Hey guys, I'm looking for some scam baiters to help me shut down the on-going craigslist scams in the the computer and electronics sections of CL. Basically the scam works like this: scammer posts ad for 2 month old iMac and uses stock photos. Victim replies and scammer sends more pics of item, explains they're now in Italy or the UK and can ship it via TNT 3rd party shipping service. Scammer includes link to fake site w/ TNT logos and scam content. Victim agrees to terms and receives emails from fake site asking for payment. Victim sends payment (WU) and item is "shipped." Obviously it's never shipped. You may or may not have seen this scam, but if you have it's pretty easy to bait. Scammers have used iMacs, Macbook Pros, iPhones, iPads, Sony laptops and a few other high value items as bait. Here are the sites I've managed to shut down:
shippingtnt.com is pending
wlt-tnt.com is pending (should be shut down in about 48hrs or less)
I've closed a couple others, but I lost track of the domains. I've been able to put real pressure on this scam group... their postings/ads aren't as frequent AND they're taking longer to reply to my ad inquiries.
If anyone would like to join me in this venture, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll explain how to bait, reply tactics, and how to shut down sites.