tiaraiiswright@gmail.com

Email 1: Hello, Thanks for getting back to me I will like to purchase your furniture but the only way i can pay you is through a Bank Certified Check which i will mail to you using UPS overnight delivery To make sure that everything goes smoothly i would wait for the it to clear before the pickup is done, I will be responsible for the pickup and it will be done by the movers and their payment will be included in the check i mail to you and this is all due to my disability (am deaf) and it makes it hard for me deal with this and it makes the transaction better and quicker. I know you were not expecting this and I would have loved to come for the viewing but i cant I really want it and am offering an extra $50 for you to delete the posting to show i want it as i am just settling into my new house i want good deals to furnish the apartment i stay in. if you are okay with this please send me extra pictures and get back to me with the following Your Full name Your Physical address (as UPS does not deliver to P.o.boxes) I await your response . thank you and stay blessed Email 2: Hello Raj, Thanks for getting back to me with the details I just wanted to let you know that the check would be delivered Tuesday A.M.Please do not forget to delete the posting I really appreciate your understanding and consideration I would update you with all the information needed Thank you Best Regards Email 3: Hello Raj, How are you doing today?Check has been delivered via UPS,Thanks for your honesty towards this transaction so far. Well, the overpayment is meant to cover the cost of shipment for the item alongside my other properties including tax and insurance plus the movers and agent fees. Please deposit the check today so that it clears by Tomorrow after the check has cleared,All you have to do is go the bank and have the rest of the money withdrawn in cash and have it sent to the movers information below via Money gram Name : Deyci Delapaz Address : 72 West Chicago Street City : Elgin state : IL Zip code : 60120 Do let me know your schedule for the week regarding pickup as i have some other properties to be moved alongside the item. Please do act accordingly as agreed after deducting your money for the item, make the rest fund available to the movers via money gram at any of their outlet around you or check on www.moneygram.com {click find location} and check for their outlets around and get back to me with the transfer details below (as it appears on the receipt) so i can contact the movers for the pick-up at your location ….Deduct the money gram transfer charges from my fund also $50 for yourself (meant for any hassle or run around). 1} Sender’s name and address 2} Reference number which is the 8 digits reference on the Money gram receipt 3} Actual amount sent after the fee had been deducted 4} Scanned copy of the receipt or picture if possible Hope i can trust you with the overpayment? Your Honesty and transparency will be appreciated. I await your response, Thank you

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    • I got the exact same email for furniture I posted on Craig’s list and this follow up:

      Hello J,

      How are you doing today?Check has been delivered via UPS,Thanks for your honesty towards this transaction so far. Well, the overpayment is meant to cover the cost of shipment for the item alongside my other properties including tax and insurance plus the movers and agent fees.

      Please deposit the check today so that it clears by Tomorrow after the check has cleared,All you have to do is go the bank and have the rest of the money withdrawn in cash and have it sent to the movers information below via Money gram

      Name : Deyci Delapaz
      Address : 72 West Chicago Street
      City : Elgin
      state : IL
      Zip code : 60120

      Do let me know your schedule for the week regarding pickup as i have some other properties to be moved alongside the item. Please do act accordingly as agreed after deducting your money for the item, make the rest fund available to the movers via money gram at any of their outlet around you or check on http://www.moneygram.com {click find location} and check for their outlets around and get back to me with the transfer details below (as it appears on the receipt) so i can contact the movers for the pick-up at your location ….Deduct the money gram transfer charges from my fund also $50 for yourself (meant for any hassle or run around).

      1} Sender’s name and address
      2} Reference number which is the 8 digits reference on the Money gram receipt
      3} Actual amount sent after the fee had been deducted
      4} Scanned copy of the receipt or picture if possible

      Hope i can trust you with the overpayment? Your Honesty and transparency will be appreciated.

      I await your response, Thank you
      (end of email)
      I was a little suspicious all along, then, when I saw the “check ” was from a bank in California and the transaction was in Illinois . . .

