Scammer Database

About the Scammer Database

First, if you arrived here via a search engine, you can be assured that any domain or email address listed here is sponsored by a criminal (on the date of my post).  Do not send any money to anyone associated with any of these domains.

Thanks for reading and remember to continue educating those around you — friends, family, co-workers,  and customers — on the tactics of these scammers. The primary purpose for the blog is to simply serve as a database for scammers’ emails we discover along ye ole internet pathways. The search engine  bots pick up the names and addresses of the scammers and index them.  When a potential victim searches for their seller’s info, he or she discovers the truth about the seller.

Feel free to contact me.

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  1. Margaret Denvir said, on July 25, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for your work. I had been looking at a the Keifer Built horse trailer. I found it on craigslist and then she emailed the ebay link. The deal was too good to be true, it should have been priced way higher. I kept trying to get a friend to look at it before I bought and she just kept saying I had to go through the buy item. I could never find the trailer doing an ebay seach and I had emailed ebay twice with questions from her page and never got a response. Then the link was no good so I emailed and asked her what was up, she sent a new link and I noticed the list date had changed. I googled her name and found your site.


  2. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on August 6, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Your feedback is my reward. Spread the word! Join the fight! Ask me how. — Chief

  3. Daniel said, on August 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for all the hard work you’re doing here. I noticed your fight against Google’s lacking (or better say non-functional) abuse system. You can send them one abuse report after the other, but they do not do anything about it and let the sites stay alive on THEIR servers. Did you manage to find a working Google-apps abuse e-mail address? Someone you can talk or write to? Another means to effectively report an abusing website that is hosted on Google-apps? I would appreciate it if you could reply directly to my e-mail address.

  4. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on August 10, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I think it is fair to say that the Google team is not placing abundant resources on ridding itself of scammers. I have corresponded with a couple of Google Apps team members who say they are shutting down the scammers, but that it will take some time (2 months) to revise the process to really kill the domains. [edit: Google Apps support tells me they will not change their methodology.] This is unlike all other web hosts on this planet. I don’t think they really understand this, or at least the resources they have applied to the project do not understand. I am not clear on how ICANN tolerates this behaviour. Godaddy seems to turn a blind eye to this activity also.

    Email to receives a response, and the scammers seem to jump to a new domain afterward, but the whois for the scammer’s domain remains wholly intact.

    If you have any additional input or thoughts, I would appreciate an email.

    — Chief

  5. Cabron Footprint said, on September 1, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Hi, it’s Cabron Footprint from TSB

    I know that we’ve been working hard to dead as many of these domains as we can, but what about those FAX numbers? The ones that these lads ask you to fax MoneyGram receipts to. Has anyone ever made any effort to figure out how to kill those? That would be another angle we could attack from.

  6. Chief Technical Assistant to the Guru At Large said, on September 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    CF, that is a good question. I include the fax numbers here, of course, for the search engines to draw in potential victims. I’ve never gone down the path of researching the owners of those fax numbers. Being a public medium here, perhaps the scammers could give us a bit ‘o’ insight. 😉

  7. TMC said, on September 4, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    A new company just launched,, it’s totally dedicated to keeping Craigslist buyers and sellers safe. It’s an online service that verifies identities and provides a safe emailing system so you can transact and still protect your privacy. Cool service that’s right up your alley, you should check it out.

  8. Cathy Krueger said, on January 15, 2010 at 3:00 am

    I too appreciate what you do here. If it weren’t for your site, I would have continued to think I was buying a Honda from a guy in the Air Force who resided in London! He’s changed his name again though. He’s now using “SSG Kim Jeffes”, but still uses the same London address of 56 Sloan Street, which I found was a hotel. Isn’t impersonating a member of the Armed Forces a Federal Offense? As for my story, it didn’t go too far and my only monetary loss was the $50 bucks I spent for a CarFax history report on the 2006 Accord he said he had for sale (which somehow matched the CarFax report to a “T”… hmm, makes ya wonder!) As I do with most who are in the military, I even thanked him for what he was doing for our Country!
    Again, thanks for doing what you do here! You more than likely saved me from wasting a lot more money, and undue stress!

  9. Chief said, on January 15, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Cathy, thanks for taking the time to comment. Yes, the autos the scammers present for sale are real. But the sad fact is that the cars belong to someone else. These criminals scrape the photos off internet classified sites and as you suggested, get the CARFAX, and as a result have all the information they need to “sell” the auto!

