mikship231@gmail.com

Hello,

Thanks for the swift response,as the furniture is still available, I
will send a check to cover the cost of my purchase as am completely
satisfied with the “ad”.I will need the details of whom & where to
mail the Check..It will be delivered by USPS…

1.Name to be on the check
2.Home address
3.Mobile #

Kindly delete the advert on Craig’s List as am totally committed to
buying from you and My mover will be coming over for the pick up after
you must have received and cashed the check, Also I would have love to
call but I’m a deaf, So please send me an email only.

Regards

mike stone
mikship231@gmail.com

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  1. I got the exact same email a couple of days ago. I decided to play along and asked for $400 to be sent which was the cost of furniture. I got another email 2 days later, saying the bank had messed up and the check was being sent for $2900 instead of $400. I was asked to deduct the cost of furniture plus an additional $100 as the cost of my running around. Then wire the remaining money to his moving person using a Western Union money transfer. Apparently he had already told the mover that the excess money was to be used to offset previous pending payments. I didn’t respond to the 2nd email and got a follow-up email yesterday saying that he is worried and needs to hear from ASAP regarding the transaction and whether “I could be trusted” to transfer excess funds to the mover!!! I decided to stop playing along at this point, since it wasn’t worth wasting any more time on this crap, so I sent him this link and said that a little google search told me what you are up to.. haven’t heard back since..

    • Here is another one – 3/29/2012. He responded almost immediately to my posting using, mike stone [mikship231@gmail.com]

      Hello,

      Thanks for the swift response,as the item is still available, I will send a check to cover the cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the “ad”.I will need the details of whom & where to mail the Check..It will be delivered by USPS…

      1.Name to be on the check
      2.Home address
      3.Mobile #

      Kindly delete the advert on Craig’s List as am totally committed to buying from you and My mover will be coming over for the pick up after you must have received and cashed the check, Also I would have love to call but I’m a deaf, So please send me an email only.

      Regards

    • BEWARE, they send a fake check that will be returned by your bank. After you wire the funds they request, your bank holds her liable for the insufficient funds caused by the return check and the scammers make off with the money you already wired. This is a common scam done by mail, email and text. I investigated this with my bank when my fiance received a 4600 check in the mail once. Always use cash or epay for online sales. Even with cash, spend a couple dollars to buy a counterfeit pen to check the cash. $20 bills are common fakes.

  2. Thanks for posting this stuff, guys. I received the exact email above and was suspicious. He is now using a second email address for responding. Both are posted here:
    mike stone and
    mike stone

    This guy is persistent.

    • This guy did the same to me using the name Jack Rockly then sent a check from a law firm which looked real. But he wanted me to pay a “mover” to get the stuff to him so he gave me a bigger check for the moving amount. The mover was an individual in Illinois. It’s a scam!! He will make you send money to him before the check clears. Don’t do it!!!!

      • I was also visited by mr rockly. I informed him I was adding his name again, to this thread I found. Thanks for the heads up. On my listing he was going to use a courier service. What a crock. People like this ruin everything.

      • Hey how are you…I think I just got duped by Mr Rockly…Did you have any issues with ID theft from this crackpot after giving name and address?? I’m just a tad concerned since he has name and address…but no ph #. Let me know…Thanks

  3. I received the EXACT same e-mail today 10/28/11. I replied telling him not to e-mail me again or I would report him. Thanks for taking the time to warn me about how he operates. It was suspcious and I wasn’t going to deal with him but now I know for sure!

  4. I got the same email today regarding some furniture I have for sale. I am glad I did a quick search and found this posting… you all saved me a lot of headache I am sure! Thanks.

    He used the name Mike Stone and the email mikship231@gmail.com

  5. Got the same email. If it sounds fishy on craigslist, it is fishy…no question about it.

    Thanks for everyone’s posts. Hopefully smart sellers will always google search their prospective buyers before trusting a stranger via email!

    My email was from mikship231 @ gmail as well.