    • I got the same e- mails, and a text from a fake number… Only my bank did not pick up on the fraudulent check they sent me until a week later! Their name isn’t Sandra … This person frauded me $2015.00 and they crossed state lines. This person is clicking on random cities on craigslist and approaching people who are selling furniture.

  1. I went through the same BS with these lunatics…determined it was a scam but played along. I replied to the last email telling them I decided to keep the money for myself (over 2K). Tough luck.

  2. I thought it was completely legit until I received the check including the “overpayment” which was for $2355 I knew something was strange then I replied back and ask what should be done about the error no further replies since then . Today I decided to Google the somewhat strange name and found out its a scam Craigslist posters beware of Sandra Dunn. I’m glad I didn’t try to cash that check.

  3. So I got the same…But from a Mellissa Stone, claiming she was deaf….
    i took the check, which had been UPS’d to me….the Bank was more then willing to cash the check, but I asked they call the bank on the check to verify the funds. The Banks name had changed and would not verify the funds over the phone. My Teller suggested I just deposit the check and wait for it to clear, 7-10 days. I then proceeded to explain alll about this transaction, and she informed me of this SCAM…I turned over all information I had, including Deyci Delapaz name and address…They will be investigating this peice of garbage !

    • Melissa Stone got me as well. I was so reluctant to believe this was true but her telling me she was deaf completely hit a soft spot so I thought I’d help her out. She originally gave me Deyci Delapaz’s address but then quickly changed it. I didn’t think twice at this point and went through the cadences that each of you that got scammed did. I am now out 2300 and completely destroyed! These types of things never happen to me but now it has and the bank is telling me that there is nothing they can do! I can’t believe this happened and that the bank gave me access to the funds but then reversed it after a 7ish days.
      How are you going about your investigation?

  4. Craig’s List

    melissaizstone@gmail.com tried to scam

    Hello,
    Thanks for getting back to me I will like to purchase your furniture but the only way i can pay you is through a Bank Certified Check which i will mail to you using UPS overnight delivery

    To make sure that everything goes smoothly i would wait for the it to clear before the pickup is done, I will be responsible for the pickup and it will be done by the movers and their payment will be included in the check i mail to you and this is all due to my disability (am deaf) and it makes it hard for me deal with this and it makes the transaction better and quicker.

    I know you were not expecting this and I would have loved to come for the viewing but i cant I really want it and am offering an extra $50 for you to delete the posting to show i want it as i am just settling into my new house i want good deals to furnish the apartment i stay in.

    if you are okay with this please send me extra pictures and get back to me with the following

    Your Full name
    Your Physical address (as UPS does not deliver to P.o.boxes)

    I await your response . thank you and stay blessed

    Melissa

  5. Guys …. She is still “buying” things on Craigslist. Sorry to read that in some cases she got away with the scam.

    In my case I was selling a sofa and just like everyone else I got the same email ( it’s clear that she copied and pasted the same text ) I could tell it was a scam because I almost fell for it when I tried to rent my place over 2 years ago.Everything looked legit but just before sending the money I got a bad feeling about it and also a better o and fer, so I canceled the deal with her, when trying to mail a check back that’s when the all the information I had from her didn’t make any sense and after a little online research figured out that it was a scam.

    When I got this new email I decided to have some fun and give her/him a hard time

    I’m going to play along but instead of sending money via MoneyGram as she requested, I will tell her that I got a Cashier’s Check at the bank when depositing hers and that is already in the mail (not really). I’m sure she’s going to go POSTAL about it because the address she sent it’s also a fake I’ll keep making up stories, delays, mistakes, etc . but always giving her hope. Forcing her to keep writing back, NO MORE COPY and PASTE for Melissa.

    I did this to several guys because every time I put my place for rent I always get at least one of this scams, now I have 5 fake check that total over$12,000 (all checks have crazy bank names that don’t exist and in some cases a celebrity signs for it (I have one from Judy Foster) I do this in hope that by keeping them busy with me will save someone else who would have fell for it …. but also for a good laugh at them.