    At this point, our best reaction is to educate those around us that if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is! By design, Craigslist is a classified ad site for local trades. Never send money to a stranger via Moneygram or Western Union.

    Thanks again, and good luck in your search for a vehicle. — Chief

  10. Bob said, on January 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Someone was trying to scam me last week with a similar scheme. There was a Craigslist ad for a John Deere 4720 tractor for sale for $5800. When I emailed the seller ( she replied giving me more info. I then went back to Craigslist and the ad was no longer there. The seller said she moved the ad to eBay and thought she sold it, but the buyer didn’t have the money. When I tried to find it on ebay, it was not there. Seller insisted that it was in the shipping section and could not be seen by anyone at this time. After a few more emails, and I tell you she was very convincing, I told her I was interested. That evening I received an email from someone claiming to be from ebay-motors and had payment info. The only payment option was Western Union to some guy in Las Vegas. It looked suspicious so I did research and definately met all of the scammer warnings on ebay and craigslist and never contacted them again. Here is the info in the email from ebay motors concerning where to make payment.

    eBay Agent Name: Igor Leahu
    Address: 3300 East Flamingo Rd
    City/State: Las Vegas,NV
    Zip: 89121

    His email address was

    I did a little more research and found out that this was a new domain ( created the exact same day I inquired about the tractor to the email address found in craigslist. I sent emails to ebay and some other internet fraud agency to tell them about the scam, but I don’t think the really cared and doubt they will ever even try to do any more research.

    I found this website tonight and thought I would contribute. Let me know if you want me to forward you any emails from these scammers.



  11. Chief said, on January 27, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Bob, you appear to have keen research skills. Let me know if you’d like to contribute more frequently. Thanks for dropping by! — Chief

  12. J C said, on January 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I can’t begin to tell you great folks how much I appreciate your site. I did not get scammed out of money. However, I wasted alot of time and looked like a fool chasing this “too, good to be true tractor deal.” After getting suspicious I Googled,, and came upon your site. Thanks again for taking the time to help with these prolific scammers.

    J C

  13. Chief said, on January 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    JC, believe me — thousands of us have been there. Now that your eyes are able to see beyond the “good deal”, tell all your friends and family about the tactics of these criminals. Right now, education is the best form of prevention. — Chief

  14. Heather said, on January 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I am so glad that I helped my brother research the little son of a gun who was trying to sell a too good to be true 2007 John Deere tractor for just $7200. We knew that things were very sketchy when the “woman” Belen Floras claimed that she was currently unable to give out her phone number because she was having difficulty with her phone company at the time. Eventually, I got the bright idea of Googling the serial number for the tractor that she had given me in one of the emails (LV3520H359123), which brought me directly to this Scammer website. After digging in deep, I ended up here and am glad for it. Thank you for your work. It is good to have some assurance when you are dealing with such a transaction. Thanks again!

  15. Chief said, on January 30, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Your brother is lucky to have an inquisitive sister! We appreciate your words of thanks; it’s the only form of payment we accept. Spread the word to your friends and family: if it is too good to be true, it probably is. — Chief

  16. eugene mcpartland said, on March 11, 2010 at 8:28 am

    i was just about to make a fool of myself. i think i am being scammed. to good to be true deal. let me know if you want more info

  17. Chief said, on March 11, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for commenting. Don’t think yourself as a “near fool” for believing the scammers. These criminals are professionals and dupe people every day. Our goal is to education as many as we can by putting the scammer’s data here in public. Feel free to post the text of any emails from the scammers. Please obfuscate any of your personal data, but place the scammers’ emails in a comment. Then, a Google search will help the next potential victim discover what you did. — Chief

  18. JULIE WOODLEY said, on March 29, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I would like to report an illegal use of our e-mail name by an unknown user of the same
    e-mail using a g-mail account. Someone has acquired the g-mail address and is abusing it! What do I do to find out who has this e-mail address and what i can do about it?

  19. Chief said, on March 29, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Julie, you may report any illegal activity here so that others do not fall into a similar situation.

  20. John said, on April 14, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I was just on craigslist and saw a 2007 Toyota Corolla being sold for only $2970.00 in the Reading, PA section. I inquired about it and they said that they were an air force sergeant trying to send the car across seas because they had it transported to London and couldn’t use it anymore over there.

