Catherine Dyer
Complaint 284341 Details

  • Date Occurred: 11/01/2013
  • Reported Damages: $20.00
  • Username: cathydyer101
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Location: marine engineer out at sea she said

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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I tried selling a truck on Craigslist she tried buying it sending the money through PayPal. It was weird though she sent me anextra $600 for pickup fee for picking the truck up then she wanted me to send the$600 through Western Union to an agent in springfield Illinois. It all seemed very weird to me so I just stopped contacting her. I come to find out I look on this site and someone else has had a complaint about the same woman. WATCH OUT FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SEND YOU MORE MONEY THAN WHAT YOUR ASKING FOR.

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  • Baumifer
  • Baumifer SBID #2988a7c66a
  • Posted 11/02/2013
  • This almost happened to me on Craig's List too. I forget the name they used, but they wanted to send me a check with several hundred extra for my 'troubles' or whatever. The scam they pull is sending you this 'windfall' of extra money, you keep it spend it. The bank calls you up to say "sorry the money is not available" and you are out out the money, bank fees, and possibly the item you sold (at least you still have your car!!).

    I knew it was a scam too. I even emailed whomever tried to pull one over on me a semi-nasty letter stating that I work hard for what I have in my life, why not try that for a change rather than stealing from others? I may have been a bit more lively with my words, but you understand. I believe that you may be protected with PayPal, however I would be very careful before using that money. For several reasons-- you did not complete the agreed transaction (selling the car), they over paid a large sum for no reason (they can come back at you saying it was a clerical or typing error), you do not want to end up in court over this. Your best move is to simply PayPal the transaction right back to them and be done with it.

    Check the internet for similar transaction scams where people were sent several hundreds extra for an item they sold on Craig's List. Many people were so happy to have the extra $$$, they did not think twice about it. Then the bank notices come in... Learning experience, the expensive kind.

    Good luck. I wish you the best. It is too bad that you cannot trust many people in this day and age. It has become a sad world. Try to stay positive!
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  • Beau
  • Beau SBID #d0b1c8420b
  • Posted 11/02/2013
  • Crazy it is. I never accepted any money from the person. The money she said she sent to my paypal did not make it into my account. I requested a certain amount of money from this person through PayPal as an invoice and when she tried to send me too much paypal put a hold on the money.
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  • Baumifer
  • Baumifer SBID #96150eadfc
  • Posted 11/04/2013
  • I am glad that everything worked out for you after all. Do not give up. Not everyone that shops on Craig's List is a lying, thieving crook! ;-) Good luck selling your car!
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  • Complaint Against Catherine Dyer
  • Complaints Filed: 3
  • Reported Damages: $1,870.00
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