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 As you start to sell your things on Craigslist because they have been replaced by new gifts, you can expect to encounter plenty of scammers.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" - hookdre@gmail.com
"Du-Marie Mavarine" - amvsoy@gmail.com
"Du-Marie Mavarine" - customertube11@gmail.com
"Eadberto Sanchez" - eadbertosanchez008@gmail.com
"josh bent" - joshbent48@hotmail.com - 646-543-3518
"Charles Hall" - charleshall2b@gmail.com
"Toypez" - death.note.l@live.com
"Toypez" - toypezlio2000@gmail.com
"steven hart" - stevenhart504@gmail.com - 860-660-9530
"kehinde david" - dahvourklein@gmail.com
"ajayi racheal" - vinxvincent1@gmail.com
"Karen Foley" - touristbest@gmail.com
"terry Collas" - terrycollas23@gmail.com
"Alfie Ethan" - alfie_ethan@yahoo.com - 402-468-8863
"Patrick Frank" - feilx.patrick111@gmail.com
"Patrick Frank" - patrick.frank71@gmail.com
"Elizabeth Richard" - tea221@gmail.com
"Jessica Twyford" - jmsgriilll@gmail.com
"sarah gabler" - gablersara11@gmail.com
"Geeding Elie" - kevabez36@hotmail.com
"Alamo Gloeckner" - trucchibul6@hotmail.com
"Jack marcus" - jackmrcs@gmail.com
"Brown Michael" - brown_michael670@hotmail.com
"Tom Briggs" - tom.briggs1234@gmail.com
"Richard" - markanna23@gmail.com
"Janet" - janetscoffy@gmail.com
richard.kufe05@gmail.com
nataliecpq@gmail.com
dnjenkins1@aol.com
rc1003sc@gmail.com
mkremus@aol.com
rc1005sc@gmail.com
weissmancourtney@gmail.com

That's it for now. :)

64 comments:

  1. Paula White needs to be added to the list - paulawhite1979@live.com

    Her reply;
    Im just asking about it to make sure its in good condition as im
    buying it for my cousin as a surprise and she doesn't know about it, so
    can you assure me i will not be disappointed? also no shipment
    involved as i have a mover that will come for it.I'm satisfied with
    your firm/advert price, As im requesting this transaction should be
    done via PayPal so the PayPal charges is on me.Payment will be made
    via PayPal only if you don't have an account, its very easy, safe and
    secured log on to (www.paypal.com) i'm present out of town for my new
    project, so im sorry i will not be able to come look at it in person
    and that's the only reason why PayPal is the only payment option. I
    hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible?

    Thanks.

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    1. I just got this same reply today! Thanks to her "broken English" I knew it was a scam and then searched a little and found this blog!!

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    2. Thanks, I also received the same email from this person - with the exact same text! Thanks for the heads-up!

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    3. We were trying to sell a house on Craigslist, and she contacted us, as she wanted to buy it for her cousin in Nigeria. We thought she was sketchy because she didn't want to talk to any real estate agent, she just wanted to do a bank transfer and be done with it. We then notified the police, and they told us to remove the house, so we did, then we googled her live account, and this site came up with this exact posting as her words in the emails she sent us!!! So freaked out!!!

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    4. i just got one from her asking if i still have item for sale wondering why a woman would be interested i googled her

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  2. Touristbest@gmail has changed his/hername to Karennewdayson@gmail.com

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    1. Also, Cooker00900@gmail.com

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  3. How do you know that these emails are scammers? I just got an email asking what my final price is about something I'm selling, and I wasn't sure what to respond but I look the email up and come across this website. A bit strange.

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    1. Get a separate email account from the one you normally use. When someone on Craigslist contacts you, just say it is available and to contact you at that email address. Most of them won't bother. What they are doing is trying to get your address or your phone or your email address to give to others. My spam folder went way up after I started on Craigslist. Only take cash in hand..... good luck.