    It really lines up with the scam you guys have posted! Thanks for your help!

  21. Chief said, on April 14, 2010 at 11:29 am

    John, we’re glad you found us! It just goes to show you that listening to our conscience usually pays off. Be sure to educate your friends and family on how these scammers work. We wish for the business of scamming to “dry up”. — Chief

  22. Jita said, on May 27, 2010 at 10:29 am


    I found Rebecca Madson on your database. Thanks a lot, I would have been convinced to pay the money may be. Thank you very much. If you consider this as your reward too and would like to thank me for that, keep that thanks for you.

    I am new to these, so don’t actually know how to post. but that lady is again trying to sell a toyota camry through Craiglist. I would suggest everyone: Do not buy it or initiate any conversation.

    I suppose there is another one with the name (Vanessa Ferguson)…I feel this one is following the same trail of taking your money. so Just beware. DO NOT PAY FOR IT.

  23. Bob said, on July 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm has jeep for sale. Says she is getting ready to be deployed to Iraq and needs quick sale. Vehicle is ready to ship with 2 day approval from purchaser and monies are quaranteed through Yahoo??? Any way of checking this out????

  24. Chief said, on July 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Bob, do not buy a vehicle sight unseen from someone you do not know. Yahoo does not do escrow. Never send money via Western Union or Moneygram to someone you do not know personally. No need to check this out. Trust me, it is a scam.

  25. Chief said, on July 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Bob, look around the website. There are hundreds of cases of scammers portraying U.S. servicemen (& women) who are in a hurry to unload an un-needed vehicle. All are scammers — 100% guaranteed.

  26. Louis said, on September 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I have found yet another scammer, “she” has posted this add in at least 4 different cities today.
    If you are looking on CL highlight page…you’ll be surprised what you find. Below is an example:

    This is a 1 owner truck and ONLY has 69,000 miles on it.IT HAS NEVER BEEN USED AS A WORK TRUCK.Below is a list of the options:5.4 lt V-8.Automatic transmission.Shift-on-the-fly Four Wheel drive.Leather interior.40/20/40 front seats with fold down center console.Air Conditioning (BLOWS ICE COLD).Power drivers seat Power windows.Power Locks.Power mirrors.Cruise control.AM/FM CD radio.Automatic headlights.THE DRIVE TRAIN IS EXCELLENT AND AS YOU CAN SEE THE EXTERIOR IS ALSO IN GREAT CONDITION.Email me for all details :
    This is a 1 owner truck and ONLY has 69,000 miles on it.IT HAS NEVER BEEN USED AS A WORK TRUCK.Below is a list of the options:5.4 lt V-8.Automatic transmission.Shift-on-the-fly Four Wheel drive.Leather interior.40/20/40 front seats with fold down center console.Air Conditioning (BLOWS ICE COLD).Power drivers seat Power windows.Power Locks.Power mirrors.Cruise control.AM/FM CD radio.Automatic headlights. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 zodiac lund bass inshore aluminum saltwather freshwather fiberglass plastic lund nitro ranger bass tracker stratos skeeter triton smoker craft pro aft 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 acura toyota supra aston martin porsche 911 convertible ferrari chevrolet corvette hummer nissan audi bentley jeep wrangel lexus mercedes bmw ford mustang land rover dodge jaguar infiniti cadillac escalade gmc low price low mileage for sale tractor farm equipment cars sedan coupe SUV pickup truck parts accessories Vintage Car & Truck Parts Services & Installation Automotive Tools Snowmobile cruiser sport bike touring off-road Ducati harley-davidson HD Honda Kawasaki KTM Suzuki triumph yamaha softail dyna vtx GSX-r cbr yzf-r ninja vulcan gold wing atvs arctic cat bombardier polaris 3-wheeler sport utility youth 4 wheeler Wheel drive automatic manual Dune Buggies / Sand Rails Go Karts sea-doo two jet ski ski’s waverunner wave runner watercraft stroke Scooters & Mopeds Snowmobiles vintage mountain trail arctic cat Other Fishing Boats Powerboats & Motorboats Sailboats zodiac lund bass inshore aluminum saltwather freshwather fiberglass plastic lund nitro ranger bass tracker stratos skeeter triton smoker craft pro aft cabin air bay bowrider cruiser cuddy cabin deck jet house boat pontoon ski wakeboard sport fisherman sea ray bayliner feet baja chaparral mastercraft tahoe glastron crowline four winns starcraft maxum wellcraft malibu supra Aircraft Buses Commercial Trucks Golf Cars ( Electric & Gas ) Race Cars boat watercraft trailers cargo utility car comerciale truck concession horse motorcycle cherooke Sundowner horses Slant airstream allegro fleetwood gluf stream itasca jayco monaco pleasure camper trailer travel treailer safari rockwood Very good condition Very clean, Very good condition Very clean motorhome rv slide john deere kubota massy-ferguson new holand ford international cruiser backhoe case in cell phone bobcat bob-cat iphone machine trx 450 250sx foreman rancher fourtrax farm garden dirt bike cannondale Violin school musical boys girls anne diana alexandra instrument cello bass trumpet guitar laptop sony Bumper Pull All Pull Types nikon Canon Kodak Leica Nikon Panasonic Samsung Sony Toshiba digital camera profesional video lens sony Photo sex pwc Personal Watercraft Aquatrax tigershark buy sell

