Tuesday, November 15, 2011

And yet another

Here's a new player in our game:  Tim Nauman, or pmoon01@gmail.com.  He writes:
Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS) or FedEx , so I'll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitatethe mailing of the check...

                Name to be on the payment...........
                Home address...........
                City..............
                State...........
                Zip Code..............
                Cell phone #................

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 24hours.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **

N.B UPS/FedEx does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks
W00t! I have scammers fighting over who can send me money first.  Maybe, just maybe, we can get the police actually interested in this, since thus far I've been 100% unable to get them remotely interested in arresting these scumbags.

By the way, my response was something along the lines of "I'll take the advertisement off Craigs list when the money is in my hands, and my name & address", which of course is public knowledge.  I did not provide them my cell, since I know there are some scams where they can charge to my cell #.

Should be interesting over the next couple days to see how this rolls.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

I advertised a sofa for sale. Got an email last night from "Tim Nauman" aka brandonlawrance@gmail.com who forwards his mail to pmoon01@gmil.com. He took the letter "a" out of mail in the "pmoon address" so that when I responded, I got a return mail error message.

Whoever this is has nothing better to do than create fake emails and read Craigs List to suggest they want purchase things they have no intention of buying. He thinks he is really clever. Imagine the time he spends creating fake email identities. A child can do that. Will someone send him a job offer to keep him off of Craigs List?

Or, notifying Google about his antics might permanently prevent him from obtaining email accounts.

One out of every three people who show an interest in items I sell on Craigs List are kooks like this.

Webproze said...

Whenever I get one of these, I forward the email to abuse@gmail.com with a quick copy of the mail header to prove that it came from their servers. I've yet to get a response saying "Thank you we've disabled that waste of oxygen's attempt at scamming" or something along those lines, but eh, I keep trying.

Anonymous said...

I got this within the last hour. It seemed suspicious to me so I searched Google for "Tim Nauman" hearing impaired Craigs List and here we are. I responded with Cash Only, Will Remove Post When Transaction is Completed. How incredibly sad that someone would be so small as to waste that much time playing childish games such as this.

Coronado said...

I received a response from this guy, but he first responded from his cell phone. Mistake on his behalf?

Email shows:
Tim Nauman
Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint
from another email address of dumblickpaul40@gmail.com

The next email I received was from his pmoon01 gmail account. Is there really no way to hold this creep accountable?

Jenna Mabry said...

pmoon01@gmail.com is still at it. just got an email from him in response to a craigslist ad i posted.

Anonymous said...

Just got an Email asking if i still had the item that was listed on Craigslist . Looks like brandonlawrance@gmail.com strikes again . It was sent from the HTC phone as well . But this time he/she has a new reply to Email addy sadllawee17@gmail.com and signed the mail with the name Sandra . So set you SPAM filters to kill with that one . Glad i look up Email addys before i reply to people , this site was a time saver .

Anonymous said...

Was just contacted by Tim Nauman today, return gmail address was pmoon01@gmail.com. What a joke, he sent the identical email template as posted in your blog....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post! Just got a Craigslist response which was nearly verbatim to yours..

"Thanks for the prompt response to my mail.
I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C..LIST.
Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank
as i just moved to my new home on a job transfer..I will
need the following details to mail the payment as soon as possible.
1.Name to be on the payment
Home address
City
State
Zip Code
Cell phone #
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered
within 2-3? working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will
receive your calls via email and here is my number you can contact me through text only 1 (209) 227-4205"

Anonymous said...

I received the same email a last week from a woman named Jane. I had some things posted on CL. You want to get these scammers good? Do what I did.....It worked, as the local paper had an article on the investigation. This is what I did. I answered Jane back with all the info she asked for......I went online looked up the local Ploice Department, Gave her the phone number of the Investigations department, also gave her the address of the police department, The name I used was one I found of one of the Detectives. Jane obviously followed thru, and sent Detective, Police Department, a Bogus, faked, forged check. Give it a try.....They will have little choice of getting involved if they are made a part of this scam.

Mrs. Christian said...

This same creep msg me last night to buy our piano. What a jerk! We need the money badly so we don't loose our rental and he has the gumpshoun to pull this. People like this should be punished.

Anonymous said...

I went through with the entire situation, not thinking about it and being desperate for cash, the check came from VA, The envelope it came in was delivered from Mesa AZ and the check was for almost 2000 dollars over the amount. It's the same message verbatum and the same name. Though the name on the check is Michael Lindsey, so if anyone wants to research that go right ahead and be my guest. I on the other hand am going to find a way to fuck this scamming trash out of his money, being that I know the system a little more than he/she does.

Jeff Johnson said...

The only person you're going to get money from is the bank, and that'll only be temporary.

My advice would be to contact your local police, hand the check to them and explain what has happened up until now. They may or may not work with you, but honestly, that's about all that's left.

