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Monday, March 12, 2012

Scam Email: Seth Grant

Here is one that was forwarded along to me to post:

Seth Grant kenia9847@gmail.com

The email content was:

From: seth grant

Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: Sea Turtle Painting - $600 (Lincoln Square)

Sorry for the late response. Please I don't have time to come have a look cause of my Job transfer, I'll take care of that by engaging the services of a mover hence I'll be sending a check to cover the cost and it'll be delivered via United Parcel Service, so I'll need you to provide me with the following information below to facilitate the mailing of the check, be aware that UPS does not deliver to P.O box addresses..

1.Your full name
2.Your mailing address be it residential or office
3.Your cellphone number.
4.Final Price

I'll have my mover come over for the pick up as soon as you have cashed the check. I'll appreciate it if you take down the ad from CL so as to be rest assured that I'm in hold of the item, I hope to read from you shortly. Best Regards. 

84 comments:

  1. I just received the exact same email....

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    1. I received this email from a Grant Edwards. I'm going to delete it.

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    2. I just received one from Grant Edwards in response to my Craigslist Ad in Pensacola, FL.

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  2. I just got that same email. I assume it is a scam, but am not sure how it works, kinda curious ...

    the email used to send to me was nila9859@gmail.com

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  3. Zach,

    The scam works like this - they pretend to buy something and that they are either moving or are "at sea" or in the military and need to use a shipping company to pick and send the stuff. There is no shipping company but I digress. They will then either mail a check (which will be fraudulent) or use a credit card (which will be a stolen number, even if it hasn't been reported yet - their destination will NEVER match the billing address of the card... which is why they have some story about moving) and they will ALWAYS pay for more than the amount owe. A lot more. Saying something like the shipper's credit card system is down and I'll just pay you the whole amount and you forward the extra amount on to the shipper. and ALWAYS they will ask this be via Western Union (and have some story as to why). who is really at the other end of Western Union? The scammer. and once the money is picked up, it is completely untraceable.

    That's how it works.

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  4. Seth Grant just sent me the same e-mail! I'm so glad people on the internet are coming together to not be victims of these scams!

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  5. Seth Grant just tried to buy my two snowmobiles and used same line as above,just moved would send check,using a mover and so on. was on craigslist.

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    1. same here..craglist
      but he different first name and same last name.

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  6. Same emails received about purchasing concert tickets. Used email addresses: laura6478931@gmail.com and harrigatesumocg@gmail.com

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  7. They aren't very particular about which items they go after. I got the same email for a $35 text book.

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  8. Just got this e-mail in the last 24 hours for a guitar pedal. The e-mail address is: ednatiffany7895@gmail.com

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  9. Just got the same email for the purchase of some furniture I had advertised on Craigs list. Seems with all this happening so often some agency should be able to trap these guys. How stupid are they to continue to use the same name, Seth Grant?

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  10. I'm glad they are not the brightest bunch. It means if we keep posting these and they keep showing up in search results and people know enough to search online before sending any money or items, we are - at least - making a dent in their success rate.

    I suppose its like trying to get rid of mosquitoes or cockroaches - not really doable, but one can hope to reduce their appearances.

    Thanks for writing in!

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  11. I feel bad for a real person whose name is Seth Grant... There must be quite a few :)

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  12. Same email in response to *two* of my Craigslist ads (apparently "Seth Grant" needs both a dining table and a weight bench). Scammers used petteyrichardd16@gmail.com for both "inquiries."

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  13. I got the same e-mail in response to three of my Craigslist ads. They used pamela56467@gmail.com for all three e-mails.

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  14. Check this out. I just got his check in the mail, but look at his email below. This is all a big scam. (I'm glad I found this webpage)

    Thank you for the trustworthiness. The check will be delivered to you today or tomorrow, here is the tracking number to the shipment {9405503699300049528984}... should there be any delay and it has not delivered tomorrow by 7pm be sure to call USPS on (800-275-8777) to find out if there is any delivery delay due probably due to incorrect address, once you receive it do take it to your Bank and have it deposited for 24hrs so that funds will be available before wiring the rest of the funds to my mover via MoneyGram at any Walmart close to you.

