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PPS S.
10/3/2014
Member of SeattleIndian.com
City: bellevue
hello all.. recently I posted an add for selling a furniture item on this website. A buyer called himself John Frank offered to buy that. He was not local and mentioned he is relocating to Washington state.. And he thus build a false story that he wants to furnish his apartment before coming.. so a pick up guy will come to take the furniture.. and the catch was he was not interested to see the furniture for himself.. he forced me to take the payment by check, which I obviously refused. ever since he is troubling me on sms that he has already delivered the check and make sure I deposit it my account.. silly me.. I fell for his trick in the beginning and shared my address.. so he is now threatening that I must deposit the check and give him the furniture. I reported to police.. thankfully I was alarmed at right time...The police said these people are targeting Indians coz they are well to do.. and they are mostly overseas.. and can not be caught.. I have been hearing of craigs list scam.. but these scammers are now looking for innocent sellers on Indian websites too... So please be aware.. thanks.. hope this helps

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Vijay S.
1/26/2016
Member of SeattleIndian.com
I just checked with this after getting duped. Is there a way I can do something. the check I got has a name and address. After I transferred the money it got bounced. (530) 645-2517 . This time user was with name Vidya Patel patelvidy1983###### - Login To See Contact Information


ROhit K.
1/10/2016
Member of SeattleIndian.com
City: Bellevue
Got response from (530) 645-2517 . This time user was with name Vidya Patel patelvidy1983###### - Login To See Contact Information


rashami r.
5/3/2015
Member of SeattleIndian.com
City: kirkland
I also had same experience , same person but diff. issue.... same phone number (424) 653 6630...but named was Anthony.....he wanted a nanny for his baby...but he didnt even care to see my place. It is very important for babysitting. He was just interested and forced me to give my full name and address. He was saying....he wants my address to receive a check from his company and then after he will pay me in cash. I was strange that I was constant telling him to come at my place first and then decide for taking care of his baby or not . But he is not interested to see the place or meet me. that I felt so okward. He was telling the story that he will move from L.A. . I asked more details then he gave me address of Texas. On Email he was saying he is going to move to LA and over the phone he was telling he coming from LA to Seattle. I asked about his apartment in Seattle then he gave me address of Texas. It felt scam to me and I stopped conversation with him. Beware Indians Please be careful before give your address and name to any strangers. thx


shwetha k.
5/1/2015
Member of SeattleIndian.com
City: Seattle
Had Similar experience.. I posted sublease advertisement in STL craigslist, Person mailed and told she is interested in subleasing the apt she is currently in europe so cant come and check apartment, She will send cheque for two month rent, two days later I received cheque, and I noticed it is fake cheque, another guy called saying he is her manager(victoriawitman148###### - Login To See Contact Information


Mazhar s.
5/1/2015
Member of SeattleIndian.com
City: SFO
Looks like this is scammer, he is trying to buy items for the online posted items( house moving items sale), try to contact to buy items without any negotiation price, he will send invalid check (printed one), try to force you deposit, so that pickup guys will pick up from your home, he smartly add movers price to pay to the movers from that check.In general the check clearance took place anywhere between 10 to 2 months.. please do not fall into this scam.. he use jeffschum11###### - Login To See Contact Information


Arnab G.
12/19/2014
Member of PortlandIndian.com
City: Waukesha
Looks like scamIn response to my advertisement.I am interested but i am currently in Mexico for my project ill be arriving soon i am also working on my flight arrangement and securing a job so you can imagine how hectic it is for me right now .My phone number is (530) 645-2517 since im out of town you cant reach me due to bad network coverage....I can only receive text for now.I want to secure the place upon my arrival.A check will be sent to cover the rent in which you will deduct the rent and the balance will be remitted to my Travelers Agent as regards of my flight schedule to be arranged immediately i am sure i can trust you?it is a way of helping me due to my hectic schedule so to make it easier let me have your full name and address to ensure the check to cover the rent and other expenses is sent to secure the place.Email : kamibasina###### - Login To See Contact Information


PPS S.
10/6/2014
Member of SeattleIndian.com
City: bellevue
Hi, the scammer didnt contacted me through email. He mentioned his name John Frank, and his telephone number 424 653 6630. He didnt reply on community ad. He directly called. My phone number was mentioned In ad description.


Navita B.
10/3/2014
Member of LAIndian.com
City: Seattle
Sorry to hear about the issue. Considering the fraud that happens online, we have posted warnings on our classifieds section. Can you please send us an email that you received from this person so that we can block this person from contacting anyone else.

 
 
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