  6. im selling a non running car and i received a message like this, i thought it was just another buyer and he asked for my adress, tel number, and name, and i gave it to him! im so scared, im only 17 and i dont need identity theft right now. now i know there isnt much he can do with all that but im still scared.

  7. Unfortunately, I got scammed by this same guy. I was fresh to this selling on craigslist. And thought great somebody wants to buy my camera. I actually received a fake email from paypal saying the deposit would be in my account within 24-48 hours. Expensive lesson learned. There are some very unscrupulous ppl out there.

  8. Still at it in February 2012. Almost bought it.

    Hello,

    Thanks for the swift response,as the item is still available, I
    will send a check to cover the cost of my purchase as am completely
    satisfied with the “ad”.I will need the details of whom & where to
    mail the Check..It will be delivered by USPS…

    1.Name to be on the check
    2.Home address
    3.Mobile #

    Kindly delete the advert on Craig’s List as am totally committed to
    buying from you and My mover will be coming over for the pick up after
    you must have received and cashed the check, Also I would have love to
    call but I’m a deaf, So please send me an email only.

    Regards

  9. He’s got another email address:

    bellymike1 @ gmail.com

    The first email asking if furniture was still available came in under this address. The second one (with the text mentioned above) came from Mike Stone at the mikship @ Gmail.com

  10. Same thing I got today, below I posted my response to this person, which he/she did not reply to. So sad that people like this are out there!

    My response:

    thank you for your swift response to my “ad”. Just give me your address and I will hand deliver the items requested and you can pay me. No worry, as I am deaf too so we can communicate with ASL.

    From: mike stone

    Hello,

    Thanks for the swift response,as the item is still available, I
    will send a check to cover the cost of my purchase as am completely
    satisfied with the “ad”.I will need the details of whom & where to
    mail the Check..It will be delivered by USPS…

    1.Name to be on the check
    2.Home address
    3.Mobile #

    Kindly delete the advert on Craig’s List as am totally committed to
    buying from you and My mover will be coming over for the pick up after
    you must have received and cashed the check, Also I would have love to
    call but I’m a deaf, So please send me an email only.

    Regards

  11. I got the same email after answering him about my item still having it.

    His first email asking if furniture was still available came in under this address. The second one (with the same text mentioned above word for word) came from Mike Stone at the mikship @ Gmail.com

    he got another email address listed below

    mike stone berrycurvecurve@gmail.com

  12. Hello, Thanks for the swift response,as the item is still available, I will send a check to cover the cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the “ad”.I will need the details of whom & where to mail the Check..It will be delivered by USPS… 1.Name to be on the check 2.Home address 3.Mobile # Kindly delete the advert on Craig’s List as am totally committed to buying from you and My mover will be coming over for the pick up after you must have received and cashed the check, Also I would have love to call but I’m a deaf, So please send me an email only. Regards

  13. Same email as the rest. he’s still doing it. Same email as those above. the deaf thing is a new one I haven’t heard before. lol

  14. This spammer first sent an e-mail asking if still available as Mike Stone (bellymike1@gmail.com). When I replied yes, he sent this under the e-mail of mikship231@gmail.com

    Hello,

    Thanks for the swift response,as the item is still available, I
    will send a check to cover the cost of my purchase as am completely
    satisfied with the “ad”.I will need the details of whom & where to
    mail the Check..It will be delivered by USPS…

    1.Name to be on the check
    2.Home address
    3.Mobile #

    Kindly delete the advert on Craig’s List as am totally committed to
    buying from you and My mover will be coming over for the pick up after
    you must have received and cashed the check, Also I would have love to
    call but I’m a deaf, So please send me an email only.

    Regards

  15. Here is another web address this same guy might be using I got an email last night about a TV that I am selling the same way that everyone on here has explained thank y’all so much for posting this I would of never known.

  16. I applied for a receptionist job in Burbank and below is what I received. Him or Her askiing for my credit report is what made me suspicious. I just ignored the jerk:

    You recently sent us a job application via our posting on Craigslist. We’re happy to inform you that after reading through your application, we want to bring you in for a meeting and discuss the position in-depth. This will be a group session, with our hiring manager present, and four other candidates.

