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Scentsy Consultant
Little Rock, AR, United States
2015-08-11 12:55:03
Overpayment Scam
Scentsy (scentsy.com)
New Scentsy Consultants Targets of Email Scam
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Jennifer Creekmore
Email Address:
   jennifercreekmorewallets@gmail.com
Jennifer sends an email to a new Scentsy consultant indicating she obtained the consultant's email address from the Scentsy website. She asks the consultant to quote a price for a large number of Scentsy products allegedly being purchased for a family party. When the consultant replies to the email with a quote Jennifer indicates that her uncle will be writing a check for the order. Jennifer asks for a mailing address and a name to whom her uncle should make the check payable.

When the consultant agrees to place the order once funds are received, Jennifer indicates that a check is in the mail. After a day or two Jennifer emails the consultant to say that she has just discovered her uncle wrote the check for too much money. She explains that a second check was supposed to be written to a cousin to pay for party supplies but the uncle made a mistake and combined the two amounts. Jennifer asks the consultant to either cash the check or deposit it when received and then agree to forward the extra money to someone else. She asks the consultant to hurry to that the products will be delivered in time for the party.

An envelope arrives USPS with a false postage-paid mailing label from the fictitious uncle in Pennsylvania, so the consultant is forced to pay the postal service $5.75 to receive the envelope. Inside the envelope is a fake check made out to the consultant. The check is issued from a company in Virginia and drawn on a bank in Connecticut. The signature on the check is not legible. It is printed from a computer rather than physically signed or stamped. The cost of the Scentsy order is less than $300. The fake check is made out for $950.

The check bounces, of course, but the consultant has already forwarded several hundreds dollars to the fictitious cousin, as well as placed an order for the Scentsy products.
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