Avoiding Scams On Craigslist

You just want to sell something on Craigslist

There's nothing wrong with that! I've used Craigslist successfully many times to sell some junk and even buy some junk! Craigslist in and of itself is not a good or bad place, it is morally neutral. It is like any other crowd of people.. Some are good and some are not! So you just have to know how to look over your shoulder!

New very annoying scam:

I like to look through the "free stuff" area just to see what goodies might be out on a curb near me! Most of these are legit and may include pics of the free stuff and even an address where to come get it! Sometimes it's stuff you can actually turn around and sell!

Yesterday, I responded to an ad that read, "free 5 y/o computer". It stated that it was an old Dell, taking up closet space, needed it off his hands.. I thought, "Wow! I'll go get it!" so I responded.

The response I got read, "Sorry, I already gave it away, but you can go to this web site for a free Mac iBook!" LOL! Scam! I've heard of this happening with other types of products. I guess if the "free" product sounds too good to be true, it may be. But at least you don't really get hurt with that kind of scam. It is annoying, though, because you realize the "free" product never really existed!

The old, "Oops! My secretary wrote the check for too much!" scam:

I can't believe people still try this scam.. Unless people are STILL falling for it! This one just got tried on me tonight!! That is why I was inspired to write this article! It has been tried on me a few other times before, as well!

Basically what happens is you have an item listed for sale on Craigslist. You are contacted by a non-local buyer who will mail you a certified check, or money order. The "buyer" gets your name address, etc, tells you he will mail the check and send someone to pick up the item.

Soon he notifies you that the check has been sent but air-head secretary wrote the check for too much, by oh... $2000 or so! LOL! You are asked to cash it and wire the difference back!

I really don't know who would fall for this but I just thought I'd let you know it's still going on! Below I have included the e-mail exchanges from the person who tried it on me tonight!

Anatomy of a Scam Attempt..

Here's what it looks like and how to stop it once you see what it is!

First email I got from someone trying to scam me on Craigslist.. It was sent responding to an ad I placed offering computer repair services in my area:

** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html


Hello let me know if you are capable of repairing computers in volumes...

this message was remailed to you via: serv-f768g-1244601611@craigslist.org

Not exactly sure what the e-mailer meant, by "in volumes" I replied:

Hello,

Do you mean many PC's at once?

At my last job I repaired 5-8 laptops per day..

Let me know specifically what you are looking for.

Thanks!

Kevy

This is when I knew it was probably a scam (I underlined the clues):

I got pentium IV dell laptops . Below are the things needed to be done one on each laptops.
1 Format Hard Drive
2 Instal Win Xp with Service Pack 2
3 Microsoft Office Package
4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)
5 Adobe Acrobat
6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.
7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, cdrom, floppy, etc. Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 7 units. I will pay you with a certified check .
I await your urgent response so that i can make Moving arrangements and payment as soon as possible...

Just to be sure, I wrote back:

Do you already have the Windows XP and Office software. AVG and Acrobat Reader are free. If you want Acrobat Publisher, you'll need to have that software also.

I will charge $60 per unit ($420) and will happy to work on them at your location if your are nearby.

From: Ann Stratton <hagopen4000@yahoo.com>
To: Kevy Booker <kevyrae@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 12:27:58 AM
Subject: Re: Laid-off PC tech needs cash! (Balch Springs/Pleasant Grove)

I got pentium IV dell laptops . Below are the things needed to be done one on each laptops.
1 Format Hard Drive
2 Instal Win Xp with Service Pack 2
3 Microsoft Office Package
4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)
5 Adobe Acrobat
6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.
7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, cdrom, floppy, etc. Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 7 units. I will pay you with a certified check .
I await your urgent response so that i can make Moving arrangements and payment as soon as possible...

Their reply:

Thanks for the reply. I am okay with the price i have all the necessary softwares needed for the service installations... I will instruct my secretary to prepare a check for you on your

name and address . Do send me your full name and address and your phone # so as to prepare the check and shipping of the laptops to your address. i have a reliable shipper that will pickup the laptops when you are done with it.I am looking forward to hear from you,so we can have payment and shipping asap.
Thanks

My reply:

I am sorry, but I will only work with local, cash paying customers at their site.

Thanks anyway,

Kevy

Haven't heard back! This is not the first time someone has tried to pull this scam on me! So be careful out there! If I had said, "Okay" I would've received a fake check in the mail, that the secretary "accidentally" wrote for oh.. $2000 to much. I would've been asked to cash it and wire the difference back. And keep a little extra for my trouble! LOL! The laptops? They don't exist!

I am sending all this to the authorities along with their IP address. This stuff makes me mad!

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CABNY 7 years ago

Any way we can benefit from this? Like scam the scammer? lol


Mikalis 7 years ago

I just got to the same exact point you did with this and sent them the same exact reply you did. Thank you so much for posting this. It was the first time I'v tried this on craigslist. They are using the same name and email address!


George  7 years ago

Hey!!!! they just did that to me. Im so mad right now!!!!

please let me know how i can get them back or how to report this to the police or someone who can do something about it.


Jenny 7 years ago

OMGoodness!!! This happened to me...and I hate admitting it. I know...to trusting. I hear it all the time. Mine occurred as a house cleaning job. Yeah, the couple is away in Spain on their honeymoon.Lol! Wanted their home cleaned and other tasks,before they headed back to the states. I never posted a cleaning ad, but was going to. I guess...I will be receiving a check soon. Feel like an idiot,but thanks for the stories.ugh!


Dave 7 years ago

I a few days ago decided to start repairing PCs on the side for extra money. I placed an ad on Craig's List and not one full day later I've received two of these offers. Do you think banks offer rewards for catching these turds? That WOULD be a great business opportunity.


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Kevy Rae 7 years ago from Dallas, Texas Author

Hmm, I don't know if the banks do or not. I guess if you actually received a fake check from one of these people, you could go to the bank manager and talk to them about it.


Nancy 7 years ago

I believe I was just scammed the same way - house cleaning.....I even deposited the check today. I guess I will have to go to the bank tomorrow and the police station. Anything else I should do???


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Kevy Rae 7 years ago from Dallas, Texas Author

Nancy, if you are suspicious of the check you deposited, yes, go to the bank first thing in the morning and talk to the bank manager about it. If it is fake, he or she will be able to tell you what to do next!


ncsdiver 6 years ago

You know.. I just posted on CL to supplement income because I have 25 years technical experience in computers.. Wouldn't you know I got a hit, almost identical to what you described.. laptops, xp,office, avg, etc.. certified check blah blah blah.. it's so said that we can't even make an honest dollar without having to clean the #$%@# off of it first. Fortunately, I got a 2nd very similar hit (too much for coincidence) so I googled.. what I found make me halt the service call in the middle. Now I say.. due to an increase in scams, please provide me your name, address, city,state and drivers license #, state, expiry for verfication.. if it verifies, I will open a ticket.. usually don't hear back.. hmm.. wonder why :) BTW,for those others wondering, scammers use very specific, repeatable language.. if it wasn't a scam, it would become apparent very quickly.


Jacqui J 6 years ago

Well, I am one of the idiots who got hit twice on furniture. Once on Kijiji and once on Craigslist, I had my bank call the issuing banks in order to verify that the checks were good, bad or what. The issuing banks verified the accounts. We even went as far as giving check numbers, endorsers, etc. Now the checks have been returned bad and my bank is holding me responsible. After the checks came back bad, we called the issuing banks again and asked the same questions and were told that on one account thru JPMorgan Chase in New York, multiple checks in amounts totalling tens of thousands had been drafted on that account. Then on the other check the second time we called we were told that the numbering was out of sequence and the endorser was not someone who was listed on the account to sign checks. Why didn't these institutions tell MY bank this the FIRST time we called? Now I have to take out a loan to cover the checks because I was stupid enough to wire the money as requested. I am pissed off and don't know why MY bank is holding me responsible when I had them call to verify the validity of the checks and was told they were good. My bank didn't even recommend putting a hold on the funds until the checks cleared (or didn't). Do I have any recourse? What happens if I refuse to take the loan and tell my banking institution that they are responsible for this? I need advice, I am devastated and feel like such an idiot and I want to know how I can make a difference...I am not going to sit back and take this quietly. The local law enforcement say they have no jurisdiction, the FBI says they can't help. What the heck? Who is there for us, the consumer? I have learned my lesson the hard way but I want to know if I have to take this loan or tell the bank to persue the offenders to recover their money and close my account. I know that if I do this my credit is screwed, but there has to be some justice somewhere for me. Please send recommendations or comments asap as I am to meet with my bank again this morning. You can post to my blog on how we got screwed when we bought our first home. It hasn't been a good few months for us. BTW I am in Texas if that matters. Please, please anyone who can give advise I would appreciate it. I think I am stuck taking the loan, which the bank is offering a 0% interest loan which makes me wonder if they really are responsible and screwing me over too.


laura 6 years ago

To Jacqui J - Pursue the criminals via the originating bank. In other words, the bank account that the check was issued through. They did tell your bank that the account existed, right? So that is the direction to chase. Get very specific. Write down names and job titles of each phone call you make to pursue this. Find out if they are part of the problem. It could be that someone copied a fake check but you really cant do that because if you make a check it must have the router # and be bank approved before its printed. The bank would know if they issued these checks. They pretend to be ignorant but they know more than they admit.


