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Adrienne – Feb 25, 2021

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I placed an ad for selling a car on craigslist.

1. Scammer replied and said they were interested in the car but wanted her dad to follow up and if I could send email personal address to follow up.

2. I sent the email address.

3. Scammer asked a couple of basic questions via email if there was a oil leak and if suspension was ok.

4. After my reply the sent an email below and spend money at a fake website to get a car title report that required me to pay. https://globaltitlereport.com. I googled it and it is a scam website that wants your credit card info.

I’m interested and ready to come , see , test and make a deal for it .

I need something rather soon,but i would like to make sure you/vehicle and all is ok and legit.

For that i need a vehicle Title report ,don`t send an old one or get something you find,get me the report from https://globaltitlereport.com/ is what my loan officer asked for and needs.I’d just feel safer about getting a vehicle with an official report because I’ve had friends and family get shafted before.

Brittney – Jan 15, 2021

Type of a scam Phishing

Individual e-mailed asking if my company did exterior painting. Asked if we could do this quickly. I replied that as soon as the weather changed we could begin. Then asked if we accept major credit cards. Replied yes. Then he supplied address in Vancouver. I looked up the address and noticed the house had been sold. My fraud senses were tingling. I e-mailed him again and said that I cannot perform a quote without the homeowner present. Then the final nail. He? replied that I am currently out of state and he? hoped it wouldn’t be a problem. Well yes it is and I advised him? that I would be contacting the police. Have not heard back, I wonder why?

Brett – Dec 03, 2020

Victim Location 38632

Total money lost $24,000

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

On Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:25 pm, Courtney Vance and Christian Durham made a phone call to Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, AR, on a 3 way call to make the payment. Christian called them and informed that Mr. Vance was on the phone and wished to pay off the bike with his checking account number and routing number. The bank agreed and took his information over the phone. Christian called Arvest bank daily to inquire if the payment had been paid and posted. On October 21st Arvest representative informed that the payment was fully posted and the account was closed. On October 24th Christian drove to Holly Springs, MS, as this is where Mr. Vance asked to meet, and gave the equipment over to him. On the way to drop off the bike, Christian called Arvest bank one more time just to ensure it was okay to give the side by side to Mr. Vance. The rep said yes sir, the account is closed and payment is fully posted.

On October 27th Courtney Vance stopped payment stating that he did not give his authorization for that payment. On November 3rd, Christian received notification that the payment was reversed and the account was back open.

I personally called and spoke with Arvest loan officer manager and asked how they could return the payment to Mr. Vance when they have him on a recorded line authorizing the payment and she said, I would have to get the police involved, it was out of her hands.

We were told that we would have to file a police report in Holly Springs, since that’s where the transaction was made. When we went to the police station in Holly Springs, they refused to make a police report and said it was a civil case and out of their hands.

I then went to the FBI in Southaven, MS and interviewed with Special Agent, Bradley V. Bryant, in which he made a report and is sending over to Desoto County to pick up the case. We are filing a report with Desoto County this week. I had to get the FBI involved just so Desoto County would even see me to make the report.

Regina – Mar 29, 2020

Victim Location 76126

Total money lost $9,800

Type of a scam Phishing

My 16 year old son was sent an email that had the entire households information in it which included address, socials, full names, etc. Household size is 4 to include husband, wife, 11 year old daughter, and 16 year old son. The scammer told my 16 year old son that if he didn’t take bogus checks to his account and then wire, transfer via multitude of apps, bitcoin atms, and Walmart gift cards and scratch the back of card off and scan and send code that the household would be harmed.

So my son was scared and followed the directions of the scammer to avoid any harm to the household. After 10 days my son came forward and I the father took action. A police report was filed, detectives were involved and we were told that the suspect more than likely will not be caught and they think he is from overseas. The bank used was USAA and after they did their investigation they found my son accountable for the 10,000 dollars that was scammed.

I contacted USAA Bank and tried to arrange 100 dollar monthly payments and was told I had to pay all the debt in full by April 4th which is a 2 week time period. I am not sure why my son would be held accountable for this scam but he is. Please help. Thank you.

Derek –

Victim Location 27103

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Contacted person via Craigslist for Golden retriever puppy. They sent me the following email after I gave them my reasoning for adopting the puppy. After looking at the ScamPulse.com site regarding related scam profile this fit the same type of method.

Dear Richard,

After chatting with you, I am now very confident that Max will be going to a great home. I will be using either Uship, we move pet, world pet travel, precious pet travel, or any other company coming to your location within 24hrs after registration to ship, because my main priority is to get him the best place were he will find peace, love and attention.I will send the baby along side a hand booklet for you to know the best food for him, It will cost about $300 for him to be transported right at your doorsteps, included with all needed facilities. you will pay the shipping fee directly to the agency after we are done with the registration of the baby.I would like you to give me your delivery details in this order that will be needed to get him home.

Your full name…………….

Full home address………….

State/City………………..

Postal/zip code…………….

Contact numbers…………….

Nearest airport to your location………….

I will start necessary arrangements and get everything together including his toys, crate and other accessories with paper works, I will register and get the baby on board with the next available going trip to your location once I have your details. I will go ahead and register him and you will receive a call or email from the agency concerning shipping fee payment methods and other details toward receiving your puppy, you will have all the delivery details and tracking number status schedule sent to you in which you will use in tracking the pup till he arrives your location. I will be looking forward with your details for registration.

(Prior email sent to me)

Hi Richard,

After reading through your mail, you moved to the number one spot in my heart for potential adopter of my Lil pups.

More details on their personality.

