Wants to send me a money gram to purchase item I am selling. Is in military. Wants me to remove item fr Craig's list.
He called me wanted to buy something I was selling.Did he buy your car?
Got text message, after posting on craigslist. Good thing i check the number here. Thanks everyone who posted here about this scammer.
Scam. Said she was in boot camp and someone would come to pick up the car. Refused to talk to me and got pretty ticked off when I told them the deal was off..
This guy wanted to buy my craigslist item, saying he was a US Marine stationed in Ohio. After I gave him some lip, he sent me some kind of Nigerian curse in a text message. Now I have 15+ friends sending him thousands of text messages and we have signed him up for every text message service imaginable. I'm thinking he will finally change his phone number and this will be the last post on this forum.
I looked into this, the local police cant do anything about it. I stopped using Craigslist and only use ebay since it is secure for buyers and sellers alike. I havent replied or talked to this person, but since they know i recieved the check but ripped it up immediately, then text me each day saying that I am a scammer and that they will notify the FBI on me. Next time it happens, i will post the full number and block it with my phone company. Please make sure no one falls for this and post it everywhere to include FB. I will try to get the number traced to a location to have local authorities look into this person.
I also got the very same email as Jason. I also have received a call from a foreign man after this whole thing. Trying to tell me he had 9,000 for me, hung up on him.
Also someone try to hack my FB yesterday and i had to go through security steps to get into my account.
These people need to get caught!
same marine story for me. I have turned it over to Craig's List help link. It, at the bottom of the home page. Good Luck
I got the same texts word-for-word that Jason did. This guy has to be crazy. Why would anybody with 2 brain cells to rub together spend the time and money to concoct such an elaborate scam that NOBODY would fall for , , ,
THIS IS WHAT WAS SENT TO ME TODAY:
after the first day my ring was posted, they said they were a US Marine and was in boot camp and could only do this! Also, email sent to mine indicated name was Mary Leslie (email@example.com)
NUMBER CHANGED TO: A AREA CODE 946 NUMBER!
I am happy to inform you that payment will be delivered to you via
FedEx courier service soon.The tracking number 617100715002178 is you
can also check the tracking number on FedEx website to know the status
of the package I have assigned a shipping agent that will come for the
pick up of the item and the shipping fees is already included in the
check i send to you. I am trusting you with my money believing that
you will help me make payment to my shipping agent.I also have some
other items to pick up at another location so the shipping fees will
be used to pick up my items.
The payment mailed out to you was mailed out with $2800. I will like
you to go ahead and deposit the check to your bank account. Deduct
your item fund $1000 and extra $50 for your running around expenses for
your stress factor then visit nearest Wal mat and send the fund via
This is the shipping agent information you are to send the money to:
Receiver Name: Justin Alexander
Address: 1726 rushworth dr
State: TX 77014
The shipping agent will come for the pick up as soon as they receive
the money from you, they also have to pick up some item for me in
another location and this need to be done asap before 6pm your time
NOTE that all Money Gram transfer charges should be deducted
from the remaining fund.Make sure you get back to me with the details
below as soon as you send the money to the shipping agent.
1.The name and address of the sender (probably your name and address
or the person that send the money)
2.The Reference number on Money Gram receipt
3.Amount sent to the shipper(Amount sent after deducting Money Gram charges)
4.Pick up time and map quest...
I am trusting you with my money believing that you will help me make
payment to my shipping agent according to our agreement,follow my
instructions and get back to me ASAP.
This is the same thing that they're trying to do to me. They target craigslist because eBay has some forms of protection for their buyers/sellers. I've noticed it's (646)389-xxxx numbers. That area in NYC is where the scammers call from. I'm trying to sell a new designer wedding dress and within an hour I get texts from a "US marine who's in boot camp and can't get the dress but wants to give me extra to hold it with a cashiers check. These people need to get caught for fraud. Does anybody know if there's a way to get them in trouble? The phone is a landline bc I looked up the number. How do you text from a landline?
this is happening to me too same thing a female Marines at bootcamp told them no way he sent me a check anyway call the place they don't care
Correction and update: PNC Bank does exist bigtime However, my BofA teller said the check blank itself was phony, She made me a copy and confiscated the check, presumably to forward it to THE POLICE !!
Basically the same scam as above . . . Texts me within hours of Craigslist post... US Marine at camp . . .can only text, no talk . . . says he wants to buy an item and will arrange for pickup . . . then sends fake check for 5 times the amount which he wants forwarded to JUSTIN ALEXANDER, 1746 Rushworth Drive, Houston TX 77014,.drawn on a non-existing bank ("PNC Bank")
This ripoff is SO phony, it gives real scammers a bad name !!
I postedcraiglist ad. Said he was a US Marine n not available to meet up personally. Tragic. Some Marines otta show this crook what Marines are about. How dare he use their name as a ploy for a scam.
I received a text from a guy wanting to buy our car.
ya I am at the moment talking to this person through my email for a posting I had on craigslist she wants to send me extra money for private shipping also I am cutting it off now thank you
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To deposit a check you think is phoney is crazy! It reveals your bank account information to the sender. If you think there is a problem take it to the bank & ask them to "Certify for cash". Bouncy! Bouncy!
I was also trying to sell a washer/dryer for $800 and posted on Craigslist. I go an immediate response from this person who sent me a check for $2900. At this price he could have gone to the local Sears and bought a set for less. I asked why he sent so much and he stated 2000 for a private shipping company, 800 for me, 70 to hold the item, and 30 for my gas. He was very interested when I would deposit the check and wanted to know if it was a checking account or not. Definitely a scam!!
Person texting me in a scam. Sent me a check for $1750.00, for a $500 piano, wants me to deposit the fake check and send balance to someone...$1250.00......who supposedly will pick up piano....This person started immediately texting me when I posted the piano on Craigslist....even though the add specifically says don't text.