Letgo Scams

431 reports / 21 comments
Also Reported
Website/emails: www.letgo.com
Attention: US residents who have been in contact with suspicious individuals over the phone or the internet are considered to be at risk of identity theft. It is highly recommended that everyone targeted by such scams obtains identity theft protection service immediately. One of the least expensive identity theft protection plans we were able to find is provided by LifeLock. Their protection plans start from as low as $8.99 per month with the initial 30-Day for FREE* and up to $25,000 - $1,000,000 Stolen Funds Replacement**. Don't hesitate and get protected now!
Unresolved

Scammer selling on letgo

  • by: Lindapratt
  • #41553
  • Nov 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Posting on Craigslist
I knew price was too good to be true. In researching rv found concerning footprint on the web. Same picture used for Craigslist posting was used for eBay sale in May of 2016.

Email thread with Seller
On Nov 11, 2017, at 12:03 PM, Michelle Berry wrote:

Hi, I'm sorry for the late response. My 2010 Coachmen Catalina 21 BH is in great shape (24' long, A/C, GWR is 7,000 pounds. Sleeps 7 - Queen bed, 3 bunks, and convertible bench seats, Dry Weight (lbs/kg) 4257 / 1931, Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs) 2743 / 1244.2, Hitch Weight (lbs/kgs) 534 / 242.2, Total Fresh Water Tank Capacity (gal/l) 46 / 174.1, Total Gray Water Tank Capacity (gal/l) 30 / 113.6.). It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It was my ex husband most precious thing, garage kept since new and it comes with a clean and clear title... I am selling it because my platoon has been sent back to Japan on November 17th for 9 months contract and nobody will use the camper, so I chose to sell it. If interested, price as stated in the ad $2,500 FIRM. Let me know if you are interested, email back.
Pictures here: https://jpegbay.com/gallery/006597950-.html#1

Respectfully,
SSGT Michelle Berry

Responded to Seller interested and ask when and where we could view the rv.

Her response follows
On Nov 11, 2017, at 3:10 PM, Michelle Berry wrote:

Well, for the next 7 days I will be stationed in Bismark, ND Air Force Base, making final preparations for deployment.
The camper is here with me and you get free delivery, by a military carrier with full support from our Logistics Department. The shipping will take 2-3 days depending on your location.
I am an eBay classifieds member and using this service you will get a 5-day period to inspect the trailer from the moment you receive it and the option to accept or reject it on my expense, before I'll have your money.
The final decision to buy it or not will be after the 5 days inspection period.

If you are serious and really interested about it please give me the info requested (full name, full address, phone #) in order to forward it to eBay Motors, they will contact you with an invoice and explain all the process,

Further research on eBay motors state they do not offer the service as described by the Seller and warns such statement is a scam.

Hope this will help educate other Letgo users to BEWARE.
Names reported:
Michelle Berry
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
501-436-1989
Unresolved

I have been scammed by James Watkins

  • by: Eagle1
  • #41389
  • Nov 05, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $1,600
The user name James Watkins came over to look at my Suzuki rm250 that's for sale on letgo website. He wanted to take the dirt bike for a test drive and gave me his cellphone and car keys to hold he got on my dirt bike started it and took off down the road and never came back with the bike.
Names reported:
James Watkins
Unresolved

Trying to sell rover ranger 2006 for 1500

  • by: Jackiegas63
  • #41375
  • Nov 04, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Offers vehicle on Letgo and wants you to use eBay services to pay for car to be delivered to your home. When you ask them for more info to see vehicle they tell you they are out of town and cannot show vehicle .
Names reported:
Barbara Jackson
Unresolved

Letgo Scammer

  • by: Wee
  • #40298
  • Oct 09, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I had furniture listed for sale on Letgo and was contacted by a potential buyer last night. (buyer deleted by letgo) I have only sold a couple of things via this app, so when buyer ask to speak via text it seemed reasonable. .Buyer was not local, said they were a SGT in the military and for me to provide information so that they could FEDEX a check from their account officer. I decided to end conversation when a few red flags came up.
Names reported:
Mercier Anna Cheri
Phones reported:
747-231-1283
Unresolved

