Warning Scam!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SchultzLawnCare, Apr 1, 2008.


Scam or No Scam?

  1. Scam

    21 vote(s)
  2. Not a Scam

    1 vote(s)
  1. SchultzLawnCare

    SchultzLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    This is a email reply that i got from a craiglist advertisement that i posted.

    I'm kelly smith. i need a professionalHouseholder/JUNK
    things you move, to handle my Home within the state. i have been away
    from home over 2 months, am in { England, UK} for some special project
    and am almost done with it, so i need the required services above to be
    done, so if you are one of the list of professionlisted above , please
    mail me now, to take proper care and clean the environment before i
    arrive back home .Its 3 rooms apartment, 1 SittingRoom, 1Bathroom/Toilet
    and 2 Kitchen. This is all that you have to clean and tidy up the rest
    places and move the dirts and also help me move my loads to my cousins
    place which i shall provide to you the address soon.Arrange everywhere
    and mob the Floor and use your Equipment for that. I need this service
    fast, because i have to arrive to the state by next week or in 12
    days and i want thiscleaning/moving/removal before then, or when i
    arrived, i will stay in an Hotel for a Day or 2 days to enable you do the
    but for safety purpose i will call you as soon as i arrive in days
    time, then give you the keys of theHouse, so you can do this cleaning while
    am arround. I will forward the Pictures of the House to you in the
    next mail. I need your assistance and am Trusting you for this,cos its not
    that easy to entrust someone i have not seen in person, but i believe
    we all know each other one day and this will favour you well, cos am a
    very easy going person and well understanding. Money is not a bareer My
    Boss want to pay me off for the Project that i attend in UK., so he's
    paying me with U.SCashier Check/Money Orders, which can't be cashed in
    UK. If the payment(Check/Money Orders) is sent to you, so i want you
    the required amount for your Advance service charges, then send the rest
    fund or sum to my Travelling Agent, cos its for my Flight Ticket Fees
    to the states As soon as possible, then keep the remaining balance for
    me till i arrive tothe states. If your Location is far from my House,
    iwill pay for your Transport Down there for theCleaning and other
    proper house cleanimg to be neat. Note: money is not a bareer to me. i
    want you to know this before giving me yourinformation ,
    1. Can you be doing this for me weekly.
    2. How much will you charge me weekly.
    3. Tell me the amount you want to charge weekly forgetabout the
    distance, i will include that in my nextmail.
    4. I would like to pay you 1 month you 1 month upfront
    5. How much will it be for a month.
    If you are interseted doing this for me, i need thefollowing
    Details(information) Below:

    I need this information to issue the check, because ihave to do
    everything fast and also my Boss istravelling for Business purpose, so he
    needs thisinformation so he can issue the check and send it toyou ASAP,
    immediately he sends the check, i willforward the Courrier Tracking
    Number to you and itwill Deliver Unfailingly within 3 business days.
    iwant you to do a perfect work in my House. As soon as the information
    required from you is sentto me and the payment will be issued and get to
    youcontact address Asap coz it takes 3-4 business days toget delivered
    Looking forward to hear from you.N.B......Plz email me your referee;s
    information ..s_kelly_smith@yahoo.com
  2. Blueribbonlawns

    Blueribbonlawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    What the HELL!
  3. SchultzLawnCare

    SchultzLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    i didnt really understand what the heck she was trying to get to. so do you guys think its a SCAM??

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    Sounds a little fishy to me. I don't know if its a scam, but I wouldn't mess with it. Just my opinion.
  5. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,985

    Foreward it back to Craigslist. :eek:
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    That is absolutely, positively, without a doubt a scam.

    He sends you a check and asks you to deposit the check. You then send him money back from the check. Then after a couple of weeks your bank informs you that the check you deposited is bogus. It will take a couple of weeks to determine this because the check is from another country. His details will include you wiring the money to him.

  7. SchultzLawnCare

    SchultzLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    how do you send it back to them?
  8. ezgoer1969

    ezgoer1969 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    It is a scam lol. All of them are. They send you a check, quickly I might add. Then something happens or they need a portion sent to someone else for some reason. You cash it, send portion, then after you find out check is no good you are out of that money. I played along with a scammer a few weeks ago, had my fun. Never tried cashing the check though. After I received his check, all of a sudden his father needed surgery.
    Caution!! The checks look real, and your bank will allow you to deposit them. Only when the check is presented to the issuing bank do they realize account is no good. Then your bank withdraws the amount from your account. If you have sent anything back to the scammer, he just got paid and there is nothing you can do.
  9. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    This is definately a scam, or maybe this lady is on something????
  10. martyman

    martyman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    I've had dozens of those things from Craigs...they even warn you about it on Craigs...As soon as the words "MONEY ORDER" are in the wordage...blip I delete it.

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