    First, we ask that you verify the information you sent via your application by obtaining a credit report. This is in keeping with our company policy and standard procedure for any new hires we make. Be advised that a bad credit history does NOT hurt your chances for the position, and is simply to protect the company against possible issues in the future.

    Click here to receive your report. Once this step of the process has been completed, we will AUTOMATICALLY be notified that you are ready for the meeting. We are looking to get started in the next week or so, and it is imperative we move forward as quickly as possible. Please, DO NOT include any sensitive information in any emails. Please perform this step quickly, as we would like to fill the position very soon. Simply complete this step and I or Mr.Baker, our HR manager, will get back to you to set up a meeting.

    We appreciate your interest in our company and we look forward to seeing you soon,

    ———

    Kalus Roy

    HR Manager

    Homely Furnishings Inc.

  17. For an item I just posted, I received via the anonymous Craigslist email address a confusing question from a “jack rockly.” His reply email address was mikestone06011@gmail.com. Obviously, I won’t be replying. Thank you all for the previous posts!

  18. Same email, with the “can’t call, I’m deaf” otherwise I would have probably explored it further. Last time I checked there is technology that allows deaf people to use phones.

    jack rockly
    jack rokly

    This guy is a full time scammer!

    delete!

  19. I got the same email response when I posted my couch on Craigslist. In mine, he said he is “a deaf” so that is why he needs to send me money and then the mover. I was wondering why he wouldn’t send a friend over… Thanks everyone for posting.

  20. He is still at it… using multiple addresses
    “jack rockly”
    “jack rockly”

    Hello,
    Thanks for the swift response,as the item is still available, I will
    send a check to cover the
    cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the “ad”.I will
    need the details of whom &
    where to mail the Check..It will be delivered by Courier Service…

    1.Name to be on the check
    2.Home address ( No P.O Box )
    3.Mobile #

    Kindly delete the advert on Craig’s List as am totally committed to
    buying from you and My
    mover will be coming over for the pick up after you must have received
    and cashed the check, Also I would have love to call but I’m a deaf,
    So please send me an email only.

    Regards

  21. Yep…he emailed me today on a sofa I have for sale. So angry that people like this continue to scam others, especially those poor souls who don’t have a clue!

  22. * WARNING * HE’S STILL AT IT !!!!

    Got the same e-mail today:

    Hello,
    Thanks for the swift response,as the item is still available, I will
    send a check to cover the
    cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the “ad”.I will
    need the details of whom &
    where to mail the Check..It will be delivered by Courier Service…

    1.Name to be on the check
    2.Home address ( No P.O Box )
    3.Mobile #

    Kindly delete the advert on Craig’s List as am totally committed to
    buying from you and My
    mover will be coming over for the pick up after you must have received
    and cashed the check, Also I would have love to call but I’m a deaf,
    So please send me an email only.

    Regards

  23. 1/8/13 Just got the same thing. He is using Jack Rockly. So thankful for your postings, I would have never known!!

    Hello ,

    How are you doing? I want you to understand that the deal is on,my
    secretary as posted the payment promptly,but there was a little
    problem which I guess we can handle with care while she just notified
    me that the payment as been sent out to you,but instead of the actual
    amount she made out the check for $2800, She claimed that was what I
    requested for but she didn’t get me right.

    The payment has already been posted before I was informed, I wouldn’t
    want this to delay the sale as I have just rectified it with my Bank.
    All you have to do once you have the payment is to take it to your
    Bank,have it cashed and deduct the money for your good plus an
    additional $100 for the stress,I have put you through during the
    course of this transaction as well as for your running around.

    The excess fund on the payment will then be wired to my mover via
    Western Union that same day so that he can come for pick up as I
    already plan on using the excess on the payment to offset the cost of
    the various shipments they have undertaken on my behalf. Do let me
    know if I can count on you to send the excess to my mover and I’m
    sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused you. Thanks

  24. Well, Jack, the Rockly, is still up to no good. I received the same emails this morning regarding a tv I just listed on craigslist. The first email asked if the item was in good condition and still available, the second about sending a check…same as the previously mentioned emails. Sounded fishy from the get go. Thank goodness for google. I did send him an address back, though. I told him to please send the check to (our local police department). Haven’t heard back from him!

