Walter – Jun 19, 2020
Victim Location 98104
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order
I posted a table for sale on Craigslist. The individual who went by Sherry emailed to say she was interested. She said she’d send a cashier’s check and asked for my mailing address and phone number. I didn’t hear from her for several days but she then insisted the check was on its way. She dodged all questions I asked about shipping arrangements, etc. for the table. She then said her husband would text me (Jeff). Jeff texted me to say a check was on its way and provided a tracking number. He originally said Lily was his wife and when I asked who Lily was he said Lily sometimes went by Sherry. Both Sherry and Jeff insisted that I take a picture of the check as soon as I received it, send it to them, and then deposit the check into my account. I received two separate checks in the mail on the same day via two separate parcels. One of them matched the tracking number he provided. Both checks were for amounts far in excess of the list price of the table I was selling. The one that matched the tracking number provided was mailed from this address: Metafin Supply Company, 26575 W Commerce Dr Unit 504, Volo, IL 60073. The phone number on the parcel is as follows: 847-740-1509. The check is from Garden Sport Hardware, Inc. at 118 E Washington Street, P.O. Box 217, La Grange, NC 28551. It’s drawn on Union Bank. The second check was mailed from Mare Island Dry Dock LLC, 1180 Nimitz Ave, Vallejo CA 94592. It’s drawn on Community National Bank from the account of Midland College at 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, Texas 79705. I called Community National Bank and Midland College and both confirmed that this check was fraudulent.