Post # 1
I posted a wedding dress for sale and this morning, someone offered to buy the dress. I was really excited because I have been trying to get rid of this dress for over a year now. The buyer wanted to use PayPal, which I knew was a secure site. Then I received an email telling me that her pick up agent would not take PayPal and would only use Western Union. She asked me to add the pick up agent fees to the price that I was asking and then wire the money from here. I told her that I was not comfortable with that and that I would ship the dress after the payment was confirmed. Needless to say, I have not heard from her anymore. The person’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. She says she is an oceanographer and she is at sea at the moment. I just wanted to let people know so that they don’t get scammed either.
Post # 3
of course shes at sea, how convenient.
Post # 4
Yea. I have been scammed before and so I am not going to fall for it. I still have not heard from the lady. She was responding about 20 minutes after I sent her an email and it has been over 2 hours. I just don’t want anyone else to be scammed by her.
Post # 5
@crystalgrissom: You are not the first and won’t be the last. This is a well known scam. The basic lesson is if you are selling something, you don’t send any money anywhere to anyone.
The buyer sends the money and only by secure means of payment.
Post # 6
i’ve heard a lot of these scams. terrible.
Post # 7
@crystalgrissom: I received a message from the same person this morning too, also about a dress.
Post # 8
Do you accept Atlantis money?
Because they don’t use PayPal at the bottom of the sea.
Post # 9
It happened to me once before when I placed the item on craigslist. I wanted $800 for my dress and the person sent 2 money orders for $900 each. My mom took them to the post office and they told us they was fake. So I am much more aware now.
Post # 11
The same person e-mailed me as well about her agent! I also saw the e-mail listed on a scammer website this morning and a bunch of olivimark e-mail addresses that have been deactivated.
Post # 12
Ok, as SOON as i responded, from my stinking email address, no less! I was like, who wants to buy a wedding dress, and doesnt even ask the size, or more pictures? What all bad is going to happen to me since the jack butt has my email? Life hacked? Identity stolen? Credit cards jacked? Life savings wiped out? If only id googled the email before my excitement went crazy…
Post # 13
she has my email too, should i be concerned? i get so much junk mail, already…and just try to steal my identity, lol
Post # 14
Can weddingbee please start like a rolling list of e-mails who have tried to scam people. Because I have received more than one and only found out they were scams, when I saw them listed here ANNNNNNND on the internet. Had I not decided to check, I could have been in a bad situation.
PLEASE START A CENTRAL LISTING!!! 🙂
Post # 15
Ugh…this scam has been around for ever! I tried to sell a car on Craigslist in like 2005 someone tried to scam me with this same scheme. Again, wanted to buy the car sight unseen, and was going to send an “agent” to deal with the money via Western Union. I hate scammers!