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Jim@BAWS
01-18-2009, 04:54 PM
I am helping a friend sell a Kawasaki Bayou on craigslist 10 responses
8 have been SCAMS...this is the best one so far. I love to lead them on

got 2 checks this week Totaling $8000 + They paid the overnight UPS charges

Just having a little fun till it warms up. Use the guys email yourself and see if he bites

Jim@BAWS


"I am so very sorry to hear of your condition. Maybe that is why you forgot to enclose your telephone #

"hello, is the item available? please get back to me asap. thanks"

don't worry about the extra $100. I would never want to take advantage of a person in your
physical condition. A certified cashiers check be fine

Billy joe Bob Thorton
4608 Land O Lakes blvd
Land O Lakes FL 34639

Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 21:05:08 +0100
Subject: Re: KAWASAKI BAYOU ATV 250 2003 2 wheel drive - $1795 (North Tampa Land O Lakes)
From: kennithbrin003@gmail.com
To: s
Hello,
How are you and how is the family? I am very sorry for getting back to you late. What have you been up to and how is the family, I was hoping you were going to call me back but email is okay too because I'm unable to make it to where the phone is most times. Firstly I will like to tell you that I am not interested in scam and fraud of any kind on here because I'm a disabled man and I manage what I have with me to get what I want. Anyway I am ready to buy it like I said and will like to add about $100 to the listed price s0 will appreciate it If you can close the advert for me today or first thing tomorrow morning when I will be getting set to send you payment, moreover detailed pictures will be appreciated as well when replying to my message.
I will be sending your payment by either wire transfer or bank certified check, out of which the bank certified check will be a better option for me, the check will cover all the shipping, pick-up and delivery expenses that will be paid to the shipper picking up from you as soon as the check has cleared your bank.please send me your full name and address to send the payment to(no po box please)
I am restricted to moving around due to the operation I just went through, so the computer is the only way to buy, shop and place order on whatever is needed by me daily. I am buying this for a friend as compensation when he comes back from his tour, he is the one who takes me around on wheel chair before the operation whenever I need to go out and help me with more other things that might prove difficult for me to do, I hope you have imagined and understood the kind of situation I am in. Willing to round up this transaction before weekend
thanks and delete posting from craigslist

P.S. I am having some difficulties with my paypal account presently and need that to be resolved very well, money was transfered off it without my notice, so I had to file a complaint to the Resolution Centre, I'm waiting for response though, but since I can send out the payment in full as soon as tomorrow I dont think we will have problems with that."

Jim@BAWS
01-18-2009, 06:32 PM
This is from me

Sorry to hear about your your condition.
I hope that you find your nephew. It is probably pretty cold out
there during this time of year. I had a customer come by the house today.
They wanted to only purchase the back tires and wheels for $4000 and the
carb for $1000. I sold those parts to them. I replaces the tires and rims
with a set off a 1977 Datsun 260Z. they fit perfect. I also put a carb
on from my lawn mower. I hope that this is OK. The machine still
runs great. I just needed the money for some new teeth this week. I also
needed to pay my cable bill and Penthouse forum bill.

I await your response

Billy Joe Bob Thorton
4608 Land O Lakes Blvd
Land O Lakes, FL 34639

Please send the check overnight as my 14 year old
daughter needs a kidnet transplant soon. If you
could possibly add an extra $100 that would be mcuh apprecitaed




from Him
> Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 23:07:38 +0100
> From: leesmith.jsmith@gmail.com
> To:
> Subject: =========KAWASAKI BAYOU ATV 250 2003 2 wheel drive - $1795 (North Tampa Land O Lakes)
>
> Hello,
> Thanks so much for your response ..I really appreciate it, but i am
> feeling very bad about my present situation i wish i could talk on
> phone but i am deaf & my nephew who will call you on my behalf is not
> around but better still send me the present pics as well .& i will
> like to make an offer of $1795.
> Kindly remove the Ads from CL and count it sold to me already.
> I live and residence in IDAHO..MOUNTAIN HOME to be precise
> Also i want to let you know that payment will come inform of a
> CERTIFIED CASHIER'S CHECK OR BANK CHECK such that the shipping funds
> will also be added to your payment & as soon as it clears into your
> account then the shipment will take place..Coz i have a freight
> forwarding agent that will be coming for the pickup in your location.
> PAYMENT INFORMATION NEEDED ( full name & address+ phone number ).
> So as soon as you get back to me .Then payment
> leaves immediately..
> get back to me on time

mlay
01-24-2009, 05:41 PM
Most of my reponses come like this;

