Victim Location 46176
Total money lost $20
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Found offer on craiglist/Terre Haute, IN, for 2002 Newmar Dutch Star RV. Maria Grey explained she "won it" in divorce from her x-husband and couldn’t use it. Selling for $18,000. Emailed seller to ask for details and photos of rig. Maria responded with details, lots of amazing photos, and explanation that she was now in Witchita, KS, living with her parents. She said she planned to sell the RV on eBay. It had been readied for shipping and was now in eBay warehouse in Witchita. Per her instruction we emailed our name and contact info so eBay rep could contact us. The eBay rep identified herself on the phone as Jessica ("For any questions contact eBay Support Department: (866) 386-8525 / (408) 600-1458") and explained how the RV would be shipped to us in Indiana for a no-obligation 5-day inspection. We were sent an address (United Community Bank 214 N Main Street, Hiawassee, Georgia, 30546; Owner Name: Cheryl J. Stack; Owner Address: 5100 South . Norcross, Georgia, 30092 United States; Account Number: 2102278781Routing number: 061112843) to which we were to wire half the money ($9,000) to be held in account. If we decided not to purchase the rig, our money would be refunded. If we liked it, we could then send the additional $9k.
A day later we got a call from Jessica apologizing and saying there had been an error or problem with the account we’d been given. Could we resend the money to a new account which she would email us asap. We waited to make sure our original $9k got back in our account. We were then notified by our credit union that our money wire/transfer was halted due to suspected faud. Got a new address from eBay Jessica (Chase Bank 7206 E. Wampum Way, Carefree, AZ 85377, United States; Owner Name: Rocco R. Romano; Owner Address: 4047 E. Woodstock Road, Cave Creek, AZ, 85331, United States; Account Number: 2998356980; Routing number: 122100024). We now understand we were nearly scammed.