Victim Location 38115
Type of a scam Phishing
Scammer called to make offer on home that is not for sale. Contact information was gathered from public records. Scammer claimed to be able to make an offer over the phone in ten minutes if I would provide personal information. Scammer only provides his first name. Never the name of his business. Additionally, the call back number is never the same as the number used to place the call.
Victim Location 53209
Type of a scam Rental
My husband and I are looking for a 2 bedroom single family home. We decided to go on Craigslist for rental property. Found a place on 53rd street in Milwaukee. Contacted the person via email and phone. I left a message and this person contacted me back alledging to be the owner of the property. Claiming to be out of town due to job transfer. When asked when can we see the property or meet he said he can’t.
Type of a scam Other
This morning I found a hand written note , red ink on yellow paper. The person said” Hey, this is Mike. I want to buy your house. I’ll swing by later to chat. Call me! “. He left a phone number 204-881-5686. I found it quite disturbing as he said he would come back to my house later. A friend of mine traced the number through a link for un known numbers. It turns out that this is a house flipping scam. It’s been going on in my city for at least a year. The note was not hand written, but a very convincing photocopy.
Total money lost $35
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Hello, My name is *** ***. I have a motorhome for sale on various selling sites. I’ve had several phone calls from individuals saying they will pay me full asking price as long as i pay them thru paypal and then ask for my paypal info. they say they are off shore working on an oil rig and get get back to inspect the motorhome and are prepared to buy it site unseen!!
I also had a call yesterday from a guy calling himself Mike (his number is 1-773-830-1978) telling me he runs an auction and has buyers waiting to buy my motorhome for more than asking price. He wants $1000.00 up front. When i said no he reduced his fees to $500.00. I told him i would sign an agreement to pay him $10,000.00 once deal was completed and I had money in my account. He refused and got very upset. He said to me do you think i am a liar and i said yes and that he was scamming people out of their hard earned money. He said a few choice words and hung the phone up. I never tried phoning his number. He also told me he was working with an online auction called EBID.NET which I tried to start up an account and put my motorhome up for auction. They charged $35.00 to my visa. Once i completed my add i could not access my account anymore. EBID now asked me for more security info as they called it. They wanted me to send a copy of my passport, driver’s license, bank account etc etc. i did not give them anything! I believe i got ripped off for the $35.00. I am not sure if Ebid .net is part of the scam or this Mike Guy is just using their name and website to try to get personal info. I have another email from Ebid.Net if you wish to read it.
i also have had two other text messages from people asking if we still have motorhome for sale? if so please email my wife *** at so and so email address. The other text said to email to my wife *** at so and so email address. I didn’t answer either one.