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|Scam Reporter||Scam Tips Received|
Rochester, NY, United States
| Attempted Overpayment Scam|
She claimed to want to buy about $700 in product from me. The email address she contacted me through was firstname.lastname@example.org.
She gave me the shipping address of: 4560 Daisy Reid Ave Apt 409 Woodbridge, VA 22192
She used terrible grammar and strange punctuation and capitalization, at first I thought that perhaps she was just a non-native English speaker. She said she was going to pay with a check.
After the initial contact, she informed me that her \"boss\" had accidentally sent her entire paycheck instead of just the money for the order. She said that she would like me to use moneygram to send the excess money to her \"art works dealer\", then in a different email, she said she wanted me to send it to her \"cousin\", Benita Carter in Rock Hill, SC. This was what first seemed sketchy to me.
She kept telling me that it was urgent that I send the money as soon as the check cleared, so hospital bills could be paid.
She then told me to send the excess money to Wanda G Tompkins in Vidor, TX. Since this was the third different person that I was told to send the money to, I definitely figured out it was a scam.
I had already deposited the check into my bank account, but I hadn\'t sent the money. I contacted my bank and they said it would be a few days before they would know for certain that the check was fake. At this point, she started texting me, over and over again, saying that it was urgent that I do the transfer as soon as possible and harassing me and contradicting me when I said the check hadn\'t cleared.
My bank just informed me that the check was returned as fake, so it definitely was a scam.