Post # 1
Hello, I am writting a post reguarding fraud attempts. I have recieved emails reguarding people being interested in the product that I am selling. However everything has not been adding up. I recieved a check for way over the correct amount that it should have been for. I then took this check to the bank to have them check it out and sure enough I was right. This person simply emails you asking to make an urgent purchase. Then after you make the agreement to ship the items they do not give you any kind of information as to where to ship it out to because they contact a company to come pick up the item from your house. Also when I tried to email the people back the email addres somehow became an invalid email address. When the check came in I noticed that the name of the person on the check did not match the name that I was being emailed off of. Also when they signed the check the first letter of the information on the box did not match the signed check. I tried to contact the number [provided on the fed ex box yesterday and it said this number is no longer in service. After a few hours of researching I recieved two text messages from this random number wanting to know when I was shippping out the item and what not. I never contacted them back because I was on top of what was happening. Just wanting everyone to know that they need to be aware of what is going on and to be careful!
Post # 3
@mmascioli17: These are well known scams that occur on every website where someone is selling something.
Post # 3
mmascioli17: I had the same or similar incident from a man named JoeCrawford10 email:JoeCd1978@gmail.com, phone number: 707-992-5196. He sent me a “cashiers” check in the wrong amount by $100.00 then emailed me frantically stating that his father had died, he and his daughter had been in a car accident, and the bank had accidently sent me more funds that needed to go to hospital bills, and asked me by the grace fof god to assure him his funds would be safe with me until i could revert them back. I waited, and when the check arrived it was issued from Wells Fargo, but From an art institue colleg in pacedena, ca….not Joe Crawford, or anyone for that matter. He then messaged me…giveing “instructions to follow”. Yet he wouldnt answer me as to where the dress should be sent, just that I needed to western union money after I deposited the check to a particular name and routing #…claiming it was for his daughter life saving emergency. Yet it wasnt going to an accounts payable hospital. instead to Bank Name: BOFI Federal Bank<br />Account Name: Jeannine Hills<br />Acct #: 9000149087719130<br />Routing #: 122287675
when I attempted to deposit the check by mobile deposit, my bank woudlnt take it…then when I voiced my hesitation Joe then became frantic claiming he needed 1600.00 TO SAVE HIS daughters LIFE! He wanted me to wire it, so I offered to simply take it to wells fargo and have it proccessed back to payer. I then blocked his number went to my local branch, and shared my concerns with them. They then investigated it, foudn it was fradulent, and proccessed it for fraud. When I told Joe of this and politely informe him of my findinings….he responded In a very aggresive and vulgar manner. However, be wear of Joe and other like him, If it doesnt seem right…check it out first!!
Post # 4
Beware of Michelle Brooks too! I never responded to the last email. They offered more than my asking price and said it was because they wanted to buy ASAP. Here’s the email, it’s definitely a scam!
<div dir=”ltr”>Hello ,<br /><br />Thanks so much for your Reply concerning my inquiry, I gladly appreciate this so much and I feel comfortable with the Picture and my daughter love this so much and I also show this to my Wife and they are very pleased with this but due to my daughter upcoming events I wont be able to call or receive call at the moment because I am really busy doing all the running around here, I will be glad to add $50 to the final asking price you looking to sell this, I want you to hold it for me before any other Interested person contact you regarding the sale. Also just to let you know I will be paying you via Bank Certified Cashier Check so please provide your Full name, Address , City, State and Zip Code, Along with your Cell Phone number to complete the Payment and have it issued out.<br /><br />I will be glad to overnight the Payment to you for you to be rest assured that I am really Interested in Purchasing this and to get the Check to you. As for delivery, I will make arrangement for the pick-ups after you have receive the Payment the next day and everything goes through with your Bank, If this meets your approval, Kindly get back to me as soon as possible with your Payment Information to be writing on the Check along with your Cell Phone number so the Payment can be mailed out. am looking to purchase this as fast as possible. Just to let you know as soon as you have the Payment in hand, We can talk about the Pick up of the item. I will be glad if you can take the Posting off the Market Place today because I will be making the Payment as soon as you get back to me with your Payment Info. Also I am leaving the State to NH tomorrow and I will be glad to have your Complete payment information before then so I can proceed with the Payment before I left immediately so I can contact the Bank to issue out the Payment ASAP.<br /><br />Thanks and May God Bless you.<br /><br />Michelle Brooks<br /></div>