Scam Tip Report #29191 - OfferUp Scam Brooksferber26@gmail.com
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Waukegan, IL, United States
Other Payment Site
|+6 OfferUp Scam Brooksferber26@gmail.com Claims to be married then says she will be married in two weeks. Uses information to steal your identity.|
/// I was able to track this scammer down to their mac address and geolocation of their gmail account. I know where they are and what computers they are using. Our team is working on a stint to put this person in jail, this person has scammed others in the past based on their emails we see. Have no fear everyone! Anon is here! With google ;)
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|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2018-07-23 17:39:10|
>> Thanks for your prompt response, actually I am sorry that I could not come to pick the item in person, I actually just had a change in my work schedule but I believe am ok with the condition as seen on the advert as well as the price stated. I am ready to make instant purchase with my mode of payment would being a Certified Bank Check via Postal service Express mail or UPS overnight delivery.
>> I have my own shipper that will come over to pick up the item from your place as soon as you receive check, cashed it and have your money in hand, I promise you everything will go smoothly as I would like to have it before my wedding anniversary which comes in a week. Kindly get back to me with your
>> *Full Name
>> *Full mailing Address,
>> *Cell Phone Number and Agreed price.
>> As soon as this is provided, payment will be overnight to you and I will let you know once mailed out with tracking number sent to you. I will also add an additional $50 for holding it for me till the Check gets to you and make sure you mark the posting has sold.
>> Thanks and I hope we handle this in good faith while waiting to hear from you.
>> Best Regards
>>> Am happy you are selling to me. I got your details and have forwarded it to my secretary, payment has been issued out to you and sent to you via USPS it will deliver to you this week, I will email you with the tracking number for confirmation as soon as I am provided with it. I will also like to let you know that the shipping funds will be included with your item payment due to i might not be around when the payment arrives to you because am going to TEXAS to see my mother in-law, once the payment arrives. You will go ahead and have the check cash or deposited into your account and once it clears then you deduct the money for your item with additional $50 for holding it for me, then you will have the rest of the money send to my shipper which i will get back to you with information for that later. then I will contact my shipper to get ready to come over for pick up immediately. LET ME KNOW IF I CAN TRUST YOU in this transaction.
>>> Note : You are not responsible for shipping as soon as you have the check and have it cashed my shipper will be coming over for pick up.
>>> Hope to hear back from you soon and thanks for your understanding
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2018-06-07 11:44:54|
Got a message on OfferUp from a "Mandy" about my reptile tank that I was selling. She asked me to email her "husband" about all the information on my tank, so I emailed him and soon received an email from another email address, but the name read Mandy White on my listing even though I hadn't put it in my contact list. We talked for a while about pricing and shipping, Mandy eventually stated that she was to send me a check and deduct my $550 and then send the remaining amount to her private shipper who was located in Texas. However, there were many key pointers that it was a scam as she mentioned her secretary, how she was suddenly "hospitalized", how she was traveling to Texas to see her mother, etc. Mandy originally contacted me about the tank for an anniversary gift, however she never mentioned her anniversary again. Ended up calling Mandy after receiving a text from "her" only for a man with a clear Nigerian accent to pick up the phone. He was using a google number so it couldn't be tracked. The check is supposed to arrive in my PO box in a few days but I'm not expecting it to go through, thankful I didn't give her my actual information.
Hotmail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Google - email@example.com
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-08-17 03:00:26|
Told me she was buying my computer for $550 for her anniversary in a week and that her secretary would mail me a bank check. Check gets here and it's for $1,340 and she tells me to pass the excess and the computer to a shipper for her. I decided to see if the check cleared, given it was a certified bank check it should've cleared almost instantly but it was still on hold. Definitely a scam, glad she didn't get a penny, however I did still deposit the check which worries me.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-08-10 00:03:53|
This person did the same to me. She tried messaging me from Facebook trying to buy something from me because she was getting married in two weeks and that her secretary was going to message me via. I was gullible enough to send her my info and she sent me a check from FedEx. What was weird is that she send me to much money for what I was selling my item for. I was selling it for $150. She sent me $1,100. I started to realize that things were getting sketchy so I went to the bank were that check came from. From there on, the teller at that bank told me that it was a fraud and that I couldn't cash it out. It was kinda of a relief because I didn't give him my bank account info. But not at the same time as well because she has my info. Is something capable to happen anytime soon or in the future? Here are the 2 phone numbers I got messaged from. +1 (443) 300-7693 And +1 (917) 663-5719
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-07-28 17:16:16|
I am selling an item on Facebook and she wanted me to email her so I did :( Anyway I came back to facebook and they had removed her message at that point because she is not a verified account . I hope "she" cant do anything with me just sending an email with no personal info other than my name which is on facebook anyway.
|Anonymous ( ) Added the following extra information on :2017-07-18 05:41:24|
I was lucky enough not to be scammed by this person. They private im'd me about my wedding dress and I was highly suspicious after she said she was married already and wanted to communicate via email only. I looked up their e-mail address and it was linked to many other scams. I have since blocked their profile.
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