All these email address were used to act as buyers of items I had listed on Craigslist. Each one said they would send me a cashier's check for the amount of the sale, plus extra for shipping that I would have to pay to some shipping company they were to arrange. email@example.com
(Joshua Amptil) left this phone number, 609-772-8040. This is the text of the email he sent:
"Thanks for your quick response,I just view the item again and its okay by me and will like to proceed with the payment. I will be more than happy to issue a certified endorsed cashiers check to you today via overnight delivery, i will need your NAME,ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER to issue the cashiers check. And concerning the shipping i will handle the shipping via my shipping company so all i need to do now is to send you a cashiers check of excess fund to cover the cost of purchase and the shipping cost so you can deduct your money and send the excess to my shipping who is currently in bay area for the pick at your residence after the cashiers check must have clears your account to my house here in Florida.
Please kindly proceed and delete your advert on craigslist if this&nbs p; is okay by you.Thanks"
I did give him my address. So far, everything seemed ok. He replied:
"Thanks for the information,i will go ahead in sending the check and get back to you as soon as possible with the tracking number for you to know the date and time the check will get to you. I will also send you my shipper information to where you send the excess funds as soon as your bank confirm the check cashed.. Hope you understand? Thanks and God bless.."
That's as far as that has gone.
Now, number two (firstname.lastname@example.org
) responds to another ad on Craigslist. This caught my attention, and I think you'll see why:
How are you doing today..I just want to know if you still have the
item available for sale..and please kindly get back to me with the
present condition of the item and the last price bid.
Thank you for your prompt response.I like the item with the description and all.It is okay with me.And i am quiet comfortable with the price.Though i should have come over and take a look but i am out of town(On my Honey Moon).So with every description you gave me, i believe you.Also,its my first time transacting on craiglist,i really dont know how it works but I will be sending you payment right away with a Certified Bank check,apparently the check will carry the payment for the item you are selling and the shipping payment.
The payment will be sent via Fed ex or Ups and a tracking number will be provided to you.And once you receive it,get it cash or deposited in your account and withdraw the shipping fund which you will have sent to the shipping company via Money gram money transfer.You will also take $100 extra for your running around.I need you to get back to me with .
1..Full Name to issue Check to
2..Full address to mail check to.--NO P.O.Box
3.Working phone #s
As soon as i get this, the check will be overnight to you.And the shipper info and tracking number will be sent to you as soon as you receive the check.*I want you to take the advert off the list so other buyers wont disturb you.Thanks
No phone number, but it is EXACTLY like the first one. Glad I googled the phone number. This all happened today, so we'll see if any checks get issued.