Victim Location 90504
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
I placed an offer on OfferUp app. Someone responded but asked me to contact him at above email address (not on the OfferUp app). He told me he wanted the item but was moving out of town. He sent a "cashier’s check" for $1,000 more than the item and asked me to pay the moving company when they came to pick up the item. They were hoping I would agree to pay their moving company before finding out the check was not valid. Then I would have been out over $1,000. I live in CA, they sent the check from VA, and the credit union where the check was written was in NE! Thankfully the bank was suspicious and notified me the check was a forgery before I contacted the scammer. I should have been suspicious the minute they directed me away from the OfferUp site.