Comment on Buying or Selling? An Investigation into Craigslist Scams by Sally.
I, too, received an email from “Jessica.” I think there is more we can do. If you expand the header on your email, you can find the ip address for the sender. Using the address or the domain name the email is sent from (or the fake interparcel domains), you can find who is registering “Jessica’s” domains. (google ‘Whois’ to find the information site.) You can then report ‘her’ to the connected companies.) – I have done this for my emails from her. The registering company’s abuse department responded within hours. I don’t know what the follow up will be, but it would probably help if others wrote as well.
Also, ‘she’ appears to be using domains that are meant to look like actual companies. (For example, someone wrote there is an interparcel company, but that compnany’s domain is not inter-parcel.com). Perhaps we shoul write the true company and let them know that someone is defrauding people in their name. Maybe they might put some effort into tracking ‘her’ down, or at least put a warning on their website.
I know these won’t get anyone’s money back, but perhaps we can get the culprit shut down. I’m somewhat uninformed about Internet fraud, but I’d love to hear if anyone else has thoughts or ideas.