(Closed) Wedding Dress SCAMMED :(

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 32
Member
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This makes me nervous. I knew people did this, but thought it was more uncommon. 

Budget for a dress was around $1,000. I liked a dress for like $1,500, and though that if I bought a dress over my wanted budget, I will sell it. 

But now I am nervous to do that. I have never used paypal before and don’t know how it works. Seems like selling a dress over oncewed.com or preownedweddingdresses.com is alot of work. 

What if you are trying to buy a dress and they say they will ship it too you when their paypal account clears and they lie and don’t?

Post # 33
Member
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am extremely confused. On several other threads where this exact same scam was discussed, I asked how the scam was even possible if the seller actually waits like a few weeks for the check to clear and everyone responded to me that for whatever reason there was no way to know if it bounced, even if you waited. I was under the impression until now because of those comments that if you cashed the check there was no way to know if it bounced.

Therefore, those posters were wrong and this scam is avoidable if you just wait a few weeks for the check to clear, right?

Post # 34
Member
3199 posts
Sugar bee

Wow, this is terrible. I can’t believe there are so many people out there that are so dishonest!

Post # 35
Member
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@SproutBee: OMG I got that EXACT same e-mail for my dress. i am notifying once wed about this immediately.

Post # 36
Member
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

so I just received ANOTHER  e-mail from the scammer named courtney matthews ([email protected])

Thanks for your e-mail,  I am sorry i didn’t get back to you soon.Thanks for the additional information.,How much is your asking price minus shipping charges? I talked to my fiance about this and we have finalized to purchase the dress “He’s funding”. I am so excited. I will be glad to add $35 to your asking price before shipping for box and shipping stuffs to package it well.Payment can be made via Check ;Kindly get back to me with your payment details so that we can proceed with the transaction and get the dress out Asap.Your full names and mailing address where the check can be mailed.About the shipment, my fiance has decided to be responsible for that as well . FedEx shipping label will be sent to you which will be printed and pasted on the package shipping box and at the same time schedule pick up from you or you could just drop it off right as soon as you receive payment whichever way is fine by me .I look forward to receiving these information to proceed with transaction.Thanks.

Courtney.M

Notice how, without even asking, the scammer informed me that they were paying by check even though I specifically said escrow.com only.

Just spreading the word in case other people are contacted by this person!

Post # 37
Member
27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 

 

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