Hello, thanks so much for your blog it was quite an insight into the world of craigslist scammers. I bought a vehicle off craigslist about a year ago and everything was good, recently I attempted to sell an xbox and some games, thinking it would be a good venue I tried craigslist. This was the first correspondence I received:
Is the item is still in a good condition and still available for sale?I responded:
to kelvinjohn111 <--first red flag, email was different then first
Yes great condition, black controller and three games are less then 2months old, gtaIV and Fallout 3 are older but still work great!He replied:
Kelvin John firstname.lastname@example.org <---alias usedSo... I replied:
Thanks for responding, I'm okay with the price. I would like to send payment asap.Please let me know if a certified Bank check is ok. After my check clears my shipper will come and pick it up at your location.I would have loved to come and take a look but I can't. My shipper will though. If you can get back to me with your details I'll get the check out asap. Need your Full Name and Address Not P.O Box and your Telephone Number.
My wife was excited, thinking we had found a buyer, i was skeptical because craigslist states, in the emails that are sent through craigslist, Avoid money orders, using 3rd parties as "shippers"
You sound an awfull lot like the people who scame craigslisters... call me and we can set somthing up. Probably through paypal, or in person. If you do have a shipper, send him the money and have him bring it to me directly. <<>>I got no reply, I googled his name and didnt find much but there you go, add John Kelvin, Kelvin John, to the list! thanks again for your blog!!