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Old 10-16-2020, 01:49 PM
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Admin, today I received a text for an item I was selling asking for me to remove the item and they would send me a certified bank check after I gave them my information. Of course I knew this was not real but wanted to bring attention to it. The phone number they texted me from was 773-741-1933.
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Old 10-16-2020, 03:47 PM
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I would assume that if the scammer did NOT post on this forum but only sent you a text as you wrote in your post to your phone there isn't much an admin could do. Good catch though, that's a common scam going around for years. Glad you picked up on it.
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Old 10-16-2020, 05:59 PM
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Got the same text about something I had to sell. Told them cash or no sale New it was a scam when the certified check bs came up
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Old 10-16-2020, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cmj1210 View Post
Admin, today I received a text for an item I was selling asking for me to remove the item and they would send me a certified bank check after I gave them my information. Of course I knew this was not real but wanted to bring attention to it. The phone number they texted me from was 773-741-1933.
That’s the exact # I received a text from. I played along a little until I was positive it was a scam. My item was substantial, I was somewhat prepared for the scam. He insisted to send me a bank draft for the full price, for which he did. Prior to my receiving his “bank draft”, he notified me that his secretary had mistakenly included the shipping cost. Once I received the check, I was told to deposit it in my account, then send a check to him for the overage. What a deal...he buys my item sight unseen, pays full price, plus shipping cost. What could possibly go wrong?
They wanted my account information that would be stamped on the check and/or get my account information on the check for the overage.
The two weeks later, I received a text message with exactly the same verbiage, from a different #.
DON’T GET SUCKED IN!!
I hope many read this and become suspicious immediately.
PS. The other phone #’s are:
773-644-5103
607-930-4556

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