Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Someone left a comment letting me know that this blog actually helped him/her out because he was skeptical about a buyer. Hooray!! I think that's encouragement enough to keep this blog going. (I know, it doesn't take much...)

It appears the weekend is a busy time for scammers. Not sure why. Here are the fake buyers I received emails from:

"mark zack" - markzack.zack5@gmail.com
"Jim Clancy" - summer.chika@gmail.com
ысщь - mfboom23@sbcglobal.net
"Fred" - crystaljones926@gmail.com
"Vernie Landers" - cynthiah4410@yahoo.com
"Milner scoot" - m.scoot09@hotmail.com
"Moore Bullen" - moorebullen@gmail.com
"thomas stone" - thomasstone62@gmail.com
"Raymond Scott" - rayscott2008@gmail.com
Zollarsko086@hotmail.com
fredtheo112@gmail.com
mackenzie59a@gmail.com
jessejohn716@aol.com
natashaidgrl@aol.com
Hammhawks8@aol.com
lyricalxmadness@aol.com
tonyawinfrey@aol.com
scott.jackson448@gmail.com
felwnb@aol.com
angelicaqcy@gmail.com
mm.lee1002@gmail.com
patricialdld@gmail.com
ggked01@gmail.com
jocelyniqd@gmail.com
paigeljo@gmail.com
isabelbqb@gmail.com
davidelizabeth01@gmail.com
heedcole@gmail.com
md779790378@gmail.com
jmsgril@gmail.com
plm70@aol.com
tonycarule16@gmail.com
tommycee001@gmail.com
bryantaylor005@gmail.com
sarahcxd@gmail.com


Today's tip: a lot of these scammers are foreigners and you'll notice that their English is just a bit off.  If you are suspicious, take extra precaution by emailing back and forth a few times.

76 comments:

  1. I just got an email from this one madelinefqa@gmail.com
    but when I hit reply it sent it to a name that is on your list
    paigeljo@gmail.com
    I am so sick of trying to sell stuff only to have every email turn out to be a scam !

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  2. I got one too. This is the second scam response I received this week. Same email address. The first was from Deborah Philips; Philips4life@gmail.com. both had stories about why they couldn't come look at my item. Philips wanted a PayPal payment arrangement and paigeljo wanted to send a certified check. CASH only and LOCAL PICKUP should be mentioned in postings to deter them. Even then yout have to be very careful.

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  3. Thanks for the list. I got "mark zack" the very top of the list. Maybe I will add local buyers only.

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    1. 9518460774 scammer number

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  4. Glad I googled the number I got a text from and it brought me right here. Good work on the blog. Very helpful.

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    1. 4237288483 scammer number

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  5. Here's another scam email and thanks for your site!

    maclaineshirley879@gmail.com

    By the way, another tip off to a scam email could be the time that the email was sent. IE sending an email at 4:30AM for a local purchase is a little strange to most people
    I don't believe the time an email is sent can be manipulated. Its not a fool proof tip off, but its a start to determining if its a scam.
    Also, almost all legitimate responses will include a specific question or two about your CL listing.
    Thanks again!
    Lou

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    1. Yep, they contacted me today. Still a scammer.

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  6. I just received one from jmsgril@gmail.com. Saw that email is showing up as a scam too. What is it with all these dishonest people?! I just want to sell an item to have money for Christmas gifts!!

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  7. Just Got this one in Grand Rapids Michigan...It has to be Fake "Do you still have this Listing for sales" was all Nothing about the item It was a Truck for sale... here is the address as it showed. Seun Matthew(Peace maker)

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    1. I got that same name with the same email message asking why I want to sell my car, the condition of my car and my phone number. I too am from Grand Rapids

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  8. Addl comment on the Grand Rapids One...
    Name Spelled Wrong "Seun" and "For Sales" has to be an Email Grabber....here is the address again Seun Matthew(Peace maker)md779790378@gmail.com

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  9. My husband got an e-mail from maclaineshirley879@gmail.com about something we were selling on craigslist, he gave them his information then researched the e-mail and found this. I have never sold anything in craigslist so I was just wondering how they actually scam you?

