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OfferUp Cashiers Check Scam

  • by: Jazzyreece22
  • #55434
  • Feb 21, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
These are the phone numbers of an online scammer. He was trying to do an OfferUp scam where he sends a cashier's check with extra money for the "mover" who will pick up the item. Once you deposit the check and send the "movers" a money order for the pick up (which they never do), he reverses the cashier's check. He asks for the money order to be made out to Elude P.
Names reported:
Elude P.
Phones reported:
518-336-0427, 440-673-7099

Fake check pushy texts

  • by: Wills1Gal
  • #54259
  • Feb 6, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Advertisement for carrying a business logo on my car, was told check would come, it did, absurd amount: $3450.00 went to Bank of America to report them
Names reported:
Mr. Paul Williamson
Phones reported:
661-489-0848, 760-316-5879

This was an attempted car wrap scheme. He UPSed me a fraudulent check to use for payment.

  • by: rcarpenter3
  • #53886
  • Jan 23, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was contacted on Jan. 8, 2019, via text from 619-313-6831 about interest in an opportunity to be paid for getting my car wrapped. I showed interest and Mario Espineira contacted me via text message from 424-261-4534. I provided the type of car and miles I drive and was told I was approved. The payment would be $600/week and my first check would include the funds to have my car wrapped. I received a check via UPS on Jan. 23, 2019, and was contacted by Mario again to verify receipt. The check was drawn on Denver Country Club which raised my suspicion even more so I contacted their accounting department and was informed it was a fraudulent check. I notified Mario of this and have not heard back from him. I am attaching a photo of the check and the envelope it came in. Thank you.

Randy Carpenter
[email protected]
Names reported:
Mario Espineira
Phones reported:
424-261-4534, 619-313-6831

Received a frudulent check

  • by: Running
  • #53868
  • Jan 22, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received a fraudulent check from this company. The check is computer generated and shows it was printed from Intuit. The check states it is from their Travel Reimbursement Aaount, Suntrat Bank acct 66-046/531. Check number 09527. Dated 1/17/2019. The memo states Yr 10 Annual Questionnaire. I have no idea what this company is...I don’t travel, never have and don’t do questionnaires. This is a scam.
Also reported:
Paragon International, Inc.
Phones reported:

Dog Sitter Scam!

  • by: Mrshall16
  • #53723
  • Jan 17, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Here is the email I received after being approached through a dog sitter website to email her at [email protected]:

I really appreciate your expediency, I will need a Caregiver for my Australian Terrier immediately, Based at your convenient time , hours and days you'll be available and also need you for errands like paying bills, shopping for my Daugther and also pay for the furniture for my home. You be paid separately for both because I will need to get somethings sorted before moving down, like furniture bills, It’s all flexible and simple errands that won't affect your present job. I really need an honest and responsible person, This could be temporary/permanent job at your conenient, I'm moving to a new house and I’ll need to fix the interior and new furniture set and I have already contacted the furniture company because you will be informed as soon as we finalize issues. I will be offering you $450 weekly . I hope 2-5 hours will be enough to take care of my Australian Terrier. Send me your complete name, address and cell phone number so I can include that to my payroll department for the period, I am a single mother and I was down with a diagnosis of cancer of the lungs surgery done that's why i can't call for now.

I'm 36 years old and I'm a member of the Catholic Church, you will get to know more when we meet you can work as long as you want with me but you have to be honest. I have decided to choose you for this position and I do hope for a very eventful time with you while you look after my Australian Terrier and run errands should needed to be done. I will like us to meet at evening at 5 inch on 30th of January at the McDonald's closest to you,and The start date is 31st of January. I intend to commit you by paying you for the first week of your service before our arrival to secure the date so I can be absolutely sure of having you care for my Pet , No disappointment before I move down which you will be paid for separately as noted on earlier , because some home interior need to paid for and pay some bills for my daughter but you will do all this at the Walmart Store close to you so it won't be a stressful for you at this stand you will be glad working for my family.. The furniture and other little house interior cost $1,500. I'll have the Financier Department mail you a Cashier Check of $2,000 to cover all the expenses including your first week payment of $450 and that will be deducted from the $2,000. once you received the cashier check. I just want to confirm your information before I forward it to the Financier Department so that you can start the errand before we arrive. I will need to make some payment for my mom bills, furniture and some house interior which done at the Walmart close to you, so it won't be a stressful for you. The payment will be mail out probably as soon as possible .

Kindly confirm that the below information for immediate processing .

* Full Name:
* Contact Address: or you have an Apt #:
* City :
* Zip Code:
* State:
* Home phone number:
* Cell phone number:
* Available hours:
* Active Email Address :
* Do you have a bank checking account in the US (Yes or No)?
* How old are you?
* Acceptance of offer:

Once again ' The Cashier check will come with the total amount of $2,000 as earlier said, $450 goes for your first week deposit and mark up for errand. I will look for your email soon to ensure everything is clear .Just to make it clearer, am entrusting you to this, kindly get back if any change of plans to this regards because I do not want a situation of disappointment and I don't have the luxury of looking for another babysitter. I want someone faithful and will enjoy working with me.

Best regard
Linda Smith.

Luckily I am not dumb and did not give into this atrocious, deceitful person. Always think it through guys. Be careful out there! Trust no one :)
Names reported:
Linda Smith
Phones reported:
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

This man was asking me to deposit a check of 1485 to my account

  • by: Godssongbird32
  • #53527
  • Jan 14, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This man philip asked me to deposit a check into my account he asked for a picture of my drivers license and a short video my bank refused to deposit any of the check and i believe it is a scam
He also tells me to use the program hangouts
Names reported:
Philip Jordan
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]