SCAM REPORTS

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Wallapop

  • by: Algernon
  • #829
  • Jan 29, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I posted a cabinet for sell using the app Wallapop, i was contacted by someone through the message on app, saying they were interested in buying the cabinet, but to get back to them via the email provided which was([email protected]). After contacting via email i was asked to remove the item from sell list due to he was going to buy, i guess once he seen the item was removed, he sent another email and this is what it said word for word:

Thanks for your prompt response, I'm good with the price. I would have loved to come and take a look at it and pay in cash,but I can't right now due to a slight change in my work schedule . i would like you to remove the advert from the list cos i want to make the purchase asap and i don't mind adding extra $50 to delete the ads from the list,Please let me know if a bank certified check is fine. After the payment clears, my shipper will come and pick it up at your location.
If you can get back to me with your details I'll get the check out asap.

I will need your Full Name * Full mailing Address * Cell Phone * Agreed price *

As soon as this is provided, payment will be overnight to you and I will let you know once mailed out with tracking number sent to you.Thanks and I hope we handle this in good faith while waiting to hear from you.


Best Regards,

Michael

After that i sent him my information, next email from him read as follows:
Hello,
I appreciate your quick response, sorry for late response and
am happy you are selling to me. I got your details and have forwarded
it to my secretary, payment has been issued out to you and sent to you
via USPS, I will email you with the tracking number for confirmation
as soon as I am provided with it. I will also like to let you know
that the shipping company funds were included with your payment due to
I might not be around when the payment arrives to you because am going
to ALABAMA for my honeymoon once the payment arrives. You will go
ahead and have the check cash or deposited into your account and once
it clears then you deduct the money for your item with additional $50
for holding it for me, then you will have the rest of the money send
to my shipper . 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 and have it cashed my shipper will be coming over for pick
up.Hope to hear back from you soon.

Thanks for your understanding.

After two days i received check via UPS for $1430.01, which at that point i was shocked why so much for something i am selling for $200.00, so i google Vineyardcincinnati to see who they were, and found out they are a church, than i received email below:
Hi,
Thanks for your kind gesture to wait for the check to arrive,i want you to know that the check would be there today via UPS,here is the Tracking # ( 1ZX0F1650141386203 ),Once you have the check which is for the sum of ( $1430.01 ),kindly have it deposited in your bank and keep the funds for the item with the extra $50 i promised you for holding this item for me,then have the rest of the funds withdrawn and get $1230 out of it sent to the mover assigned for the pickup via Money Gram today so that the mover can have the money and make necessary pickup arrangement for the shipment.

This funds will be use in off setting the cost of the shipment he as undertaken for me recently.The shipper said the funds should be sent to their finance office,

Take the cash of ( $1230 ) to the nearest Money Gram outlet (Walmart) around you with your identity card and fill up the transfer forms.

Below is the information to send the money at the Money Gram,

Receiver's Name----- JERRY KIRKMAN
Address ----------- 39597 State Highway H , MALDEN, Missouri 63863

Once you get it taken care of today,kindly email me the transfer details on the receipt as follows so that the mover can also have
their own money and process on the pickup arrangement asap.

kindly note that the Money in Minutes transfer fees would be deducted from the $1224,here are the details requested from the receipt,

Sender Name and address*******
Total amount sent after the transfer fees******
Transfer Reference #******
A map quest to your house*******


Thanks and looking forward to read back from you soon for the transfer details,as i would want the shippers to come for the pick up asap.

Michael Bobbie

So i am thinking i go to Walmart one stop shop cash check, and send money all from one spot, when i tried to cash check at Walmart the young lady informed me the machine she was running the check through was not reading the check, than she stated everything looks good with the check just not reading, so she suggested to try my Bank due to they have better check readers, so i just deposited the check into my Bank via ATM at Wellsfargo on 26 Jan 2016. That evening i get text from the so called Adkins asking what is the status of the money? which i responded i deposited in my Bank will take a day or so to clear. On 28 Jan 2016 i called my Bank to see what was the status of the check, and they informed me the check was a fake, and they have closed my accounts, and i will not be able to Bank with them for at least seven years, i understand the policy they have in place due to it puts the Bank and myself at risk. I am just thinking God no money was exchanged to the crooks. I learned a good lesson this week, be safe people.
Names reported:
Michael Adkins, Jerry Kirkman, Bobbie Adkins
Phones reported:
559-365-6796
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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Unresolved

i was almost scammed by Miller Grace

  • by: zukebaez
  • #838
  • Jan 29, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
they were selling a used car online for a price to go to be true. I read about the google wallet scam and when I received the invoice instructions they wanted payments using amazon credit cards.
Names reported:
Miller Grace
Phones reported:
501-478-3819
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

I have been getting scammed

  • by: mensa9176
  • #845
  • Jan 29, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I tried to sell these speakers I have and this guy seemed like he wanted it then he emailed me a whole bunch of lies saying he will send a check but I have to cash it at my bank but he keeps changing the story.
Names reported:
Adam Leavitt
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Daniel Leo scammed me

  • by: olejka2006
  • #866
  • Jan 29, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $4000
Daniel Leo put uncovered check on my account and withdrawal money before check was clear.
Names reported:
Daniel Leo
Phones reported:
929-351-2110
Unresolved

Scammer vanity press

  • by: jfay1995
  • #870
  • Jan 29, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $3,000.00
I. paid 3,000 to do three books with them including promotion paying for book review etc. I only made thirty dollars. I feel I got taken. advantage of.
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Unresolved

Using military title senior medic sgt. first class

  • by: Mc1991
  • #875
  • Jan 30, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Using car gurus to post a 2005 Ford f250 for sale 3,000. Stating his wife had passed away and needs to sell is currently in training and needs to sell by a certain date and will have it shipped by military shipping company.
Names reported:
Thomas Porter
Phones reported:
603-912-0390
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]