James Livingstone 6 years ago

just got the same email, after I replied to an ad on Graiglist jobs

Hello ,

Thank you for having interest and taking the time to reply to our posting here,Vivo Technologies,Inc.I have 7 Pentium IV Dell laptops,Below is a list of work needed to be done on each Pc.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win Xp with Service Pack 2

3 Install Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software

5 Adobe Acrobat Reader

6 diagnose Hardware. Hard drive, video card, processor and what not.

Get back to me with your total cost for the service

I await your urgent response.

Best regards.


Nina 6 years ago

Me to got scammed on craigs list. Not knowing about all this I deposited the check at my bank. Then they called me said it was a fake check. Now I can't open a bank account anywhere. No bank will do business with me


Frank 6 years ago

I got hit 3 times. I have a question. Say you cash these checks/money orders. What could the bank do after you cashed it and found out that the check was bad? I mean, since the law doesn't get involved or whatever, why couldn't you just keep the money? What's wrong with making a little money off a bank that screws people every day?

Copies of what I received:

I have 7 Pentium IV Dell laptops, they are located in TX.. Below is a

list of work needed to be done on each Pc.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win Xp with Service Pack 2

3 Install Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software

5 Adobe Acrobat Reader

6 diagnose Hardware. Hard drive, video card, processor and what not.

Get back to me with your total cost for the service I await your

urgent response.

Best regards,

*next*

Hello,

I was fortunate to see your advert on craigslist and i am very much interested in servicing my laptops.

I have got a Hp-compaq laptops (6 laptops), 60GB hard drive, memory speed of 512MB, processor speed of 1.5MHZ, intel MMX motherboard . I have all the necessary software and drivers needed for the service installations. Below are the things needed to be done on each laptops:

Format Hard Drive, Install Windows vista, Microsoft Office Package, AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates), Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen .

Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 5 units.

I am anxiously waiting for a reply from you so that i can make moving arrangements and payment as soon as possible.

Regards,

Catherine

*next*

Hi,

I have 10 laptops that need to be serviced for my business associate.

The model of the laptops is HP530. They are used and need updating.

I'm not sure if you can help, but I would greatly appreciate it.

I need some minor installations like Microsoft office, Anti-virus

programs which I need help deciding on a good one, Adobe Photoshop

CS4, and also they need to have a fresh Windows XP operating system

installed.. (Can't stand vista lol) I didn't want to do vista. They

also need minor cleaning inside and out.

If you think you can help me out, get back to me asap with your price

list, and approx time of completion. This needs to be done as soon as

possible because I have to have them shipped out to him asap.

Thanks for your time and hope to hear from you soon!

KELVIN

*next*

Am Mr Scott Hartill a 48 years young man, at 48 I do not consider myself old, as am still strong and healthy, agile man from Leicester Square. City, London. Country, United Kingdom. Postal/Zip Code, WC2H 7LA and phone number +44-702-406-8627., I am into Computer sales, buying and selling of computers to Local stores within and outside the United Kingdom. I am Looking for an Expertise in computer formating and reloading computers programmed for Offices and Home use. The set of computers to be reloaded are Laptops , They all HP and Dell products. I need to know if you are capable and willing to work with me. The first set of Laptops to be shipped to you for reloading is Twelve(12), and would be shipped to you along with all softwares you might needing, Including the Original Norton Anti-virus. Let me know your charges.

I await an urgent email from you and looking forward to doing business with you and to building a close business relationship.

Thanks.

Scott


Dee 6 years ago

What Happens if you replied to those emails and they say they are gonna send you a check. I haven't received anything yet. I am thinking go to the authorities. I received the one that talked about needing that whole list done for their computers and was relieved and amazed about the opportunity. Then I got two more similar emails within these past two weeks which made me REALLY REALLY REALLY suspicious, but I still responded, but this whole computer in bulk thing kept bugging me because I knew something wasn't right. So, I decided to do some research and I came upon this site about this scam rather quickly. I am quite disappointed about this shitty situation and how many people are constantly trying to scam others.

I feel like an idiot, but desperate times make you hope for the impossible i guess.

Any helpful suggestions?

Thanks.


Angie 6 years ago

From:

Tony Dozier

View Contact

To:

Hello

Thanks for responding to the AD and I'm Tony Dozier, The new director of works at Action Aid International, we have gone through your resume and feel your are competent for the job so we need to know if you are capable of repairing computers in large volumes (6-10 computers for trials), the organisation distributed few computers to a missionary home in Lima, Peru, and there objectives was to hold a free computer training section for the kids at the Mission Home, we got information that the computers all malfunctioned and They are shipping the computers back to us, we need to fix them and have it returned in time, are you available for this job? we need your urgent response to this ad.

The Director of Works.

Mr Tony Dozier

Action Aid International.

www.actionaid.org

-----------------------

This is the second reply.

Hello,

Thanks for the swift response, Here are some few details you need for the job, We supplied 30 Pentium IV dell laptops to the mission training home, after some couple of months we got an information that 7 of the systems malfunctioned and results into crashing, first we made enquiries about how they all malfunctioned and we found out that Below are the things needed to be done on the laptops;

(1.) Format Hard Drive

(2.) Install Win Xp or Vista with Service Pack 2 or 3

(3.) Microsoft Office Package

(4.) Recent Anti Virus Software with (Free Lifetime Updates)

(5.) Adobe Acrobat

(6.) Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard drive, CD & DVD ROM, floppy Disk.

Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 7 units ( Labour Only). We would Include all the necessary software's and licenses (Original) needed for the service installations and would be paying you with a Certified Company Check, and i want you to know that the Laptops will all be shipped to your location by our shipping agents, we will give you a totality of one week to finish up with the repairs after which it will also be picked up by the shippers. This is a Contract Job which might lead to a full time position with the company after you have successfully completed the first task within the specified time. Kindly send me the following information's to have the Check mailed out to you;

Full Name:

Physical Address:

City:

State:

Zip code:

Cell phone #:

My cell phone is unavailable at the moment because I am in the process of switching plans, It will be a day or two, So i can give you a call. I await your urgent response so we can make moving arrangements and delivery of payment as soon as possible.

The Director of Works.

Mr Tony Dozier

Action Aid International.

www.actionaid.org

This is the second reply I got.

Still looked genuine until this point. I guess I noticed a few things like their new/fake domain name that did not match that of ActionAid which is a real organisation. Also after googling it the company spells their name "ActionAid" and not "Action Aid". This could have been nothing but didn't feel like it so I sent the following reply.

To: Tony Dozier

Hello,

The price on each laptop would be $180.00, I would need the service tag on each computer before I will do any work on them ( this is to verify that they are legitimate systems as well as pulling all software specific updates on each system from Dell, HP, etc)

So, 7 computers would be $1440.00

This is what I would need from you before any transaction could occur:

1.Laptop Type ( Dell ##-### ), Serial Number, Service Tag Number.

2. All Software titles to be installed as well as all serial / CD Key information ( as I create Ghost-based CD’s with all information for each system ).

3.Exact problem(s) with each system ( as a note with type, serial number and service tag information.

4. What company you are affiliated with – as well as company contacts for verification.

I do not accept checks, only electronic payment via PayPal – I can send you an e-mail to make your payment.

Thank You –

I even deliberately quoted an incorrect final figure to see whether they would notice it. Now waiting to see if they will reply...


John 6 years ago

Man!!!! I feel like a d@"&& I was just telling my wife and thnx to her didn't get f$&@ I still can't beleve it.


Sam 6 years ago

To "Angie"...i got the exact same email from Tony Dozier...scam.


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JerrMichael 6 years ago

I just had a similar email that I just responded to yesterday and was in the process of the second reply when I came across this in Tony Dozier email "Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 7 units ( Labour Only). We would Include all the necessary software's and licenses (Original) needed for the service installations and would be paying you with a certified Company Check" Just the first sentence alone threw me off with naming "my price" if this is a company thing. I guess people also need to be aware of this one as well. This posting I found was "job-puz5b-1820334630@craigslist.org" Beware


Mahpiyato 6 years ago

It seems Tony Dozier have been trying to scam all of us....I received a similar email offering me to fix 10 laptops and i decided to do a quick research on the name and a company although action aid does exist...we just have to be one step ahead of them


A+ College Certified 6 years ago

Thanks for posting.

I received and responded similarly as well.

I hope the people playing games get what's coming to them.

It they feel they are doing good work they are twisted.


Andrea 6 years ago

Dont accept anything from Tony Dozier, is a complete SCAM! He sent me a message to be his personal assistant, so I called ActionAid which does exist and nobody answered, so I checked on ActionAid staff, directors, etc. And there's nobody named Tony Dozier.

Please dont let him fool you!!! I sent an e-mail to the organization explaning the situation to see if they could give me any other answer or just to make them aware. I will let know about their answer.


saj 6 years ago

Hello

Thanks for responding to the AD and I'm Phillip Grosso, The new director of works at Action Aid International, we have gone through your resume and feel your are competent for the job so we need to know if you are capable of repairing computers in large volumes (6-10 computers for trials), the organisation distributed few computers to a missionary home in Lima, Peru, and there objectives was to hold a free computer training section for the kids at the Mission Home, we got information that the computers all malfunctioned and they are shipping the computers back to us, we need to fix them and have it returned in time, are you available for this job? we need your urgent response to this ad.

The Director of Works.

