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Fatasha Ruffin

So I’ve been thinking of upgrading the 15 year-old TV I got for $7 at a garage sale. It’s been good to me, but lately its picture has started to blur and its color has started to fade. It actually lasted about 2 years, which is 23.5 months more than I expected to get out of it.

So, as is my nature, I used the lethal combination of Craigslist and RSS Ticker to start looking for LCD or plasma TVs. I’ll most likely end up buying one from Circuit City just for the peace of mind of knowing it’s brand new and has a warranty, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to look for a deal. (As an aside, if you have a new TV that you’re happy with, feel free to recommend it to me.)

A few days pass with the only results being clocks with LCD panels or wall units designed to hold plasma TVs, but then this morning, I saw a listing for a 32? LCD HDTV for $450:

THIS HAS 2 MONTHS OF VERY LIGHT USE AS ITS BEEN IN STORAGE MOST OF THE TIME SINCE I GOT IT, AND THERE IS 2 YRS WARRANTY ON IT, ORIGINAL RECEIPT AND WORKS GREAT. IT ALSO COMES WITH THE CABLES AND WALL MOUNT. I’M SELLING IT BECAUSE I NEED SOME MONEY URGENTLY TO SETTLE SOME ISSUES. EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE INTEREST.

I looked up the TV at a retailer and saw that it normally sells for $1200+, so my scam-o-meter jumped pretty high (‘settle some issues’?), but I figured that it couldn’t hurt to check it out, so I e-mailed and asked for more information, a better picture, etc. Also, the posting didn’t carry the normal ‘this is in or around City X,’ which I found suspicious.

A couple hours later, I received a reply from one Fatasha Ruffin:

The TV is still available for sale and in great condition it also includes the warranty which is having 2yrs on it.I’m selling it so cheap becasue I need an urgent payment to take care of an issue I want to assure you of one thing that despite the fact I’m selling it so cheap it is still working perfectly and I have only used it for 2 months.

Ok, her story jives with the posting so far’

It is at fedex location in wyoming .

What now?

Please don’t get confussed about the TV at fedex location in wyoming

Oh, ok, because I was pretty confused. Thanks for the reassurance.

the reason is due to the fact that I almost lost it to a scammer there so I had to instruct fedex to hold it up for me at their office.

Those darn scammers, trying to take advantage of poor Fatasha.

If you are interested in buying it I’ll not be able to receive cash because I’m kinda busy working on a case in Florida right now.

Apparently she’s a lawyer or a social worker’ Maybe a detective.

all I will need to proceed is your contact info so I can get it shipped to you.

Great! My name is Chris Finke, my address is – oh wait, maybe I should read the rest of the e-mail.

As for the payment Money order or Western union will be ok. But, I would prefer you making the payment through western union money transfer because that will be much easier and convenient to me. once I get the plasma shipped to you,

Plasma? She must mean LCD; it’s ok, lots of people get them mixed up.

I will provide you the shipment label and tracking number for you to confirm it has been shipped. Once you confirm it has been shipped you will send ($150) part of the payment upfront and when the TV gets to you, you then send me the remaining balance. you can reach me at (850)3030084

Alright, all joking aside, this is where it becomes completely completely obvious that it’s a scam. She sends me the tracking number for some piece of crap, I send her $150, I get said piece of crap, she disappears. Assuming that she must have pulled this kind of thing before, I search for ‘Fatasha Ruffin’ and get a few hits:

Here, she was selling a 50? plasma that she had only had for three months for $450. She had a different e-mail address, but she was still selling the tv ‘because I need an urgent money to take care of an issue.’ She must have a lot of issues.

Here, the TV is once again a 50? plasma (only $400, what a deal!), but the e-mail address has changed again.

Fatasha has also tried to sell high-end TVs in Ohio, New York, Maryland, Austin, Georgia, Ontario, DC, North Carolina, Halifax, and Winnipeg using the e-mails childtrip@gmail.com, fatasha.ruffin06@yahoo.com, fatasharuffin002@gmail.com, fatasha.ruffin02@gmail.com, and fatastered02@yahoo.com.

Her 850 area code means she (or he) is somewhere in northern Florida, and the 303 prefix maps to Lynn Haven, FL, but WhitePages.com happily tells me that the number is a cell phone, so no hope for mapping that to an address without the carrier’s assistance.

So, to sum up: Fatasha is a scammer, I’ve spent way too much time on this, but at least all of this information will now be spidered and accessible outside of cached deleted CraigsList posts. If I’m not the #1 ‘Fatasha Ruffin’ search result in a week, I’ll eat my hat.

Oh, and by the way: I tried calling her number several times, but it was always busy. She must be very busy working on her case.

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25 thoughts on “Fatasha Ruffin

  1. Curtis says:

    Hey. Thanks for this post. I just found a posting for this tv in Seattle and was very suspicious upon receiving the same e-mail you just received. I decided to search for her name (which sounded quite fake to me) on google, and lo and behold, your blog was the first thing with her name on it. So you don’t have to eat your hat. Anyway, glad your post was here, just so I wouldn’t wonder if I had passed up an amazing deal on that plasma. Peace.

  2. Stacy says:

    Thanks! You can add Dallas Tx to the scammer list. Just found the same add on Craigs List today. I saw the add for a minute, just long enough to place my inquiring email and by the time I got back it had disappeared. Then this wild and crazy email. Thanks for taking the time to post! I guess it’s always good to follow the old advice: “If it sound too good, it probably is!”

  3. Charlie says:

    This is definitely a scam. I got jooked out of $150 and still in contact with (fatasha ruffin) so called. which will probably end tomorrow. To good to be true.

  4. Meg says:

    This scam has also been on Craigslist in NY. Funny how the posting disappears from Craigslist shortly after someone responds to it…….

  5. Mike says:

    So what happend when she sent you the confermation from fed ex did you get ne thing or did it just be a fake comfermation number? oh yea add portland oregon to the list.

  6. James Pappas says:

    ANATOMY OF A SCAM – THE FED EX DROP POINT TV SCAM

    Starring: Kenneth Schlein, Wendy DeLuca, JasonDeGregorio, Brenda Williams, Fatasha Ruffin, and the Nigerian Not Ready For Prime Time Players

    I posted my e mails with them at

    Here is the key to the scam – they use the web generate a legitimate FX tracking number and send you a fed ex tracking number that appears on the website – if you read it carefully it says “PACKAGE INFORMATION TRANSMITTED: – and the trick is that they get a tracking number – you assume that a package has been actually dropped off, however – it is only notice of intent to ship – thus the old saw- when you assume you make an ass/u/me. They then want the partial payment Western Unioned to Mr. Richardson in Nigeria to show that you too are honest.

    When confronted with the Fed Ex issue they claim the movement cannot be tracked for security purposes — a really bad acting job — anyway — NJ law enforcement believes that a US based Nigerian in Fla. is working with homeboys back in Lagos to run this scam – maybe CL will wake up and post a real warning- Fed Ex and Western Union need to have their feet held to the fire- but anyone who falls for this is either greedy, a moron, or both.