    Do email me once you have deposited the check so that I can arrange with my mover to pick up this weekend. Here my mover's information to send the rest of the money to via MoneyGram.

    Name: ANTHONY MONTENEGRO
    Address: 1101 Main Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78409

    These details below will be needed once funds has been transferred to him...
    1.The Reference number which is the 8 digit number on the MoneyGram receipt.
    2.Sender's name and address you used in sending the money.
    3.Actual amount sent.

    The MoneyGram charges should cost about $110 for 'Same Day Delivery or 10mins Service' which you will instruct the Walmart Agent to use and charged should be deducted from my mover's money once you have deducted the cost of my purchase and the $50 extra for your running around to the Bank and Walmart. I will be expecting your email shortly. Thank you for the understanding. Seth.

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  15. This is classic. Rush rush rush so you don't have time to think about what is happening, appealing to your emotions (underscoring your trustworthiness), the level of details so you'll think it must be legitimate, the reference to names you'd know and trust (i.e. Walmart). Classic. Typically scammers use Western Union as their way to receive the scammed money from you, but MoneyGram is the other popular choice. Both are untraceable once the scammer picks up the money.

    So so glad you didn't fall for this. Another point for the Good Guys team!

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  16. I just received an email from "Seth Grant" inquiring about an Asian Trunk I have listed on Craigslist. Used this email: brettsayersedhqw@gmail.com

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  17. Just tell them cash only and you'll never hear from them again.

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    1. I got the same email from him. Told him cash in hand and that we would meet in a public place. Never heard from him again. LOL!

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  18. Seth Grant with the email addy kyleyejo103@gmail.com just inquired about a guitar amp I am selling on Craigslist.

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  19. I got the same email saying he wanted to buy my paintball gun for 40 dollars but insted I got a check for 2200 dollars took it to my bank to see if it was fake or not becuase somthing did not seem right it was fake so the bank said they would take it to their fraud division and police. I hope they catch this seth grant.

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  20. SAME INITIAL EMAIL SO I SENT THIS (HE DIDN'T SEE THE SARCASM):

    Ok. Absolutely. Here's my personal info. Please let me know when you send the check out. I'll be waiting at my mailbox.
    1. Ura M. Effer
    2. 245 Cox Blvd. Eatmee, DE
    3. 866- 347-8527
    4. $300.00
    If you can please send me your personal info. Maybe your picture too. Look forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks- Ura

    HE THEN SENT BACK:

    I just received the confirmation from my Secretary that the payment has been issued and mailed out to you using USPS priority mail, hopefully will be delivered to your address within 3-5days, but to my greatest surprise the check was issued out in the sum of $3000 instead of the actual cost of my purchase. She claimed that I requested for that amount to be issued out to you but am very sure I only made a request for just the cost of my purchase. I know this a terrible mistake and I was just informed about this few moment ago.

    Please once the check is delivered, kindly take it to your Bank and have it deposited into your account for 24hours to clear, when it clears the next day you can have the remaining balance sent to my mover via MoneyGram at any Walmart or CVS after deducting the cost of the purchase as I've already planned in using the excess funds to offset his previous bills so that he can come over for the pick up ASAP. I will need your response assuring me that I can trust you to handle this appropriately as requested. I'm very sorry for the inconveniences and I have decided to add $50 to cover the cost of your running around to the Bank and Walmart store, thank you for the understanding and hope to read from you shortly.

    SO I EMAILED THIS:


    Seth/Patricia:

    I can't believe your secretary made such an error. I hope she is reprimanded in some way, be it a reduction in pay or a spanking. But no need to worry, I can be trusted to help you out. I would, in no way, attempt to finagle you out of what is rightfully yours. I will send the $2,650.00 to your mover once the check clears. This includes the extra $50 for running around to correct that foolish secretary's mistake. Let me know what I should do next.
    Thanks.

