Post # 1
I got this e-mail from someone who sounds like one of those scammers asking for all your personal info on e-mail, I tried to e-mail mr. and mrs.. bee, but cant find a way to do that; I would like to report this but dont know of any way how
normally I get inquiries from people if I sell something about the item but not asking all my personal info upfront and an elaborate explanantion, sounds like those e-mail junk mail I get
I just got this eerie suspicious feeling and am very concerned; I’m not even selling a dress
i am MRS SMITH GRACE,living in houston texas,i cam across your listing on the site that you are ready to sell the dress which you posted there,well just want to let you know that i am interested in it and i will like to purhcase it as soon as possible.this is in line with the directive that i will be using it very soon for an important weddding engagement which i am celebrating and i have to look good.but i will like to ask you some questions…..
1 what is the final asking price.
2what is the present condition of the dress.
2well,i will like to make you payment through my banker through a cashier check,so i will like you to get back to me with your contact details so that i can make you the payment and send it to you as soon as possible.
ZIP POSTAL CODE…………………..
your urgent reply will help me to start processing the dress for me to get full access to it.
GET BACK TO ME WITH MY PRIVATE MAIL ADDRESS ON <span style=”font-size: x-small; color: #81a026;”>[email protected]
i am hoping to hear from you.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I just forwarded the link to this thread along to Mrs. Penguin. That sounds shady!
Post # 4
I had a scammer message me in my inbox as well, but it was a different story. Those guys will try anything!
Post # 5
I got the exact same email in response to my wedding dress classified ad.
Post # 7
It’s a total scam. No real bride is going to purchase a dress sight unseen with no questions asked!
Post # 9
definetly sounds like scam, like the do on craigslist and such. Nice thing is hit the delete button and its gone:)
Post # 10
That is DEFINITELY a scam. The next stage is this: She will send you a cashier’s check for 2-3 times the price of the dress, then say “oops, can you refund the difference?” You’ll send her $500 or $1000 or however much the “refund” should be, but then you’ll find out that her check bounced, and you’re out the money you sent the scammer.
A scammer tried this on some student tutors at my university this year — she claimed she wanted to pay them up front for tutoring her kids, then sent them a check with an extra 0 on it and asked them to refund the difference for her “mistake.” Fortunately they were smart enough not to try and cash the checks or send her any money. It turned out she lived in another state and didn’t even have any kids!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Sounds really really sketch.
Post # 12
Thank you for keep us informed so that EVERYONE is on the lookout. We help put these scammers out of business by making everyone aware. Good Job!
Post # 13
i’ve JUST gotten something like that for my craigslist post on my dress, asked me how much is my final price, do i still have my dress, what forms of payment do i accept…and then when i replied, they just said, ok give me your full name and address so i can send you a check. i can’t imagine ANY real brides (or real CONSUMERS) would buy ANYTHING with no questions asked about the product…
Post # 14
Hhhmmm, I got an email over the weekend about a dress I’m trying to sell on OnceWed, it wasn’t exactly like this, but similar. I wonder if it’s a scam? Yikes! I’m going to be super careful either way.
Post # 15
Sounds super shady. If they gave you a full name and location I would try to look them up and see if they exist or if others have gotten similar e-mails.
Post # 16
thanks bruschetta for forwarding it to mrs. penguin
I feel so violated, the weddingbee is my refuge for asking ideas and sharing happy wedding planning with other brides to be
I feel like our sanctuary has been violated