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Scam Alert

We have had several users tell us recently of scam artists pretending to purchase an item.

BE EXTREMELY WARY of offers by strangers that want to send you a cashier’s check with a higher value than the item they are purchasing, and then have you wire the balance to them. Western Union is another red flag.

If you think you might have a suspicious person, please let us know, We want you to have a good experience.

Just fill in the form below with the name and email or any contact info you have on a suspicious user. We will check them out and BAN them if appropriate.

Here is information from Scam Victims United

1/26/16; latest Scam report

On January 13, I received the message below through Used Boat Equipment from phillipsjackson57@gmail.com

regarding an item we listed

After several email exchanges, I received an $800 check in the mail for an item with an agreed-upon price of $80. The check was written on the account of a daycare center in Texas. I called the center and learned that someone had stolen some of their checks. I then received the following message on January 20. I took the check and messages to the local FBI office. I don’t think anything further will happen but just wanted you to know.

Warren Fritz

 

11 Responses to “Scam Alert”

  1. Received and email from kathy_martins7000@outlook.com expressing interest and offering to pay with a cashiers check. It seems like a scam to us.

  2. I received an email from katty_martins7000@outlook.com that fits all the flags of a scammer.

  3. I have also received emails from “Kate Martins” I strongly suspect it is a scam and said I would only deal via PayPal payment

    • She has been banned form the site, thanks for the vigilance. Its just one of the ways we are trying to keep the site clean of scammers.

  4. We have an incident…likely an offshore scam to obtain our bank info. Sender was “Prophet Brian” at sixfire39@gmail.com. Very effuse email using very poor English spelling and grammar. He actually fedexed a check for $400 more than we asked, said it was for shipping. He would not give me his name, address or shipper info. We obviously did not deposit the check. He won’t tell me where to return it. FedEx address is a PO box.

    • Bari, Thank you for the heads up. I am removing him from the site. Its your and our vigilance that will keep this site clean hopefully from scammers, its unfortunately a fact of life. Mike

  5. Tom Merritt on January 6, 2016 @ 2:20 pm

    Phillips Jackson
    To Tom Today at 2:10 PM
    Hello,

    How are you doing over there …. I really appreciate your
    response to my email. I want you to consider it sold, pls do withdraw
    the advert from site to avoid disturbance,I don’t have time to come
    over to take a look because of my Business but you don’t need to
    bother yourself with the shipment, I’ll take care of that by engaging
    the services of a mover, hence I’ll be sending a certified cashier
    check and it will be delivered to you via Fedex, so I’ll need you to
    provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of
    the check.
    1.full name on the check.
    2.Full Physical address to post the check
    3.City, State and Zip Code
    4.Home & Cell Phone to contact you.
    Note: That the payment will be shipped to your address via FEDEX
    SERVICE and I will like you to know that you will not be responsible
    for shipping i will have my mover to come over as soon as you have
    cashed the check.

    Phillips.

  6. Phillips Jackson on January 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

    I received a reply to my ad from phillipsjackson57@gmail.com

    —————————————————————————————————————————-

    Hello,
    How are you doing over there …. I really
    appreciate your response to my email. I want you to consider it sold,
    pls do withdraw the advert from site to avoid disturbance,I don’t have
    time to come over to take a look because of my Business but you don’t
    need to bother yourself with the shipment, I’ll take care of that by
    engaging the services of a mover, hence I’ll be sending a certified
    cashier check and it will be delivered to you via usps, so I’ll need
    you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the
    mailing of the check.
    1.full name on the check.
    2.Full Physical address to post the check
    3.City, State and Zip Code
    4.Home & Cell Phone to contact you.
    Note: That the payment will be shipped to your address via USPS
    SERVICE and I will like you to know that you will not be responsible
    for shipping i will have my mover to come over as soon as you have
    cashed the check.

    Phillip.

    —————————————————————————————————————————-

  7. Have received fake offers from Phillips Jackson, alias Tom Merritt in similar fashion. Has been reported to the polis and to the BoA fraud detail.

  8. Received a message from a ‘Jessie Coles’ indicating they had an item I wish to purchase with instructions to send a text to (315) 675-7837. A search of that number shows it’s associated with a number of different scams so beware.

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