Here’s another Craiglist scam, this time from John Bruce with the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
This person did not email me first to ask if the item is available, instead just sent this message (see below).
Okay good am happy you still have it and am sorry for getting back to you late am out of town for some weeks.i will want you to know i am ready to purchase and mail the payment to you asap because i am getting it for a cousin of mine as a gift and it would really be appreciated but i will not be able to come around and check because of my shedule.if you can sell to me i will mail out a bank certified check to you which will include in it the shipping cost to my cousin’s.If this is accepted by you please get back to me with the name to be on the check and the mailing address for the courier.
Once more like i stated my shipper/mover would handle the pick up and delivery so it doesn’t stress you after you’ve cashed the payment deduct and send the remaining funds to there accountant. I really need this, quite important and urgent. I will be more than glad if it can be sold to me.
Email me back with the full name, address,the actual last price of the item so that there wont be any confusion and your phone number for the check, write back soon so that the check can be mail out this week and i will implore you to take it off craigslist immediately. Thank you
Don’t even waste your time thinking this could be real, this scammer is phishing for your personal information. The broken English alone should be the first clue that this is not legit. Do not respond, instead report it here.
Here are additional Craigslist scams I have shared. Make sure you familiarize yourself with these and don’t fall for them.
- I’ll pay you more for your item, just give me your personal info.
- I’ll pay more and send my movers to pick the item up.
- Military PayPal Scam
- I’m Speech Disabled
Also, check out my tips for being safe on Craigslist!