Victim Location 34788
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
I put my boat up on Craig’s list for $1,300. I used my cell phone for contact info. I received a text from someone asking if the boat was still available. Their cell phone they used was 904-458-7663. They then said that they were out of town but they were interested in buying the boat. They said that they would mail me a check for the amount of the boat plus $70.00 for holding for them. I received the check in the amount of $2,450.00. Then then texted me to deposit the check by ATM deposit or mobile app. I told them that the check had too much money on it. They said that the extra was for me to pay the shipping company when they pick up the boat. I took the check to the bank for verification and they said it was a counterfeit check. They then texted me again to see if I deposited the check. I told them that the bank said it was counterfeit. They asked if deposited by mobile app. I told them I took it to the bank for verification. That was the last I heard from them. I am attaching a pdf with the mailing address and a copy of the check. I also called the credit union to notify them that someone was issuing counterfeit checks. Dan at the credit union said that this was the third complaint for Craig’s list.