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Anonymous
US
2013-08-09 10:49:24
Rental Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
I posted on Craigslist to rent my time share and sandypow03@gmail.com sent me an email to rent it
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Sandy Powell
Email Address:
   sandypow03@gmail.com
Telephone:
   na
Fax:
   na
If you read the email transmission between \"sandy\" and I it sounds more and more like a scam. I became skeptical and played along to see what information I could get to file this.

AS you can see all \"Sandy\" wanted was a money order and tracking number.

I did cash the check and wait for funds to clear, it never did. I\'m glad I never sent $2,000 of my own money to some person and address that did not exist.

I assume he/she is working with someone in the postal business. I don\'t have any idea how he/she could intersect my money order and pick it up from a non-existent address. ?????

I\'ll be reporting this through my bank and filed a criminal report with the internet investigation services with police department here in baltimore.



Me:

I am renting my timeshare for 1,200 for a week.

I can request it for August 20-27 and see if it is available.

Once it is scheduled how would you like to conduct payment and exchange of paperwork?

Thank you

Responder to my craigslist ad:

Sandy Powell
Jul 25
to me

I am interested, I will be coming on this vacation with my Husband
from Canada,our trip will be sponsored by wife financial in united
state having contract with them and payment will be done by US
certified check.please let me have the following information so that
the check can be sent to you.
Name which you want to appear on the check:
Address (not P.O Box):
City
State:
Zip code
Tel
Total Amount
Hope to hear from you soon.

Dr Sandy Powell
200 Elizabeth St
Toronto, ON M5G 2C4


Thanks i have discuss with my Husband we all agree to the date Aug 20 to 27
available in your place i will be happy if you can reserve its
for us..

Thanks for getting back to me, i\'ll like you you get the check
deposited at your bank and withdraw the remaining balance after
deduction of your charges to send the Traveling agent funds today.


As soon as you have the check with you, i\'ll like you deposit the
check at your bank, to have the money, deduct your charges as we
agreed and send the rest balance to the Traveling agent through money gram
l\'ll like you to make it happen today or, so that
they can have the money on time to start booking up us to your
location.


Visit any money gram outlet nearest to you , you will be given a form
to fill, get it filled with the information below as the receiver of
the money, you\'re to send the money in minutes and money gram fee are
to be deducted from the money you are sending.


TRAVELING AGENT INFORMATION TO RECEIVED THE MONEY VIA MONEY GRAM

Receiver Name:...: Michael Dyer
Address.....: 609 Umbria St
City...........: Athens
State:......: OH
ZIPCODE ....: 45701



As soon as you get the money sent just get back to me with the full
name use to send the money and total amount sent after money gram
charges and the 8 digit reference # . I wait for the transfer
detail today for confirmation. Thanks while i await to read from you
asap.

God bless you


Aug 4 (5 days ago)
to Sandy

Hello!

I received a check for $3,500 yesterday. Was this from you? It was not a money gram but a real check from a company. Is this correct?

Please let me know before I proceed.

If so, I will keep $1,200 for condo rental. Send $2,000 to traveling agent you requested.

Please let me know before I cash this check.

Regards,

Lidia


Sandy Powell
Aug 4 (5 days ago)
to me

Thanks my payment as deliver to you in the sum $3200 just get the
check deposit into your bank account and withdrawn $2000 the
traveling agent fund and get it send to the information given to you
via money gram and deduct the money gram transfer charges from the
fund you are sending and get back to me with money gram details after
the payment as bing send to the information given to you


Sandy Powell
Aug 5 (4 days ago)
to me

Hello ,

Good Morning, How are you today and hope you had a
wonderful weekend and rest. I could understand you were not able to
get things done for Saturday regarding the transfer of the funds to
the agent due to the weekend. I\'ll want you to kindly take care of
the money transfer for the Agent first thing in the morning through
money gram money transfer and email me with the information when the
fund is sent to pass the information to the agent and upon the receipt
of the funds, All further arrangement can be done.

