Craigslist ad Reports & Reviews (4)
Victim Location 30904
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I was looking for a place on craigslist and posted a add. They asked for my personal email to send pictures. Told me they had to call from their work phone. They said when asked to use their work phone and when asked for a extention to push 35. When i did that it said number comfirmed. When I called back it said this number is being used for google comformation. O am now getting messages with google conformation codes
Victim Location 92626
Type of a scam Rental
The link in the email shows up as http://bit.ly/2ot5cAn Ad originally from Craigslist ROOM for RENT. Never gives a number or address, but Direct you to a website that looks very legitimate to do a credit application. Never go to a website to fill out a credit application just for a room and never saw the room or have a contact phone number. They will have many good excuses but none is a good excuse. They're collecting your social security number and will use it and destroy it.
Victim Location 02907
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product
[email protected] is the email address associated with the fake Craigslist ad. I was made aware of this fake ad by a prospective tenant, who sent an email through zillow (where I did post the housing for rent) asking whether the Craigslist ad was real or not. I flagged the ad as prohibited.
The reply email was the only thing I was able to glean from the fake Craigslist advertisement.
Victim Location 83706
Total money lost $300
Type of a scam Online Purchase
On May 15, 2016 my husband and I responded to a Craigslist posting for " Cuddly Tame Hand reared Baby African Grey Parrots." I negotiated with the seller to drop the price for one bird from $300 to $80. However, because my husband felt that the seller needed the money, he sent the $300. We were then asked to go to Laurel, Maryland to pick up the bird. After explaining that we could not do that, we were told that the bird would be delivered to a local Walgreens parking lot at 11:30 am May. 16th. shortly before that time frame, we received a text message that the bird would be delivered to our home.
After waiting 45 minutes for the delivery, I phoned the shipping company, Global express Shippers, Palmdale CA *( Leona Valley). I had to leave a voice message. In less than half an hour I received an email saying that the delivery truck was in Utah and requesting an additional refundable $480 for delivery insurance. I contracted the seller by email stating that I did not have the extra money canceled our order. While waiting for a reply, I contacted the Boise ScamPulse.com and discovered that the shipping companies delivered cars not birds. Boise ScamPulse.com gave me your phone number. When I called you , you unsuccessfully tried to locate the seller Mk Leo. I have not received any further E-mail from him.
However, since our conversation, I have received four telephone calls from a man whose accent was difficult to understand. During the first call, he demanded the insurance money. When I told him that I had canceled the order, he hung up. Less than half an hour later , he called again demanding the money, threatening to take legal action to get it. I called him a fraud and told him I would counter sue. He again hung up. Later that evening he called twice more. This time, I hung up.
...Early this morning , around 1 am, I received a phone call from the man from the shipping company that was suppose to deliver my bird. While his tone was polite, he again threatened me with legal action if I did not send the insurance fee. I again advised him that I would counter sue, and he hung up. Within the hour I received the first of 7 E-mails of the night from MK Leo. Each E-mail was more pitiful and pleading than the one before. Somewhere around 4 am, I created a new E-mail account under the name *** and responded to the same Craigslist advertisement. Enclosed please find the copies of those interactions. Please note that, although the E-mail address remained the same, the full name of the sender and the age of his ill son changed. however the Western Union payment address remained Laurel, Maryland.
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