World Wide Speed Post / Craigslist Phoenix Scam Buyer
This company is a fake being used by scam buyers! I had placed a Craigslist ad in Phoenix to sell furniture for $400. Within less than 4 hours of placing my ad, I received an email response from a prospective buyer named Rachel Alanna ([protected]@gmail.com). She claimed to be handicapped, not able to come see the furniture, thereby requesting additional photos. I sent these to her; about a day later I got an email saying she was buying the furniture for her daughter in New Hampshire and stated she needed my full name and address to provide the shipping company. I asked her to provide me the $400 payment in cash; she replied telling me she would use PayPal because it was secure and asked for my email. Foolishly I sent that info to her, but my gut feeling was there was something fishy going on. Sure enough, I began getting emails from a Shipping Agent Mike Sears asking me to send $300 via Western Union to his address: 95 Shady Ridge Rd, Somerville AL 35670. His email listed: [protected]@tx.am. The Western Union request immediately raised a red flag! They list the furniture is to be shipped to Rachel Alanna, 110 Broadway, Concord NH 03301. But when I Google'd the address, it isn't legit. I also got 4 emails from a phony PayPal address listed as "[protected]@intl.paypal.com" stating they had deposited $730 but that the funds were not accessible until I paid the shipping fee. Just like another complaint stated, their English writing is very poor; within the PayPal email with all the fancy logos to make it look legitimate, you can see the English is badly written. The Craigslist warning about avoiding deals involving wiring money and shipping are true. Sellers Be VERY WARY and if it smells like rotten eggs, then it probably is rotten eggs!