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|John Ferry ||Overpayment Scam|
||I had an item for sale on craigslist.com and this is what I received in an email, I reply and got this response.
Hi, I saw your ad on Craigslist, do you still have it available. Thanks
hanks for your reply concerning my inquiry. I am quite comfortable with the price and the condition of the item but due to the nature of my health, I can not make or receive phone call as I am Impaired. I will be adding $50 to the purchase price... I want you to hold it for me before any other interested person. Please provide your full name, Address and your Phone number so that I can send your payment. I will be paying you by Certified check. It will take 2 -3 days for the payment to get to you...As for delivery, I will make arrangements for the pick-up after you have received payment,If this meets your approval, kindly get back to me, as soon as possible, with your name, phone # and mailing address where payment will be sent, so that I can have my assistant get the Check ready.
Note: As soon as you have your money in hand, we can talk about the picking up of the item. I would like you to take the posting off craigslist.org today.
I responded and told him I was not born yesterday and would be reporting it.
Thanks for your help.
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Follow Ups/Extra Information
2012-10-22: Followup Information Added By Anonymous From |
||I had the same John Ferry respond to craigslist ad I had put out. After doing a little research online I found more of his emails that sounded incredably similar to mine. I recieved two seperate emails from different address. The first email said and I quote "Its this items still available for sale?do get back to me now" and after responded he replied with this:
"Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you
so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed
that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be
delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS) or FedEx , so I'll
need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate
the mailing of the check...
Name to be on the payment...........
Cell phone #................
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your
money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will
be delivered within 24hours.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and
will receive your calls via email **
N.B UPS/FedEx does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks"
Dont sell anything or give information to mr. "John Ferry"
2012-08-02: Followup Information Added By Rick Hall From 126.96.36.199 |
||I was selling an item on craigslist the emails are as follows.
Vickie Robinson email@example.com
Hi, I saw your ad on Craigslist today and would like to know if you still have it available. Thanks
Vickie Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org *****Note the difference in emails but same name****
Thanks for your response. I have so much interest in the item and would like to have a smooth deal with you as I am using craigslist for the first time. I want you to hold it for me before any other interested person and would be adding an extra $50 to the asking price.
Kindly provide me with your details for the payment to be issued and mail to you. Please provide your full name, Address and your Phone number so that I can send your payment. I will be paying you by Money Order. As for delivery, I will make arrangements for the pick-up after you might have received payment and clears your bank.
Note: As soon as you have your money in hand as I have no problem waiting till the Money Order clears your account before arranging for pickup., we can talk about the picking up of the item. I would like you to take the posting off craigslist.org today.