Post # 1
I received the following message about my post. This is a scam.
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I will appreciate details of your dress if still available for sale.Here is my email address [email protected] to send details to..
Sent: 12/01/12 at 07:31:40 AM To leialynYour message will be sent to kelly220
I responded to her yahoo account, with photos of my gown, and this is the scam email I received back:
Thanks very much for the pics attached and i really do appreciate it.The dress is beautiful and looking gorgeous.I will like to know your final price for the dress.
Due to my new Job, i have moved from the state to Canada and i will not be able to come for viewing but regarding the collection, i have someone that will be handling that for me along with some other wedding items of mine in the state so you
don’t need to bother about the shipping.
Payment is with a Bank certified check and please do understand that arrangement on pickup will be schedule as soon as you have received the payment for the dress.
I will appreciate your response as soon as possible.
Post # 3
That’s odd. I got the same email in regards to a dress I was selling for a friend on Craigslist.
Post # 4
OMGSH ME TOO! And I gave her my name/e-mail/address/phone number 🙁
Post # 5
@SouthernGirl: It’s not odd at all. These people phish for items for sale, suck you in with the promise of a certified check and pickup after you recieve payment, then you will find the terms change. Their goal is to get you to turn over the item you have for sale, then re-sell it themselves after they rip you off.
No matter what sob story they offer you, never sell anything online without using Paypal or some other guaranteed form of payment.
Post # 6
@julies1949: So the same person does this and picks up dresses in multiple states? I’m not sure how the scam works.
Post # 7
some people will do anything to get things for free, then sell them, whether locally or online.
Post # 9
I got that one too. Total scammy mcscammington
Post # 10
Here’s how it works:
- They send you what looks like a real check but, usually, it’s drawn on a business account. They’ve scammed that, too.
- The amount they send you is MORE than the amount you agreed upon.
- They say, oh that was a mistake, my business partner got the conversion wrong or whatever. They say that’s fine. send me XXX product and just put the difference in with the package.
- So they’ve now got you for your product, plus money. And if you didn’t fall for it, fine, they haven’t lost anything.
- And you better believe they’re going to resell whatever product to get the money from that, too.
I know about this because I worked for a company that someone had very artfully usurped our logo and OLD business account info. the account was closed so, if the recipient had never called us because they thought it was strange, we would have never known. It was always for items that people were selling on ebay and for a while we had a rash of calls — maybe 3 a day for a couple of weeks.
Post # 11
I just got the same email. The grammar was a little off, so it seemed a bit suspect. So glad I checked google first!!!
Post # 12
@141sparkle: Smart lady! Can’t believe I gave out my info. Oh well, I won’t be sending them anything.
Post # 13
@Blush.Champagne: Sucks that there are people like that out there, doesn’t it? Good thing you caught it before it got any further!
Post # 14
You’d think people running a scam would at least run the email by a native English speaker. Sheesh.
Post # 15
I have received the same email as well for a dress i posted. Sounded too good to be true. Glad i checked and THAnK YOU to all that have posted regarding this matter. I feel so much better about not getting scammed.
Post # 16
The grammar gives it away, lol.