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 Response to my Craigslist Ad for a Room for Rent

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bettyb
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So I am pretty sure I have a scammer. Unfortunately she already has my real name via the emails we have sent each other. The first thing that got me was she is a clinical pharmacist who is moving here from London. She had some weird grammatical errors that just seemed off. We emailed back and fourth on basic stuff, she didn't ask too many questions on the property, which was kind of weird.
No exact amount for a deposit to "secure" the room has been discussed. She has asked me to take my ad down already (another warning sign) and said she would send a US money order. I replied and said I was more comfortable using Paypal, and she replied with this:
"My uncle is the one sending you the deposit. I am sorry he cannot send the money via Paypal."
Her other emails were very friendly.
I don;t want to give her my address, but I want to bust this a-hole because I am pretty positive I have a scammer.
Amy advice on how to go about busting this person?
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bettyb
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Her IP address is private
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome to eater bettyb Very Happy . If this scammer has your RL info drop him immediately, it's not worth the risk no matter how small. Get yourself a fake gmail addy and start again with him from that one. Read the stickies, read eater uni and if you want apply for a mentor. Have fun & BAIT SAFE Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Since this scammer has your details, its rather simple. Drop all contact.
Ninja'ed by Conga.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So I dropped her. I sent an email saying I would only do it using Paypal, and that the risks were to high to do it any other way and good luck in her serch for a roommate.

Oddly I asked her for references and got a reply from a "doctor" and "cousin" stating she had a 4 year work visa, "so finding a job will post no problem." Terrible english and grammatical conjugation errors.
Oddly why would you have a 4 year work visa for a 6 month consultation job that you supposedly already have secured? And wouldn't your "cousin" know that? If you're a pharmacist, why would a "doctor" be your boss?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi bettyb - and welcome to Eater!

If you'd still like to 'do something' about this scammer, then you could post their details and emails over at our sister site, ScamWarners. That will help to warn other people. This forum:

Rental Scams

is the place for this sort of thing. Please choose an anonymous username, though, and make sure you remove your own details from headers and from the text of the scammer's emails.

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It is your first time to use western union so therefore none can blame you. It is always like this at the first experience. - Yes lad, and at the second, and the third... you'll see.

I don't want to guess the number - But, lad, isn't that the best fun to be had with MoneyGram reference numbers?
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