Mr Phillip Grosso

Action Aid International.

www.actionaid.org


saj 6 years ago

Hello,

Thanks for the swift response, Here are some few details you need for the job, We supplied 30 Pentium IV dell laptops to the mission training home, after some couple of months we got an information that 7 of the systems malfunctioned and results into crashing, first we made enquiries about how they all malfunctioned and we found out that Below are the things needed to be done on the laptops;

(1.) Format Hard Drive

(2.) Install Win Xp or Vista with Service Pack 2 or 3

(3.) Microsoft Office Package

(4.) Recent Anti Virus Software with (Free Lifetime Updates)

(5.) Adobe Acrobat

(6.) Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard drive, CD & DVD ROM, floppy Disk.

Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 7 units ( Labour Only). We would Include all the necessary software's and licenses (Original) needed for the service installations and would be paying you with a certified Company Check, and i want you to know that the Laptops will all be shipped to your location by our shipping agents, we will give you a totality of one week to finish up with the repairs after which it will also be picked up by the shippers. This is a Contract Job which might lead to a full time position with the company after you have successfully completed the first task within the specified time. Kindly send me the following information's to have the Check mailed out to you;

Full Name:

Physical Address:

City:

State:

Zip code:

Cell phone #:

I am currently in Remote area in Lima and the phone service is very poor here, My cell phone is unavailable at the moment. I am in the process of switching plans. It will be a day or two. I await your urgent response so we can make moving arrangements and delivery of payment as soon as possible.

The Director of Works.

Phillip Grosso

Action Aid International.

www.actionaid.org


Saj 6 years ago

Hello,

Thank you for your response concerning the Repairs. In order to conclude our arrangement concerning repairing of the laptops, Like I told you we would have the payment mailed out to you on Friday (20th of August). The payment will be in form of a Certified Check, We have shipping agents that will have the laptops (Including all Software's needed) mailed to your residence and More so the shipping fee for the laptops to be delivered back to the missionary home in Lima, Peru would also be added to the Check payment that would be mailed to you and you will have to deduct the money for your Service from the Check and the rest will be sent to the shipper as soon as you have the cash available.They will have the laptops picked up from your apartment once you have completed the repairs. I will provide you with the shippers information once you receive the check. I'll look forward to hearing from you to assure me you can handle this with all perfection. Regards and God Bless.

Thank you and stay in touch!

The Director of Works.

Phillip Grosso

Action Aid International.

www.actionaid.org


Don't Get Scammed 6 years ago

Has anyone actually received any laptops? And if so if you've fallen for the scam and wired cash sale the laptops yourself and try to get the difference to clear your self of any negative activity in the bank.. Just like someone said scam the scammer... Don't fall victim of these stupid crimes.


Michael 6 years ago

@Frank's question from a few months ago: "I have a question. Say you cash these checks/money orders. What could the bank do after you cashed it and found out that the check was bad? I mean, since the law doesn't get involved or whatever, why couldn't you just keep the money?"

Don't try this...you'll end up in far greater trouble than if you'd simply deposited it. If you cash a check with a bank, and it returns to them as a bad check, they have legal rights to remove the amount of the check (plus a return check fee) from your account. If you have no money in your account, the account will go negative, and if it is not brought positive in a short period of time, they will close the account and report you to collections, where your credit will get massively messed up. I've seen it happen far too many times.


Donald 6 years ago

Now it is Mr. D. Rokicki of IT Telecoms in the Chicago region and 7 HP notebooks that need repair.


aaroncarissa@live.com  6 years ago

I just received a check in desperate need of cash what do I do I know I fell for a scam same laptop repair crap but is there away to keep the money haven't cashed it but the local ace check cashers said they'd charge me 10% of the check what do I do I was trying to find a job single dad my wife recently passed in auto accident bills are incredibly late I'm scared please help with advice


Roger 6 years ago

I've been looking for work, sendingout resumes thru Craigs List for a few months. I have received 13 of the "repair laptop" emails. The first one went as far as me getting a letter telling me the check would be sent that day. A second email then told me to "Moneygram" the diff to a person in South Carolina. By that time I had received 5 or 6 emails and knew it was a scam


Roger 6 years ago

The worst thing is that all of the emails I received were in response to resumes I had sent to job ads on CL. The jobs look legit, listing skills needed, benefits, and salary.


catalina 6 years ago

I just got this message.

We will have a position available as early as tomorrow. We've been receiving an incredible amount of junk returned emails to my job listing and we need to verify you are a real applicant. I ask that you complete the online phone verification system using the url provided and enter in the email field. I will be using your email address to send you our pre-employment packet and setup a time for you to interview. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation keeping spam email away from our work atmosphere.

I don't know what to think..!!


catalina 6 years ago

another one I get all the time.. when you are looking for a job they contact you saying they have a job for you, and later on, they said..sorry I was to tired and replied to your ad by mistake. I was looking for someone else that had an ad on the same page. although, I can probably make a space for you and see if you quialify for the position...yeah right!! I've got this a lot..so either that person is very stupid and makes mistakes all the time, (I don't know how it keeps that job) or.. Scam!!voila!!


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SUSIE DUZY 6 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

Thanks for this hub. Craigslist is a scarry place. It was great when it first started, but I cannot and will not use it anymore.


Clarisa 6 years ago

WOW!!..That happened to me but what I decided to do is let them send me the checks then I go to the bank on the check and then I tell them exactly the situation and they investigate who sent it then BOOM they get a big fine at there doorstep they should be paying me to do this lol..I later on got an email by the scamer and they said for me to go to hell and that I should f**k off :D..Then I got a call from that bank telling me they found where it came from and that they were going to jail for giving out fraudulent checks


Peggy 6 years ago

I also reponded to a craigs list job opportunity and carried on email correspondence with "Michelle" who was moving here from Paris. I got the whole story about how she was working for the EPA and would need someone to set up her apt and clean "thrice" a week. I was hungary for a job and it sounded viable to me. I am(was) a very trusting sole. I did have reservations about some things, as we corresponded the language changed, she didn't sound as Euorpeon as in the beginning and when the check arrived I was excited but wary. I deposited the check and waited two days for more email (she was sending me a list of supplies)When she asked me to send money on to the guy in Florida who was in charge of the renovations to her new apt......BIG RED FLAG. I called the bank, the police and the place (a university) the the check was written on.It seems there were a few other people that the university had heard from. I am out nothing but my humility and ofcourse the job but will never use craigs list again for that type of thing. Do these scumbags think that conning real people out of money is actually easier than getting a real job. I spent all day yesterday stewing about this and that is the only thing they are getting from me. It is time to move on. By the way they do have my cell # and have been calling me.... sometimes it is just fun to give a bad time. Please be careful out and DO NOT send anyone money for anything!!


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Kevy Rae 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas Author

Wow! Way to go Clarisa! Maybe we should all start collecting evidence by pretending to play along and start nailing these jerks!


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Hunter S 5 years ago

Here's my details with conversations with these guys..I just like messing with them,

Drake Johnson (drejohnson00@gmail.com) to me

show details Dec 19 (3 days ago)

Hello

Thanks for Replying to my Posting on Craigslist, I will like to know if you an expert in Laptop Upgrades and the following upgrade's needed for 7 AMD HP Laptop.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Window 7

3 Install Microsoft Office Package

4 Norton Virus Software

5 Adobe Acrobat Reader

6 diagnose Hardware. Hard drive, video card, processor.

NB :- Let me know your service charges

Best regards

,

Drake Johnson

Drake Johnson to me

show details Dec 20 (3 days ago)

Hello

I already have all the necessary software and license needed for the service installations and all the laptops are in good conditions except from the upgrades needed in the previous email, No Hardware problem.. How much are you charging for for the 7 laptops.. Once i have the price the payment will be send to you in advance main while i will need your full name and full mailing address for the payment to be sent to you and your cell phone number for a good communication, The payment mode will be check. Let me know if you are okay with that....

i will make a proper arrangement on how the laptop will be deliver to you and also pickup once you are through upgrading them. thou i have a relaibale shipping company that will Handle that anyway.

I will be expecting your email

Best Regards

Drake Johnson

Drake Johnson to me

show details Dec 20 (2 days ago)

Hi

In order to conclude our agreement for the repairs. I'll have the payment put in the mail by tomorrow and i will get back to you with the tracking number for you to know when the check will arrive, The check i will be sending will include the shipping back of the laptop just want you to know that cause i dont want to have any problem with you if you receive the check which'll be more than your service charges, Once you have the payment you will need to get it cash and deduct your service charges and i will instruct you on how you will disbus the remaining for the shipping company....

I'll like you to reconfirm your information again cause i dont want any mistake in your mailing address also the name that will be on the check.. Let me know if you are okay with the shipping and it might include going to wire money to the shipper. Just let me know if you are okay with my arrangement okay

Best Regards

Haven't heard anything since this last email....been about a week.


RepairGuy77 5 years ago

Just Got another from a Joyce Ashley. I was doing my research about scammers while I was corresponding with them. That is totally messed up.


Steve 5 years ago

Wow.. I'm shocked... I wasn't sure it was a scam until I googled the text of the email... This is the first site I was directed to...

>> -----Original Message-----

>> From: moore chinko [mailto:chinkomoore@gmail.com]

>> Sent: February-10-11 4:22 AM

>> To: thoroldtech@gmail.com

>> Subject: Re: Computer | Laptop | Mac | Network Repair and Help | Web

> Design

>> (Niagara Region)

>>

>> We got Pentium IV dell laptops . Below are the things needed to be

>> done one on each laptops.

