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Old 12-23-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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After a weeklong manhunt, Anchorage police announced Friday the capture of an alleged Craigslist scammer who they say pocketed $130,000 from his victims.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force nabbed Kyle Dwiggins, wanted on charges of theft and scheme to defraud, at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at a strip mall along Tudor Road.

Police capture fugitive Craigslist scammer who posed as home remodeler | Alaska Dispatch

Why anyone would pay someone 50% upfront to do a job is beyond me. I also don't think its very smart to scam someone in Alaska.

Where you going to run? Ruskies to the left of you -- Canucks to the right, so you're stuck in the middle where you committed your crimes.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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Smart! but knot smart enough !! GOOD another nut is off the streets.

Some people refuse to work and think up different ways to 'steal' money!

Now he is going to have plenty of time to think about his next big adventure.

Real Smart;... That's about as smart as trying to steal a car.. .. in Valdez!
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Wonder if he had blown it all and/or if the victims will get anything back?
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Wonder if he had blown it all and/or if the victims will get anything back?
the new about a month ago about a builder who scammed people out of money for taking money for building houses he never built...the people will never see their money as you can't get money out of a stone as they say...it is gone
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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Wonder if he had blown it all and/or if the victims will get anything back?
The money he makes working in prison will be used to pay people back I'm sure.

It oughta be a law - you should be forced to pay back twice what you stole!
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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There are scams like this a lot. People need to be aware and not completely trusting. I usually have at least one or two emails a week from people wanting to buy something with "cash". It really means they want to send a cashiers check for more than the amount and have us refund the difference. Just last week a realtor sent a cashiers check to a title company to put in their trust account. When they ran it through a copier the works "draft" or something to that effect showed up. That guy disappeared...but he will show up somewhere else.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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the new about a month ago about a builder who scammed people out of money for taking money for building houses he never built...the people will never see their money as you can't get money out of a stone as they say...it is gone

Spring before last, I worked the Gulf Oil Spill cleanup out of Waveland, Mississippi. That is where the brunt force of Hurricane Katrina hit... New Orleans just got some flooding sixty miles to the West, but got all the press.

There were nothing but concrete pads where the houses use to be.

The scammers were everywhere taking "Deposits" from people just to be on the "List" to get workers there to rebuild, which never happened.

Not only did these people lose everything to the storm, but they were bilked by con artists to boot. I can see when you have that kind of a disaster where when you catch these scum, you just shoot them on the spot as an example. They show no mercy to those that have lost family, friends and their own life's savings to a disaster and yet they feed on people that are destituit...

I just have no use for vermin or people that hurt other people without cause.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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I'm glad they caught this guy. Craigslist is a wonderful resource, but I know a few people who are so put off by the scammers they refuse to use it.
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Glad they caught him.
Just the other week on Craigslist, I saw several nice 2 to 3 bedroom houses for rent around Anchorage and Eagle River for only $800 or so a month. All had email addresses as contact info and nothing else. Scammer?
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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Most likely. Email addy only is not the reason, but those prices are.
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