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Nadia Churton
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2016-09-27 20:37:53
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Gumtree scammerEmail Attached
"Laura" contacted me to ask about my Wedding dress I had advertised on gumtree. She text and when I replied it wouldn't deliver, so then used the email address they supplied. They asked about negotiating the price but then didn't try to negotiate at all, so I stuck with my gumtree price. in the end she emailed me to tell me she lived in Darwin and worked 'offshore' and would get a courier to collect it. Then I get an email saying she had a problem transferring money and her collection agent wanted mon...
Anonymous
US
2016-08-30 15:35:21
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was solicitation Financial Scam
Used information on a goods for sale site (Offer-UP) to get people to receive bogus funds to buy goods and cash fake cashier checks. The person is known as "Liz"...he/she emails you and gets the email from the official site. They claimed that they are out of town but want to purchase your advertisement...they will send a cashier check and give you the asking price and more for holding the item. They also want you to call the shipper and they provided a tracking number and a person name called Michael Wil...
Anonymous
Olympia, WA, United States
2016-08-24 22:11:26
Overpayment Scam
Scentsy (scentsy.com)
Scammer Source was url cristinamyers75@gmail.com check scamEmail Attached
wanted to order scentsy with a check from her uncle. wanted a rush order for a family reunion and had her uncle 2 day mail me the check for about 10 times the amount that was due. Wanted to cash the check and mail her back the rest. The check was addressed to a bank in Maryland and the return address on the envelop was Florida....
Anonymous
Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
2016-07-25 08:23:17
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Item on gumtree for sale
had an item for sale on GUNTREE for £500. Offered to pay over the asking price to include carriage for her courier at a total of £880. Not able to speak to us on the phone as she had severe deafness!! Told us she would deposit money straight into our account and for us to liase with the courier on cost, times and dates for pick up, via WESTERN UNION Luckily we knew that all she needed to make a payment to us was our email account via paypal. Emails then stopped. Also mentioned that the item was to be ...
No Name
Severn, MD, United States
2016-07-20 14:39:52
Overpayment Scam
Other Auction site
Scammer Source was email LETITGO
They want to mail you a check with a tracking number, then when he cashes it, she'd have a 'driver' pick up the items you had on LetItGo. The thing is, she is supposedly going to add extra money to the check for us to pay the driver with when he gets here. Check never clears - but you send the additianl funds to supposed shipping company prior to check clearing and you are out the cash....
Laura Nita
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
2016-07-18 11:20:56
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email Untitled Overpayment Scam , #29065
First email : Please kindly confirm the payment instructions from our client to your bank account. Details in the attachment. Second email : The payment information have be send by the client, please confirm before making the transfer. Mention: they used as name a national bank from Romania...
Anonymous
Cherrybrook, New South Wales, Australia
2016-07-10 00:06:57
Overpayment Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was email New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG)
I was trying to sell my kitchen (all responses were short and concise) and then after an agreement of final amount, this email was received. I got suspicious due to its length and willingness to pay, also giving me details i did not ask for such as condition of product or his bank details? "Thanks for getting back.I'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on your advert...i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG),which am presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project...
Anonymous
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2016-07-06 06:44:13
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email Untitled Overpayment Scam [Gumtree], #28941Email Attached
I was just about to pay when i had this problem with the pick up, my pick up agent says i will need to pay for the pick up before they can schedule a pick up time they charged me $750 for pick up and delivery and payments for pick up made through them is made to their corporate international headquarters in China and the payments is made through western union money transfer, i will add the $750 to the money i will send as soon as i have made the payments,i will need you to help me send the money to my pick ...
No Name
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2016-06-30 00:00:35
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email Overpayment Gumtree
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Anonymous
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2016-06-10 01:35:04
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email Car sales.comEmail Attached
Instant response upon listing car for sale on carsales.com Slightly far fetched story, unlucky for him I know the industry and Jabiru has excellent phone reception which made me suspicious! Subsequent search showed previous scam under slightly different name. ...
