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2013-12-12 11:46:35
Overpayment Scam
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+1 Craigslist wanting to buy furniture / Jones Calderon / 
Jones Calderon
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Jones Calderon offered to buy furniture for sale in response to cragislist ad. Offered a business check as they were out of area for military / business. Check was received but was an overpayment by nearly $1000. I was then asked to cash the check and they would have movers come pick up the furniture at which time I would also pay the movers the advance payment. Once I notified the sender that I had deposited the check - I was then instructed to wire the additional funds to Mike Kovvalova in Paris Michigan through WalMart.

I was already suspicious of this person when they wanted to send a check, but it became very obvious after that.

Check was from Advantage Metals LLC Fort Laudedale, FL.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-01-02 11:22:51
Jones Calderon
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We were contacted via email by Jones Calderon about purchasing a chair we had listed on Craigslist. He wanted to pay an extra $30 to reserve the chair for his purchase. We agreed to that request. Then he said he is out of state, but moving to our state, and therefore needed to have movers pick up the chair. He mailed a check to us via FedEx, and said the check would include extra $ to pay the movers. When check arrived, it included an extra $1100 for the movers! He had a lengthy explanation about the movers picking up items from other properties, etc. We took the check to our bank and are waiting to see if it clears - expecting it will not.

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