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  10. Today, you saved a fellow human being from being scammed all thanks to your wonderful blog. I was in multiple conversations with paigeljo@gmail.com today before a few things made me concerned. I decided to google this person's email address and here we are, another happy person, and now a grateful fan of your blogspot page.

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  11. Yeah this guy "raymond scott" rayscott2008@gmail.com tried to buy my advert for $2100 when my asking was $100, he wanted me to cash his check and forward the remainder through a money transfer. If this retard actually gets someone then thats bad, but I thought I should put the word out. :) Thanks for making this page!!! :)

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  12. mfboom23@sbcglobal.net is still at it. And now the second email comes in at Antonio Lambert al67149@gmail.com

    Thanks for the heads up.

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  13. I received a scam e-mail from angelicaqcy@gmail.com. When I replied, the e-mail went to benjaminworldlink4@gmail.com. This is the creepy reply I received:

    Thanks for the prompt response,i will be buying the ads from and i
    will like to you to kindly withdraw the ads from craigslist..and i
    will be paying you via bank certified check from my Bank and the
    payment will be delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS or
    FEDEX) and i will like you to get back to me with the following
    information to facilitate the mailing out the check to you... kindly
    get back to me with the..

    Name to be on the payment...........
    Home address...........
    City..............
    State...........
    Zip Code..............
    Cell phone #................

    I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your
    money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will
    be delivered within 2-3 working days.* N.B UPS and FEDEX does not
    deliver to a P.O box addresses.

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  14. I received this reply from an ad I had posted on craigslist
    calls himself Seun Matthew (Recruits Chief KC-135)from the email address decarl003@gmail.com


    Hello *******,
    Thanks for the prompt reply.I will pay $400.00 including shipping.

    Could you please give me your paypal e-mail address so that i can make payment for you asap.Also let me know the shipping cost through UPS or FedEx to Camilla, GA,31730.

    Immediately i received your paypal payment request i will go ahead with the payment without any delay.

    Awaiting your quick response with this transaction as am serious about it.
    Regards.

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    1. Thanks for adding this info, I was contacted by "Brenda" using the same email address "decarl003@gmail.com".

      Similar text to what you have above but it just seemed wrong to me. Glad I searched their email and found your post, saved me a lot of hassle!

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    2. Just got an inquiry from "Brenda" as well from that email address "decarl003@gmail.com", given his/her email headers it came from california. Paypal scams! look out!

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    3. Hi, Just got an email from a decarl003@aol.com.
      Possibly the same person..

      Do you still have the listing for sale?Let me know that present condition of it and why you are selling it.


      It just didn't seem right to me.

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  15. Here's one I got...


    Thanks for your swift response, I'm seriously interested in buying this for my son,Your asking price is quite reasonable and affordable considering others I've seen lately, I'll take it.

    I would have loved to come check it out my self but am currently in Sudan base for peace keeper. I won't be able to leave the base until April 27. I however squeezed out time to check this posting as all personal dealings are highly restricted here, i really want this as a surprise gift for my son so i won't let him know anything about this until it gets delivered to him and due to the fact that phone calls are restricted.....

    I will be paying you with my PayPal account because it's attached to my bank account and its safe and very secure way to make payment. If my mode of payment is accepted just send me your paypal email address,(PayPal ID) so i can pay in right away. I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after payments has been made, so no shipping included. I'll need your name, the pickup address or location and please include your PayPal email address for the payment and send me some recent pictures if available And if you don't have a paypal account, you can easily go to www.paypal.com and sign up. its very easy.

    I await your reply asap.

    Thanks.

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    1. forgot to add this is the guy the email was from, lol,Seun Matthew (Recruits Chief KC-135)

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  16. I got Mark Zach. lol what is the purpose of this? do people actually send their items to a stranger with no money up front????

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  18. Here is the one I received from jmsgril@gmail.com

    Alias Used: Jessica C Focht

    Thanks for your reply,here are my questions Below

    What is the current condition of the it, also you can send me More pics

    What is your firm price,can your lower the price by $100 or $50 ??

    Do you have the original box,all the paper and the receipt for it ?

