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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Scam Email: Kevin Barnett

Here is a new art scam name, address and IP:

Kevin Barnett

Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: Sea Turtle Painting - $600 (Lincoln Square)

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS) or FedEx , so I'll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check...

Name to be on the payment...........
Home address...........
Zip Code..............
Cell phone #................

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 24hours.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **
N.B UPS/FedEx does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks


  1. It's hitting Craigslist in San Antonio. I just received the same message, word for word, concerning an item I have for sale, from David at

  2. I just got that exact same email, I was selling an Acura TSX wheel on craigslist and the fact he never had any questions on the wheel itself is a dead give away that it is not legit.. So I then searched his name and scam, found numerous hits.

  3. Just got it in Cleveland Ohio.... was too formal so I did a search and found this.....

  4. I just got it in Delmar, NY. As well as being a bit formal, I was put off by the fact that I had already dropped the price on Craigslist and this John Alex didn't even go for the much lower price, but agreed to my first higher price!!!!! Also, the emails were all different names/IDs was suspicious.

  5. Also got it in Rochester, NY for a garden tractor. This person will "buy" anything.

  6. Any word on Dan glaxo056?

    Hello Seller,
    Good day to you am very interested in your good and i want to know the state and condition of it and the last price it is going for.....Hope to hear from you soon.

  7. You can the Dan email is a scammer by the content. Poor sentence structure. "Interested in your good".

    These are feeler emails so the scammer doesn't have to spend time with everyone, but just those that reply to the email. Then they will go into their longer story. It will always end up involving overpaying for an item or items and asking the overpayment be sent somewhere (to a shipper or back to them) via wire transfer.

    Just never accept an overpayment (which will be fraudulent anyway) or use wire transfers for anything. Then you'll at least be safe from this particular scam.

  8. I was hit today in Chicago, IL. It was to formal so I also google the name and found it was a scam. I'm glad I found this site before answering email.

  9. (marcus benson)
    (Dyess Matarazzo)
    (Cienega Zubiate)
    (ann coxwet)

    I've been trying to sell my tv for like 2 weeks, and I've got soo many scammers trying to have me send them money. I thought I'd help others out. All of those email addresses Have been scams and all from CA for some reason. I live in kinda far out. Anyways, do not buy from them!

  10. Just got the same e mail in Denver Colorado...

  11. And another sighting in Chicagp:

  12. i have recieved a check & goods will not go through thanx to the scamer check thanx for letting me know, pittsfor michigan

  13. Got the same thing and sadly gave information out before checking this. If i receive anything it will go straight to authorities. This is from Vancouver, Washington.

  14. yet another one in Birmingham. also using

  15. Exact same email received in Manchester, CT. Good that I googled. Using -

  16. same.. kbarntt@gmail also from on the same CL listing.

  17. I told him 5k for like a 60 dollar item when I got that email.

  18. I received the same email form two different people one was (marcus benson < and the other was from a James Wood. I am trying to sell two different items on Craigslist in NH. So if anyone does get a check from them you can go online to find out if the check is real/ good before you cash it.

  19. Received the same in CA this week. Looks like this one keeps going!