  7. 419scameater says:

    Latest Update: Scammers now using names Diana Jones and Diana Adams with Yahoo e mails – On Sept. 7 Craigs List removed postings for $ 420 Plasma TV’s in Atlanta (Toshiba 42WP56P); Austin (Artico PDD-42); Boston (Pioneer PDP-427XP); Denver (Pioneer 50 LXD); LA, (HPR 6372), Vegas (NEC), Orange County (The 42 (107cm)), Philly (Toshiba 50 HP81), and DC (Sony 40 XBR) …. primarily using name of Kenneth Schleinof Houston, Texas–

    THIS IS THE KEY – THE FED EX TRACKING NUMBER THEY SEND IS LEGIT BECAUSE FED EX ISSUES A NUMBER UPON PACKAGE DATA BEING TRANSMITTED- TRANSMITTED PEOPLE – THIS DOES NOT MEAN THERE IS A PACKAGE — SCAMMERS FOLLOW UP WITH AN E MAIL FROM A BOGUS FED EX ADDRESS, THESE ARE THE ONLY THINGS THAT GIVE THIS RIDCULOUS SCAM ANY CREDIBILITY

    IF CRAIG”S LIST HAS FINALLY WISED UP, THEN FED EX SHOULD DO THE SAME OR THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS FLAW-

    ALSO SEE THE FATASHA RUFFIN- WENDY DE LUCA_ BRENDA WILLIAMS _ KENNETH SCHLEIN- JASON DEGREGORIO THREAD AT CRACKERS UNITED

  8. Charles says:

    He use Kenneth Schleinof in NJ too.

    This is his email to me:

    ****************
    Yes. I haven’t sold it yet but I’m receiving too many messages already. I think I will have to remove my AD from craigslist. Well I know you will say it sounds too good to be true but I’m sure you wouldn’t be interested if it wasn’t this cheap. It’s like new with no scratches, no burns, no bad pixels and in perfect conditon. The plasma came with a yr warranty and also has a yr extended warranty and it’s only 4months old and it’s going with the wall mount. I have the purchase receipts and the warranty receipts as well. I’m selling this for only $450 because I need a quick sale and use the money for another issue so I must sell this ASAP. The plasma is at a fedex location in Maine. I shipped it to a scammer in Maine but was lucky enough to discover his plot before he received it so it is still in the FedEx Kinko in Maine. No problem about the location, It will be shipped to you anywhere you are and I will also take care of the shipping charges. If you are interested, let me know on time so I will hold it up for you and payment is needed urgently. Although I wouId love to receive cash, but I can’t because I’m not available right now. You will send me your full name and address so I will ship the plasma to you through fedex 2day delivery, then I will send you the tracking number and a copy of the shipment label, you track it and when you have confirmed it, you will send part of the payment, $150. So when you receive the plasma and have confirmed it is in perfect condition, you will send the remaining balance of $300 to me. I hope you can be trusted. I will accept part payment via western union. Western union money transfer is preferrable because it is the fastest and since I need the money urgently. kindly get back to me asap if you are really interested. If you want proof, I can send you a copy of my driver’s license to prove to you this deal is legit. Call me or just email me back.

    Kenneth

  9. 419scameater says:

    The various Plasma and LCD TV’s posted in nearly every city for 400-450 are a scam based in Miami and Nigeria that has you Western Union $ 150 or more to bail out a ‘stranded boy in
    Nigeria’ – it sounds stupid but their trick is that they generate an Authentic Fed Ex Tracking Number based upon a flaw in the Fed Ex system that allows any web user with a FedEx account to generate a number and a tracking slip based upon simple transmission of package data showing a 146 lb package – THIS DOES NOT MEAN there is a package – they follow up with a bogus fed ex email – but claim you can’t track otherwise track the package due to security measures put in place because – get this – the TV was saved from a scammer – details here –

    You are warned:
    http://crackersunited.com/blog/index.php/2006/08/23/fatasha-ruffin/
    http://blog.efinke.com/2006/08/02/fatasha-ruffin/
    http://blog.efinke.com/2006/08/02/fatasha-ruffin/
    http://blog.efinke.com/2006/08/09/fatasha-jason-jason-fatasha/
    seattle-tacoma craigslist > seattle > electronics > HDTV Plasma Television (Samsung HP-R5072 50″)
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    HDTV Plasma Television (Samsung HP-R5072 50″) – $450
    ________________________________________
    Reply to: sale-204555605@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-09-08, 7:38AM PDT

    Very serious OFFER. Plasma TV in perfect working condition, no burns, no bad pixels, clear and stunning picture, sad to part with but has to go since I am moving to a smaller apartment and needs the cash from it for something urgent. Email me me if interested, serious enquiries only, not negotiable, will not drop price on this deal, I am selling at this low rate because I need a quick sale. Email me for details. Hurry before it’s gone.

    HDTV Plasma Television (Samsung HP-R5072 50″)
    Key Features
    Flat Panel Type Plasma

    Screen Size 50 inch

    Contrast Ratio 10,000:1

    Digital TV Standard HDTV

    Display Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
    Display Capabilities
    Digital TV Standard HDTV – HDTV receiver is integrated.

    Broadcast Format Displayed 720p (HDTV) • 480p (EDTV) • 480i (SDTV)

    Broadcast Format Supported 1080i (HDTV) • 720p (HDTV) • 480p (EDTV) • 480i (SDTV)

    Built-in Tuner ATSC • NTSC

    Native Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Image Quality
    Comb Filter 3DYC / 3D Digital

    Display Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels

    Brightness 1300 cd/m²

    Output Color 68700 million colors

    Viewing Angle 175

    Adjustable Color Temperature With Adjustable Color Temperature
    Remote Control
    Remote Control Multibrand

    Illuminated Remote Non-Illuminated
    Audio Features
    Audio Type Virtual Surround

    MTS Stereo SAP / MTS Stereo

    Audio Leveler With Audio Leveler
    Technical Features
    Picture in Picture With PIP

    Parental Control V-Chip

    Sleep Timer With Sleep Timer
    Connectors
    Rear Input Connectors S-Video x 2 • Component x 2 • Composite x 2 • HDMI x 1 • RF x 1
    Screen Text
    Channel Labels With Channel Labels

    Closed Caption on Mute Without Closed Caption On Mute
    Speakers
    Number of Speakers 2 Speakers

    Speaker Power 2 x 15 Watt
    Dimensions
    Width 48.5 in.

    Depth 3.75 in.

    Height 32.56 in.

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    las vegas craigslist > electronics > Pioneer PDP 424MV – Plasma panel – 42″ – widescreen – HDTV
    last modified: Fri, 8 Sep 07:40 PDT
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    Pioneer PDP 424MV – Plasma panel – 42″ – widescreen – HDTV – $450
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    Reply to: sale-204556427@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-09-08, 7:40AM PDT

    Very serious OFFER. Plasma TV in perfect working condition, no burns, no bad pixels, clear and stunning picture, sad to part with but has to go since I am moving to a smaller apartment and needs the cash from it for something urgent. Email me me if interested, serious enquiries only, not negotiable, will not drop price on this deal, I am selling at this low rate because I need a quick sale. Email me for details. Hurry before it’s gone.

    Pioneer PDP 424MV – Plasma panel – 42″ – widescreen – HDTV
    Dimensions & Weight
    Width 40.1
    Depth 3.5
    Height 24
    Service & Support
    Type 1 year warranty
    Header
    Product Line Pioneer PDP
    Model 424MV
    Manufacturer Pioneer
    Packaged Quantity 1
    Audio System
    Speakers Included 2 speakers
    Sound Output Mode Stereo
    Television Type Plasma panel
    Technology Plasma (PDP)
    Diagonal Size 42
    Color Support Color
    Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 853 x 480
    PC Interface DVI
    PC Interface VGA (HD-15)
    Widescreen Widescreen
    Video Features
    HDTV Ready Yes
    EDTV Ready Yes
    TV Type High Definition monitor

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    los angeles craigslist > SF valley > electronics > Pioneer 50″ widescreenHDTV PDP 5060HD PureVision plasma with TV tuner
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    Pioneer 50″ widescreenHDTV PDP 5060HD PureVision plasma with TV tuner – $450
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    Reply to: sale-204556435@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-09-08, 7:40AM PDT

    Very serious OFFER. Plasma TV in perfect working condition, no burns, no bad pixels, clear and stunning picture, sad to part with but has to go since I am moving to a smaller apartment and needs the cash from it for something urgent. Email me me if interested, serious enquiries only, not negotiable, will not drop price on this deal, I am selling at this low rate because I need a quick sale. Email me for details. Hurry before it’s gone.

