Check Scams

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Unresolved

BEWARE: Wallapop, David Woods, James Phillips

  • by: Wallapop
  • #1384
  • Feb 12, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1.1
Selling items for an estate sale, listed some dishes on Wallapop and received a message from David Woods. "David" sent a check in the mail, which I deposited and it did clear. They then proceeded to send conflicting wire instructions to send funds to James Phillips, then cancel that transfer and send funds elsewhere. Claims to be DEAF. Sends text messages and emails that are poorly written with frequent misspelled words and grammatical mistakes.
Names reported:
David Woods, James Phillips
Phones reported:
415-483-9276
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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Unresolved

Cindy Gabriel tried to scam me

  • by: jfpl95
  • #1396
  • Feb 13, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was selling a prom dress online, and I received a message saying to email them because they were interested in buying from me, I emailed them and agreed to sell, I have my adress and received a check 3 days later via USPS. They gave me this tracking number 9405501699320072906630. I have not deposited or cashed the check because it seemed suspicious and I guess it was since I have looked it up and it came through this website. She sent me the shipping company at first was "James Philipp" but then today she told me to send it to this person "Glenda Lee Aldape at this address 204 main str #2
Memphis, TN 38122.

Added by jfpl95 on Feb 13, 2016 10:12 EST

email address I would like to report is [email protected]

Web/emails reported:
Glenda Lee Aldape
Unresolved

Attempting check scams

  • by: Nat
  • #1470
  • Feb 15, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2,900
I am currently seeking employment and therefore completed a lot of applications online. On 2/8, a company by the name of Ab & Artho offered me employment which I eagerly accepted. I downloaded, completed the paper works, and anxiously awaited the "training process" and my first task came an hour ago. The task explained that one of their clients paid them for their services. The client filled the check out in my name for the amount of $2,900. I am then to cash the check after taking 5%, and send the remaining amount to someone named on the check. If I send it back to them in a timely manner, I will receive another 5% for monthly commission. I think this task has scam written all over it and will not be taking any parts in it. I just think they need to be uncovered; they say the main branch is in France, some in Europe and Germany and want to open one in the US so that's where I came in. I was to be trained to be able to teach new recruits. I just don't feel right and think something is definitely fishy about this. I found limited information about them on the internet but nothing in the BBB and no reviews. Please can someone stop them from taking advantage of the weak and desperate job seekers as it is so wrong to try to get me to do their criminal work. I appreciate all help and thank you in advance;

P. S
I am having trouble downloading the emails to your page but I do have all of them saved. I am begging you to please stop these people before somebody reaps their negativity so they can benefit. I do have the files though as well as the application the had me complete and fax to them.
Names reported:
Marie Martin, Ab & Artho
Phones reported:
206-424-4048, 206-208-9539
Web/emails reported:
www.abartho.com and [email protected]
Unresolved

Check scam

  • by: Lumpybrat
  • #1580
  • Feb 17, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1890.00
They send you a check telling you to secret shop. But gift cards, clothes, etc. Scan them and send them back to them. The checks are so good that it takes the bank 12+ days to catch the fraud!
Names reported:
Ellis Patrick
Phones reported:
347-342-3412
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Rental scam, sent a fake check

  • by: Ketzal1014
  • #1591
  • Feb 17, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1900.00
I advertised my apartment on Craigslist. A girl responded stating that she was from Scotland and was coming to U. of De to do her Masters. She stated her father would send a cashiers check to cover costs of her car transfer and security deposit. They did fedex a check and I deposited it and it cleared. She then asked me to send some of the sent money to a dealership account to cover the cost of having her car shipped to my residence. Since the check cleared and my bank stated it was good, I followed through with her instructions. She the texted me and stated that it was not enough to cover the entire cost and asked me to send 600 more at which point I thought it must be a scam even though the check cleared. It will probably bounce in a few days from now. I now plan to follow up with the check tomorrow.
Names reported:
Lyorima Martinez, activefreedom3
Phones reported:
931-361-1720
Unresolved

ATTEMPTED SCAM

  • by: RECEPTION
  • #1628
  • Feb 18, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
They ordered equipment from us on craigslist. they sent a check in payment. the check issued by safeco insurance companies, p.o. box 461, st. louis, mo. was for too much money; they requested a refund from us.
Also reported:
MONARCH BEVERAGES, PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 630 PEACHTREE RD #775, ATLANTA, GA
Names reported:
Oliver Susan
Phones reported:
404-262-4040