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Unresolved

Money sent, product not recieved

  • by: lori12
  • #51562
  • Oct 13, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $160.00
Sent money for a product by western union money was received and cashed. Product never received. Co. has since changed there name to Theresearchchemical.com Both are scams
Web/emails reported:
www.theresearchchemical.com, www.plantfoodshop.com
Unresolved

Parents were being scammed by yellow postcard

  • by: Protectingparen
  • #51557
  • Oct 12, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received post card stating they had $100 in unclaimed money. I immediately checked Google. I was correct. It's a scam and thanks for posting. We got to stick together to try and stop these people.
Unresolved

Scammed by Peter Alex Gonzalez aka Silas Ebhomien

  • by: jeaninejdj
  • #51542
  • Oct 11, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $2500.00
Purchased brand new cell phones under my account and put them in installments and shipped phones to unknown address. In addition scammed a friend of mine. My phone is turned off because I can’t afford to pay. I was sent to collections. AT&T will not work with me. They want me to pay entire balance.
Names reported:
Peter Alex Gonzalez, Silas Ebhomien
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Scammed by Hakeem Mohammed

  • by: KAILAS
  • #51530
  • Oct 11, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $300
Contacted through messenger after applying for a job offer found in facebook.Gave the whatsapp number and started chatting.Then said to sent all the details to [email protected] sent me two application form with letter head of princess crises with fake attestation of us officials and original web site of the princess cruises.After submitting the forms said me to send money to Indian account of nationalised bank SBI.When there was delay send me several bank account details to which I should sent the money.He said that I will get the company job offer letter and I should go to the embassy in trivandrum to collect the visa and flight ticket.And after that I should join duty with in 7days.
Names reported:
Hakeem Mohammed
Phones reported:
902-200-1091
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

I was scammed by Cohen B. of Fort Wayne, IN

  • by: KY
  • #51473
  • Oct 8, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $50.00
I purchased iPod Touch Red for $50 cash from this user yesterday, October 7 at 8:07 pm. We met at the Marathon gas station on the corner of South Coliseum and Raymond Avenue in Fort Wayne, IN. I was told that I just need to hook up the device to a computer to have it reset. He was driving a black Dodge Durango. When I got home and hooked the device up to my pc I realized that the device has activation lock on it and is still registered to a different person. I contacted the seller to remove the device from his iTunes and he responded: “Got you.” I never heard back from him again. He marked the device as SOLD but never cleared the device. It makes me think it was stolen. I contacted Apple Support to find out what are the ways to get the device unlocked. It is pretty much useless until the owner removes it from their account.
Names reported:
Cohen B
Unresolved

$4,000 for a $250 deposit - Really?

  • by: andrewwright
  • #51416
  • Oct 3, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Long string of text messages with Emmanuel Appiah - 32 Dickson Drive, Plymouth MA 02360 - [email protected] - Broken english - scatterbrain communication - random text messages with "Hello?" a few emojis, just really strange. I originally was contacted by Mr. Appiah to install solar panels on his home. I treated him fairly and worked with him as I do all of my solar customers. We conversed and soon the excuses piled on. I asked him to sign a preliminary agreement, send a copy of his electrical bill and a $250.00 refundable credit card deposit. After many many text messages, excuses that he had a bad phone connection, he worked on a boat as a Marine Biologist, he has a Google Phone number, RED FLAG and never answered it. I became very suspicious. The phone number he used is registered in Mississippi (MS). He started telling me that he could not send a copy of his electrical bill as the home owner needs to be paid by credit card before he could release this information. Strange, I thought to myself. I was to send him $4,000.00 as he could not pay the tenant - RED FLAG - by credit card. Ok, I pay your $4,000.00 when I am only asky for a small $250.00 refundable deposit. Buzzers started going off for me, nothing added up. He wanted me to pay his property manager, for a home he owns, to send a copy of the bill he has in his name? He wanted me to be his "Project Manager" and take care of his business. Who does that? My professional demeaner changed into asking him questions to catch him in his game and his trail of lies. I went into secret agent mode, searched his home address and found a completely different name on the address through the county assessor. I sent him pictures of the address and ownership information, not with his name on it. Mr. Appiah asked me where I found that. I then sent him a picture of this listing showing that he had been reported two other times. He has since contacted me, radio silence, game over. This guy will drain your time and waste your life. I learned that if you have a feeling that something is wrong, go with that gut feeling. Move on and ignore this low life.
Names reported:
Emmanuel Appiah
Phones reported:
662-586-1042
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]