• Report: #960662

Complaint Review: Vincent White

  • Submitted: Fri, October 26, 2012
  • Updated: Sun, October 28, 2012

  • Reported By: cimach — Perry Georgia United States of America
Vincent White
New York, New York United States of America

Vincent White Pretended to want to buy $200 worth of items on Craigslist for $1,600 New York, New York

*Consumer Comment: Craigslist Offers

*General Comment: just say no to vincent white

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Vincent White contacted me by e-mail to pretend to want to purchase items listed.  Here is his e-mail:

Thanks for the prompt response to my email reply. I will be buying
from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from CRAIGSLIST Please
be informed that i will be paying with a certified or money order
check from my Bank it will be delivered to you via United Parcel
Service (UPS), FedEx or USPS, 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

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#1 Consumer Comment

Craigslist Offers

AUTHOR: Michael - (U.S.A.)

I had recently posted a hospital bed on Craigslist. Within a couple of hours I had received 2 offers to purchase with a request to remove my posting.

The 1st had the buyer telling me that the price of the item was satisfactory and please remove my ad. I was told that I would be receiving a certified check for the amount requested plus $40 for taking my ad down. Since he was travelling for church business I would not be able to meet him. He was having his assistant make all the arrangements of getting the certified funds to me and arrange for pick up by the delivery service used by the church. Three times in the message the church is mentioned. I believe that is designed to make you feel better in case you begin to question parts of the deal.

The 2nd offer came in shortly after the 1st. Again, I was asked to remove my ad as he wanted the item and the price was fair. Also I was told that due to a family emergency we would be unable to meet and that he would arrange for a delivery service that he has used many times in the past to pick-up. The major difference this time is the extra money. Of course I would be receiving certified funds but since his delivery service only takes cash he would be sending me an additional $100. That way when the delivery service arrived I could pay them for him. Usually he would have his wife pay them on delivery but with the family emergency no one would be available.

My solution to both was simple. I agreed to the deal but with 1 stipulation. The certified funds had to be drawn on a local bank and until I had cashed the "certified check" nothing would be released to the delivery company. When I had written them back with my condition I heard  nothing further.

I still have the hospital bed but that is better than being out $100 cash and the bed also being gone. My wife and I live in Louisville, KY so this is a national scam.
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#2 General Comment

just say no to vincent white

AUTHOR: islandman405 - (United States of America)

I also was duped by mr. white i was selling a generator on craigslist and even after i sold it and removed the ad he still sent a "certified check" obviously a fake. beware of this guy
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