Moped scam

  • by: Snoopydoopie
  • #39897
  • Oct 02, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $200
Robert Jacob posted a moped on let- go April 1st I answered it April 2nd we had a brief conversation and he left his phone number on let-go I called it i said id pick up the moped at Carolina Inn motel on 301 in Fayetteville North Carolina we paid him 200 for it he loaded it up on our trailer for us and walked in the room and didn't come back out I had already paid him the money so I just left I wrote up my own bill of sale he later reported the moped stolen and I was arrested I have one witness with me
Names reported:
Robert Jacobs
Unresolved

Man is a scam artist on let go

  • by: Kawasaki4mx
  • #39825
  • Oct 01, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Scam artist on let go. Made me Drive over a hour to look at his lights he was selling. After all. He was not There to meet me or anywhere to be found. Finally got ahold of him. Met up with him over a hour later after driving a hour there. To find out. The lights are broken (he says they are in perfect working order) they had another mans initials En graved into them. This man tried to cause a fight with me and my father and him. I believe this man is a thief and is selling stolen property. Big time scam artist in the Guelph area! Please stay away from this man. I warn you.
Names reported:
J Keleher
Phones reported:
289-775-7998

Comments:

HelpMe

Aug 03, 2017 3:10 AM

I was actually scammed on Letgo. Is there anyway for me to get my package back? its on its way to Nigeria. I have been tracking and it is in transit.

Lanalife

Jun 27, 2017 12:27 PM

This is the same scenario/story that is used by a "Lydia Bennett" The matching details include Omaha, death of husband due to heart attack, car brings bad memories, using Amazon as the 3rd party. My 18 year old son just lost $2000 because he was eager (and naive) to buy his first car on his own. Breaks my heart! The money is the least of the damage it did......

Randy

Jun 23, 2017 4:02 AM

How do you report a user? And where? Can you give seller's a rating?

outrageousg79

May 20, 2017 9:08 PM

Has anyone here seen a 1999 Winnebago Minnie Winnie on sale on LETGO for $2,000.00? with the following email sent trying to explain the sale of this item? ================ I hope this email finds you doing well. My name is Sarah, and I am glad to see so much interest for my 1999 Winnebago Minnie Winnie that I have for sale. This motorhome is in great shape. It has no damage, no scratches, no leaks, dents or hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn’t been involved in any accident. With 4 sleeping capacity, length 24.5 feet, 66.053 miles V-10 powered. Has everything a big rig has but in a smaller package: shower and toilet, a closet, storage under and above the sink and a curtain to divide the bed. The kitchen is vented. Included are miscellaneous cooking equipment like pots and pans, dishes and other related miscellanea. Outside it has a retractable awning and a new air conditioner shroud/cover. The price is firm, $2,000. I have a clear title, without liens or loans on it, under my name. Also, I've attached you some more pictures with the motorhome in this email. I’m selling it because my husband died 1 month ago (he had a heart attack) and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it asap. I, along with my daughter decided to sell the house and so we moved with my parents in Omaha, Nebraska trying to start a new life. I want to use Amazon for the safety of both of us so if you’re interested in purchasing the camper just email me with your full name, P.O. Box or address including the zip code and phone number, so I can notify Amazon that you are selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. Thank you for your interest, Sarah Walker

Stefanie Macintyre

May 08, 2017 6:48 PM

Every time i try to post something for sale on this app it immediately deletes it and flags it as a duplicate post even though it is not. This problem was persistent on my first account so i created a brand new email address to try again, same issue. When i contacted their customer service i had to call 3 times and kept getting hung up on after refusing to pay them money with their claims that my account was compromised and an overseas party was using my accounts that's why all my posts were getting deleted and flagged and that i needed to pay them a fee to remove the 2nd party. There is no second party on my created 5 minutes ago email, this is a money scam and a ploy. The third time when i called and asked to speak to a manager the guy on the phone demanded to know why and wasted 5 minutes of my time arguing with him to speak to a manager, when i finally did speak to a manager he insisted my issue was overseas people stealing my identity. I informed him never mind and ill just use another app to sell my goods on, he got very agitated and started grilling me about me not caring about people stealing my identity and that i need to pay him a fee to have him investigate it on my end. I ended up hanging up on him. STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS APP. I had no issues for the first month or so until they tried swindling me out of my money and identity information. scam. scam. scam