    One time I manage to keep the guy engaged for almost 6 months …. yes …. the good deaf Christian girl that works for a Non Profit Organization turns into a man , and the emails into phone calls. The blocked and secure IP address on their emails turns into a regular email that has all the i information of standard emails including ip location s (you run the email on a free IP-Location software and you realize that the point of origin will be in Nigeria).

    If anyone ever find themselves in this situation and want to give them a hard time make sure that:

    – You NEVER DEPOSIT THAT CHECK,. Most banks will clear the check in 1 or 2 days max, and you will have access to that money but by law if there’s any problem with a check (in this case a fake) the bank has up to 20 days to verify. then you’ll get a letter from your bank trying to collect that amount from you, plus return fees and a very high interest rate for what they consider a short term loan. There’s no police report, complain letters or calls to customer service that will save you from having to pay back that money to the bank.

    -Don’t give them your real name. Make sure to delete or change your name that appears at the beginning of your email address when writing back (or get a new one just for this)

    -Give them your building’s mailing address BUT NOT YOUR UNIT NUMBER (the USPS will still deliver the package but since they just print the label on the USPS site but skip to pay for the service no signature is required and the Mailman will leave it in some visible area in the mailing room, so look for that crazy name you made-up

    -Tell them you didn’t receive it (even if you did) and they will mail it again.

    -Get a free phone number with Skype, Google Voice, Talkatone or any other Free app. You will need this when they start calling.

    -Set up your “New Phone Number” to go straight to voice mail, that way you can play stupid with them and never engage directly.

    -Always reply via email or text (use your new number) pretending not to understand what they want and tell them you did something else because you want to help her get “her money”.

    -Never rush to reply, this shouldn’t take a second from other things going on in your life and if it is and you are not laughing at them … just STOP, turn off or delete the phone app and mark their emails as spam.

    If you are wondering how my story with “Melissa” will end, reply to this comment and type “tell me more”. I’ll try to set up a page were people can go and read the emails and listen to the voice mails, but it might take me some time to set it up since that’s the last thing on my list.

    There was a 60 Minutes investigation on this and they even manage to track and go to Nigeria to the Internet Coffee Shop where the text and emails originated, even got the guys on camera who just kept laughing but there was no Nigerian or International Law that could be used to punish them.

    For those of you who lost money to this scam don’t try to find the guys who keep doing this to people, you’ll get nowhere. Share your story with anyone willing to listen, it might help them or someone they know in the future.

  6. Same shit here/ Looks like it works for them ;( ASSHATS!

    Melissa Stone
    4:33 PM (18 minutes ago)

    to me
    Hello,
    Thanks for getting back to me I will like to purchase your furniture but the only way i can pay you is through a Bank Certified Check which i will mail to you using UPS overnight delivery

    To make sure that everything goes smoothly i would wait for the it to clear before the pickup is done, I will be responsible for the pickup and it will be done by the movers and their payment will be included in the check i mail to you and this is all due to my disability (am deaf) and it makes it hard for me deal with this and it makes the transaction better and quicker.

    I know you were not expecting this and I would have loved to come for the viewing but i cant I really want it and am offering an extra $50 for you to delete the posting to show i want it as i am just settling into my new house i want good deals to furnish the apartment i stay in.

    if you are okay with this please send me extra pictures and get back to me with the following

    Your Full name
    Your Physical address (as UPS does not deliver to P.o.boxes)

    I await your response . thank you and stay blessed

  7. I got a text this morning offering to purchase a sofa I listed on SF Facebook. I called the number first and it went immediately to a recording. Then by email gave my phone # to call me- which was available on Craigslist. I got the same email back as Regina above. Immediately googled her name…and not surprised at all. I had already decided not to deal with this person. All I can say is Beware!

    • the phone number she used – 630-445-4218. I looked up the area code immediately and knew it was from the Chicago area which raised all kind of questions in my mind. Why would she be buying and paying to ship all the way across country? I replied to the above email – with links to a couple of Craigslist Fraud sites.

