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2011/01/24 16:55:17 (permalink)
Now i know a lot of you know about this scam and or have heard about it in some sort of form but im just here to warn the people who do not know.
 
 
I sent a few applications on craigslist to try and get some side work and i thought i had a client who needed a few laptops repaired.
 
Here are the emails so you can see how they type as they type the same stuff to everyone!
 
I will like to know if you can get this work done for me, I have 7
Pentium M HP laptops,Below is a list of work needed to be done on each
Pc.
 1.Format Hard Drive
 2.Install Win Xp with Service Pack 3
 3.Install Microsoft Office Package
 4.AVG Virus Software
 5.Adobe Acrobat Reader
 Get back to me with your total cost for the service
 I await your urgent response

 
______________________________________________________________________________________
 
Hello
I have all the necessary software needed for the service installations
of the Laptops, there is no any Hardware problem and they are working
fine  but need those upgrade...Let me know the final asking price of
my jobs.. I will instruct my secretary to prepare the Payment (
Cashiers Check) which will include your own money and the shipping
cost of the laptops to you back and forth.All you have to do is to get
the payment and  deduct the money for your Service from the check  and
 the rest will be sent to the shipper as soon as  you have the cash
available so that they will be able to bring down the laptops to you
and will later come for the pickup after you are through with it.i
will like you to get back to me with the followings.....
Full Name:
Physical Address:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Cell phone
I'll look forward to hearing from you to assure me you can handle this
with all perfection

__________________________________________________________________________________

Hello Artur Hovsepian ,

I'll like you to know that a Payment  has been mailed to you via USPS
and here is the tracking number  (EO 987 872 428 US) and it will get to you
any moment from now.All You  have to do is to get the check deposited
at your bank once you receive it, the check will clear under few
hours, you can confirm that by checking your account online later in
the day.

Deduct your money for the service you want to do on my Units, and you
will be sending the rest of the funds to my shipper through Western
union Money Transfer Money in Minutes to my shipping agent so that
they can ship out the laptops to you Unfaillingly tomorrow, and i will
get back to you with the shipment tracking number as well for the
units coming you way so you can know when they arrives..Western Union
charges should also be deducted from my money. The excess funds is
meant for shipping and insurance fee of  the  units forth and back as
you finish working on them. I will compensate you with $50 for running
around Western union..reconfirm me the address once again where you
want the laptops to be shipped to.

  Here is the shipper information where you will be sending the
rest funds to.

Receiver's Name: NIKKI SPOONER
                 333 Borthwick Avenue
                 Portsmouth, NH 03801




(That is the shipper's information required to send the money via
Western Union  money transfer) Once the money's sent, you should  send
me the following information via email
A.  Your full names and address exactly how you wrote it on the
Western Union slip.
B. The receiver's name exactly how you penned it down on the Western Union slip.
C . The total amount sent after Western Union fees has been deducted
from the Money.
D . 10 Digit MTCN number (This is the 10 digit number for receiving
funds,it is not the receipt number)I will be waiting on your
email,complete with the details,please get to it as soon as you
can,the transaction has to be fully completed as soon as possible and
hope reading back from you soonest.
Thanks for you normal understanding.
yours sincerely.

James




Also check this part out ..... VIOD  LOL!



Be careful ! The scammers never sleep and are coming up with ways to get people who think they caught a break and are going to make some money =)


How it basically works out if you are wondering is ...

They send you a fake check from a real account or a fake account and send you an amount over the price you requested so that you may send the difference to the shipper so that they can ship the product to you.

You deposit the check and do so accordingly and the next thing you know you sent the guy like   100-XXXX amount of money and the check turns out to be fake and your bank takes back the money they gave you in good faith and you just ended up getting screwed and sending this guy money!.

WATCH out for scammers =)!

They are the Viod in this life.





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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 17:00:41 (permalink)
    i only accept cash from craigslist people

    I was made a cannibal to fix problems like you
     

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 17:02:19 (permalink)
    What the!

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 17:17:32 (permalink)
    Wow epic fail on that person's part.  Not so bright with their spelling eh?

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 17:20:43 (permalink)
    yeah, hahah.
     