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  4. alexblnd9@gmail.com

    I am interested in buying your phone on craigslist please what is your final price and the working condition? The Phone is for my daughter's birthday and New Year present, due to her brilliant performance, she was currently Transferred from Us to West Africa with her team on a research on Human development under world Health Organization. I'll be paying you through PayPal. I will forward my daughter's Residential address to you for shipping as soon as the payment Reaches you. Send me your PayPal email so that i will do the payment. NB: I will be paying you $600 for both the cost price and shipping Fee. Please get back to me so that i will proceed with the payment.
    Warm regards

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  5. jamesdarren9@gmail.com

    Hello,I will like to know if this item still up for sale and what is the condition?

    Thanks
    jamesdarren9@gmail.com

    -----

    Hello,
    Thanks for getting back to me concerning this item.... I'm really interested in buying it for my nephew as a B'day Gift. i will like to know the present condition of the item and if the item still have the Original Box.
    I will be paying you $420.00 USD for the item including the cost of shipping and insurance Via USPS Express Mail Service.I will like you to send me some picture of the item along with your responses and the payment will be made Via PayPal because is very fast and easy to send and received money online.Do get back to me sap with your PayPal email address now so i can make the deposit into
    your PayPal account immediately.looking forward to hearing back from you soon......

    Thanks..

    -----

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  6. Du-Marie Mavarine: tolfre5@gmail.com

    Just ran into this one today. So frustrating.....

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  7. Here's one: Jessica Niemann


    Sounds good.I should be able to pay you with a certified bank check ,Hope that works for you ?I Will send your payment alongside with the mover's payment.He would come over to your place and pick up the stuff as soon as the check clears .Willing to pay $30 extra if you can reserve and take the post of Craigslist so i can be rest assured.All you need do is Deposit the check it clears within 24-48hrs. deduct yours and pay the mover the rest .if it works for you Kindly send me details to make the check payment out Full Name that should be on the check ,a physical address where the check will be delivered and your house or mobile # ASAP.


    Regards

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    1. email address is jessica.niemann1@gmail.com

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  8. thanks for creating the blog. I recently recieved an offer from johnmayes10@live.com to purchase an item I posted for sale on craigslist. I thought it sounded fishy. I am always suspiscious of doing business online and decided to google his email address and this site was the first on the list.

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  9. Hi, what is your best selling offer? I'm satisfied with the condition of it as advertised in the listing, i will like to add $100 to your final price for you to keep off from all offer and consider it sold to me alone as i'm a serious buyer, I would like you to know that i am really interested in buying this for my father and payment will be via PayPal Only. the pick up will be arranged by me as i will have my shipper/agent come down to pick it up from you.. i would like you to send me the name & email address on your PayPal account to send the payment or send me a paypal invoice and dont forget to send me more pics of this item if available since i would not be able to view/see it in person so i can proceed to the payment asap, I'm very busy at work atm and do not have much time around me.looking forward to your response. Tn

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  10. ANOTHER EMAIL.....pwellie11@gmail.com Du-Marie Mavarine

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    1. YUP. I got an email from this one today too...
      Definitely a scammer.

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    2. Also now as Dumarie19@gmail.com

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  11. Du-Marie has been busy. I've received two from her; get an email like clockwork whenever I renew my ad.

    Du-Marie Mavarine ;
    Du-Marie Mavarine ;

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    1. weird, the email addresses didn't show. probably messed with some HTML. brackets removed:

      Du-Marie Mavarine banks.applegirl11@gmail.com;
      Du-Marie Mavarine prof.khammoliz@gmail.com;

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  12. Here is another one:

    Du-Marie Mavarine
    5:50 AM (3 hours ago)

    to me
    Hi, what is your best selling offer? I'm satisfied with the condition of it as advertised in the listing, i will like to add $100 to your final price for you to keep off from all offer and consider it sold to me alone as i'm a serious buyer, I would like you to know that i am really interested in buying this for my father and payment will be via PayPal Only. the pick up will be arranged by me as i will have my shipper/agent come down to pick it up from you.. i would like you to send me the name & email address on your PayPal account to send the payment or send me a paypal invoice and dont forget to send me more pics of this item if available since i would not be able to view/see it in person so i can proceed to the payment asap, I'm very busy at work atm and do not have much time around me.looking forward to your response. Tnx

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    1. I got this exact email today for a car I am selling.