    Anxiously awaiting more contact,

    Ura M. Effer

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  21. That exchange is funny and sad all at the same time. Sad that scammers seem so dumb and yet continue to successfully find victims.

    It's not typical for a scammer to use USPS priority mail to send a check. That *is* mail fraud and can be turned over the Postal Inspector (though you'll never receive it because you gave that funny address). Usually they use FedEx because FedEx is a private company and does not followup on such fraud.

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  22. Just got this . . . and noticed that the original email from them was not the normal legitimate Craigslist email . . .

    "Grant Edwards"

    Sorry for the late response. Please I don't have time to come have a look cause of my Job transfer, I'll take care of that by engaging the services of a mover hence I'll be sending a check to cover the cost and it'll be delivered via United Parcel Service, so I'll need you to provide me with the following information below to facilitate the mailing of the check, be aware that UPS does not deliver to P.O box addresses..

    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or office
    3.Your cellphone number.
    4.Final Price

    I'll have my mover come over for the pick up as soon as you have cashed the check. I'll appreciate it if you take down the ad from CL so as to be rest assured that I'm in hold of the item, I hope to read from you shortly. Best Regards.

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  23. @Anonymous right above me:

    I got the EXACT same email today, from "Grant Edwards". What a joke. Wonder what I should say back...

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    1. Keep waiting jerk off would be my reply.... lol

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  24. Same email for a user pair of shoes
    but did notice that i got a reply from a different email address



    grant edwards victoriacindy45@gmail.com


    Im interested in the posted item, I hope it is in good condition?

    grant edwards angelabaker345@gmail.com


    Im interested in the posted item, I hope it is in good condition?


    Grant Edwards maegan587455@gmail.com

    to me
    Sorry for the late response. Please I don't have time to come have a look cause of my Job transfer, I'll take care of that by engaging the services of a mover hence I'll be sending a check to cover the cost and it'll be delivered via United Parcel Service, so I'll need you to provide me with the following information below to facilitate the mailing of the check, be aware that UPS does not deliver to P.O box addresses..

    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or office
    3.Your cellphone number.
    4.Final Price

    I'll have my mover come over for the pick up as soon as you have cashed the check. I'll appreciate it if you take down the ad from CL so as to be rest assured that I'm in hold of the item, I hope to read from you shortly. Best Regards.

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    1. HA! I got the EXACT SAME email today from "Grant Edwards". What's hysterical is that the item I have on Craigslist is NURSING BRAS! He's sending a mover to get them! HAHAHAHA

      I'm playing along for now, because this is the oldest scam in the book and I can't wait to see how it's going to turn out. I told him I wanted $1200 for them. LOL

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  25. I got a similar email from Larry Edward. hygtfrdggtyhyyh@gmail.com. He wanted to pay full price for furniture, sight unseen. He wanted to overnight a check, and he wanted me to pay the mover. I never heard back from him once I asked how much I was supposed to pay the mover.

    I was suspicious. Glad I listened to my gut and checked this out.

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  26. Same from Grant Edwards. Everytime it´s from a different email address.

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  27. Received a friendly set of emails from Grant Edwards this morning. First letter from landonpeco705@gmail.com ("I hope it is in good condition?") and second letter from georgie985232@gmail.com ("Sorry for the late response...").

    Any real-life non-scamming individuals interested in buying a set of barstools for $50?

    ;)

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  28. Grant Edwards

    I got the same email but with this name and address

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  29. Grant Edwards (tricia985622@gmail) beware of that one also... I told him I'd handle it appropriately because I work in law enforcement and never got a check. Checks take 10 days to clear, not 24 hours, first red flag but he went away.

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  30. Got the same email from Grant Edwards at landonxece723@gmail.com and the second one was from Grant Edwards at trista98441@gmail.com

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  31. got the same from grant edwards. had a bad feeling about it and searched his name and this site came up. thanks everyone for taking the time to post this.

