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New trend among Craigslist Scammers – ads that are 100% graphics

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on January 22, 2010

Reminds me of ye old .gif spam of days gone by. The ad thumbnail is next (click to enlarge).  Subjecting the image to an OCR yields the text below the image. Interestingly, viewing the source of the Craigslist url tells me the image is

Throw that in a browser and it is forwarded to

WHOIS nerusx => Heart Internet Network,  [more reseach later]

Subjecting the image to an OCR yields this text:

raleigh craigslist > for sale/wanted> cars & trucks by dealer email this posting to a friend
Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving Western Union, M oneygrast, wire transfer, cashier check, money order, shipping, escrow, or any protriis e of trans action
protectiorilcertificationlguarantee. More info please flag with care:
YQEF 2007 Cadillac Escalade AWD Luxury YQEF. $10800 (Raleigh) _____
Date: 2010-01-22, 5:22PM EST spasnlovetpost
Reply to: see below best of craigslist
2007 Cadillac Escalade AWD Luxury
Mileage 67,200
Body Style Sport Utility
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Black
Engine 8 Cylinder Gasoline
Transmission 6 Speed Shiftable Automatic
Dnve Type All wheel drive
Fuel Type Gasoline
Doors Four Door
Installed Options
Driver Air Bag
Anti-Lock Brakes
Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
CD Changer
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Window Defroster
AJvIiFM Stereo
Leather Seats
Power Door Locks
Power Mirrors
Power Windows
Power Steering
Power Seats
Tinted Glass
Tilt Wheel
Beautiful Black on Black Escalade fblly loaded! 22” Factory Chrome Rims, On Star GPS System,
Activated life time Satellite Radio, Bose Sound System, Large Screen Factory DVI) Player,
Power Folding Mirrors, Captains Chairs with Seat Warmers, Highway miles, Looks & runs great,
Non-smoker, Very clean interior, Power everything, Well maintained.
For more details and pics contact me at:
• Location: Raleigh
• it’s NOT okto contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingiD: 1565732151
No contact info?
if the poster didn’t include a phone number, email, or
other contact info, craigslist can notifj them via email. Send Note!
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  1. Travis said, on January 22, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks for putting this info on the web. The VERY SAME douche bags are operating with the following emails: and

    They are still using the , even after you posted it here a long time ago!

    They are stupid, but only keep doing this because there are people who are either greedy (wanting a car for cheap) or are too trusting!

  2. Chief said, on January 23, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Right you are, Travis! Tell everyone you know, “Craigslist is for local deals only!” We appreciate your dropping a comment here.

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