    Pioneer 50″ widescreen HDTV PDP 5060HD PureVision plasma with TV tuner
    Dimensions & Weight
    Width 48.2
    Depth 3.6
    Height 28.2
    Service & Support
    Header
    Product Line Pioneer PDP
    Model 5060HD
    Manufacturer Pioneer
    Packaged Quantity 1
    Audio System
    Speakers Included 2 speakers
    Sound Output Mode Stereo
    Surround Sound Effects SRS Focus
    Television Type Plasma panel with TV tuner
    Technology Plasma (PDP)
    Diagonal Size 50
    Color Support Color
    Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Series PureVision
    Resolution 1280 x 768
    Diagonal Size (cm) 127
    Widescreen Widescreen
    TV Tuner
    Multi-channel Preview Split screen
    Multi-channel Preview Picture-in-picture (PIP)
    Secondary Audio Program (SAP) Yes
    Video Features
    HDTV Ready Yes
    EDTV Ready Yes
    TV Type High Definition TV

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    LG 42PX5D – Plasma panel with TV tuner – 42″ – widescreen – HDTV – $450
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    NEW JERSEY
    Philips 50PF9630A – HDTV plasma with TV tuner – 50″ – widescreen – $450
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    baltimore craigslist > electronics > LG 50PM1M 50 inch HDTV Plasma TV
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    LG 50PM1M 50 inch HDTV Plasma TV – $450
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    miami craigslist > electronics > 43″ – widescreen – HDTV Pioneer PDP 434CMX – Plasma panel –
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    43″ – widescreen – HDTV Pioneer PDP 434CMX – Plasma panel – – $450
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    chicago craigslist > city of chicago > electronics > Samsung PPM50M5H – Plasma panel – 50″ – widescreen – HDTV
    last modified: Fri, 8 Sep 09:40 CDT
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    Samsung PPM50M5H – Plasma panel – 50″ – widescreen – HDTV – $450
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    Very serious OFFER. Plasma TV in perfect working condition, no burns, no bad pixels, clear and stunning picture, sad to part with but has to go since I am moving to a smaller apartment and needs the cash from it for something urgent. Email me me if interested, serious enquiries only, not negotiable, will not drop price on this deal, I am selling at this low rate because I need a quick sale. Email me for details. Hurry before it’s gone.

    Samsung PPM50M5H – Plasma panel – 50″ – widescreen – HDTV
    Dimensions & Weight
    Width 47.4
    Depth 3.8
    Height 28.5
    Miscellaneous
    Header
    Product Line Samsung
    Model PPM50M5H
    Manufacturer Samsung
    Packaged Quantity 1
    Television Type Plasma panel
    Technology Plasma (PDP)
    Diagonal Size 50
    Color Support Color
    Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1366 x 768
    Diagonal Size (cm) 127
    PC Interface DVI
    PC Interface VGA (HD-15)
    Widescreen Widescreen
    Progressive Scan Progressive scanning (line doubling)
    Video Features
    HDTV Ready Yes
    EDTV Ready Yes
    TV Type High Definition monitor

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    dallas craigslist > electronics > 55″ – widescreen – HDTV (Samsung HP-P5581) Plasma with TV tuner –
    last modified: Fri, 8 Sep 09:40 CDT
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    55″ – widescreen – HDTV (Samsung HP-P5581) Plasma with TV tuner – – $450
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    Reply to: sale-204556528@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-09-08, 9:40AM CDT

    Very serious OFFER. Plasma TV in perfect working condition, no burns, no bad pixels, clear and stunning picture, sad to part with but has to go since I am moving to a smaller apartment and needs the cash from it for something urgent. Email me me if interested, serious enquiries only, not negotiable, will not drop price on this deal, I am selling at this low rate because I need a quick sale. Email me for details. Hurry before it’s gone.

    55″ – widescreen – HDTV (Samsung HP-P5581) Plasma with TV tuner –
    Model HP-P5581
    Manufacturer Samsung
    Dimensions & Weight
    Width 56.1
    Depth 3.5
    Height 22.8
    Header
    Product Line Samsung
    Packaged Quantity 1
    Audio System
    Sound Output Mode Stereo
    Surround Sound Effects SRS TruSurround XT
    Television Type Plasma panel with TV tuner
    Technology Plasma (PDP)
    Diagonal Size 55
    Color Support Color
    Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1366 x 768
    Diagonal Size (cm) 140
    Widescreen Widescreen
    Progressive Scan Progressive scanning (line doubling)
    TV Tuner
    Multi-channel Preview Split screen
    Multi-channel Preview Picture-in-picture (PIP)
    Secondary Audio Program (SAP) Yes
    Video Features
    SDTV Ready Yes
    HDTV Ready Yes
    EDTV Ready Yes
    TV Type High Definition monitor

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  10. Char says:

    Add Las Vegas to the list. I was lucky enough to read the warning on CL and stop payment on my Western Union transfer.

  11. James Pappas says:

    Here are the three form letters they use – I wish I could post the Kenneth Schlein license and the Fed Ex forms as well:

    http://crackersunited.com/blog/index.php/2006/08/23/fatasha-ruffin/

    http://blog.efinke.com/2006/08/09/fatasha-jason-jason-fatasha/

    http://blog.efinke.com/2006/08/02/fatasha-ruffin

    new york craigslist > queens > electronics > Sharp Aquos LC-37GD4U 37 in. HDTV LCD Television
    last modified: Fri, 25 Aug 15:01 EDT
    Reply to: sale-198800031@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-08-25, 3:01PM EDT

    Still like new. Comes with the remote, manual, receipts and a 2year warranty which is transferable. I have used it for three months but still works perfectly and has no scratches. I’m selling it because I need an urgent money to take care of an issue. If you are interested do get in touch with me.
    Specs:

    dallas craigslist > electronics > 55″ – widescreen – HDTV (Samsung HP-P5581) Plasma with TV tuner –
    55″ – widescreen – HDTV (Samsung HP-P5581) Plasma with TV tuner – – $450
    ________________________________________
    Reply to: sale-204556528@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-09-08, 9:40AM CDT

    Very serious OFFER. Plasma TV in perfect working condition, no burns, no bad pixels, clear and stunning picture, sad to part with but has to go since I am moving to a smaller apartment and needs the cash from it for something urgent. Email me me if interested, serious enquiries only, not negotiable, will not drop price on this deal, I am selling at this low rate because I need a quick sale. Email me for details. Hurry before it’s gone.
    Specs

    Specs:
    north jersey craigslist > electronics > Pioneer 507XD-WU Plasma TV
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    Pioneer 507XD-WU Plasma TV – $420
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    Reply to: sale-200787306@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-08-30, 8:22AM EDT

    The Tv is just two months old and still very new with no scratches.The Tv is still in its perfect and good condition.It comes with its original reciept together with a transferable warranty.I’m selling it at this price because the money is needed urgently to see to some matters.Only serious buyers are eligible for this offer.
    SPECS:

  12. James Pappas says:

    SCAM UPDATE; NEW NAMES- DIANA JONES, TV IS NOW NEW AND SELLING FOR $ 349 – CENTRAL CITY LOCATION POSTED – THE WARNINGS ARE HAVING AN EFFECT>

    chicago craigslist > city of chicago > electronics > PANASONIC 58″ TH-58PX60U HD PLASMA TV TH58PX60U
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    H&B HP-6300BN 63″ Plasma TV (HD)!