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  32. Got the same email from GRANT EDWARDS. They even went so far to send me a check for $2000.00 for the $1200.00 wedding dress we had posted on craigslist! He asked that I deposit the check and wait 24 hours for it to clear then he would send his "mover" to pickup the overpayment and the dress. The check was drawn off an account at TD Bank in Mount Larel, NJ from the account of "Fairleigh Dickinson University", located in Madison, NJ. The university is ligit and so it the bank account, according to a TD Bank rep. I called the finance/accounting department at the university to alert them. It's sad to think there are really are people out there gullable enough to believe this is ligit!! They must have multiple email address including baseline111@gmail.com and kalyn984542@gmail.com. Best regards, TEXAS TERMINATOR

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  33. Recieved Today (8/2/12)

    From: Grant Edwards (tanja23692@gmail.com)

    Sorry for the late response. Please I don't have time to come have a look cause of my Job transfer, I'll take care of that by engaging the services of a mover hence I'll be sending a check to cover the cost and it'll be delivered via United Parcel Service, so I'll need you to provide me with the following information below to facilitate the mailing of the check, be aware that UPS does not deliver to P.O box addresses..

    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or office
    3.Your cellphone number.
    4.Final Price

    I'll have my mover come over for the pick up as soon as you have cashed the check. I'll appreciate it if you take down the ad from CL so as to be rest assured that I'm in hold of the item, I hope to read from you shortly. Best Regards.

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  34. Just got a reply from "Grant Edwards" today for my truck cap. Thanks for posting all these warnings.

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  35. Mine came from Grant Edwards

    The Post was
    "Im interested in the posted item, I hope it is in good condition?"

    Did not mention my item just the Posted item

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  36. Just followed up with "Grant Edwards", whose email address is a woman's name... I got the same response from the first time, and yes, realized my item was never mentioned.

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  37. Today, August 14, 2012 I received and tomorrow I will report this the authorized

    Grant Edwards baseline111@gmail.com

    5:36 PM (1 hour ago)

    How are you doing today? I just received the confirmation from my secretary that the payment has been issued and mailed out to you using FedEx ground delivery service, hopefully will be delivered to your address within 2-3 business days, but to my greatest surprise the check was issued out in the sum of $2050.25 instead of the actual cost of my purchase. She claimed that I requested for that amount to be issued out to you but am very sure I only made a request for just the cost of my purchase. I know this a terrible mistake and I was just informed about this few moment ago.

    Please once the check is delivered, kindly take it to your Bank and have it deposited into your account for 24hours to clear, when it clears the next day you can then have the remaining balance sent to my mover via MoneyGram at any Walmart or CVS after deducting the cost of the purchase as I've already planned in using the excess funds to offset her previous bills so that she can come over for the pick up ASAP. I will need your response assuring me that I can trust you to handle this appropriately as requested. I'm very sorry for the inconveniences and I have decided to add $50 to cover the cost of your running around to the Bank and Walmart store, thank you for the understanding and hope to read from you shortly. Grant.

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  38. Got the exact same email for a m audio keyboard I was selling .....Name was Grant Edwards

    These stupid scamers , very annoying I knew something was up he sent a reply with 2 diff emails

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  39. Got the same email from Grant Edwards, sara544654@gmail.com. CraigsList should provide some sort of tool that pattern matches text for similar canned responses like this. It would really help.


    "Sorryfor the late response. Please I don't have time to come have a look cause of myJob transfer, I'll take care of that by engaging the services of a mover henceI'll be sending a check to cover the cost and it'll be delivered via UnitedParcel Service, so I'll need you to provide me with the following informationbelow to facilitate the mailing of the check, be aware that UPS does notdeliver to P.O box addresses..

    1.Your full name
    2.Your mailing address be it residential or office
    3.Your cellphone number.
    4.Final Price

    I'll have my mover come over for the pick up as soon as you have cashed thecheck. I'll appreciate it if you take down the ad from CL so as to be restassured that I'm in hold of the item, I hope to read from you shortly. BestRegards."