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    2. My son just got this exact same email from DuMarie Mavarine pwellie11@gmail.com

      Delete
  13. Received an email from weissmancourtney@gmail.com on 12-23-12. I Google searched the email because in my ad I asked for a phone # due to spammers and they did not include their #. I copied/pasted the email below:

    E-MAIL ME BACK IF YOU STILL HAVE IT I'M INTERESTED

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  14. Thanks for your Quick Response to my mail. Am happy to hear your item is still available and the price is okay for me. l live in Texas and l would have love to arrange for the pick up but due to the Distance and the Hectic nature of my job as an accountant in State Bank of Texas. l will appreciate your effort if only you will do me a favor to buy your item.l will pay through PayPal these secures and protects two parties in a transaction... I will like you to send me your PayPal invoice or your PayPal identification email for payment I want this item for my son's Birthday gift I will be paying ($510 USD) for the cost price of the Item and the shipping tax of the item.i want you to delete this ad from craigslist and consider this item sold to me..Please specify any of the above mode of payment that will suit you.

    Thanks.

    God bless you.
    Mrs Eadberto Sanchez.

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  15. Does anyone know if tombriggs1234@gmail.com the same person as workfortombriggs@gmail.com.

    what was tombriggs1234@gmail.com about?

    if anyone knows please help me out. Thank You

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  16. Hi,

    I just got a solicitation from an 'Alfie Ethan' on my cell phone, a text message. But, with a different number. The number I got was: 678-951-9269 but the same name, 'Alfie Ethan'.

    I recently posted I was looking for a delivery job on my local Kijiji last night and got this text (in 4 parts) today:

    "Hello, are you still interested in looking for a job?"

    I replied back, "Yes. What do you have in mind?"

    He replies (in 3 parts):

    "I am glad you are interested in knowing more about the job am offering, my name is Alfie Ethan a very busy Military Man with so many tasks and responsibilities. I am out of the country at most times so I am looking for someone who can handle my personal and business (errands) at his/her spare time when I am away. The job am offering is not very tasking. I need someone to Receive my..."

    ...and, it stops right there for some reason. Notice the use of the word 'am' instead of "I'm". Suspicious. Thanks, the 'name' is all I need. Watch out for anything from 'Alfie Ethan', I guess.

    -lookingforjobincanada

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  17. I just tried to get scammed by josh bent same number and everything, he told me to go f*** myself when i started to think he was thank you for this

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  18. A cashier's check is different from a certified check, which is a personal check written by the customer and drawn on the customer's account, on which the bank certifies that the signature is genuine and that the customer has sufficient funds in the account to cover the check
    custom check designs

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  19. Du-Marie strikes again... lol this is her message

    What's your last desire price for this item? i hope it's in perfect condition? i am working offshore and very busy ATM and i would want it sent to my cousin in Selangor, Malaysia as a B'day gift... would complete your payment via PayPal Only including the shipment fee via Postal Service or EMS Courier, i hope you will consider my offer and kindly get back to me to know the next plan...

    Du-Marie

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  20. just got this one. Does anyone know who we should report these to in the US? Is there any follow up on these scammers or is it just seller beware?

    From: DuMarie Mavarine [mailto:pwellie11@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:50 PM

    Hi, what's your best selling offer:) ? I'm satisfied with the condition as advertised in the listing, would like to add $100 to your final price for you to keep off from other offers and consider it sold to me alone as i'm a serious buyer, I would like you to know that i am really interested in buying this for my father and payment would be via PayPal Only. the pick up will be arranged by me as i will have my shipper/agent come down to pick it up from you.. i would like you to send me the name & email address on your PayPal account to send the payment or send me a paypal invoice and dont forget to send me more pics of this item if available since i would not be able to view/see it in person so i can proceed to the payment asap, I'm busy at work atm and do not have much time around me.looking forward to your response. Tnx

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    1. I received the exact message today.