>> 1 Format Hard Drive

>> 2 Install Win Xp with Service Pack 2

>> 3 Microsoft Office Package

>> 4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)

>> 5 Adobe Acrobat

>> 6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.

>> 7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, cdsrom,

>> floppy, etc. Get back to us with your total cost for the services of

>> 10 Laptops. We will pay you with a certified check .

>> We await your urgent response so that we can make Moving arrangements

>> and payment as soon as possible....Thanks

>>

>>

>> On 2/10/11, moore chinko wrote:

>>> Hello let me know if you are capable of repairing computers in volumes.


Dantae 5 years ago

I have been emailing this Moore Chinko from craigslist about the Dell Laptops. Here is the latest reply.

Morning Michael,

I finally mailed out the payment and here is the tracking numbers i got from Fedex (875095190972). I believe you'll get it today. Please make yourself available at time of delivery. As soon as you get the funds, kindly deduct your service charge from the total amount, send the balance to my shipper information below via Western Union money transfer and get back to me with MTCN # and total amount sent. Please note that Western Union charges should be deducted from my money.

Here is the shipper information

.....................................

Vernon Chaney

401 N. Washington St

Brooklyn, NY 11210

As soon as i get the Western Union details from you, i'll have my shippers pack and ship the laptops and software fully insured with proof of delivery to make sure no one tampers with it. I'll give a go ahead right away to proceed with shippment as soon i hear from you before the day runs out. Sincerely, am counting on you for the upgrades.


Russell Alexander 5 years ago

yeah, I got the same nonsense. I went with the first one (provided my mailing address but not my phone number) just to see if he would actually send the laptops. I figured he would send a bad check, and I was hoping I could catch him up and get some kind of reward.

Today I got another form letter from a different alias. I wrote back and asked how the weather was in Nigeria.


Stu 5 years ago

Dear Candidate,

I've got some Pentium-M dell laptops that needs to be fix. Below are the things needed to be done one on each laptops.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win XP with Service Pack 2

3 Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)

5 Adobe Acrobat

6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.

7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, CD Rom, floppy, etc.

The Laptops are in New York and will be shipped over to you from there. I have a reliable shipper whose service I' ll employ to bring down the laptops. The shipper will bring down as well as pickup the laptops when you are done with fixing them. Also the windows CD's are licensed and i have all the other software mentioned available.

So the question is can you really carry out this task from your place presently?

Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 10 units. Please note that i have all the software with the licenses available with me for the job..

Regards,

Kelvin Jones

I just replied telling him I charge $10,000 per computer. Let's see what these pricks reply with.


Emmanuel 5 years ago

Hello Dear IT Personnel,

Having assessed your willingness to work for me, It will be of great importance to start as soon as possible. I will like to know if you can get this work done for me. I have 10 NEW Pentium M HP laptops, Below is a list of work needed to be done on each PC.

1. Format Hard Drive

2. Install Win Xp with Service Pack 3

3. Install Microsoft Office Package

4. AVG Virus Software

5. Adobe Acrobat Reader

6. Restore One Normal Vista with Business Vitsa

Please Get back to me with your total cost for this service, This is a mere starting point as I would love that you do larger works for me but we have to start here and see how this goes. I await your urgent response


Emmanuel 5 years ago

Hello Dear IT Personnel,

Having assessed your willingness to work for me, It will be of great importance to start as soon as possible. I will like to know if you can get this work done for me. I have 10 NEW Pentium M HP laptops, Below is a list of work needed to be done on each PC.

1. Format Hard Drive

2. Install Win Xp with Service Pack 3

3. Install Microsoft Office Package

4. AVG Virus Software

5. Adobe Acrobat Reader

6. Restore One Normal Vista with Business Vitsa

Please Get back to me with your total cost for this service, This is a mere starting point as I would love that you do larger works for me but we have to start here and see how this goes. I await your urgent response


Emmanuel 5 years ago

I also got 1 of this Messages, i/m worried im 17 about to be 18 and i do this computer business. What could go wrong if i give out the information that they ask me to give them ? anybody please help me out pleasee!'


CARLOS 5 years ago

I have been emailed the same information as all of you have. I did not look into the situation as should have but, in good time, my best friend found some information regarding these types of scams. I have read all the information provided by all of you and I am aware now. I did give my name but, I have not accepted anything from anyone. I am dicountinuing communications with this person and I will cooperate with anyone towards any attacts toward the individuals behind this type of activity.

The individual how has been sending me request is name Philip Casillo. He claims to be part of Action Aid International. I will not receive anymore information and I will report them as well. Anyone with proven sources of contact where I can send of my emails to call them out on this situation, would be great. I have all the emails intact as well as the phone number used to contact me.


carlos 5 years ago

I received am email indicating that a check has been issued to me in the amount of $3,99.00 as well as a name of a person as the shipper. I am to keep a certain amount and send forward to the shipper. I am not doing anything. This email came to me at 5:29am today from Phillip Cstillo.


carlos 5 years ago

Let me correct the information I previously posted, it was to be a check for $3999.00. I have contacted fed-ex and there was a package to be sent to me today, I have refused the delivery and I am not involving my bank in anyway. I am keeping record of it all. Once again, The person on the emails is Phillip Castillo. I am sending this inofrmation to Craislist.


Johnmb 5 years ago

Carlos, The same "Phillip Castillio" is still in business. I am in the Portland, OR area and he has struck here as well. What tipp[ed me off was he said the contact in Peru had bad cell service in his area. Unfortunately for him I knew the area and (of all things) my father in law sells cell phones in the area. They have better coverage than AT&T (no offense).

Anyway I have uncovered another scam:

I have not gotten information or answers from the the host companies. This is the SECOND from this outfit. It seems they are searching not only craiglsist but WorkSource unemployment databases as well!!

Dear Job seeker,

We have reviewed your resume at WORKSOURCE and believe you could qualify for this position. We have forwarded your resume to the Head of Operation. Mrs Melissa Ronald of DOT SQUARES. She would like to conduct an online interview with you from Wednesday 3rd May ,2011 between 9:00AM -2:00 PM EST to discuss more about the Job Position of CUSTOMER SERVICE position that you are yet to occupy.

Set Up a Screen name with the yahoo Instant Messenger online at www.messenger.yahoo.com and add up the Head of Operation screen name: melissaronald01

to your buddy list.

His Screen Name with Yahoo Instant Messenger is: melissaronald01

Email Address: melissaronald01@yahoo.com

She will be waiting to talk to you on yahoo messenger right away.Endeavor to get online ASAP.

I Wish you the best of Luck on the Interview. If you have any problem, Please feel free to email back .

Mr Thompson Lopez.

Human Resource Dept- USA

www.dotsquares.com

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During the interview I asked about payment. The person on the other end went ballistic saying I would not get the job if I were to continue to accuse them of a scam and then... mysteriously they dropped off line. Not to be nasty or anything, but I did not log out and appeared off line. 60 minutes (exactly) later they came on line. They are surfing... So anyone interested in heckling these people feel free - you have the information!

-jb


Snake 5 years ago

Thought this was not on the up and up. The wording of the email just didn't seem right to me. Glad I investigated it and found this site. I went back to Craigslist to see about reporting it and now it is gone.I also got another email with a different name and was shorter. Emails posted below for others to read and stay informed. In both cases a Gmail account was used not an actual company account.

First one.

Hello

Thanks for the swift response to the AD and I'm Mark, The new director of works at Action Aid International,we have received your Enquiry concerning the Job Post, and would like to know if you are competent for the job so we need to know if you are capable of repairing computers in large volumes(6-10 computers for trials), the organization distributed few computers to a missionary home in Lima, Peru, and there objectives was to hold a free computer training section for the kids at the Mission Home, we got information that the computers all malfunctioned and They are shipping the computers back to us, we need to fix them and have it returned in time, here are some few details you need for the job, We supplied 30 Pentium IV dell laptops to the mission training home, after some couple of months we got an information that 7 of the systems malfunctioned and results into crashing, first we made enquiries about how they all malfunctioned and we found out that Below are the things needed to be done on the laptops.

(1.) Format Hard Drive

(2.) Install Win Xp or Vista with Service Pack 2 or 3

(3.) Microsoft Office Package

(4.) Recent Anti Virus Software with (Free Lifetime Updates)

(5.) Adobe Acrobat

(6.) Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard drive, cd & Dvd rom, floppy Disk.

Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 7 units. We would Include all the necessary softwares and licenses needed for the service installations and would be paying you with a check, and i want you to know that the pcs will all be shipped to your location by our shipping agency, we will give you a totality of one week to finish up with the repairs after which it will also be picked up by the shipping Agency. Kindly send me the following informations to have the Payment mailed out to you;

Full Name:

Physical Address:

City:

State:

Zipcode:

Cell phone #:

I await your urgent response so we can make Moving arrangements and delivery of payment as soon as possible.

Very Respectfully,

The Director of Works.

Mr Mark

Action Aid International.

Second one.

Hello,

I have 8 of my company's laptops for upgrading/reformatting, advice if both is part of your service line.They have been attacked by trojan virus,All i need is for you to make an upgrade to the Os for the 8 units and also will need an up to date anti virus on them and i currently run Vista on the 8 unit so i will like to upgrade to Windows 7,Kindly get back to me with the cost total for the whole services.I have the license key and the software.

Looking forward to read from you.

