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Unresolved

What to pay me a check and give the movers some money back for a jeep purchase and pick up Monday

  • by: Stagot
  • #51145
  • Sep 14, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Try to buy a jeep I have and what's to pay with a check and give the movers a fee and give the jeep to him Monday after he gants me down on the price
Names reported:
Email Mark Macarta
Phones reported:
409-209-1580
Unresolved

Still at it, this from LinkedIn

  • by: rsava
  • #51051
  • Sep 10, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Got contacted through LinkedIn by someone named Gary Schwarz. They used a name of someone I am connected to. Somehow they got my contact info.
I got an email from gGary with an ebiquity.com email address but when I went to reply to the email it was going to a gmail account. I traced the email header and it was spoofed.
They sent a cashiers check for $2900.42 and a photocopied instruction sheet (a very poor copy). I have attached the instruction sheet.
Before the check arrived I started getting texts from this Gary Schwarz. Not sure how they got my cell number. After about the 4th one I realized this is a big scam and I replied that I would be reporting him to the State Attorney's office. Somehow the texts stopped.

I can see that this scam has been going on for a while, they are still at it. Stay away.
Also reported:
Ebiquity
Names reported:
Gary Schwarz
Unresolved

Scammed

  • by: Lol
  • #50968
  • Sep 4, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $1258.00
Got scammed into depositng fake check to purchase iTunes cards for software
Also reported:
Convergys Online
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

$800 check scam

  • by: donkim01
  • #50903
  • Aug 30, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Was selling an item on craigslist and this person contacted me offering me a $800 check that is included with a movers fee. ( I gave my address) and I told them no after I noticed something was very off. and now they are threatening me to pay for the postage fee, with an Itunes gift card.
Names reported:
Angela Allision
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

I had no idea you could get scammed like this.

  • by: khauer
  • #50314
  • Aug 15, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $1,500
I'm a model involved in pages on FB with admins that I know and trust. I've done paid gigs before through the page so I didn't even blink when I saw an add to apply for a paid gig that gave the email mentioned above. I applied and they got back to me saying that they wanted me for the shoot and with information about the designer etc. They told me I was to receive $500 before the photo shoot and $2000 after. I got a check in the mail for $2723.50 with instructions to deposit it. I did so but was confused because this was way more money than I should have received. They told me that they needed me to send the money they had given me so that we could book the studio for the shoot. I figured well it's their money I don't really care what they want me to do with it. They wanted me to split the money into two different ways. I thought perhaps it was just needed for two separate accounts. I sent a MoneyGram to the address through Walmart like they had asked of $1000. Then I sent the $1100 through the Walmart to Walmart function as instructed. The MoneyGram went through, but Walmart called me and said they were not going to send the money through Walmart to Walmart because this was a new scam going on and that I needed to make sure the check they had given me was good. Hearing that I left the money there so I could wait and see what happened. Thursday I started my day with $1600 in my account and then the check returned. Now because I had sent the money deposited I suddenly owed the money to the bank and they took all the money from my checking account to help fuel the balance of the check leaving me $1500 in debt. I was able to get to Walmart and receive my $1116.00 back and deposited it into the bank but I'm still almost $500 in debt and I've lost that $1000 that I sent. I have literally no money and there's nothing I can do.
Names reported:
Michael Bruce, Joshua Calhoun
Phones reported:
669-257-3725
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Attempted Fake Check Scam

  • by: Amorphous0ne
  • #50251
  • Aug 14, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
A large tank was listed for sale on Craigslist; buyer contacted us via text using a VOIP number and a fake name, immediately identified it as being a scam; gave them fake information. Received a fake check with the fake information that was given to the scammers. After pretending that the check was cashed they were urgently trying to get money sent to them via Moneygram. After stalling and having some laughs at the scammers expense; we finally called them out on their scam. They then became very hostile and started demanding their money back (no money had been sent). In the end, the last text message received from the scammer was a capitalized "f*** you".

Fantastic world we live in!
Names reported:
Laura, Nina
Phones reported:
505-395-6389