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  40. I am not sure what is his motive behind? Is it to get the email address?!?!

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  41. They are trying to develop a fake story so they can overpay for an item and ask the seller to forward the difference to a shipper. Then they pay with a counterfeit check or stolen credit card, and the seller ends up using their good money to forward the difference. The buyer will *always* ask this money be forwarded via wire transfer. There is no shipper and once the money is picked up, it is untraceable and gone.

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  42. Grant Edwards (fionawhitneyeegazd@gmail.com) seems to be interested in both my microwave and my kayak. Both inquiries were "Im interested in the posted item, I hope it is in good condition?" Not going to bother to respond.

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  43. Thank god I checked on this name... I had a feeling it was a scam. Its got to be a computer doing all this emailing or someone seriously has a really boring life to sit at a computer all day and mess with people like this. Crazy stuff

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  44. Thank you for this post. The email sounded phishy and I see that is. Both the initial email and the mover email (Grant Edwards)

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  45. my brother was trapped with the same email as was i. my brother lost e couple thousand dollars in the process. He accepted the check delivered by fed ex, opened it and touched the check, threfore it cannot be used for evidence with the police at that point. the check went into his account and the bank approved it due to the good credit he has with his bank. he took out the money and provided it to the mover who also went by a fake name. mailed it to the address that was requested for the mover to be able to get it down to where the buyer said he was... it was a different state... and then its considered a loss because the check ended up not clearing the account after a few days. So he lost out.

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  46. I'm so sorry to hear you and your brother were trapped by this scam. My heart sinks when I hear this sort of thing. But that is exactly how the scam works - they hope to trick you into forwarding them money via wire transfer before the bank figures out the check was counterfeit and you are on the hook for the money.

    Banks are getting better about checking checks BEFORE you deposit them if you ask, and people - never ever ever ever use wire transfer services in your dealings with people you do not know.

    Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Hopefully you'll help save someone else from becoming a victim.

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  47. If someone receives a check in the mail, what is the correct thing to do with it? Take it to the local police?

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    1. That is mail fraud. I received one a couple of years ago in the mail. I took it to my bank and they made a copy of it - don't know what for but they did. I then took the original to the post office so they could do their thing and hold this party responsible. Hopefully, someone got caught.

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    2. Correct. If the scammer sent the fraudulent check via USPS, it is a crime - mail fraud, and can be reported to your local Postal Inspector at the post office. Bring all the documentation.

      But actually, most scammers know this and do not use the post office to send their fake checks. They use FedEx for the most part. FedEx is a private company and so no mail fraud has occurred and FedEx does not followup on this sort of thing nor do they even have a way to report it. And scammers know this. UPS is really no better.

      There isn't much authorities can do if there is no crime or actual money loss... and even if there is, there are not many resources to follow up on these sorts of things. But it is always good practice to report it because the authorities do look at trends and tend to go after a few "gangs" where the accumulating money loss is piling up. They wouldn't know that if people individually didn't report it.

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  48. That is a great question.

    If the check was sent via USPS, an actual crime has already been committed - mail fraud. So you can take the check and any other documentation to your local USPS Postal Inspector.

    If it was sent FedEx, that is a private company and they don't follow up on such things. And it isn't considered mail fraud.

    I think the bank would be the next stop, though most do not know what to do with these checks. And the police are not going to be able to do anything because in their minds, no crime has been committed yet.

    Me? I'd take a photo of the check, use a program to blur out my name and post the thing on the internet to warn others. But really, I think it just comes down to its a fake check and if you didn't send any money or items (yea!!), there is no crime so it is a worthless piece of paper. As worthless as the scammers are...

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  49. I have got the same email on craigslist.
    Thank you for this webpage

    Grant Edwards (baseline111@gmail.com) and
    karen87979@gmail.com

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  50. Interesting to note that when I received this email, the normal "Avoid scams..blah, blah, blah" was not at the top of the email as is normally the case when getting an email via a potential buyer through craigslist. I wonder how the scammer manages to do that.

