Complaint 207870 Details
- Date Occurred: 02/01/2013
- Reported Damages: $0.00
- Username: Lara Johnson
- Email: email@example.com
- Location: They don't say
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
This person claiming to be Lara Johnson sent me an email from Craiglist under the email of firstname.lastname@example.org stating to be someone in the military and interested in a drafting table I have. They asked me to send extra pics and she was very interested. Later after sending pics she said she was happy and wanted it and was going to have someone come by and pick it up. The email they gave was this below.
The secrecy of their attitude made me think before I do any transaction to punch in their email online and sure enough, they're a scammer. I have not been taken for any money and the funny part is, I told this (Inappropriate Content Removed) I work for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Anyway, I'm just going to stop corresponding to them. They're fake. Here's their email below.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: DRAFTING TABLE BY HAMILTON - $1500 (Ellicott City)
From: Lara Johnson <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, February 01, 2013 7:03 am
"Thanks for your response, its a pity I am not around to view and inspect due to the nature of my job, I am in the United States Army and serve as a CBRN Specialist (74D). I am buying this as a gift although I cant present it myself as I have just been redeployed. We are not allowed to make or receive calls frequently for security reasons but we have access to the internet and that is our major means of communication to the outside world. I am OK with your asking price and if you dont mind, I can only pay through PayPal at the moment be cause its the most secure way to make or receive payment online this is why I'll prefer using PayPal to pay you, all I need is your PayPal email to make the payment and if you don't have a PayPal account, its pretty easy and secure to set up at www.paypal.com.
Can I see a few closely taken pictures?
I hope you consider my offer because I am ready to buy, so you can take the add off craigslist. I'll have a hauler come for pick up after I make payment and money is in your hand. Thanks for understanding, hope to read from you soon.
"Thanks for the pictures i have taken a good look at them and i am satisfied. For record purposes please send an invoice from your paypal account to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can make payment. Regards
- Anonymous SBID #cdcbfcbfa8
- Posted 02/05/2013
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Business Profile Summary
- Complaint Against Lara Johnson
- Complaints Filed: 9
- Reported Damages: $5,695.00
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