Stop Craigslist Spam

Things you can do:

File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center:

Include a link to this site in your CraigsList ads.

Post a link to this site on Facebook or other social media sites.

Do not accept checks for anything!



8 thoughts on “Stop Craigslist Spam”

  1. Thanks for helping me avoid a possible scam.
    Re: / Mrs.Siara Katherine

    Here is the message I received upon sale of a Chinese screen (asking $750 Cdn) through craigslist

    Thanks for the prompt response.. I am quite okay with the condition of the item and your price and I am ready to buy it urgently as a surprise gift for my brother in-law, and i am at sea at the moment as i am a marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it. I really want it to be a surprise for brother in-law so i wont let him know anything about it until it gets delivered to him, i am sure he will be more than happy with it. I insisted on paypal because i don’t have access to my bank account online as i don’t have internet banking, but i can pay from my paypal account, as i have my bank a/c attached to it, i will need you to give me your paypal email address and the price so i can make the payments asap for it and pls if you don’t have paypal account yet, it is very easy to set up, go to and get it set up, after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with paypal so as to put the money through. I have a pick up agent that will come and pick it up after i have made the payments.


    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), 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………..
    Home address………..
    Zip Code…………..
    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 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone
    # and will receive your calls via email **

    N.B UPS does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks

  3. 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.


    • How are you doing today?Payment has been delivered through UPS today,Thanks for your honesty towards this transaction so far. Well, the overpayment is meant to cover the cost of shipment for the item alongside my other properties including tax and insurance plus the movers and agent fees.

      Please deposit the check today so that it clears by Tomorrow after the check has cleared,All you have to do is go the bank and have the rest of the money withdrawn in cash and have it sent to the movers information below via Money gram

      Name : Mary Brooke
      Address : 72 West Chicago Street
      City : Elgin
      state : IL
      Zip code : 60120

      Do let me know your schedule for the week regarding pickup as i have some other properties to be moved alongside the item. Please do act accordingly as agreed after deducting your money for the item, make the rest fund available to the movers via money gram at any of their outlet around you or check on http://www.moneygram. com {click find location} and check for their outlets around and get back to me with the transfer details below (as it appears on the receipt) so i can contact the movers for the pick-up at your location ….Deduct the money gram transfer charges from my fund also $50 for yourself (meant for any hassle or run around).

      1} Sender’s name and address
      2} Reference number which is the 8 digits reference on the Money gram receipt
      3} Actual amount sent after the fee had been deducted
      4} Scanned copy of the receipt or picture if possible

      Hope i can trust you with the overpayment? Your Honesty and transparency will be appreciated.

      Look forward to your email


      On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:58 PM, Tiara Wright wrote:

      ———- Forwarded message ———-
      From: María Jiménez
      Date: Sat, May 2, 2015 at 10:53 PM
      Subject: Re: King size Bedframe
      To: “”

      Ok. I understand things can be different when you are deaf and I can accomodate. My address is 6342 SW 38th Street. Miami, FL 33155. The bedframe is in great condition. Please, let me know when you are ready to send the movers to pick it up. Thanks.

      Sent from my iPhone

      On May 2, 2015, at 5:43 PM, Tiara Wright wrote:

      Thanks for getting back to me I will like to purchase your furniture but the only way i can pay you is through a Bank Certified Check which i will mail to you using UPS overnight delivery

      To make sure that everything goes smoothly i would wait for the it to clear before the pickup is done, I will be responsible for the pickup and it will be done by the movers and their payment will be included in the check i mail to you and this is all due to my disability (am deaf) and it makes it hard for me deal with this and it makes the transaction better and quicker.

      I know you were not expecting this and I would have loved to come for the viewing but i cant I really want it and am offering an extra $50 for you to delete the posting to show i want it as i am just settling into my new house i want good deals to furnish the apartment i stay in.

      if you are okay with this please send me extra pictures and get back to me with the following

      Your Full name
      Your Physical address (as UPS does not deliver to P.o.boxes)

      I await your response . thank you and stay blessed



    Thanks for the response,it’s my first time buying an item online and i’m gonna be glad if you can sell it to me.I’m presently in Iraq where i’m serving the country been a military officer,i wanna get the item for my daughter whom school overseas as a surprise birthday gift.I will pay you the sum of $1500 via PayPal for the item and shipping cost via USPS Global Express Mail International (EMS). I’m gonna need your PayPal email for the instant payment,i look forward in hearing from you.

  5. The body of this email has already been posted, but I have a couple different email addys for this one that are not here… <— original inquiry <— spam response

    Original: "Get back to me with your final price if you still have your item for
    sale.Looking forward to read from you…"

    After I responded: "Thanks Dear,
    I got your mail.
    The price is ok by me,I reside in Utah but needs to purchase for my Son that traveled to West Africa for his international studies,he is with his Father who was transferred to work at the United States Embassy in west Africa and i want to send him a birthday gift because his birthday is coming up soon..I would have come to pick it up myself but because of distance and nature of my work as a medical doctor at Mormon Tabernacle Choir extension in South Utah,my days are always busy.Please if you do have a paypal account,provide it to me so that I Make the payment to you Or your Full name,Full contact Address,City,State and Zip Code if you wish to receive the money through money order,i can send it straight to your residence.I will be paying you the total of $650 for both the cost price and the shipping…[Please i need the information fast so that your payment will reach you before tomorrow to enable you ship the Packages fast.
    Thanks for your understanding.

    Dr Jennifer.."

  6. David Mart (
    To:you Details


    Thank you so much for your response, I’ve been working really long weeks at work so I won’t be able to meet with you before purchase, but am ok with the price and condition as shown on
    the advert, I’ll proceed in issuing a check to you and when you receive the payment and it clears, I will make arrangement for pickup. So get back to me with below details asap.

    Full name :
    Physical Address (Only,not po box):
    City, State, Zip:
    Your cell Phone Number:
    Deal Price:

    As soon as this is provided, payment will be overnight to you through FED-EX next day delivery and I will let you know then tracking number of the package. I will also add an additional $50 for
    keeping other buyers off till my check gets to you, also please delete the posting or mark as sold.

    Thanks and I hope we handle this in good faith while waiting to hearing from you.

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