    it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


  27. AL said, on September 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you so much for your work. This is another person whom you’ve saved (along with my family) from being a potential victim.

  28. Chief said, on September 17, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Al, thanks for your kind words. Such reports are what fuels me and keeps me focused on this mission.

    Now, your role is to spread the word to all your friends and family on the antics of these criminals. I would ask you to make it a point of conversation at any opportunity you can.

    — Chief

  29. Anonymous said, on October 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you so much! I happened to come across this website when researching a potential deal. I don’t know what would have happened if not for the sight.

  30. Chief said, on October 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Give yourself the credit for initiating the search. Good luck finding what you need. — Chief

  31. wayne said, on November 24, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Was contacted to buy a 2000 honda accord ex on craiglst by a diana williams she is in the army in Spain selling car by ebay financial department? send money by western union? New scam out there

  32. Chief said, on November 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Wayne, thanks for dropping by. It is all a scam. Not an ounce of truth. Look around the site — I think you will find this not a new scam, but an old scam with new names.


  33. janice said, on December 7, 2010 at 1:51 am

    I am selling some furniture on CL and got an email from a guy purporting to be in the airforce in Madrid. HE wants to send ME a cashier’s check and then said he’d have an agent pick up the furniture when the check cleared. Is this a scam? What is the benefit to him in lying about buying something from me?

    Wierd. I emailed him back with my name and address, but I felt odd about the whole thing so I googled his name and Redding Airforce Base, Madrid and got to your site.

  34. Chief said, on December 7, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Yes it is a scam. See my note attached to the comment here:

    — Chief

  35. Rick Weberg said, on January 10, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Fri, January 7, 2011 7:58:02 AM
    Re: Complete setup – $1500
    From: Anderson Gate
    To: Me

    This is the same guy. I posted an ad to sell something on CL and he responded. I thought his miltary stuff looked fake so I searched his tittle and you site came up then I read all that this person has done. The worse is his use of the military to make him seem credible. ——————————————————————————–

    I would have loved to Call you and Inspect myself but due to my health, just got back from Afghanistan and I am on bed and can’t do much due to doctor prescription about the nature of my health but i have a Shipper who will handle that and i will be making your payment ASAP through certified check. I will handle the shipment myself. The check will get to you in 2-3 days via Post-Office and when you received the check you can then get the check cashed at your Bank or have it Deposited, I will wait for you to confirm and clear the check as I am in no rush to pick it up.

    The payment will be in excess with the trust that i have in you, so that you can deduct your own due and send the remaining fund that is for the pick up transportation to my shipper after you must have confirmed and cashed the check. We will both wait till you clear the Check at your Bank and when it is done, the Shipper’s fund will be deducted from it and send to them via (WESTERNUNION), the money will be used by them for the pick-up and all necessary things needed by them.
    All the information needed from you for the check procedure is as follows :
    1 : Your name ( the name that will be on the check)
    2 : Your contact address ( Your home address that the check will be posted to)
    3 : A valid phone number ( Your phone number that can be contacted you on for any updating)
    Thanks and God Bless, Consider this SOLD, Kindly get the posting deleted from craiglist.

    Best Regards,
    USMIL Capt. Anderson Gate

    309 FLTS/DOL
    Superintendent, Tactical Ops.

  36. Chief said, on January 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm


    This is a spin on the scam I had yet to see on vehicle sales. Thanks for submitting the text of the email.

