WOW!!I almost fell for the exact same scam. However, some of the things did not make sense, so I went online and did some research on this -Thomas Lowen 80 New Bridge Bergenfield, NJ and BAM!! I come across this scam. I posted an ad on Craig's list and immidiately got a respond from a Michael Adams who insisted on rushing me a cashier's check, but said that he had just gotten married but he would have his secretary send a cashier's check. 3 days later a receive a check for $3,500.00 and an email stating that his secretary had made a mistake, but to cash the check, and deduct the $200 original dollars for the furniture and he would also throw in an extra $50 for reserving the furniture, and an extra $100 for my troubles so long as I would cash the check ansd send back the remaining balance. ALMOST FELL FOR IT!! Some advice, ALWAYS DO A LITTLE RESEARCH BEFORE YOU CASH A CHECK THAT IS OVER THE ORIGINAL AMOUNT. Thank you so much for posting this and I hope there are no other other people out there that have fallen for this scam!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Scammer Changes Name to Michael Adams
Here's another note from a reader: