Complaint 124438 Details
- Date Occurred: 06/07/2012
- Reported Damages: $1,896.00
The complaint is against an online dating profile
The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity
The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity
The company or person contact no longer exists
I was not too long ago involved in a accident which happened on 05/10/2012 and I had worked very hard to resolve things and receive care for it. While I was doing this, I found a car on Craigslist in which I have details on and I contacted the seller of the car (through email of her personal choice listed on her Ad email@example.com) her name was Mary Watson. It was a 2006 Nissan Altima SE-R priced at $1,850 dollars and the details on it was kinda too good to be true but I stupidly bought into it because I was stressed and I needed a good car badly. We stayed in touch about the car and I kept her updated on my status on receiving the funds to buy it. She then had eBay send me an email on details about making a payment to purchase the car (turned out being an imposter of eBay). From this day forward she was waiting on me to send the money to her and to tell her as soon as I did it so she could start the shipping of the car. I just received my money as direct deposit through my bank (The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia). After I knew it was in my bank account I went to the Western Union in Meridian, MS and sent the money to the address listed on the eBay email (His name was Charles Ragan Address: 3209 W Kathleen St. Tampa, FL 33607-1837). After waiting two days in which the car was said to make it to me it never came. I got really worried, started looking up things as far as being scammed (found a page on eBay about watching out for scams), called in to Ebay Customer support on this and then I found out I was really the victim that Ebay was warning customers about (Fake email messages from them about eBay Total Protection). Then The Representative told me to call Western Union to see if the funds was still there. He said,"I could be able to get my money back before the person took it". I called Western Union gave them the details they needed to track down the money on the receipt and they told me this person picked up the money (With an ID) around 7pm that night of 6/7/12. ( I should have expected that because I keep them updated) So he gave me his number (I don't remember his name but it was (1-800-448-1492) and he expressed how these people was making a bad name out of their business and then told me to contact my local police. I contacted the police (911) of Kemper County Mississippi twice and no one got back with me but the person that answered the second time told me he gave my information to a detective and he suppose to followed up with me and remind him about it. He then said that the detective heard about these kind of cases happening to other people from the same site of Craigslist. After that he told me, once the money has gone through Western Union its not much we can do to get your money back ( In which I felt so devastated that I lost my first car to an accident and worked very hard to get my money from it just to get scammed) So this is when I found this site and I'm praying and hoping somebody can help me in my time of need.
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Business Profile Summary
- Complaint Against Craigslist.com
- Complaints Filed: 288
- Reported Damages: $1,699,737.51
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