FSJ Now! - www.fsjnow.comImportant Information on SCAMS

Here you will find the some of the latest information on scams that are rampant on the internet as well as scam emails reported by users.

Please send us any scam information you may come accross, unless it is the same as what is listed here, so we can add it to these lists. Please send it to

We monitor the ads, and reported ads, here very closely and delete suspicious ads as soon as we find them as well as ban the user's account. We cannot stop the type of scammer that contacts you directly but trust you will use your better judgement and the information contained below to make an informed decision.

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Rules to live by when using FSJ Now! or any online service:

1. If it sounds to good to be true.....It IS!

2. Someone wants to buy your item without seeing it......SCAM!

3. Someone is out of town and wants you to send them money for an item or rental in advance without meeting them face to face and before seeing the item or property.....SCAM!

4. Someone wants to buy your item and they are not local.....most likely a SCAM....but due diligence in this case is important.

5. The emails received from a seller or buyer uses poor english as in not the way people normally speak here.....SCAMMER!

6. A person wants to pay you for your item with money order or PayPal.....SCAM!

7. If they cannot pay you with cash or cheque (be careful).....SCAM!

8. Someone wants you to relay money to them after you take your items money from the relayed funds.....SCAM!

9. Someone wants to pay you more than your asking price for an item.....SCAM!

10. Any pets from out of the area.....most likely SCAM!

11. A person wants a copy of picture ID sent to them.....SCAM!. NEVER send another person a copy of any type of ID...ever.

12. Someone contacts you for the price on your item and has no idea what you are selling....SCAMMER!

13. Sob story of any kind....SCAMMER! e.g. I am in the middle of the atlantic and want to buy your item for my father on fathers day...blah blah blah

Reported scammer email addresses:

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  • Any contact from anyone using the name Raed Nasser, or part of the name(R.Nasser, Read N., Dr Nasser, etc.), in either an email address or name. Watch for variations in spelling as well.
  • alanna098@outlook.com (Alanna Bryan)
  • olaway@gmx.com
  • coreyjohn098@yahoo.com (Corey John)
  • dignitylawfirm@lawyer.com
  • lynnetuck80@gmail.com
  • kennethhil40@gmail.com (Ken)
  • e_tiepo009@yahoo.com (Ermi)
  • guapritenw@gmail.com
  • buttrcupi@gmail.com
  • dorothnelson@yahoo.com (Dorothy)
  • fireworkhere@rediffmail.com (Louis)
  • khallicrosland@outlook.com (Crosland Khalli)
  • robuckner@outlook.com(Rob Buckner)
  • testarossa_07@yahoo.com (Louis)
  • brndwilson007@gmail.com (Brandon Wilson)
  • coolmanbynature11@yahoo.com (Morris Williams)
  • chrisgreen4real87@yahoo.com (Chris Green)
  • santos_chance@yahoo.com (Santos Chance)
  • rirouni86@yahoo.ca (Les Vex)
  • robertham41@gmail.com (Robert C. Hampsey)
  • onepound51@yahoo.com
  • hatch_up@yahoo.com

Common online scams:

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1. Pet for adoption(usually rare hard to find breed or sought after breed) and fees to be paid at airport for shipping, vet bills, etc. that never end for there is no pet only fees to be paid.

2. Vehicle, ATV, etc. for sale at a ridiculously low price and you cannot call the person or see the vehicle for they are out of town or need a deposit first.

3. Rental properties where the owner/landlord is unfortunately out of town and they will fly back for you but only if you send them money in advance.

4. Watch for very real looking, fake, PayPal emails. We do not see why anyone local would need to be paid by PayPal for their items for it is a local site. Recommended cash or cheque only.
DO NOT!!! give a deposit on anything or pay for anything without meeting the person and making sure receipts and paper work is in order if needed.
There is no reason, EVER, to send someone, who is buying an item from you, money, no matter how good the sob story sounds.

