Scam Tip Report #22998 - Timothy Johnson (Fake Check, Wire Money Scam)


Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Gabby
Clifton Park, NY, United States
2015-04-22 11:03:13
Job Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+4 Timothy Johnson (Fake Check, Wire Money Scam) 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Timothy Johnson or Jennifer Postolka
Email Address:
Lopesloba@gmail.com
A guy claiming to be "Timothy Johnson" posted an ad on craiglist looking for people to help him move and would pay you 500 bucks. II emailed him saying I was interested but he said he was going to send me a check for 2000 bucks and I would take out my "work cut" but then I needed to send the rest to some art seller. This guy is trying to get you to send money before the fake check he sends you bounces in your account so he makes out with your loss. BEWARE
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Im from Florida and I posted an ad on Craigslist for my Eng,Spa,and Kor language tutoring services and a "Timothy Johnson" texted me this. "Hi,My name is Timothy Johnson,I want lessons for my Daughter ,she is 12 years old, Pls text me the cost of 1 hour per day for 3 days in a week for the whole Month?" I could smell a scam because somebody tried to scam me before with a fraudulent check and his writing and scenario was overall very weird and sketchy. After asking if his "daughter" would be taking Spanish lessons and her level he replied with this. "Yes,My daughter name is Angelina she is coming for an holiday in your CITY and I want her to be busy in the time of the day,because i will be in CANADA for business trip for more than a month that is why i want her to be lesson with you i also have Someone that will always drives her down to your house or lesson center for the lesson ..How much is the cost for the whole a month?" I looked his name up and as I suspected.. it's a scam. People BE AWARE! If a stranger is trying to send you a check with more money than you asked for because "he is out of town", and he wants you to send part of the money to somebody via moneygram, DO NOT FALL FOR IT! And DO NOT DEPOSIT THE CHECK because it will bounce and you will have to pay back the money to the bank and you might not be able to use a bank again because the bank will have you responsible for depositing a fraudulent check.

Yuri   (Jacksonville, FL, United States) Added the following extra information on :2019-05-07 15:00:30
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Timothy Johnson
Telephone:
(361)208-0865
Found my posting about Private Tutoring via Craigslist and asked if he could send his 12 year old daughter to me. I was a little suspicious when he ready to send his daughter to a stranger he hadn't even had a phone conversation with me or asked for my location. I looked him up and found that this isn't the first time has tried to pull this scam. I blocked his phone number immediately. PLEASE BEWARE OF TIMOTHY JOHNSON.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2019-03-17 11:19:51
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Timothy Johnson
Email Address:
timothyjohnson176@gmail.com
Telephone:
(770) 405-9153
This person responded to my ad offering music lessons, asking how much for three lessons per week for a month for his 12-year-old daughter. I replied saying that's a big commitment for a person that young (usually kids take one hour per week). I suspected a scam when he responded asking for my full name and address to send a check by UPS or Fedex before I even meet the student. Thanks Gabby in Clifton Park for alerting me to this scammer.

Rick   (Albany, NY, United States) Added the following extra information on :2019-03-06 12:28:33
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Timothy Johnson
Email Address:
johnsontimothy176@gmail.com
Buyer sent a check from 212 Tax Services, via USPS Priority Mail for $2975. for an item I advertised for $1200. They asked me to deposit the check and send the balance of the overpayment via Western Union to Jennifer Postolka, 1597 S. Water St, Kent, OH 44240
Then I was asked again in the same text message to send the money to Brian Kost 119 Richmond Rd, Hinesburg, Vermont. Nothing was said about where to ship the item or what company the shipper was. The name and address on the check is Pride Products Corporation, 4333 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7631.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-04-26 15:36:44
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Jennifer Postolka
Email Address:
michellek09@gmail.com
Telephone:
914-279-1455

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