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  21. There really is no way to stop the people using live.com from requesting info about Craigslist. It comes through as a craigslist email and they ask you to send your info to their private email at live.com. You should immediately delete. They are all scammers.

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  22. she is now trying the same thing in rsa but this time he is selling a car

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  23. very true, this is what he emailed me.... check it out!!!!


    Hello,
    The car is still for sale. It's in excellent condition. Always garage kept. Never been involved in any kind of accident. Very well maintained. Mechanically this car is excellent and all systems are fully functional.
    I live in United Kingdom right now, and the car is here with me.
    I've bought the car from South Africa while working for an exchange experience in my domain, so it still has South Africa plates numbers. The car comes with all the manuals, records, receipts, keys and all original parts.
    Shipping will be between 7-10 working days. (air cargo)

    I'll wait your email.
    Thank you.



    Hello!

    You received the following enquiry/contact request See which vehicle from your showroom this potential buyer is inquiring about, and make the deal now!


    I'm interested in this Mercedes Benz C Class CLASS C200 AVANTGARDE

    Thanks for using Automart

    If you find this message as offensive/inappropriate/spam you can report to support@automart.co.za.
    Warning: Automart is a classified website that links buyers and sellers of vehicles and related products. It does not offer any secure transaction, payment tools or any type of purchase protection. Read our Top tips for staying safe.





    --
    Du Marie Mavarine
    14, Lymer Avenue, Grenville Court,
    Upper Norwood, London, SE19 1LR
    United Kingdom

    Professor Du Marie Mavarine
    Chief Health Professions Officer (CHPO)
    Appointed in 2007
    DH - Department Of Health

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  24. I was contacted by josh bent he gave another number 518-308-8263 same email- joshbent48@hotmail.com. when I told him he's been reported as a scammer, he stoped communication.

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  25. Richard Johnson (farmilly12 @gmail.com)

    Joe Genital (genital.joe @gmail .com)

    both sent me the same e-mail
    Thanks for your mail.I will appreciate more pictures..I am ready to buy it now for my son as a surprise promise gift,And due to the nature of my work,phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. i would be glad to pay for it as soon as possible though i will not be available to come for an inspection due to my tight schedule.Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:

    1) Are you the Owner?
    2) Pick up Location?
    3) Your PayPal Email ID to effect the payment
    4)what is The final Price

    I would be glad to make the payment immediately through PayPal so kindly get back to me with your PayPal ID. You need not to worry yourself about title transfer and shipment,i will instruct the shipping company to handle that therefore in order to complete the
    transaction do get back to me with your PayPal ID and total cost so that I can make the payment asap. I will be waiting for your reply!

    Thanks.

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  26. Thank you so much for posting all of these!!

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  27. He is definitely a scammer. Beware

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  28. Genital Joe is at it again, with this email:

    "Text me the price 7155447931
    Joe."

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  29. Joe Genital (genital.joe @gmail .com)

    same email as others above

    Thanks for your mail.I will appreciate more pictures..I am ready to buy it now for my son as a surprise promise gift,And due to the nature of my work,phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. i would be glad to pay for it as
    soon as possible though i will not be available to come for an inspection due to my tight schedule.Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:

    1) Are you the Owner?
    2) Pick up Location?
    3) Your PayPal Email ID to effect the payment
    4)what is The final Price

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    1. Sarahah4@gmail.com is also a name need listing as a scammer.
      Are you the direct contact to the item Email me more of the picture on my
      private email below
      sarahah4 -at - gmail- com

      Then email followed up with how much she needs item, and has to pay with cashier check, but handler will deal with me and I would have to take part of that money and pay movers for her as she's too far away, beware!

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  30. Thanks to this blog i'm not going to get scammed now!!

