Victim Location 48895
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
Had a listing on Craigslist for a Garland commercial range $300. Received email via Craiglist from a Jonathan Moss saying he was buying it and would mail me a check. I emailed back that it was cash-only or check on a local bank. Received text from 618-230-4211 (a Chicago-area number) asking to confirm my number (I didn’t). Several days ago received another text from 618-230-4211 saying a certified check had been mailed, and gave me the USPS tracking number. Check arrived yesterday via Priority Mail Express 2-Day from Makovsky & Co, 575 Lexington Ave, New York NY 10022. Check is for $1280, drawn on Citibank, NA, One Penn’s Way, New Castle DE 19720, Steve Evans remitter. Routing numbers at bottom of check are 114077755, 031100209, and 38762924. Received another text saying they had confirmed I received the check and I should deposit it the same day. Check not deposited. Mail fraud report filed with Postal Inspector, FBI’s ic3.gov site, and local police. Have a block on the phone number. I did not respond to any of the texts.