Thanks for your response to my inquiry. If you want to sell it now I'mwilling to offer $1000.I can pay you right now with a Certified Check,I won't be able to come look at it,due to the nature of my profession,and there short notice traveling jobs, I had to leave town and will beback in a week or two so I'll forward your details to my client tomake the payment payable to you in order not to delay. Can i haveyour contact info ( full name and address) with phone number toproceed with payment. It will be sent to you via UPS courier. I willarrange for pick up as soon as you confirm cleared funds. Regards.

mlay
01-24-2009, 05:42 PM
Seems paypal is always broken.

Hello
Thanks for the mail, due to my first statement that i am out of town rigth now and i dont have a paypal account and i don't know how to go about it so the only thing i could do is to send you a money order or cashiers check that will be issued with your name and it won't take much of your time to cash it and moroval you doun't need to do the shippment befor you cash the check so it you are on a saver side i am the to be afraid but i am not because i think in every transaction there is need of trust so that why i am given you the trust, for me to send the check send me your full name and address including with your phone number so that i can give you a call emadiatly i send the check.

Chief
01-25-2009, 02:38 AM
Jim, that's some funny stuff right there. The sad part is that there are people getting taken everyday.

2RLAKE
01-25-2009, 09:43 AM
i had one similar experience selling our '02 Yukon a couple weeks ago ... the deaf person who could only communicate via email, sending the certified check, etc. Bastards!

Jim@BAWS
02-25-2010, 11:03 AM
I WON $8000 please someone help me get it !!! And it is NOT a Nigerian RIP OFF

That is what they told me



Welcome to Western Union@‏
From: sharlene.dyer@studentmail.newcastle.edu.au
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: Thu 2/25/10 8:52 AM
To:

Welcome to Western Union@ Dear Customer, There is an issue with the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER in the amount of $800,000.00 USD directed in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308, at the owner of this email address. The INTERNATIONALMONETARY FUND in Conjuction with WORLD BANK AUDITORS contacted us for your compensation a couple of hours ago due to your allocated security code.This is on a special arrangement with the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS AND WORLD BANK AUDITORS.to release your Funds through WESTERN UNION MO0NEY TRANSFER.I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up this US$8000.00 to enable us send another US$8000.00 today as you know we will be sending you only US$8000.00 per day.but you will required to pay $220 for logistic and reactivation of your file before you could be able to pick up the first payment of $8,000 We send the money to your name as stated below AND HERE IS THE MTCN.Here is the western union information to pick up the Money;$8,000 Find the information via website: https://wumt.westernunion.com/asp/orderStatus.asp?country=global MTCN :................. 8812538571Sender's First Name:..............MIKESender's Second Name............. JOHSONAmount:USD 8,000.00 Contact Payment Officer with WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER OFFICE COTONOU Rev Gary James E-mail: verify_dept@live.fr Cell; :+229 97988072 NOTE; this payment was directed to be made available in your name and you can only pay them $220 as to enable the purchasing of your inheritance file to prevent illegal transfer of your funds.BUT YOU HAVE TO PAY THE CHARGES OF $220 TODAY for logistic and reactivation of your file .send the $220 to the name below. RECEIVER NAME _________________ UBAKA AKUADDRESS.............................. CARRE 1984 FIFADJI ZOGBOCITY _______________________ COTONOUCOUNTRY_______________________ REPUBLIC OF BENINTEXT QUESTION________________ FAVORITEANSWER_______________________ BLUEMTCN__________________ As soon as this information is received,and you have complied with the requirements of payment of the western union charges $220, for logistic reactivation of your file .Note: That this is not one of those Nigerian/African scams that all they are after is to ripe you off your money and at the end you wil not receive your funds, but note that this is no scam and is directly from the Management of Western Union Money Transfer United Kingdom Head Office and our Motto is To Serve You Better.Regards Dr.Mark SmithCC: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDCC:WORLD BANK AUDITORS

thatsmrmastercraft
02-25-2010, 11:17 AM
Hey Jim..............if you send me a check for the $220, I will send it to them for you to help you claim your money. Which amount do you prefer: $8,000 or $800,000.00? HA HA

flipper
02-25-2010, 11:21 AM
So are you going to sell them a 300?