Regards

Joe Pitt

Quantros, Inc

Inc


edrc 5 years ago

Hello

How are you doing today..please I will like to know if you can get this work done for me, I have 10 Pentium M HP laptops,Below is a list of work needed to be done on each Pc.

1.Format Hard Drive

2.Install Win Xp with Service Pack 3

3.Install Microsoft Office Package

4.AVG Virus Software

5.Adobe Acrobat Reader

Get back to me with your total cost for the service

I await your urgent response

Thanks

Hello

I have all the necessary software needed for the service installations

of the Laptops, there is no any Hardware problem and they are working

fine but need those upgrade...Let me know the final asking price of

my jobs.. I will instruct my secretary to prepare the Payment

(Cashiers Check) which will include your own money and the shipping

cost of the laptops to you back and forth.All you have to do is to get

the payment and deduct the money for your Service from the check and

the rest will be sent to the shipper as soon as you have the cash

available so that they will be able to bring down the laptops to you

and will later come for the pickup after you are through with it.i

will like you to get back to me with the followings.....

Full Name:

Physical Address:

City:

State:

Zipcode:

Cell phone

I'll look forward to hearing from you to assure me you can handle this

with all perfection.


dmiz 5 years ago

Here's another one.

david.holton49@yahoo.com

I have 7 Pentium IV Dell laptops, . Below is a list of work needed to be done on each Pc.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win Xp with Service Pack 3

3 Install Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software

5 Adobe Acrobat Reader

6 diagnose Hardware. Hard drive, video card, processor and what not.

I have OS software for each machine

Get back to me with your total cost for the service

I await your urgent response.

Best regards,

David

Thanks for the reply. I have all the necessary softwares needed for the service installations...Let me know the final asking price of my jobs. I will instruct my secretary to prepare a check for you on your name and address . Do send me details below

Full Name:

Physical Address:

City:

State:

Zipcode:

Cell phone #:

so as to prepare the check and shipping of the laptops to your address. I have a reliable shipper that will pickup the laptops when you are done with it. I am looking forward to hear from you,so we can have payment and shipping asap.

Thanks

David


David Lee 5 years ago

I got the same thing with the 7 laptops thing

These people need to go to jail.


Diane 5 years ago

Well I just got an email in response to applying for a job posting on craigslist. they say the company is Quantros inc agency. I researched it and found its just another scam being played. I get two or three scam email replies every other day and am really getting pissed.These people play on others who really could be vulnerable. They use legitimate company names and that should be enough to put them in jail if someone could pinpoint who is doing it.!!!


kevin 5 years ago

Theres a couple other twists to that scam. There are the ones where "cleaning services are needed" even when you never posted as a cleaner. Then beware of the: "is this item yours", and the "can we swap items", with a link to the other persons item. BOTH OF THOSE ARE SPYWARES and will give them your craigslist account info. What that advantage is I dont know, but if you fall for it, your account box will overload from other peoples adds/stuff that got hacked. Real people usually give VERIFIABLE phone numbers. I stick with that. So far, all my transactions have been good ones. Much scammers though. BEWARE.


Trissa 5 years ago

I've gotta say this link saved me. I also got the same job response from "Quantros, Inc" and being a single mother and trying to get up on my own two feet for my 2 kids it sounded to good to be true. My gut told me not to fall for it and the research that I did lead me straight to this site. The person I dealt with was named "Anthony Bernard".


Jason 5 years ago

DAM! I got the Quantros CL scam reply - I sent em the info the asked for except bank info of course before checking em out.

They asked for this along with an AIM account. They said I would need a Chase Bank account but did not give em that info.

FULL NAME :

ADDRESS :

CITY :

STATE :

ZIP CODE :

CELL PHONE :

HOME PHONE :

GENDER :

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS :

Wonder what I should do now to protect myself. There isn't any money in that account but they could sure do some damage.


faith 5 years ago

I got just got the same email from quantros. Good thing I looked it up. this is the second con job offer I've received.


Lori 5 years ago

Me too! Quantros email scam on Craigslist!


Darren 5 years ago

Just to let you know it appears to still be happening. I'm here in the UK and got the email from Larry Smith:

Hello,

Thanks for your response. I have been contracted to fix up some computers (Pentium IV dell laptops) but I'm presently in Ireland handling other projects. So I'll need your assistance to help me fix. Below are the necessary details needed to be done one on each laptops.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win XP with Service Pack 2

3 Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)

5 Adobe Acrobat

6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.

7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, CD ROM, floppy, etc.

Please note that i have all the software and licenses available with me for the job.

Kindly get back to me with your total cost for the services of 7 units.I await your urgent response so that i can make moving arrangements and payment.

Regard

Larry

I was the victim of a similar scam about 3 years ago wanting me to buy and send 40-50 monitors out. A check was paid into another branch of my bank so I never saw it but my bank spotted it as fraud and rang me. I didn't lose out luckily as I was going to wait for cleared funds anyway.

It amazes me that these guys still try it on. Thanks to sites like this a few more people will be saved the distress and embarrassment.

D.


justnick 5 years ago

I almost got scammed. Told a friend what I was about to do and he told me whats up. Sent another email to the bastard telling him his shipper is going to get his brains blown out. Figure will do everyone a favor.


justnick 5 years ago

I almost got scammed. Told a friend what I was about to do and he told me what's up. Sent another email to the bastard telling him his shipper is going to get his brains blown out. Figure will do everyone a favor.


Cook 5 years ago

From: "Joseph Moore" cmmoorij@msn.com

To: cook

Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2011 8:02:20 AM

Subject: RE: PC Technician - PostingID: 2710297669

Dear Candidate,

I've got some Pentium-M dell laptops that needs to be fix. Below are the things needed to be done one on each laptops.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win XP with Service Pack 2

3 Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)

5 Adobe Acrobat

6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.

7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, CD Rom, floppy, etc.

The Laptops are in Indiana and will be shipped over to you from there. I have a reliable shipper whose service I' ll employ to bring down the laptops. The shipper will bring down as well as pickup the laptops when you are done with fixing them. Also the windows CD's are licensed and i have all the other software mentioned available.

So the question is can you really carry out this task from your place presently?

Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 10 units. Please note that i have all the software with the licenses available with me for the job...

and this---

On Nov 27, 2011, at 3:00 PM, Joseph Moore cmmoorij@msn.com wrote:

Hello,

You see I got the contract for this project and am sub contracting you to handle this for me because i also have other projects which am handling and i need to hire the service of reliable people like you to do.

Your price seems to be okay with me, so we'll move forward to the next step. The payment has to be settled first. I will direct the project supervisor to prepare a check for you on your name and address. Do send me your full name and address so as to prepare the check and shipping of the laptops to your address.

Regarding the shipping of the Laptops, no problem i will hire a reliable shipper whose service i will employ to bring down the laptops and i will be responsible for the shipping fees to and fro. The shipper will move down as well as pickup the laptops when you are done with fixing them.

I am looking forward to hear from you.

Regards,

Joseph Moore


me 5 years ago

HAHAHA I AM SOOO HAPPY!I've been scammed once in my life but it will never happen again! Thank you Kevy Rae and everybody on this site! I too received an email from quantros inc agency. It was sent by jaesing54@sbcglobal.net so feel free to use that to your advantage! Here's what he said:

Dear Applicant,

Thanks for viewing our advert on CraigsList...

Quantros Inc Agency are group of professionals hired by companies to go to other companies and act like customers. This Mystery Shopping allows us to examine services rendered by their staffs as no one knows we are not really shoppers.For you to join our team and become a Mystery Shopper, We first have to confirm your details. Funds will be provided and you will be directed to an office or business to purchase or process various items.

After your shopping is complete, you will be asked to write out your comments on specific details which we would give you.

Examples of such details are:

• How long did it take to get services, were you required to wait or was service prompt.

• Smartness and courteousness of the sales person who waited on you.

• Service professionalism and knowledge of product.

• On occasion you might be asked to upset the sales person to see their reaction.

This is a part time job and you will only be required to work from 4 to 6 hours per week for which you will earn up to $1600 monthly, No upfront fees is required not even a cent.

To qualify for the position provide us with the following requirements:

FILL REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY:

Full Name :

Address :

City :

State :

Zip Code :

Cell Phone :

Home Phone

Gender :

Age :

Email Address :

A CHASE BANK ACCOUNT Is Required Because Payment Will Be Sent To You Via CHASE BANK QuickPay ( Your Personal Account Info " WILL NOT " Be Required ).

( You need to have an Instant Messenger either Yahoo or AIM to chat with us )

COMPLETE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION,A PROPER NOTIFICATION WOULD BE SENT TO YOU IN 24HRS, AFTER ABOVE DETAILS ARE RECEIVED.

Recruit Department

Quantros Inc AGENCY.

Copyright © Quantros Inc

All rights reserved.

© 2000- 2011 Quantros, Inc.

LOOKING TO HIRE IMMEDIATELY AND START WORK ASAP.


Mashad 4 years ago

I got my Name and my address and so my cellphone ,what can i do ?


NCSolutions 4 years ago

Just got 2 different responses to my add on CraigList for computer repair. Same as above. I responded to them like Kevy did and said I only work local and take cash. As soon as I got the reply to send the difference back as a western union check I knew it was a SCAM. Thank for posting this on the WEB and thank to google:)


Jose 4 years ago

I have 7 Pentium IV Dell laptops. Below is a list of work needed to be done on each Pc.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win Xp with Service Pack 3

3 Install Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software

5 Adobe Acrobat Reader

6 diagnose Hardware. Hard drive, video card, processor and what not.

