Thread: Are You Tired of Internet Scammers Trying to Take Your $$$?

robslob - 9/12/2017 at 02:40 PM

It continually AMAZES me, the amount of assh*les who are out there trying to scam you for $$$ on the internet.

I have two tickets for SF Giants next week. I couldn't make it to the game so I put them on craigslist at a great price...........$40 for two field level seats (they only cost me $60 @ Costco).

I got ONE response, via text. The guy says he can't pick them up in person but if I will hold them for him, he will give me an extra $50. Wow.........really cool I thought........I can make a little cash here. He said he would send me a cashier's check via U.S. Mail and I could mail him the tickets. What he said next should have sent up some red flags but it didn't, maybe because I am an honest person: "I mistakenly made the check out for a little more than the amount in question, so if you could just refund me the extra amount along with the tickets." Strange I thought, but I figured, "OK, maybe he just made a mistake. I'll have to send him back $20 or so."

I got his cashier's check yesterday. IT IS FOR $1,750.00!!!

YES, this assh*le actually thinks I will send him a check for $1,660.00...............$1,750 minus the $90 he was going to send me. I won't even post my return text to him because it was full of the "F" word.
I am thinking that assh*les like this spend all day long doing this, looking for things on sale on craigslist, and if they can just find ONE fool out of 1,000............every week...........they are making a living doing this.

Sad, sad, sad, I say..............







[Edited on 9/12/2017 by robslob]


BrerRabbit - 9/12/2017 at 09:52 PM

Did he steal a bunch of cashier's checks? I don't see how he is pulling this off. If the checks are bogus who would send a refund before trying to cash it?

[Edited on 9/12/2017 by BrerRabbit]


robslob - 9/13/2017 at 12:04 AM

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Did he steal a bunch of cashier's checks? I don't see how he is pulling this off. If the checks are bogus who would send a refund before trying to cash it?


My guess is that he is looking for the one fool who is stupid enough to not question anything and just send off a check as soon as he gets the cashier's check. Hard for me to believe someone that stupid exists but I guess so...............


KCJimmy - 9/13/2017 at 02:15 PM

I am hearing more & more stories like this. What is bad is when they do find a sucker it often works like this.

Sucker, who thinks he is smart, deposits check in bank without any trouble, waits a few days then gives back the difference to the scammer. Sometimes it takes days or even weeks but the check comes back and the suckers account is debited for the full amount plus fees and law enforcement gets involved. So the to stay out jail the sucker has to admit he is an idiot!

Life is too short for that crap.


OriginalGoober - 9/14/2017 at 12:52 AM

I bought hillarys book thinking she would take personal responsibility for losing. i feel scammed by amazon.


PhotoRon286 - 9/14/2017 at 01:23 AM

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I bought hillarys book thinking she would take personal responsibility for losing. i feel scammed by amazon.


You lie more than trump.


BrerRabbit - 9/14/2017 at 03:50 AM

Every other post of his is about Clinton or Obama. We could be talking about whether or not deep fried wombat is best with rice or noodles and he would work Clinton or Obama into the discussion.


jkeller - 9/14/2017 at 04:18 AM

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I bought hillarys book thinking she would take personal responsibility for losing. i feel scammed by amazon.


Based on you lack of writing and spelling skills and your obvious lack of reading comprehension, I doubt that you have ever read a book in your life.


BrerRabbit - 9/14/2017 at 03:59 PM

Hey robslob, so you must have a return address on this guy, and a phone number. Since the cashier's check was bogus he committed felony fraud, and you could sue him for a hundred times what he tried to snake from you.

When life gives you lemons, squeeze em til they cry. Then make lemonade.


KCJimmy - 9/15/2017 at 02:27 PM

I'm sure they put their REAL return address on the envelope


PhotoRon286 - 9/15/2017 at 03:44 PM

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I'm sure they put their REAL return address on the envelope


If he thought he was getting money and tickets why wouldn't he?


Jerry - 9/15/2017 at 04:23 PM

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It continually AMAZES me, the amount of assh*les who are out there trying to scam you for $$$ on the internet.

I have two tickets for SF Giants next week. I couldn't make it to the game so I put them on craigslist at a great price...........$40 for two field level seats (they only cost me $60 @ Costco).