Unless you can use the company that shipped the check to track down the guys address, hunt him down, and beat the living shit out of him...which is always an option. If you do find his/her address, post it here as I suspect that there are many who'd like to lend a hand when it comes to the beating.

Anonymous said...

"Tim Nauman" aka pmoon01 is at it again. This guy just dont quit. He needs to be taken out back and shown a thing or two.

Anonymous said...

Got an email like this today from Greg Clement lyndamoore040@gmail.com (reply-to: greclement1@gmail.com). I guess they're still at it.

Anonymous said...

Got this email last night trying to sell a stroller (A STROLLER?!? Who is this creep!?). It originally came from email cardren222@gmail.com asking if the item was still for sale, and when I replied that it was I got the email detailed above from pmoon. I knew immediately it was a scam so I googled him and this came up. Thanks for keeping us informed as craigslisters! I simply responded with "cash only - I won't delete posting until transaction is complete" and I seriously doubt I'll hear anything back. What a creep.

Anonymous said...

I get emails from all these names...lol same shit, hearing impaired..take ad of market,will pay you $100 extra for your trouble.selling painting for 11,000 said I could go to $9500 my best and he said the 11,000 was ok and he would send 1100...have PMoono1 and lawmatt007@gmail.com on same email.:)

Anonymous said...

got this very recently:
Torres Lucas tlucas000@gmail.com
5:42 PM (14 hours ago)

to me
Thank for your mail. I'm satisfied with the condition of it as
advertised in the listing,i will like to add $100 to your final price
for you to keep off from all offer,and consider it sold to me alone as
i am serious with this.I will like you to know that i am really
interested in buying this ,payment will be through PayPal
and the pick up will be arranged by me as i will have my agent come
down to pick it up...i will be waiting to hear from you,and i will
like you to send me the name and email address on the PayPal account
to send the payment and send me more pics of this item if available
since it will not be seen in person so i can pay it right away I am a
busy at work and do not have much time around me.Make sure you get
back to me so that we can arrange for pick up as i will like the item
to be picked at your residence,so no shipping

Thanks and reply asap.

Regards
THIS IS FROM THAT MOON GUY..DIFFERENT LETTERS HAVE USUALLY 2 EMAILS ON THEM

Anonymous said...

Steven (me) Jun 15 (1 day ago)
It is available . On Jun 15, 2012, at 6:16 PM, lawmatt007@gmail.com wrote: > ...

Tim Nauman Jun 15 (1 day ago)
Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so pleas...

Steven (me)
Jun 16 (1 day ago)

to Tim
tim- I can accept payment by paypal or you can send USD United States dollars by FEDEX . I do this as you know many scumbag thieves use phony bank checks or money orders to deceive people.
In order to faciliate this sale please let me know if you agree to this and I shall forward my mail address at my company. Steven

Anonymous said...

jame.park12@gmail.com
dave.steven140@gmail.com

2 more scum bags.

Anonymous said...

I got this guy, who already appeared in here.
It looked too good that the guy didn't want to see the car at all.

from:
Torres Lucas tlucas000@gmail.com

to me
Thanks for your response..I'm quite satisfied with the condition and
price,and I need you to understand that i am willing and ready to
purchase it right away, end the advert, consider me as your favorite
buyer.I will be paying the PayPal charges from my account and will be
paying directly into your PayPal account without any delay, and I hope
you have a paypal account. If you have one already, just send me the
address to send it to, which is the email address you use for it or
you can send me a paypal money request, so once i receive the details
i will go ahead with the payment through PayPal and then I will
contact my shipping company after you get the payment. I will
need your home address for it to be Picked Up by the Shipping Company.

Regards.

Anonymous said...

I got one from Greg Clement

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS or FED EX), so I'll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check...
Name to be on the payment...........
Home address...........
City..............
State...........
Zip Code..............
Cell phone #................
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email ** N.B UPS and FED EX does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I just got one from Pablo Gonzalez, Hieu at sadllawee17@gmail.com.

Didn't fall for it. ;)

Anonymous said...

Just received this for trying to sell my Rosetta Stone on CL. I'm almost certain this is just a spam-bot implemented by somebody hoping to make some sort of money off this. Get e real job for God sake!!!!


Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you
so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed
that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be
delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS) or FedEx , so I'll
need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate
the mailing of the check...

Name to be on the payment...........
Home address...........
City..............
State...........
Zip Code..............
Cell phone #................

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your
money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will
be delivered within 24hours.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and
will receive your calls via email **
N.B UPS/FedEx does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks

Anonymous said...


I'm advertising a printer at Craigslist and received the following email in response to my ad there:

================================
from: nanhardson3@gmail.com via craigslist.org
reply-to: kbarntt@gmail.com
subject: RICOH AP2000 Laser Printer = New In Box! Prints On 11X17 Paper! - $325 (Damascus)

Hi,Just want to know if you still have this items available?