Anonymous
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2016-06-08 20:31:07
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was email NZOG employee offer to purchaseEmail Attached
An immediate response to a car for sale on gumtree via text and with all follow up on email. I was suss from the start but it took me an hour or so to do some research. I encourage everyone to take the time to report the exact details of any similar scammers here. You'd think that either there'd have to be a simpler way to earn money OR that if not they could disguise the bullshit a little better......
Anonymous
Leesville, LA, United States
2016-05-30 22:25:44
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was email Craigslist check scam Carterlber@gmail.com
I received the same email from these addresses regarding an item I posted on Craigslist. The item is easily hand-carried and I'm only asking $15. Addresses used: carterlber@gmail.com, flutterfly631@gmail.com, danawl0010@gmail.com, danawilson38@gmail.com, conniewitfiel37@gmail.com, cherylbennett36@gmail.com, dana@rankadvert.org, cherylbennett36@adpostonline (couldn't see the rest of the address), conniewhitfiel37@adpostonline (couldn't see the rest of the address) Hey, sorry for the late response! Yes ...
No Name
Balga, Western Australia, Australia
2016-05-26 17:54:30
Overpayment Scam
Gumtree
Scammer Source was url Untitled Overpayment Scam [Gumtree], #28670
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Anonymous
Blair, NE, United States
2016-05-24 18:58:08
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was url paypal scam
paypal shipping scam...
Anonymous
Blair, NE, United States
2016-05-24 18:55:39
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was paypal shipping scam
paypal shipping scam...
Anonymous
Carterville, IL, United States
2016-05-10 02:20:52
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was url Craigslist Scam
Placed an ad on Craigslist for garden edging stones. This sarahfisher018@gmail.com agreed to my price, plus an equal amount to hold it, plus an additional amount so that I could send it to someone it Texas. The emails sounded a might too nice and alarm bells went off in my head. I googled the email name and several hits came up at various scam reporting sites (including this one)....
Anonymous
Okatie, SC, United States
2016-05-08 20:40:45
Overpayment Scam
Other Job Site
Scammer Source was email Arbonne Overpayment Scam
Received email saying my name was provided by the Arbonne Independent Consultant Locator. Emails said her independent consultant had died from cancer. She wanted to place an order for 30yr anniversary but didn't have a credit card. She wanted to send me a certified check to pay for her order. I looked her up in the Arbonne system and found her. Details gave a birth date of 1965 so I thought it was maybe ok. The order was for a very strange mix of products and totaled over $800 which made me very suspicious...
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Anonymous
The Bronx, NY, United States
2016-05-08 19:37:44
Overpayment Scam
Google Checkout
Scammer Source was MoneyEmail Attached
This person contacts me via telephone claiming he will ship a check of money which I was previously scammed via FedEx the next day. However, he requests that I send $1300 to a party in Colorado via MoneyGram. I contacted FedEx regarding my suspicion and the representative advised me not to follow through. After being scammed several times already, I've decided not to go through as I've lost so much money already. I advise extreme caution against this likely scammer!!!...
Anonymous
New York, NY, United States
2016-05-08 15:23:50
Overpayment Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was email Wallapop Scammer - "Victor Joe"
Scammer messaged me on Wallapop under the name "Tien D.", claiming their phone was faulty. They provided me with the email "joevickttour@gmail.com" and asked me to email as they could "barely see my message". I sent an email stating the condition and price of the item, as they asked. I received a response, but the name attached to the email this time was "Victor Joe". He said he would add $50 to the price of my item if I would hold it 2-3 days, and would have his assistant mail me a bank check if I would p...
Anonymous
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2016-04-21 04:12:55
Overpayment Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was url CarSales.com.au Bradley Roger - Bradley Roger Bradley Roger <dsky093@outlook.com>Email Attached
Usual Modus Operandi Wants to buy car, works as a FIFO, no phone access, will send an extra $1650 to cover freight, which you have to forward to: Western Union: First name-Xiumei Surname- Qi or First name-Jinling Surname- Zhang Address:46 jiangxi gongzi Rd City: Shantou Province: Guangdong Zip Code: 343900 Country: China Hilarious email from "Paypal" Legal Action! from onlinereviewteam@accountant.com...