    I started getting suspicious right away cause of his play on words and his lack of attention to detail. He would not answer my questions properly.
     
    As soon as i read the email about me having to send the shipper money from the check i flagged it as BS and knew what was going on :P

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 17:27:56 (permalink)
    wow
    That is why I always do it with cash.

        

      
     
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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 17:28:01 (permalink)
    thanks for posting, get the message out hopefully fewer people will get scammed
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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:20:19 (permalink)
    Haha...VIOD!  Dumbass!

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:25:19 (permalink)
    yeah, that's a pretty old scam now, been around for many years. at least the scammer is out the money it cost to mail the bogus check to you. It is mail fraud. you can take that info to the local police dept...not sure if they would really do anything about it though.

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:27:48 (permalink)
    redrum881

    yeah, that's a pretty old scam now, been around for many years. at least the scammer is out the money it cost to mail the bogus check to you. It is mail fraud. you can take that info to the local police dept...not sure if they would really do anything about it though.

    They are probably way overloaded with crap like that with how much it happens now days.  I would frame it and write VOID not VIOD on it. 


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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:28:05 (permalink)
    doesn't craigslist tell you to never accept checks or ship anything and to always make transactions in person?

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:28:24 (permalink)
    I actually posted to get work for cheap and someone responded. It was the same people. I noticed also that whenever they responded back to what you ask, it was as if they didnt pay attention to what you just said. I for sure will not continue this email with those FREAKS@!!!

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:33:23 (permalink)
    This is exactly why I only except cash and deal locally (about a 30 - 40 mile radius from my house) when buying/selling on craigs list.
    post edited by _Nite_ - 2011/01/24 18:34:43

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:35:09 (permalink)
    i always make them meet in a public place, i don't like having people come to my house, never know what kinda people they are

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:35:16 (permalink)
    The lesson is some people really sucks and craigslist sucks due to these people. I really don't use craigslist, call me crazy but I don't trust it. There is way to much crap going on over on that site for my comfort.  


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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:45:50 (permalink)
    The check looks legit, Lmao. Wow. I still wouldn't cash a check unless it was from my employers or someone I know where they live etc. Any other checks arriving through mail from a different source = Untrusted =P

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:46:23 (permalink)
    turn it over to the FBI,its a fed crime now.he used the u.s.mail



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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:47:57 (permalink)
    patchesanook

    turn it over to the FBI,its a fed crime now.he used the u.s.mail

    Haha. Better yet, The secret services! =P
     
    Wait, Does this count for what they do or only the FBI? >_<

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:55:19 (permalink)
    anything shakey through the U.S.Mail is F.B.I. case



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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 18:59:17 (permalink)
    Ugh.  Scammers suck.


     
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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 19:14:21 (permalink)
    That person actually e-mailed me for a job. His name was spelled "Micheal". Hint number one right there.
     
    Remember that whenever people want to send you a ridiculous amount of cash for the job you do in any way, it is most likely a scam.
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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 19:15:42 (permalink)
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    how does a thumbup fit this thread topic?
     
    it's not funny...

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 19:33:54 (permalink)
    _Nite_

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    how does a thumbup fit this thread topic?

    it's not funny...

     
    Perhaps it was to the OP for bringing this to attention?


     
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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 19:37:46 (permalink)
    Crap in a box and mail it to him.
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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 19:44:54 (permalink)
    actually now i remember, my dumb uncle bought a Harley off Ebay from the Netherlands... omg. I think he sent like $14,000 away in the mail and never heard back. Thats why you see a '97 Supra in mint condition for $9,000 on ebay all the time. well i dont know anymore... i just stay on newegg...

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 19:58:14 (permalink)
    Someone tried that on me once years ago, but my bank suspected I was being scammed and had the check investigated. The guy was busted for fraud.


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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 20:13:41 (permalink)
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    i always make them meet in a public place, i don't like having people come to my house, never know what kinda people they are

     
    well it depends on what you are selling too, a public place won't work for everything.

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    Re:Watch out for this scam please! 2011/01/24 20:48:20 (permalink)
    Do the trade at a bank. My friend sold a laptop on Craigslist and agreed to meet in a parking lot. The guy attacked him with a hammer and made off with the laptop.


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