Has someone tried to scam you on craigslist.org yet?

These are the actual emails that were sent from the craigslist scamer:  George Henry [email protected]



[email protected] to show details 8:30 PM (19 hours ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

Hello Seller
ls your item still available for sale get back to me


Eric to ssuesmith10 show details 8:32 PM (19 hours ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

Yes, I still have the item for sale.


[email protected] to me show details 9:36 PM (18 hours ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

Thank you very much for your mail,about the status of the item,i very much appreciate your reply and i believe that the item is in its best condition? and can be presented as a gift?i will offer you US $350.00 including the shipping overseas,i’m very serious about this transaction so i dont want you to take it lightly and i want us to make everythings happy cos im very busy at work nowadays,i dont have much time for the internet.I will make the payment via paypal cos i believe its the best to make an online transaction,so send me your paypal email address or equest for a payment so that i can proceed with the payment of the item asap.Thank you very much hope to hear from you soon.


Eric to ssuesmith10 show details 9:52 PM (18 hours ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

I really wanted $400 for the itouch.  But I will only accept a personal check that you mail to me and I will send you the itouch as soon as I get it.


[email protected] to me show details 10:51 PM (17 hours ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

thanks for the mail so i just want to know if you want to sell this item for me if you like i can only use paypal because it is good for online transaction so if you dont have paypal try to set up account with www.paypal.com so if you finish set up you can get back to me with your paypal account that i will use to send you money



Eric to ssuesmith10 show details 11:28 PM (16 hours ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

Where will this be shipped to?  I need to figure out the shipping price, Steve.

Paypal.com sounds great what is their web site, Steve?

Thanks best friend


[email protected] to me show details 7:37 AM (8 hours ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

so this is my shipping address so you can get back to me with your paypal email account so i can make the payment for you
George Henry
No 12 omoakinjobi Street Off Odo Oba Elere


Eric to ssuesmith10 show details 10:43 AM (5 hours ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

Could you send me your address so I can get my $500?  Also where do I find paypal.com I can not find it.
Thanks for your help Sue


[email protected] to me show details 2:45 PM (1 hour ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

want do you mean by this plz let me know if you dont want to sell this item for me



Eric to ssuesmith10 show details 3:21 PM (56 minutes ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

Smith, YES YES YES!, I want to sell my $250 itouch for $500.  Are you going to pick this item up at my house?


[email protected] to me show details 4:31 PM (8 minutes ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

Thanks for your message i want you to know that i cant pick it up i want to send the item to one off my son living in oversea so i will add$100 for the shipping cost to west africa so let me know what is going on it if you like to sell it for me just get back to me with your paypal email account so i can make the payment for you



Eric to ssuesmith10 show details 4:39 PM (1 minute ago) Reply

Apple itouch 8 GB Like New – $250 OBO – $250 (Birmingham)

So you do not live in Alabama?  Where do you live if your son lives in West Australia?  Do you live in Texas?  Are you a teacher their?



I guess this is an example of a 419 scam?


Other Craigslist scammers?


[email protected]

Name: Henry Adebayo
Address: No 20,Olanrewaju Adepoju Close,
Fodacis Area,Ring Road,
OYO State
Country: Nigeria
Zip Code: 23402

[email protected]

Name:Segun Agboola
Address:No 4 Sanda Street Molete
State: Oyo State
Zip Code:23402

[email protected]

my dear beloved,
greetings in the name of our lord ,how are you and your family hope fine?
well thanks to GOD Almighty  and horn  to our holy marry.
in regards to this transaction ,i will like to tell you everything so that you will understand it.
we are buying it for one of our sisters who is on missionary work in west Africa. send to us pictures of events that had happening over there in the field so.we will like to know  how much you are asking for the camera  ?
or will you like to help the ministry of our lord jesus Christ ?
do let me know how much you want for it then i can make an offer..
and your family…

He emailed me about my “SANYO VPC-503 Point and Shoot Digital Camera”, which I was not selling.