Molly

May 05, 2017 4:46 PM

Paid $1.99 to use their bump up feature. I searched for a long time and did not see my ad got bump up. Email them and they pretty much just said too bad. They want your money and not care about providing service. Do not waste money to use their bump up feature. You might as well delete your ad and re-do it again. Which will bump your post on the top of the list. Here is the email they sent me: Thanks for contacting letgo, Molly! I am sorry if you do not see your ad bumped up. I can reassure you that the ad was bumped for some time and then was pushed down the home feed once other ads started coming through on the site. Bump Ups are final and letgo can’t offer a refund. To receive assistance with in-app payments, you must get in touch with Google or Apple. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any problems or questions, just let us know. Best regards, Alyssa letgo Customer Care

moocow007

Apr 27, 2017 3:58 PM

Regarding Letgo and "Handling Auto Sales Through Ebay Motors"... There is no such thing. There is no mechanism for a transaction that happens outside of Ebay to be managed through Ebay, I mean think about it. Ebay is out to make money (which anyone that have sold on Ebay CLEARLY has realized). Why on earth would they facilitate a transaction outside of EBay where they can't make money from it. Ebay has a "Ebay Motors" section where folks that want to use their services HAVE to post their products to for a reason. And because you are not buying a car found in Ebay you most certainly NOT going to get any sort of Ebay Buyer Protection. So any notion that you are protected is also bogus.

Teresa Sanchez

Mar 16, 2017 9:04 PM

"Nicole Lynn" was selling a 2008 Mini Cooper, my girlfriend was interested in. She saw it on offer up, said person was located around Lakewood but "Nicole" said she was out of state. She also said she was going to communicate through email. She was selling her car on eBay, sent along a sap story that I noticed was sent to someone else on these comments. Be aware, they actually send you "eBay" money back guarantee emails, they even go through great lengths to send details about sending money through eBay. However I noticed the emails were sketchy due to the fact that there were no eBay contact links anywhere. Beware.

moocow007

Jan 28, 2017 7:01 PM

For sellers wishing to sell products on Letgo...here's some bits of advice. Letgo can be a good place to sell stuff that you don't want/need and make some money. But just like with selling items on Letgo, you need to make sure you protect yourself from possible scams. CASH, CASH, CASH Cash is not only king but should be the only form of payment you accept for anything you sell. State up front in your listing that you will only accept cash. Be adamant about it. This will keep the various cashier check and wire transfer scammers from bothering with you. Since it is possible, though probably unlikely, that you could be counterfeit money in a cash transaction, I would suggest that you actually look at and count the money in the presence of the buyer before giving them the item. This allows you to detect any obvious fakes and also confirms that they are actually giving you everything (avoid they "this is only 40, we said 60" type "mistakes"). For added security when dealing with large sums of cash, I would recommend that you spend a few bucks on some handheld tools that can verify that the money you are being given is real. Google 'detect fake money' and you'll see a whole slew of products you can get to detect counterfeits. They range from special pens that you can brush on bills that will turn different colors if the bills are real vs. fake (under $10) to portable devices that can tell you quickly if the bills are real (about $30). I would strongly recommend this if you are selling big dollar items. Sure you may get "nasty" looks from the buyer, but you can explain to them it's nothing personal and you do this with all deals you make, if they balk and walk away that may be a sign that you were about to get passed fake bills, SAFETY Unless you are selling big heavy items that cannot easily be transported or if you are selling big money (expensive, valuable) items such as gold, jewelry, high end designer products ALWAYS, ALWAYS arrange to meet the buyer in a public place. While Letgo is about social selling you don't need to be inviting people you don't know into your home or letting them know where you live. Again this is especially true if you are listing expensive items. Scammers and thieves can show interest, ask to come see the item, tell you that "oh, that's not what I thought it was" and leave, only so they can come by later when the home seems empty and steal the item. There should be no reason a potential buyer would have a problem meeting in a public place (as long as it's about the same area your listing GPS location indicates). If they have an issue with meeting in a public place and insist on meeting at your residence, immediately block them and report it to Letgo as Suspicious Behavior. BE RESPONSIVE & RESPONSIBLE Again, Letgo is all about social buying and selling, if you don't like to be sociable, don't like using chat, don't like responding to questions, don't really use any sort of social media, don't want to be bothered, dont like people, then selling on Letgo is most likely not for you. Don't waste your own time and other people's time, If you are going to list products for sale, put a little effort into it. Explain what you are selling if it's not obvious. Attach multiple pictures. If you are not sure how, figure out. It's not hard. If you show you give a darn you'll find that others will to. Would make Letgo an overall better experience for everyone and, more importantly, get your product sold and you paid!!!