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  51. Just got an e-mail from this same person, with the same content in the e-mail. Thanks for posting!

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  52. Is there anything he could do with the name, address, phone? Should anyone be concerned about identity theft?

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  53. It's always good to be concerned about identity theft when it comes to scammers. If they can't get money, their number two target is getting passwords (especially paypal or your banking account, so they can get money) and their third target is your identity information so they can do other things, like open credit cards and other bank accounts under your identity.

    Name, address, phone are not too bad and these are often giving out online. They can't do much with that. But if they can combine that with a stolen credit card number, they now probably have the confirmed billing address for that card.

    But the most sensitive information you should NEVER give out online is your social security number and your bank account information. Or things banks use like your mother's maiden name, etc. Those are pieces of information you should hold on to dearly and not mix them with the internet.

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  54. I just go the same email today. I guess Seth Grant is now going by Grant Edwards (sharr2454516@gmail.com. SCAM!!

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  55. I knew I should check out this dork. I just got a reply for a furnace and he said that he was "interested in the posted item" and "I hope it's in a good condition" I replied back descreetly. How do I bait this moron and get whatever info I need to stop him?

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  56. This is what I received because of an Ad in CRAIGSLIST:

    "I'm interested in the posted ad, I hope its in a good condition? And consider it sold to me."

    grant edwards

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  57. Scammer has changed his name slightly. Email arrives in mailbox bearing name of Grand Ewards (sic), however, he signs his name as Grant in the body of the email itself.
    I got identical emails, all with same name (s), but all with several different email addresses.

    He is using:
    adambefe993@gmail.com
    diegowake486@gmail.com

    Thanks for what you do. My daughter is an artist, but learned young, after watching her deaf aunt get stung in a similar scam.

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  58. Just recently tried using Craigslist for the first time. Was trying to sell a few antiques and some collectibles. I receive so many of these type of emails thru Craigslist that I now consider it virtually worthless as a tool to sell merchandise. I just got 2 emails from "Grant Edwards" and found this blog by googleing his name. Oh well! Placing small inexpensive ads in local newspapers are more effective to me. Thanks for posting the info on "Mr Edwards."

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  59. I also got the exact email from "Grant Edwards". I am playing along with it. I did receive the check and called the bank that it was "written" on. They immedialtey said it was a fake check. I faxed the bank a copy of the check and all the correspondence. They said the more info they have the better oppoortunity to catch them. Just so sad. He is sending his movers to my "fake address" today at 1:30. I will let you know if he shows up. Let's catch these people!!

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  60. Oh, don't worry - they will never come. the point of the scam for them is they never have to deal with that step of the scam. The victim has either already forwarded money via wire transfer and that's the goal so the scam is done and they disappear; or the victim has figured out it is a scam and the scammer quickly moves on to their next potential victims.

    And saying they have a shipper who will come at 1:30 on such and such date is just to shore up their fake story and make it all seem real and move the victim through the scam quickly increasing the odds that the person will, in fact, forward their good money before they realize the scammer's money is fake and there is no shipper.

    Good for you for not becoming their next victim.

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  61. Same damn name and crap. He said the check is on the way. I knew,it a scam because all his emails were different email addresses. So if someone cashes one of his checks at lets say walmart, then who losses the money??? What a douche nozzle though. Glad for all you posts!

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  62. That's a great question. I'm not sure Walmart would even cash the check without a tie to some kind of account from you. How the scam typically works is the victim deposits in their bank account and many times the bank accepts it (but they have a clause that says it doesn't at all mean they said it was valid) and then the victim forwards on their own good money, thinking they have that other money in their account to cover it, only to discover the scammer's money was fake and the bank withdraws the full amount and the victim is liable for all of it.

    But I don't know what would happen at some check-cashing place where no bank account is tied to it. I guess the loss would be on the check-cashing place. But they must know this and have some system for reducing their risk against counterfeit checks.

