Total money lost $500
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I was contacted by this buyer through kijiji, for a furniture ad I placed online. The asking price as $500 firm. After many emails they wanted only to pay through PayPal. They sent a payment of $900, asking to send a money gram to the delivery company. I knew this was a scam, but thought to play along, in order to make sure this is reported to you and the police and fraud departments in hopes that NO ONE to be scammed by these people ever again. I copied the email below.
Transfer Current Percent% : 96% Done…
You have received an instant payment of ($900.00 CAD) from Laura Trivett
A temporary hold has been placed on this transaction, please complete it soon!
As mentioned in the receipt of the Payment and as per New PayPal Payment policy, we have fully debited the total amount ($900.00 CAD) from the buyer’s account which includes the buyer’s shipper’s pick up fees..
In order to complete this transaction and get the funds approved in your account, you are to send $350.00 CAD to the shipping company through a Money Gram Outlet, and notify our customer care service with a scanned copy of the Money Gram receipt
NOTE: This is important as a security measure to ensure safety of this transaction.
Please, find below the name and address of the shipping company’s agent whom you are to send the funds to via Money Gram Transfer.
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Name : Leigh Stelmach
City : Yorktown,
State : VA
Zip.code : 23693