Offerup - Don't accept cashier checks for merchandise IT IS A SCAM!!!!
I had some jewelry for sale on offer up, somewhat expensive.I was contacted on the site by someone who said someone else was very interested and wanted to email me off site.
This was my 1st time using offer up so my awareness of the rules was lacking. #1 FOLLOW THE RULES OFFER UP PROVIDES. THEY PROTECT YOU. This person says her name Debora Gregary, offered me an an extra 100.00 to *** site and would send me a cashier check.
Then comes back to say the check would be for more then amount agreed upon to cover expenses of her "person" picking up and shipping items to her. At this point she has my name and address and I feel sick to my stomach for some reason. Luckily my son is a financial CEO for a large company so I mention it to him and he says its a scam Mom, don't do it and report it. I emailed the person and said the deal is off and lose my information.
2 weeks go by and today I receive by priority mail a cashier check for 2550.00. That is 10 times more than the item I was selling. I decide to call the bank it was drawn on, doesn't even exist! The scary thing is my bank would have held it for 2 days and funds would have been available to me, but it could have taken 2 WEEKS TO FIND OUT IT HAD NO BANK TO BE DRAWN FROM leaving me with the funds due.
Thanks to my son and intuition of something being TO GOOD TO BE TRUE it did not go that far. BUYER BEWARE AND INFORMED.
IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE THAN IT IS!And if you get scammed tell people about it.
This reviewer shared experience about "scam not involving offerup specifically, but a buyer" and wants this business to read this review and look into the issue (if any). This person is overall dissatisfied with Offerup. The most disappointing about offerup offerup buy sell offer up mobile application at Offerup was not being able to turn off notifcations and fake buyers not looking for buying used , but reviewer liked quick sell and great deals. Reviewer wants customer support to reach our to him or her ASAP for further discussion of this matter.
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