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Anonymous
Coldspring, TX, United States
2015-07-07 16:04:15
Overpayment Scam
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Bookoo yard sale buyer scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Chris Larry
Telephone:
   (573) 608-1891
I received a text inquiry about a heavy furniture item listed for sale asking if I would accept a check. After giving information on the type check required, the person sent a check by mail from an out of state company: Pioneer Oil & Gas, Beaver County Utah, 21 Beaver Lake Blvd, Milford, Utah 84751, check #2216 drawn on Zions First National Bank, One Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111, signed by Karen Zandi. This was a check we would accept. The check was for $1,650 more than the sale amount. We immediately tried to call the phone number from the text getting no answer. I received instructions to deposit, get the cash overage amount and to send it in a Moneygram to pay the mover. I had several texts in a row urging me to quickly do this. We sent a message that the sale was cancelled & we would turn the check over to law enforcement. We heard nothing else from the scammer.
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