    Do you mind if i pay through paypal even though i will add an extra
    dollars to cover the shipping to CALIFORNIA

    It's just what i wants as a gift for someone very special to me!
    Please let me know soon.

    Thanks!

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    1. Just got the EXACT email, word for word in response to a Craigslist ad for an engagement and wedding ring set. I want to bring this bitch down. Single handedly, if I have to. Will be forwarding my email to www.ic3.gov, Internet Crime Complaint Center. They could track the IP address of the computer the gmail address sent the email from. Care to join me? Might speed up the Feds knocking on the door...

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    2. I got exact same message from "Jessica C Focht" email address "jmsgril@gmail.com"

      Thanks for your reply,here are my questions Below

      What is the current condition of the it, also you can send me More pics

      What is your firm price,can your lower the price by $100 or $50 ??

      Do you have the original box,all the paper and the receipt for it ?

      Do you mind if i pay through paypal even though i will add an extra
      dollars to cover the shipping to CALIFORNIA

      It's just what i wants as a gift for someone very special to me!
      Please let me know soon.

      Thanks!

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    3. I also just got the exact same message from "Jessica C Focht"
      email address "jmsgril@gmail.com"

      Asked for paypal email address to send payment.

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  19. Got this name and number today about a lisitng I posted went to Mr.Number and found seven comments saying it was a craigslist scammer.

    james moore 4052378197

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  20. I'm curious what makes them scammers? I was suspicious of someone who had been emailing me and I see they are listed here. I definitely believe there is something fishy about them (out of the country at the moment, requesting paypal, get back to me ASAP, etc), but am curious what other people see as scammers.

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  21. Moore Bullen just contacted me about buying something off craigslist. I was suspicious because he wanted me to email him from my real address, said "I don't know why my mail could not deliver to you, send reply directly to my Email address."

    Other than that seemed real, he offered me less than my asking price which made it seem authentic. What's the scam, does he just want to put my email address on a spam list?

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    1. Moore Bullen just emailed me too about buying something off craigslist. They asked for me to use their email instead of the craigslist encryption.

      When I saw the name I was like, what kinda name is that? Then the said how they wish they could've saw and that theyre in the UK but they needed it to be shipped to Malaysia and to look up the shipping costs. I look and the zipcode was IN which would cost 19.95. Then i got an email w/ the link for Malaysia that said 44.95. I was told to combine prices and send a PayPal invoice. I thought well, that's legit.

      I sent an invoice, then they said they sent money. I didnt get an email nor did it show in my account. I told them I will send when it shows up in my account. They replied "PLEASE CHECK YOUR PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS BOTH INBOX AND JUNK FOR THE NOTIFICATION BECAUSE THE MONEY HAS DEDUCTED FROM MY ACCOUNT"

      I knew then, b/c PayPal has never gone to Spam. I looked at emails and the differences. instead of service@paypal. it said e_transactionalert@europe.com. So i ignored and blocked. I'm glad I'm smart.

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    2. I am selling an iPhone on craigslist. I googled Moore Bullen because of her weird email saying:

      "I'm interested in purchasing this Phone, and i would have come in person to have a look but I'm not in the country now,i am in UK, i would be buying this phone for my husband in Malaysia for he's birthday .So Do you accept PayPal? I do make payment via PayPal ...being the safest,well secured means of making payment as it protects both buyer and seller interest. So if you accept PayPal kindly get back to me as soon as possible"

      It definitely looks like a scam. I don't know how this person could steal from me if first she pays and then when I have the money credited I send the phone, but anyways I don't want to risk it and won't continue the transaction with her.

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    3. I received this exact message, from someone who spoke perfect English in the original response, but when I replied with answers to questions about the product's condition (a laptop), they asked that I send my reply to bekycude@gmail.com. Suddenly it appeared to be a different person typing... Your reply above. So add this email to the list: BEKYCUDE@GMAIL.com

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    4. I also got the same response from Moore Bullen
      "l don't know why my mail could not deliver to your Email address please can you reply me Back to.this Email address "

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  22. This blog is a life saver! Thank you! You saved me from getting scammed out of selling my brand new ipad!

