Beware of Craigs list Scam

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Mad Shopper

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Dec 1, 2009
 

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There is a scam on people who list items for sale on craiglist locally (Glenns Falls, Plattburg & Vermont) 1 Screen name being used is "Bryan Cooker"

Scam works like this: They answer an AD to something you have posted. They agree to your price and say they are vaigue about payment. They use the term payment. "Payment has been mailed" And they request you remove the posting. Next day they send an email to you about how the "Payment sent to you was meant for another transaction" To "Deduct The purchase price and western union the difference" Then they say " I would like to think I wont have a problem with you western unioning the difference" They didn't get me.. But the way this scam works someone could be out the merchandise they posted plus the money they collected for it along with the additional 'difference' along with bank fees etc.
Not only did this prick waste my time by trying to scam me but I told 2 people that were legitimate buyers that the merchandise I posted was already sold.
me too

Lee, MA

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i have had the same thing. i was scammed so bad i actually got the check and noticed that the name was spelled wrong so i called the place where is was saposably from and they said to rip it up because somebody hacked their system and stole thier money. i was polite to the lady and said thanks very much and im sorry. these people said they would send someone to get the item and they would deduct 300 from the cost for the transport. they were a fraud. here are thier names:Rita Jones,Anthony Raul,class hunter
Jason

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Same Bryan cooker sent me 2money orders said what u said I knew it was a scam from the start beware.
Their still at it

Buffalo, NY

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Dec 19, 2009
 

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We just got a response to a craigslist post from Bryan Cooker (AKA Coker). He or she is setting up the scam as described above. The email addresses used are: cookyan@googlemail.com and bryancoker.coker98@gmail.com
Here how it starts:
"Thanks for the response.I am willing to pay your asking price.I will pay by a money order as its the only way i can pay you at the moment.I will make arrangement for the pickup after payment have been received by you.I don't mind adding an extra $30 so you can keep it in my favor.I would have loved to come take a look at it but i am presently out of town,send me some pictures.Reply with your name,phone # and mailing address where payment will be sent.I will let you know how i intend to pick it up.Please take the posting off craigslist today and consider it sold to me. Expecting to hear from you soon.
Warm Regards."
I think they may be in Canada, but I'm going to try to shut them down.
crazy

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MEET THE PEOPLE IN PERSON AND ONLY ACCEPT CASH ONLY!!!!!!!!!! YOU WONT GET SCAM
MORE Cranky

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crazy wrote:
MEET THE PEOPLE IN PERSON AND ONLY ACCEPT CASH ONLY!!!!!!!!!! YOU WONT GET SCAM
Right but...that does work out but...with craiglist.... EBAY has gotten SO BAD!!! People bid then dont pay Then you have to go thru a process that EBAY charges you for. YOU havent got a dime for your mechandise then EBAY says send it you'll be paid...if you dont you'll have bad EBAY credit... PEOPLE BID THEN THEY DONT PAY THEN YOU HAVE TO SEND IT TO THEM ANYWAY.
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Dec 20, 2009
 
With craigslist you can weed em out.. But with EBAY ....it's HEPAY!! Ebay has a scam all their own!
mister parfait

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Dec 21, 2009
 

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Bryan cooker emailed me with the same thing. They have my address. Should I be worried??????? I am not going to allow them to be scam me!
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Dec 21, 2009
 
mister parfait wrote:
Bryan cooker emailed me with the same thing. They have my address. Should I be worried??????? I am not going to allow them to be scam me!
i wouldnt worry about it too much...they called me once he had a heavy india accent.
mister parfait

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mister parfait wrote:
Bryan cooker emailed me with the same thing. They have my address. Should I be worried??????? I am not going to allow them to be scam me!
cool thanks you. I just emailed them and said I had second thoughts and am not going to sell the item. I just don't like the idea that t hey have my address. I don't want some person showing up at the house. You know?? I can deal with an asshole trying to steal my money over the phone. I don't want to have to deal with them in real life with my hand gun on my property. The last email I recieved said " i have given my partner the okay to send you payment. Screw it. The item is back on craigslist and they aren't dealing with me any longer thank you...
Dopey McDopefiend

Cobleskill, NY

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Dec 22, 2009
 

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Kids at home: Instead of sending the item actually paid for by the buyer, try sending a starving wolverine via UPS overnight to the buyer. You can do this 1 out of 30 times and still have a 97 percent good seller rating.
Jess

Utica, NY

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Jan 12, 2010
 
Other email addresses that this comes from are:

justmats22@googlemail.com Fred Stubbs

johndaviddani@yahoo.com John David

francis40075@yahoo.com John Morris

i listed a couple items at the same time and got three very similar emails from these addresses regarding the listed items.
I thought it was strange.
What a PITA
anon

Cobleskill, NY

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Jan 12, 2010
 
ebay is the way to go no way else
Notary Sojac

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I have done internet business for 10 years now! Both as buyer and seller. Ebay, Craigslist and other similar sites that specialize. I've had two or three scam attempts as buyer - ALL covered by eBay and PayPal! Even ended up with free merchandise in one instance.
I've bought some from Craigslist. No troubles yet, but many items are sold BUT NOT removed from CL!
I've never sold via Craigslist.
Selling Via eBay is difficult. They ONLY want you to take PayPal now or for most sales. YUK!
I also routinely buy and sell via gunbroker.com . A topnotch site, IMO.
I routinely search Google for all names and email addresses. If there is eben ONE negative hit for the same buyer or seller I do no business with them. If a buyer I block those sellers from my auctions.
But as always, "Caveat Emptor et Caveat Vendor."
Notary Sojac
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Jan 12, 2010
 
make a note on " flakelist.org "
jen

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Jan 22, 2010
 
just got an email from francis40075@yahoo.com John Morris. Typical situation as above. I read this board before responding to him. Thx
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Jan 24, 2010
 
Dopey McDopefiend wrote:
Kids at home: Instead of sending the item actually paid for by the buyer, try sending a starving wolverine via UPS overnight to the buyer. You can do this 1 out of 30 times and still have a 97 percent good seller rating.
I did this it worked thanks Dopey
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Jan 27, 2010
 

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This idiot Bryan Cooker just tried pulling the same crap with me regarding a guitar that I had advertised on Craigs List in NY.(see below) I googled him when I saw "warm regard" and found this site. So beware everyone, as s/he is still doing this...

From: bryan cooker (cookyan33@gmail.com)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: Wed 1/27/10 7:07 PM
To: sale-bgcqb-1572849645@craigsli st.org
** 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

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IS THIS ITEM STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
WARM REGARD
BRYAN
dhubb

West Shokan, NY

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Jan 28, 2010
 

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thank you for getting the info out there he almost got me today, but i had seen some thing earlier today about money order scams so i typed in his email address and it braught me here.his out of town thing was identical to the other stories here thanks dhubb
Dave

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Jan 28, 2010
 
We just received the identical response from Bryan Cooker as the Dec. 19 notes by "Their still at it."

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