I was the victim of an attempted scam in the last few days. When I got a $3,000 check for paintings which totaled $250, I knew it was a scam. So disappointing.
The scammer used the name:
Debby Barnes [firstname.lastname@example.org] & [email@example.com]
Here is her original email:
Hope this message finds you well. I saw these creatives works on your web
site and i will like you to get back with more details if they are still
available for purchase.
Twins and Fawn.
I will appreciate an urgent reply.
She repeatedly ignored my requests to pay with paypal and the scam followed the steps outlined in your description exactly. She was in London for a few days but she and her husband were moving from New Jersey to Johannesburg. Her husband would send me a check and a moving company would arrange to pick up the pieces.
I almost fell for it. As of now, they still think i have. If it hadn't been for the warnings you posted, i would have just thought it was fishy but not been sure it was a scam.
Thank you so much for this.