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  23. Now going by Che Focht

    Watch out for paypal address with a little ® after them. That is how they are getting people. Never click on an email link to pay pal, never. Always go sign in to it manually. If they have a message for you it will be posted in your account info.

    My dad was almost scammed. Here are the questions she/he asked:

    Is there any reason why you selling it that i should know of?
    Do you have the original box, all the paperwork and the receipt for it ?
    i like to see more pictures and i hope it's still in good condition?
    Do you have the original box, all the paperwork and the receipt for it ?
    I like to make a deal, how about $100 off?
    I am really interested and i will be making payment with PayPal and
    will pay for shipping to San Diego CA

    I hope to hear from you soon.
    Thanks

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    1. In case you dont understand what I mean by manually I mean:

      If you EVER get an email from paypal that claims there is something going on with your account dont CLICK on anything at all on that page. Open your internet browser
      type in exactly paypal.com
      make sure it only says

      https://www.paypal.com/

      nothing else

      then sign in. if there has been any activity on your account or if you have any messages they will show up there.

      Emails, invoices, even websites can be faked to look exactly like paypals. you must make sure you are on their website by typing it in yourself.

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  24. This blog is actually a life saver.Please add a name Suzanne Guillermo(suzanneguille@gmail.com) to the list.I just heard about it from a friend.

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  25. Krupp Kester Duke (ggked01@gmail.com)
    Ok, I am Duke Jr,I m purchasing this for a friend due to, he is a
    novice to online and don't really like solving on internet due to
    numerous scam activities. I will appreciate more pictures if available
    & also make sure it is in condition described before concluding on how
    i will be sending your money.Do you have paypal account? because, I
    have a paypal account that I can easily send money through because,
    its good for business payments. Get back to me with your paypal email
    address and name in order for me to have your money sent on time. I
    would av preferred calling but due to my hearing impairment meaning
    loss of my hearing partially my inability to make phone calls.Confirm
    sale to me and remove the add from posting. Regards

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    1. i got this exact one!
      can't anyone do anything about these people?

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  26. I just received an e-mail from Moore Bullen with a return e-mail address from craigslist.org, not the gmail address on the above list. Can anyone help with this?

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  27. Here's another justatson@gmail.com. Tried to scam me through PayPal wanting me to send an item to: Alvin Jeff
    AC-01-07 Subang perdana Court 10, USJ 15
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zipcode: 47630

    According to the email PayPal was holding the funds until I sent the tracking number to an email, etransactionalert@consultant.com, then they would release the funds.

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  30. 2:38 PM (1 hour ago)

    to me
    I'm interested in purchasing this Phone, and i would have come in person to have a look but I'm not in the country now,i am in UK, i would be buying this phone for my husband in Malaysia for he's birthday .So Do you accept PayPal? I do make payment via PayPal ...being the safest,well secured means of making payment as it protects both buyer and seller interest. So if you accept PayPal kindly get back to me as soon as possible



    On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Moore Bullen wrote:
    i don't know why my mail not deliver to your Email address send me your Email so that i can mail you back thanks

    Thanks for your respond. Kindly add shipping cost by using USPS Express and let me know the total cost please. Also send me your PayPal request invoice so that I can make the payment. Thanks

    SHIPPING ADDRESS:
    Name Kazeem Hafeez
    W2-04-08 Subang perdana Court 9, USJ 14
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zipcode: 47630

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  31. I just got the same message almost word for word. Says her name is Renee Margaret

    "I'm interested in purchasing this computer,i would have loved to come and see it in person but I'm not in the country now,i am in UK, i would be buying this for my husband in Malaysia.Do you accept PayPal? I do make payment via PayPal ...being the safest,well secured means of making payment as it protects both buyer and seller interest. So if you accept PayPal kindly get back to me ASAP"

    Followed by:

    Okay! Thanks. Kindly add shipping cost by using USPS Express and let me know the total cost please. Also send me your PayPal request invoice so that I can make the payment as soon as you done. Here is the my PayPal email address where you will send request invoice reenemargaret@gmail.com Thanks

