So much for Craig's List - I'll never post anything for sale there again! **** THEM!
Approx 20 minutes ago a Deputy from the Alameda County Sheriff's Department left, they sent one over because I had questions concerning some items I had put on Craig's List to sell.
Apparently I had 2 different SCAMMERS (or maybe the same one) trying to screw me out of money and the parts. I kept getting repeat emails from them saying that the money was on the way and that a mistake had been made by someone who got the "check" for them and they had sent too much money. Well Wednesday I received a package from FedEx and inside was a check for $2600. When I saw this check - at first I'm thinking WTF!?? Why would someone send me a check for over $2,000 for a pair of $100 Headlights? This is when I noticed something funny, the check was written on a College in 1 state (with only a PO Box as a address? WRONG ANSWER) and the bank in a completely different state hundreds of miles away? And also according to the tracking number, the check was sent from Florida by a guy that lives in Cincinnati Ohio? Oh also, the address to where this item was supposed to be shipped (when in my post on Craig's List I said NO SHIPPING!) was in Manteca California to a totally different person with a different name all together??????
As the old Robot on Lost in Space used to say:
IT DOES NOT COMPUTE! IT DOES NOT COMPUTE!
DANGER WILL ROBINSON! DANGER!
Ok, so this morning I went to http://www.IC3.gov
and made my report on this one supposed individual and about the check and all that info and then called the Sheriff, it took a bit and once he came over here and I showed him copies of the email and the check he almost laughed and said yup, this is a Scam.
The 2 different parties wanting to buy my parts were sent an email explaining that everything had been reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center and that it was also reported to the Sheriff's Department and that well, tough **** Sherlock, my stuff's not for sale.
Only posting this for any of you who try to sell on Craig's List to be careful.
The Check BEFORE destruction
(Note: I didn't notice this before - the signature shows that it was made by a copying machine!)
(copies of these 2 images were sent to the person who supposedly sent the check.