moocow007

Jan 28, 2017 2:08 AM

Here are some basic tips for those that want to buy on Letgo. Yes...you can absolutely, absolutely find "steals", "out of the world deals", "once in a lifetime finds", etc. on Letgo. Why? Because there will be honest folk looking to sell great things (from your point of view) that they either don't value much at all or have no idea what the value is. However, for each of those types of potential deals there are a plethora of articles for sale that are absolute scams. The general statement "if it seems to good to be true, it probably is" is not a bad motto to go by. But in any case, here are some general guidelines to follow when you are looking to buy things that others have for sale on Letgo: General - Never EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER pay ahead before you actually are in physical contact with the item. The entire premise of Letgo is that you are buying and selling in person. That's the "social" part of Letgo's 'social buying and selling'. Hard to be "social" if you actually don't see the person and the item right in front of your eyes. Wiring money, sending money through paypal, sending it through Amazon, etc. has no protection at all. Don't mistake EBay's Buyer Protection if you use Paypal with overall protection if you get scammed sending money via PayPal through Letgo. Letdo does NOT have Buyer Protection. If you want Buyer Protection go shop on Ebay (and pay via Paypal through Ebay). Scammers will use all sorts of sob stories and excuses about why they will need money up front (i.e. "oh I'm a cute veteran that is struggling to keep 3 kids fed and my husband either just left or died in combat, blah, blah, blah, so I can't meet you in person but I PROMISE to send you the item, blah, blah, blah"). At the end of the day, their problem (real or imagined) is not your problem. Feeling sorry IF their story is real has nothing to do with giving away your money!!! So...again...NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, pay up front for anything you "buy" on Letgo. If the seller insists, tell them politely to "shove it" and move on. Cars - The biggest scam on Letgo is cars that look absolutely great and can be had for...surprisingly...very little money (almost always $2500 or less). FYI...why it always seems that $2500 is the threshold max for these "wonderful" cars is because that's the max amount Western Union and most money transfer companies will allow to be sent in one shot. This is why these car scammers never list their cars for more than $2500. Obvious car scammers will list cars that have no license plate...nor any attempt to hide the license plate. They'll also use photo's that appear to be of new cars for whatever late model year they are offering for sale (they have tried to "doctor them" to make them look like it wasn't taken out of the manufacturers site, but you can tell pretty easily if you just look close). Also scammers will list their email addresses on the photo itself or inside the actual listing description (though when they do that they will usually try to doctor it up a little so it's not obvious for Letgo filters to detect). Real cars shows real life signs of use. They will have multiple pictures of the insides and outsides and will usually be taken in or around the home of where the car is being listed (so if the listing GPS, which I will get to in a bit, says NYC but the car has the Rocky Mountains in the background or is set in front of a giant house with lot of prestine manicured grounds, chances are the car doesn't actually exist). Also...ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ask for the VIN number UP FRONT. Do this even if the car looks real and the seller is willing to meet you in person!!! Why? Cause the car could be STOLEN!!! That's a less obvious scam. Ask for the VIN up front and then check to see if the car is listed as stolen. Buying a stolen car (regardless of whether you are aware that it's stolen or not...it's your word against the authorities) can be considered a crime but also and more importantly, the next time you try to sell it, service it or do anything with it, it very well can be flagged as a stolen vehicle at which point you risk having the car seized (as stolen property) and you arrested for car theft!!! Remember you would have bought the car with cash on Letgo so there would be no real trace or evidence that you were not the one that actually stole the car!!! Gold, Diamonds, Rings & Other Precious materials - do NOT buy these items from any individual UNLESS they have an actual physical location (i.e. store) that specializes in selling that sort of items!!! There are people that own jewelry stores, pawn shops (legit ones not one's out of their backyard or car), etc. that sell on Letgo. Those are more likely to be authentic (though obviously it still can be debatable in terms of quality). Unless you are experts at identifying real gold, grading the quality of gems, etc. (or can bring someone along with you that can)...or simply like taking HUGE risks...do NOT buy such items from individuals that can't show evidence (again a store front) that they sell these things for a "legal" living. An relatively easy way to tell if someone may be legit (other than asking if they actually sell said items for a living and have a store) is the price. Folks that are legit sellers of precious metals and materials know the price and will NOT be selling it for pennies on the dollar (absolutely no reason for them to, especially when it comes to gold since they can sell gold to the reserve at a slight discount off of true gold cost). Now of course, there could be individuals who have no clue on the value of these items that are selling legit items but unless you can tell the difference, do NOT buy these items off of Letgo. Designer or Name Brand items - so these are the high end designer bags, high end Nikes, authentic UGGs, etc. etc. As with the previous item, unless you are an expert at detecting whether these items are authentic or not, the chances are EXTREMELY high that most of these items being sold as "NEW" are not authentic. High end "fake" Nikes (and some can go from $200 to over $1000) can be purchased in bulk from overseas for pocket change. Some (many) actually look near real. So unless you are able to tell the fakes, simply avoid it. Buying these items on something like Ebay is already risky enough. Buying them on Letgo is 100x worse as you have absolutely no protection whatsoever nor any attempt by Letgo to kick fakes off their site. Stick to used items of these type if you want bargains that sellers are selling for real cheap. Sure they could be used fakes but at least you aren't going to be shelling out crazy cash for them if they end up being so. Also, as with cars, chances are that scammers aren't going to take the time to wear fakes out to then try to sell them. Safety - so for any of the above items, another thing that you MUST, MUST, MUST be careful of is where to meet the seller. Since you will most likely be bringing cash, meeting the seller at a residence or in an isolated location is NOT, NOT, NOT recommended. DO NOT DO IT! What's worse than walking away with a fake is being robbed and not even having a fake to show for it...or worse! Meet in public places (i.e. Starbucks seems to be the favorite choice). If the seller refuses then it's a sign to again, pass on the deal. Also, do NOT pay by check or by credit card (even if they look like they have one of those mobile credit card readers that you see in the Apple Store). There are scams out there where sellers will sell you a legit item and everything seems fine but then you realize that a check or a charge for A LOT more than the item you purchased has been applied to your account. Have fun, but be safe. Letgo can be a great way to find deals, to find items that you can't find anywhere else and even to meet good honest people, but you need to be smart. Never let your heart get in the way of your brain...unless you brain is normally much (at which point I'd suggest you avoid Letgo altogether). Hope this helps.

John Rod

Dec 10, 2016 4:05 PM

You are an idiot lol

Damon Skillz Floyd

Dec 08, 2016 4:09 PM

Some dude just asked me for my bank account number, debit card number and pin number. LMAO I'm like really!!

