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Look what I got! It's been a long time, and I'm selling as much on Craigslist as I ever have been. But scammers have gotten so lazy, they don't even send the fake payments any more. It's been a few years since I've received a fake money order from a scammer. But I got a fresh one today! It's for $2180. The thing is, I've been on vacation for a week. And before that, I did have some communication with a few scammers, but I always report their emails to their ISP. So, their account is likely closed, which is why I haven't heard from them. So in short, I have no idea what this money order is even supposed to be for. Not that it matters. Another money order to add to the collection. I hate scammers.

  • paty
  • aw dang it.... thank u very much for this. i swear i would have spent more but i just had this FEELING so i stopped spending and just looked and found your blog. idk if u believe in God but i do and i believe ur the answer to my prayer. thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. God bless
  • November 17th, 2012 2:03 AM

  • John
  • Yeah he's definitely a scammer. Your bank is going to want all $2900 back. That "orphanage" is a scammer trying to get your money. You should go to your bank, talk to a manager, and explain the situation to them. And then also file a police report.
  • November 17th, 2012 1:58 AM

  • paty
  • its the green check looking paper at the very top (scamming scammers?). he sent it for the amount of 2900 and told me to keep a third of it and send the rest to an orphanage in kenya. so i deposited it and my bank told me i instantly had $200 available to spend and i spent some... all i gave him was my name number and address.
  • November 17th, 2012 1:55 AM

  • John
  • Well in the money order scams above, the idea is that the fake money orders they send me are for way more money than the item Im selling on craigslist. They claim the money order they sent me was a mistake, and they want me to send them the item, and the difference in price. So I cash the fake money order, send them the item, the difference in cash. Then weeks later, my bank tells me the money order was fake and that I owe them the full amount back. If you are being scammed, it could be a situation like that. But it's impossible to know without knowing all of the details of what is going on with your transaction
  • November 17th, 2012 1:49 AM

  • paty
  • shoot.... but theres no way for this guy to get my bank info is there? and why do they scam? what do they get out of it?
  • November 17th, 2012 1:45 AM

  • John
  • If you've deposited a fake money order, most likely what will happen is this: Your bank will eventually contact you and tell you it's fake, and that you owe them the money. Since you were scammed, I don't know if you actually owe them the money or not. But that will be a good time to get the police involved. Hopefully you don't get ripped off.
  • November 17th, 2012 1:39 AM

  • paty
  • hi. i was new on craigslist and i got offered a job by a lawyer which im guessing isnt a lawyer now that i came across this :( thing is ive deposited the check and ive already spent like... $70. so now whats going to happen? where did the money come from?
  • November 17th, 2012 1:36 AM
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