, they'd be able to pay for some English lessons to sound like a native. The unnecessary capitalization, random punctuation, incomplete sentences are a dead giveaway.
I'll end with today's tip: If there's a number, use it. Any legitimate buyer will have no problem talking on the phone with you.