[email protected]
Complaint 188846 Details

  • Date Occurred: 12/08/2014
  • Reported Damages: $2,789.98
  • Username: Mark Onbaum/Greg Clement
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Location: New York,NY
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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

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We received an email from [email protected] regarding the couch for sale we posted in craigslist, and that he is deaf, only text/email for communication and that he will send money through certified check in the mail. As we continue the communication, he started emailing me with this new email address [email protected] and that his name is Mark Ornbaum. As we kept exchanging messages, we noticed that his grammar is not very good for a business man. And he never provided any of his information when we asked him for it. Here's what he wanted us to do: He will send a certified check, plus extra money for the hassle we have to deal with the shipping driver and pay him also. We have lost our interest in this one, since we noticed too many red flags and too good to be true. We stopped responding, and he kept sending messages every week. So here is his last email he sent to us:

Good News,The payment will be delivered early today possible before
2:00 PM ... If should be any delay with its delivery please call the
FedEx at 800(463-3339)** to find out the where about of the payment
....i might not have gotten your street address,please provide that
to make sure the payment is delivered promptly today.Once it as been
delivered Kindly take the check to your nearest Bank and have it
cashed instantly or deposit it into your Bank account and then
withdrawn the shipping funds immediately.You will deduct the cost of
the purchase from that..and also deduct $100 that is to cover the cost
of your running around and then have rest of funds wired to my mover
so that they can be able to make the trip over there for the pick up
around later today.Here is the mover information to send the money to
via Western Union/Money Gram Money Transfer.

Receiver Name: ........ Chelsea Yrlas
Address ............... 1619 Birney St
Saginaw, MI 48602

As soon as you have everything done,I will need the details of the
transfer once you have sent fund . . .

2.Sender's name and address used in sending the money
3.Actual amount sent.

Please deduct the transfer charges from the amount you want to send
to the shipper Don't forget to send me the map quest to your location
for easy passage to the shipper.Go to Western Union OR Money Gram with
cash to make the transfer. I will await your response. Kindly locate
a Western Union store close to your address from their website


*FedEx # 045117515027774 **For delivery confirmation....you can reach
FedEx at 800(463-3339)

We received the "fake check" with a copied signature from a guy named Greg Clement, and the check is from FXDD,LLC 75 Park Place. 4th Floor New York,New York. and he wants us to wire the money to MICHIGAN.
We are selling the couch for $600, but we received a check for $2,789.98.

We are keeping the check for evidence as we are submitting a fraud complaint to the government.

This is how the scam works:
1. He sends you a certified check for a good amount.
2.He will rush you to wire the money to him as soon as possible.
3. Of course, when you go to the bank, the check will go through and think you will get the money, so you will believe that its for real.
4. He will then ask you to wire the money to him.
5. When he gets the money, you will receive a call from your bank that the check is bad/declined. Because as your wiring the money(Western Union/Money Gram)He is closing the account, if it is even good.
6. So you will loose the money you sent.
7. Or the check can be bad, and when your cash it in to your bank, you will have to pay a bounce check fee.

Beware, don't be fooled by this scam. We've also seen this similar scam on CNBC.

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