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Hi, My husband was just scammed $3000 on offer up. They posted a car for $2000 and sent a fake Amazon Payment logo claiming that the payment will be done thru Amazon Payments.

The person then called and instructed him to go to Walmart and pay to Andrew Solomon in Georgia. After he sent the payment, they said the shipment was on the way. The next day, they sent another email saying another $1000 was needed for insurance. My husband sent the $1000 through Money Gram.

After the money was picked up all phone calls went unanswered. We reported it to Offer up and our local police and so far no one has done anything about it.

Product or Service Mentioned: Offerup Marketplace.

Reason of review: Scammed.

Monetary Loss: $3000.

Preferred solution: Full refund.

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I was about to do the same thing as you except the military woman wanted this process to be done through eBay that she is a member on EBay and wanted the transaction to be dealt with through there. I thought it seems legit she gave me there number to call and ask questions to the eBay people if I needed to.

That really sucks though about you guy so wasting all that money for nothing. Maybe y'all should try to get a refund through amazon?


So you are *** - not offerup


There are scam possibilities EVERYWHERE in every field. You just need to use your common sense.

IMO it was stoopid to send money for a vehicle before even seeing it in person. The scammer saw this 'buyer' as an easy target and extracted an ADDITIONAL $1.000. from him for a product that didn't even exist.

Keep the $4,000 lesson & learn from it ... or be destined to repeat it.


Unfortunate. OfferUp is a LOCAL platform for LOCAL sales only.

If anybody request wired payments it is a scam.

Western Union and Moneygram also warns about sending money to strangers when sending. There is no way to get your money back.


Seriously? There are scammers everywhere and you should KNOW better than to "SEND" money to anyone for a CAR!

Especially without seeing it first hand. I'm sorry but not sorry.

That's just dumb. Use your brain next time!


That is one of the biggest scams that happens to many people on these local apps from cars to homes for rent. I was almost had but when anyone says wire me the money or pay here or go thru eBay link and pay it's a definite scam.

They directed me to send to a Walmart so I told them the Walmart location where the money would be sent instead the address was a lpolice station in the vicinity of the Walmart .

Never heard from them or was bothered again.

Another example is the ones who pose as military service members relocating and need to sell car truck motorcycles homes etc.

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