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I was offering for sale a set of wheels and tires on Craigslist. I was contacted by email and asked to send information so that they can send me a check. The email requested my address and and phone number. No one ever physically show up at my addrees to examine the wheels & tires. Fraud indicator #1, no one physically looking at the merchandise.
I receive in the US postal a priority mail letter with tracking information and a check for a lot more than the listed value of the wheels & tires. Fraud indicator #2, the purchaser wanted to give me more money than I was asking.
I receive a text that the purchaser is desparate for the merchandise and asked if I would foward the balance of the overpaid check to the shipping company. The check, when I deposited it had an 11 day hold placed on it. Fraud indicators #3 & #4, begging for a transaction to take place and the bank will not pay out any funds.
In this particular case of fraud, I did not lose any money but the crime committed is at least "Conspiracy to Commit" fraud. I will be reporting this to the FBI and Postmaster General. At least four states are involved when they used a shipping agent, and the mail.
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