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Overpayment Scam Scam Tips Received
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-09-12
Scammer Source was email My Dear[ Overpayment Scam ]
Attn : My Dear I am Barr.Tom Williams an account operator to late (Mr.Micheal A.Herman) 52yrs old, a nationality of your country who unfortunately died on a car accident dated 7thAugust 2012 along Edinburgh Park. Since the death of (Mr.Micheal A.Herman), I as his account operator have made several inquiries to locate his relations to come up for the inheritance claim, without any success. I came across your name and contact on the course of my personal searching for my late client relations/next of k... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Sam
at 2015-08-26
Scammer Source was email Gum tree sale money transfer scam[ Overpayment Scam - Gumtree ]
Adverstised a motorbike on gumtree and got a couple of emails from this wanker. (see below). Wanted money tranfered into some western union / payoal set up that didn even make any sense. scum. Thanks for getting back,i'm cool with the price likewise the condition as described on the advert,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kupe project.We do not have access to phone at the moment and that's why I contacted you with internet messaging... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-08-21
Scammer Source was url Gumtree Scam[ Overpayment Scam - Gumtree ]
They send a fake PayPal email saying funds are pending in PayPal for the amount of the product plus the shipping amount and will be released once overpayment amount is sent to the shipping company Shiping Liu to arrange shipment of the auctioned product, as the purchaser is unable to arrange the shipping.... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-08-14
Scammer Source was email Paypal Gumtree Western union scam[ Overpayment Scam - Gumtree ]
Trying to get my bank account and paypal details for my car, yet never viewed it and didn't seem to ask many questions. Only contacted by email as he made out he was working where there was no phone reception. Also I am based in Melbourne, told me he was based in NT. Why would any person buy a car they have not seen or viewed, not spoken to the person on the phone, also average standard car that is available all over Australia. Also freight costs would be very expensive. Alarm bells starting going off very ... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Scentsy Consultant
at 2015-08-11
Scammer Source was email New Scentsy Consultants Targets of Email Scam[ Overpayment Scam - Scentsy ( ]
Jennifer sends an email to a new Scentsy consultant indicating she obtained the consultant's email address from the Scentsy website. She asks the consultant to quote a price for a large number of Scentsy products allegedly being purchased for a family party. When the consultant replies to the email with a quote Jennifer indicates that her uncle will be writing a check for the order. Jennifer asks for a mailing address and a name to whom her uncle should make the check payable. When the consultant agrees... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-08-05
Scammer Source was email Email overpayment scam[ Overpayment Scam - Other Job Site ]
Hello, How are you doing today? We got the information provided by you. It has come to our notice that posting Sponsored Ads on requires credit card which you may not have. So our firm has decided that you will receive a Certified check of $1,350.00 which includes your $200.00 weekly wages to prove our sincerity to you regarding this posting job offered to you and the remaining funds will be sent to A CAPITAL ONE COMPANY district HQ where a special credit card specifically for posting ads will... ⇒ more ...
Reported by No Name
at 2015-07-28
Baltimore, MD USA
Scammer Source was email job scam[ Overpayment Scam ]
We deeply apologize for the delay to get you started. However the check is already mailed out and you will be receiving it today, once you get the check you're advised to deposit it via mobile deposit by taking picture via mobile app on your smartphone or deposit at your bank for quick withdrawal today because she needs a place to lay her head when she comes by tomorrow so you can get started by this week when she arrives. Deduct your upfront payment that's salary of your service charge for the week $350... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-07-27
Scammer Source was social Facebook group money scam[ Overpayment Scam ]
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Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-07-10
Scammer Source was email Offer to purchase a vehicle using paypall[ Overpayment Scam - Paypal ( ]
i have received an sms from Terry Winson offering to purchase my vehicle thru paypal. The SMS read as follows Is ur vehicle still up for sale? please get back to me on my private email back side pics and price.. email only. Then i replied and told him that the price is on gumtree. he/she replied with an email: Hey there thanks for the mail, am indeed ok with the price and conditions....Contact via phone would have been the best to talk to you but due to the nature of my work,i am a tool pusher a... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-07-07
Ashburn, VA USA
Scammer Source was email Bookoo yard sale buyer scam[ Overpayment Scam - Other Classified Ads Site ]
I received a text inquiry about a heavy furniture item listed for sale asking if I would accept a check. After giving information on the type check required, the person sent a check by mail from an out of state company: Pioneer Oil & Gas, Beaver County Utah, 21 Beaver Lake Blvd, Milford, Utah 84751, check #2216 drawn on Zions First National Bank, One Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111, signed by Karen Zandi. This was a check we would accept. The check was for $1,650 more than the sale amount. We immedi... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-07-06
Scammer Source was email Scam Rent [ Overpayment Scam - Paypal ( ]