  8. Got a text from 872 221-3818 asking to send an email to STONEIBMELISSA@GMAIL.COM, saying she had to use friends phone. did that. got a response from another email melissaizstone@gmail.com. Same blah blah as above. I felt something is off, so i just googled the email address and first page i was take is this one. I am in SF.

    Hope this helps for other people not to get scammed.

    • I got the same one just today
      From this number 3239058903
      “I saw your post on CL,Pls get back to me TIARABSWRIGHTGMAIL.COM if you still have it,as am using friends phone to text you”

      Found it odd that they had an email address, but didn’t just email me directly.

  9. Hey guys, I just got scammed by the same person (Sandra Dunn). The whole “I am deaf” thing is what got me to bite, along with my bank “clearing” the check while not actually clearing it with the issuing bank. Apparently, banks make the funds available from check deposits to clients if they have a good relationship with them – they don’t actually CLEAR the check for several days. These scammers know this, so they create urgency – in this example, the money transfers need to be sent before pickup is made by the movers. So, from the time we think the check is cleared by our banks (which is not actually cleared – a whole other issue with the process) to the time the check bounces, they’ve made off with the money. The bank will not have any empathy for you being scammed and will take the money right out of your account – our account was completely zeroed out this morning and the overdrafted funds were charged to my credit card.

    I usually pick up on CL scams, but this one got me…actually, the fact that my bank released the funds and allowed me to believe the check cleared is what got me. I should’ve Googled this “Sandra Dunn” in the first place.

  10. I got a text at 4am which already had me suspicious then the bogus email. I didn’t buy into it and googled the name then saw all this. Still scamming as of today shocked no one has traced and caught this person or persons.

    • I got the same text at 5:30am today! This post helped me understand how it works though, seems like they are taking advantage of a flaw in the banking system. But if everyone had to wait a week for a check to be verified as valid – people would complain. I feel sorry for all the people that are falling for this everyday.

  11. They are at it again! I received the same exact email this morning. Wow, these people are going to rot for using the disability to pull at heart strings for a scam. So thankful for this site!!!!!

  12. 2 people named Sandiy Dunn and Lauree Scofield contacted me with the same messages. Never got past one email since the messages were quite peculiar.

  13. I just got the same message from “Tiara” yesterday to my furniture posting so they are definitely still at it. Something definitely felt off and I was not going to proceed with the transaction unless they used Paypal or some other secure P2P means. I mean, you can be deaf but it doesn’t mean you can’t join the 21st century and use modern technology to send secure payments that don’t burden the recipient. That was a total red flag to me. Beware.

  14. This scam is still going strong. I received the exact same email today that others have posted. It sounded fishy, so I googled her and stumbled upon this page. Thanks for the warnings everyone!

    • I was contacted by “Tiara” this morning via text on her “friend’s” phone. I was suspicious, but emailed her at the address she provided. I received the same suspicious message and then looked her up online. Thanks for the heads up everyone!

  15. I didn’t get the email at first. I got a text message saying to please let her know by sending her an email (shown in this blog) if the furniture was still available and I did. It sounded strange since the very beginning (texting from a friend’s cellphone???) and then I got the email exactly as it was explained on this blog. I just didn’t reply and sent it to my Junk emails. I would never do a transaction like what she was suggesting.

  16. SAme story blah blah blah…these mother f-ers are going down. sending this ups through the mail is fed charges . luckily my bank wouldnt cash the check because an hour before someome came in with the exact same amount and money and story. i already called it in but i was informed the the F.B.I is already doing there research. this is just like the fraud tax returns that were popular a couple years ago. its all the same shit some people bust there ass to make money, other prefer ripping people off. what upsets me the most is the fact that they faked the identity of a deaf person. they will rot in hell and karma is always a bitch. no matter how much they have actaully gottten away with it wont amount to sleepin in a cell for 25 years. good luck to all who have experienced these bastards, who for certain will get caught. im just mad because i wanted to sell my table ! lol

  17. I’m currently facing the same scam. My check is supposed to come tomorrow and she would not answer any of my questions. I’m going to take it to the police.