I have OS software for each machine

Get back to me with your total cost for the service

I await your urgent response.

Best regards,

David

David Norris

david_norris1@aol.com


fugitive_mind 4 years ago

COMPUTER REPAIR SCAM

1st email:

Hello,

Thanks for responding to the AD and I'm James Scott, The new director of works at Action Aid International (USA), we have gone through your resume and feel your are competent for the job so we need to know if you are capable of repairing computers in large volumes (6-10 computers for trials), the organization distributed few computers to a missionary home in Lima, Peru, and there objectives was to hold a free computer training section for the kids at the Mission Home, we got information that the computers all malfunctioned and They are shipping the computers back to us, we need to fix them and have it returned in time, are you available for this job? we need your urgent response to this ad.

Very Respectfully,

James Scott

Action Aid International.

www.actionaid.org

------------------

2ND EMAIL:

Hello,

Thanks for responding to the AD and I'm James Scott, The new director of works at Action Aid International (USA), we have gone through your resume and feel your are competent for the job so we need to know if you are capable of repairing computers in large volumes (6-10 computers for trials), the organization distributed few computers to a missionary home in Lima, Peru, and there objectives was to hold a free computer training section for the kids at the Mission Home, we got information that the computers all malfunctioned and They are shipping the computers back to us, we need to fix them and have it returned in time, are you available for this job? we need your urgent response to this ad.

Very Respectfully,

James Scott

Action Aid International.

www.actionaid.org

-----------------

3RD EMAIL:

Hello,

Thanks for the swift response, Here are some few details you need for the job, We supplied 30 Pentium IV dell laptops to the mission training home, after some couple of months we got an information that 8 of the systems malfunctioned and results into crashing, first we made enquiries about how they all malfunctioned and we found out that Below are the things needed to be done on the laptops;

(1.) Format Hard Drive

(2.) Install Win Xp or Vista with Service Pack 2 or 3

(3.) Microsoft Office Package

(4.) Recent Anti Virus Software with (Free Lifetime Updates)

(5.) Adobe Acrobat

(6.) Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard drive, CD & DVD ROM, floppy Disk.

Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 8 units ( Labour Only). We would Include all the necessary software's and licenses (Original) needed for the service installations and would be paying you with a certified Company Check/Money Order, and i want you to know that the Laptops will all be shipped to your location by our shipping agents, we will give you a totality of one week to finish up with the repairs after which it will also be picked up by the shippers. This is a Contract Job which might lead to a full time position with the company after you have successfully completed the first task within the specified time. Kindly send me the following information's to have the Check mailed out to you;

Full Name:

Physical Address:

City:

State:

Zip code:

Cell phone #:

I am currently in Remote area in Lima and the phone service is very poor here, My cell phone is unavailable at the moment. I am in the process of switching plans. It will be a day or two. I await your urgent response so we can make moving arrangements and delivery of payment as soon as possible.

The Director of Works.

James Scott

Action Aid International.

www.actionaid.org

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ME:

IF I KNEW THEM, I WOULD SHOOT THEM ALL THE BULLETS IN THEIR HEAD.


johnc925 4 years ago

I just experiences this (same exact) laptop repair scam; be aware of a Jeff_Scott2191@yahoo.com and Jeff_Scott9121@gmail.com - While doing a search on both email address; they came up invalid, though there was a multiple blog entry of this email account in Atlanta... I tried to send him a PayPal invoice, and that's what tipped me off... my suggestion; write a PayPal invoice to see if the email address is real or not


Viczee FR NJ 4 years ago

I got same e-mail from david_norris1@yahoo.com saying I got pentium IV dell laptops . Below are the things needed to be done one on each laptops.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Instal Win Xp with Service Pack 2

3 Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)

5 Adobe Acrobat

6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.

7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, cdrom, floppy, etc. Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 7 units. I will pay you with a certified check .

I await your urgent response so that i can make Moving arrangements and payment as soon as possible...


vancouvertech 4 years ago

im from vancouver canada got the same email from libby bill - libbybill20@yahoo.com

Hello,

I got 7 Pentium IV dell laptops . Below are the things needed to be

done one on each laptops.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win Xp with Service Pack 2

3 Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)

5 Adobe Acrobat

6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.

7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, cdsrom,

floppy, etc. Get back to me with your total cost for the services of

7 Laptops. I will pay you with a certified check .

I await your urgent response so that i can make Moving arrangements

and payment as soon as

possible....

Thanks


Nicton 4 years ago

wow i got the same u got there vancouvertech and my stuped broo send my info back name, address,, bla bla o wow fcking scammer


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Adam 4 years ago

I got this fucker on the run. The guy who says he's James Scott... I got him to call me on a number. 609-403-2103. It's based out of Ewing, NJ or Trenton, NJ. I can't get a definite on it. It's some Nigerian douchebag who when I called and said that the address on the check for the bank didn't match any branch, he told me to just cash it anyway and it should clear... so I told him, why? So you can then get my bank account information with your scam? I've since been calling him using a Fake Caller ID program on my jailbroken iPhone, calling from such numbers as the ActionAid organization that's listed on the site, and left a message using an accent saying that they are going to be investigating this matter... I then called him using the local Ewing and Trenton police department numbers... needless to say he didn't pick up.

Everyone spam call this fucker, spam his email, bomb his email... if you know any local police in the area, bring this matter to him. I was smart enough not to let this guy get me, but there's tons out there that are being scammed by him every day.


Travis 4 years ago

Hey guys, check this out.. I got the same email, of course, and then shot this guy a fake email from the FBI..Look what he told me...

From: Biggs Charles (cubana40@blumail.org)

To: myEmailAddress

Sent: Thu, February 16, 2012 1:53:24 AM

Subject: Re: Complete Computer Repair

Hello,

I got 8 Pentium IV dell laptops . Below are the things needed to be done one on each laptops.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win Xp with Service Pack 3

3 Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)

5 Adobe Acrobat

6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.

7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, cdsrom, floppy, etc. Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 8 Laptops. I will pay you with a certified check .

I await your urgent response so that i can make Moving arrangements and payment as soon as

possible....

Thanks

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 5:52 AM, this what I emailed him:

Where are you located at? Do you have the product keys of the Win XP, Office packages you need, and Acrobat?

From: Biggs Charles (cubana40@blumail.org)

To: myEmailAddress

Sent: Thu, February 16, 2012 9:52:43 AM

Subject: Re: Complete Computer Repair

I have all the necessary software needed for the service installations....get back with your price so that i can check with other and know who will handle it for me...OK?????

Thanks

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 9:37 AM, this is what I emailed him back:

Sir, this is Steve Rogers with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. We are fully aware that this is a major scam. We have your IP Address of your location and will be investigating this very deeply. This is an unacceptable practice and will be punished to the most extent. People like you should be locked up for a long time for trying to take advantage of hard working, honest people. We will be in touch with you soon.

Re: Complete Computer Repair

From: Biggs Charles (cubana40@blumail.org)

To: myEmailAddress

You think you're gonna live forever, but you won't. Someone'll kill ya. Someone'll kill ya with a knife

Lol, I didn't know what to respond with, I wish I could keep this going though...pretty entertaining! Maybe we should all email him at his email address and flood him with comments...


Rochester 4 years ago

I entered a computer repair ad, Got all the same e-mails that everyone has mentioned above. I came up with a more personal approach, I will probably not make an impression on a criminal but it sure made me feel good, this is how I replied to a few after several replies and back and forth through e-mail. Luckily i did not fall for it and ran across these articles enlightening me of the situation ahead of time:

My final message to them:

Just think hard and deep for a brief moment if you will…….

You’re on your death bed, close family and friends are with you, including children (nieces, nephew’s, friend’s, children, etc...) and they are all looking at you, sad. You somberly gaze over to all of them. You hear them speaking of you quietly, summarizing your life, character and impacting influences that you may have made on others. You hear one of them mention how honest and hard working of an individual you were…someone they can look up to, respect and count on. Someone who is a strong intelligent mentor who respects everyone the same, no matter who they are, someone who is honest and how they would like their children to be when they grow up; The people that REALLY know you in that same room over hear this, look over at you and look away. At that point you think of all the hard working people that you may have negatively impacted with your computer fraud scam... These honest hard working people may have been legally pursued and charged by banks and other institutions because of the criminal and fraudulent situation you directly hand crafted and placed them in.

You drift off… time to say good bye. One tear drop..

Judgment day is here.

Signed by…

An honest hard working father from the USA; well respected not only in his work place but by his friends and family as well.

I will pray for you.


Ed 4 years ago

another quick observation, notice the bad grammar and use of the English language. This must be coming from out of the USA unless of course they are still physically stationed here. I doubt it though.


Mark 4 years ago

I received 2 of these computer repair responses this week from Craigslist.


rglenn 4 years ago

I have received many of these. I just tell them I have to use my own shippers for liability reasons and I accept all forms of payment and we will hold all equipment until the check has cleared. They never respond to take it any further once I say that.

