Monday, November 14, 2011

More scammer scumbags

So, I have a desk for sale on Craigslist.  And once again, I get the same dumbass trying to scam me...or at least, the same scam:

From:  Ann Walker [ladybug.val824@gmail.com]
Thanks for your prompt e-mail, i want you to get back to me with more picture and is there any other issues with it not mentioned on Craigslist.Am satisfied with your advert price, as am requesting this transaction should be done via PayPal so the PayPal charges is on me,If my offer is accepted send me your PayPal email and your name including your phone# or send me paypal invoice so i can pay you right away.I am busy at work and do not have much time around me, but no worries as i am willing to handle the picked of this merchandise through my legitimate mover agent cause i will like it to be picked at your residence location,Make sure you get back to me immediately, So no Shipping
Regards

Now, since I've already been through this once, I figure it's time to escalate.  I send back:
Dear Ann,

Rather than screwing around with mover agents and all the rest, please send me your Paypal address so that I may send you a PayPal bill and bill your account directly.  You see, I've recently dealt with some really shady people who think that they deserve another person's hard-earned money without really coming forward with the goods/services that they requested.  So, in an effort to work with only honest people, which you obviously are, given that you're so busy with work, I'd prefer to work directly through Paypal, rather than any other process.

I'll even throw in free delivery to within 50 miles of my location if you follow this process.

Regards,

Me.
Regards

Now to sit back and wait for the amusement.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep, I received the exact same reply to a boat I have for sale on Craigslist. Same e-mail address, same name, everything word-for-word. I told them I only deal cash only and they could send the money (in $100 bills) to our local police station, I will let them know to look for an envelope with cash and my e-mail address on the front as an "Attention:*****" I doubt they will reply again.

Anonymous said...

Newest name in this is Lucrechia Joy from m.longo1000@gmail. Same BS messages as the asshat you have posted a couple of times here.

KatlynnJ said...

I got the exact same letter except she wants 'my' paypal information to send funds (remember that her transaction can be canceled after she gets my table - all she has to do is say it was not what she wanted and paypal instantly rips my bank account for the money back) and I have told her multiple times this week that it's cash only. She (he/whatever) is insisting on using Paypal - so be cautious expecting paypal to protect you in this. I've been burned by scammers more times on PP than I care to admit. Sigh.

Paul Ouellette said...

Same attempted scam here, this one is ladybug.val813 and says the name is Sarah L. Thompson. I am surprised that this one is so aggressive, usually they give up early on. i just like to screw with them, they certainly don't get my address or paypal account.