[email protected]

Name: Henry Adebayo
Address: No 8,Olanrewaju Adepoju Close,
Fodacis Area,Ring Road,
OYO State
Country: Nigeria
Zip Code: 23402

[email protected]



From Ashley

I received the following email regarding a camera I was selling:
From: [email protected]

1st Email
Hi,how are you doing?
I’m interested in your item,i hope it’s in good condition, if still available, please get back to me ASAP….
Hope to read back from you…

2nd Email
Happy to read back from you, I will be willing to pay the said amount for the item, But i want to bring to your attention that i won’t be able to pick up the item, simply because of my work schedules as i am out of the state.  I am presently in Georgia on an official trip representing my company.  I want to buy the item for my colleague who just left for abroad.  I will add $100 for the shipping and insurance fee and payment via PayPal for a safe and secure transaction.So kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address so
that i send the payment for the item to you ASAP…

Here’s another one to add to your list! Hopefully it will help someone else too! Thanks so much!

11 Replies to “Has someone tried to scam you on craigslist.org yet?”

  1. Oh Henry.

    I supposedly just sent him a 80gb PS3 and told him that he can just put a check in the return envelope I provided when it arrived. I also let him know how excited I was to tell everyone at my church that I shipped a PS3 for double it™s value to some poor soul in Nigeria. Those Nigerians are wealthy I guess.

    He wanted the tracking number which I told him was wrong on my receipt and I would follow up in a few days once I got through to UPS to get the correct information. I™m supposedly traveling and won™t be near email so if he wants it he can leave me his phone number and I will call him with it.

    I have way to much time on my hands. Nigerians are fun¦..

  2. Thank you so much. I have gotten an email from [email protected] trying to buy my laptop for her son overseas. Kept insisting on my paypal so I decided to google the name. What should I do to get back at him lol. I have yet to reply to him and I was just wondering what I should do now like is there legal action or what. Thanks your help is appreciated.

  3. I am currently in search for a job and I got these replies to my resumes on Craigslist. Two different resume replies, two different names that replied, but almost the exact same message in the email They send you a check, want you to cash it and then get a money order or western union one half and then you keep the other half. The thing is, once that check actually tries to clear your bank it bounces and comes back as a fake check:

    scott beverly
    2:21 AM (5 hours ago)

    to me

    I got your resume and it has been reviewed, I did appreciate it. So I will give this a GO”

    I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding.This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them and my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, So I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings.

    You will be my Personal Assistant/Receptionist/Admin and your activities among other things will include;

    *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring. Scheduling programmed, flights and keeping me up to date with them. Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I’m away Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities..

    Basic wage is $350 Weekly

    I’m sure you’ll understand I intend to have a very busy schedule at this point..I am presently in Mexico, I will be back in Two Weeks. I think you’re the right person for this position,Please note that this position is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules, it’s a part-time work from home and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it’s a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you’ll be doing per week.If you can manage your time properly this job may even give you some extras while you do something else on the side.

    I want us to get a head START with things as soon as possible. I do have lots of works piled up presently and a number of unattended chores which you can immediately assist me with, I hope we can meet up with the workload eventually. Permit me to use the coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I’m confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.. I’m online most of the time as I am hard of hearing so I prefer we contact each other through E-mails,but if there is need for me to call, I will do that and I will be glad you are willing to work with me and I promise to be a good boss. I am also glad on the commitment in working. I have been checking my files and what I need you to do for this week is to run some errands out to some of the orphanage home because it happens every month.


    A payment inform of a Cashier Check/Money Order will be sent over to you from one of my clients and I have some lists to email you once you receive the funds.The check will be in the amount of your money for the first week and money for orphanage home.
    You will deduct $350 which is your payment for the first week and have all the rest of the money sent to the Orphanage home via western union or money gram.If you are OK with my terms and condition,I will need you to provide me with the information stated below:

    Full Name:
    Address (No P O Box):
    Zip code:
    Phone number: (Cell and Home)
    Present Job :

    If interested a swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this email will be appreciated.


    Scott Beverly.

    And this one too…

    From: Henry Wilson
    Date: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 8:22 PM
    Subject: RE: Front Desk Secretary (charlotte) Posting

    Hello there,

    Thanks responding to the job post advert. I received your email with interest in the position posted but unfortunately that position is taken but I have a smaller offer for you if interested. I want to believe and hope I am dealing with an honest, responsible person because I usually would not hire anyone this way but I urgently need the services of a Personal Assistant due to my very busy schedules.

