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I try to sale stuff on internet but got guy sent me hot check knew it was when he sent extra money and wanted me to send rest to movers no I didn't cause I got bought with one his number is 770-737-1780 /770-299-8990 I am out 1880.00 net to catch them on internet man can't sale anything any moreShow more
had emails from Cindy Malkins stating she wished to purchase a desk I had posted on Craig's list for $200. She communicated she was on assignment and would send me a check that I could deposit and wait for clearance. Then I could call her moving company to arrange pick up. I understand people being on assignment. However, the check she sent me was for $2,840. Mind you the desk is $200. She indicated the next step would be to send thru moneygram the remaining amount. First warning sign. The check is supposedly drawn from Beneficial Bank, Philadelphia, PA, from a Matz Land Transfer Services in Wayne PA. The UPS envelope w/ check came from Dermatology Center of Atlanta, Weichert Natl Title Svs, LLC, 909 Rte 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. 2nd warning sign - None of this was coming together for me so I emailed her that I just wanted to send back the check. Then I googled and found all this. I originally thought this person was running or hiding which I wanted no part of - but I guess they are just scamming.........beware..originally a text......emails used: [email protected], [email protected] Lost no $$$$Show more
LIsted a high-end item for sale on craigslist. Within 15 minutes I get a text response agreeing to full price. (Red flag 1) The ad stated cash only, he asked if I'd take a check (Red flag 2). I said "Cashier's check only". He agree'd , then said he would send me the tracking number.
A few hours later he sent another text stating he was sending "extra money" for me to pay his agent who was moving a few other items for him (Red flag 3). My response was no, if he wanted to send a check, then he needed to send it to his agent, and he could cash it. I didn't get a response, but as I thought about it, I didn't want some goon showing up at my door demanding an item that hadn't been paid for, so I sent another text telling him once I had confirmed payment, I would mail the item to him.
He agreed. I didn't hear from him again until 5 days later. At this time he sent me the tracking number, however, the tracked item had already arrived at my home (Red flag 4), He shipped his check through UPS,(Red flag 5). He was smart enough to know that using the postal system would guarantee this became a federal case if charges were raised.
He sent 3-4 more texts insisting I deposit the check "today" (red flag 6).
When I reviewed the shipper's envelope, the sender's information could not be read (red flag 7), and when I opened the envelope, he sent a standard check, not a cashier's check (red flag 8). He wrote the check for $1450.00 more than the sales price. (red flag 9) Now if this wasn't enough, I did my due diligence, and did as much research as I could. I found that his phone number was out of IL, the "check" was mailed from DE, and the owner of the check was out of TX. Hmmm, pretty questionable. (Red flag 10)
It turned out that the check name/address belonged to an 83 year old woman. I don't think this woman had any interest in purchasing a piece of sports memorabilia, especially of a rival team.
So a simple call to the "bank" confirmed that it was a fake check, no such account number existed.
Guys like this are hoping that you're desperate enough to "risk" cashing the check. It was also strangely convenient that his "check" didn't arrive until Friday. A scammer knows that if it's deposited on Friday, the bank would still be trying to verify funds on Monday, but I knew with his first response he was a scammer.
Who would agree to full price without a single question, or not make a single attempt to bring to negotiate a lower price? He made a lot of "spelling" and grammatical errors, and was way too pushy on trying to get the check "cashed". In the end, I told him the check was written for too much and I just couldn't accept it. I also stated that I had requested a cashier's check. Again he ignored that part of my text, then told me I could keep 600.00 of overage. So when I said I wouldn't accept the check he sent, he went away. A simple "ok" and I never heard from him again. My concerns are for those people, whose names and addresses are attached quite unknowingly, to this guy's scam. I'm just GLAD I got him to waste 20.00, but he should be arrested.
6464948641- goes by the name Jo Ann N Lowrey. Answers Craigslist ads as if she is the owner of goods being sold. Collects money then disappears.Show more
I received this email after agreeing to sell this person a wooden bookshelf on Craigslist. It was for $120 and I was sent a check for $2,500. Didn't even try to deposit it. Below is the email I was sent upon receiving the check and the email I sent back.
I hope you are doing well, I am glad to inform you that the check has been delivered today and my apologies for the delay in delivery
The check includes the movers fee and this fee is to be sent to the movers after the check is cleared
I am so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and I know you were not expecting this and I tried my best but my situation makes this the best and my only option if I am to still purchase this, I figured if you as stranger could trust me with your details I should be able to trust you with my money and shows there is lots of good hearted people out there which I know you are
The reason the check amount is so high is due to my relocation and it covers insurance, tax of this item along with others being moved
I would like to pay an additional $20 making it a total of $50 for any inconvenience this may have caused I hope this helps
All you have to do now is deposit the check today at your bank and once it clears the rest of the funds is to be sent to the movers via Moneygram so that the pickup can be done would be providing required movers information shortly
Would await your message so we can move forward thank you
I will be ripping up the check I received today and forwarding all our correspondence to the proper websites. I do not participate in scams and hope you rot in hell for trying to take advantage of people in this way.
Saw a twin size captains bed with shelves and headboard for 400.00. Called, lady answered asked if they had n white, said yes. She said I had to pay Walmart to Walmart before 10am next morning to get next day n offered mattresses for 560.00. Said to pay to Joe Benedetti. I did. That was 5 days ago. Have multiple messages n phone calls. Still no bed. Said had 7 warehouses. Gave this address. 14901 Grand River Rd. Ft. Worth, Tex. Called Coaster Co. Of America. Has multiple ads on Craigslist. Please respond!!Show more