(Closed) Weddingbee Scammer

posted 5 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

That’s odd. I got the same email in regards to a dress I was selling for a friend on Craigslist. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

OMGSH ME TOO! And I gave her my name/e-mail/address/phone number 🙁 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@julies1949:  So the same person does this and picks up dresses in multiple states? I’m not sure how the scam works.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

some people will do anything to get things for free, then sell them, whether locally or online.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got that one too. Total scammy mcscammington

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@141sparkle:  Smart lady! Can’t believe I gave out my info. Oh well, I won’t be sending them anything. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You’d think people running a scam would at least run the email by a native English speaker. Sheesh.

Post # 15
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Wannabee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The grammar gives it away, lol.

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