Craiglist Fraud

Posted ad on craigslist for iphone 4 32 gig for $360.00. Received a reply from from A King at email address Reply back with paypal information for receipt of payment. In 10 minutes I received a email payment confirmation from what i though was paypal, I proceedeed to post office and shipped off the phone to Yinka Tinde no2 eleta iyanna, ibadan , oyo nigeria. After 2 days and no payment i contacte paypal and was informed email was fradulant. I then notified post office but it was to late phone had already left country.

Report ID: 1815
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Nationwide
City/Town: Nationwide
Suburb: N/A
Address: 2849 turn pike rd apt b portsmouth, va
Crime Date/Time: 4 Jan 2012, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username1815
Reported Date: 18 Jan 2012, 19:01 PM
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  • nate 2 18 Nov 2012, 03:59 PM

    He also responded to my email for a ps3 slim last night (11/17/2012) in my northern cali craigslist ad saying he wanted to buy it for his cousin but has to work so can he pay thru PayPal but he would pay extra thru USPS if I didn't have PayPal he also kindly told me I can easily get a PayPal acct. And gave me the link w/info. I'm knew right away it was a scam and get them almost EVERYTIME i post electronics especially phones they come from all different emails but this time i wanted to google to see what i would find....not surprised! His email was full of red flags not only because he mentioned paypal but his english was off and worded things weird...if its too good to be true it is and it only takes a min to meet someone to buy something even could meet someone at their work if they claim their too busy they shouldn't be buying it.... im disapointed to see that people still dont know the paypal deal thru Craigslist is a scammer! Pls people wake up....I'm gonna report to PayPal as well as make an ad in my local craigslist notifying ppl in my town so hopefully this doesn't happen to anyone here.

  • Thanks 12 Nov 2012, 08:20 PM

    Thank you for posting this. I just received an email from this person trying to acquire an item i am selling and its the same old sad story of internet fraud.

  • Sandra11 28 Sep 2012, 04:37 AM

    THanks for posting almost went through with the deal and then I googled his email and found this! Thank you so much you saved us.

  • steph2 30 Mar 2012, 12:33 AM

    Thanks so much for posting!!! He just emailed me!!! Same deal!

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