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    New Pioneer PDP-6070HD 60″ 1080p Plasma & Free Goodies!

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    HITACHI 55″ 55HDM71 HD PLASMA TV; BRAND NEW UNIT!!

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    OVERVIEW – Pioneer pdp6070hd 60 inch HDTV Purevision Plasma TV Display:
    The PDP-6070HD is the newest 60 inch display in Pioneer’s Purevision Plasma Tv series.

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    ORION PK-8401 NEODIGM 84″ PLASMA DISPLAY TELEVISION NEW

    FEATURES:

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    PANASONIC 58″ TH-58PX60U HD PLASMA TV TH58PX60U

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    Description:

    HD Ready!

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    ORION PK-8401 NEODIGM 84″ PLASMA DISPLAY TELEVISION NEW

    FEATURES:

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    H&B HP-6300BN 63″ Plasma TV (HD)!

    Description:

    HD Ready!

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    PANASONIC 58″ TH-58PX60U HD PLASMA TV TH58PX60U

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    HITACHI 55″ 55HDM71 HD PLASMA TV; BRAND NEW UNIT!!

  13. James Pappas says:

    ANOTHER DAY_ ANOTHER CRAIGS LIST PLASMA SCAM – THIS ONE CLAIMS A $ 349 SET IS IN THE UK- YOU WESTERN UNION THE $$$ THERE TO ‘AMAZON SQUARE TRADE – OF COURSE AMAZON.COM is LEGIT AND SO IS SQUARE TRADE – BUT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AMAZON SQUARE TRADE – THIS IS A KNOWN AS A SPOOF WEBSITE AND IS A PURE SCAM- WAKE UP PEOPLE :

    http://crackersunited.com/blog/index.php/2006/08/23/fatasha-ruffin/

    http://www.carbuyingtips.com/fraud.htm

    Amazon Square Trade” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 06:31:23 -0500
    Subject: Here is the invoice for: Bruce Wayne

    WORKING WITH

    Amazon Square Trade Transaction Started —-

    Item # 208830364

    Dear , Mr. Bruce Wayne

    Our customer require the payment to be done through Western Union money transfer service.
    If you are not familiar with the Western Union money transfer services please visit: http://www.westernunion.com. If you want to locate the nearest Western Union Office in your area please click here. You have to pay with cash at any Western Union Office.

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    Item information: (Product description)
    Cost information: (Product price)

    Item name: Plasma Tv
    Item number: 208830364
    Sender: Bruce Wayne
    Sent from: 700 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, Pa. 19106
    USA
    Price: US:$349.00
    Shipping: US:$ (FedEx Express)free
    Receiver: Thomas Wilson
    Sent to:

    369 Portobello Road
    London W10 5SG,
    United Kingdom

    Important!

    Payment information: (How to pay)

    Locate the nearest Western Union Office near you (available here)
    Make the payment using money transfer to one of our Amazon Square Trade Agent name listed below

    Payment Address 1
    Payment Address 2

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    117 High Street North
    London, E6 1HZ
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    Tue, 19 Sep 2006 02:30:22 -0700 (PDT)
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    Subject: Re: TV
    To: “Jimmy Daskal”

    Right now I’m in UK and I don’t have access to a phone number.So please
    if you have questions please e-mail me.
    Best Regards

    wrote:
    Hey, do I still have a shot at this deal ?

    Thomas wilson wrote:

    In order to start the process I need your full name and address for delivery:
    First name:
    Last name:
    Address:
    City:
    Post Code:
    Country:
    I’ll forward your details to a third party: Amazon Square Trade, if it is all right they will contact you via email with all the instructions regarding payment!
    I have a lot of money in my Square Trade account for protection of my buyers so in the case that you are not satisfied with the item you will get a full refund!
    In the email from Amazon Square Trade you’ll see the protection that you have in this transaction!
    Best Regards
    wrote:

    Ok, so what’s the deal- this sounds awesome- almost too good- what is teh catch -what part of town are you in ?

  14. James Pappas says:

    POSTED ALL OVER CL- ANOTHER UK PLASMA SCAM
    Hello,

    I still have the TV. It’s just like new, no scratches, no signs of intensive use and has 6 months old and 6 months of transferable warranty left. I am the only owner. I bought it new. I have attached some pics with the TV to this e-mail so you can see it’s condition.
    My name is Ann-Margret Calitri and I am now in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
    I hope you are still interested and we can make the deal happen right away.
    Obviously we need a safe way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are after.
    I have found a way for us to complete the deal fast (2 days) and easy. The solution is a worldwide delivery company called TNT. TNT is similar to Fedex, DHL or UPS and they will provide assistance in handling the payment and delivery of the TV.
    With this procedure you will be able to check the TV before I receive the payment.
    Click bellow to go to their website:

    http://uk-tpg.net/overseas.transactions/

    Like I said, I will pay for a 2 days delivery so you will receive the TV right away.
    Let me know what you think.

    Best Regards,
    Ann-Margret.

  15. James Pappas says:

    ANN MARGARET CALITRI – SERIAL CRAIGS LIST SCAMMER

    BUYERS BEWARE
    Re: Plasma TV 42 Inches JVC PD-42WX84 HDTV-Ready – $600
    Ann-Margret Calitri [annmargret_calitri_0416@yahoo.com]
    Hello,

    I still have the TV. It’s just like new, no scratches, no signs of intensive use and has 6 months old and 6 months of transferable warranty left. I am the only owner. I bought it new. I have attached some pics with the TV to this e-mail so you can see it’s condition.
    My name is Ann-Margret Calitri and I am now in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
    I hope you are still interested and we can make the deal happen right away.
    Obviously we need a safe way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are after.
    I have found a way for us to complete the deal fast (2 days) and easy. The solution is a worldwide delivery company called TNT. TNT is similar to Fedex, DHL or UPS and they will provide assistance in handling the payment and delivery of the TV.
    With this procedure you will be able to check the TV before I receive the payment.
    Click bellow to go to their website:

    http://uk-tpg.net/overseas.transactions/

    Like I said, I will pay for a 2 days delivery so you will receive the TV right away.
    Let me know what you think.

    Best Regards,
    Ann-Margret.

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    By Laura on September 20th, 2006 2:13 pm

    ANN MARGARET CALITRI- SERIAL SCAMMER –

    She does I macs, Plasmas- Other Electronics
    I still have the Imac.
    It is in perfect working and esthetic condition. Look at the pics attached to this email!!!
    I bought the Imac 4 months ago brand new from the shop. The Imac will come with all it’s standard accessories like I bought it from the shop.
    My name is Ann-Margret Calitri and I am now in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
    I hope you are still interested and we can make the deal happen right away.
    Obviously we need a safe way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are after.
    I have found a way for us to complete the deal fast (2 days) and easy. The solution is a worldwide delivery company called TNT. TNT is similar to Fedex, DHL or UPS and they will provide assistance in handling the payment and delivery of the Imac.
    With this procedure you will be able to check the Imac before I receive the payment.
    Click bellow to go to their website:

  16. Fatasha Ruffin says:

    Do not believe this person, this is a farse. I almost have enough money to fix my “emergency”. Does any one want to buy a 60″ Plasma that is sitting in a pawn shop in Fargo, ND. I was almost scammed by someone.

