New Craigslist Scam Is Very Believable - Don't fall for it
You know how I hate scammers, especially the ones on Craigslist. Well, this one I almost believed. I got a text from someone interested in a ship model I have up on Craigslist:
So I told him I'd go check. I found an email from him:
Then an email from "Paypal:"
Then another email from "Paypal" immediately followed:
I checked the link for Walmart and sure enough, it did go to Walmart's real web site. But, when I clicked on "Click here" for Paypal customer service, SURPRISE!
I was not amused. I really do need the money. So I sent "Michael" the following:
I hope he *does* burn in hell. Now to report him. Sent both email with full headers to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for the "customer service" email address. The phone number 209-960-0570 traced back to what seemed to be a legit number (there were classifieds placed where this person was selling items online). I found out it belonged to Ring Central aka RCLEC in Texas. So I sent an email to LEGAL@RINGCENTRAL.COM and to firstname.lastname@example.org, who is the regulatory commissioner.
Add this number to your blocked list and keep fighting scammers!