*** My Lil Girl Mia ***

-She is white brown in color

-She has brown charming eyes

-She eat 2 times daily

-She is socialized with kids and other house hold pets especially Dogs.

-She likes to be carried a lot and be spoiled.

-She likes to be kissed and likes Licking your legs.

*** My Lil Boy Max***

_He is white in color

-He has brown with dark rims charming eyes

-He eats 2 times a day

-He is socialized with kids and other house hold pets especially Dogs.

-He likes to keep him self away from the crowd but is also socialized.

-He feels shy when carried.

-He also likes Licking.

My husband and I have decided to give out these puppies to any one who

is ready to take good care of them and we are happy you are willing to

do so. All we need from you is your love for the babies. I really

wanted to meet with you so you can pick up yourself i

don’t know if you will make up the ride to come pick up today or tomorrow ?.

We just relocated some few days ago to TX here is our

address’:*** *** *** *** *** ** 76522

Better still if you can’t make it up here, they can be registered to a near

by pet transportation company and will be home delivered to you .

All you will have to do is paying for the transportation fee

directly to the transportation agency so that they will be ship and home delivered to you right at your doorstep. We are giving the puppies with no adoption fee because the puppies were giving to Elna as a birthday gift by her late grandmother,and all i want in return is just you to take good care of them and send me monthly pictures so i can see their progress.

Mallory –

Victim Location 78676

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Won’t speak on the phone, only text. Wants me to buy a vin report for a truck I’m selling

Levi –

Victim Location 84101

Total money lost $400

Type of a scam Rental

Agreed to rent the property at 1546 Trenton St. A Denver, CO 80220. Sent $400 for first months rent via western union and the person texting asked for an additional $200 sent in gift cards. Person name is Eliga.

Nathaniel –

Victim Location 90710

Type of a scam Identity Theft

I put my car for sale on Craigslist.com. Today at 8:30am, I woke to a call (sounded like a recording) asking me "is the car still for sale" as soon as I said yes, it hung up. The scammer then text me from the same number asking about the car, but I noticed the text were off a bit, for example, the scammer’s grammer was a bit strange and was asking for info about my car that is in the headline of the ad, like the price. I got suspicious and called the number to hear a "this number has been disconnected … " recording.

My suspicion is he wanted to get more info thru the text and to use my voice recording later. I am investigating if I need to do anything else now.

Alisha –

Victim Location 27603

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I’m selling my car on Craigslist. "Ben" contacted me saying he’s interested, but he recommends running a vehicle history report, as that will help me sell the car. He recommends this website www.vehiclecheck.report, since they only charge $19 instead of Carfax’s $40. Obviously that tipped me off that it’s probably a scan. That website doesn’t look too official either.

Vanessa –

Victim Location 92129

Total money lost $900

Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

I was approached by a man in parking lot, who said he will fix my dents and scratches. He claimed he works at quantco auto work shop , returning from work and needs some money for his daughters birthday. He said he will fix my dents and scratches for very less cost. He put some white wax on it saying that wait for 24 hours before removing it. I paid him 900$. I had very bad feeling about this, googled about it and found that this is a scam. I want general public to be aware of this situation at parking lots. I have person’s phone number and car plate number is there anything I can do.

Alicia –

Victim Location 91320

Type of a scam Identity Theft

I have a truck advertised on craigslist and I received a call asking if it was still for sale. I said Yes and they hung up

Denise –

Victim Location 37128

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I own a food business. Guy text me and ask if I have x y and z food. I tell him yes. He then tells me what he wants for x amount of people and that his driver will pick it up for x date and time and if that will be okay. I said yes. He offered to pay upfront in which I requested. The total bill was for x amount of money. The guy has told me he is deaf and in the hospital to have surgery and that this is for a surprise party for his wife. Here is the tricky part. He wants me to charge his credit card for more money than the bill. Quite a bit larger than his bill and pay this amount to the driver because his driver doesn’t take credit cards and he has no way to pay the guy because he is in the hospital. I told him I could not do that but I could delivery the food to his home and he could pay me the delivery fee. He did not want to do that and was insistent on this guy picking up the food and me charging his card for double the amount. No sorry this is fishy. Something is very wrong with this. Not sure what, but not right either.

Rose –

Victim Location 63104

Type of a scam Family/Friend Emergency

He called claiming to be me and that he was involved in an accident and needs money to bail him out.

Nicholas –

Victim Location 68154

Type of a scam Phishing

I got a call on Saturday Feb. 25 2017 on my cell phone. They asked me, in a foreign accent, if I was *** *** and I said "yes" then they hung up.. Then I remember a talk one of your staff gave where she mentioned a telephone scam where the caller gets the person (me) to say "yes " . After that my "yes " can be used to order or charge something to me. The same people called me back within 5 minutes and I should not have talked to them but I asked "what this was all about ". they said " it was for my diabetes medical supplies." I said " I do not have Diabetes." Then they hung up. They called me back 4 more times that day but I did not pick up the phone. On one call they accidentally stayed on the phone and ended up being recorded on my voice mail.The person was talking in a foreign language but not to me. It was like he was talking to the other person that was with him on the other end of the line. They again called me the next day on Sunday and they have called me again this morning Monday Feb 27. I did not answer the phone . I have saved the message if you would like to hear what language they were speaking. Because I talk to people all over the USA , I answered the phone because I have some associates in PA. The Number was 610-628-4164 from Allentown PA

Lori –

Victim Location 89052

Total money lost $1,000

Type of a scam Rental

SIGNED LEASE AGREEMENT FOR RENTAL. DEPOSITED A CASHIER’S CHECK FOR THE $1000. NEVER GOT THE KEYS FOR THE RENTAL.

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