Latest Scammer information and Scammer emails reported:

Receive one of these that is different than what those listed below? If so please forward it to

Added May 9th, 2018

Bogus Royal Bank Cheques from Canada Wide Media Limited
My name is --------- and I just wanted you to be aware that my son placed an ad to sell his dirt bike on FSJ now. He had someone interested in buying his bike and to hold the bike till they could come see it and purchase it, they sent a check. The check was $4000 more than what we were selling the bike for, and they said it was a mistake and if we could deposit the check and send back the remainder of the money.

The check says it was from the Royal Bank of Canada as well as it says Canada Wide Media Limited. I knew right away it was a scam, and I went to the Royal Bank and they said that this is the 3rd check they have received in the last couple weeks. However, I do not know if the other 2 checks were from ads on FSJ now.

Added June 26th, 2017

Request to text 431-302-0918
A scammer is posting ads for pomeranian and other types of dogs as well as vehicles like hondas, etc. The person wants you to text the number 431-302-0918.
We continually remove these ads quickly and ban the account used. This user continually registers new email addresses and uses a different fake name although the number to text is always the same.

Added June 26th, 2017

Scam was reported by a user in regards to a wanted ad they had posted.
The Scam:
You are contacted by a person that claims they have the item you are looking for, but they live in Fort Nelson (or another nearby location).
They mention they work for a trucking company that comes through Fort St. John every couple days.
They send pictures of what you are looking for and they answer your questions about it.
You agree to buy the item and they agree to send the item down to Fort St. John on a truck going south.
You arrange to meet the truck at a local service station.
They ask how you want to pay, you say cash when I get the item.
They reply that it would be better for if you e-transfer the money because the driver won’t be back to Fort Nelson for awhile.
You agree to e-transfer.
The morning the item is supposed to leave Fort Nelson they text that they are worried are going to get burned if you pick up the item and do not pay.
So the person asks for half the money that morning.
The person uses the name of a person in Fort Nelson that you find on Facebook as a real person who works for a trucking company.
You do not expect a scam so you e-transfer half the money.
They text back that he received the transfer and truck will be on the road in about an hour, so he will be arriving in the next 5 hours.
You then never hear from them again.
You google search for the image item you are buying and the photos they sent were from a for sale ad in the United States.
The scammer put alot of effort into this scam to be able to validate their location as local.

Added July 3rd, 2016

Scammer emailed a seller offering to send a money order and a shipper will pickup the item. You can tell by the email the person has no idea what the item is and cannot write in very good english which is another sign of a scam.
Hi once again,
Thanks for your swift message, I'm really sorry for not responding back to your message earlier, it was due to some works I've been busy with in my Office, but it's fine now.Yes I'm ready to Purchase this (Ads) from you, Please Consider it SOLD already to me, Also keep off all buyers and i don't know if it is possible for you to delete the advert from the internet so that other buyers will not contact you for the item till the arrival of my Local Mover/ Shipper.
I have gone through the content of the advert once again am very satisfy.Your contact information will be needed so that I can Instruct my Secretary to made the Payment out to you via a U.S Post Money Order, Cashier's Bank Check or Banker Draft, which will be issue to you for the payment and pick up will be arrange after the Payment is Fully Cleared by your Bank.
Please email me your contact information for the Payment to you be delivered such as:
Your Full Name on the Payment#
Your Full Contact Address#
Your Postal Code#
Your State/City #
Your Total Selling Price#
Your Cell Phone Num#
Your Office Phone Num#

I will be here awaiting your quick response asap.
Thank You

Added September 16th, 2016

Scammer emailed a seller offering to send a cheque and a mover will pickup the item
The following screenshots are from a user who recognized the texter as a scammer and was not scammed buy, inconvenienced by this type of parasite. Notice the area code, which a quick google search revealed it was from Connecticut. No one from there is going to buy an item from all the way up in Fort St. John. Again, if you cannot meet the person..SCAM

Added Oct 25th, 2014

Ads regarding firearms for sale
There has been a person trying to scam users into buying various types of guns. The user claims they are in Fort St. James and after pleasant exchanges with the potential buyer, the buyer lets their guard down and sends the scammer a deposit and/or photo ID of themselves.
This has happened a couple of time to unsuspecting buyers.
Be extremely cautious of any seller or buyer that you cannot meet face to face.