  18. Got the scam today. Came through as a txt first from +1 (682) 213-7242. Then received email from tiarabzwright@gmail.com stating

    Hello,
    Thanks for getting back to me I will like to purchase your furniture but the only way i can pay you is through a Bank Certified Check which i will mail to you using UPS overnight delivery

    To make sure that everything goes smoothly i would wait for the it to clear before the pickup is done, I will be responsible for the pickup and it will be done by the movers and their payment will be included in the check i mail to you and this is all due to my disability (am deaf) and it makes it hard for me deal with this and it makes the transaction better and quicker.

    I know you were not expecting this and I would have loved to come for the viewing but i cant I really want it and am offering an extra $50 for you to delete the posting to show i want it as i am just settling into my new house i want good deals to furnish the apartment i stay in.

    if you are okay with this please send me extra pictures and get back to me with the following

    Your Full name
    Your Physical address (as UPS does not deliver to P.o.boxes)

    I await your response . thank you and stay blessed

    Tiara

  19. just got a text message from 214-307-4699 saying “I saw your post on CL, Pls get back to me tiaracbwright@gmail.com if you still have it, as am using friends phone to text you.”
    I received a similar text weeks ago and googled the email address out of suspicion and sure enough, reports of craigslist scams popped up. So I googled tiaracbwright@gmail.com and found this thread. Beware of text messages that look like this one!

  20. Wow thank goodness I googled.Tiara texted me from a friend’s phone at 5 am this morning about my furniture ad posted on craigslist.I responded to the tiaraiswright@Gmail and got the exact same emails.I never responded after reading these comments. THANK YOU all for saving me two grand.I really hope they all get busted soon.

  21. Text from 646-751-0243:

    I saw your post on CL,Pls get back to me TIARACDWRIGHT@GMAIL.COM if you still have it,as am using friends phone to text you

    tiaracdwright@gmail.com

    Hello,
    Thanks for getting back to me I will like to purchase your furniture but the only way i can pay you is through a Bank Certified Check which i will mail to you using UPS overnight delivery

    To make sure that everything goes smoothly i would wait for the it to clear before the pickup is done, I will be responsible for the pickup and it will be done by the movers and their payment will be included in the check i mail to you and this is all due to my disability (am deaf) and it makes it hard for me deal with this and it makes the transaction better and quicker.

    I know you were not expecting this and I would have loved to come for the viewing but i cant I really want it and am offering an extra $50 for you to delete the posting to show i want it as i am just settling into my new house i want good deals to furnish the apartment i stay in.

    if you are okay with this please send me extra pictures and get back to me with the following

    Your Full name
    Your Physical address (as UPS does not deliver to P.o.boxes)

    I await your response . thank you and stay blessed

  22. I put up a posting on Saturday, May 8th, 2015 and got this from Tiffany on Sunday!

    “I saw your post on CL,Pls get back to me TIARACFWRIGHT@GMAIL.COM if you still have it,as am using friends phone to text you”

    I texted & emailed back that I did and then received the “bait” email response from her:

    “Hello,
    Thanks for getting back to me I will like to purchase your furniture but the only way i can pay you is through a Bank Certified Check which i will mail to you using UPS overnight delivery

    To make sure that everything goes smoothly i would wait for the it to clear before the pickup is done, I will be responsible for the pickup and it will be done by the movers and their payment will be included in the check i mail to you and this is all due to my disability (am deaf) and it makes it hard for me deal with this and it makes the transaction better and quicker.

    I know you were not expecting this and I would have loved to come for the viewing but i cant I really want it and am offering an extra $50 for you to delete the posting to show i want it as i am just settling into my new house i want good deals to furnish the apartment i stay in.

    if you are okay with this please send me extra pictures and get back to me with the following

    Your Full name
    Your Physical address (as UPS does not deliver to P.o.boxes)

    I await your response . thank you and stay blessed”

    Red flags were going off (especially my wife’s)..but not wanting to completely slam the door, I gave this conservative response:

    “Good evening Tiara,

    Thanks for your interest. Wondering if it would also include the coffee table?

