(Closed) SCAM ALERT! from the classifieds section

posted 5 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Gagnon_party_of_2:  Thanks for the heads up. I seriously don’t get these people who prey on others.

Post # 4
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Gagnon_party_of_2:  Thanks for the alert! I flagged this so that the mods can look into it. 

Post # 5
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Looks like we’ve had some other reports about this user as well. If you have any issues like these in the future, you can post to the Support section of the website:



Post # 6
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Was scammed today just the same way by

tracyb974 has sent you a message:

RE: Beautiful dress 

Let me know if the dress is still available for sale…reply to (briantracey974 AT yahoo.co.uk) for quick sale.

then we agreed to paypal and i sent an invoice 

then I got this 

Hello Liz,
Sorry for the late in update. I just want you know that i have made the payments out to you and PayPal emailed me confirming this…So please check your PayPal email address at ([email protected]) for the PayPal payment confirmation mail. PayPal said that they would be holding the money i sent because of the excess payments that i made which was the money for pick up of the item, I will need you to proceed and Wire the excess which is $300 to my pick up agent to enable them make a booking for the picked up of the item.Remember that you are going to wire the agent fee to them via western union Money transfer as that is there method of payment.
So please do send the $300 through western union money transfer and use the remaining change of $50 as western union charges.You can easily Walk to the local post office or any Western union outlet around you.After you have sent the money please get back to me asap with the western union details, the MTCN number which you will be given by WESTERN UNION after you have sent the money as well as the sender’s name and address so i can forward it back to PayPal for your money to be put through or you can email it to PayPal directly,that is alright as well.
Here is my pick up agent’s info that you will need to send the money to through western union money transfer:
Mathew Perez 
201 plot bs 
I will need the address where the dress will be picked up,as my pick up agent will contact you to book a pick up time and date after they have received payment but they will have to book a time that is convenient for you.I will be glad you send the money out to the agent information above as you promised to do this afternoon and get back to me with the western union details towards fast accreditation of your account with ($950.00) today.

Post # 7
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@diamondsragrlbf:  I took care of this for you.  In the future, when you get these, post them in support so that the mod team sees them more easily!

Post # 8
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@pengoala:   I did inform supportas well.  Of course I did not get scammed but wanted others to know what was going on.

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