(Closed) Am I being scammed?

posted 8 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That definitely sounds fishy.  Skip it.

Post # 4
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, I’d pass.  This sounds so sketchy. 

Post # 5
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

It’s most likely going to be a bad check. Don’t contact her again.

Post # 7
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

yikes! stay away!! definitely a scammer…

I’m not sure about the address thing; I’ve never heard that before.

Post # 9
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Scam. Just say no.

Post # 10
2 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

Yeah, that is a scam! You can’t accept checks. Local cash or get a paypal account.

Post # 12
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 13
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Definitely a scam

Post # 14
3252 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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

Post # 16
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely a no-no!

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