Victim Location 91381
Total money lost $550
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I just got scammed by this jerk this last Saturday, May 19th, 2018. He gave me a name of Christian Palmer, which is most likely fake. Used a cell phone number of 703-419-9047 which comes up out of Arlington Virginia. He also gave me a fake address of 111 Tempsford Lane, Richmond VA. I sent $550 via MoneyGram to him which was picked up within an hour of transfer at a Walmart on Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA. Once he picked up the money, he asked via text if I got an email from the shipping company confirming the details of the shipment of the miniature Siberian Husky.
I checked my email and it found it. I could tell it was a fake email as it was from a non-commercial email account, but a private Gmail account which is [email protected] They stated it was "URGENT" that I pay for a air-cargo carrier to ship the puppy to California which would cost $1300 or $1600 and said it would be 98% refundable upon receipt of the puppy.
After seeing that email, I called him out on his scam and he tried to guilt trip me into saying he is a scam when he isn’t. After that, he never responded to my texts nor a reply to that email address. Note of interest. I did speak to him briefly on the phone and he had a Filipino accent. I know as I deal with a lot of Filipino’s everyday.
When checking for the IP address to www.paradisesiberianhome.com it comes up with 10 different IP addresses. Also, after pinging the email address, it shows up as a Los Angeles location.