Amazon Scams

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Almost scammed out of a computer

  • by: inertia
  • #9694
  • Jul 1, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $700
I attempted to sell my old computer on Amazon and received an email from the above asking for pictures. After I sent some, I immediately received an email from "[email protected]" saying I had sold my item and another email from "[email protected]" saying they had paid. Knowing that the correct email is "[email protected]", I reported them to Amazon and now to the public. If I had followed through and sent the item, I'd be out $700.
Names reported:, brightuken
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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Scammed by Sandra Boyer using a FAKE Amazon as a third party

  • by: sam1985
  • #10208
  • Jul 8, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $6500
On July 1st, 2016 went to purchase a 2010 White Chevrolet Equinox Out of Chicago from a Sandra Boyer who posted her ad on Craigslist and claimed she was in the military stationed out in Alaska and was getting ready to be deployed to Afghanistan with her platoon replacing the troops scheduled to come home and said she needed to have this deal closed by July 7th, 2016. My father thought it was a good deal due to her only asking $3,000 for it. However it ended up costing $6,500 after what they called insurance. Needless to say we never got the car. It was suppose to have been delivered this morning. We used Amazon cards to send the money to who we though was Amazon but really wasn't. They even emailed me an invoice with a order ID number on it and everything. The number we was calling was listed as the Amazon customer service department number. We was able to speak with a woman by the name of Jennifer everyday in reference to the car up until around 3 p.m today. When the vehicle wasn't delivered this morning like they said it would I decided to call the number and as soon as I mentioned the car she hung up on me. I even had my dad call from his phone and she did the same exact thing to him.
Names reported:
Sandra Boyer
Phones reported:
773-974-0008, 818-859-5425
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Used Amazon as handling transaction

  • by: Surfer
  • #11647
  • Jul 26, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2500
Asserted Amazon handling transaction for benefit of both parties. Received documented purportedly from Amazon confirming their handling and instructing to purchase Amazon gift cards and forward code numbers. Upon so doing, received email, stating from Amazon stating funds received and setting delivery date. On delivery date, required, from Amazon email additional, refundable funds, as insurance security, for transport. After receipt of those funds, no further communications.
Names reported:
Juliea, Julya, JULYA dia54, Julie
Phones reported:
781-728-9250, 402-937-9461
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Tried to sell me through Amazon

  • by: Duane12345
  • #12766
  • Aug 8, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $5.00
They had listed a PC on the Amazon website and wanted to makmie a payment with Amazon gift coupon. They even sent me 2 e- mails using a Amazon look- alike web page. I have all the e- mails. My order # was 115- 550- 2186-1152821. I'll be glad to forword all info.
Also reported:
HTM Electronics
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], [email protected]

I have been scammed by Amazon

  • by: muhammadalim48092
  • #14729
  • Sep 4, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $455
I placed a order for a video card through Amazon on August 30, 2016. According to the Supervisor named "Suraj", Amazon can't help a customer according to their policies. "Suraj" stated further it is "normal" and "all items" must take several days in order to come up with a solution. I've read in multiple forums from the "BBB" website to "Amazon Community" pages, of customers receiving a replacement or a refund for items marked as delivered, but were never received. According to the tracking on Amazon's website, "Your package was left at the front door or on the front porch." Therefore, because Amazon authorized the release of a high value item to be left outside the customer's home, Amazon is 100% responsible for the package. In other words, Amazon basically did not follow due diligence procedures. On top of lying, not providing proper customer support, failure to provide due diligence, Amazon has refused to provide standard customer service multiple times. I have tried to resolve the problem in which I have not received my item. The frustrations and stress by the action and/or in-actions of the customer service representatives to the supervisor (Suraj) in failing to provide a reasonable solution and treat me equally plus fair are not acceptable. Amazon being unfair through the actions of Supervisor Suraj in refusing to help me with a delivery issue, I would like a refund for the graphic card that hasn't arrived. I've dealt with multiple companies before (walmart, target, cvs, bestbuy, etc.), but the lack of non-helpfulness from Amazon recently is the worst I've experienced in my entire life. As a result, I'm taking this complaint into multiple forms to let everyone know about the poor customer service at Amazon. I can't believe how much of my time was wasted, it's like they don't even care about customers. I will definitely share this bad experience with amazon to family and friends.
Names reported:
Suraj (Supervisor)
Web/emails reported:

Scammed for about a boat

  • by: Gphilon1967
  • #14868
  • Sep 7, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1000
Jessica stated that she was in the military and couldn't use the phone so she couldn't do transaction she printed up a fake invoice from Amazon and said that I had to pay Amazon for the boat and once they shipped the boat I would have to inspect the boat and then the funds a transaction to the buyer . I went to Walgreens to get two $500 Amazon gift cards and emailed it to a false Amazon payment office account she claims her address is 900 maple creek Dr Orlando, Fl
Names reported:
Jessica Allen
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]