Voodoo 6 said:
They are not after your money, they are after your ip address.
Could be in some instances I suppose. To what benefit? The ones I've dealt with are pretty adamant about the money...
To my knowledge I haven't had any negative repercussions, but I do know not to ever open any attachments....
Here is the exchange that went with the check in the second picture, I did it up as an instructive/humorous piece and shared it with some folks... 100% real. (I will clip out a few details not to share here, but all were present during the exchange)
[SIZE=14pt]So, I get this message on my cell phone[/SIZE][SIZE=12pt]:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14pt]That’s odd, my phone number is on the ad (that’s how he/she texted me) but they want me to e-mail the information. Ok, I’m gonna play.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14pt]So from my city email I sent the following (clearly being a smart *ss, trying to let them know I am on to them) and figured once they saw my signature, they would bail.[/SIZE]
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:36 PM
I do in fact still have the items you inquired about via text message to my phone at 5:14 am this morning. I would prefer cash in small untraceable denominations or equal value in sterling silver. The price is $500 for all the lot and if you meet with me today, I will also include a voucher for a free stay at the Roundbar Hotel. If you want to purchase the items remotely, I will require a certified check for an amount at least $300 greater than the value of the appliances so that I can ship them to you. As the post explains, two of the appliances work and the other two do not. I think that one only needs a fan or possibly a new fuse. The other one needs a new compressor according to a technician I had check it out a few years back. The one (that needs the fuse or fan) was exposed to water during the big storm we had last year and my neighborhood got flooded. The water may have caused the damage. So if you have it repaired please advise the technician that the problem may be related to water damage.
I am also selling a slightly used retro incabulator for $250 that I have not posted yet. I would be happy to show you that as well.
Also I have a small business and would gladly give you a few samples when you come by, the website is www.warrantmanpepperco.com
Detective R.E. (Reggie) Sharpe
“Have warrant, will travel
[SIZE=14pt]I then received the following reply:[/SIZE]
Hello am sorry for the late responses.I will purchase the
item from you and will be adding $50 extra for the item asking
price,so please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST.and i will
be paying you via bank certified check from my Bank and the payment
will be delivered to you via FEDEX next-day and i will like you to get
back to me with the following information to facilitate the mailing
out the check to you... .I will need the below details to mail the payment as soon as possible.
Name to be on the Check_____________
Home or office address(No P.O.BOX)___
FYI:You will not be responsible for the shipping of the item..and I
will have my mover come over for the
pick up as soon as you have the check cashed at your bank,and i will
get back to you once my secretary made the payment out to you
Sent from my HTC One on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network
[SIZE=14pt]Really? After all that they are still on the hook… Ok, let’s keep this idiot train rolling…![/SIZE]
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:46 AM
RE: craigslist inquiry
Name: Warrant Mann
Address: 2500 City Hall Lane #510
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: 843-740-**** or 843-740-****
[SIZE=14pt]The response next day around 10:00 am:[/SIZE]
Thanks for your information,,I will get back to you with the tracking number of the check as soon as the check mailed out to your location,and i will also advice that you consider the item sold for me in other to prevent from other buyers ok
[SIZE=14pt]Then another at 4:30 p.m. :[/SIZE]
how are you doing?I will like to let you know that the deal is still on and the payment is already sent via FEdex Service which is going to delivered tomorrow morning or next tomorrow,I will get back with tracking number and the item will be picked up as soon as you receive the payment have it deposit to your account for 24hrs to clear,Some funds was added because of shipper,deduct money for the item and $50 for your running around and send the rest fund to the shipper via Western Union because shipping funds was included bcos the shipper will also pick up some other items for me in some location close to you which the money included by mistake,i will like you to remove the advert on CL and also keep other buyer off,Do get back to me asap.Ok Regards.
Do get back to me with your phone number just for confirmation.
[SIZE=14pt]This morning (Thursday 10-19-2017) :[/SIZE]
Good News to you,payment will deliver to you today and thank you for your trustworthiness on going transaction and here is the confirmation # by Fedex with the tracking number(770526773380)...Once you have the check payment, locate a nearest ATM and have the check placed on 24hrs deposit by using either your debit/credit card and take a picture of DEPOSIT SLIP after you make the deposit and send to me. Afterwards withdraw the shipper fund and visit the nearest Western Union Outlet around you to have the shipping fund wire to the shipper information below,, follow my instruction given to you as you will need to deposit the check...You will deduct the cost of the purchase from that..and also deduct $70 that is to cover the cost of your running around and then have rest of funds wired to my mover so that they can be able to make the trip over there for the pick up around later. Here is the shipper information to send the money to via Western Union in money in mins pickup option at the nearest Western union outlet to you......
Here is mover information to have the money sent....
Receiver name:..... George Thomas
Address:....126 Manganese st
Email me the transfer details as soon as you have everything done,I
will need the details of the transfer from you once you have
sent funds,Such as
Sender's name and address:
MTCN (10 digits Number on The Receipt)
Actual amount sent after Western Union charges:
Location for the pickup:
Please deduct the transfer charges from the amount you want to send to
the shipper .Don't forget to send me the map quest to your location
for easy passage to the shipper.Go to the nearest Western Union outlet
with cash to make the transfer. I will await your response.
[SIZE=14pt]Can you follow this? Sounds complicated… but as if on divine que, Ms. **uzon brings me a package…. Can’t make this stuff up….[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14pt]Holy cow! Guess they didn’t catch the ‘Warrant Man” reference, can anybody be such a knucklehead….[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14pt]Guess what’s inside? Yep a check. Bogus as the day is long, would bounce like a rubber biscuit. Now, for the real question, how much is this guy gonna take me for? My cut is $500 plus the generous $70 for my “running around.” So make a guess, how much is the check? Don’t cheat, make a prediction… [/SIZE]
[SIZE=14pt]The check is on the next page….[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14pt]$2000 for a $500 purchase, less the $70 “running around” compensation, would net someone a smooth $1430 profit. If you could figure out those godawful instructions…. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=14pt]It is funny that there are people so dumb that they would attempt this with a cop, after being given so many clues. But, sadly there must be some people who fall for this crap or they wouldn’t do it. The Fedex flat rate envelope is $7.50 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=14pt]So I get a $7.50 laugh on someone.. but I might just take it a step further…….[/SIZE]
[SIZE=14pt]Beware of this scam, there are many variances, but anyone sending you more than you ask for the item you are selling, is trying to rip you off.[/SIZE]
- [SIZE=14pt]Reggie Sharpe aka “The Warrant Man.”[/SIZE]