  37. carebear said, on January 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    hey just heads up ms melissa zeteleti is trying to scam another victim on craigslist ……here’s the link on craigslist and email she sent lol not getting me …………


    The vehicle is well maintained, no damages or scratches. I recently moved in Glasgow, MT with my new job and I have the vehicle here with me.You will inspect the vehicle before the payment will be made. The shipping and insurance are included in the price because I won a promotion at Alpine Auto Transporters (1 free shipping). You will also receive all necessary documents in order to finalize the purchase. I am selling the vehicle under market value because I need to pay the bank. Email me back if you’re interested and have further questions.
    Specs: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 SUV // 82,300 miles // 1 Owner // Clear Title // Engine: 5.3L V8 VORTEC // Automatic // Color: Black with Gray Leather Interior // Cruise Control // Sunroof // Leather Seats // CD Player // Roof Rack // Tow Package // City MPG: 14 // Hwy MPG: 17 // Garage Kept // Non-Smoker.

    Thank you,

    craigslist link ::::::

    my reply:::::::::::::::::::sorry im not stupid and I was not born yesterday, im not going to fall for your scam you can find some other sucker to fall for it and I will notify craigslist about it as well.

  38. Chief said, on January 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm


    Craigslist has no conscience and will do nothing. Flagging it as spam is the best action one can take with Craigslist.

    Please drop another comment with the email address “Melissa” is using. It helps the next potential victim find your warning more quickly.

    – Chief

  39. Tara said, on April 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I found another post today on craiglist about a 2006 nissan maxima. story is almost the same about the military and his wife moving there with him…

  40. Shakib said, on April 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    These are some scammers email addresses………….. :

    Be aware of them…………….

  41. denny said, on April 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    YEP!!! 3520 John Deere tractor and equipment being sold for $2700 in New York by Richard and Brenda Nagel. Found it on central Iowa Craig’s List . Shipped free to anywhere in US. He is on his way to Ontario for a new job and needs to sell his dead father’s equipment ASAP really cheap to pay his own mortgage. What would he have done to pay his mortgage if dad had not died and left him the equipment. Who is this idiot? Internet research told me this package should be selling for {much more}. Good old Richard should should hang on for a little while and see if he could get {a few more $20} (still a super good buy) and make several mortgage payments. Bigger fool than Richad is the person that buys the equipment. He will not call me to talk in person. Good luck Richard and Brenda Nagel. See you in internet HELL.

    {edits by Chief to avoid educating the novice scammers}

  42. Chief said, on April 19, 2011 at 4:48 am


    A criminal will use any lie he can to extract money from honest folks’ wallets.


  43. Amey Prakash said, on April 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you for your good work. I received the following e-mail today and due to your website, I was able to recognize the scam:


    I work like a dealer on a cruise ship and I’m out of the country right now with my work.Because it’s a large transaction, we could complete the deal only using an authorized third part as Google Checkout. I’ve already prearranged the whole process with them.

    Look How Google Works:

    * The car was sealed at the Google Shipping Company in Bangor, ME, with all the papers inside ready for delivery but I will pay for the shipping and you will receive the car in front of your door.
    * I thought you might want to see the car. No worries cause I’ll grant you a 5 days inspection period (to test drive it) from the moment you receive it, before Google Checkout releases your money to me.
    * If the car is not like I described, then you will send it back on my cost.
    * There is no one authorized to open the car until the car will arrive in front of the buyer’s door.
    * The shipping will take 5-6 days depending on your location. You will receive the car along with all the documents including title, bill of sale, 2 set of keys, full service records and more.
    * The payment will be made trough bank to bank transfer for the legitimacy of the transaction into a Google banking account and they will keep your money on hold until the end of the testing period

    I think this is more than fair for both of us.

    – The payment will be handled by Google Checkout so If you are still interested just send me your full name,shipping address and your phone number . I will forward your info, the official transaction will be started and Google Checkout will send you the invoice via e-mail regarding the payment and shipping.

    Monica and Brandon Nickels

  44. Some Guy said, on May 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Thanks for what you do. Saved my mother in-law from a scam and she had just lost her husband and couldn’t afford to lose any money. Thanks again.