  17. Norm Foster says:

    What is funny is the following first email for an ad on Minneapolis Craigs List:
    “iMac Computer 17”/1.83GHz Intel/250 GB/2GB RAM/SuperDrive/128MB VIDEO – $500″

    From: Ann-Margret Calitri
    Date: October 6, 2006 11:25:34 AM CDT
    Subject: Re: iMac Computer 17”/1.83GHz Intel/250 GB/2GB RAM/SuperDrive/128MB VIDEO – $500

    Hello,
    I still have the TV. It’s just like new, no scratches, no signs of intensive use and has 6 months old and 6 months of transferable warranty left. I am the only owner. I bought it new. I have attached some pics with the TV to this e-mail so you can see it’s condition.
    My name is Ann-Margret Calitri and I am now in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

    Click bellow to go to their website:

    http://uk-tpg.net/overseas.transactions/
    Best Regards,
    Ann-Margret.

    I replied that I had sent payment and was wondering where the iMac was. This is what I got in reply:

    “From: Ann-Margret Calitri
    Subject: Re: iMac Computer 17”/1.83GHz Intel/250 GB/2GB RAM/SuperDrive/128MB VIDEO – $500

    Hello

    I still have the Imac.
    It is in perfect working and esthetic condition. Look at the pics attached to this email!!!
    I bought the Imac 4 months ago brand new from the shop. The Imac will come with all it’s standard accessories like I bought it from the shop.
    My name is Ann-Margret Calitri and I am now in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

    So I guess my TV/iMac is safely on its way. I wonder that cut and paste is so powerful…

  18. James Pappas says:

    All Brands Plasma TV for Good Causes – 395 and Up – $395
    ________________________________________
    Reply to: sale-207634688@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-09-15, 10:54AM EDT

    The reason this is posted is because of a serial scam ring operating out of Miami and Nigeria. Every day or so an excellent HD TV is posted on this and other Craig’s List sites at prices usually from 375 to 450 that has been ‘saved from a scammer’ – the bottom line is that you will be asked to Western Union $ 150 or more to rescue a Paul Richardson, a boy allegedly stranded in Nigeria. This in turn makes you eligible for other scam efforts such as spoofs asking you to update your PayPal account, Bank of America data etc.

    The scam is transparent except for one thing that makes it seem legit: the scammers use a flaw in Fed Ex’s system to generate a LEGITIMATE tracking number and packing slip for a 146 lb. item based upon “PACKAGE DATA BEING TRANSMITTED” – in other words it implies that a package is en route, but all that has happened is that Fed Ex has received notice of a package.

    The scammers will also follow up with a bogus e mail purporting to be from Fed Ex – you will find the tracking number on the Fed Ex site, but will see no movement- when pressed the scammers will say it cannot be tracked for ‘security reasons’ .

    Here are links to examples:

    http://www.fedex.com/Tracking?ascend_header=1&clienttype=dotcom&cntry_code=us&language=english&tracknumbers=790543288372

    http://www.fedex.com/Tracking?language=english&cntry_code=us&tracknumbers=792816945858

    The scam is detailed here:

    http://crackersunited.com/blog/index.php/2006/08/23/fatasha-ruffin/
    http://blog.efinke.com/2006/08/02/fatasha-ruffin/
    http://blog.efinke.com/2006/08/09/fatasha-jason-jason-fatasha/

    Other names used include Kenneth Schlein, Diana Adams, Wendy deLuca – Google is fruitful. CL used to be a great site, but everything I’ve tried to sell, or even a house sublease has been answered by poorly worded e mails trying the bogus certified check, or money order scam where they send you more than the amount of the item, and you Western Union the ‘overpayment’ – Hopefully Craigs List, Fed Ex and Western Union will wise up. More scam info links:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance_fee_fraud
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scam_baitinghttp://www.carbuyingtips.com/email.htm
    http://www.carbuyingtips.com/email.htm
    http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/
    “The counterfeit checks and money orders we’re seizing are very good reproductions. However, not a single counterfeit postal money has replicated the security features of a genuine postal money order–which displays Ben Franklin’s image in a watermark when held to the light and a dark security thread with “USPS” running from top to bottom,” states Inspector Paul J. Krenn, National Public Information Officer for the Postal Inspection Service.
    “The security features are easy to spot. You see them when you hold the postal money order up to the light. If the images aren’t clear, don’t take a chance–take it to a Post Office or notify a Postal Inspector,” advises Krenn.
    “We continue to fight this fraud that’s hitting consumers and businesses on a number of fronts,” advises Chief Heath. “With the cooperation and assistance of our law enforcement partners–especially U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the FBI, and local law enforcement agencies across the country–we can stem this fraud. But just as important to our efforts are educated consumers. Fraud is one of the few crimes in which victims can decline to participate–if they recognize the warning signs.”
    For more information on this and other confidence scams, visit the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Web site at http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors.

    http://w3.ripoffreport.com/reports/ripoff173102.htm

  19. James Pappas says:

    Any e mail you get off a CL ad that has this sentence

    My name is ______________(fill in name of scammer a-hole here) and I am now in ___________ United Kingdom…. is the TNT scam – links are found in previous submission. Mostly used on Plasma TV’s and I Macs.

  20. James Pappas says:

    ANATOMY OF A SCAM – THE NIGERIAN FED EX DROP POINT TV SCAM

    Starring: Kenneth Schlein, Wendy DeLuca, JasonDeGregorio, Brenda Williams, Fatasha Ruffin, and the Nigerian Not Ready For Prime Time Players

    Other Links: http://blog.efinke.com/2006/08/09/fatasha-jason-jason-fatasha/

    http://crackersunited.com/blog/index.php/2006/08/23/fatasha-ruffin/

    north jersey craigslist > electronics > NEC PlasmaSync 42VM5 – Plasma panel – 42″ – widescreen – HDTV
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    NEC PlasmaSync 42VM5 – Plasma panel – 42″ – widescreen – HDTV – $450
    ________________________________________
    • Reply to: sale-200334936@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-08-29, 9:55AM EDT

    Very serious OFFER. Plasma TV in perfect working condition, no burns, no bad pixels, clear and stunning picture, sad to part with but has to go since I am moving to a smaller apartment and needs the cash from it for something urgent. Email me me if interested, serious enquiries only, not negotiable, will not drop price on this deal, I am selling at this low rate because I need a quick sale. Email me for details. Hurry before it’s gone.