This scam is a bit different than the ones posted. I posted on craigslist in the Chicago area looking for part time office/IT work to supplement my current p/t job. I got an email:

**********************************************************

from: marknthn04@gmail.com via craigslist.org

reply-to: stevmarkbucks@gmail.com

Private firm of company is looking to hire a motivated customer service and clerical workers to support the Managingof our company's firm. This individual will be

responsible for assisting the Manager with the day to day operations of the department in working 2hrs everyday. Experience is not necessary to be successful

within this position as we are willling to train the right candidate. This position offers $300 per week plus benefits, which we can discuss at the time you decide to

interview. you can email your resume to stevmarkbucks@gmail.com

Thanks

***********************************************************

I replied with my resume attached (all personal info except name and email removed) and stated that I had received the forwarded email since they wanted me to send my resume to a different email than the original came from. I then got this automated response:

********************************************************

from: Mrs Roseline Bucks stevmarkbucks@gmail.com

Dear Applicant,

Thanks for viewing our advert on CraigsList...

Quantros Inc Agency are group of professionals hired by companies to

go to other companies and act like customers. This Mystery Shopping

allows us to examine services rendered by their staffs as no one knows

we are not really shoppers.For you to join our team and become a

Mystery Shopper, We first have to confirm your details. Funds will be

provided and you will be directed to an office or business to purchase

or process various items.

After your shopping is complete, you will be asked to write out your

comments on specific details which we would give you.

Examples of such details are:

• How long did it take to get services, were you required to wait

or was service prompt.

• Smartness and courteousness of the sales person who waited on you.

• Service professionalism and knowledge of product.

• On occasion you might be asked to upset the sales person to see

their reaction.

This is a part time job and you will only be required to work from 4

to 6 hours per week for which you will earn up to $1600 monthly, No

upfront fees is required not even a cent.

To qualify for the position provide us with the following requirements:

FILL REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY:

FULL NAME :

ADDRESS :

CITY :

STATE :

ZIP CODE :

CELL PHONE :

HOME PHONE :

GENDER :

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS :

A CHASE BANK ACCOUNT Is Required Because Payment Will Be Sent To You

Via CHASE BANK QuickPay ( Your Personal Account Info " WILL NOT " Be

Required ).

( You need to have an Instant Messenger either Yahoo or AIM to chat with us )

COMPLETE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION,A PROPER

NOTIFICATION WOULD BE SENT TO YOU IN 24HRS, AFTER ABOVE DETAILS ARE

RECEIVED.

Recruit Department

Quantros Inc AGENCY.

Copyright © Quantros Inc

All rights reserved.

© 2000- 2012 Quantros, Inc.


jacquie 4 years ago

As i notice these scams are all from the same site then Craigslist should be responsible for finding out who the scammers are and dealing with them as customers are are using their site and being scammed by these bogus opportunities ,some responsibilities should be upheld on the party as you are using their service and you are a customer....I have used numerous dating sites and believe me most of these sites are hit by thousand of scheming scammers ,out of 40 people ,you may only get 2-3 genuine people...so you are taking a big risks in theses sites ...there was a documentary programme i think its called 50/50 where they investigated theses scammers majority from Nigeria sitting behind computers and thousands of people falling for their scams ....i was told by one of theses scammers that picture profiles they use are normally from sites ,i am not sure how they get access to these and they will normally ask you to email letters and pictures to them and they reuse your pictures and letters to create profiles....sometimes i wonder how much these sites are not telling or owning up....just be careful if it is too good to be true then that person does not exists or if you find a flaw in their communicating or incoherent in their language be very wary ,if they insist you not chat on the site and email them,i would be skeptical....last but not least ask them to Skype then you can hear and see them personally that they are genuine ...believe me if the party is genuine he will agree otherwise he may block his face and guess what its a Nigerian behind that voice...yes been there many times....be very cautious about dating sites...hope this helps.


DM 4 years ago

I am dealing with these scamers now, Anthony Bernard and Jennifer Thompson, Craigslist scam then to a job offer scam.


LuckyPC 4 years ago

I'm glad I decided to google this email. I told my husband it sounded weird that this guy knew way too much to not know how to do these repairs himself. Thanks for posting this! I'll be sending LarrySmithLTD@gmail.com a piece of my mind. HA!


william 4 years ago

Am trying to buy a new iphone4 on craigslist but i keep sending replies to for sale items listed but i never get replies.its been going on for close to two weeks now and am so bothered because am so used to the site,and there seems to be no other trusted classified sites.Pls can someone explain to me what to do to get instant replies when i send replies to for sale offers.


Jaime 4 years ago

What happens if i cash the check and keep the money?


Mario 4 years ago

Hello,

Thank you for your response concerning the Repairs. In order to conclude our arrangement concerning the repairing of the laptops, Like I told you my secretary will have the payment mailed out to you. The payment will be certified Check, More so the shipping fee for the laptops to be delivered back to my place will be added to the payment in which will be certified Check and you will send the rest cash balance to the shipper for the pick up of the computer to your place.You will receive the payment by this week and get back to me immediately you receive the payment and i will keep you on posted....... plz i will like you to confirm the info again.....


Misc computer tech 4 years ago

Looks like larrysmithltd@gmail.com is still at it! I just received an exact copy of what someone above posted:

Hello,

I got 10 Pentium M dell laptops . Below are the things needed to be done one on each laptops.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win Xp with Service Pack 3

3 Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)

5 Adobe Acrobat

6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.

7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, cdsrom, floppy,

etc. Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 10 Laptops. I will pay you with a certified check .

I await your urgent response so that i can make Moving arrangements and payment as soon as possible....

Thanks

NOTE: The original reply address came through a wwoodcomputerinc@gmail.com, then switched to the larrysmithltd@gmail.com.

Be careful!


Dave 4 years ago

Larrysmithltd@gmail.com hit me up. Original mail came from samuelwalter02@gmail.com all the same crap.

Sent him an official invoice, the next move is on him. All the information on there for payee is public, I gave him no personal info other than what he can glean from my email address. If I do get a check I will call see what some of my friends can glean off it.

He did offer me an additional $50 for my running around. Oh well easy come easy go.


larrysmithltd@gmail.com 4 years ago

Yep I just got the same thing.

He also added:

"Thanks for the reply. I am okay with the price i have all the necessary software needed for the service installations.... I will instruct my secretary to prepare a check for you on your name and address .Do send me your full name and address and your phone number so as to prepare the check and shipping of the laptops to your address. i have a reliable shipper that will pickup the laptops when you are done with it and am giving you extra $50 for your running around. I am looking forward to hear from you,so we can have payment and shipping asap.

Thanks"


Fred Underfill 4 years ago

I got a check in the mail with with a fake Routing Number. Should I give it to the police, the FBI or the FTC?


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Jocelin 4 years ago

I got the house cleaner needed email, and the secret shopper email. When I first read the house cleaner email, all it said was hi I'm looking for a house cleaner m-f let me know if your interested and I'll give you the details. So I replied that I was. I got that email back saying they were relocating to the states, they would send me a check etc. etc. bla bla, then I got 2 other emails saying the same thing, just a different family situation...so I emailed the one guy back I want him to send me a check so I can nail him!! Sick bastards. Im sorry but if you really fall for something like this, you are either extremely desperate or stupid. These guys need to go to jail


Tom 4 years ago

Well, it seems that Larry Smith has upgraded his computers slightly...

****

Hello,

I got 10 Pentium M dell laptops . Below are the things needed to be done one on each laptops.

1 Format Hard Drive

2 Install Win Xp with Service Pack 3

3 Microsoft Office Package

4 AVG Virus Software (Free Lifetime Updates)

5 Adobe Acrobat

6 Laptop Cleaning of the keyboard, screen and other case.

7 Diagnostics of the entire system after to check hard, cdsrom, floppy,

etc. Get back to me with your total cost for the services of 10 Laptops. I will pay you with a certified check .

I await your urgent response so that i can make Moving arrangements and payment as soon as possible....

Thanks

Larry

****

I had a feeling it was a scam from the start, but I thought I would play along just to have a little fun, and maybe get enough out of him to get him busted. No dice yet, though.


Matt 4 years ago

Hah hah.. I went to comment about my experience, but the post before me was the exact email I got! Larry really must need those computers fixed! I'll tell him I'll do it for free and see what he does..


Dell computers 4 years ago

S many other websites also available in market but always try to buy laptop/desktop/tower/SSF/LCDs from reliable place. It should have warranty and also they guide with technical support.

http://www.electrocomputerwarehouse.com/


Dylan 4 years ago

I too have gotten two emails from them!

#1:

Hi,

Good Morning to you. I read your descriptions and am highly interested in your services. My name is Olatanwa Crabb am Into buy and selling Good am from Spain but i base in .USA since 15 year ago and i reside in Utah...am presently on sea. I will be importing some computer(s) into the states soon. They are laptops Pentium 3 dell(10 pcs) & hp Computers(10 pcs) ... I need a competent tech to help me Install some certain softwares and clean inner & outer computer components, and update software's to current status. More Info.... They are about 20computers( 10;10). I will want you to Install the listed softwares below and just do dusting for all the Laptops . - anti virus - Microsoft excel - powerpoint -adobe pagemaker - microsoft office - coral draw and -dvd player I have a shipping company that will ship them to and from your Location . So no worries about that . I will be providing the softwares to be installed . Installation of softwares; anti virus,Microsoft excel,powerpoint,adobe pagemaker,microsoft office,coral draw and dvd player. These are the softwares I will provide and will provide each drivers/license keys for this softwares . Get back to me with a price for 20 computers . I will like you to know this wont be an end to our transaction as I will be able to introduce you to more of my friends as well in this field, all depending on charges as we recently lost our engineer for as regards. I might have some more work for you in the near future. Let me know. Let me know if you'll accept money order or check as mode of payment. I await your urgent response so that I can put arrangements in order. Thanks

FROM:from: olatanwa_crabb@aol.com via mx.aol.com

to: yourname@yourwebsite.com

date: Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 9:28 AM

subject: am highly interested in your services.

mailed-by: bounce.secureserver.net

signed-by: mx.aol.com

#2:

Am Nicole Brain, into Computer buying and selling of computers to Local stores within and outside the USA. I am Looking for a stable computer expert to format and reload computers and prepared them for Office and Homes use. The set of computers to be reloaded are Laptops , They are Toshiba and HP products.

