Sunday, December 23, 2012

Seasons Greetings!

Christmas is almost here, so I've been busy and unable to update this blog. My apologies! I wanted to make sure that I got a few posts in before Christmas. As you start to sell your things on Craigslist because they have been replaced by new gifts, you can expect to encounter plenty of scammers.

Here are some emails that are known to be fraudulent:

"Du-Marie Mavarine" -
"Du-Marie Mavarine" -
"Du-Marie Mavarine" -
"Eadberto Sanchez" -
"josh bent" - - 646-543-3518
"Charles Hall" -
"Toypez" -
"Toypez" -
"steven hart" - - 860-660-9530
"kehinde david" -
"ajayi racheal" -
"Karen Foley" -
"terry Collas" -
"Alfie Ethan" - - 402-468-8863
"Patrick Frank" -
"Patrick Frank" -
"Elizabeth Richard" -
"Jessica Twyford" -
"sarah gabler" -
"Geeding Elie" -
"Alamo Gloeckner" -
"Jack marcus" -
"Brown Michael" -
"Tom Briggs" -
"Richard" -
"Janet" -

That's it for now. :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

You're a sly one, David Dein

"David Dein" emails me from with the following: What is ur finla price? Or txt me to my # (413) 655-1646

Well, I was skeptical, but I responded anyway. I told him: "My final price is in the ad. Please look at it."

He responds with: Tell me or lemme have ur number for me to call u

Well, at this point, I'm thinking, "Hm. Maybe he's legit."  His use of English is typical lazy, teenage slang so I thought maybe he's just a young buyer.  I respond with my number.

He emails back: text sent...

I receive a text from a different number than the one he gave in the initial email. He uses 678-561-6637. His message reads: "this is tossit regarding your phone"

I respond "Who?" And then I figure it out. He says: "how are u doing? and tell me how much u gonna sell the phone for me"

The last line throws up a red flag, but I respond with the price anyway.

Then he responds with: "ok no problem 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 so i can pay in right away. Make sure you get back to me so that i can make the payment."

I don't respond to that one.

He sends one last text: "are u there?"

So, I got fooled by this one.  I had to get all the way to the PayPal request for me to fully figure he was a scammer, but it just goes to show that deception can fool even the best of us!

Monday, December 3, 2012

More scams

"John Smith" -
"Mark Zack" -
"markjarkle" -
"markjarklee" -
"roy miller" -
"Du-Marie Mavarine" -
"Du-Marie Mavarine" -
"Giamonna Rachal" -
"Katheryn Breckel" -
"Eleanor Fransen" -
"Corazza Gortman" -
"Stow Henigan" -
"olivia ashley" -
"Bobby Alex" -
James -

So lately, I've been getting emails with a bunch of gibberish that makes no sense.  I don't believe these are the same types of scams that are asking you to ship your item overseas, but rather these are scams trying to get emails to send you more junkmail. I believe they're trying to illicit a response like, "What are you talking about?" and in doing so, they'll get your email address.  If it absolutely makes no sense, don't bother responding and just mark it as spam.

Here are some examples of what I've received:

CRX hood body kit mirrors headlightstail lights Parts '' jqtj

white wicker night stand yw

Iphone GB Perfect condition dirph

Garage Sale Prices irohr

Ceiling Fan Blades vstz