    Mr. ericlaumusi

    ..."Reply directly to dumarie19 (at) gmail.com"

    WTF who writes this stuff!!!


    Thanks again for eveyones input keeps these guys from scamming hard working people.

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  31. What if you replied directly? I used my dummy email but then im worried. Should i be? Please help. Thanks.

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  32. Du-Marie Mavarine

    She is Professor Du-Marie Mavarine now and claims to be Chief Health Professions Officer (CHPO) - Appointed in 2007 - for the UK Department Of Health.

    (Note that the Chief Health Professions Officer at the UK Department of Health is, in fact, Karen Middleton CBE).

    Mavarine is currently advertising at least one car on the AutoTrader site in South Africa.

    I have responded to an advert for a used white 2007 Subaru Forester 2.5XT and have received the following in response:

    From: Du-Marie Mavarine
    Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 17:33 +0100

    Re: A RESPONSE to your Junk Mail ad 2007 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5 XT

    Hello,

    I can not come with the car to South Africa. If you are interested and want to buy the car you will not have to pay any taxes in South Africa because the car is already registered there. To make the deal I propose to use the escrow service. I already have the car in their custody, prepared in a container to be shipped to the address where I will make the transaction. I will take care of shipping taxes, documentation and bureaucracy. You will pay only the money for the car. Delivery period 7-10 working days. (air cargo)
    If you are interested to make the deal please let me know and I will try to provide you all the necessary details to make the transaction. I will wait your answer.

    From: Du-Marie Mavarine
    Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 16:17:35 +0100

    Subject: Re: A RESPONSE to your Junk Mail ad 2007 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5 XT

    Hello,
    The car is still for sale. It's in excellent condition. Always garage kept. Never been involved in any kind of accident. Very well maintained. Mechanically this car is excellent and all systems are fully functional.
    I live in United Kingdom right now, and the car is here with me.
    I've bought the car from South Africa while working for an exchange experience in my domain, so it still has South Africa plates numbers. The car comes with all the manuals, records, receipts, keys and all original parts.
    Shipping will be between 7-10 working days. (air cargo)

    I'll wait your email.



    Du Marie Mavarine
    14, Lymer Avenue, Grenville Court,
    Upper Norwood, London, SE19 1LR
    United Kingdom

    Professor Du Marie Mavarine
    Chief Health Professions Officer (CHPO)
    Appointed in 2007
    DH - Department Of Health

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  33. Oh, sorry - forgoit to mention that the good Professor, Du-Marie Mavarine's new email address is:

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  34. Du-Marie Mavarine
    star3split@gmail.com

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    1. "She" is "selling" a Fiat 500 on automart.co.za as well...

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  35. Trapped another chancer, selling a Mitshubishi Outlander.

    botestiny@aol.com. Selling his car - divorcing his wife etc.

    Eish!

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  36. +15183088263: Sony Vaio 14" Core i3/4GB/640GB+80GB - $275 (Hamden) Let me know if you still have it for sale 1:59 PM
    Me: Yes still have it for sale 2:16 PM
    +15183088263: is it still in good condition cause i am purchasing it for my cousin 2:18 PM
    Me: Yes 2:18 PM
    +15183088263: ok,do you have a PayPal acct to receive the money? 2:20 PM
    Me: Cash and in person only. And no, don't want extra money just for shipping 2:21 PM
    Me: Which software do u use to send all the spam?? 2:21 PM
    +15183088263: Ask my a**. 2:23 PM
    Me: It stinks 2:23 PM

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  37. 515-478-3003 Karen Foley "Still for sale? kindly reply to my mail karennewdayson@gmail.com " Scammer at work for CL San Diego ad

    Reminds me of Chevy Chase in Fletch saying his name was Bruce Cocktoshian!

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  38. I have some more scammers for you. rachelhoward41@gmail.com
    jennyvoe88@gmail.com and Julia.wodds785@gmail.com
    All three of these are scammers posing on craigslist trying to sell a car.
    Two of them were supposedly from the army or whatever and were about to be deployed and wanted to sell the car before they left. One wanted to use ebay for the transaction and the other wanted to use a military transaction. BOTH BOGUS!!!