    To be honest, I would prefer to be paid by PayPal rather than wait to receive a certified check and for it to clear, although being a certified check that should not be a problem; I still would have to wait for it to clear and credit to my account before the furniture is taken.

    Secondly, I don’t want to be responsible for paying whoever is coming in to move the furniture. If you are having a third-party move the furniture you will have to pay them directly yourself. I have no idea what it would cost. Typically they do an estimate based on the dimensions. So how do you want to take care of that?

    Thirdly, how quickly can you get it? The sooner we get it out of here the better for me. If you can get this all taken care of this week, great. But I can’t hold/store the furniture. I want it out by next weekend.

    Please advise how you would like to proceed.

    Thanks”

    NOTE: I DID NOT provide additional pics, my physical address, and I did NOT delete the listing. Here it is if you’re an honest buyer looking for a good deal: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/fuo/5017400372.html

    … as I don’t think I’ll be hearing back from Tiffany ! HAH!

  23. Same here!
    There were three different names related to this account: Tiara/Mary Brooke/Stephanie
    They send me the check from Burleston Productions (over $2000 more than my merchandise was valued at). I was very close from falling for it. The deaf issue also hit my soft spot.

  24. On May 9, 2015, at 5:37 PM, Tiara Wright wrote:

    Hello,
    Thanks for getting back to me I will like to purchase your furniture but the only way i can pay you is through a Bank Certified Check which i will mail to you using UPS overnight delivery

    To make sure that everything goes smoothly i would wait for the it to clear before the pickup is done, I will be responsible for the pickup and it will be done by the movers and their payment will be included in the check i mail to you and this is all due to my disability (am deaf) and it makes it hard for me deal with this and it makes the transaction better and quicker.

    I know you were not expecting this and I would have loved to come for the viewing but i cant I really want it and am offering an extra $50 for you to delete the posting to show i want it as i am just settling into my new house i want good deals to furnish the apartment i stay in.

    if you are okay with this please send me extra pictures and get back to me with the following

    Your Full name
    Your Physical address (as UPS does not deliver to P.o.boxes)

    I await your response . thank you and stay blessed

    Tiara

  25. I got the exact same message from Craigslist. I knew it was a scam but I’ve been messing with her for a few days now.
    My last email I told her that I was just going to screw her and keep the extra for myself. We’ll see how she responds.

  26. Exact same thing I got last week. I got the check for $2,485.00. I am stringing her along, saying I will go to the bank tomorrow. Trying to decide if I want to have some fun messing with her/him. Like saying that I cashed it and will bring the excess $2,000 to that address myself. Or calling FBI, but I’m not sure there is any federal organization that gives a s__t.

    Heads up, the new name seems to be Emma Watkins, emmagbwatkins@gmail.com. And the person to whom we are supposed to wire the funds to is Mary Brooke, 72 W. Chicago St., Elgin, IL.

    What do you guys think? Mess with them, call the FBI, or just responding telling them I know they are a scam and to give them a tip (sarcastically) that they need to come up with a new email story?

    Problem is, they got my name and address. Does anyone think this is a problem?

  27. I got the same email. Emma Watkins wrote:

    Hello, Thanks for getting back to me I will like to purchase your furniture but the only way i can pay you is through a Bank Certified Check which i will mail to you using UPS overnight delivery
    To make sure that everything goes smoothly i would wait for the it to clear before the pickup is done, I will be responsible for the pickup and it will be done by the movers and their payment will be included in the check i mail to you and this is all due to my disability (am deaf) and it makes it hard for me deal with this and it makes the transaction better and quicker.
    I know you were not expecting this and I would have loved to come for the viewing but i cant I really want it and am offering an extra $50 for you to delete the posting to show i want it as i am just settling into my new house i want good deals to furnish the apartment i stay in.
    if you are okay with this please send me extra pictures and get back to me with the following
    Your Full nameYour Physical address (as UPS does not deliver to P.o.boxes)

    supposed to send money to Jessica Olson 72 west chicago street elgin il 60120

    the UPS check is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. My boyfriend got suspicious of the scam before I did. I know deaf people and was trying to help.

