Watch out for Craigslist Scammers!
How stupid do these people think we are? Okay, well at least I'm not that stupid.
I have an ad on craigslist for a vacation rental - I've got points in my wyndham timeshare account to use up this year.
Anyway, I had some interest from a guy in going to Daytona Beach the week of Labor Day, so I checked availability (amazingly, still some availability left!) and gave him a quote.
After exchanging a few emails, I got this response from him:
I have receive the confirmation from my secretary that the payment as
been issued out and was mailed by the courier company. It will be
delivered to your address a day from now according to the courier, but
to my greatest surprise the draft was issued out to the sum of $2850
instead of the actual cost of our stay . She claimed that i requested
for that amount to be issued out to you but am very sure i only made a
request for just the cost of our stay. This is a terrible mistake and
i was just informed about this so please once the check is delivered
please take it to your Bank and have it cashed You will then deduct
the cost of our stay plus an extra $50 to offset the cost of your run
around expenses. The rest of the fund should be sent to my travel
Agent via a Cash Transfer outlet the same day you receive the payment
so that travel Agent can book our tickets and Car hire service at
**I will need your immediate response via email assuring me that i can
trust you to handle this with utmost care and have the remaining fund
returned appropriately as requested and will hope that your intentions
remains noble though out the duration of this transaction**
Thanks for your anticipated support.
Yeah, sure, I'm gonna cash your counterfeit check, and send you the extra $2000.
If I actually do get a check from this dude I'm calling the FBI.