  45. Chief said, on May 5, 2011 at 6:52 am


    Thanks for taking the time to drop a note here. Many thanks go to the hundreds of individuals who have posted comments here.

    — Chief

  46. Nelli said, on May 5, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Context of email posted here – Absolutely great pics of Yamaha Baby Grand Pianos – claimed to be of late grand son were posted and you can then see how the story went by – Ad in Philly Craigslist in the Free section Contacted me from and stated phone number was (920)-350-9591


    In efforts to clear my late grand-son’s apartment I am willing to give out both of these items as them seem to be the largest of the properties to ease moving and relocation. My grand-son had always wanted to pass it to his sister, who however is not interested in music. Please make arrangements to move them. Noble and interest pianist only. No resellers please.

    Next email

    Hi, unfortunately the items are already in transit to Alabama. They were actually picked by the movers against my instructions. I am still willing to give them out if you could afford a delivery back to PA. I could talk to the movers to be lenient with the charge.

    The items are worth the investment. So if you’d be interested, I would be able to get a quote from the movers for the re-delivery when they arrive here. I will attempt to convince them to take part of the responsibility for the mix-up so the charges can be reduced.

    Just let me know if you would be willing to take care of the delivery. And I can send pictures if necessary.




    I am glad to assist in working with the movers to deliver the items to you. I really hope you find the pleasure you seek from this. I have attached some photos of the piano and the couch. They are both in good condition for use. The piano has stayed for more than 18 years or thereabout. You can leave your mobile number so I can call or text you once I hear from the movers. Also state your exact location where you want them to deliver to i.e. address & city.


    They are close already and I am expecting them any moment. Dont worry I will try my best to make sure they take the blame though I also may have some blames to carry because the instruction came a bit late to them. I’ll get back to you with some luck for sure.



    The movers are with me. They are asking for $350 and can commence the delivery straightaway. If you are able to pay them now they would probably only need some time to rest and embark on the journey. You can have them at your house by Saturday if you are quick with the arrangements.

    If the price is good for you then I’d suggest you speak with them directly to make the arrangements and fix a schedule, settle payment and still get back to me so I can monitor things for you. The movers are currently assisting me in moving the rest of the properties into the house and the basement.

    I hope to get a response asap.



    I have supplied your detail to the movers. They have left my place to rest but should contact you any moment. You can reach me on (920) 350-9591 for now until the house is re-arranged.

    The doubt started when the guy sent the picture of a black couch in the email attachment along with the “stated” piano – he had not listed the couch in the for free items.

    The area code in WI gave me suspicions as the person said the items were in Alabama.

    This phone number gave me the clue to search the internet and I am glad that I found this number in the scammer database. Atleast no money lost. Looks like a new scheme with pianos like the shipping of cars.

  47. Chief said, on May 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Nelli, thanks for posting. Good information there!

    — Chief

  48. Diana said, on May 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I responded to a Lynchburg, VA craigslist posting for a O4 Fleetwood PROWLER Camper and received the following email from a “Jackie Collins”.

    —————-1st email response I received:

    Hello ,

    Thank you for your interest for my 2004 Fleetwood prowler 25ft bunkhouse.
    Because of my divorce settlement,I own this camper and as a woman I don’t need
    it so I’m trying to get rid of it as soon as possible (that’s why I’m selling it
    so cheap as I have some financial problems). This camper is in excellent working
    conditions, no scratches, flaws or any kind of damage, slightly used in 100%
    working and looking conditions.
    From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request only secure
    pay, I prefer the payment to be done using eBay services. As I know that my
    current situation is pretty special I want the deal closed only through eBay’s
    Buyer Protection Program in order for me and you to be 100% protected. The final
    price is $3820 including shipping and delivery to your home address. I’ve
    advertised my camper nation-wide, and I received a lot of emails from interested
    I had almost closed the deal, but the buyer couldn’t get a loan from his bank.
    But there is a good part in all of this: he sent me 400$ to cover the shipping
    cost before he got the bad news from the bank, and now he said I should keep it:
    “this is my way to show my appreciation for your effort” he said.
    So if you decide to buy this camper or need further information please get back
    to me as soon as possible.