Anonymous
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2016-04-20 07:13:29
Overpayment Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was Untitled Overpayment Scam [Other Classified Ads Site], #28075
We were approach by them via sms. They offered loans at the rate of 4%. After completing an application form a "Loan Approved" was send to us wherein the details of repayment was discussed. Then they told us that once we accept this offer they will provide us with bank details. We have then to pay an initial fee of R1999.98 into a Capitec account under the name of ML LETSOALO account number 1464847159. Thereafter we were told that a contract is being drawn from the lawyers, SADIOQ JAMES ASSOCIATE & LAW FIRM...
Anonymous
Springfield, Queensland, Australia
2016-04-17 05:02:34
Overpayment Scam
Other Auction site
Scammer Source was url Scott Jones scamEmail Attached
Runs scam on carsales.com.au First email, he says he is short on hearing so cannot call or use the telephone. He communicates by email. He asks for more photos of the car. He says he wants to purchase the car and agrees with the asking price. And then he says "do you have a PayPal account,as i will be paying the with PayPal and have pick up done from your location as i am away at the moment." Next email he says "do you know how to send a PayPal payment request,if so,please send one to this email,so I can...
Dr K Bartholomew
Oakland, CA, United States
2016-04-13 21:43:51
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email email scam, wants therapy for daughter when she is in countryEmail Attached
Sue wrote email about daughter being in area and would like counseling for her for her 4 week stay out of her own country. After several emails about her daughter, their country of origin and fees she stated that her contact decided to send me additional monies for her other coasts with her homestay guardian here. Last request was for me to deposit the money that she would send me for my services and then for me to forward monies for other expenses to a guardian. I stopped the correspondence at this poin...
Adam
Onset, MA, United States
2016-04-13 15:40:34
Overpayment Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was email scammer on wallopop
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Anonymous
Mountain View, CA, United States
2016-04-10 19:02:33
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email Jack J Lew US Department of Treasury Email Attached
Fake. ...
No Name
Medina, OH, United States
2016-04-10 15:52:14
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email Subject: GOOD NEWS...HILARIOUS SCAM EMAIL FROM ROOM CLEANER WHO FOUND DEAD BOY AND BOX WITH MY NAME ON ITEmail Attached
Dear Good i get you informed about a young boy who have your name as his foreign beneficiary that die of heart sickness in the atlas hotel situated at number 72 Kashiwa Accra Ghana , The refugee identify as Benjamin oboe citizen of Ivory Coast who lodge in the hotel for the past three days before his sudden dearth But FIRST I have to introduced myself as a citizen of Ghanaian who work as steward ( Room Cleaner ) in the hotel After the boy was rushed to the hospital where i was told that he die ......
Anonymous
London, England, United Kingdom
2016-04-05 10:54:42
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was url Credit Card ScamEmail Attached
Scammer wants to buy products with us and order. On order he wants us to charge his credit card with a higher amount. The difference shall be transferred to a "Shipping Agent"....
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Anonymous
Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
2016-04-05 04:11:46
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email Wedding photography quoteEmail Attached
Hi, I'm sorry for my late reply, your message went into my junk folder, i was lucky to have found it today. Thank you for your response to my message. I would have loved to call you, but I need an international calling card to do so and time different is another obstacle, but I will be detailed enough in this message. My name is James Greety, I and my wife Parma Greety are parents of the Bride, we are Canadians from Canada. I and my wife worked and lived in London for 13 years, we returned to Canada ...
Anonymous
GB
2016-04-04 07:39:08
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email James Greety emailed asking for a wedding photography quoteEmail Attached
Hi, I'm sorry for my late reply, your message went into my junk folder, i was lucky to have found it today. Thank you for your response to my message. I would have loved to call you, but I need an international calling card to do so and time different is another obstacle, but I will be detailed enough in this message. My name is James Greety, I and my wife Parma Greety are parents of the Bride, we are Canadians from Canada. I and my wife worked and lived in London for 13 years, we returned to Canada ...
Anonymous
Asperg, Baden-Württemberg Region, Germany
2016-04-04 07:17:45
Overpayment Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was Credit Card FraudEmail Attached
Classy credit card fraud, asked us to charge credit card too high and refund thru Western Union...
