Offerup Reviews - Offerup Scam or Legit

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Linda – Dec 31, 2020

Victim Location 36420

Total money lost $120

Type of a scam Online Purchase

The seller was advertising a set of Arlo Pro 2 security cameras for sale through the website, Offerup. The listing provided a number for contact along with specific instructions that payment was only accepted with Venmo or through Facebook. After making contact & setting up a Venmo account I sent the seller a total of $120. With the number provided the seller and I were in good communication until the following day when a tracking number wasn’t given as promised. Then my suspicions were confirmed when the sellers Venmo account was inactive. Needless to say I never heard back or recieved my purchase. Then recently I was browsing on Offerup and noticed a set of cameras for sale and extremely low in price. Low enough it caught my attention. So I clicked and realized it was the exact same listing with the only difference being the sellers name, number & location. The new location however was not far from the recent. But other than listing description was exact. The scammer only wants payment through Venmo & Facebook is because it’s instant & there is no investigation into the matter if a buyer files a complaint because they provide the financial exchange service between friends & family opposed to a business transaction where typically the buyer has insurance. Otherwise the seller would use Offerup’s shipping services which requires the buyer receive the purchase first before the funds are released to the seller. But if you’re scamming someone that isn’t really an option. I alerted Offerup of the scam and my concern someone else could fall victim but nothing has materialized. I’ve included a current photo of the listing mentioned which is active at the moment.

Susan – Nov 17, 2020

Victim Location 78118

Total money lost $400

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I was on the app offer up when I came in contact with Allison we exchanged numbers and promised to be on her way to post office when she said she needed money to know I was serious so I sent half to be on the safe side I said I’ll send the other half when she sends pics of her sending it and tracking number after I sent first half I never heard back from her just would like something done I sent the first half on cash app but payment wouldn’t go through so she sent her boyfriends cash app and it worked through his

Marvin – Jun 09, 2020

Victim Location 70002

Total money lost $700

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I looked on offerup.com and there was a dirtbike that was being given away as long as I pay for shipping. The dirtbike was being sold from NOLA which is where I live, but when I inquired about it I was told it had to be shipped from Maryland. I sent the shipper (in maryland) my credit card information and they charged me $700 to ship the dirtbike to NOLA. They provided a tracking number and I received a package however it was not a full size dirtbike it was a Model or toy dirtbike. I feel as though they misrepresented the product to make me think that $700 was worth it and all I got was a toy.

Curtis – Apr 23, 2020

Victim Location 77836

Total money lost $500

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I was looking for an atv for my son’s birthday seen a nice cheapatv for that model to good to be true so I ask if it was still available, yes she said an asked I could contact her on her email .I did an so on she told me she was going through offer up a safe an secure site never before have I ever bought anything on any website she ask for my name an email ignorant of the situation blind sited by her sad story about her 26 year old sons death an the reason she was selling the atv so cheap.

Had me a little sad so she said offer up would contact me an all I needed to do was purchase eBay cards an put the 500 dollar so I did took pictures an sent it to offer up but it would not except the pictures she contacted me again an said they contacted her .so offer up contacted me an asked if I did not know how to send the picture of the card send redemption cad numbers off the back of the ebay cards know keep in mind I sent the pictures already showing the number I was confused she should have seen the number it was scratch off .I did an offer up replied they got the payment 15 minutes later they send me another message wanting 4 hundred more dollars because the item was valued higher than what me an the seller agreed on.

so we contacted her told her she said so sorry if she would have known she would have paid that but she only had 120 dollars offer up said I would get the4 hundred dollars as soon as my item was delivered .The 4 hundredwas for insurance coverage supposly after that we asked her something is not right she said she would not risk her freedom or scam anyone but we tried to cancel it would no let us so we reported to our local police with receipts text messages an website’s an the ebay cards sad because the time we are living in should be trying to help other not Rob others so please be aware we are now 500 dollars in debt we need help recovering are money

Peter – Apr 10, 2020

Victim Location 10314

Total money lost $555

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I was looking for Victoria secret deals on offerup app. After going back and forth on a price and talking with her over the phone we agreed on a price. At first she said she would cover the shipping, then she said that the shipping would be to much money and to send her more money for shipping or she could refund me my money and cancel my order to sound legit. I sent her more money for shipping via Cash app venmo and paypal for friends and family all mistakes. The price was also too good to be true. She even sent me a pic of her id. I was able to trace her location to Louisville KY with software. She was verified on Offerup. It all seemed odd but she did her hw and made everything look legit. She kept saying she would ups next day and next day never came. Always pay with paypal for retail ALWAYS never do friends and family. I was able to get her info on my own but the cops wont help at all. She said that it would be faster like this to get my order asap. I fell for it. Always gave excuses and never shipped.

