This happened to me :( and I was *** enough not to figure it out before it was too late. I was selling my old iPhone 6 for $270 and got a message from an interested buyer and gave me an email to contact them. I contacted them and their email response looked exactly like this one. They offered $50 for me to save the phone for them. I agreed to receive a check and was VERY *** to give them my home address for them to send the check, and when I received it, it was a check for $1,640. I was really scared and didn't know what to do with all this money and contacted them. At this point, they had been texting me from 4 different phone numbers (saying it was the husband, the secretary, etc). They told me to cash out the check and when their shipper came to pick up the phone, to keep my $320 and give them the rest of the money with the phone. It was sketchy for me but they said that the shipper was helping them with things for their wedding and they had to pay him $1,320.
I deposited the check and it cleared the next day and I could see the money in my account, therefore I didn't think I was being scammed. Then they wanted me to send the money through MoneyGram because the shipper needed it as soon as possible to proceed (as mentioned previously, all of this is through different numbers). I went to a CVS to send the money and I did. Then they started texting me that there was a problem and to cancel the transaction, but it had already been cashed out and nothing could be done. I talked to them by phone and they told me that they were being scammed and that I sent the money to the wrong person. Now I don't know what is going to happen. I still have my $320 and my phone... I don't know if the check can still bounce back, I am not from US and I feel very *** and bad right now. Has this happened to anyone? I want to know what will happen.
If youre going to sell on this app, please only accept to meet in person in a public place and only accept cash payments to avoid all this stress and this very uncomfortable situation.
Product or Service Mentioned: Offerup Profile.
Reason of review: I WAS SCAMMED.
Monetary Loss: $1640.