I got ONE response, via text. The guy says he can't pick them up in person but if I will hold them for him, he will give me an extra $50. Wow.........really cool I thought........I can make a little cash here. He said he would send me a cashier's check via U.S. Mail and I could mail him the tickets. What he said next should have sent up some red flags but it didn't, maybe because I am an honest person: "I mistakenly made the check out for a little more than the amount in question, so if you could just refund me the extra amount along with the tickets." Strange I thought, but I figured, "OK, maybe he just made a mistake. I'll have to send him back $20 or so."

I got his cashier's check yesterday. IT IS FOR $1,750.00!!!

YES, this assh*le actually thinks I will send him a check for $1,660.00...............$1,750 minus the $90 he was going to send me. I won't even post my return text to him because it was full of the "F" word.
I am thinking that assh*les like this spend all day long doing this, looking for things on sale on craigslist, and if they can just find ONE fool out of 1,000............every week...........they are making a living doing this.

Sad, sad, sad, I say..............







[Edited on 9/12/2017 by robslob]


Did you mail him back the check, or did you take it to a bank to see if it was real?


KCJimmy - 9/15/2017 at 04:33 PM

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I'm sure they put their REAL return address on the envelope


If he thought he was getting money and tickets why wouldn't he?
I'm guessing if he can get the $1,660.00 difference he won't care about the tickets. I believe the instructions would likely involve some sort of money transfer for the difference. He could have them mail the tix to a bogus address. I had neighbor fall into something very similar and a guy I work with had an almost identical experience on Craigs List.



[Edited on 9/15/2017 by KCJimmy]


robslob - 9/16/2017 at 03:18 AM

Yes, there is a return address on the envelope. It's in Dale, Indiana. And FYI, the guy's name on the return address is different than the one he used when he texted me. My gut tells me that there are several people involved in this.

No, I did not try and cash the cashier's check. I guess I could take the check to the bank and see if it's real. But I'm not going to spend any more time on this than I already have. I am CERTAIN the check is bogus. Really now.............who in the HELL goes around sending legitimate cashier's checks for $1,750 to people they don't even know? It's so far out of the realm of reality that I wouldn't even bother. Also, these assh*les aren't stupid. They go to a LOT of trouble to scam people and cover their bases. Someone alluded already that my bank might cash it, then a week or so later it comes back as bogus. And that is my suspicion. By the way, the face of the check says it was issued by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Palm Bay, Florida. It gives a complete street address for the bank right on the check. I have to wonder if that Wells Fargo at that address even exists. I'm going to google it right now.

Here's Part Two: Just googled Well Fargo Bank in Palm Bay. Get this: The address on the check says, quote:
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
220 Hirris Ave NE
Palm Bay, FL 32900

Here is the bank's actual address, found from my google search:
WELLS FARGO BANK
220 Harris Ave NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905

Banks sure don't mistakes on the address printed on their cashier's checks. The street was misspelled and the zip code was wrong as well. The check is very official looking, but here's another thing I find quite interesting: In the upper left corner of the check, among a bunch of numerical information, it says "Remitter: SHEILA BRAIN". I have to wonder if somebody isn't having a good laugh over this whole thing.

No, not taking this to the bank to examine it. It's bogus. I don't need to be a detective to see that.



[Edited on 9/16/2017 by robslob]


BrerRabbit - 9/16/2017 at 08:01 PM

Usually when I get a scam phone call or something like that, I enjoy scaring the hell out of them with any number of stories, one of my favorites is to keep them on for a couple minutes then, "Thanks for staying on the line long enough for us to locate you, you have called a mousetrap number at the Central Worldwide Internet Crimes Division, I warn you not to hang up. This is the United States Federal Communications Fraud Task Force, we aren't interested in you, but if you do not assist us in our investigation you will face severe reprisal. Please connect me to your supervisor . . . " and so on. "Just between you and me pal, I know you aren't making enough for this, I suggest you get out of there - that door will be kicked in on Tuesday, and believe me I know what happens to people like you in your country..." You can hear them freak out, afraid to hang up, then you do the same to the supervisor. Had one guy confess the whole scam one time.

A great scare is to start reciting telephone numbers and city names in a monotone voice before they answer, they listen for a while wondering what they stumbled into. You can tell they are freaking because they don't hang up. Just keep going, don't answer when they say Hello? Who is this? Like they chanced upon a phone tap. Throw in a couple things like "Hot line, Muncie Indiana. Live cell, New Delhi. Raid pending, Calcutta..."


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