Please remember it is best to NEVER deal with someone who you cannot meet in person, NEVER....EVER....EVER send anyone money. If you cannot hand it to them in person there is most likely something wrong. The same goes for sending personal information to another person.

Added Mar 29, 214

I own the property and lived there before with a dog,i relocated to with her louisana on the basis of job and that's why we need to rent it out,It is Available Immediately and Damage deposit is required,Utilities is included and Well-trained pets are welcome. Their is iron and iron board,Refrigerator, hot plates,Coffee machine,Washing machine with dryer, Electric oven,Microwave oven,Dish washer,Large screen TV and international channels, High speed internet Free,AIR CONDITIONING mobile system in summer. how many of you will be there plus when would you like to move in. Do you have a blackberry pin? I can add you up and easily forward the pictures to you through there.
Marian and Louis

Added Mar 29th, 2014

Thanks for the prompt response.I am a marine engineer and at this moment i am presently working offshore,i am OK with the price and i will love to make an instant purchase, I am located in Weslaco, TX.so please do withdraw the advert from the site.I don't mind adding an extra $20 dollars for you to take the advert down from the site so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item ,I am buying the item as a gift for my brother, I want to surprise him. I don't have access to my bank account on-line as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my PayPal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through PayPal, kindly get back to me with your PayPal details if you don't have PayPal account yet,it is very easy to set up at your bank and get it set up,after you have set it up i will only need the e-mail address you use for registration with PayPal so as to put the money through so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around for verifications and to pick the item after i have made the payments for the item .So I will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the making of the payment.
1.Your PayPal full name.
2.Your PayPal Email Address.
3..Your phone number.
Once again ,I will like you to know that you will not be responsible for shipping. I will have my pick-up agent come over as soon as you have receive the payment confirmation.Do Have a nice day,
My Best Regard....
Corey John
Shipper addresses given:

Added Feb 17th, 2014

10 Month Old Baby Boy for Adoption
There has been a person posting ads regarding a 10 month old baby boy for adoption. These ads are a scam. I do not know the nature of the scam, but this person has been using different accounts over the last year and a half or so to periodically post these ads. The interesting part is that you would think they would be smart enough to change the age of the fake child as it has not aged since these types of ads started appearing......over 18 months...go figure. We take all scam/spam ads very seriously and even more so when a child is mentioned. These types of ads are not allowed or condoned on this site and we remove the ads and block the accounts immediately.

Added Oct 12, 2013

Hi again, My medical team will deploy back to Japan. Right now I'm in a military base of Columbia, South Carolina. The vehicle is here with me at the base and the delivery process will be managed by me.The shipping will take 3 max 5 days. It will come with a clear title and reg. I am a member of the google wallet buyer protection program and using this service you will get a 7 days testing period after delivery. During that 7 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested so I can ask google wallet to send you the details on this deal. If interested just email with your legal name (for the bill of sale) address where you want the vehicle delivered and phone # where you can be reached, so we can get the ball rolling.
Thank you, Angela

Added Mar 24th, 2013

Thanks for the response and I'm satisfied with the condition of the truck..I will offer you the amount required and i will love to make an instant purchase, I will like you to withdraw the advert from the site, I'm buying the truck for my dad as a birthday present because i know my dad will love the truck more than you can imagine and I really want the truck to be a surprise to him by not disclosing the truck until the delivery is made to him. I'm located in Montreal, but due to my occupation as a businessman and right now i'm out of state for a business trip. I don't mind adding an extra $20 for you to take the advert down from the site so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the truck. I can only pay out through PayPal because i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking, but i can pay from my PayPal account. all i need is your PayPal money request or PayPal email address to make the payments and i will be happy to pay PayPal charges as well, and if you don't have a PayPal account yet, you can set one up at www.paypal.com it cant take you less than some mins to do that, i will be expecting your PayPal email to make the payment for the truck.
I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments has been sorted.

