I am sure you probably are aware the scammer are everywhere. Even when you are selling stuff online.
I may have shared a story before but this one I didn’t shut down right away. I took it further.
So I have a consignment business on the side. I posted a friend’s entertainment center on an app called Offerup. I deleted the conversation too quick to remember to screen shot it.
Now, as soon as anyone tells you, (especially on a selling site) when they want to talk to you via text or hangouts, it’s a scam. But I played along. And when they say
I’ll have my assistant contact for deliver” RUN AWAY! FAR AWAY!
So being the scammer catcher that I am, I continued. I’ll let you read the dialogue and then I’ll tell you the rest.
So what I did was give them the address of St. Louis Police Headquarters downtown. They also sent me fedex info which I will post below from the fedex website. It doesn’t show it was delivered though in his message he says they did.
Well I also emailed this info to my contact at the St. Louis FBI. (Yes I have a contact at the FBI). I haven’t heard back from her but sent her all this info.
Now as you can see after I tell them their package is at Police Headquarters I never hear back from them. Imagine that? LOL!!!
This isn’t the first time I’ve had someone try a stunt like this, but being the wise scammer catcher that I have become, I know not to fall for it.
Here is the fedex info. Remember don’t fall for this stuff.
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