    My name is Henry Wilson, an Interior Designers, Decorators & Art collector with a large client base and because of my job I’m constantly out of the State. My former Personal Assistant just got married and moved to Canada. If you accept my offer, I will need you to take charge of my mail pick ups and drop offs as well as errand running during your spare time outside of work. The job is flexible so you can do it wherever you are as long as there is a post office in the area. I will pay for the first week in advance to run any errands, and will also have my mails/packages forwarded to a nearby post office where you can pick them from at your convenience.

    All errands will be in your city/town so it is not a must you have a car, but if you do it might be a plus. When you get my mails/packages, you will be required to mail them to where I want them mailed too. The content of the packages will be business and personal mails. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me and you are to work for just 2 days per week (4 hours daily). You will be doing this for 3 weeks until I get back to town so we can formally meet and discuss about the possibility of making this arrangement long term if I’m satisfied with your performance.

    How much will you charge per week? Am willing to pay $300 weekly including gas and others expenses. That is not a bad offer is it? If you accept this offer please reply with the following details:

    Full Name, Physical/Residential contact address, Apt #, City, State, Zip Code, Cell number, Home number, Current Occupation and Available hours.

    I will be needing your service immediately, so once the information above is received, I will request your first week payment be mailed to you along with the pay to run errands for me.

    Kindly get back soon.


    Henry Wilson.

  4. Hahaha, placed ad, bicycle 4sale, on craigslist. Got text messages. No email, no call, text only. Gave them a “phoney” address of a business of a friend of mine to mail money to. Sure enough next day, there is an express USPS mail delivered to that address with my name on it. A cashiers check for 2,000.00 is in it. ( the bike was 300 ) SO,they want me to cash it, keep extra 50 for my trouble, and wire the rest through Western Union. LOL. Think I will keep the game going for a bit. Maybe tell them I cashed the “cashiers check”, but this is a lot of trouble for me, so I deserve more than 50 bucks!! WAY MORE! Of course I have NOT, nor will I cash it. If we could get the word out, then these durf wads (not the words I WANTED to use) would not stand a chance at this. COME ON PEOPLE, GET WITH IT, GROW A BRAIN! NO ONE IS GOING TO DO THIS TYPE OF TRANSACTION LEGITIMATELY !! If they are not meeting you and handing you CASH,then NO! DO NOT FALL FOR ANY OF THIS CRAP. And 4get the police, they can do nothing!

  5. FURNITURE FOR SALE : Text message from HAWAII, guy wants to “surprise” his wife with a new house and is looking for furniture for it. He will buy ALL THAT I HAVE. And, he TRUSTS me that it is in perfect condition. This one I didn’t follow up on. But, again, he wanted to pay for the furniture and have his movers pick it up. LOL. Yeah, right. Again PEOPLE, IF IT IS A TEXT, AN EMAIL, IF THEY WILL NOT TALK TO YOU, IF THEY WANT TO DO ANYTHING AT ALL OTHER THAN HAND YOU CASH FOR YOUR ITEMS, THEN IT “IS”, WITHOUT A DOUBT, ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY “A SCAM” If you cash their check YOU ARE ON THE HOOK!!!!!!

  6. Name: lanre olayi
    Address: 35,cardoso street
    City: mushin
    State: Lagos.
    Country: Nigeria
    Zip/Postal code: +23401

    Offered $100 over asking price for shipping costs so I could send it to their cousin in west Africa. They wanted my paypal email so they could send the money. Horrible scam artists.

  7. lewis samuel
    10 owoyemi st
    festac town
    Amuwo Odofin
    Lagos 23401 Nigeria

    has contacted by TEXT only. no phone call.
    (949) 354-3229
    claims to be on a military base in CA and wants item sent to his son in africa….

  8. Posted to sell my cellphone on craigslist. Received an offer $100 over asking price saying that it was to be shipped to a cousin in Nigeria. He said his name was Wayne Thomson and cousin has the following details:

    Name: Lanre Olayi
    Address:35 Cardoso street
    Zip code:+23401

    Thanks to this post I was able to verify that this was a scam.

  9. Another great address:
    Email (of the buying “cousin”): [email protected]

    Name:Savannah Oladapo
    Address:35 Cardoso street
    Zip code:23401
    Receivers Num:2348142088190

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