Added Mar 6th, 2013

Hey Seller How are you doing and hope that you are having a great day ahead?
I am very interested in purchasing the Item posted by you?I will like to ask you the following questions.
Are you the real owner of the Item?
What is the present condition Item?
How much is the final asking price of the Item?
What's your Mode of Payment? Paypal Payment
Where is the exact location for the pickup the Item from you? I have a pickup agent that will be coming to pick up the Item from you? I'll looking forward to read from you at my email bellow(e_tiepo009@yahoo.com)
IBest Regard Erimi

Added Feb 13th, 2013

I am a professional woman looking for a someone to take care of my newly renovated place, ground-floor suite (not a basement).I am into marketing and consultancy and i travel alot so am looking to rent out.
The suite has brand-new energy-efficient windows, new lighting fixtures, new floors throughout, new high-efficiency appliances (washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator), wireless internet, cable AND a working wood burning fireplace. The room comes either furnished . Month to month lease if you want.
I am a long time snowboarder, grow a passion for surfing, love photography and pack picnics for the beach. I have a weak spot for a pint of St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale, rosie blush, Christmas movie marathons and cheese cake ice cream. I work in marketing and volunteer for a grassroots environmental organization here.
You are, ideally, the tenant i want if you are - tidy, drama free, respectful and trustworthy, and preferably don't smoke.
If that might sound like a good fit to you, send me a few lines and tell me about yourself. Looking forward to hear from you!
I travel alot so sorry for my late response,i am currently in ukraine now with my husband so let me know if you are interested and be specific with what you want.
Do you have any pets? How old are your pets? Are they housebroken?
Do you plan on getting a roommate in the future?
What is your typical work day like? Do you work night shifts or odd hours?

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I will travel over to meet you to do an inspection and we shall put our agreements in writings and documented,sign reciept and lease.
You are also required to make out security deposit to me here through money gram or wu before i come over,This Security Deposit is security that you will comply with all the terms of this Lease and a sign of commitment on your own part,you might be wondering why am coming from faraway,i think it's crucial i meet the person who will be living and taking care of my property while am gone.This Security Deposit may not be used to pay the last month�s rent if you want,it might represent your first month rent.
Let me know if you want to proceed so i can share pictures and also i would be needing some informations from you.

Added Feb 11th, 2013

Thanks for the fast respond and your interest in buying my car. Look how we will do this step:
Before leaving Canada I had prearranged shipping,delivery and also the payment with MoneyBookers. So my presence isn't necessary. (The car is locked in a MoneyBookers warehouse Toronto ready for shipping and delivery any where in Canada only. The price of car $4,500.00 includes all the shipping and delivery costs,so you won't have to pay any extra charges.
Here is what I suggest: We will use MoneyBookers which acts like an escrow service , you make a deposit of 15% the price of the car in a MoneyBookers managed trust fund account. ( they hold the money until you receive the car ), the car will be delivered with the title,owner's manual, 2 sets of keys, service records, and of course the bill of sale authorized and signed by me). I will offer a 5 days period from the day you receive it from the shipping company,you can inspect it, take it to a mechanic to check it out, drive it and then if you decided to keep it, you'll confirm to MoneyBookers the sale so that they can start paying me and then you send me the remaining money. If, by any reason, you will not be satisfied with it ( even though I can assure you that it is exactly as described), you can return it at my expense for a full refund of your money, no questions asked. I think this is more than fair for the both of us.
NOTE: The deposit (down payment) is refundable, and is just a security measure, to make sure that you are serious, so that they are not going to ship the car, and loose time and money.
So if you are interested to go ahead with the deal, please reply with your full names, house # and street address,state,city,postal code and phone number so I can ask MoneyBookers to open a case! After, they will contact you explaining all the details regarding the payment. I'm looking forward to hear from you.
Thank you. Robert.

Added Feb 8th, 2013

I want to know if your 2003 Grand Am still available for sale,What is the asking price,I will like to pay using PayPal,After payments has been made,I will arrange for the pick-up and will you let my pick-up agent to come to you house for the pick up? Because i don't want you to worry yourself about the shipment.

