Post # 1
I recently posted my wedding dress on both this site and on Craigslist. Almost immediately, I got a response from someone on Craigslist with this email:
“Is it still available? do you have more pictures? Has it been altered?
is it ready to be used or have to clean professionally? i need to
Although I was wary of the poor grammar and vague questions, I followed up a kind email with photos of myself in the dress and the condition of the dress. The next email (sent almost immediately) was the definitive scam moment:
“Hello Lori ,
Thanks for your response back.I would have loved to come see it but i
cannot as i am out of town in preparation for the wedding. So i would
love to buy it off from you and would be relying on your judgment. My
method of payment would be through a Certified Check.
Please let me know the final asking price so i can make arrangements
as i will handle the shipment myself as i will be sending a
transporter down to pick up the dress at your place.
NB: please provide me with your name and address to which the
Certified Check would be sent so we can take care of this in real
time as the wedding is just around the corner. I also want to inform
you that there will be an excess amount of funds which you will
forward to my transporter (for shipment purposes).
I responded that I would only allow the use of a trustworthy escrow and that I would not feel comfortable with what she had suggested. I have not heard back from her since.
Has anyone else heard from Veronica Rose, or had a similar thing happen to them?
Post # 3
That is definitely a scam
Offering to send a check that is bigger than needed will only leave you holding the bag when it bounces.
Post # 4
Scam, scam, scam. I haven’t posted anything on Craigslist, but my husband has and every single time, he gets some kind of scammy message with bad grammar. Ugh.
Post # 5
when i sold my washer and dryer i got an email exactly like and that was 3 years ago. def a scam!
Post # 5
It’s a really common scam. The names change, but the story is the same. Never accept a check or money order for payment, and especially not “in excess funds.”
Post # 6
YES i get those they are so frustarted .
Post # 7
Yeup…I was trying to sell a bed and got a message with lots of poor grammar and they requested that I ship the bed to somewhere out of the country. I knew it was a scam right away.
Post # 8
@cisco: what is this? i don’t even… lol!
Post # 9
@elliestan: Maybe she means frustrating? By the bolding I thought it was in the original e-mail from the scammer.
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Post # 11
Thanks everyone for the help. Someone actually messaged me and warned me about putting my private phone number in the body of the text- No Worries! That was just the number “Veronica” gave me. I wanted to show that these people have no qualms with providing “their own information” to seem more legitimate.
Yikes! I feel so silly that I sent her photos of me in the dress. But at least no personal information. Phew! What a mess!
Is there ANY reliable place to sell a wedding dress?
Post # 12
@elliestan: Yeah.. don’t know what to make of that.
Post # 13
@stephensgirl: try oncewed, recycledbride and preownedweddingdresses
Post # 14
@stephensgirl: Try oncewed.com and preownedweddingdresses.com as well as on weddingbee.
Post # 15
@KatNYC2011: yeah, it was tl;dr so i don’t know either. thought i was missing some big meme or something