    Know i am worried that they have my address and my schedule. Has anyone had any problems with burglary? who can we report this too?

    • Maggie, as you can see, I asked the same question. Is this a concern? Based on some of the other posts before us, it appears they are in Nigeria. But they apparently have local people here too, waiting at the receiving walmart end. As for who to contact, I emailed Craig’s List. It appears they could care less. All I got back was a canned reply advising me how to avoid a scam. Real helpful. I called local police in Elgin, who didn’t care because no crime was committed and I did not lose money. I called FBI and they said to file the report on one of their sister sites (can’t remember the name), and I didn’t. I don’t think anyone cares.

      I called UPS and THEY DID CARE. The first envelope never reached me, even tho the idiot in Nigera gave me a tracking number. So I called UPS and they researched the first envelope I never got and said it was re-routed to the authorities. They apparently are familiar with the return address, which was an Ace Hardware down in Arizona. I would call UPS.

      You would think these morons would change their m.o., meaning make it a different scenario and re-word the email, so that no one catches on.

    • I did reply to you. I don’t know why the administrators of this site deleted my reply. It did not contain anything offensive.

      Anyways, I was worried about that too, that they know my address. They are in Nigeria, according to someone’s post above. But they have associates here, obviously, waiting at the other Walmart to receive.

      I emailed Craigs List, who doesn’t care, because all they replied with was a canned response that explained how to avoid scams. Very helpful. I called the Elgin Police, who didn’t care because there was no crime committed that cost me a loss. I called the FBI, and they directed me to their sister organization (can’t remember the name) that takes reports of this type of thing, and directed me to their site to file a report I thought it would go nowhere, so I said, forget it.

      Then I called UPS, WHO REALLY DID CARE. They said the first letter I never received, where the scammer said it was delivered, was actually intercepted by authorities. So try UPS.

    • I was trying to sell my couch . someone trying to scam me .. Emma Watkins @ gmail .. Same exact wording and address of movers .. I decided to look up the Illinois address . which I’m glad . it made me find out .. Anyways I received a check for $3250.00 .. I was only selling couch for $200.00 .. I am going to my local police with this one .. I just wanted to sell my couch .. The check from Hawaii ??

  28. As soon as I saw the email come through from emma watkins claiming that she’d pay with a check, I knew it had to be a hoax. Thank god for message boards so that I could check to see if its legit or not.

  29. I also got scammed by this event. I’ve submitted a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Center. Can everyone that’s been scammed by this event send me an email at rc_eli87@yahoo.com.

    Thanks,
    Rob

  30. She operates by Emma Watkins as well. Got this email today. In my previous email, I decided to give her the name of a local FBI agent and the address of the FBI office in my town. The check is probably already delivered to them. Hopefully they investigate it.

    How are you doing today?Payment has been delivered through USPS today,Thanks for your honesty towards this transaction so far. Well, the overpayment is meant to cover the cost of shipment for the item alongside my other properties including tax and insurance plus the movers and agent fees.

    Please deposit the check today so that it clears by Tomorrow after the check has cleared,All you have to do is go the bank and have the rest of the money withdrawn in cash and have it sent to the movers information below via Money gram

    Name : Jessica Olson
    Address : 72 West Chicago Street
    City : Elgin
    state : IL
    Zip code : 60120

    Do let me know your schedule for the week regarding pickup as i have some other properties to be moved alongside the item. Please do act accordingly as agreed after deducting your money for the item, make the rest fund available to the movers via money gram at any of their outlet around you or check on http://www.moneygram. com {click find location} and check for their outlets around and get back to me with the transfer details below (as it appears on the receipt) so i can contact the movers for the pick-up at your location ….Deduct the money gram transfer charges from my fund also $50 for yourself (meant for any hassle or run around).