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    1. rachellhoward41@gmail.com is still at it today is 4/06/2014.
      http://easttexas.craigslist.org/cto/4407246968.html. First email said her sister was selling the car. Supposed sister emailed back saying that she was on a ship( was an oceanographer and that she had a car in storage and was going to pay to have it shipped to wherever you wanted it. That the title was in the car along with other information. Pretty slick. This person was well written no misspelled words. Said ebay would contact me later. I contacted ebay through the website and they called me.
      Ebay said they would never be a go between. They would only handle cars that were sold on their website. They never contact anyone by phone unless you contact them first. The car in question was worth more the $11,000 on kbb.com. They were selling it for $1998.
      Our big pause was why she didn't send the car to her sister and have her sister sell it for ten times the amount she was getting through the ad. Rachel said she was going to pay for the shipping and would pay for it to go back. Pretty slick person or persons. Well spoken. The sister wrote in all lower case letters. Makes me wonder if these are two people or one person

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    2. Looks like rachellhoward41@gmail.com is still trying to sell some cars today. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/4503133344.html

      Delete
  39. Another scammer. Trying to sell 2002 Nissan xterra on craigslist. Email address rkky1ws2gmail.com. Found email address at ripoff report on 2/28/2014
    Person keeps on relisting after site as been x as prohibited. Here is the letter.
    I work as a engineer on a oil platform, so I chose to sell the car online using eBillme Shop Secure to close the deal. So i hope for a straight response from you in order to decide whether i stop negotiating with other prospects. I appreciate your serious intentions in making the deal on the spot, however we decided to post the car on several cities so we can sell it faster. Let me tell you that my car is located in KS, Wichita right now at Shipping Company and eBillme Shop Secure offers you a 5 days inspection period and also an Agent will assist you during this period (time of 5 days) with all that you need. The shipping will be made by Shipping Company in a sealed container with their 3 days door-to-door Program. Also you will have to decide if you want to keep the car only after your 5 days inspection period. I will have to pay for the shipping prior to get my car shipped and also if you decide that you don't want to keep my car I will have to make arrangements so I can get my car back. There are no hidden fees or something like that. You will receive the car with the clean title already signed on your name, bill of sale, two spare of keys, & all the paper work.

    So let me know if you would like to register you as my client and start the process asap! If so, I will need your full name, full shipping address along with your home/cell # so we can get the ball rolling. After I will register you as my client, they will contact you by e-mail and also by phone with all the information that you need!

    Very respectfully,
    Ricky Walsh

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  40. Mavarine Du Marie is now a landlord trying to hook people with a offer too good to be true! email:

    laidbackuppon@gmail.com

    "My name is Mavarine Du-Marie and I’m a private landlord. The rent is £600 per month for whole flat including all bills (electricity, water, gas, internet etc. and council tax). The minimum period of rent is 1 month and max. 2-3 years. Rental price is lower because I want to rent the apartment as soon as possible and now I'm working in Denmark. You can bring your pet if you have one. The flat is fully furnished, newly refurbished and also benefits from wood flooring. You have internet, landline number, washing machine with dryer and cable TV and most important parking place. The flat is clean and the area is quiet. I am waiting your answer soon.
    Cheers,
    Mavarine"

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  41. bject)

    I

    Iriana Quibeck

    to me
    1 hour ago

    Details

    (Is the price negotiable and what is the asking price?)  Quantum q6 edge wheelchair


    Send invoice to: bioniskate6@gmail.com. she changed her email and tried to pay by PayPal account I glad I found this list

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  42. I have been scammed by a couple trying to sell dogs. steve.thomasblake@gmail.com. He is trying to sell pug puppies for cheap.

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  43. The 646-543-3518 number for Josh Bent is now legitimately used by New York State Attorney Jeffrey Laner and should be removed from your list. Thank you.

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