    SHIPPING ADDRESS:
    Name: Alvin Jeff
    W2-04-08 Subang perdana Court 9, USJ 14
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zipcode: 47630

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  32. Exactly the same thing happened to me. Just got this from Craigslist response to my computer:

    I'm interested in purchasing this computer,i would have loved to come and see it in person but I'm not in the country now,i am in UK, i would be buying this for my husband in Malaysia.Do you accept PayPal? I do make payment via PayPal ...being the safest,well secured means of making payment as it protects both buyer and seller interest. So if you accept PayPal kindly get back to me ASAP

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  33. I am selling a computer on craigslist and got an email from Renee Margaret. Same message as above, word for word. It seemed legit at first because they asked more about the condition of the computer. They asked if they could pay a lower price than I'm asking. I noticed that they did not have a photo with their gmail, which most legit people do. Then when they said they are in the UK and want it shipped to their cousin in Malaysia I really started feeling skeptical. Then I googled the shipping address and saw this blog. Thank you for confirming my suspicions.

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  34. Thank goodness for this website! Like that previous few posters, I received a similarly worded email from "Danielle Woods (daniellewods@gmail.com) asking me to ship the item directly to their husband in Malaysia. Apparently they didn't have time to look at the item in person.

    I was suspicious but went as far as sending them a payment request on Paypal as they specified in their email that I should do. I got an email from PayPal confirming that the payment had been made...however it was written in...off English and detailed a new PayPal policy where I wouldn't receive the money until after I sent them a tracking number of the shipment to etransactionalert@consultant.com

    This was the tipping point, I Googled that last email address and found this site. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I consider myself to be privy about internet scams, but I was literally on the verge of falling for one!

    This page seriously needs more exposure!

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  35. Danielle Woods (daniellewods@gmail.com) emailed me at 3:50 am this morning about wanting to buy my mac book. The time stamp coupled with the slightly off English prompted me to Google the email address and here we are. Thanks

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  36. Same here: daniellewods@gmail.com emailed me in February and later in April again about my mac. She doesn't even remember she tried to pull off the same trick before.

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  37. daniellewods@gmail.com just did the same with me for my PC. The slightly off English tipped me off as well. Not going to say what it was in case they're reading this ;-)

    So glad for this site. THX!

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  38. I received the exact same message from Angela Powell (powangela@gmail.com) a couple of months ago.

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  39. "Moore Bullen" - moorebullen@gmail.com Contacted me looking to buy samsung note 4 today.

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  40. I also got this email today. Same thing as above with the shipping address as follows:


    Thanks for your respond. Kindly add shipping cost by using USPS Express and let me know the total cost please. Also send me your PayPal request invoice so that I can make the payment. Thanks

    SHIPPING ADDRESS:
    Name Paul Alex
    V2 02 09 Subang perdana Court 9, USJ 14
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zipcode: 47630



    caroline Esther < esthercaroline74@gmail.com> wrote:

    l m interested in purchasing this Laptop, and i would have come in person to have a look but I'm not in the country now,i am in UK, i would be buying this Laptop for my husband in Malaysia for he's birthday .So Do you accept PayPal? I do make payment via PayPal being the safest,well secured means of making payment as it protects both buyer and seller interest. So if you accept PayPal kindly get back to me as soon as possible

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  42. I just received this inquiry. It seemed odd that someone would be looking for a laptop in my county if they were in the UK, but trying to ship to their husband in Malaysia.

    "I'm interested in purchasing this Computer,i would have loved to come and see it in person but I'm not in the country now,i am in UK, i would be buying this for my husband in Malaysia.Do you accept PayPal? I do make payment via PayPal ...being the safest,well secured means of making payment as it protects both buyer and seller interest. So if you accept PayPal kindly get back to me ASAP.

    I will responsible for the shipping cost and other charges, kindly add shipping cost by using USPS Express and let me know the total cost please. Also send me your PayPal request invoice so that I can make the payment now.