glassmaster
02-25-2010, 11:37 AM
I WON $8000 please someone help me get it !!! And it is NOT a Nigerian RIP OFF

That is what they told me



Welcome to Western Union@‏
From: sharlene.dyer@studentmail.newcastle.edu.au
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: Thu 2/25/10 8:52 AM
To:

Welcome to Western Union@ Dear Customer, There is an issue with the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER in the amount of $800,000.00 USD directed in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308, at the owner of this email address. The INTERNATIONALMONETARY FUND in Conjuction with WORLD BANK AUDITORS contacted us for your compensation a couple of hours ago due to your allocated security code.This is on a special arrangement with the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS AND WORLD BANK AUDITORS.to release your Funds through WESTERN UNION MO0NEY TRANSFER.I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up this US$8000.00 to enable us send another US$8000.00 today as you know we will be sending you only US$8000.00 per day.but you will required to pay $220 for logistic and reactivation of your file before you could be able to pick up the first payment of $8,000 We send the money to your name as stated below AND HERE IS THE MTCN.Here is the western union information to pick up the Money;$8,000 Find the information via website: https://wumt.westernunion.com/asp/orderStatus.asp?country=global MTCN :................. 8812538571Sender's First Name:..............MIKESender's Second Name............. JOHSONAmount:USD 8,000.00 Contact Payment Officer with WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER OFFICE COTONOU Rev Gary James E-mail: verify_dept@live.fr Cell; :+229 97988072 NOTE; this payment was directed to be made available in your name and you can only pay them $220 as to enable the purchasing of your inheritance file to prevent illegal transfer of your funds.BUT YOU HAVE TO PAY THE CHARGES OF $220 TODAY for logistic and reactivation of your file .send the $220 to the name below. RECEIVER NAME _________________ UBAKA AKUADDRESS.............................. CARRE 1984 FIFADJI ZOGBOCITY _______________________ COTONOUCOUNTRY_______________________ REPUBLIC OF BENINTEXT QUESTION________________ FAVORITEANSWER_______________________ BLUEMTCN__________________ As soon as this information is received,and you have complied with the requirements of payment of the western union charges $220, for logistic reactivation of your file .Note: That this is not one of those Nigerian/African scams that all they are after is to ripe you off your money and at the end you wil not receive your funds, but note that this is no scam and is directly from the Management of Western Union Money Transfer United Kingdom Head Office and our Motto is To Serve You Better.Regards Dr.Mark SmithCC: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDCC:WORLD BANK AUDITORS

As complicated as all of that sounds, it has to be no doubt, 100% with out a question, true, legal, ethical, and a pure stroke of luck.
Looks like your virtual Ship has come in!
:D :D :woohoo:

glassmaster
02-25-2010, 12:40 PM
This is from me

Sorry to hear about your your condition.
I hope that you find your nephew. It is probably pretty cold out
there during this time of year. I had a customer come by the house today.
They wanted to only purchase the back tires and wheels for $4000 and the
carb for $1000. I sold those parts to them. I replaces the tires and rims
with a set off a 1977 Datsun 260Z. they fit perfect. I also put a carb
on from my lawn mower. I hope that this is OK. The machine still
runs great. I just needed the money for some new teeth this week. I also
needed to pay my cable bill and Penthouse forum bill.

I await your response

Billy Joe Bob Thorton
4608 Land O Lakes Blvd
Land O Lakes, FL 34639

Please send the check overnight as my 14 year old
daughter needs a kidnet transplant soon. If you
could possibly add an extra $100 that would be mcuh apprecit

Wow that is funny Jim,
I have had scammers like these send me UPS envelopes with checks as well. The last was for $1500.00
I have a friend here that is a sheriff. I have been giving these envelopes to him unopened to see if they might be able to get some prints off something and all of that stuff is tracked.
You never know, one of them might may slip up.
It is fun messing with them, but you do have to wonder sometimes how someone could fall for something so ridiculous.