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note™, an AT&T LTE smartphone

================================

Please notice the language. 'this items' is very poor English.

I responded to both email addresses and told them it was still available.

This is their response to my email letter:

================================
from: Kevin Barnett kbarntt@gmail.com

subject: Re: RICOH AP2000 Laser Printer = New In Box! Prints On 11X17 Paper! - $325 (Damascus)

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you
so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed
that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be
delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS) or FedEx , so I'll
need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate
the mailing of the check...

Name to be on the payment...........
Home address...........
City..............
State...........
Zip Code..............
Cell phone #................

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your
money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will
be delivered within 24hours.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and
will receive your calls via email **
N.B UPS/FedEx does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks

================================

Here is what would happen if I sent them my details. They would most likely request that UPS or FedEX deliver their "certified check" and UPS/FedEX would also pick up my printer.

I would then deposit the check into my bank account, the funds MIGHT become available (or they might not). Regardless, even if the funds became available to me, the bank would find out later on that the "CERTIFIED CHECK" IS A FAKE and guess WHO would end up holding the 'bag'? The bank would DEMAND that I pay back the amount on the check.

So if I were a fool, I would end up giving away the printer for FREE to the CROOKS.

So my advice to everybody is to be VERY careful. Many so-called money orders or bank checks are FAKE (COUNTERFEIT) and will BOUNCE later on, might even take WEEKS before you are notified by your bank that you owe them the amount stated on the FAKE CHECK!

So be careful! That's why Craigslist advises people to ONLY DEAL LOCALLY and to REQUIRE CASH UP FRONT. It is too easy for you to get ROBBED via FAKE CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS!!



pick up my

Anonymous said...

Today 9/20/2012

Thanks for your response..I really Have interested and I'm quite satisfied with the condition and price,and I need you to understand that i am willing and ready to purchase it right away, end the advert, consider me as your favorite buyer.However, I will not be able to come for inspection,due to nature of my work.. All i need is your word of sincerity that it is in good condition as described online.I will be paying through PayPal and am willing to pay PayPal charges of 2.9% from my account and will be paying directly into your PayPal account without any delay, and I hope you have a paypal account. If you have one already, just send me the address to send it to, which is the email address you use for it or you can send me a paypal money request, so once i receive the details i will go ahead with the payment through PayPal and then I will contact my shipping company after you get the payment. I will need your home address for it to be Picked Up by the Shipping Company.

Regards

christinecma said...

Scammer is still at it. Just received the same email today.

Rick said...

He's still at it (Pablo Gonzalez, Hieu <sadllawee17@gmail.com). I did respond. If the check actually comes I will take it to the police to see if they will pursue trying to locate the guy. If he uses the USPS this becomes a federal offense and I will pursue from that angle If I am lucky enough to get something to happen I will post to this site

linda said...

I just got hit by Pablo Gonzalez, Hieu <sadllawee17@gmail.com. I'm going to try what one of the earlier people did... I'm going to give them the police detective phone #, address, and name of one of the detectives. Hopefully it'll work. I'll keep you updated.

Deb Bushman said...

I too received a reply from Tim Nauman aka pmoon01@gmail.com. The original email came from chloeryh@gmail.com. I was selling numerous items from a living room totaling about $2600. He had the same email as everyone else with the exception of the hearing impaired thing. I was bored and pretended I fell for it and gave him all the info to send me a check..and he did! It took about 3 weeks of going back and forth but he did send it. The check was from a school here in MA, The Perkins School for the Blind. I contacted them and they knew all about it, I guess I wasn't the first person who received a fake check with their logo, however, I did get the impression that it was an actual account at some point. The woman I spoke with was very evasive, she wouldn't give me the name of someone in law enforcement who was handling thief case. It was Vy frustrating because I had Tim Nauman waiting for me to wire this money. U did file a complaint with IC3.com and put Tim off for a while but no one ever contacted me. I ended up giving him a fake western union conf #, sawed around with him for a while. My last email I said "thankYou for the entertainment, now you know ow it feels to be screwed over by a scammer" it was pretty funny. I have 35 emails of us going back and forth. He really thought he had me so the last few were pretty amusing as he was begging me to 'please send the money now"

thoughtcorner said...

I was trying to sell a guitar on craigslist and got this response. He used a new email for me before reverting to "Greg Clement". The new email is, 'faithfiw@gmail.com'.

Valerie said...

I just received the same exact email from a Susan Namita susannamita@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just received the email from Garry Huge, marianbgx@gmail.com. Same scam...

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail... I will be buying from you
so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST due to disturbance
and i will be giving you $50 for keeping the item for me... Please be
informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank ..I
will need the following details to mail the payment as soon as
possible...

Name to be on the payment...
Home address___
City____
State____
Zip Code_____
Cell phone #______
final price____

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your
money.. I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will
be delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone
# and will receive your calls via email ** N.B UPS does not deliver to
a P.O box addresses.Thanks