Complaint 131 Details

  • Date Occurred: 06/02/2013
  • Reported Damages: $500.00
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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

I found a tv for sale for $500 on Craig's List. I emailed the seller and she responded that she just recently moved to Vancouver Canada. She wanted to use a company called Parcel2Go to ship the tv. She said she would pay the shipping. This company was supposed to ship the tv after I sent the payment via Western Union transfer, and the seller was not supposed to be payed until I had the tv and inspected it for 5 days to make sure nothing was wrong with it. It sounded like a safe transaction. So I made the payment. I even got an "invoice" once the payment was received. But supposedly the tv was supposed to arrive yesterday. I have still not received the tv and found many similar stories on scam blogs. Now I am feeling very stupid that I did not research enough before sending the money. I am out $500 now and have nothing to show for it.

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  • Jen
  • Jen SBID #N/A
  • Posted 06/22/2013
  • I am in the same boat as you. However, I haven't make the payment yet. I google about this scam and come across your story. Thanks for warning us out. Lesson learn: if anything too good to be true, have to take a look twice. There's no such thing as free lunch. How do you report the scammer to authority officer?
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