Craig
02-25-2010, 01:21 PM
I love reading about scam-baiting, kudos Jim.

Some people make a game out of stringing these guys along for as long as possible. You can read about some of the hilarious baits over here:

http://www.419eater.com/

Keep him strung along as long as possible!

kjohnson
02-26-2010, 08:43 AM
Does anyone get 20-30 emails per day, concerning pen--s enhancement, Cialis or Viagra like I do? "Make her squeal in two weeks".

Skipper
02-26-2010, 09:42 AM
Think you gotta stop visiting those, uh, questionable sites that are marking you for viagra spam.

kjohnson
02-26-2010, 09:54 AM
Think you gotta stop visiting those, uh, questionable sites that are marking you for viagra spam.
__________________

I don't, that's the problem. I don't know how they got my name unless it is from the drug company that supplies my cholesterol medication. Maybe there is a correlation between high cholesterol and ED????

TMCNo1
02-26-2010, 10:02 AM
Think you gotta stop visiting those, uh, questionable sites that are marking you for viagra spam.
__________________

I don't, that's the problem. I don't know how they got my name unless it is from the drug company that supplies my cholesterol medication. Maybe there is a correlation between high cholesterol and ED????

If you sign up for something, a promotion, contest, most anything where you give your email address, the probability exists that they will sell your name to most anybody, especially the drug companies.
Last weekend during the NASCAR race, I signed up @ winjimmiessilverado.com (win Jimmie Johnson's truck) and I have been unsubscribing all week from sites for tires to toilet paper.

kjohnson
02-26-2010, 10:19 AM
If you sign up for something, a promotion, contest, most anything where you give your email address, the probability exists that they will sell your name to most anybody, especially the drug companies.
Last weekend during the NASCAR race, I signed up @ winjimmiessilverado.com (win Jimmie Johnson's truck) and I have been unsubscribing all week from sites for tires to toilet paper.
__________________
Toilet paper is one that I have not received. That's pretty funny. Different brands or the same one? How many sheets per roll, # of plies and softness score? :-)

nmcjr
02-27-2010, 07:43 PM
I have never sold anything on CL. What is the end game of their scams? Do they typically end up with the vehicle, or is it more typically that they send extra money and the seller sends them the balance back or something like that? If the vehicle, does that mean it would be shipped to Nigeria etc?

It seems to me that craigslist has been rendered nearly useless, would be nice if they could figure out a way to block the scammers, like for one blocking all Nigerian IP addresses or something.

I guess people must fall for it or they wouldn't keep trying...

bigmac
02-27-2010, 08:00 PM
Here's one example of a scammer getting scammed back, big time...

http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/

beef
02-28-2010, 12:19 PM
fargin' awesome! Great karmic retribution.

mcxfan
03-11-2010, 03:55 PM
Here is another one.......Anyone want an XStar for $4500??????????

http://chico.craigslist.org/boa/1638687550.html

bigmac
03-11-2010, 04:54 PM
You guys think these are all scams, but I have this check on it's way to me right now (according to Dr. Franklin Terrence Jones, until recently the Minister of Finance to the late President Mgawi of Zimbabwe). I only had to pay $5000 to get it to clear US Postal Customs.

scott023
03-11-2010, 05:06 PM
You guys think these are all scams, but I have this check on it's way to me right now (according to Dr. Franklin Terrence Jones, until recently the Minister of Finance to the late President Mgawi of Zimbabwe). I only had to pay $5000 to get it to clear US Postal Customs.