    SHIPPING ADDRESS:
    Name: Alfred George
    V2-02-09 Subang perdana Court 9, USJ 1
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zip-code: 47630"

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  43. I got an inquiry about a computer I'm selling but this person was going as Becky Cude (bekycude@gmail.com). With a name change, my emails from this "woman" is damn near word for word, even the address. I got all the way up to the Paypal email saying I should still send my item out and then email the tracking number to get my money credited. I was like, that doesn't seem right. I'm not sure why that rubbed me the wrong way, but it did. And I ended up on this page, feeling like a dunce. Thank you for shedding light on this because I'd be one less laptop and absolutely no money to show for it.

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  44. I got a email from sharonutherford@gmail.com wanting to buy something I put on crageslist they gave me this address is it real SHIPPING ADDRESS:
    Name: Alvin Kyle
    W2-04-08 Subang perdana Court 9, USJ 14
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zipcode: 47630

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  45. Guys,

    You are asm, thanks for the blog. A real saver!!!!
    I also received a similar mail and I was all set to ship my Mac book. Stopped it at the last moment.

    Mail from the scammer goes as below:

    Candace C. Powell
    Aug 22 (1 day ago)

    to nnqpc-51824186.
    Thanks for your respond. Kindly add shipping cost by using USPS Express and let me know the total cost please. Also send me your PayPal request invoice so that I can make the payment. Thanks

    SHIPPING ADDRESS:
    Name: Austin Powell
    W2-04-08 Subang perdana Court 9, USJ 14
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zipcode: 47630

    User later contacted me that he has credited the money but it is on Hold. Later received below mail:

    We received the transaction between you and Candace Powell (candaceecheng@gmail.com) and will like to notify you that, the money has been deducted from the buyer's account. There is no way the transaction can be canceled by the buyer, once the transaction has been approved. However, the actual amount sent by the buyer has been approved, but, hasn't been deposited into your PayPal account and will not reflect on the pending tab of your account because, we are securing both sides. PayPal has changed its policy due to some sellers that will not ship out merchandise, after the purchased item has being paid for and money deposited into their account. We implore you to proceed with the transaction. Ship the merchandise to the buyer's given address and get back to us with the shipment tracking information/customs form number, so that we can verify it and credit your account afterward. Here is the email address that the tracking number should be sent to: etransactionalert@consultant.com

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you..

    PayPal

    Thanks for using PayPal.
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  46. I posted a craigslist ad for my MacBook Pro and got a response from Becky Cude a SCAMMER!! See her emails Below..

    Okay! can you please tell me the condition of the Computer? Please reply me through my email address below for quick response. Thanks
    Becky Cude

    bekycude@gmail.com

    I'm interested in purchasing this Computer,i would have loved to come and see it in person but I'm not in the country now,i am in UK, i would be buying this for my husband in Malaysia.Do you accept PayPal? I do make payment via PayPal ...being the safest,well secured means of making payment as it protects both buyer and seller interest. So if you accept PayPal kindly get back to me ASAP.

    You will help me mail it to my husband after i make payment and don't worry I will responsible for the shipping cost and other charges via USPS (post-office) Kindly add shipping cost by using USPS Express and let me know the total cost please. Also send me your PayPal request invoice so that I can make the payment as soon as you done. Thanks

    SHIPPING ADDRESS:
    Name: Ryan Steve
    W2-04-08 Subang perdana Court 9, USJ 14
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zipcode: 47630

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    1. I am so glad that you posted this or I would not have known this was a scam! This blog came up as the only link when I googled bekycude@gmail.com. I am also selling a MacBook Pro and got the exact email response from her early this morning (8/30). I started thinking it may be a scam when I noticed her name was spelled wrong in her gmail account- beky instead of becky. Thanks for your post, you saved me from this scam!

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  47. I posted a craigslist ad for my MacBook Pro as well and got a response from Becky Cude today (8/29). Her email responses were identical to yours.

