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He is asking girls online to cash cheques and send him the money

  • by: Britdalrymple
  • #93934
  • Apr 16, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $1000
He is asking girls online to cash cheques and send him the money

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Unresolved

Almost scammed

  • by: Kbach013
  • #94156
  • Apr 25, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This lady on posh Mark was inquiring about a pair of shoes that I had put online, she told me she could not pay via online but would send me a check. Then she comes back and tells me that her daughter has been in the hospital and she has used the wrong account, and that I needed to cash the check that she gave me and send the rest back to her. Glad I was smart and did my research. Do not trust this person with this email or phone number
Phones reported:
215-693-3622
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Stole from me and instigated trouble with pplice

  • by: Samwise
  • #94422
  • May 10, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $25000
I sent money for equipment and product to help with what i thought was an at home business and i thought i was getting refund he Sent me a check and I went to cash it and the police were called and I almost got in trouble because the check was fake and so now I'm out a lot of money
Phones reported:
843-709-8213
Unresolved

What not to do

  • by: YinYangPunk
  • #94459
  • May 12, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $14400
Shanna (aka Cecilia Mitchell aka Ton Nam Hung??) messaged to buy some doors off me, said I would receive a check and pay the delivery person. $300 was the initial sale of the doors, sent me a check for $2,967.87... I paid out via Venmo and Zelle and they even had me go buy Visa Vanilla gift cards at Walmart and send pictures.
The story was they were moving (From Portland to ???) and needed the doors but also their daughter was getting married in San Antonio, TX. Also their dad had just died. They owed money to the wedding planner and said "The only way I can pay them is online transfer but I can only get checks from my bank." As things went on suddenly their mother also died. Last but not least the wedding planners son broke is leg so this person felt in debt enough to them to help. Saying it now makes it sould like hyperbole but when the conversation is being had it feels real. Crazy thing, I had to bounce checks at three different banks to search their number online. Lo and behold, the number has been reported here before, from Craigslist (where I was selling the doors). Had I known to look I could have nipped this in the bud but I was too trusting. I didn't know people still make fake checks...
Scammers play on your emotions to make you more willing to part with your cash. Don't let them. Learn from my stupidity.
Phones reported:
971-319-8858, 503-917-4464
Unresolved

Poshmark sellers beware

  • by: Pmu4567
  • #94626
  • May 28, 2021
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This guy commented on one of my listings wanting more photos for the article of clothing to make sure they fit his daughter. I gladly emailed him more photos. He then emailed me back saying he was going to send me a cashier's check and needed my full address. I told him I was not comfortable giving away my information. He then said that he would give me double the amount of money to do this. He said he did not understand how the app worked. To be safe I then googled his email and found a post from another user on here with a similar situation with him.
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]