    1} Sender’s name and address
    2} Reference number which is the 8 digits reference on the Money gram receipt
    3} Actual amount sent after the fee had been deducted
    4} Scanned copy of the receipt or picture if possible

    Hope i can trust you with the overpayment? Your Honesty and transparency will be appreciated.

    Look forward to your email

  31. Just got this today. It’s a horrible how people get scammed.

    Hello,
    Thanks for getting back to me I will like to purchase your furniture but the only way i can pay you is through a Bank Certified Check which i will mail to you using USPS delivery

    To make sure that everything goes smoothly i would wait for the it to clear before the pickup is done, I will be responsible for the pickup and it will be done by the movers and their payment will be included in the check i mail to you and this is all due to my disability (am deaf) and it makes it hard for me deal with this and it makes the transaction better and quicker.

    I know you were not expecting this and I would have loved to come for the viewing but i cant I really want it and am offering an extra $50 for you to delete the posting to show i want it as i am just settling into my new house i want good deals to furnish the apartment i stay in.

    if you are okay with this please send me extra pictures and get back to me with the following

    Your Full name
    Your Physical address (as USPS does not deliver to P.o.boxes)

    I await your response . thank you and stay blessed

  32. Foks, apparently, you cannot reply on this site. The administrator of this site keeps deleting replies. That is why you are getting no replies.

  33. This just happened to me today. Received $3275 fake check drawn supposedly on the Bank of Hawaii, for a $500 purchase. The name being used is Emma Watkins. I replied to the last email that since she did not send certified funds as originally agreed, I would have to wait 7-10 days for the check to clear. If the check is found to be a fraud, the FBI will automatically be notified.

    Thanks to all for posting about this scam – you saved me a painful experience.

    Here is the text of the email scam:
    ————————————————————————————————————————-
    How are you doing today?Payment has been delivered through USPS today,Thanks for your honesty towards this transaction so far. Well, the overpayment is meant to cover the cost of shipment for the item alongside my other properties including tax and insurance plus the movers and agent fees.

    Please deposit the check today so that it clears by Tomorrow after the check has cleared,All you have to do is go the bank and have the rest of the money withdrawn in cash and have it sent to the movers information below via Money gram

    Name : Jessica Olson
    Address : 72 West Chicago Street
    City : Elgin
    state : IL
    Zip code : 60120

    Do let me know your schedule for the week regarding pickup as i have some other properties to be moved alongside the item. Please do act accordingly as agreed after deducting your money for the item, make the rest fund available to the movers via money gram at any of their outlet around you or check on http://www.moneygram. com {click find location} and check for their outlets around and get back to me with the transfer details below (as it appears on the receipt) so i can contact the movers for the pick-up at your location ….Deduct the money gram transfer charges from my fund also $50 for yourself (meant for any hassle or run around).

    1} Sender’s name and address
    2} Reference number which is the 8 digits reference on the Money gram receipt
    3} Actual amount sent after the fee had been deducted
    4} Scanned copy of the receipt or picture if possible

    Hope i can trust you with the overpayment? Your Honesty and transparency will be appreciated.

    Look forward to your email

  34. Got the exact same message, almost fell for it until I got a check from Hawaii for $3,295. The name being used is Carly Welch and Elizaberg Olson.

  35. I got the same message and was shocked when I received a check for $3,295. Used the same names Carly Welch and Elizabeth Olson. I googled the Bank on the check and found the address was incorrect and being asked to send a money gram was a red flag as well. This is without a doubt FRUAD. I plan to report this to Authorities. Beware of scammers, they seem to sadly be getting better at their craft.

  36. Her name is Deyci Delapaz. She is on all types of social media. She lives in Elgin, Illinois. She has 3 kids with different father’s…probably. she has fake eyebrows that look like a 3 year old drew them on.

    DEYCI IF YOU ARE READING THIS, YOU CANNOT HIDE. YOUR TROUBLES WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU!

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