I need to know if you are capable and willing to work with me. The first set of Laptops to be shipped to you for reloading and they are 10, and shall be shipped to you together with all software you might need including the anti-virus,also get back to me with charges for 10 laptop.

Thanks

from: Nicole Brain nicolebrain44@yahoo.com

to:

bcc: admin@raleighwebsitehost.com

date: Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 8:34 PM

subject: COMPUTER EXPERT NEEDED

mailed-by: bounce.secureserver.net


AnonGuy 4 years ago

I always google the email address of a respondent. It almost always reveals scammers. In fact, I found your website when I googled stevmarkbucks@gmail.com when he responded to an ad I posted.


mel 3 years ago

i just got the same one, first from jeff_scott2191@yahoo.com and then scott.mrjeff003@gmail.com, exactly the same text as posted above!


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darrand 3 years ago

I responded to a job ad on Craigslist for "Office Manager Part Time". The response seemed too good to be true. Googled the name "Anthony Bernard" - thank you for the previous posts...too hinky for me. I wonder what their angle is?

AD: Seeking a part-time manager who has a passion for administrative work for a small boutique company. Due to the sensitive nature of our female clientele, we are looking for a female manager.

RESPONSE:

Hello,

My name is Anthony Bernard,I am a Certified Payroll Specialist… I am currently seeking a data entry assistant who is able to work from home on part time bases. I am a payroll Manager and contracted to offer auditing, payroll and book keeping services to a wide range of organisations. These companies need someone to handle their books but do not require additional personnel on their staff list. This is Anthony Bernard CPA area of specialization.

This job is work from home and you do not need a previous experience as it is easy to get started..

Terms and Conditions

Duty Station: From Home

Duration: Appointment is for a fixed term of 6 months initially, with renewal for a further period, up to a minimum of 1year or more, depending upon the officer's performance during the first term Grade: Appointment will be at the Grade I level.

Salary: Salary is $250 weekly which is $1000 every month. Its 4 hours a day; 5days a week(monday-friday).

Job Requirements

• Home office equipped with PC or laptop with Windows XP or higher with good quality internet access

• A colored printer and MICR ink.

• You are entrusted with vital information belonging to several companies and would you're required to handle it diligently

Job Description

• Printing and mailing of letters payslips and checks on the payroll of the company i have contract with. All shipping charges is covered by me.

• Dispatch letters, payslips and checks so pick up FedEx and USPS express envelopes around your location.

• Please note that all purchases made on this job would be reimburse along with your first monthly pay.

• All assistants are employees of Anthony Bernard CPA and are not subcontractors to the companies i work with.

• You are entrusted with vital information belonging to several companies and would you're required to handle it diligently

Please Apply by filling the Requirements Below:

* Full Names______________

* Address_________________

* City____________________

* State___________________

* Zip Code________________

* Home Phone______________

* Cell Phone______________

* Yahoo ID____________

* Present Occupation______

Let me have your yahoo screen ID so we can talk over there and further instructions. My yahoo messenger ID is (antbern11@yahoo.com). Add me up so we can chat.

Note : No application fee required.

Best Regards

Anthony Bernard


AVOID BEEN SCAMMED! IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR LOAN 3 years ago

I am Veronika by name l needed an urgent loan so l applied and l was surprise to see the loan amount of $750,000.00 loan in my account first l would’t believe it. l say big thank you to monicadukeloanfirm@gmail.com, if interested contact them now and get any loan amount you desire without any delay.


Mack 2 years ago

Hey i just got the computer job one, guy wanted me to deduct $100 from the $500 so id send him 600 so he can send me a cheque for 500 so i can receive the laptops to start working on them for him, this is a scam and a half.

charlysmilliesss@gmail.com is the email and ii bet he has the same on with less "S" in it.


Mack 2 years ago

Here is the email

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 06:21AM -06:00 from Charles Millie charlysmilliesss@gmail.com:

Dear Applicant,

Thanks for your response.

The position is for a Skilled Computer Technician,someone who will be committed and ready to work with good Skills.

I am Daniel Edward Millies i am into sales and supplies of PC Components, Accessories and Systems to the Public, Trade, Government and Education.,Charity and N.G.O's.

I have gone through your C.v and I am interested in your services. We have a wide range of Orders to deliver in Canada, which is why the services of a reliable Computer technician is needed.if given the Job you will be in charge of Checking this laptops and fixing them before delivery.

We Have Laptops/computers for Repairs(400).The PC are HP530 laptop Pentium M.

I want you to clean outer computer components,Upgrade memory from 512MB RAM to 2GB RAM and Install the following list of soft wares.

ADOBE PAGE MAKER,

AVG ANTI-VIRUS

MICROSOFT OFFICE/EXCEL

DVD PLAYER

COREL DRAW

SAGE ACCOUNTING

DREAMWEAVER

POWER POINT

MICROSOFT EXCEL

We will provide you with the licensed copies of all the soft-wares and RAM sticks for the laptops.

I am offering you $500 as your weekly Payment

Note :These laptops are going to be distributed to the Less privileged so i suggest you put in efforts to put them in Perfect Condition.I also like You to know that my

mode of payment is by Certified Check.

I will like to know how many Laptops/Desktop you are willing to fix in a week

I await your urgent response so that i can put the arrangement in order.

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

Sincerely,

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi Charles,

Thank you for getting back to me, I would love the opportunity to upgrade your HP530's

I'm assuming you have a quota as to how many your looking to get done per week. I can do 5 a day depending on the build quality of the laptop and accessibility to the ram compartment as some of them have it hidden under most of the components but this shouldn't be an issue. Software is mainly set and wait so having multiple laptops downloading will save some time so 5 a day could easily become 10 a day.

If you are willing and a genuine employer I will do my best to reconfigure your laptops to the demanded specs.

Also one last questions is Dreamweaver an older version or the individual files from the 2014 creative cloud suit? I have been curious if they still offer individual programs for purchase still.

Please get back to me as soon as possible

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Good Day -----,

Thanks for your response....

I am glad to read from you as regards the computer repairs Job,also for accepting the offer.However We have Over 400 laptops to be done.We decided to Start sending the laptops in small Units of 20 for each week, i expect that you must have been done with the repairs of 20 laptops weekly until the whole laptops are repaired.I want to believe you are fit for this Job,I am offering you $500 weekly Also i want you to know that Our Donors will be sending you a Certified-check which you have to deduct your weekly payment $500 plus $100 just incase something comes up and you need some money, so you will deduct a total of $600 from the Payment delivered and send the remaining money to the Freight forwarder agent who will deliver the laptops to you in units on a weekly basis.

I have a reliable shipper/Mover that will get the laptops shipped to your location and pickup the Laptops when you are done. The main reason why the payment you will receive will cover your money and the shipping charges is because We have Some Donors who signed to Handle The Charity Repairs and services,and so Payments will get to you with No delays.I Expect to Have a Good Working Experience wit You.

Get back to me with your information required below.

REQUIRED DETAILS:

First Name:

Last Name:

Residential Address: (UPS DOESN'T DELIVER TO P.O BOX)

City:

State:

Zip Code:

Home Phone Number:

Cell Phone Number:

I am looking forward to reading from you soon.

Thanks.

I had so much hope for a job in the tech industry to get my feet wet, then this f--kface shows up try to scam people for money,

JUST REMEMBER IF THEY SEND YOU A PICTURE YOU CAN ACCESS ALL OF ITS META DATA AND FIND OUT IF IT WAS TAKEN ON A IPHONE OR CAMERA AND IF IT WAS CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET OR NOT AT THE TIME OF CAPTURE AND GPS COORDINATES AND IP ADDRESS OF THEM

..... so be safe but use it to your advantage, i am going to ask him to take a picture of the laptops, hopefully ill get to see if its a Google image or legit, most definitely not legitimate. F--king scum bags


Mack 2 years ago

Very sorry here's the email in san jose

209.85.215.66


cara 2 years ago

Someone texted me from a area code of 205, she said she was from PA but area code for it matches Alabama. She said she'll have her Secretary mail me a money order. I advertised local cash only in my ad and she didn't even ask how she would receive her item I was selling. She didn't answer my questions about how she was planning on getting item whether I was suppose to mail it to her which it was an antique wood potty it had weight and I was only asking for thirty five bucks. Shipping would have been fifty dollars. It did not add up. I told her I was hip to her scam and to not send me the money order. It always says in these scams, "I am okay with price." Look for misspelled or misused words like instead of , "is the item still for sale?" I received "is the item still for sell." U have a Secretary and you've made it this far in this world but you cant spell or use the english language in proper form. Yeah ok. Guess ur Secretary does all your writing & grammer for you too.


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