Sara – Apr 10, 2020

Victim Location 10314

Total money lost $555

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I was looking for Victoria secret deals on offerup app. After going back and forth on a price and talking with her over the phone we agreed on a price. At first she said she would cover the shipping, then she said that the shipping would be to much money and to send her more money for shipping or she could refund me my money and cancel my order to sound legit. I sent her more money for shipping via Cash app venmo and paypal for friends and family all mistakes. The price was also too good to be true. She even sent me a pic of her id. I was able to trace her location to Louisville KY with software. She was verified on Offerup. It all seemed odd but she did her hw and made everything look legit. She kept saying she would ups next day and next day never came. Always pay with paypal for retail ALWAYS never do friends and family. I was able to get her info on my own but the cops wont help at all. She said that it would be faster like this to get my order asap. I fell for it. Always gave excuses and never shipped.

Robyn – Apr 10, 2020

Victim Location 10314

Total money lost $555

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I was looking for Victoria secret deals on offerup app. After going back and forth on a price and talking with her over the phone we agreed on a price. At first she said she would cover the shipping, then she said that the shipping would be to much money and to send her more money for shipping or she could refund me my money and cancel my order to sound legit. I sent her more money for shipping via Cash app venmo and paypal for friends and family all mistakes. The price was also too good to be true. She even sent me a pic of her id. I was able to trace her location to Louisville KY with software. She was verified on Offerup. It all seemed odd but she did her hw and made everything look legit. She kept saying she would ups next day and next day never came. Always pay with paypal for retail ALWAYS never do friends and family. I was able to get her info on my own but the cops wont help at all. She said that it would be faster like this to get my order asap. I fell for it. Always gave excuses and never shipped.

Jacob –

Victim Location 95757

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Seller listed locally a Dark Blue 2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4WD, 119,000 miles, w/black tank cover, seller informs buyer to contact seller at [email protected] Seller emails you that her husband died 5 months ago, she’s in the Army in the medical field and training to go overseas and needs to sell the truck by 1/15/2020. She offers to let you test drive the truck for 5 days, then you can pay her through eBay invoice, she then forwards a fake invoice for the amount, but later changed her instructions that you have to buy eBay Gift Cards and place $200 on each card, mail it to her, then she’ll transports the truck to you. She will ask for your name and eBay ID, (I never saw any direct notices from eBay when I looked at my eBay acct). Later on the app I noticed the same truck listed in another city, I contacted the seller (Sandra), and she provided me with the same email address as the listing I responded to.

Chase –

Victim Location 44106

Total money lost $1,800

Type of a scam Online Purchase

It’s a 2001 R-Vision M211, the RV features a newly remodeled layout and it has many modern conveniences such as wireless internet, LCD 1080 high definition TV, Blu-ray DVD player, updated plumbing, and beautiful hardwood floors. The RV is equipped with an updated and comfortable Jackknife sofa that turns into bed; it also has a dinette set that can convert into a bed as well. Doesn’t have oil leaks or rust, runs very well. Comes with a clean title, under my name.This RV is in very good condition for it to be a 2001, has every option available when the RV was built. Everything runs great and it has had no issues. Regular oil changes every 4,000 miles. Cleaned and detailed at least once a week with regular waxes every 6 months If you decide to buy it, you’ll receive all the papers(including a clear title), owner’s manual, keys and a notarized buy-sell contract already signed by me. The price was reduced to $1800 because I’m in a hurry to find a buyer. I need to sell the RV before 15 of the next month, when I will be leaving on military duty with my unit to replace and help the troops scheduled to come home this year. Hate to sell it but it’s not worth keeping insurance and paying storage fees for a year! 5 SSG Laura McFerrin Bravo Company, Utah National Guard Hi again, Right now I’m in a military base. We are training, getting ready for leaving the country. The RV is already at our Military Logistic Department form Riverton,Utah, U.S. Military Base crated and ready to go. The delivery process will be managed by me (it’s free). I think I can have it there, at your home address within 1-3 working days.It will come with a clear title and reg. I am a member of the OfferUp Shipping program and using this service you will get a 3 days testing period after delivery. During that 3 days testing period I will not be getting any money. I need to know if you are interested so I can ask OfferUp to send you the details on this deal. If interested please include in your next email your contact info for OfferUp Shipping (full name, shipping address and phone number), so we can get the ball rolling. Thank you and let me know Let me explain to you the process:If you want to start the transaction with OfferUp just reply me with your full name, full shipping address, your phone number and email address then they will contact you with further instructions. You submit the payment to OfferUp, OfferUp confirms the payment and asks me to release the shipment. The delivery process is already paid by me. I ship the RV which should be at your door within 1-3 business days with all the necessary papers (clear title, bill of sale, user’s manual, insurance etc). You have a 3 days inspection period before you confirm the deal and OfferUp forwards the payment to me or you cancel the deal and get your money back. Your funds will be returned to you with same payment method. It may take 3-5 business days for the funds to return to you . Your payment is held until the transaction is complete. The transaction is considered complete if no buyer protection claim is made within a 3-day period after item delivery. At that point, the payment is released to me.

Trevor –

Victim Location 53719

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I had an identical experience as another who submitted to your Scam Tracker. Do NOT deal with this website, especially for used car/truck purchases!!!

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