Added Feb 8th, 2013

I am interested in buying your 2003 Grand Am and would like to receive additional information about it, such as present condition, last asking price and pics if available, i will like to pay using PayPal. Here's my email-(robuckner@outlook.com) Regards. Rob Buckner.

Added Feb 3rd, 2013

Hello, Thank you for your interest in purchasing my atv. It is in perfect condition, with no scratches on it, no damage. Everything about this atv functions perfectly. If you are interested in buying, the price is CAD $ 4,400. I had to move with my family to the United Kingdom so I can't use it anymore and I've decided to sell it. The atv is currently stored in a warehouse near Winnipeg, MB and I must pay a daily fee for storing so I priced it low to sell it fast. I'll handle the shipping, so this will be free of charge for you. The transaction will be done through eBay for our own protection, no money first to me. Your funds will be 100% insured until you will receive and inspect the atv, and I will be sure that I will receive the payment. You will have 10 days from the time you receive the atv to inspect it nd decide if you want to keep it or not. If you want to buy my atv then e-mail me: Full name for the title, Shipping address As soon as I have this information I'll start the official procedure, and they will notify you about this. You'll also receive important guidelines + instructions from them (please go through them exactly). Looking forward to hearing from you,

Added Feb 1st, 2013

I am Chris from Nelson BC Canada,i hope you still have it posted for sale and how much is it?
Thanks chrisgreen4real87@yahoo.com

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please i need you to list all you have for sale with prices i have many things on mind to buy. Thanks Chris

Added Jan 12th, 2013

I am Santos Chance a Canadian from Nelson BC Canada presently working in a law firm in Nigeria under Barrister Thompson Steve Chamber writing you regarding an unclaim 10,000,000.00$ [Ten Million Dollars Only).
A client willed a fortune to his next-of-kin. It was most unfortunate that he and his next-of-kin died,the lawyer of the deceased employ me to assist him find someone who can claim the money.
Moreso, If you are interested kindly write me back with the requested details in order to forward it to the lawyer before we proceed and discuss percentage :
Applicant First Name:
Applicant Middle Name:
Applicant Last Name:
Applicant Resident Address:
Applicant Postal Address:
Applicant Home Phone:
Applicant Cell Phone:
Applicant Date of Birth:
Applicant Sex:
Applicant Marital Status:
Applicant Religion:
Scan Data Page of Passport:
Santos Chance

Added Dec 11th, 2012

How are you?My house is For the Professional couple or family that requires only the best, you will feel right at home in this beautiful, like new Executive style townhouse.

You will feel proud to call this your home. This immaculate, spacious townhouse is 1,184 sq. ft. with a single car garage (great for winter storage of your car) and a single energized parking stall.

The main floor has a spacious kitchen with top of the line Whirlpool appliances (newer appliances). For your convenience the stove is an easily maintained convection glass cook top. For ease of cleaning a quiet and efficient dishwasher is available. In the living room there is a nice fireplace and sliding door leading to an open backyard for gardening and having a BBQ.
Imagine on those nice sunny days and after a hard days work, its nice to relax and have a BBQ on your patio and for the kids to enjoy the great little yard in the back. And for those extra hot days the townhouse is equipped with a new central air conditioner.

On those cold winter months the townhouse is equipped with a new high efficiency Trane furnace and new upgraded windows.

For extra storage or for more room for the kids, your basement is open, clean, bright and spacious . Your basement will have like new energy efficient washer and dryer to satisfy all of your laundry needs. As well, there are plenty of storage cabinets for safe storage of all your cleaning products.

The comfort and convenience of your home is further enhanced with a single car garage and energized parking stall. The garage comes complete with a remote controlled garage door opener so that you can easily drive in conveniently out of the snow or rain. Now imagine, using your garage would really save you time and effort not to have to scrape and clean the ice and snow off your car as you prepare to leave to your destination .

What is your budget and what kind of lease are you looking to sign?Any pet?

