Post # 1
I placed an add on a used wedding dress site and within a week had a great bite. Or so I thought until I open my email this morning. The girl was very interested seemed very nice and was super excited about buying my dress all the details where worked out, however, when I opened an email from her this morning she informed me that her Fiance was paying for the dress and he can not get an offical bank check for less than $950. The sale price on the dress was $380. I was selling the dress for $350 and she offered to pay thirty dollars extra for “superior packaging materials”. No big deal I thought I can handle that throw a few packing peanuts and bubble wrap in to make her extra safe for the trip. But she wants me to cash the $950 check and send her the rest of the money in the package with the dress. I’m pretty sure I know whats up but I just wanted to here someone else say it. So opinions ladies, what’s going on?
Oh yeah maybe this should have been a red flag but i thought nothing of it cuz my FH does the same thing, but she said she had a fedex account for work she would send me the shipping label and so dummy me gave her my mailing address, what happens next, I’m not in any kind of danger of ID theft or something am I?
Post # 3
That definitely sounds fishy. Skip it.
Post # 4
Yeah, I’d pass. This sounds so sketchy.
Post # 5
Yeah, I would cut off all contact with her. Try to find someone else that wouldn’t have so many hoops to jump through to sell it.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
It’s most likely going to be a bad check. Don’t contact her again.
Post # 7
I assume that a bank check in the U.S. is pretty much the same as one in Canada. I have used these a couple of times and I have been able to pick the exact amount I wanted them for. I`m pretty sure it is a scam.
Post # 8
yikes! stay away!! definitely a scammer…
I’m not sure about the address thing; I’ve never heard that before.
Post # 10
Yeah, that is a scam! You can’t accept checks. Local cash or get a paypal account.
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Post # 12
I’m sure it’s a scam. I used to work at a bank and they ALWAYS did a certified bank check for whatever the amount of money the customer needed. Cut all communications with her and say adios!
Post # 14
Um a similar thing happened to me…with a car. A guy bought it on ebay however he was oversees…he sent me a bank check for the cost of the car and a shiping company was suppose to pick it and take it there to him. When the bank check arrived it was for the cost of the car and the cost of the shipping whom I was suppose to pay. Seemed a little strange to me. The bank check looked official but I was suspicious of it from the beginning. Why would you send me the money to pay the shipping company? Why not just pay them yourself? The bank check was made out from a local bank in our area so I took it in and explained the situation to them and told them I just wanted to check to see if it was real. It in fact was a fake…the bank manager even sat down with and showed me a real one….it looked exactly the same except the fake has perforated edges and she said theirs are never like that. We contacted the police and filed a report. It was crazy but I’m glad I didn’t attempt to cash the fake thru my bank or it coulda come back to bite me in the a$$.
Another incident that happened to me ……my Fiance and I were looking for a new place and I thought I had found a fab one on craigslist.com….it was a single family home for rent. Absolutely beautiful….we got the address and drove by it…something was wrong…it looked totally inhabited and it didn’t look like they were moving anytime soon. I emailed the person who listed the house and said that I really liked the house and was very interested. Someone emailed me back and was asking me to fill out an online application including all of our into…social security numbers ans all. Very suspicious….So I got on my computer and did a property tax assessment for the address and got the owners name and number. When I called him he was shocked that his house was listed as for rent. He said that he and his wife had lived there for 10 years and didn’t pan to move. I gave him the web address for the ad and he thanked me. i then emailed the person who listed it and told them that I was reporting them.
Its amazing what people will do to try and scam people. I wish nothing but bad things for these scammers!!
Post # 15
Ditto, sounds like a scam. I wouldn’t worry too much about your address, just be real good about checking your account activity (credit cards, debits, etc) if you use online banking and watch for weird mail like offers and crap