Anonymous
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2016-04-04 04:17:35
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email James Greety
Hi, I'm sorry for my late reply, your message went into my junk folder, i was lucky to have found it today. Thank you for your response to my message. I would have loved to call you, but I need an international calling card to do so and time different is another obstacle, but I will be detailed enough in this message. My name is James Greety, I and my wife Parma Greety are parents of the Bride, we are Canadians from Canada. I and my wife worked and lived in London for 13 years, we returned to Canada ...
Anonymous
Colbert, WA, United States
2016-03-31 21:55:41
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email kanepoms.com
Advertising puppies for sale. Asks for Moneygram be sent to them. Responder receives email demanding $1285 for vaccinations and insurance, stating that $1200 is refundable once the puppy is delivered. ...
Anonymous
Palmdale, CA, United States
2016-03-29 11:35:55
Overpayment Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was url Untitled Overpayment Scam [Other Classified Ads Site], #27695
I posted a mini bike for sale on letitgo.com. He contacted me stating he was in the military on base and wanted to send a certified check for payment. I requested a PayPal payment for security purposes. He never responded back. I decided to Google the phone number and this other scam came up. No conclusion yet, but wanted to report it right away....
No Name
GB
2016-03-28 14:55:47
Overpayment Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
Scammer Source was social alexbennett0900@gmail.com
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Anonymous
Cape Town, Province of the Western Cape, South Africa
2016-03-22 11:16:01
Overpayment Scam
Other Payment Site
Scammer Source was email Nigerian Scam - Oliver HolmesEmail Attached
He pretend to be a financial lender. He ask to pay registration fee, then collatrol document fee, then bank fincance charges, then guarantor fees, then bank agreement fees etc. Total so far is $4800 that was paid. Oliver Holmes, he has not been classified as a scammer yet, but he has commited fraud and has been reported to the Cenbank anticorruption, Nigeria unit as well as the The Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police. He uses the same asurance that the loan has been transferred. He used mulitple...
Anonymous
Orlando, FL, United States
2016-03-19 20:04:08
Overpayment Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was url Wallapop Motorcycle Sale
I posted a sales ad for my motorcycle and after a couple of hours this person contacted me and asked me to call him to (605) 269-7447, I returned the call the next day and did not answer the phone, I left a message/voice mail. After several hours I got a text response asking general question about the motorcycle, after I answered he/she replied with: " I am satisfied with the condition and the price but I am currently at the Hanscom Air Force Base at Bedford and I will need to send a Paypal payment" This ...
Anonymous
CA
2016-03-07 12:34:17
Overpayment Scam
Autotrader (autotrader.com)
Scammer Source was email Was selling my Van on Autotrader.caEmail Attached
Put my van up for sale on autotrader.ca. Got a text from a guy named John inquiring about the van. He asked me to get back to him at his private email address. I emailed him the info about the van. He replied that he wanted the van and would pay $100 more than what I was asking and asked for my email address for paypal so he can transfer the funds. The next morning I got 4 emails from paypal stating I had funds coming in but was placed on hold. The funds on hold were included $500 for transport and the inst...
Anonymous
AU
2016-03-02 06:25:46
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was +9 Carsale.im Bradley Roger
Bradley wanted to buy my car, sight unseen as he is in a remote part of Australia. I was suspicious when he asked for my bank details within minutes of contacting me...looks like he was going to do an over payment / fake receipt scam. I asked him for photo ID before I divilged my bank account details - strangely I have not heard back from him...surprise surprise. ...
Anonymous
Padstow, New South Wales, Australia
2016-02-18 19:00:37
Overpayment Scam
Other Classified Ads Site
Scammer Source was email Pretending to be paypal - Paypal (paypal.com)Email Attached
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 17:26:23 +0000 Subject: ***PayPal To Bank Transfer Confirmation*** From: ppolinereviews@mail2world.com To: xxx@hotmail.com Hello xxx, We hereby want to assure you once again that the total sum of $40,750.00 AUD, will be credited into your Commonwealth Bank of Australia as soon as you provide us with the complete details of the western union money transfer used to send the additional fund of $1,650.00 AUD meant for the item pick up to the buyer's pick up agent. We also want you ...
