German Shepherd Dog > BEWARE OF SCAMS (4 replies)
BEWARE OF SCAMS
by nostress on 14 October 2010 - 07:41
| Last month I've had a verry unpleasant surprise. Somebody tried to scam me. I am posting here my story because the scammer "fished" me from this website and it is verry likely that he will try to do it to somebody elesse.|
I've had some GSD pupps for sale and I have posted an add on pedigreedatabase.
Some guy (from the UK) contacted me throu email and said that he is interested in buying one pupp.
We have exchanged a couple of emails where I have tryed to get thing cleared as far as shipping, papers, etc.
I've received some confusing emails from him and the only thing that this guy was committed and interested in, was to send me the money for the pupp. Because I was going throu a rough time with my father's health problems I didn't pay verry mutch attention. When he received the required details he emailed me saying that I will receive a cheque that will cover and maybe exceed the expenses.When I received the cheque ......it was made for 3000 GBP!!!!!! while the price asked for the pupp was 400 euros!!!! The cheque came by mail, in an envelope carying a british stamp but I couldn't find our local stamp on it. At this moment...the suspicions that I've had before became HUGE. I have began looking throu the internet for scams with cashiers cheque and I have found this website http://www.scamvictimsunited.com/counterfeit_cashier's_check.htm . It described exactely what I was experiencing. It seems that this whole thing is a well known scam. Knowing all this...I didn't cash the cheque and I have sended him an email saying "NICE TRY!". He wrote back asking "What do you mean?". The next email form me had only the link to the scamvictimsunited website. I didn't get anny email from then on!
To finish the story....I will tell you how the scam was suppose to work.
The victim is suppose to go present the cheque to the bank and cash it and the scammer then asks him to return the money that exceed the expenses. After a couple of days ...the bank will find that the cheque is counterfit and will freeze all victim's accounts asking for the money back.
So...the scammer would tell me that he has accidentaly made the cheque to 3000 GBP instead of 300 GBP and that...after cashing the cheque, I should send him the difference of 2700 GBP. After a couple of days...my bank would call and tell that the cheque was counterfit and that I have to return the 3000 GBP and block my accounts.
I am glad that I didn't fall into this trap!
Please be aware!!!!
by niterod on 05 July 2011 - 19:03
|Think someone is tring to do this to me right now. I called the police detective they say its so common theye dont even go after this type cases. They told me to just dont do it lol. So if we can figure a way to scam the scammer that would be just reward lol any way beaware.|
by BoCRon on 05 July 2011 - 23:13
|Very common scam!|
There is a girl who spends a lot of her time leading the scammers on and writes absolutely hysterical emails. Her goal is to get them to spend money on Fed Exing the checks.
Here's a link to her site, very entertaining.
by BUSHSHEPHERDS on 06 July 2011 - 05:31
|THANKS, I RECIEVED A SCAM E-MAIL TOO FROM A POST ON THIS WEBSITE. I THOUGHT IT WAS A SCAM WHEN I FIRST READ IT. YOUR POST CONFIRMS IT.|
by lovejags on 06 July 2011 - 06:19
|ANNETTE, I WENT TO THE WEB SITE AND READ THE WHOLE THING. I LAUGHED MY ASS OFF. AS A MATTER OF FACT I AM STILL LAUGHING!!! THANKS FOR POSTING IT!|