Victim Location 98501
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
I just went through an interesting exercise with a scammer who targeted me through a piece of furniture that I’m selling on Craigslist. He offered to pay above what I was asking in order to make sure he got the item. He offered to send a company check (red flags!) via UPS Next Day Air and to include extra with which *I* would pay the individual he would contract to pick up the furniture (more red flags). I went along with it to see what would happen. Sure enough, a check arrived this morning via UPS Next Day Air in the amount of $1,390…nearly $1,000 more than I was asking. The check was issued by a legitimate law firm in NY (I Googled them). So I called to ask if they were associated with this individual and was told that the check is fraudulent, in spite of how sophisticated it looked. I emailed a copy of the fraudulent check to the individual at the law firm.