    NEC PlasmaSync 42VM5 – Plasma panel – 42″ – widescreen – HDTV
    Dimensions & Weight
    Width 40.1
    Depth 3.5
    Height 24
    THE NEXT DAY ITS THIS ONE:

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    Pioneer 507XD-WU Plasma TV – $420
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    Reply to: sale-200787306@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-08-30, 8:22AM EDT

    The Tv is just two months old and still very new with no scratches.The Tv is still in its perfect and good condition.It comes with its original reciept together with a transferable warranty.I’m selling it at this price because the money is needed urgently to see to some matters.Only serious buyers are eligible for this offer.
    SPECS:

    50″ Plasma TV

    BUT ONTO THE NIGERIAN SCAM SHOW:
    200334936
    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:34:07 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: NEC Plasma
    To: sale-200334936@craigslist.org
    Is this still unsold- I’m outside Trenton, but would drive to pick up or 2 day ship would be good I’m having a labor day party- watching lots of fottball and ready to take the plunge
    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 18:11:42 +0100
    From:”Kenneth Schlein” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
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    Subject: Re: NEC Plasma
    Kenneth Schlein”
    Yes. You can reach me on this number when I’m not at work; (850)303-0084. I haven’t sold it yet but I’m receiving too many messages already. I think I will have to remove my AD from craigslist. Well I know you will say it sounds too good to be true but I’m sure you wouldn’t be interested if it wasn’t this cheap. It’s like new with no scratches, no burns, no bad pixels and in perfect conditon. The plasma came with a yr warranty and also has a yr extended warranty and it’s only 4months old and it’s going with the wall mount. I have the purchase receipts and the warranty receipts as well. I’m selling this for only $450 because I need a quick sale and use the money for another issue so I must sell this ASAP. The plasma is at a fedex location in Maine. I shipped it to a scammer in Maine but was lucky enough to discover his plot before he received it so it is still in the FedEx Kinko in Maine. ( GEE _ BEING A SCAMMER, HOW COULD YOU NOT KNOW ???) No problem about the location, It will be shipped to you anywhere you are and I will also take care of the shipping charges. (WHICH ARE PROBABLY MORE THAN THE “COST” OF THE SET) If you are interested, let me know on time so I will hold it up for you and payment is needed urgently. Although I wouId love to receive cash, but I can’t because I’m not available right now. You will send me your full name and address so I will ship the plasma to you through fedex 2day delivery. Then I will send you the tracking number and a copy of the shipment label, you track it and when you have confirmed it, you will send part of the payment, $150. So when you receive the plasma and have confirmed it is in perfect condition, you will send the remaining balance of $300 to me. I hope you can be trusted. I will accept part payment via western union. Western union money transfer is preferrable because it is the fastest and since I need the money urgently. kindly get back to me asap if you are really interested. If you want proof, I can send you a copy of my driver’s license to prove to you this deal is legit. Call me or just email me back.

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:23:41 -0700 (PDT)
    From:”JAMES PAPPAS” bigalphadog16@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: NEC Plasma
    To:”Kenneth Schlein” sch.kenneth2@gmail.com

    I’ d feel better if I see the license – can they ship it to another Fed Ex Kinko;’s – there is one near my house- 2 day is ok — to Bruce Wayne c/o The Kinkos 12 Route 18
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816-1410
    USA
    Phone: (732) 249-9222
    Fax: (732) 249-9315
    Email: usa1212@fedexkinkos.com

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 18:36:39 +0100
    From:”Kenneth Schlein” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
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    Subject: Re: NEC Plasma

    Sounds good. Now I have attached my license to this mail, it should serve as security for you. Now the question here is, can you be trusted? ( Gee, I wonder- can I – Can you, Mr.Honesty ? ) Let’s see. Send me your full name and address of the FedEx Kinko so I will ship out to you as soon as I can. I would have sent you a copy of the purchase receipt and warranty but I have already included that in the package and the package is no longer in my possession.

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:56:16 -0700 (PDT)
    From:”JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: NEC Plasma
    To:”Kenneth Schlein” sch.kenneth2@gmail.com

    Sure ; send it to me James Pappas, or my housemate Bruce Wayne (BUSTED BY BATMAN !!!) care of the FedEx Kinko’s 212 Route 18
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816-1410
    USA
    Phone: (732) 249-9222
    Fax: (732) 249-9315
    Email: usa1212@fedexkinkos.com

    What do we need to do to get this going : can my Kinko’s get the one in Maine to speed it along ? DO you need my fed ex account number ?

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 19:03:24 +0100
    From: “Kenneth Schlein”
    To:
    Subject: Re: NEC Plasma
    No don’t worry, it will take 2days tops. I’m trusting you here, I hope I don’t get dissappointed. (JUST WAIT, A_HOLE) Check your mail in like an hr or 2hrs from now, I’m heading out to ship to you now then I will send you the tracking details when I’m done.

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:10:09 +0100
    From:”Kenneth Schlein”

    To:”JAMES PAPPAS”

    Subject: SHIPMENT LABEL, TRACKING NUMBER AND PAYMENT INFO”

    To:
    I have arranged shipment, here is your tracking number; 790543288372, you can track it on FedEx website. I have also attached a copy of the label used for the shipment, download and confirm. When you have confirmed, pls go ahead and send the part payment of $150 to my nephew immediately. I hope he comes back to the states with all the money I’m sending him. ( HOLD ON HERE: NEPHEW ? BACK TO THE STATES ? _ WHAT GIVES THERE ACE ?)
    Here are his receiving information,
    (SO NOW HERE IS HOW YOU LOSE YOUR $$$$)
    Pay through Western union.
    Name of Receiver: Paul Richardson
    Address: 21 Kingsway Avenue
    City: Ikeja
    State: Lagos
    Zip Code: 23401
    Country: Nigeria
    Amount: $150
    Test Question: Favorite Music
    Answer: pop
    These are the informations you provide western union when you make the payment, then you will send me the MTCN (Control Number) and the senders name. Then when you receive the plasma, pls don’t hesitate to send the balance. I believe you are a trustworthy person.
    Note, Don’t send the balance to that boy when you receive the plasma,( NO PROBLEM SINCE I’m NEVER RECEIVING ANYTHING) you will mail me to let me know you have received it and tested it, then I will tell you how I will receive the balance. Don’t make a mistake of sending the balance to him. He must have been back in the states by then. I will be expecting your mail for payment information.
    Thanks
    Kenneth.
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    NOTE HERE: THE FED EX LABEL IS WEB GENERATED; AND SAYS ONLY PACKAGE DATA TRANSMITTED TO FED EX – THIS DOES NOT MEAN A PACKAGE IS IN TRANSIT, ONLY THAT SOMEONE HAS NOTFIED FED EX OF INTENT TO SHIP A PACKAGE_ AT THAT POINT THE TRACKING NUMBER APPEARS ON THE WEB AND THEY CAN GENERATE A FED EX LABEL _ NOTE THAT THE TWO POSTED ABOVE ARE STILL ACTIVE ON THE FED EX WEBSITE – SO THEY TRY TO SHAME YOU INTO BEING “HONEST” AND WESTERN UNIONING THE $$$ TO “SAVE PAUL RICHARDSON” _ YOU CAN GET A TRACKING NUMBER WITHOUT ACTUAL DROP OFF _ THAT IS HOW THESE GUYS TRICK YOU>

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    Tracking number 790543288372
    Ship date Aug 29, 2006
    Estimated delivery Aug 31, 2006 4:30 PM

    Destination East Brunswick, NJ
    Service type FedEx 2Day Service
    Weight 146.0 lbs.

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    NOTE: THIS IS THE KEY : INFO TRANSMITTED- NO PACKAGE DROP OFF
    Just saw this, and I’m confused – why mess with Nigeria- why don’t I just Paypal you, the whole $ 450, and I’ll include the pay pal fees – or WU you to Houston ?