Hello, I will like to inform you that i have completed the transfer from my paypal account to your account and the funds has been deducted from my account. I am sure that the paypal must have sent you the transfer confirmation by now so kindly check both the inbox and spam folders of your email address for the payment notification from the paypal team. I will like you to kindly send out the mover agent today because payment must be confirmed on or before the pick up date,My items are expected to be ... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-06-29
Los Angeles, CA USA
Scammer Source was Derrick BanisterEmail Attached [ Overpayment Scam - Amazon Marketplace ]
this scam consists in offer you a "opportunity" to paste theyr ad on your vehicle. they say they would be able to pay you $300 every week for it. when you do accept, they send you some sort of a check for the amount of 2,999.40, which you're supposedly have to deposit on your own bank account ( don't do it ). When I received the check, I called the bank mentioned on the check, named Mountain America Federal Credit Union, a bank from Utah, and right of the bat a costumer service person from that bank tol... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Stephen
at 2015-06-04
Scammer Source was url Paypal Gumtree Western union scamEmail Attached [ Overpayment Scam - Gumtree ]
Mathais connore emailed about wanting to buy some tools that I was selling on gumtree, he then sent me a link to paypal and told be he had transferred 2500, 1200 for the tools and extra for the shipping costs, he then told me I would have to go to western union and transfer the extra money to his pickup agent headcourter and the rest would be embersed, he sent fake paypal emails comfirming the money was ready to be transferred into my bank account as soon as I sent the extra money. Luckily I realised this w... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-06-04
Scammer Source was Greenstar Home Services[ Overpayment Scam ]
Our air conditioner unit stopped blowing into the house this past week. We called up green star home services and decided to give them a shot. When the repairmen showed up he went straight into our attic. He was up their for only around 40 minutes and he tool pictures of the unit. He told us the coil needed to be replaced and we quickly asked him if maybe he only needed to clean it. He told us that the cost of replacing the coil would be prohibitive and we would be better off just getting a new unit all tog... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-06-02
Atlanta, GA USA
Scammer Source was email Website Designer Email Attached [ Overpayment Scam ]
EMAIL SCAM TARGETING WEB DESIGNERS / GRAPHIC ARTISTS. There are a couple of different approaches to their initial contact. One is a website proposal and the other is brief “project question and do you accept credit cards” …and you may or may not get the ‘hearing impaired’ pitch. It’s an overpayment scam where the scammer pays more than he’s supposed to, as much as double or triple, then asks you to reimburse the difference. Since it can take weeks for his payment to clear your bank, in th... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-05-19
Longmont, CO USA
Scammer Source was email Email scam Email Attached [ Overpayment Scam ]
On May 16, 2015, at 11:16 AM, frank robby wrote i am okay with the estimate and i wanna proceed so i will be depositing $2000 using credit card so work can commence ASAP, i understand the content for this site would be needed so as for the job to commence so regarding the content i will needing you to charge an extra funds for the reason that my consultant does not have the facility to charge credit cards, I will be glad if you can help me out with this favor,The favor i need... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Jessica Newville
at 2015-04-30
Harrisonburg, VA USA
Scammer Source was email Budweiser Bud Light Ad CampaignEmail Attached [ Overpayment Scam ]
I received an email from Budweiser...or I thought it was Budweiser about paying me to wrap my vehicle for advertising for them and they said I would receive $300/week for 3 months. Sounded awesome! Then I did some investigation, asked for his contact info, did more investigation and I am positive NOW that: -Charles Pleasant ( (Budweiser® Beer ) -Brent Cole ( -Brent Wehmeyer ( -Benjamin Parsons (B... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-04-23
Scammer Source was url Selling an item on Gumtree[ Overpayment Scam - Gumtree ]
Moore offered to buy an item advertised on Gumtree for $9500. Claimed to be on oil rig and unable to call so email contact was the only option. Followed full sale process with payment offered to nominated bank account. Then received advice of an overpayment of $1500 to cover agent commission. A message purportedly from Paypal advised they were holding funds to transfer to bank account. In order to facilitate the transfer they required proof of Western Union payment of $1500 to a Chinese entity.... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-04-14
Scammer Source was craigslist payroll jobEmail Attached [ Overpayment Scam - Craigslist ( ]
I had put a ad on craigslist looking for work as a caregiver and I got a text message offering a job in Best payroll services. I knew it was a scam by the wording he used. He asked if I had a colored printer, scanner, access tointernet , business size check paper, brown mailing envelopes. He wanted me to send him a picture of the check paper and brown mailing envelopes. ... ⇒ more ...
Reported by Anonymous
at 2015-03-06
Scammer Source was email Thirty-One Product Ordering[ Overpayment Scam - Other Job Site ]
Person e-mailed me to purchase thirty-one products. She said she was told she could order products without a credit card. She provided the order she wanted and sent a cashier's check. she sent a Cashier's Check for $1800, and the products were only $400. I called the issuing bank of the cashier check. They said that check number was already cashed, so it was counterfeit. Mellisa James also asked me to forward the overpayment to a wedding vendor. Once I e-mailed her back indicating it was counterfeit,... ⇒ more ...
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