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  63. Grant Edward
    Email: csgrant310@gmail.com
    John Costa
    Email:
    newapply2012@gmail.com
    This jerk claims he's a 10 veteran of the marines did 3 tours in Aphganastan.
    And now is a sergeant and teaches new Marines. He even sends you a fake link of someone else of his portfolio as a US MARINE.

    I have a lot more scammers for ya but I'm running out of time but I will get them to you ASAP.
    A MASS HOLE

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  64. I just had the the same reply from "Grant Edwards". I'm glad I googled his name first. I just sent him or her this reply.

    I just googled your name and found out you are a scammer. Good luck on your Evil Crusade!! Karma is a bitch!!

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  65. I have known the Grant Edwards name for a long time. Craig's List usually attaches a link for reporting spam or scam email, but the emails from Grant Edwards do not have the link associated with them for reporting purposes. I always report any scam or spam emails and hopefully Craig's will do something to slow these or stop them. When I find a Grant Edwards email in my folder, I just automatically hit delete, no need to pursue it further.

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  66. I've been getting this guy every time I renew the same post for $2.00 paper dolls that I can't seem to sell. Grant Edwards replies within minutes of renewal. It must be automated. Doesn't seem picky about what dollar amount or item is targeted.

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  67. "Grant" uses the following e-mail addresses.
    rextonseabrook16@gmail.com
    isauralaya223@gmail.com
    csgrant310@gmail.com
    The story is the same word for word as everyone else. I always do my homework when selling on craigslist.
    I had him mail his check to the local FBI office. He actually did it because he sent me the tracking number. What a dummy.

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  68. Okay, I have to say that is so funny! I think I will make that my new distraction - giving them the address of the local FBI office. I love it!

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  69. I just had this sent through text message. Thanks, I'll ignore that text.

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  70. Wow this guy has been at it for a LONG time. He advertised a cleaning job on craigslist for $17-$20/hr and then said there would be an additional $400 for his painter that I would need to pass on. Yep what a dbag....

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  71. wow. i got an email from SETH GRANT and he talked about a cleaning job and sent me a check for 1950$ to my address. and he explained that i have to deposit the money to my account and then send it to his workers who i will be working with. so i did not knowing. i should have read this when i saw it. but the funny part is i managed to get 700$ from it and used some of the money. on the weekends my card was canceled. today am from the bank and they told me it was a bad check. now i have to pay back the money in one mnth and am a student i dont work. i feel so sad but glad i did not send him any money. learned my lesson. i had no idea they work like that.

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    1. This game is still going on reusing grant in the mailing address on the checks same thing will send a large cheque need you to send a portion via Western Union to a separate recipient . this needs to be stopped w

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  72. Hi Kathleen:

    I put a painting on Craigslist yesterday. Last evening I received the following text:

    Hello my name is Sylvester. I'm interested in ur CL post about the Highwaymen by Alfred Hair - $1200. Your asking price is okay and if you could hold it for me for few days, I would be willing to pay $70 extra. I just re-located and I still have movers coming to get the rest of my stuff. I will be mailing you a check and as soon as it clears, Then I can have the movers get it along with the rest of my things. If this works for you, kindly get back to me with the details to mail payment to. Thanks

    I was so excited that I cancelled an appointment with someone this morning to see the painting. HOWEVER, I'm also a suspicious person and I started googling "PAINTINGS ON CRAIGSLIST SCAM". I found your blog and it sounded just like my text message.

    I think I've been had. At least I've not lost any money and I didn't send them my address. I was more worried about someone breaking in my house if I sent the address. Never occured to me about the bank scam.

    I don't like to text, so I sent a message back to email me. Haven't heard from Sylvester yet.

    What do you think?

    Thank you so much!

    Sherry

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  73. Definitely a scam. Never accept overpayments when selling something and never wire money anywhere for any reason when selling online.

    The rest of the scammer story about moving, etc. is pretty classic.

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