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:43:41 +0100
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    Subject: Re: SHIPMENT LABEL, TRACKING NUMBER AND PAYMENT INFO

    I don’t do Paypal since I don’t really sell. (FIRST TRUE STATEMENT !_ BUT EVEN A BROKEN CLOCK IS RIGHT TWICE A DAY !) I want my nephew out of that hell of a place ASAP, and he needs the money immediately to complete payment for his flight ticket back here. I would have asked you to send it to me so I can forward it to him but I will be very busy for the rest of the day. I sent him $1200 today already and now I have to get back to work. Don’t worry, pls just send it to him since I am asking you to. If you are complaining about the service charge from western union, you can deduct that from my balance as well. Pls just let me know when you make the payment by sending the MTCN and sender’s name. I am sorry for the inconvenience but the stranded boy’s health is at stake.
    Thanks in advance.

    Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 13:54:35 -0700 (PDT)
    From:
    Subject: Re: SHIPMENT LABEL, TRACKING NUMBER AND PAYMENT INFO
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    OK-if paypal fee is an issue I’ll pay them, but – why don’t you give me your info in Houston or whereever you are at so I do both Western Union at the same time and have the deal done ?

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:59:48 +0100
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    Subject: Re: SHIPMENT LABEL, TRACKING NUMBER AND PAYMENT INFO
    I just told you, I won’t be chanced. You will send the balance to me but the part payment to him. Pls he needs it urgently to get back here. He cannot receive Paypal there, it has to be western union. Sorry for the inconvenience.
    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 14:05:11 -0700 (PDT)
    From:
    Subject: Re: SHIPMENT LABEL, TRACKING NUMBER AND PAYMENT INFO
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    I don’t understand what ‘won’t be chanced means” – I save if I do both Western Unions at once – can I just send the remaining $ 300 to your Houston address on the license- let me know because the place closes at 6 my time- otherwise i have to fight traffic on Route 18 to get to the next WUn depot

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 22:09:31 +0100
    From: “Kenneth Schlein”
    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: SHIPMENT LABEL, TRACKING NUMBER AND PAYMENT INFO
    Are you saying you are ready to send the balance today without receiving the plasma.I am not asking you to that but if you want to, no problem. But pls make sure you meet up with my nephew’s money today

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 14:13:19 -0700 (PDT)
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    Subject: Re: SHIPMENT LABEL, TRACKING NUMBER AND PAYMENT INFO
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    Since Fed Ex has it; it is insured right, so if its damaged its fed ex’s problem
    – just as soon get it done before I blow the money at the tables in Atlantic city

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 22:15:26 +0100
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    Subject: Re: SHIPMENT LABEL, TRACKING NUMBER AND PAYMENT INFO
    Yes it is insured. I have to get back to work now, just let me know once you’ve sent the money by sending the MTCN and sender’s name. I will mail you again much later.
    Thanks
    Kenneth

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 14:20:12 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: balance
    To: sch.kenneth2@gmail.com
    Do I need anything other than what is on your license , like a question or whatever to send the balance via WUn ?

    Tue, 29 Aug 2006 22:24:00 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: SHIPMENT LABEL, TRACKING NUMBER AND PAYMENT INFO
    Yes you can. That is all you need. If you need secret questions, use the one for my nephew. But I will advise you to wait until you receive the plasma before you send the balance. But make sure you send the part payment today.

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 03:41:16 +0100
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    Subject: Re: balance
    Hello, Still haven’t heard back from you. Pls what is happening?

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 14:44:33 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: balance
    Hello James. What is happening? I am getting skeptical here. Pls respond to my mail to ease my worries.

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 06:53:47 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    Sorry, we had flooding and power outages, and te cable and net were down to. The local Western Union will no longer send to Nigeria due to fraud and a lawsuit they are in , so i had to send the 300 to Houston, tarcking number
    769-697-6068 MTCN – they said the Western Unions in Lagos are all banks, and that if I had to send the money there to wire it from my bank to the receiver – will that work ?

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 06:55:02 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    Just checked Fed Ex- they said a tracking number was generated, but no package is in transit as of now- what gives ? I’m already out $ 300.

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 15:04:03 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: balance
    James, I sent money to my nephew yesterday with no hassles. I already told you it is very important that you make the payment to the stranded boy. I cannot even receive your money yet, since I won’t be chanced to leave work until after work and it will be too late to receive the money then. If you want, I can give you some agent locations near you where you can make the payment. The shipment is already in transit as we speak, if you are familiar with FedEx, there is an option when arranging shipment that says, “PROHIBIT RECEIVER AND THIRD PARTY PAYER FROM VIEWING SHIPPING DETAILS”. I chose that option because of some security measures I was advised to put in place. The fact you need to know is that your plasma Tv will get to you unfailingly as scheduled. Even if you call any fedex office as to the movement of the tv they won’t give you the update of the movement because of the security measures I placed on it. I really do hope you understand why I’m doing this. Pls get back to me immediately. I keep receive depressed messages from my nephew.

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 07:12:22 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    Then give me the info so I can wire the $ 150 to his bank

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 15:15:05 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: balance
    You cannot wire to any bank. He doesn’t have a bank there. He is just a visitor. Where are you now, I can give you agent locations near you where you can quickly send the money this morning. Pls let me know.

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 07:23:57 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    I’m in Trenton, at work — what is the alternative then – I can send the balance to you, but my local Western Union guy will not send to Nigeria, Romania, and some other countries.

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 15:27:54 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: balance
    I understand James, pls send me your full address, I will send you some agent locations who will send money to that damn country. I am so scared my nephew is still there. Pls just mail me with your address.

    (TALK ABOUT BAD OVER ACTING- BARF)

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 08:06:52 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”

    205 West State Street Trenton. 08625 — I called my bank – they said they can do it over the phone for me and your guy can pick it up at the same place he’d get a Western Union – if it’s that bad, I’ll send himn $ 200 – its a great deal so no problem

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 16:21:48 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: balance
    You can use any of these agent locations near you. I don’t think the bank thing will work.

    GLOBAL CURRENCY SERVICES #1
    6 NORTH BROAD STREET
    TRENTON, NJ 08609
    Tel: (609) 599-2274

    RITE AID #532
    127-29 EAST STATE STREET
    TRENTON, NJ 08608
    Tel: (609) 394-1193 ……

    (NICE THEY MAKE IT SO EASY FOR YOU TO BAIL OUT THE SICK KID)
    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 08:52:14 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    Went down the Street to Rite Aid – they will not do Nigeria or Romania or Croatia for that matter either ; and this is taking time I don’t have – either I’ll send the extra 150 to you in Houston, or the bank wire- your decide
    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 16:57:29 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: balance
    James, I have been sending him money for a while now (THEN WHY CAN’T YOU GET HIM OUT OF THE COUNTRY ) and I have encountered this type of problem only once. I was asked who he was to me and I said family. I don’t understand why you keep telling me they will not allow you. I don’t think so. I cannot leave work but you can try the bank wire if only he can receive the money via western union money transfer. Pls contact your bank and Let me know
    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 09:03:22 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    Bank said no- but there is no issue with bank pick up in Ikea, or whereever- and the Western Union pick ups are all in banks in that town- but I’nm sure you know that

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:05:35 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: balance
    Pls go ahead and send it if he will be able to receive it. That is all I’m concerned about.

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 09:20:11 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    There are 5 banks; all of which are WU as well- but it will be bank funds, he can pick up cash, euro or US dollar as well :Oceanic, First Atlantic, WEMA, Sterling, Bank of Nigeria, Guarnty Trust- they have branches, so I need a bank and the branch

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:22:46 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: balance
    Pls hold on let me get in touch with him

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:50:54 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: balance
    Oceanic Bank. Iyana-Ipaja Branch.
    Use the same info I gave you before.
    Thanks for the trouble.