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  48. This scammer contacted me today. He/She tried to ask questions to make it sound like they are genuinely interested but once they ask to use Paypal, it was too obvious. Here is what he/she wrote:

    "Thanks for your time, please I would like to know maybe its factory unlocked before I proceed on doing anything, and I hope it's still under warranty? I'm so sorry for being too inquisitive, its because am getting it for my husband in Malaysia. Please kindly get back to me through my email candaceecheng@gmail.com for a quick response. . Thanks"


    "Thanks for your time, please I would like to know maybe its factory unlocked before I proceed on doing anything, and I hope it's still under warranty? I'm so sorry for being too inquisitive, its because am getting it for my husband in Malaysia. Please kindly get back to me through my email candaceecheng@gmail.com for a quick response. . Thanks"

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  49. "Okay, but due to my busy time scheduled I will not be able to Pay cash and pick it up, So Do you accept PayPal? I do make payment via PayPal... being the safest, well secured means of making payment as it protects both buyer and seller interest. So if you accept PayPal, kindly get back to me as soon as possible."

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  50. Thanks for your time, please before I proceed on doing anything, I hope it's still under warranty? and may I ask if you can send me another pictures of the actual product because a lot of similar one on the post, I'm so sorry for being too inquisitive, its because am getting it for my husband in Malaysia. Please kindly get back to me through my email christynazaiter@gmail.com for a quick response. . Thanks

    Thanks for your respond. Kindly add shipping cost by using USPS Express and let me know the total cost please. Also send me your PayPal request invoice so that I can make the payment. Thanks

    SHIPPING ADDRESS:
    Name: Fred Williams
    W2-04-08 Subang perdana Court 9, USJ 14
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zipcode: 47630

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  51. Thanks for your time, please before I proceed on doing anything, I hope it's still under warranty? and may I ask if you can send me another pictures of the actual product because a lot of similar one on the post, I'm so sorry for being too inquisitive, its because am getting it for my husband in Malaysia. Please kindly get back to me through my email christynazaiter@gmail.com for a quick response. . Thanks

    Thanks for your respond. Kindly add shipping cost by using USPS Express and let me know the total cost please. Also send me your PayPal request invoice so that I can make the payment. Thanks

    SHIPPING ADDRESS:
    Name: Fred Williams
    W2-04-08 Subang perdana Court 9, USJ 14
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zipcode: 47630

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  52. how does this work? Do they not actually make payments to Paypal? I got a similar email to ship to Malaysia..

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    1. no they sent you fake spam junk mail paypal statements showing that they sent you money which isnt real...

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  53. SAME HERE

    The email address is christywalton4741@gmail.com

    Alright, but due to my busy time scheduled I will not be able to Pay cash and pick it up, So Do you accept PayPal? I do make payment via PayPal... being the safest, well secured means of making payment as it protects both buyer and seller interest. So if you accept PayPal, kindly get back to me as soon as possible.

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  55. Megan.bailey7o@comcast.net
    Phone number 6025299969
    They are trying to sell a car.

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  56. Trying to sell my Macbook received an email today from Margaret Griffiths with the same message mentioned above:


    "Alright! Thanks for your response, I'm interested in purchasing this Computer, I would have loved to come and see it in person, but I'm not in the country now, I would be buying this for my husband in Malaysia for his birthday. Do you accept PayPal? I do make payment via PayPal...being the safest, well secured means of making payment as it protects both buyer and seller interest. So if you accept PayPal, kindly get back to me ASAP."

    Asking to ship to:

    SHIPPING ADDRESS:
    Name: Richard Barnes
    V4-00-13 Subang perdana Court 9, USJ 14
    City: Subang Jaya
    State: Selangor
    Country: Malaysia
    Zipcode: 47610



    Be aware of very well crafted phishing PayPal email from:

    >>>

    Dear XYZ,

    We received the transaction between you and Margaret Griffiths (margaretriffiths@gmail.com) and will like to notify you that, the money has been deducted from the buyer's account. There is no way the transaction can be canceled by the buyer, once the transaction has been approved. However, the actual amount sent by the buyer has been approved, but, hasn't been deposited into your PayPal account and will not reflect on the pending tab of your account because, we are securing both sides. PayPal has changed its policy due to some sellers that will not ship out merchandise, after the purchased item has being paid for and money deposited into their account. We implore you to proceed with the transaction. Ship the merchandise to the buyer's given address and get back to us with the shipment tracking information/customs form number, so that we can verify it and credit your account afterward. Here is the email address that the tracking number should be sent to: etransactionalert@consultant.com

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you..



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