  25. In downsizing over the last two years preparing to move into a much smaller home, I have used CL to liquidate much of the extra in my home.

    I constantly have around 10-12 items on CL.

    I tried to use a paste and copied opening statement for each item. However, the CL program recognizes that as a duplicate item.

    I have also noticed that these scammers are getting better each week. They are studying us and finding methods to convince us that we must do what they say.

    A true CL buyer wants a deal and I have found that nine our of ten times, they attempt to negotiate your listed price.

    THE SCAMMER relieves you of that misery. He is willing to pay full price plus handling costs. I could probably write a book.

    Quick checks I use to qualify a buyer.
    1. email matches or resembles persons name
    2. they provide some personal info (buying for daughter etc…)
    3. They provide a phone number on the first reply
    4. I google their name, their email address, and any other pertinent info. I do this just for the sake of security as well. I want to know who is buying from me.
    5. You can find most real buyers on facebook. If you use facebook, log in and at the very top of your screen is a search bar. enter the individuals email address. I estimate that 80% of my good purchasers and nice people have had a facebook account.
    6. After getting their full name, I will also check facebook to learn something about them

    sounds like a lot of effort doesn’t it? It is not. It actually saves much time in eliminating no shows, bidders, price shoppers, etc..

    The point is Jack Rockly also replied to my furniture listing. I hit the CL scam button.

  26. Just an addendum to my previous post…I listed 3 items for a family member on craigslist and ebay classifieds yesterday. The emails I received this morning were from “Jack Rockly”. About an hour ago, my family member received a text message on his phone (it was on the listing) from someone who says he’s in Florida and wants one of the items, but can’t come personally to inspect the item because he has a sick wife so for him to give him his paypal information and he will send the money immediately and make arangements for shipping. My brother-in-law texted him back saying that he doesn’t have a paypal account and that he wants a certified check. The scammer responded by saying how safe and secure paypal is and he will basically only do it that way! So “Sellers Beware”! If it sounds fishy, it is! The number the text came from is 904-274-2383.

  27. Mr. Rockly is still “working” all the angles! Same response from him on item we had for sale. Our response:

    “Dear Jack, or is it Mike?
    Lucky for us our items sold last night, we have however forwarded your information to the e-crimes unit of our police department. Perhaps you can send your “mover” there.”

    Hopefully we won’t “hear” from him again. Lol!

  28. Hello, Thanks for the swift response,as the item is still available, I will send a check to cover the cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the “ad”.I will need the details of whom & where to mail the Check..It will be delivered by Courier Service… 1.Name to be on the check 2.Home address ( No P.O Box ) 3.Mobile # Kindly delete the advert on Craig’s List as am totally committed to buying from you and My mover will be coming over for the pick up after you must have received and cashed the check, Also I would have love to call but I’m a deaf, So please send me an email only. Regards

  29. I received an email from “Jack Rockly” in response to a resume I posted in Texas. I can’t confirm the address because CL obscured it. I did not respond.

  30. I got a text today wanting my pay pal ID same phone #. Wanted to send me $1500 for my white living room furniture. Told him that I only take cash and to bring it when he comes to pick up. I called the number and he hardly speaks English.

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  32. It happened to me! He sent me the exact template from Jack Rokly but said his name was Sean Wilson. He got my home address and cell number and was texting me from 978 710 8659.

    I am so nervous that he was that information. Did anyone who gave him that info run into trouble? Like identity theft or actual physical theft from their homes?

  33. I got this following text regarding my sofa I put on craigslist.

    (1/3)Thanks for the response,as the item is still available i want to buy it but i will pay you via a certified check and will also (2/3)wait for it to clear before my mover comes for the pick up.send me the following info.Name and Address not P.O Box .please kindly (3/3)delete the advert.i would have love to call but i have problem with my hearing please text or email only..sean

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