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:16:04 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    I tried to call you but the 850 number is always busy –; so I tried to find another phone number off of Google and found this from Craigs List Toronto – Kenneth or whoever the hell you are- I’m getting my $ 300 back —- you are a scammer ; and I’m going down the hall to the NJ Internet crime unit with all the info —- you messed with the wrong people Sparky

    toronto craigslist > electronics > BEWARE OF SCAMMERS HERE!!! (Kenneth Schlein, sch.kenneth1@gmail.com)
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    BEWARE OF SCAMMERS HERE!!! (Kenneth Schlein, sch.kenneth1@gmail.com)
    ________________________________________
    Reply to: sale-198185367@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-08-24, 9:15AM EDT

    I hope that everyone here is smart enough to know that there is no way in hell you will ever find a legit plasma for $450… Please be aware before purchasing anything, I recommend doing stricktly local pickup since this is a Toronto site. If the TV is sitting somewhere at a fedex kinko in Maine (as a recent scammer used on me), you should post it on the Maine CL site…

    Be warned about Kenneth Schlein, email sch.kenneth1@gmail.com, Typcial scammer, check out the email below with the standard scammer language…

    I am sorry I’m just replying your message, I have been busy. You can reach me on this number when I’m not at work; (850)303-0084. I haven’t sold it yet but I’m receiving too many messages already. I think I will have to remove my AD from craigslist. Well I know you will say it sounds too good to be true but I’m sure you wouldn’t be interested if it wasn’t this cheap. It’s like new with no scratches, no burns, no bad pixels and in perfect conditon. The plasma came with a yr warranty and also has a yr extended warranty and it’s only 4months old and it’s going with the wall mount. I have the purchase receipts and the warranty receipts as well. I’m selling this for only $450 because I need a quick sale and use the money for another issue so I must sell this ASAP. The plasma is at a fedex location in Maine. I shipped it to a scammer in Maine but was lucky enough to discover his plot before he received it so it is still in the FedEx Kinko in Maine. No problem about the location, It will be shipped to you anywhere you are and I will also take care of the shipping charges. If you are interested, let me know on time so I will hold it up for you and payment is needed urgently. Although I wouId love to receive cash, but I can’t because I’m not available right now. You will send me your full name and address so I will ship the plasma to you through fedex 2day delivery. Then I will send you the tracking number and a copy of the shipment label, you track it and when you have confirmed it, you will send part of the payment, $150. So when you receive the plasma and have confirmed it is in perfect condition, you will send the remaining balance of $300 to me. I hope you can be trusted. I will accept part payment via western union. Western union money transfer is preferrable because it is the fastest and since I need the money urgently. kindly get back to me asap if you are really interested. If you want proof, I can send you a copy of my driver’s license to prove to you this deal is legit. Call me or just email me back.

    By 419scambuster on August 30th, 2006 12:36 pm

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:58:42 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”
    Cat got your tongue ??? Seems like our people know about your scam …. it’s only a matter of time

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 20:04:44 +0100
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    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”
    Subject: Re: balance
    No, you are the scammer (Hmm- well O.J. Simpson did call me a wife beater once)

    Wed, 30 Aug 2006 13:00:15 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Re: balance
    To: “Kenneth Schlein”

    Save it for the judge there Fatasha Ruffin- Wendy DeLuca-Brenda Williams- Marissa Gardner – Ann Margaret Calitiri – whatever your real name is there ace – by the way – our people here we have contacted the real Kenneth Schlein in Houston and he is pissed off, and in touch with the FBI – they are picking up my money – and will be looking for you – seems like they think you are actually in Florida- nice try with the north Florida cell phone- but seems like Northern Dade County is ground zero

    By 419scambuster on September 1st, 2006 9:34 am

    You would think a real pro would get a little suspicious of all the questions about sending the money. This yahoo must be really desperate to make these stupid mistakes. He is probably running several of these and getting the emails mixed up. I am glad someone is tracking these schemes. It seems they are more prevalent every day. I guess the old saying stands ” If it seems to good to be true, IT’S CRAP!!!!Save your money people, if your that desperate to spend it, I will happily send you a WU location to send it to. I would even send you a thank you note!

    By Don on September 1st, 2006 2:17 pm

    This scam is so obvious that it is hard to believe anyone will fall for it. There are two things you need to know…If it is too good to be tru, it probably is. And on Craigslist, do local pickups ONLY. Every Nigerian is not a sam artist and it is really unfortunate that the name of that country is being dragged thrrough the mud by a few people.
    Reading through all these comments one thing is very evident – greed. Why would you expect anyone in their right mind to sell you a good plasma TV worth thousands od dollars for less than $500? Also why would you believe any guy that tells you it is in a different city and you need to pay before you see it?
    I buy and sell on Craigslist but I will buy those items I can pick up myself. And I won’t pay you unless I test the item to ensure it works properly. This is only common sense.
    I sell on Craigslist but it’s either cash payment or Paypal, period. Recently a guy (or lady) wanted to scam me by saying he wants to pay me using Money Order from some website, I told him to go to hell…
    That is how you do it – either you see the item you are paying for or no deal.
    Not all Nigerians are scammers. I know. I am a Nigerian and I have never and I never will, scam anyone.
    Good luck. I hope you recover your funds and put that SOB in prison at the same time.
    God bless…

    By John Okonkwo on September 1st, 2006 2:35 pm

    JUST GOT THIS FROM THE ALMOST VICTIM – ADD DIANA JONES TO THE FAKE NAME LIST:
    NOW THE TV IS IN WYOMING !!!!!

    Fri, 1 Sep 2006 09:33:57 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “JAMES PAPPAS” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert

    Subject: Glad to see
    To: sale-201734077@craigslist.org

    Glad to see you’re still around- you might want to go to Aventura Mall to pick up some duds for your stay at the Federal Detention Center – Miami – or save one of your TV’s – I hear they only have old tube types there

    Fri, 1 Sep 2006 11:42:41 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “diana jones” Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
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    Subject: Re: Glad to see
    To: “JAMES PAPPAS”

    The TV is still available for sale and in great condition it also includes the warranty which is having 2yrs on it.I’m selling it so cheap becasue I need an urgent payment to take care of an issue I want to assure you of one thing that despite the fact I’m selling it so cheap it is still working perfectly and I have only used it for 2 months. It is at fedex location in wyoming . Please don’t get confussed about the TV at fedex location in wyoming the reason is due to the fact that I almost lost it to a scammer there so I had to instruct fedex to hold it up for me at their office. If you are interested in buying it I’ll not be able to receive cash because I’m kinda busy working on a case in Florida right now. all I will need to proceed is your contact info so I can get it shipped to you. As for the payment Money order or Western union will be ok. But, I would prefer you making the payment through western union money transfer because that will be much easier and convenient to me. once I get the TV shipped to you, I will provide you the shipment label and tracking number for you to confirm it has been shipped. Once you confirm it has been shipped you will send ($150) part of the payment upfront and when the TV gets to you, you then send me the remaining balance. kindly email me if you are interested and ok with my terms and conditions.
    Thanks

    By 419scambuster on September 1st, 2006 3:23 pm

    Actually, if you search online, these guys really ARE quite desperate. There are a few sites out there that chronicle antics such as getting these guys to send photos of them selves (Which are then sent to the FBI), and I remember reading one where the guy actually got one of the scammers to travel to Europe to meet him. He had pictures and all. I say scam the scammer, it’s more fun that way.

    By NeRFaGe on September 1st, 2006 3:27 pm

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