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February 21, 2013


My wife just saw what eventually appeared to me as a scam, and if you Google deanjane251@yahoo.com, you'll come to the craigslist scammer's page. But what I'm trying to understand is, how would they scam you using this tactic... is it done in baby steps... first they overnight a check and somehow, they can get access to your bank account? But glad I came across your post - confirms this was a scam...

Amazingly, in a followup response to a Seattle Craigslist ad for a turntable, I just got a similar email from a "James Kents" (I found your post by googling some of the text; his initial message actually had seemed legit) ...but now, some of the same bizarre verbiage...

"Thanks for quick response...let's do like this, actually i'm not in
town for now, I came to visit my daughter that just gave birth to a
bouncing baby boy so i wont be able to meet with you any longer but
am ok with the condition as seen on the advert, I'll proceed in
issuing a Check out to you and when you received the check , I will
make arrangement for pick-up. So get back to me with below details
asap.More so i don't mind to pay you additional $20 to withdraw the
advert for you to see how serious i am in the transaction
Address Not Pobox:
Postal Code:
Phone Number:
Last Asking Price:
And as soon as this is provided, the payment will be overnight to you
and i will let you know when its mailed out. I need you to be honest
with the sale as I am a God fearing person. Thanks,
"The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not
protect you."
Sent from my iPhone

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