Was selling a large furniture set (Also couches) on Craigslist. Was contacted from this number who introduced herself as Kelly Howard. We agreed on a price and said she mailed a priority cashier's check for the amount. After I received a check for $1950, $1450 over the amount of the furniture, I was told that the extra was for the movers and was instructed to pay them when arrived.
Immediately after the check was cashed, they changed their story and said the mover's wanted to be paid 1st before we could schedule the pickup. I figured I already had my money so they could handle it however they wanted. I was asked to do a cash transfer from Bank of America into the "Movers" account which was under the name Elizabeth L Adelekan (an account opened in Georgia), not a moving company. After the transaction, I mentioned to the buyer that it seemed fraudulent and that the mover's account might not be real since it was in Georgia. The response was incredibly sketchy as they strongly reassured that this was not a
I think it's a scam. Got a text from a person called Kelly Howard to buy a couch on craigslist. It's weird that she's never answered the phone when I call. She sent me a check which is way over my couch price and told me that the difference is for movers. The check is too much, so I started checking online. I'm sure that it's scam.
Posted couch set on Craig's List and a woman named Kelly Howard contacted me from 516-362-5291 to purchase the entire. She stated she would send a cashiers check for the amount of the set and to cover the cost of moving the furniture to NY. The total amount of the cashiers check was around $1900. It is currently 'On Hold' with my bank because it appears that the check has been altered. This is a scam.
Ashley Brooks called for my Victoria style couch (new) for sale. She sent me a check from HAMNI bank. cashier's check for $ 1920.50 for sales price of $450.00 I called her and asked for why so much, she said the left over was for packing and shipping and agent fees. I deposited the check and the bank said it was a fictitious and altered check. NOT real. Scam, I have reported to local police. I cost my $12.00 return check fee and lost business opportunity. I could have sold to someone else.
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