Craigslist Scam Emails

Here’s a craigslist scam email I recently received.  The dead giveaway is the emailer says he’s very interested and wants to purchase the item without even seeing it. He also sent emails with the exact same text about other items I had for sale.  He also starts the email with “Greetings”…. that’s how scammers outside the United States typical starts a email.

Here’s details about the scam –

—– Original Message —–

From: “David
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2016 9:09 AM

Greetings, can you send my uncle more information on your (item listed) ,we are so much interested and ready to purchase latest by Thurs.if its still available i will like to know your bottom price,maybe a little less.if you are ready to sell to us please send my uncle (John) the buyer your bottom dollar on this Email  dipoledqgtd at once you receive this message . i already notified him so he’s waiting to read from you . Thanks David

Here’s more scam emails… this email is the final “hook” and object of preceding emails this scammer sends…

From: Collins Cordwell (EMAIL =
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015


Thanks for your prompt response, I am still interested , Actually I am sorry that I could not longer come to pick it in person as planned, I actually just had a change in my work schedule but I believe am ok with the condition as seen on the advert as well as the price stated. I am ready to make  instant purchase with my mode of payment would being a Certified Bank Check via Postal service Express mail or UPS overnight delivery.

I’ll arrange for a local pick up as soon as you receive check, cashed it and have your money in hand, I promise you everything will go smoothly as I would like to have it asap.

Kindly get back to me with your Full Name, Full mailing Address, Cell Phone Number and Agreed price to sell. As soon as this is provided, payment will be overnight to you and I will let you know once mailed out  with tracking number sent to you. I will also add an additional $30 for in order you to hold it for me till the Check gets you.

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

Best Regards
Collins Cordwell

—– Original Message —–

Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015

Hi… I’m off at work today,I would be glad to come over today evening by 5:30PM. If not today,I can come on Tuesday,I get off work around 3:30 PM or when will you be available?.Pls Leave me your cell number and reach me @


—– Original Message —–
Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2015

I will need your cell number..I’m on my way to work right now,I would be glad to come over tomorrow morning after 10:00 If not on friday, I can come to you next Tuesday…. when will you be available?,I hope one of these dates will fit your schedule. Please reach me @