    Type: Travel trailer Slide outs: — Water capacity (gallons): 41-50
    Length (feet): 25 Sleeping capacity: 6 Air conditioners: 1
    Fuel type: — Awnings: 1 Leveling jacks included?: Yes
    Dry weight (pounds): 4186

    jackie collins

    ————–I received this 2nd email after I asked her if it was located in Lynchburg:

    Hi again,
    click on the link for more pictures:
    The camper is already at the shipping company in Alexandria, KY sealed and ready to be shipped. I’m very busy with my job so this is the reason why I chose to sell my camper over the internet. I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them. According with the eBay you have 5 days of inspection after you receive the camper and decide if you want to keep it or not. Here is how it will work:
    1.First of all I will need the following details from you:
    – Full Name
    – Full Shipping Address
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send you the invoice. In the invoice you will receive the details on how to make a refundable payment.
    4. eBay will contact me and release the shipping to you. After you receive the camper you will have 5 days to test it, verify and do whatever you need to the camper. If you decide to keep it, then I will receive the payment from eBay .
    5. If you will decide that you will not buy the camper, eBay will refund the money and I will have the shipping company come down to pick up my camper.Please get back to me asap if you decide to buy, and include in your e-mail your full name and address where you want it shipped so I can start the deal with eBay. You will receive all the transaction payment and shipping details from them. I look forward to hear from you.
    Best Regards,


    Definitely a scam! If you search on ‘O4 Fleetwood PROWLER Camper’, you’ll see pages of listings on craigslist all over the country. A lot have been flagged for deletion, but some are still active (i.e. Roanoke VA, Fresno, etc). The craiglist listing can vary, but most tell you to “contact me follow the link Fleetwood PROWLER” and then have a string of garbage characters across the page.

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  49. Lee said, on July 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Here is another scam for a 32 ft camper. This was on Craigslist for Charleston South Carolina. I contacted the seller and got this reply from “Rose Mckenzie []”……

    I am glad to know you’re interested on my 2006 Pioneer 3102 BDS, I wanna
    get rid of this car as fast as possible. I inherited the RV from my
    husband who died in Afghanistan last year. He was a soldier in the army
    corps peacekeeping detached.
    The camper has been sitting ever since, collecting dust, didn’t move it
    an inch.My asking price is $3200 but I can sell it for $2900 if you will
    buy it today or tomorrow. The RV is in perfect condition , with no need
    for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever,
    never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO
    SMOKING). I have a clear and clean title for it , no liens or loans
    ready to be signed and notarized on your name.Although is great each
    time I see it, it kills me and makes me cry.. knowing how much he loved
    it and how much he babied it all the time makes me want to sell it even
    more. You may think I’m a terrible person but right now I’m pregnant in
    6 months and I’ve been forced to relocate… moved back to Dell City, TX.
    I’m in no condition to travel, every time she moves my belly hurts and
    now my back is hurting.. I can barely walk.. I was told this was coming
    and just before leaving Helena, MT I left the camper with the shipping
    company (DAS) to be stored in their warehouse, sealed, ready to be
    delivered with all documents.
    I’ve arranged so that shipping is free on your side, it’s paid with a
    voucher issued by my insurance company to help me move but didn’t use it
    because i didn’t really have much to carry..Get back to me if you are
    interested in purchasing and we can have a smooth deal.
    Bellow you can find the options and features of the RV together with
    more pictures:

    2006 Pioneer 3102 BDS
    Title: Clear
    Condition: Used

    Type: Travel trailer
    Slide outs: 2
    Water capacity (gallons): 51-60
    Sleeping capacity: 8
    Air conditioners: 1
    Awnings: 1
    Leveling jacks included?: Yes


    CW 12709 OW-JR

    10 CU REF

  50. Lee said, on July 20, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I replied back, knowing it was a scam and told them I was near Helena MT and could go by and look at it in person (I was lying) and could take it and save “her” shipping costs and received this reply……

    From: Rose McKenzie []
    Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 8:05 AM
    To: Broyles, Paul L CTR USA USD-N SAIC/Bldg 10243
    Subject: Re: 2006 Pioneer 3102 BDS -$3200

    Hi again,

    Let me explain more about this:
    The RV is already at the shipping company warehouse ready to be shipped.
    It’s enlisted in the eBay VPP program so this deal must go through them.
    In accordance with eBay Vehicle Purchase Program terms, you have 5 days
    from the time you receive the camper to inspect it and decide whether
    you want to keep it or not. The RV will be shipped free of charge along
    with all documents, clean and clear title with my signature on it and a
    bill of sale. Here is how it will work:

    1. I will inform eBay that I have a buyer and ask them to start a new
    transaction with you.
    2. After they process your information, they will send you an invoice
    with all the details on how to make a refundable payment through bank
    3. After the refundable payment is made, eBay will contact me to
    authorize the shipping. The shipping will last maximum 4 days. From the
    moment you receive it, you will have 5 days to test and verify the
    camper. All this time, your payment will stay with eBay in a
    non-interest account. If you decide to buy it, I will receive the
    payment from eBay. Otherwise, RV will be shipped back free of charge on
    your side and you will be fully refunded. If you wish to start the
    transaction, please reply with your full name, full shipping address and
    a phone# so we can proceed.
    I’ll wait for your response.


  51. Lee said, on July 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I replied back and asked for the Ebay posting number so I could go on ebay and buy it and was told that it was no longer listed on e-bay, but they were still being used as a third party for the transaction.

    I have been shopping for a camper for several months now and received the same identical e-mail from this person a few months back. I hope by sharing this info, that I can help ensure this scumbag doesn’t make a dime on this scam!!


  52. Ashley said, on January 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Beware of this guy: Thomas Rodriquez


    Or This guy-

    Name: Joy Freeman
    Address: 121 Kentucky Ave
    City: Pineville
    State: KY
    Zip Code: 40977

    Thomas sends an email regarding server/bartender positions and wants you to send back a certain balance from a fraud check to the above address because his secretary sent too much by accident. This was him “prepaying” me for the 1st week of when I was going to be working at a newly built restaurant. (He originally had a fake job posting on Craigslist). Of course I’m going to be shredding the check!

  53. topgearz said, on March 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    found your site when I investigated an email sent to me as a supposed “reply”. I decided to check message source and came up with [ ]. I never sent any e-mails that needed a reply from someone I don’t know. Nice to know your site it around and I’ll let others know. Thanks from beautiful Syracuse

  54. Cindy said, on September 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Dear Cindy,

    Good morning, I just want to keep you informed that all necessary arrangements has been made for your upfront payment and wrapping of your car, in few days the Payment will be dispatched and all other information’s will be sent to you via Email, Thanks for your Co-operation

    Kind Regards
    James Wright
    Hiring consultant
    Alpha advertising Agency™

    On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Cindy Gould wrote:
    3 months

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Sep 19, 2012, at 5:20 AM, James Wright wrote:

    Hello Cynthia,

    We are please to inform you that you meet our laid out plans for this advertisement your information has been received, below is a question you need to answer before we can proceed.

    How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car:

    -1 month
    -2 months
    -3 months

    Your upfront payment as been arranged and would get to you later this week, reply with answer to the question above and a confirmation Email saying you acknowledge this Email.

    Note:  JOHNNIE WALKER will take full responsibility for placing and removal of Vinyl decal on your car and it will not result to any damage, if it happens that a damage occurs –JOHNNIE WALKER will also take full responsibility.

    N:B A sample picture of how your car will be wrapped is attached in this mail, some

    Dear Cindy,

    Good morning, I just want to keep you informed that all necessary arrangements has been made for your upfront payment and wrapping of your car, in few days the Payment will be dispatched and all other information’s will be sent to you via Email, Thanks for your Co-operation

    Kind Regards
    James Wright
    Hiring consultant
    Alpha advertising Agency™

    On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Cindy Gould wrote:
    3 months

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Sep 19, 2012, at 5:20 AM, James Wright wrote:

    Hello Cynthia,

    We are please to inform you that you meet our laid out plans for this advertisement your information has been received, below is a question you need to answer before we can proceed.

    How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car:

    -1 month
    -2 months
    -3 months

    Your upfront payment as been arranged and would get to you later this week, reply with answer to the question above and a confirmation Email saying you acknowledge this Email.

    Note:  JOHNNIE WALKER will take full responsibility for placing and removal of Vinyl decal on your car and it will not result to any damage, if it happens that a damage occurs –JOHNNIE WALKER will also take full responsibility.

    N:B A sample picture of how your car will be wrapped is attached in this mail, some products will also be delivered to you on the day your car will be wrapped

    Kind Regards
    James Wright
    Hiring consultant
    Alpha advertising Agency™

    products will also be delivered to you on the day your car will be wrapped

    Kind Regards
    James Wright
    Hiring consultant
    Alpha advertising Agency™

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