Hey well i dont know how to start this im a little uneasy at this point. So i was selling some electronics via an online app not ebay it was more of a local app where people can come pick them up right away, well anyways someone sent me a message they were asking me if my item was still available and to message
Hey well i dont know how to start this im a little uneasy at this point. So i was selling some electronics via an online app not ebay it was more of a local app where people can come pick them up right away, well anyways someone sent me a message they were asking me if my item was still available and to message their husband through an email she gave me, she said it was because emails are a good way to keep records which made sense, well anyways i message him he messaged back and we come to a conclusion now this is where it got weird, he tells me that he would mail me a check then from their he asked me to mail my item not to him but to someone else his mover he said, and then send the rest of the money from the check he sends me is going to his mover through moneygram, i received a check today which is not what i expectem my item i was selling for $150 he sent me $1750 well thats the checks amount im just really weirded out at this point and im really wondering if this is all just a scam
It is a scam. So you ask the bank….to treat this "special" If it is a rubber check, you make sure that they do not take out the real money out of your account to send back to sender. Because that is what the sender wants is your cash. Even explain the story as you have here, as the bank does not want to get shorted either…nor do you want to be charged for trying to use a rubber check.(bank service fee) Hopefully you have not sent the parts. Draw a picture of the parts using a crayon or a photograph and send that. Maybe send 2(by mistake).
You want a certified check or money order. Meaning he "had to put out" the cash FIRST. So that C.C. or M.O. is as good as cash. As the bank or post office is the "middle man" and they charge the sender to make the C.C. or M.O. You just cash for full amount. Now if they make a mistake, you don't know them. There is nothing they can do at all. They GAVE you money and you took it. Thanks, bye stranger.
[ you will find out this WILL never happen in Life ]>getting something for free<
Otherwise there is this Nigerian Prince that has 6million dollars he needs your help to release and he will give you 1 million for helping him.
I own more money than that…..Monopoly money but I just call it money. Same idea.
It absolutely is a scam. This scam has been around for years, and it works because people are greedy.
The check is fake, it isn't worth the paper it is printed on. You deposit the check, take out the cash for the "mover", who is in on the scam and is most likely the person you emailed, they get free cash for the cost of a stamp, and you get dinged by your bank for the amount of the check.
Never, EVER, go for the "mover/shipping company" option. If they aren't local, and they don't have cash money, don't even bother.
I'd also advise against having anyone, legit or not, picking items up at your home. Arrange to meet at a local public place to make your transaction. During business hours.
" it was more of a local app where people can come pick them up right away,"
That means you ONLY accept CASH at pick up or you will always get scammed. it's a fake or stolen check – in either case it will take up to 6 weeks to bounce, long after the scammer has your items
Write VOID across the check and mail it back to the address on the check. Or turn it over to your local police
So the scammers do not threaten you, since they now know where you live, write back on Monday to say you tried to cash the check at your bank and they confiscated it and called security and you now have to talk to the police about why you were trying to cash a counterfeit check. Tell the guy you will be giving the police his contact details – that usually scares them off
The check is real though it may be stolen, and the victim whos check was stolen may have blocked their bank account and card which means no transactions will be able to take place. Also it seems too much money to be true, especially if the device was sold for $150. i doubt he made a mistake by accident.
You are being scammed, take care
Seems too sketchy.
no tension take it easy , you wii do it