Posts Tagged ‘Craig’s List’

Craig’s List E-Mail Scam

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Thanks to Google I learned of this scam in response to a printer we’re selling on Craig’s List.

The e-mail I got:

From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: New Canon PIXMA MX700 Office All-In-One Printer - $120 (Chelsea)
Date: April 24, 2009 11:27:16 AM EDT
To: [email protected]

Good to read from you and i believe we can continue on this
transaction because i don't like to beat around the bush and am not
here for games, I am buying this Item for my Spouse located Oversea
and i will be responsible for the shipping and handling cost, let me
know how much it will cost you to ship and All you have to do now is
to send me a money request for the total amount via paypal for me to
confirm if your account is still active or not or you get back to me
with your paypal registered email account as for me to remit the
payment. Please get back to me as soon as possible if you are still
interested to further with this transaction.and i will like if you can
ship the item through Unites State Poster Service International
Express Mail (EMS).... I will be looking forward to read from you.


I should have e-mailed back something creative, but I sent them a link to the article I found. Maybe they’ll have to vary the copy a little now.

Take that down and I will be done with craigslist.

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Oh the audacity… A response from Mr. Shawn G Hill of Superior Design Enterprises!

From: [email protected]
Subject: Blog Comments
Date: May 9, 2008 10:08:17 PM EDT
To: [email protected]


I noticed today that you have posted an extremely unnecessary and insulting comment about my company.

I do not have the time to read every ad in the WEB DESIGN category so I have a bot scan that category looking for new postings.

That blog post could hurt my small company. I wasn’t trying to piss you off. I was just trying to get to clients looking for web design help.

I will make a deal with you. Take that down and I will be done with craigslist.

Be Good,
Shawn G Hill