Kathleen Ledoux Andrade

Nov 27, 2016 5:08 PM

If you are buying a vehicle, ALWAYS ask for the VIN number and verify the ownership history. I have been discussing with two different people who have similar stories. If you notice in all of the photographs they send of the vehicles, they go to great lengths not to reveal the location of the vehicle. They are stating they want to use an EBAY shipping service. The email of one of the people is [email protected] and the other is [email protected] I have reported both of them to the feds and to Ebay with their email threads.

OnTheDLo

Nov 26, 2016 3:48 AM

C'mon people - if it's too good to be true, then it's likely a scam. Use common sense & limit communication to within the app. Anyone immediately asking you to communicate outside the app, use PayPal, Amazon gift cards, etc. are obviously trying to scam you. Meet in person, in a safe place & pay or take cash only. I certainly think LetItGo needs to curate these ads better & support seems non-existent, so you're on your own - there is no buyer protection other then common sense. I'm still surprised at how many fall for some of these scams.

Simi Toussoun

Nov 10, 2016 11:07 PM

What can I do I lost over $3000 and I paid with Amazon gift cards Amy advice on what I can do?

Simi Toussoun

Nov 10, 2016 11:06 PM

Someone should get some information together and Sue letgo for having so many scams and for not having better security measures.

oney monster

Nov 07, 2016 7:51 PM

Any time I use things like let go or Craigslist etc. I always make it a point to meet the sellers face to face and pay cash if that's not an option then I guess I don't need what ever it is they are selling

Thomas Bodetti

Oct 28, 2016 10:40 PM

Let Go is Full of Scams, One out of every 5 listings is fake, now is this the responsibility of LetGo? You better believe it is, they have no way to report a scam, that is going to be a big litigation issue for them if they do not begin to take action against all of these scammers that they are allowing to participate. This is something that can be stopped but it does not look like letGo is interested in doing anything to stop them.

xxxxxxx

Oct 24, 2016 9:15 PM

SCAMS SCAM SCAM SCAM Nicole Lynn [email protected] Hello and sorry for the delay! My name is Nicole Lynn and I want to thank you for taking an interest in my 2005 Honda CR-V at the price of 1500$. Let me give you a few details about it: it's in very good condition with 103,000 miles, it doesn't have any mechanical issues, the engine is a 2,4L 4Cyl, it has automatic transmission, All-Wheel Drive ,no scratches or dents, easy on maintenance costs, extremely reliable. The interior of this car is something I always took care of, the seats/carpet are not stained and we never smoked inside it. The car was never involved in any accident and I have a clear title for it free of any liens or loans. The reason I decided to sell it is because my husband had a heart attack and died two weeks ago and it brings me back memories. I want to make this deal though eBay since the car is already in their custody in Omaha,NE and I used it before with no problems so if you're interested in purchasing it please reply with your : full name, full address and phone number. After that I will notify them I found a buyer and they will contact you with the rest of the procedure. Thank you and I look forward for to hearing from you.

a voice in the wilderness

Jul 22, 2016 12:13 AM

ANY time you get an email where they want you to accept a cashiers check, etc, it is a SCAM! They have been doing it on Craigslist for YEARS!

katsons

May 24, 2016 5:33 PM

:SMITH T <[email protected]> 12:56 PM (36 minutes ago) to me i'm happy you are selling to me. I got your details and have forward it to my secretary, payment will be issue out to you and even mail out via Us postal service, I will email you with the tracking number for confirmation. I will also like to let you know that shipping company funds was included with your payment due to i might not be around once the payment arrive to you because am going for my Wedding Anniversary once the payment arrive you will go ahead and deposit the check into your bank account and have the check cash then you will deduct the money for your item with additional $30 for your Gas and running around then you have the rest of the money pay to my shipper for them to start paper work for the pick up then i will contact my shipper to get ready to come over for pick up immediately. LET ME KNOW IF I CAN trust you in this transaction. Note you are not responsible for shipping as soon as you have the check deposit and clear , my shipper will be coming over for pick up at your location. Hope to hear back from you soon Pls i will trust you on this and if you know you are not okay with me with this pls just email me back asap so i can ask my secretary to stop the check i dont want you to waste my time and my money ......hope to read back from you base on trust Thanks for your understanding