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Nice to read from you,I am aaron and i moved to lugansk ukraine with my family,i will come over to meet you if you are serious about all this,i know it's a long journey but it is worth it ,meeting someone who i will leave my lovely property to,you will also need to make out deposit to me,it is a sign of commitment,Deposit would be refunded if you won't be in the area any longer,maybe found another place to stay or my rental doesn't seem appealing again after viewing which i know it's impossible.
When we conclude,i'll send more pics to you and i assure you it is in a good location

Added Dec 5th, 2012

Sorry if i delayed in responding. I'm in Miami,Florida (USA) right now
and I have been very busy. Thank you for your interest in buying the
car. The car is located in Canada right now and has Canadian
papers.Why is the price so low? because i recently relocated and i
want to sell the car since i got a new one here. So all that I want to
do now is to sell the car at this price because I need to sell it
fast.The title is clean and you will have absolutely no problems to
register the car in your city.
I will tell you a few words about the car.
My 2006 Nissan Altima Sedan with Automatic transmission it is in
immaculate condition with 80,861 Kilo Maters, rust free , no scratch
and hasn't been involved in any accident. The motor runs very well.The
interior looks great( NO SMOKING). This car needs nothing,the title is
clear ,is not a salvage one.The vehicle has all your daily driving
needs and it is very economical on gas; which is great during this
tough economical times. Equipped with power windows; power locks;
power side view mirrors;power steering wheel; air conditioned climate
control; rear window defroster; AM/FM/CD/MP3 player; Auxiliary input;
center arm rest with storage compartment; anti lock brakes; dual front
impact air bags and so much more.

I want this transaction to go smoothly enough as I am caught in the
middle of some very important events and have little time at my
disposal.The car is like new, in perfect condition,accident free, no
scratches, no marks, no need for additional repairs or what so ever. a
genuine road runner ready to be yours, but only if you will understand
and you won't make me loose time as it has already happened to me.
Where are you located and phone # ?. When do you want the car because
i want to sell it fast?.

Here are all the photos of my car. The pictures are recent, and they
were taken right before preparing the car for sale.
The car is exactly as shown in the pictures:

The price is $4,500.00 and that is my last price. I will sell only to
buyers who are really interested in buying the car ,to be sure that I
don't wast my time with endless discussions.This way,I shall be
assured of the serious intentions .

So if you are interested please email me back for next step.

Thank you and I'II wait your email back.


Added Nov 24th, 2012

2009 Polaris Ranger Xp 700 4x4 $4800

For the moment I'm out of country for a while. I'm in US, working here until the 25th of June. As much as I'd like to close the deal in person or sell it locally, this is impossible for me because I don't have anyone in Canada to help me with the sale or to show you the atv. That is why I decided to sell the atv over the internet. I am planning to take a flight back to Canada to make this deal face to face but I've already passed through a bad experience last week and I can not risk my job until I have a serious deal. This is why I propose we close the deal through Google Wallet. If you are not aware of Google Wallet you should know that it will allow you to test drive and inspect the atv before paying me. In this way you're not buying something sight unseen. Let me explain you how it works. You will send the money to Google Wallet and as soon as the payment is confirmed I will fly back to Canada so we can close this deal face to face. During all this time Google Wallet will hold the money. If you are satisfied with the atv and decide to keep it Google Wallet will release the money to me. If you decide not to keep it Google Wallet will refund you the money, no questions asked. I think this is more than fair for the both of us. If you want to buy it please email me your full name and address and I will start the transaction with Google Wallet. They will contact you with all the info that you need to complete this deal. If you are not interested, thank you for your time anyway.

Added Nov 9th, 2012

I own the property and stay there before with my wife and
a kid and a dog,i relocated to florida on the basis of job and that's why we need to rent it out,It is Available Immediately and Damage deposit is required,Utilities is included and Well-trained pets are welcome. Their is iron and iron board,Refrigerator, hot plates,Coffee machine,Washing machine with dryer, Electric oven,Microwave oven,Dish washer,Large screen TV and international channels, High speed internet Free,AIR CONDITIONING mobile system in
summer. how many of you will be there plus
when would you like to move in.