Mac, that cheque was only good until december 31 of '08. You're hooped. :D

76S&S
03-11-2010, 05:45 PM
Bigmac's tan is a little darker than I expected.

bigmac
03-11-2010, 07:57 PM
Mac, that cheque was only good until december 31 of '08. You're hooped. :D

I know. I had to pay an extra $5000, but after doing so, Dr. Jones assured me that the check is in the mail.

dmminfla
11-10-2010, 06:03 PM
http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa/2039837880.html

I had my cash in hand for this one until I got this response. And all the pictures of the boat in Miami and not a single palm tree and it's not every day you see a red brick building in South Florida

Response from Kevin Conklin's email signed David

It's still for sale but before i start answering your questions, i`ll have to let you know that i left town a few days ago because i have to help my daughter organize her wedding, and i may stay here a while, but this is no problem because i`ll sell it through Online-Consignors-Sales services. I guess you used Online-Consignors-Sales before, if you didn`t let me know because i met people that never used it and i will explain how it works in detail. I want to sell it now because i need the money for my daughters wedding so if you are interested in buying it now let me know and i will do my best to answer all of your questions.


Regards,
David

dmminfla
11-10-2010, 07:07 PM
I asked to come and see the boat since I am only an hour away. This time the response came from Kevin.

The boat is in excellent condition, absolutely nothing wrong with it, everything works great, no leaks, tears and the floor is in excellent condition, any repairs are out of the question. All the appliances work great. The title is in the Consignors Sales possession as well and it is already signed by me and notarized so they will be responsible for the title transfer. Oh...and the title is clear.
Like i said before i'll explain the Consignors Sales concept, their website is (www.online-consignors-sales.com). They are a chain of ebay drop off stores and they offer their services for craigslist users too. I left the boat in their possession when i left and intended to sell it when i got back (if you ask why i'm selling it now when i'm not around), but the wedding costs too much and i need to sell it now to help my daughter get married. They will handle the shipping and the payment. If you want to purchase this, you must register on their website, they send you an invoice with the transaction details and payment instructions and you send the payment to them. They receive the payment and start the shipping process. You receive the boat and you have 10 days to inspect it and see if it's exactly as described. If you decide to keep it, you let them know and they will transfer the payment to me, if you decide to return it, they will give you a full refund back and return the boat on my cost. So you can be sure the boat is exactly as described because i wouldn't sell something that i know it will be returned and loose extra money. The shipping cost is already included in the price listed on craigslist so you don't have to worry about that. The process is very simple, it probably looks a little complicated from what i explained but it's not and for a better understanding of how their service works you can check out their "Selling on Craigslist" page. I would advise you to read the Selling on Craigslist page before you register so you can be sure you understand how the process works. Let me know if you are still interested and if you have questions please ask, no problem. Also, if you don't want to register on their website for any reason, you can send me your full name and shipping address and i will forward it to them, but it's better if you register yourself.


Regards,
Kevin


PS: I am sorry for the long email but i couldn't explain the process in less words.

CantRepeat
11-10-2010, 07:28 PM
You guys think these are all scams, but I have this check on it's way to me right now (according to Dr. Franklin Terrence Jones, until recently the Minister of Finance to the late President Mgawi of Zimbabwe). I only had to pay $5000 to get it to clear US Postal Customs.

Too late, I paypalled him my 5k just now. You snooze, you loose!!! :D


After all, it has zebras on it! That's like God signing the check!

east tx skier
11-10-2010, 10:07 PM
You sure these didnt all come from CO.

atlfootr
01-12-2011, 12:09 PM
http://www.americanprizepanel.com/aseg-422?trkSessID=89431666

http://www.americanprizepanel.com/content/landers/southwest/images/top_left.jpghttp://www.americanprizepanel.com/content/landers/southwest/images/top_right.jpg

kkkeating
01-12-2011, 05:32 PM
You guys think these are all scams, but I have this check on it's way to me right now (according to Dr. Franklin Terrence Jones, until recently the Minister of Finance to the late President Mgawi of Zimbabwe). I only had to pay $5000 to get it to clear US Postal Customs.

They couldn't even get the president reference correct, there's never been a President Mgawi in Zimbabwe. For an extra $50 I would of paid customs for an extra 900 billion and gotten the 100 trillion note. I guess that's what happens when a government starts printing up money.

milkmania
01-12-2011, 07:49 PM
Does anyone get 20-30 emails per day, concerning pen--s enhancement, Cialis or Viagra like I do? "Make her squeal in two weeks".

actually, no

I'm quite pleased with my size, and they probably know I don't need that stuff8p