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Complaint 79860 Details

  • Date Occurred: 02/25/2012
  • Reported Damages: $4,900.00
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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

International boundaries

My husband and I were trying to rent out our timeshare when this person contacted us saying she was interested and would send a certified check. We recieved a check that was more than what was owed and an email (shown below). In the email below, some of the information that was talked about was not consistent with what we had discussed in earlier emails and all of a sudden the person is a male instead of a female. The email made us suspicious and so we did some research and realized that it was a scam, in which we did not cash any check but only our time was wasted and we need to start over to rent our timeshare. I wanted to report this because I want other people to be aware of this scam so they do not become victims. Here is the last email that was sent to us.

Hello,

Thanks for the swift e-mail and the honesty in this transaction and
for your being patience with us for the booking of the unit for our
honeymoon, My wife just got through Fedex tracking number of the
payment sent to you.... Here is the Fedex tracking number to prove
(793268333649) As soon as you confirm the payment received...I will
like you to deduct your money for the deposit of the cottage and don't
forget to deduct the $100 am compensating you for the stress /running
around i promised you. then you will wire the rest funds to our
traveling agent in the state through Money Gram Transfer or western
union money transfer to process our flight documents for our trip.

Here is the information that you will be sending the remaining funds
to via Western Union or Money Gram..

Reciever's Name..... Debra Lynette Clift
Address.......... 14 Victoria Drive
City......... Sandwich
State.........IL
Zip Code........60548


As soon as you get the funds wire to the traveling agent you need
to get back to me with the Money Gram or western union money transfer
information's used in sending the money so that i will get back to you
with our further arrangement and time we are arriving to the unit
address. Get back to me with the following Money Gram info as soon as
you are done with the Money Gram
The Full Sender's Name And Address.
The Money Gram Reference or western union money transfer control
number (10digit )
And The Actual Amount Sent After The Money Gram or western union money
transfer Fee is deducted.Thanks for your time and get back to us as
soon as possible. my regard to you Family and a great week Ahead.
Regards

--
Mitchell Erin
Fluid Research Corporation
15775 Gateway Cir
Tustin, CA 92780
+1617-777-8765

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