OfferUp Scams

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Offer Up Scam

  • by: Bel
  • #19331
  • Nov 22, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1650.00
They tried to buy a sofa from me on that app- and then he sent me a check , your bank does clear the check - they ask u to send a money gram from your funds for the difference like my sofa cost 350.00 and they sent me 1650.00, in like 5 days your bank notices the check is fraud and at this point you have sent them your real money. You are out of money and the bank deducts from your money and once you send the money gram your money is gone.
Also reported:
Kitchen and Bath Creations LLC
Names reported:
Charles Brink, Eric
Phones reported:
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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Attempted scam by Michael Collin

  • by: Nrgworx
  • #19532
  • Nov 25, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Have some furniture items for sale on offer
Was contacted by a man named Michael who wanted to purchase 2 items right away. He emailed me asking for address to mail me the asking price...but then said he would pay me extra 50$ to send the shippers their part that he was sending with the amount for purchase. (Red flag involving third party). I told him it was too complicated and to forget it. At which time he texted my phone with USPS tracking number of payment. The items i was selling him came out to 750$.

I dont know how to attach the emails and text messages.

Recieved a fraudulant cashier check today for 1,850 ..(that extra thousand was to go to 'Tony' the shipper....I .took it to my bank to have them check it out. Date not correct and a spelling error .... Manager told me it was definately a fraudulant check and gave it back. I have the check, envelope and all communications with this 'guy'. How do i help stop this from happening to a more trusting soul?
Names reported:
Michael Collin
Phones reported:
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

I have been scammed through Offer Up App. Car sales

  • by: Upgrade75
  • #19869
  • Nov 30, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1,500
Back in October 2016, i had seen a posting of a 2004 Toyota Tacoma for $1500. I contacted Katie Brenneman through her "email". And stated that I was interested in buying a truck. She sent an email back with the amazon logo saying that I needed to purchase 3 $500 amazon gift cards and take a picture of the back of each card showing proof of purchase. So I emailed the photos to an email titled [email protected] The "company" called me and said that the truck would be sent within 3 days for inspection before amazon would release the funds to Katie. The next day I received an email from Katie saying that amazon was asking for 1,000 for shipping cost and that she couldn't get the money til the end of November. She asked if we would pay it and she would pay us back. Luckily we did not agree to it and said we would just wait til she gets paid from the military. When I couldn't get a response from her asking her about when she could get it shipped, I called amazon to ask for info. They informed me that they actually don't have a motors department. So I looked up the email and it quickly popped up as a scam. I would like to see if this could be traced to who did this and get our money back.
Names reported:
Katie Brenneman
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

John Deere tracktor

  • by: JS
  • #20384
  • Dec 5, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2500
Found tractor for 2500 cheap due to a divorce and deploying - similar to a complained filed ...wanted money in MoneyPak cards...Unfortunately didn't do the homework on the seller and lost the money. Later received an email from "Ebay Motor Team" saying that I need to buy insurance for the machine in order for it to be shipped. It's a scam - please don't fall for it like I have.
Names reported:
Lilliana Washam
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Sale of Korg DP-3000C Digital Piano

  • by: tigerlil
  • #20509
  • Dec 7, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I need your assistant to get person off my back. My friend told me to list my piano on a site call OfferUp, for $100. So this person offer to pay me cashier check and have someone pick up the item. I gave Kirby's name and address for the check. As I further thought of cashier is no good, it could be fake, so I sent her an email on thr dame date to let her know that, perfer cash or no deal. She didn't reply. I asked again saying, since you didn't reply I have to sell to someone else. She still didn't reply. So assume she didn't want it.

Then 2 days later. She send me the following. She totally ignore my pervious email. Then send her a message again saying since you didn't replied me, the item is no longer available. 2 days later, she sent me another email with the same contents, now she is saying that I have to pay the mover with the extra money she enclosed in cashier.

We exchange emails yesterday. When I asked in the beginning for her contact information, she never replied, and instead she sent the same following email again.

Can you advise me what to do?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Victoria Williams"
Date: Dec 7, 2016 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: Korg DP-3000C Digital Piano
To: "Lily Chu"

Please strictly follow the instruction below once you get the check today.

STEP 1 ) "DEPOSIT" the check into your account today

STEP 2 ) "WITHDRAW" the Remaining Funds(mover's funds) after
deducting your Item price + $70 for your hassle

STEP 3 ) Visit any Walmart around you.. send the Remaining
Funds(mover's funds) to the mover's information below via Walmart to
Walmart service so that the mover could call you to schedule pick up
time & date.. As i told you earlier, the movers are also picking up
some other gadgets I bought from another seller in your city.. kindly
handle the transaction for me with total sincerity as you promised
to.. God bless you. Hope to read from you now!

Below is the mover's info to send the balance to..
Names reported:
Victoria Williams
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Contacted by this scammer

  • by: prlady09876
  • #20562
  • Dec 8, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Got contacted through a Natasha on Offer Up to contact this individual called 'Beckley Williams' through email because she was her aunt and was interested in purchasing an item coffee maker I have posted on the site for sale. Unfortunately for me because I'm new to all this. Like another gentleman I was reading on, this BECKLEY aka BECKY has my personal information such as name, address, phone# and email address. Now I'm really concerned and don't know what to do.
Now is confirmed for I read another person wrote this about the same person.
Names reported:
Beckley Williams
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]