Below is the information to send the $2000 through money gram minus
the transfer charges :

Receiver Name:...: Michael Dyer
Address.....: 609 Umbria St
City...........: Athens
State:......: OH
ZIP CODE ....: 45701

Reference Number
Amount sent after money gram charges
Sender\'s name and address on the receipt .

Thanks ,
Sandy Powell

to sandy

Hello,

I have never done this before. I ma skeptical.. typed that wrong the check is for $3,500. Does Michael know how much he is getting? Should I still make a money gram for $2,000 or $2,200?

I hope this is legal and legitimate activity. I am collecting $1,200 for the rental of my timeshare for the week of August 18-25, 2013. This is not for a purchase or any other trade, correct?

I cannot do any of these types transactions on Saturday after 1 pm or on Sundays here where I live. I am able to make the transaction today. Please assure me that you are only renting my week this year.

Also when this check is cashed that I am any in any trouble. The check is from Charles Schwab & Company from Phoenix Arizona from Citibank. Is this correct?


Thank you

Lidia



Sandy Powell
Aug 5 (4 days ago)
to me

Ok thanks you are right get the $2000 send to the agent information
given to you via money gram after deduction your $1200 for your rent
it remain $200 keep $100 for your running around and use the rest
$100 for money gram transfer charges and get back to me with money
gram transfer details after the fund as being sent... i hope you
understand me now


Sandy Powell
Aug 5 (4 days ago)
to me

Hello Lidia ,

I hope you have receive my last email and understood the explanation
and how to take care of the funds for the Money Gram to be sent to
Michael . I\'m checking to see if by now you have completed the
transfer as Michael is already waiting to confirm the receipt of the
funds and get started with my other arrangement to be done and get
everything taken care off . If by now you are yet to make the
transfer, Kindly have everything taken care of and email me with the
money gram details in the next email. I\'ll be looking forward to
hear back from you.


Thank you


Aug 5 (4 days ago)
to Sandy

I made the Money gram to Michael in amount of $2,000.

Michael Dyer
609 Umbria St
Athens, OH
45701

I will send money gram details shortly...



Aug 5 (4 days ago)
to Sandy

I am not able to complete money gram. Teller told me this address does not exist.

I need a valid address to send this to?

Thank you


Sandy Powell
Aug 5 (4 days ago)
to me

sorry the Michael is not available for now kindly send it to this
agent info and get back to em with the money gram details thanks and i
we be waiting for the money gram details thanks


Latonya clay
259a Johnson Loop
Natchez, La. 71456

Sandy Powell
Aug 5 (4 days ago)
to me

what is going on now still waiting for the money gram details


Aug 5 (4 days ago)
to Sandy

I purchased money order and sent it to the last address you sent me.

I forgot the slip of money order on my desk in my office.i will it to you first thing in the morning EST

Thank you for your patience. I hope you enjoy my timeshare at Kauai beach villas!


Sandy Powell
Aug 5 (4 days ago)
to me

Hello Lidia ,

Thanks for your heads up and reserving timeshare for me . Did you
send the funds to Michael ?? Was the funds sent through money gram or
you Purchased a money order and sent to the address ? I do not
understand your email and please explain better to clear the message
and please resend me the name and address you said to send the funds
too. I\'ll be looking forward to hear back from you .

thanks


Aug 6 (3 days ago)
to Sandy

I could not send funds to Michael, the address you have me does not exist.

I sent it to the other address you gave me.


Aug 6 (3 days ago)
to Sandy

Sandy Powell
Aug 6 (3 days ago)
to me

ok what is the tracking number of the money order and the receipt
kindly get back to me with that right now so that we can be track it
please get back urgent


Aug 6 (3 days ago)
to Sandy

I will have to wait until tomorrow. My bank did not clear your check yet. The teller would not honor me a money order until check has cleared. I do not have $2,155.00 over balance to pay for this money order today.

Tomorrow morning first thing I will send you tracking number of money order to address you sent
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