Anonymous
Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
2016-02-17 17:48:21
Overpayment Scam
Cars.com
Scammer Source was email carsale.com.auEmail Attached
Was contacted by email thru carsale.com.au ...
Connie Rose
Abilene, TX, United States
2016-02-09 20:25:57
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email Younique Order for Daughters WeddingEmail Attached
I have 11 back and forth emails. I will post first and last. After last I will be turning in to the authorities. I was on to them immediately but let them run with it for awhile. Perhaps with the "payment" they will catch them....
Anonymous
La Quinta, CA, United States
2016-01-31 23:47:56
Overpayment Scam
Other Payment Site
Scammer Source was email oreilyfoundation.com Email Attached
over payment ...
F
Brooklyn, NY, United States
2016-01-31 12:25:34
Overpayment Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
Scammer Source was email Mark just sent you $2,125.00 USD with Paypal
Just received this email Mark just sent you $2,125.00 USD with Paypal. Paypal recommends to withdraw it now....
Nicole
New York, NY, United States
2016-01-26 11:52:25
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email younique products
Sent an email through Younique products site indicating that she would like to place and order, but did not have a credit card. She asked if she could forward me a cashier's check for the order. I googled the email address and discovered it was associated with this scam, and emailed her back indicating that I had reported her to the business, as well as my local police station. I also advised that if she wanted to place an order, she could do so through the website with paypal. ...
Anonymous
Sandusky, MI, United States
2016-01-24 13:08:56
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was email Sarah fisher/ jeffrey alfaro Email Attached
I really appreciate your quick response to my text. I will be buying the item from you, kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST and considered it sold. My husband will be overnight the payment asap but he will be paying with a certified check from his Bank and it will deliver to you via United Parcel Service (UPS), so I'll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check... And am offering additional $50 with the original price to have this asap. Name ...
Anonymous
Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
2015-12-21 04:49:24
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email Scammer want buy expensive watch
Thanks for getting back, am a marine engineer and presently working on the sea,we do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging facility,i am satisfied with your ad as described on the site and am ready to buy it,i will not be able to come for inspection due to the nature of my work. I have a shipper that will be coming for the pick up and deliver it to my place after the whole fund has been cleared into your account,i will be paying you through my PayPal...
Anonymous
State College, PA, United States
2015-12-17 13:32:19
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was email Overpayment scamEmail Attached
I was trying to sell and iphone 5 and she sent my an email if the phone is still available. She tell me that she will give me an extra $50 dollar to hold the item and later ask my for the final price. After both of us agree send me a check that look very suspicious, but I deposit it anyway. She send me a total of $1,730 and told me to keep $200 for myself and sent the rest to the 3rd party mover via Moneygram 10 minutes. I sent her the money and one of my friend told me it could be scam so I canceled the tr...
Anonymous
Pasadena, CA, United States
2015-12-15 19:30:55
Overpayment Scam
Scammer Source was email $850000.00 Patout from US TreasuryEmail Attached
Dear Beneficiary, I am Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Treasury under the U.S. Department of the Treasury. You can get more details about me here; http://www.treasury.gov/about/Pages/Secretary.aspx At the recently concluded meeting with the World Bank and the United Nations, an agreement was reached between both parties for us to settle all outstanding payments accrued to individuals/corporations with respect to local and overseas contract payment, debt re-scheduling and outstanding compensation pay...
Anonymous
San Diego, CA, United States
2015-12-01 13:44:14
Overpayment Scam
Scentsy (scentsy.com)
Scammer Source was email+1 Scentsy OrderEmail Attached
I was not aware of this type of scam until I searched for it. I have been scammed, I have all the emails from the sender. They will request an order, give you a wrong address to ship the items to. This person told me it was for a family gathering. Her uncle sent me the check but the amount was in error and more than the order total, so they ask for the balance back to be sent via money gram. What I don't understand is how the check went through my bank, it was never placed on hold. It was deposited an...
Anonymous
Old Lyme, CT, United States
2015-11-20 13:59:08
Overpayment Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Scammer Source was Craigslist Overpayment Scam
Send me a huge check for something I'm selling online that's $100, tell me to cash the check and Western Union the rest (almost 1,000 to the moving company to come pick up my item. Check is fake, money I almost sent was real. ...
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